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Hello and Happy Monday, gang!

It’s back to the grind for me after only working two days last week.  I went to Arizona to visit my folks.  The weather there was gorgeous and we had a great time.

It’s a bit of a tradition for me and my mom to get pedicures whenever we see each other.  Here we are at a salon down the road from my parents’ house.

Another Moody family tradition is eating!!!  Here we are at a new Japanese eatery my folks wanted to try.  My dad likes trying new foods but he hates fish.  I thought he was going to throw up watching me eat sushi.

What traditions does your family have?  We used to attend sunrise service on Easter Sunday when I was a kid.  This year we attended my parents’ church on Good Friday instead.

I’ll tell you a tradition many people in Arizona have – tanning!!!  There were some people at the pool who looked like raisins!  I know it would be hard to resist the rays in a climate like that and I get my fair share of sun in Iowa when the weather is nice, but nothing like I did back in the day.  When I was a lifeguard in high school we used to have contests about who on the staff could get the darkest the fastest, and I was often in the lead.  Here is an article on the pursuit of the tan that surprised (and scared) me.  Are you a sun worshiper or do you slather on sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and wrinkles?

I need to get busy on some other housekeeping items after being gone for a few days… have a great week!