The Good News & The Bad News – January 5, 2014


The Good News:  I’m going to try my best to be more faithful this year in making note of the good (and maybe not so good) things that happen in my life!  Today the good news is that we were able to drive up to Dillon to our lake condo.  It is a winter wonderland (and f-r-e-e-e-z-i-n-g!!) up here!  We are only staying one night…..I have to take down all of the Christmas decorations that we put up in November.

The Bad News: Because of our trip to Dillon, I’m missing the premier of Season 4 of “Downton Abbey” AND “The Bachelor” (Juan Pablo!)  But (the other good news is) I am recording it at home so I hope to be able to catch up on those two shows this week!


The Good News & The Bad News – Sep 13, 2013


The Good News:  I went to a “Pinterest Party” tonight and my daughter Shannon went with me!  We had fun!  There were about 10 women there and we had such a nice time talking, eating and creating!  Each person contributed to the pot luck dinner (preferably with a dish that was inspired by something that was posted on Pinterest. I brought a “John Wayne Casserole” and “Salted Caramel Pretzel Block” – yummy!)

Then there were two stations where we had fun creating something that was pinned on Pinterest.  One craft was to make a fabric flower and embellish it; it could be used to decorate a lampshade, or worn on a hat, or jacket, etc.  The other “craft” was decorating sugar cookies with icing and colored sugar or jimmies, etc.  Here are photos of my two craft projects:

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 The Bad News:  I had a flat tire this morning!  But Infinity of Denver (located at 2990 S. Havana St. Aurora, CO 80014) was really great in that they sent a guy right to my house to help me (because there is a locking lug nut that needs a “key” in order to remove it and change the tire and we didn’t have a key.)  So I guess my bad news turned into good news because I received such great customer service from this dealership.  Thanks Infinity of Denver!!

The Good News & The Bad News – Aug 21, 2013

The Good News: Had an enjoyable dinner & fellowship with girlfriends tonight!

The Bad News: After having returned over $100 worth of items to IKEA that I had bought for Brady’s apartment (since we found other things he liked better elsewhere) I turned right around and spent $73 of it before I even left the store! (TV stand & four canvas boxes to fit inside the cubes.) :-/

The Good News & The Bad News – Aug 19, 2013

The Good News:  Today I finished reading a book written by one of my favorite authors:  Maeve Binchy.  The book was titled “A Week in Winter”.  I thoroughly enjoyed all of the characters, some new and some familiar from other novels that she has written.

The Bad News: This is the last new Maeve Binchy book I’ll ever read! Sadly she passed away in July 2012 soon after finishing this book, so there will be no more new books written by this talented and cherished author.

The Good News & The Bad News (Aug 8 – 18, 2013)

August 18, 2013


The Good News: My honey made the most perfect s’more I have ever seen!
The Bad News: I ate the whole thing!!

August 15, 2013

The Good News: I worked out in the BBH gym with Lynn & Jeanie today!
The Bad News: I could not keep up with them! I was the first one to quit my workout. But next time I’ll try to last a little bit longer!

August 13, 2013

The Good News: Chef Shannon cooking in the BBH kitchen today! Enjoyed hanging out with her in the kitchen while she cooked and am looking forward to having “Coconut Crusted Salmon” with coconut curry sauce & brown rice for dinner!
The Bad News: We didn’t win any Dave Matthews tickets on KBCO 97.3 today, despite several feverish attempts. 😦

August 12, 2013

The Good News: Sleeping in till 7:30 am & not getting out of bed till 8:00 am!
The Bad News: Redgie had to leave for a business trip & won’t be home till Friday. 😦

August 11, 2013

The Good News: I got to worship & praise the Lord in the early service at Denver First Church today! We usually go to the second service so this was a treat!
The Bad News: No Sunday afternoon nap!

August 10, 2013

The Good News: Brooks called us from Bahrain this morning! I almost didn’t answer because the CallerID said “Unknown”….so I’m glad I did! We were able to get on Skype and have a video call with Brooks for about 15 minutes. It was so great to see & talk with him! 🙂

More Good News: We went to Ft. Collins with our friends to see Brian Regan at the Lincoln Center. He is so funny and he uses NO profanity in his act! What a novel experience! Fun!
The Bad News: I learned that I should NEVER buy tickets for an event from a third-party vendor…..OUCH!

August 9, 2013

Coors Field

The Good News: Today we went to the Rockies vs Pirates game at Coors Field with a group of friends. Everyone in the group was supporting the Rockies except Redgie & I (who are Pirates fans.) We ate Rockies Dogs (brats with sautéed peppers & onions) and had a great time catching up and visiting with our friends.
The Bad News: The Pirates played miserably and lost the game 10-1! 😦

August 8, 2013

The Good News: Redgie was traveling home from his business trip today. His flight was overbooked so he volunteered to give up his seat. As a result he received a $425 travel voucher from USAIR, got on a United flight that arrived home sooner than his original flight and was upgraded to First Class! Wow!
The Bad News: We didn’t win the lottery! 😦