A Little Ray of Sunshine

Friday, February 23, 2007

Hmm, I mighta tricked blogger

It appears if I am signed in from commenting elsewhere, then go to the dashboard page, I can skip their switchover page.

We are back home, safe and sound. I highly reccomend the brazilian restaurant, Rodizios, in the Trolley Square Mall in SLC.

I told my husband I wanted him to get me an elk. He said he would if I got him an elk rifle. I asked my dad about it, but Dad is a righty and all his old hunting buddies were also righties. My husband is left hand left eye dominent, so the search has begun. Somewhere, there must be a lefty hunter who can point me in the right direction. Er, the left direction, that would be. I am a righty myself. So far, we appear to have one of each in the boys.

Hummer had his four month checkup two days ago: 20 lbs 3 oz, 26 in.

We are just now starting to recover from the traveling--I am about back to housekeeping as normal, but haven't restarted home schooling. What do y'all say when someone asks what grade your child is in? I've been saying "He's four, and we're working on reading and writing right now." I never knew what to say when I was a child, either. It didn't help that I started college coursework when I was fourteen.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Salt Lake City

My husband needed to go to Salt Lake City this week for training. So naturally, being a clannish bunch, we all went. (People look at me really funny when I tell them that we're all here because y husband has job training. Is this really that weird?)
Well, at least we thought we'd go eat at Trolley Square tonight, not last night. I don't know if they'll be open again before we leave town or not, but Rodizio's, the brazilian restaurant, is supposed to be very good.
I'm sure everyone's heard almost all about the shooting on the news . . . except for something in the paper that I haven't heard or seen anywhere else yet: the person who shot the killer was an off-duty Ogden police officer. The paper got an eye-witness account of this from the guy who told the off-duty officer where the killer was.
As of now, there are five dead victems, two victems in the university hospital and two in the mormon hospital, both of which are (or at least were when I was a kid) excellent hospitals.
Perhaps we should take some time off traveling, though: we were passing through Ohio last summer the same time as that sniper was taking down people on the freeways.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Worldcon 2008

is in Denver. www.denver2008.com

How cool is that? I've never been to a con, but we're planning on this one. My husband should like the klingons, I understand there are always klingons at Worldcon, and he's a Star Trek fan.
As for me, Lois McMaster Bujold is the Guest of Honor. So I'm happy.
Besides, Denver's so close. It'll never be this close again. When I told him about it, the first thing he said was: "This is something you want to go to? We'll have to make plans." My man gets me.
My cousin and his wife, the family lawyers, live in Denver. I'm thinking maybe we can do dinner while we're there. My cousin is a nice guy (I haven't met his wife yet, but my dad likes her), but he's so liberal it's like putting gasoline fumes and a lit match together when we get together. We're so opposite we can't even figure out where the other one is coming from. But we still have fun. (Everyone who reads this probably knows I enjoy talking politics, after all. So does he. This may, in fact, be genetic. Considering the rest of my family, anyway. My mom's side, that is. Dad doesn't hardly have any relatives.)
Worldcon is two weeks before the DNC, so we should be out of Denver before things get too crazy.