Friday, December 5, 2008

One fell off and broke her humeral head...

Amy had an unfortunate fall (scary because it could happen to any of us at any time) and broke the humeral head bone in her arm. This is the bone that attaches to the shoulder (It is the white section at the top of the bone in the picture). She is doing much better this week although having a hard time adjusting to all the attention it is bringing to her. This unfortunate experience has given her a new appreciation for a holistic approach to healing. Ask for details if you visit with her or maybe on the 22nd at the EDG dinner we can get the scoop!
Amy please call me if you need anything!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Utah (Wo)Man Am I

We may not live forever on this jolly good old sphere,
But while we do we'll live a life of merriment and cheer,
And when our college days are o'er and night is drawing nigh,
With parting breath we'll sing that song:
"A Utah Man Am I".

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I Still Love BYU!!!

I don't care what the final score is my heart the only place U comes before Y is in the alphabet!!

Love ya Cougs!

The Eagle has Landed!

These are the words that Scott used to tell me that it has been confirmed that Chris has a tattoo. I have yet to see it but I guess it is on his arm and it is a tattoo of a tribal eagle. (Of which tribe is he?) So he is officially "tattoo boy". 'Boy' being the operative word.

I knew you were all waiting with baited breath to see if the rumor was true.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Deep thoughts

I like the EDG title picture. I feel like it is a lot like our group.

Like the tree, we are all alone in the world, but we are surrounded by the rainbow (not in the gay sense) of love and support from our family and friends. We have come a long way down our road, but we still have a long way to go. And like the picture, we are approaching the autumn of our years. Although our leaves may change color and our branches may droop, we still stand strong, surrounded by our loved ones.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

An Evening at the Asian Star

First, we wish to say we greatly missed Debbie and Roxane. Roxane had a family function to attend, and Debbie had to send out the e-mail stating that Roxane had a family function.

Annette, Amy, Shauna and I all enjoyed the Punctuality Tax, which was delicious, and the waiter was more than accomodating. The whole thing would have gone off without a hitch if someone (name might rhyme with Nannette) hadn't spilled the beans at the end of the evening.

Dinner was family style, and everything was delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and loved ones.

During the evening we learned that Annette recently went to Disneyland with her nephews, Shauna has a tattooed teenager, most people are just going back to their hometowns for Thanksgiving, Shauna went to Jerome a couple of weeks ago (woohoo!), and Cloe and Ellen enjoy mocking Leslie's native country. Also, Celine Dion has postponed her upcoming concert, which is the type of flaky behavior you can expect from a Canadian. Shauna and I were upset to hear our hair salon just closed down. If you know of a good place, let us know. Oh - Annette once had a roommate who thought "Ground Chuck" was actually made of Woodchuck meat.

The Battle of the Worst Fortunes came down to a heated contest between Leslie and Annette. Annette was voted the winner because her fortune told her not to expect much from people. She got the luxury of getting a second fortune, which said something about reading good books. We suggest something by Maya Angelou.

We also discussed this blog, AND SOME OF YOU STILL HAVEN'T READ IT YET. Shameful!

Deciding when to hold December's dinner was as involved and complicated as a global environmental summit. I think we ultimately decided on December 22 at Annette's. She better not expect much from us.

If I forgot anything please feel free to update or correct as necessary.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I was just wondering if the women of EDG might be interested in doing a sub for santa? We could find a family ( I know of a few) and see what we could do together for them. Just a thought.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

You Know Who You Are

First, beautiful logo backdrop!

Second, this photo is for someone. She knows who she is.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Big Literary News for EDG members

Maya Angelou has a new book out called "Letter to My Daughter." You can purchase it for only $17.50. Maybe we could get a volume discount.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Mark your Calendars!

Our next EDG dinner will be on Monday, November 17th at 7:00 pm. We will meet at the Asian Star (7588 Union Park Ave in Midvale). See you there!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Middle of the Table

I'm just killing time until some co-workers and I head to St. George this afternoon. Tomorrow I'll be doing some fascinating presentations on Disposition Posting Reports and how to read and understand them. Just think Debbie, if you still worked for the AOC you would probably be there also.

In the middle of the table we heard half of each conversation. Cloe related a truly miraculous story of how her $80 sunglasses were found after being lost on the JetStar2 at Lagoon. That lead to the question - was there ever a JetStar1?

Ellen will be doing some SPEED DATING on Halloween. We wondered what happens if more men show up than women - or vice versa. Good luck Ellen! Hope you get a treat and not a trick! Ha ha! That's some Halloween humor.

Ellen and Sam are very distantly related by marriage. There's a Sowards in Manassa, Colorado who married a woman who's related to the Deckers, and she has a lot of photos and stuff, so you'd think I'd pursue that and get some information.

Amy said some of her former classmates have some very interesting things on MySpace. She didn't elaborate, which I found suspicuous. We also enjoyed the "old man smell" and the "toxic chemical" stories.

Shauna wants out of Young Women. Let's hope her Bishop reads this!

Seacrest out.

Hello darlings! And may I call you that? Because you are darling.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Roxane's blog re EDG 10/20/08

Last night we had our monthly Emeritus Dinner Group at Leatherby's. In attendance were Debbie, Leslie, Shauna, Adrienne, Cloe, Annette, Amy, Debbie and me. Leatherby's was pretty busy and noisy, so I could only hear Leslie and Debbie, and Shauna and Amy but only when they turned their heads towards my side of the table. So my recollections will only include what was said by Leslie and Debbie, and part of what was said by Shauna and Amy, on account of I didn't hear anybody else. Amy recounted a near trauma during her recent visit to her father's house, when she thought the house smelled like "old man." Turns out it was just some fish that her father had cooked before Amy got to the house. Then there was some conversation about whether old men and fish smelled the same. This issue was left unresolved. Amy also brought us up to date on her mother's hazardous waste collection, which has now been moved out of the house. Debbie and Leslie and I discussed the newly announced Calgary temple with Leslie. Debbie thought that the Cardston temple was near Calgary, but according to Leslie it is about 3 hours away, as is the Edmonton temple. Leslie and I discussed her sister's dogs, as I always enjoy talking about dogs. At one point near the end of the dinner Debbie was so full that she thought aloud that she might hurl. Shauna thought that this might make a good picture for the blog, but the hurl did not occur so no picture was taken. I took a video of the entire group with my cell phone but my cell phone videos are not of very good quality. When leaving we saw two people that we knew not of the dinner group. It was a busy night at Leatherby's.

This is a New Beginning!

EDGinc...The chosen women of Winder 14th has a blog! We have been friends for many years and the Emeritus Dinner Group (EDG) have been meeting each month (with some gaps but none of late) since November of 1997. Originally it was just 4 but has bloomed to be many more!

This blog will be used to keep up-to-date happenings in our lives--if you so wish to share. Also, members that are no longer geographically here (but always in our hearts) can stay in the know as well.

You can send me pictures and words for now until we work out how we can all do this.