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Monday, August 24, 2009

Treating Myself

Travel is wonderful and especially so when it involves visiting my awesome sons and thier families but alas as in the old tv show with funny little Tudor Turtle and Mr. Wizard, it was time for this one to come home :)

It feels good to be home, at my own desk sipping my tea and viewing the beautiful Wasatch Mountains from my kitchen. Today I am unpacking, washing, arranging, food shopping, getting my food plan back in order and reconnecting after a summer of business trainings, of family celebrations and travel. OK...I still have a bit more travel next week but for now I am going to kick back, sip my green tea and plan some home spa treatments for myself. I found this terrific Sugar Scrub recipe on AllYou.Com and I'm looking forward to treating myself to some homestyle spa treatments.

Here is the recipe I found on AllYou.Com: Give skin a healthy glow Combine 1/4 cup sugar, two tablespoons of lemon juice, and one teaspoon of honey in a large bowl and stir well. Apply the mixture to clean, damp skin. Using circular motions massage your legs, hands, arms, elbows and other areas where dry skin is a problem. Rinse well with warm water and pat your skin dry.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Last of the Golden Moments of Summer

Summer.... Lazy days, sun in your eyes, looking for that perfect pair of sun glasses. Pool side, splish splashy children, toasty brown bodies learning to swim. Vacations and staycations, drives up north and to the mountains, or anywhere at all, time with our relatives and friends, seems like it all goes by so fast! Before you know it the time is gone and were back to hurry-hurry, busy, fast paced, next task living.

But for now, I'll enjoy the last few lingering days of summer.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Visiting relatives and ancestors

George Clark (1857 - 1923) - Find A Grave Memorial

This summer has been a busy one, and just in the end of July to now I have been to Kansas City, then on to Denver then off to Michigan. Michigan was my birthplace and so of course I am thinking about my relatives and ancestors while here. I'll spend some time visiting old gravesites like this one. Hopefully when I get back home I'll have lots of info to add to my Family's history, so I'll need to access some of thes great resources.