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Cruisin’ Down the Highway

Posted by adamswife on April 23, 2008

Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday #11

I took these pictures of the snow remaining in the foothills outside Idaho Falls as I drove down the Interstate Saturday.

In the mountains there remains from 5 to 13 feet of snow.  The forecast calls for more snow at the higher elevations over the next few days.  But these foothills are losing their covering of white.

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Thought for the Day

Posted by adamswife on April 22, 2008

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass,
it’s about learning to dance in the rain!


I don’t remember where or when I came across this thought. I liked it well enough to save it for future posting. And today, apparently, the future has arrived.

I’ll be seeing my gastroenterologist this morning, having lunch with some high school friends, and then heading home. I wasn’t able to take care of everything that I had planned to do on this trip. I have to come back again in May. I did get some pictures yesterday that I’m anxious to share with you. I’ll be posting some of them during the next few days.

Have a great day! And – go on – dance in the rain!

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Project Looking Through

Posted by adamswife on April 21, 2008

These pictures were taken as I walked along the Snake River in Idaho Falls, ID

Compare to the same shot taken in January

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Weekly Winners April 13-19

Posted by adamswife on April 20, 2008

I went walking along the Green Belt by the Snake River looking for signs of spring. I found some good ones, and they are my Weekly Winners.

Double click on picture to enlarge any photo.

The ice is completely gone, but the run-off hasn’t started in earnest yet. When it does those rocks will be underwater. It’s early spring along the Snake River.

Birds and people are out in force to take advantage of the sunshine and warmer weather.

I don’t know how this guy thinks he’s going to fish with all the ducks, geese, and seagulls, but he’s checking out the equipment.

When the run-off comes I’m sure it will wash this old snag away.

I don’t know why the ducks and geese line up and stand on the edge of the weir. It’s a sure sign of spring when you see them there.

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Birthday Boys

Posted by adamswife on April 18, 2008

Photo Hunt 8:  “13”

Two-thirds of this week’s Birthday Boys

Joshua will be 4 on Sunday.  Graydon was 9 yesterday. 4+9=13

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Leo’s Place for Pizza

Posted by adamswife on April 17, 2008

Edition 10


Time has come

This month


Dad first

Graydon next

Josh last


Just one

party for

all three



Fam’ly fun

and gifts



Place is a


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Thursday 13 – The Letter M

Posted by adamswife on April 17, 2008

April 17 Edition

I’ve decided to copy an idea I’ve seen before – 13 things all beginning with the same letter. I’ve chosen the letter M because that’s what has been on my mind today.

1. Mary Kay I went to my first meeting last night. I’m more excited than ever. I want me one of those pink Cadillacs. They’re even prettier in person. I really need a new car, and heaven knows I can’t afford to buy one for myself! 😉

2. Monday – I see my dentist for the first time in several years on Monday. I haven’t had any dental insurance and I didn’t have a dentist nearby – so I’ve let it slide. Now I’ve decided to travel to my dentist the same as I do to my gastroenterologist. When you find a good one, you stick with him. And Dr. Rencher is a good dentist, despite his unfortunate name.

3. Mammogram – I’ve been putting this off for several years, too. I thought I had enough to deal with health-wise without bringing in one more thing. However, my doctor insists that it is time to do this. I think if he wants one so badly he should go and have his own.

And now for a few not-so-familiar words, just for fun.

4. Machiaphobia – because I like the way it sounds and it is something we should all have. (fear of war)

5. Margaritamancy – doesn’t this sound like fun? It is divination using pearls – probably works better after a few margaritas.

6. Metutials – because we all have to deal with them and it’s nice to have a name other than !@#%^& (a small irritating chore which must be performed before other work can commence)

7. Misandronist – because every woman is one sometimes (person who believes men are the source of all problems)

OK, that’s enouth of those.

8. Mother – a title I bear with pride

9. Macabre – just because I like the way it sounds and suggests its own meaning

10. Macaroni – best when made with cheese and hamburger. My grandchildren love it with wienies.

11. Marvelous – always makes me want to sing “S’Wonderful, S’Marvelous …”

12. Master – Jesus Christ, the only master I serve willingly

13. Mytacism – something I’ve probably done today (incorrect or excessive use of the letter M)

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A Forbidden Love – Slice of Life Sunday

Posted by adamswife on April 16, 2008

Slice of Life Sunday is a meme dedicated to preserving the accounts of events cut out of the lives of average people just like you from all over the word.  Like having ice cream with your pie, there is more to this meme than meets the eye – it’s a meme a` la mode!

When I was in high school I studied German.  For two years in German class I had a crush on the guy who sat across the aisle from me:  John.  John was tall and dark and to my eye handsome.  He was also very smart.  All the things I found most attractive.  And he had deep, dark brown eyes.  But John is not the object of this forbidden love.

The second year I studied German our teacher was a young man, fresh from college and single.  There was just something about him.  John was still there, still making my heart go pitty-pat, but there was just something about Herr Eborn that I could not resist.  He was young enough that he still blushed very nicely on occasion.  I found that rather endearing.  There were times he seemed to be flirting with one or another of the girls in the class.  I suffered such pangs of jealousy.  Didn’t he know I was the smartest girl in the class?  I had the best grades?  My accent was nearly flawless and my grammar perfect?  How could he be attracted to someone else?  I never knew just what there was about Herr Eborn.  After all, John was my first loyalty  – wasn’t he?  Several years later I found out that Mrs. Eborn (he got married during the summer after that year) was rather jealous of one of her husband’s students – me!  Could it be?  Was the irresistible attraction due to that greatest of charms?  Someone who found me attractive and, perhaps, irresistible?  Why didn’t he wait for me?  One of life’s mysteries. 😉

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The Scream

Posted by adamswife on April 15, 2008

I know why the screamer screamed –

– It’s snowing again!  EEEEEEEEEKK!

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Wordless Wednesday – Tuesday Edition

Posted by adamswife on April 15, 2008

Wordless Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday #10

The same day that I took pictures of the Eagle Rock Fountain and the Idaho Falls Temple, I also took these pictures along the green belt and the river.

I usually take my photos from the West Bank of the River. This is taken from the East Bank. The white dot is where I normally stand.

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