Baseball is getting a little more exciting in Arizona with the fast start to the season for the Arizona Diamondbacks who are out in front with a 5-1 record. Of course, it’s really early in the season, but it’s great to see them winning solidly and early. The lone loss so far was a 2-1 game against the Padres. It’s their strongest start in a dozen years and the team looks pretty solid in a pretty competitive division. Only the L.A. Dodgers have a better record at this point. Yes, it’s really early and a 5-1 record doesn’t mean much in the context of a 162 game season, but things are looking good!
Representative Gabrielle Giffords announced on her web site that she will retire from Congress. Here is what she had to say in the video that she posted on the site.
A lot has happened over the past year. We cannot change that, but I know on the issues we fought for, we can change things for the better. Jobs. Border security. Veterans. We can do so much more by working together.
I don’t remember much from that horrible day, but I will never forget the trust you placed in me to be your voice.
Thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover. I have more work to do on my recovery. So to do what’s best for Arizona, I will step down this week. I’m getting better. Every day my spirit is high. I will return, and we will work together for Arizona and this great country.
I’m surprised that she is retiring because she fought such a brave battle to return to work following the horrible tragedy from last year. She recently appeared at the site to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the shootings in Tuscon.
Even though it doesn’t get cold here in the desert, I still get a little depressed in Wintertime. The days are shorter and the nights are colder and I end up spending more time indoors than I’d normally like. I’m spending more time on the computer lately, and killing that time by playing games like CastleVille (found a great CastleVille cheats site, btw). When my nieces and nephews are here, they like to play Poptropica and are particularly fond of Wild West Island which they say looks a lot like Arizona must have in its old Western days. I’m looking forward to December 22, which will be the first day that it starts getting lighter out for longer each day. Even though it gets hot here in the Summer, it’s much better than Winter by far.
We loaded up into the car and went through a few desert communities this weekend looking for a good garage sale. We were on the hunt for some decent bargains. I wanted to get a few things for the bedroom, like an antique vanity, an area rug, and if we could find one, a cheap mattress. Ideally one that hadn’t been used for too long. Our bed is a little lumpy because it has an old mattress and I’m not getting great sleep at night because of it. Some people would shudder at the thought of buying a used mattress at a garage sale, but these are the same people who wouldn’t balk at sleeping at a hotel. I’d rather have a used mattress that had one person sleeping on it than hundreds. Anyway, the garage sale tour this weekend paid off. We found a lot of great deals.
No dice on the mattress, but we did pick up a beautiful old vanity that will go great in the bedroom. We almost picked up an area rug, but decided that it didn’t really go with the other decor and skipped it. But it was a fun adventure and we’ll do it again soon.
We went on a short trip to San Diego this past week to visit some of our friends and amigos on the coast. The highlight of the trip was a day of surfing at the beach which was a lot of fun even though none of us know how to surf. We don’t get much practice here in the desert. But we all had a fun time and had a great dinner that evening. Glad to be back but we hope to visit the coast again soon.
As I was browsing through the web for an event this weekend, I came upon AZ kids expo. My little Lexi and I have always attended this event ever since she was born.
We went there last year, and we had so much fun! There were a lot of activities for kids, and adults, too! The University of Phoenix stadium was filled with many booths that sells both kids and adult stuff. I remember my baby Lexi’s smile and giggles as she hops through one ride at a time. On the downside, the rides weren’t free. So, I had to visit the ATM from time to time just to get additional cash. I didn’t really know that I would spend that much on rides alone. Had I known, I would’ve brought along with me my piggy bank! On the lighter side though, these just dissapate each time I glance at Lexi’s smile. Oh how she loved the rides!
Also, last year’s event were filled with many kids shoving other kids. I just hope this weekend’s event will be much better. I did hear this AZ kids expo would be different this year. Even though we had our fair share of misfortunes in the last years expo, my daughter did have fun. She can’t stop talking about it!
I checked their website on facebook and I’ve been watching their updates on activities and traders. It seems like this would be much better than the last year. I heard this is organized by local parents, contrary to last year’s which was made possible by out-of-towners.
For this year’s expo, I plan to hire a nanny. I really want to visit their parent zones. But first, I have to make sure that their activity areas are safe for my daughter. Then, I will also watch their stage performance with my spouse and Lexi. I’m sure they will be excited with the appearance of popular cartoon characters, and mascots!
Oh, this coming Sunday is my birthday. We’ll see how that goes!
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