Monday Chuck took me to Ikea to get something
I've wanted for a couple of years. Tracy came
over Tuesday and helped me put it together.
(thanks Tracy!) :)
She has one and had already put it together which
made it so much easier. Awesome isn't it?
It fits under my work table and holds so much stuff.
Thanks Chuck!!


Have you heard of the show the Great Food 
Truck Race?  I like to watch it when they have a
new one.  I think it's something I would have liked
to do when I was younger (in better shape).  It's 
hard for me to believe that great chefs work doing
this.  They must love what they're doing.
When I heard they were having 24 trucks at the 
Lowe's, here in town Sunday evening, I asked 
Chuck if he thought it would be interesting and he said
sure.  Jesse and Chris came over so they went too.
I could not believe how crowded it was.  People had tables and chairs
set up in the parking lot by their cars-I guess tailgating.
Again, I couldn't believe the crowds.
 two cuties

 they even had a gourmet mutt truck
 the healthy food truck didn't have a line
 the cupcake truck always had a line
 and very cutely decorated inside

 We took Dexter and Renny.  Dexter was shaking from
cold so I stuck him in my jacket.

 The Korean BBQ Taco box was there and extremely
crowded.  Chuck said we would visit them when we saw
them around town and not crowded.
 I wanted to try something I've never had, empanadas.
We got a greek one (Corey's favorite), 
BBQ chicken with I can't remember
what kind of cheese (my favorite), mac and cheese 
with basil and tomato, and banana and nutella.
I am not a fan of nutella but it was delicious.  We
got one of each brought them home and divded them 
between the 5 of us.  Oh and they had mexican coke, 
yum delicious-though I'm not really drinking coke.
Maybe that's why it was so good.
 Waiting in line for our empanadas

 Yummy cupcakes

and cute dog pictures


A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his pastor's visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited. The pastor made himself at home but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the dance of the flames around the burning logs. After some minutes, the pastor took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone then he sat back in his chair, still silent. The host watched all this in quiet contemplation. As the one lone ember's flame flickered and diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was cold and dead. Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. The pastor glanced at his watch and realized it was time to leave. He slowly stood up, picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the
fire. Immediately it began to glow, once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it. As the pastor reached the door to leave, his host said with a tear running down his cheek, 'Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the firey sermon. I will be back in church next Sunday'. We live in a world today, which tries to say too much with too little. Consequently, few listen. Sometimes the best sermons are the ones left unspoken.


bye Christmas...

For a few years we've had a tradition of going out to
the Disney hotels to see the decorations the week after
Christmas.  I checked online to see how long they would
be up.  It said 'till the 7th.  On the 5th we drove out and guess
what?  They had taken them down the night before.
We decided to stay and take pictures anyway.
This is the Wilderness Lodge one of my favorites because
it reminds me of when we lived in Alaska-my favorite place
as a kid growing up.

Random insert of some of our home decorations
before taking them down on Sunday.  Usually I get
kind of down when putting the decorations away but
I left them up a week longer this year and was ready to say bye.

 Back at the Wilderness Lodge
 I love rocks
 and pretty babies

 Next stop Polynesian and Corey's favorite "Weyland"
 Riding the monorail to my other favorite, 
the Grande Floridian
 It's like a 1920's -30's pretty hotel

 Then I came home and made cake, not really.
The next day I baked a cake.  For some reason 
I'd been craving chocolate cake and I don't really like
it but this one was sooooo good.  I think it may be
because I did zero holiday baking this year.  Going 
through radiation kind of took that desire away.
 and Happy week after your birthday Tracy.
I made my first necklace.