Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Camping on the Rim

Scotty and I spent this weekend camping with family at Woods Canyon Lake, a bit north of Payson, Arizona, on the Mogollon Rim. It was fun; we played games, sat around the campfire, hiked to the rim, gathered acorns, and played frisbee.

The downside came at the end - as we were driving away the car hit a rock and punctured the oil pan and probably the transmission pan. This is the second time it's happened. Last time was in my in-laws' neighborhood after a big storm about a year ago.

My mom and stepdad were lifesavers and towed us home. Now we need to get the parts from the dealership and my awesome stepdad will fix Prudence up for us.

I wish it hadn't happened - but the weekend was a lot of fun, anyway.

Our Campsite
Our campsite

Pepper, Edited
Alicia's dog Pepper

Us :)

Mogollon Rim
The Mogollon Rim

Mogollon Rim

Mogollon Rim

Morning Light
Morning light

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Introducing: Isis

I just realized there's a new member of our family I haven't posted about yet.


Her name is Isis. She's a beautiful, small, black and white kitty who made herself known at the end of last month. I think she was living as a stray around our house at least since we moved in, possibly longer, since I had seen glimpses of a tuxedo cat before. She could have been left by the previous owners of the house.

12. Kitty

I saw her outside one morning, got her close enough to pet her, and left some food and water out for her. The next morning she was in our backyard on the porch, meowing at us. Our screen door is missing the lower half of the screen, and when I opened the back door, there she was, practically already inside the house.


I wasn't sure about keeping her at first and asked around for anyone else to take her in, not really wanting her to go to the humane society or animal control. Pretty soon, though, it became apparent that this was her home, and so we decided to keep her.

15. Stray Kitty

She's been to the vet, and has probably already been spayed (she has a scar where it would have been done). She's a good cat, the only problems coming from our other, jealous cat, Sneakers. He's an old man and is grumpy sometimes, but we're working on it.

14. Stray Kitty

I'm glad to have her here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Learn Something New Tuesday 9/13/11


 1.  Are you shopping for Christmas already?
Sort of. I am keeping an eye out for things I know people will like, but I haven't actually bought anything yet.

2. If you are married, do you get along with your inlaws?

Yes :)

3. What is the last magazine you read?

It's been a long time since I've read a magazine but I guess it would be Sky & Telescope. I was flipping through it the other day at work.

4. Do you play any video games?

Yes! I love video games.

5.would you rather donate one million dollars or keep it?

Well, of course I would rather keep it. I'd probably donate some of it but yeah...

6.How many tickets [if any] have you gotten?

Let me think... I think two. It's been a long time since I've gotten a ticket. One was for an accident and the other was a red light camera when I judged the distance to the intersection a little wrong.