A few funny/awesome things lately:
We live in a ward full of elderly folks (the famous Leisure World is in our ward boundaries!). It was inevitable that sooner or later one of them would take a liking to us! This cute lady is someone we sit by occasionally at church, we help her out to her car when she needs it, she brings us bread to church,, etc. You know, the usual old lady/young couple relationship. So she leaned over to us one day and said, "You know, I don't think you need to be sick to get a free meal. I want to have you two over for dinner."
This is the first thing she showed us when we got there:
Peekaboo the tortoise! She's had him for 25 years! She keeps him on her porch. She then showed us her pictures of her friends and neighbors holding Peekaboo, from the recent "Coming Out" party she threw for him. Yes, tortoises hibernate for 6 months a year, and when it was time to come out for the the spring she wanted to celebrate! Hilarious.
We went in and she had a candle-lit, 3 course meal for us. It was really cute. While we ate, we learned ALL about this cool lady:
-She came to America from Sweeden to be a nanny at age 24, on a dare from her boyfriend.
-She moved to Vegas and worked in the tables in the Casinos.
-Married her husband, not knowing he was LDS, later was baptized after MUCH work from the Elders.
-When her husband died, she forwent a Realtor and sold her house by herself to her needy neighbor kid.
-She buys season tickets for the USC football games every year, decks herself out in USC colors, and tail gates with her girlfriend before every game.
-She's going on a trip to Thailand for the 3rd time this fall.
The list goes on... pretty funny/awesome experience.
Next funny/awesome thing:
The other day I was getting on the scooter and spotted something nice hanging out of a garbage can (I can't help it). It was a pair of brand new pajamas with the tags still on. I found a bar code from Marshall's, so I decided to take them back and see what happens! I got $17 worth of credit and these sweet kicks were $30, so BAM! My new favorite shoes for $13. Just call me Thrifty Sal.
I hope I have more funny/awesome blogs in the future :)