Friday, September 29, 2006
I will be seeing a lot of Heart Mountain in about a month. The roaving Gilmores are about to uproot again and head to Wyoming. (when will the wandering stop?!). Texas has been good in many ways except for one. My boss! A complete control freak. When I first got here, I realized how difficult this guy was. I got lots of sympathy all year. People wondered how I stayed so long. It seems I have lasted longer than anyone before I quit. Seems to be a pattern that the company is not willing to do anything about. So for my sanity, I had to find a new place to hang my shingle. A job in Powell, WY opened up and we started to think.... we can be back in "God's Country" again.... we can have Sean graduate with his friends at Park in Livingston..... Lacey can be around young adults again, since Powell has a student ward and an institute program at Northwest College....so we are making the leap and are going to WY in a month. Page and Sean will set up in an apartment in Livingston and Lacey and I in Powell. Then on weekends we will either all get together in one of the two places. Lacey has already been invited to a concert by one of her friends in Livingston on Oct. 28th and she is pushing us to hurry. Slow down girl! We still have to pack the house, find a mover, find a house for us in Powell (found the apt. in Livingston already... thanks Jamie!). We have to transfer Sean's school records and go from a block program to a semester system for him. He has friends here that are not too happy he is leaving. Page fell over the dog two weeks ago and still cannot walk. She sprained her foot really bad. The doctor said it may be a couple more weeks.... so who is going to get the move ready? I am so busy at work. We open yet another clinic on Monday. Had a huge open house/ribbon cutting this week for another clinic.... I don't have a lot of time either. I just got a call at 6:30 am this morning from one of the doctors in Wyoming. She is trying to get me into the Master Choral at Northwest College. They have a performance on Nov. 4th and she wants to send me the music. So I guess I'm jumping into the community right away. I hope this is the right move for us. I really want to make this work. I'm tired of wandering.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Forget about "Bear Down" it was more like "Wear Down"
USC had a tough game in Tucson on Saturday night. USC pulled out the victory 20-3, but it was a hard fought game. I was really impressed with the Wildcat defense, lucky for us they didn't have much of an offense, or at least one that could do anything against our Defense. I wish we had this defense last year when we were playing Texas for the National Championship. I didn't think we were going to score 20 points, but we did, which extends our streak to 55 straight games that we have scored 20 or more points (a NCAA record). We also keep our 24 PAC-10 winning streak alive (longest ever in PAC-10) and 12th straight conference road game win... another record. Bad thing, we lost the country's #1 Wide Receiver, Dwayne Jarrett (see pic above) for at least 2 weeks due to a sprained shoulder. There was some hard hitting out there. At least he got us a touchdown and helped secure the win with his brilliant catch. FIGHT ON TROJANS!!!! We are still ranked #2 in the country, but have a long season ahead. We play up at Washington State next week.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Sean on a return
Sean serving like Federer
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Here is Sean in the middle of his serve... ACE!
Sean was playing doubles and was ready for the ball.
Well, Texas really needs the rain, but couldn't it have waited until after the match?
Monday, September 11, 2006
Remember how you felt that day?
My friend, Chris Newton, a victim of 9-11
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Here is Heart Mountain, a popular landmark near Powell, WY. The air was hazy due to the big wildfires in Montana.
Here was a cool sculpture of Buffalo Bill Cody in Cody, WY
We were suprised to see Nephi's bookstore in Cody, WY. It had lot of scrapbooking supplies, and upstairs LDS books.
Here is a historic hotel in Cody, The Irma. Irma was Buffalo Bill's daughter.
We flew in and out of the Cody/Yellowstone Airport. I was expecting it to be the size of Bozeman, but it was only a quarter of the size. Very small, but the TSA employees were very diligent. They went through every bag and inspected ever piece of undergarment in people's suitcases. There were a few embarassed passengers.
this is a picture of the saloon in The Irma. Original bar that Buffalo Bill installed. Now it is a cafe, and we had a nice lunch before we headed back to Texas.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Andy Roddick played some brilliant tennis in the US Open quarterfinals last night. He beat Layton Hewitt in straight sets. Now he goes onto the Semi-Finals agains Youzhny from Russia. Youzhny had the biggest upset of the tournament beating Rafael Nadal yesterday. Nadal is ranked #2 and Youzhny is unranked. I was in shock. I actually thought Nadal and Roddick would meet in the semis. I think Roddick has a great chance in getting back to the finals.... where he will have to play Federrer. Just has to beat Youzhny now, nobody else has been able to.
I have a terrible Summer cold. Started getting it on Tuesday. I have been miserable. I hate being sick. I can't stop sneezing. I wonder if it is really allergies?
Monday, September 04, 2006
Andre ended his career on Sunday at the US Open
He made it into the 3rd round of the tournament and played some hard fought matches. His body couldn't do it a third time and lost to German, B. Becker. After his match, the people in the stands stood up and gave him an eight minute standing ovation. Unheard of! He was emotional and in tears, heck even I got chocked up watching it. Enjoy your life Andre.
My boy, Andy Roddick won his match in 5 sets yesterday and had to play Becker today. He almost had to play Agassi, which I would have loved to have seen. Instead Andy played Becker today and killed him in three straight sets. Way to go Andy! My second favorite, Nadal, won his game today too. If all goes well, Andy will play Rafael in the semi-finals before Andy goes onto the finals and beats Federrer! I can dream can't I?
Sunday, September 03, 2006
John David Booty- QB
Friday, September 01, 2006
You know what else bugs me? I'm not condoning polygamy. The LDS church has stopped that practice for awhile. BUT, interesting how the world is disgusted with these polygamists. OK, maybe they have a right to be, BUT (again) I wonder how many of these condemers have extra-marital affairs, or have fathered children with multiple women out of wedlock, or women have children by different men. So many people think having multiple sex partners is just fine.... I guess, ... as long as you don't marry all of them, at least at the same time. Is that perfectly ok? Now attack that lifestyle and see how people react.
I learned something the other day. I was talking to a Shia Muslim from the middle east the other day and he said they still practice polygamy. I didn't know that. Interesting. Anyway, this is just a rant since I keep hearing "Fundamentalist Mormons" all the time now, and I don't like it. I don't want anyone thinking that this group in Colorado City, AZ is affiliated anyway with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.