Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The day before Thanksgiving, we had family pictures taken out in my mom's field. Jordan's friend, Mindy Gale, and her sister have started a photography business. Take a look. There are several shots I really like that I will be getting printed, but I really need a 11 x 14 for an frame that's been hanging on the wall empty for far too long. My main concern was that it had to be a landscape shot because that is how the frame is hung. The shots with all five of us all have something wrong with them but all have great things as well. I know, you can't expect five people to all look good at the same time. Anyway, I'm posting the ones I like the best and letting you all help me decide. Please be honest in your comments. I'm not putting them in any particular order so you won't know which one I'm leaning towards. All but the second picture also have a sepia version so you can try to picture that. Try clicking on the picture to see it bigger. I don't know if that will work or not, but ... Please comment on which one you like best and why. Thanks for your input.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
This year I bought a new artificial pre-lit tree that has both multi-colored and white lights. It was a beast to put together. So heavy. But I love not putting on the lights. That alone makes this a worthwhile purchase. Plus, the remote control is fantastic. The tree even revolves, but I can't see myself ever using that feature. That would mean I would have to decorate that side that's up against the wall. Jeez. After I finally got the tree up and plugged in, I noticed a three-foot section where the white lights did not come on. (Grit my teeth and try not to swear) Finally, after moving the wires around, they came on. Brand new tree and there seems to be a short in the wiring. A few days later, I finally put on some decorations. This year, I went with my Santa theme; and I'm quite pleased with the whole thing. I'm posting some pictures, but the flash fades out the lights making the tree not as pretty. I did take a couple without a flash. See what you think.
Friday, December 04, 2009
1 - 6. I took the week off to clean the house and get ready for my Thanksgiving guests. It was a great opportunity to get rid of some stuff to take to DI and send other stuff to the dump. I also got to start my temple shift when everyone else does. I usually go at 5:30 pm but the shift actually starts at 3:00. I was still late for the prayer meeting but did get to see all the sisters who work on that shift. Sometimes, you get so busy that you go a whole evening and not see someone.
9. I had my first telephone call with my new boss. He is quite different than other supervisors I've had and very different from the one just previous. I sense I am really going to have to kick it in gear. Since we've been moved into a new district, I also have to get used to the way things are down in a more urban market.
11. Veteran's Day. The bank gave us a paid holiday this year. I t was nice to just sit in the house and enjoy it being clean.
20. I drove to Moab with two co-workers for Don Cook's retirement party. He was my supervisor for just about six months, but I really grew to appreciate him. It was good to see some faces from the Southern Utah division. I've worked with some of these people my whole career and will miss them.
24. I had my first goal setting session with new boss. It was grueling, but I can see where I can really improve my performance and help my employees do the same. There is a lot to be learned. I wish I wasn't so old and tired.