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We live next to a retirement community. We work in a retirement community. Our children are part of the statistics of number of births in a retirement community. But we're not retired!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Fish of Chang


These are our two fish, Max (on the left) and Waffle. They came to the House of Chang soon after the demise of their older brother, Roscoe. Waffle gets his name from the same place as Roscoe - Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. There is also a Gilmore Girls reference here (coincidence, I think not). Max's home is a wine decanter (that is stopped, of course). Waffle has an eccentric name and not so eccentric living quarters. These are the Fish of Chang.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Weekend in Sedona

This was a rainbow we saw coming back from a lookout in Sedona.
It really was very pretty - the camera doesn't do it justice.
The "bird" is really a kite-like thing attached to a pole at a restaurant.

Mark at the beginning of the trail that we hiked.
We actually went all the way up to the top of Doe Mountain(behind him).
Not bad for a couple of non-hikers.
The weekend was lots of fun. We spent the night at a nice bed and breakfast (no forced mingling or group meals...very nice). We went hiking on a trail that we didn't mean to be on, but it ended up being nice and not crowded. The other trail we were originally going to go on ended at a "Vortex." It was a little New Age-y for us, but overall a beautiful place! We give it 4 stars.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Gilmore Girls and Tiaras

I have to confess that I have spent hours watching Gilmore Girls this weekend. I am addicted to the show and actually borrowed the 1st season on DVD from the library. (Yes, we borrow movies from the library...we're, well, frugal. But that's another blog for another time.) I have found that I actually had missed one or two episodes, but overall I think I've seen almost all of them. Mark denies that he likes the show. I guess I'll have to accept that. The sad thing about this is that Chloe is not as interested in Gilmore Girls as I am. She has proceeded to paw at my arms and legs over and over to get my attention away from the television and focused on her. It has earned her a couple of trips to her crate.
The good news in all of this is that I have gotten other things accomplished during the weekend. Because I've seen most of the episodes, I've been able to read, study, cook, etc., during the Gilmore Girls marathon. Yea for multi-tasking! Plus, it's a lot of dialogue, so not actually watching and just listening you still get most of it.
I have also been wearing a tiara all weekend. I went to a women's night at church with some friends and we were presented with tiaras. What's a girl to do but wear it all weekend? I did take the tiara off to mow the lawn. And I can't sleep with it on - that would be a little awkward.
That's all for now. Tomorrow it's back to the 'normal' life, sans tiara.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Chloe of the House of Chang

This is Chloe.
Chloe is our adopted (rescued) Lhasa Apso puppy. She is 1 1/2 years old and she likes sleeping, playing, chewing, going to the dog park, and taking short walks. Unlike most Lhasa Apso puppies, she loves people and is afraid of no one. I think it's been said not to love something that can't love you back, but I'm pretty sure that she loves us, so that rule doesn't apply here.