June 10, 2009

Some things that have been on my mind that I thought I'd share

  • If you are thinking about traveling abroad, 2009 is the year. I thought tickets were cheap when we paid $720 (including taxes) to go to Italy. I was wrong. On a whim Ryan checked the going rate for our tickets.......$558. Man, oh, man. Woulda, shoulda.
  • I am not a great gardener. My main goal with my yard is to not be an embarrassment to the neighborhood (seriously). But somehow, through no efforts of my own, I can grow Peonies. I have blooms upon blooms. If you'd like any to brighten your kitchen, please stop by. I'm giving them away right and left.
  • I've been seeing tons of strep and H1N1 (swine flu). I'm not a huge proponent of taking kids to the doctor when they are sick because 90% of the time we can't do anything about it. But if your child has fever with any other symptoms, especially sore throat, cough, aches, vomiting, and just looks sick I would take them in (at least if you live in Utah; I can't vouche for outside the Intermountain West). Swine flu has been relatively mild, but there is a treatment that shortens symptoms by 2-3 days, so it's probably worth the trip.
  • Last night Ryan and I celebrated 8 years of married bliss (well, mostly bliss.) If you know me at all you know that there is ALWAYS room for dessert. Last night was no exception. I boxed up most of my meal, but finished dessert. We were introduced to Amano chocolate. Heavenly. One of the best chocolate creations I've tasted. Oh...I'm salivating now just thinking about it. Yum.

6 comments:

Jamie Wride said...

I wish I lived closer...I love peonies! And ditto about the plane tickets. That extra $200 for our tickets would be nice to spend on a hotel upgrade. Oh well. I just got my travelzoo email and looks like everything is super cheap right now!! Too bad I can't just take the summer and travel Europe.

danielle said...

I might have to come back for round 2 of the peonies. One of the main reasons I want a yard is so I can plant things like that. I didn't know they grew so well in Utah. Good job Al!

Janice said...

Happy Anniversary.

amberlamb said...

mmmm. a new chocolate. I'm there. (i think your peonies are gorgeous...)

Brittney Chudleigh said...

I just bought peonies at Whole Foods! Baaa. I am glad to know that I am not alone in my dessert above food and nourishment priorities. :)

packermom said...

Congrats on the eight years! You two have accomplished quite a lot in that time!