Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Safford, Arizona

So I spent last Thursday and Friday in Safford, Arizona for a board meeting with work. Now you are all wondering what is so special about Safford. Well I will tell you. They have this really cool telescope that is 17 stories high (the building that houses it). And it is used by the government scientist for something... I wasn't really paying attention. Oops!

We also toured Eurofresh greenhouses. They have something like 262 acres of greenhouses that they grow 4 million tomato plants in. They supply costco with tomatoes and they are really good ones too! They let us sample some. So if you are in Costco and you are buying tomatoes they came from Graham County in Arizona!! We walked through the greenhouses and the packing area. It was cool.

On Friday we headed home and then Lorraine and I went by the scrapbook store and then over to my aunt's house to pick up my scrapbook stuff and then we had dinner and home. Saturday I had breakfast with Tracy and then did some stuff and went to church. Sunday Lorraine and I scrapbooked and I left for two hours to meet up with Tom and Beverly Wolverton who were passing through on their way home to Oregon. We had lunch and it was so great to see them. They are such dear friends and I think of them as second parents. They are at the very top of my list for favorite people.

So Monday came around and I'm back at work. I saw a movie last night that I will write about later. It was too important not to share.

take care.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Fall may be upon us

Even though it is past Labor Day and it is suppose to be fall. It is still over 100 degrees here. All I can say is where is the a/c button for Earth? I spent the most of the holiday weekend sitting by the pool. It was nice to sleep in and catch up with family and friends.

I went to house sit this week for some people and their horses are going to cause me some great stress. I went to turn them out last night and one of them jerked the rope out of my hands causing me to have rope burns and a couple blisters, then this morning I couldn't get them to go in their stalls and the same one that tore up my hand tried to bite me. I just have to make it to Sunday...

I'm headed to Yuma tomorrow for a meeting in the evening with my members. I love to hang out with them. Even though it's work I enjoy spending time with them. Too bad I couldn't do it all the time. I am however, starting a new adventure starting next month. I was excepted to Project CENTRL- a two year leadership program that my work sponsors with other organizations. I'm looking forward to learning all that I can about rural Arizona and the people and issues that are there.

I saw a funny quote to day that I will leave everyone with..." Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian." Shari R. Barr.