Tuesday, August 28, 2018

More of my worktrip in Utah

I was sooooo crazy busy last week supporting the location in Salt Lake I actually could not find the time to make a post last week and I had been doing so good.  Oh well, maybe I can make it up somewhere.   I absolutely love it when I am so busy that time flies by and its already lunch time then you're running around and before you know it its almost time to leave.  The fast pace is what I enjoy! Yet, its also nice to be back at my desk  to breathe and get caught up on emails.
So last Saturday I ended up working from 7am to 2pm.  Todd had flown in to work as well in Salt Lake and so he hung out in the hotel and he worked a little, had breakfast at Ihop that was across the parking lot from hotel and then he met me at my location to see the Harley shop.
Once I got off work, we drove up to Park City to show Todd around. I had been there before years ago but I wanted him to see it. Its the coolest little ski town where also Olympics have taken place there.  It was a nice drive and we listened to some live bands performing off the main street. We got a frozen coffee drink and just walked up and down the town.  We also had to stop at the Walmart on the way out of Park City to buy a new pillow because the hotel pillows were awful!
When we arrived back in Salt Lake, we drove downtown and saw the Mormon Temple and all the buildings associated with Latter Day Saints.  Last time I was there , I also visited inside the Tabernacle Choir building and visitor center. It was very interesting.  Todd didn't want to get out of the car because of parking, etc so we just drove around.  We stopped to eat at a very very popular place called the Red Iguana.  They are 2 locations within just a few blocks of each other and it was a 45 minute wait for both locations.  I ordered a combo platter and when I got to my enchilada, I cut it open to eat the insides ( lol - I was full and just wanted to taste the meat inside) , and there was a small hair with food cooked on each end.  Honestly yall, I used to be a restaurant manager so I know it can easily be done. I cant think of anyone that would purposefully add a hair to food.  The heat will kill any germs so it doesn't gross me out.  I just calmly told the waiter and I told him that I didn't need to be comped for it. They did anyway but it wasn't necessary because I ate everything else on my plate.  
So speaking of food- Salt Lake has a local chain called Crown Burger that is a must! It started by a Greek family and they have a large variety of things to choose from.  The burger comes topped with a piece of pastrami and it was so yummy!  I subscribe to Cowboys and Indians magazine and there's actually an article specifically mentioning the Crown Burger.  Very Cool!!
What was really nice is that a work friend was also in Salt Lake supporting our larger location in Salt Lake. She lives in California and I got to know her very well many years ago when I did the Cali Conversion. We met up for dinner on Thursday in downtown Salt lake at Squatters Brewery before she headed to airport to fly home.
I flew home last Friday and I was so happy to be with my dogs and my bed and my husband.  No place like home! 

Park City bench

Mormon Temple

My crew I worked with last week in SLC

My work friend Genelle

Friday, August 17, 2018

More concerts and work travels

Hey there, I ALMOST let a week go by without posting.  You got to admit, I've been trying hard since I've come back. LOL
So this week has been crammed packed starting with this past Tuesday night's concert.  We saw the Revolution 3 tour which is Bush , Stone Temple Pilots, and The Cult.   We typically don't ever pass on The Cult when they come to town.  It was such a great concert and we had bought the cheap seats in the lawn and we had a nice breeze which helped.  Ironically, it poured down rain up until a few hours before the concert started and then not another drop.  It was perfect!  I had never seen STP while Scott Weiland was the lead and then of course he died a few years back (2015). They replaced him with another guy Jeff Gutt who does  a pretty darn good job as the lead.  I had already seen Bush in the 90's and The Cult 3 or 4 times but it was still a show we wanted to see. A band called The Dirty Hooks actually opened for all of them and yall- we really enjoyed them!!! The drummer is a chick who also has great vocals.  If you're on Spotify, you can find them there.
concerts are the best for people watching

Yesterday, I flew to Salt Lake City which is where i'll be working until next Friday the 24th. I am supporting a conversion which means i'll also be working tomorrow and potentially Sunday.  I've been here before a few times so I really don't mind working from here.   I will tell you a funny story ( to me at least), I was using my google maps app on my phone and as I was approaching my work location I saw the Harley symbol for their store, I was thinking that's cool that i'll be somewhat close to Harley, when right when I passed it my GPS said you've reached your destination.  I laughed out loud thinking how does google maps know my love for Harley.  I didn't see my location anywhere so I pulled over in a parking lot and called an employee here for the correct address and when they told me, it was actually behind another store facing the street and i'm directly across the street from Harley!  So cool and special bonus that I can hear the bikes coming and going all day. I stopped by today in fact on my lunch hour. 
Then speaking of extra bonuses,  Todd also flew in last night a couple hours after I did and he's working all day with one of his brokers. Which means his company paid for his trip.  He also has some family here who we're having dinner with tonight.  I am so excited to have Todd here for a few days because that really breaks up the loooong time I have to be here. Send prayers that tomorrow goes smoothly and I don't have to work too late so I can show Todd around.
Last night, I just happen to glimpse out my bedroom hotel window and spotted the sunset.  It was so pretty! 

So that's my week- concerts, rain, packing, flying, working.  :)
Have a great weekend and have fun and be safe!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Flashback to much earlier days

My cousin Kerrie was visiting with my grandma Mimi last week and saw a picture on her nightstand that she had never seen before.  She took a pic with her phone and texted it to me right then.  I literally started crying because I have never seen this picture before and I don't have a single one of the two of us together from when I was a child.  My mom had a small suitcase that held all my special moments and certificates like baptism, first communion, baby pics, etc.  20 years ago, it burned in a fire so I have nothing.
I know I've mentioned numerous times that my parents were teen parents- Dad was 18 and mom was 17 when I was born.  I just love this picture.  Also in the picture is a black and white dog and her name was Twinkie.  My mom said she was the greatest dog and Twinkie actually saved my life.  I had her the Twinkie story many times.  I was a small toddler just learning to walk and it was one of those split seconds that my parents turned their heads and I was walking into the street and Twinkie jumped behind me and grabbed my diaper with her mouth and pulled me backwards and at that time a car was passing the street.  Twinkie was a hero. 
I couldn't be very old in this picture.

We are getting rain here in Dallas and its glorious!!! I love rain and I love that its cooling down the temps .  Now if we can pray for the rain to move west and quench the horrible fires going on .
I am heading to east Texas tomorrow to spend the day with my other grandmother Nanny.  She's been in and out of the hospital and I need to hug her neck.  She is my favorite grandma and she means the world to me.  She just turned 91 last month.  Mimi is 90 .  Lots of longevity in the bloodline.

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Erasure and stuff

Happy Friday ya'll!!! Soooo glad its the weekend.  I have a busy weekend but it beats working, right?! Tonight I am going to the Erasure concert with my best friend from high school.  I loved loved Erasure in the 80's early 90's.  I am excited to see them live tonight.  We went for the cheap lawn seats to just chill and enjoy.  I'm hoping there's a breeze tonight. 
Tomorrow we are going to Todd's cousins house for a harp recital.  She is very well known in the Harp world and is traveling to Australia in a few weeks to play a few shows there. Tomorrow is a preview of what her performance will be Down Under.  She played at our wedding and it was so special.  Most of the day i'll be cleaning my house to prepare for a Church lady swimming party Lets get cool by the Pool theme.
After church on Sunday, I am having all the church ladies ( so far only 13 RSVP'd) over for some Mexican food and a dip in the pool from 1 to 4.  Its a time to get connected and relax before school starts and its adults only.  Next week our church is hosting a family day at the lake so everyone is getting babysitter and enjoying some adult time around the pool for my event.  I am looking forward to really meeting some ladies that I see weekly bud don't really know them.  I am serving beef taco meat and grilled chicken to make tacos, nachos or salad.  I'm also making a corn dip which is so good!  Others are bringing rice, beans, desserts etc potluck style.
Never a dull moment but I really don't mind always being on the Go.  There are plenty days that I do just sit and veg on the couch so....
Whatcha got going this weekend?  Have fun and be careful!

Here are some Erasure songs that I enjoy:
Chains of love

Oh LaAmour