There is joy in our house today. Governor Huntsman has selected the Golden Spike design as the official Utah Quarter.
My DS-11 was in the bedroom watching the news (I know, weird) and I heard him whooping. I thought something was wrong until he came roaring into the kitchen all excited because the Golden Spike design was chosen over a design featuring a beehive and a second with a snow boarder on it.
When the three designs were first proposed L was disgusted with the snowboarder because it didn’t aptly portray the history of the state. He wanted the Golden Spike. He wrote a letter to the governor expressing his opinion and was delighted when he received a letter back from the governor’s office.
L is a bit of a train fanatic. During the summer we first moved to Tooele we spent a lot of time visiting various train museums, rides, etc. One of them was Promontory Point where the first transcontinental railroad was joined together. The visitor’s center had a reenactment of that moment when the Golden Spike was driven into the railroad connecting the eastern and western lines.
For Christmas one year L was given a small, battery operated version of the Jupiter (one of the train engines involved in the transcontinental meeting) to run on his Thomas the Tank Engine track. We don’t use the track much anymore, but every Christmas the trains come out and go under the tree. So the Jupiter has become part of our holiday traditions.
I suspect when the Utah quarter is released, we will go get a roll of them for L’s collection.
Perhaps you have noticed a lack of blog updates on my part lately. I’ve been around; I just haven’t felt very blogish. I’m weaning myself from caffeine. I drank my last Wild Cherry Pepsi on Sunday. Now it’s just water, water and more water. I’ve been having panic attacks, and I think the caffeine may be contributing to them. As much as I love the pop fizz ahhh of my soda pop, I don’t love feeling like I am having a heart attack.
Since I am dropping the pop, I am also trying to go for a more healthy diet. This is not to say I haven’t had some chocolate in the last few days, because I have. But I don’t have a big ol’ bowl of M&Ms out on the counter where I can grab a handful whenever I walk past.
As a result of the caffeine fast, I’m feeling a little out of sorts and sleepy. The good news is I haven’t really had any headaches.
I also have a busy schedule this week, and have just realized the whole month is going to be a bit crazy as we are getting ready to wind down school.
So I will try to keep up on the blog, but I suspect it will be a bit sporadic for a few days.
I've been playing in the photo shop program of my computer. What do you think of this photo?