All posts in Summer

Slip n’ Sliden’!

Yesterday’s weather was fabulous here! It was a little warm in the office due to my computer running on overdrive, but outside it was perfect shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops weather. It was even warm enough that taking a dip in the pool or participating in some type of water activity would have been great! The lake is way too cold because of snow melt, but a big grassy hill and a slip n’ slide is all I could think about. I might just have to make it happen at some point this summer.

Here is to hoping the warm days keep coming!


Westward Bound!

Exactly ninety days ago my co-worker, Amanda, yes there are two of us, started her job here at Tahoe Donner. She came from the other side of the country! She now lives here in Truckee, CA aka the wild wild west after moving from upstate New York. She packed up her newly purchased Subi with rocket box, stuffed it to the gills, which leaving the front seat open for her co-pilot Henry (her dog) and set off to settle into a very epic ski year!

Today’s postcard is to celebrate Amanda surviving ninety days of a new job, new place and now to onward to enjoying the fabulous California lifestyle. Oh and also putting up with me on the other side of her computer. All and all I am glad Amanda is here, to girl talk, hang out, be a work buddy, etc…

Hope you enjoying your new adventure and go A-Team!

Hots Dogs and Baseball.

The weather in the Tahoe Region was quite lovely this weekend. It is clearly Summer here… finally! All I could think over the last few days was firing up the grill and BBQ’n, which then throws my mind to hot dogs (all though I don’t eat many) and baseball. The true symbols of Summer. Bogie has taken on the roll of representing the hot dog here. The idea come from Chris, who has wanted to shave my handsome dog with a squiggle down his back and then putting him in a fake. He think it is funny, not so sure everyone would agree. Oh, don’t worry this hasn’t happened and never will happen, but I am humoring him with this postcard.

Hope everyone’s weekend was as relaxing as mine and happy Monday!


Ice Cream!

Ok, honestly, I have been trying to eat a lot better, which means less ice cream. Pretty much none actually, among other things. With this warm weather and a very very hot office without air conditioning, I just think of popsicles/ice cream in the late afternoon. I have been good, except for that cookie yesterday, woops! Anyways, last night all I could think of was ice cream, especially after the waiter at dinner asked if we wanted ice cream for dessert! Blarg… go eat some ice cream for me.

Oh, as for the drawing… I am trying out a new perspective. Not sure how I feel about it, and looking at it more, it kinda looks like her arm is on backwards. All things to learn from.


I want to ride my bicycle! (Play Queen song here.)

Over the weekend we had a few friends over. Suddenly I saw my beautiful blue Schwinn tandem flying around the driveway with two boys on it! At least they realized the tires needed some air before they took it for a spin. Slightly frightened by the two large 25 year old boys riding as fast as they could in small donuts around the island in the driveway, I was also very excited because I wanted to ride! Since moving to Truckee, my Schwinn hasn’t seen the light of day and now with nicer weather, it just might be time to take it for a real spin.

Here is to summer and lots of future bike rides.