Thursday, February 28, 2008
There has been a lot of violence south of the border right here. Palomas has been the scene of numerous shootings and killings in the past month. Yesterday, there was more automatic gunfire and more bodies laying in the streets, so much so that our local police and state troopers rushed down and closed the border entrance temporarily until the Mexican government could get things under control. The big drug cartels are now operating openly right here, south of our border. It moved from Laredo to Juarez and now to the little town of Palomas. It is drug dealers fighting one another over who controls the drugs along the border. Nobody cares if they want to kill each other, but innocent people can get caught in the crossfire. I understand the Mexican government has agreed to send more federales to that side of the border.
Our weather is the good news. Deming is greening up. We went to the library yesterday and noticed that the cottonwood trees had big buds on them, yea! Our roses are sprouting new leaves and Spring is definitely here. Floyd made me promise not to plant any more flowers but he said I could plant a peach tree. I want two of them, lol. One yellow and one white! Our temp should be up in the 70s today, so another great day to spend outdoors. Yesterday Floyd dug trenches around all the trees and removed some unwanted growth from the bushes and watered everything so he doesn't have any yard work to do today. Have a good one y'all.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wishing you a very happy weekend. Hope your weather is nice and that you have an enjoyable time. I am going to pick up something to bbq Sunday and since we are going to Walmart anyway, that will be easy. Gotta get my doggies some bones to chew on, lol.
Oh yes, I have a U-tube that is timely just now, thanks Jim!
Monday, February 18, 2008
We are having a lovely day here in Deming. Lots of Sunshine, no wind! Nothing new to report. We saw our doctors and nothing new, we are as fine as can be expected. Floyd has spent most of today reorganizing a shed, lol. I haven't done much except put dinner on. Simple meal, fried chicken, potatoes, mixed veggies. We had a nice lunch, so that's good enough. Have errands to run tomorrow, hope this nice weather holds. Oh yes, one thing I did was try to organize my flower seeds, not much but something, lol. Wont be long now and Spring will be here. Our Spring arrives about a month before it is official.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Our local casino that I keep talking about, will be called Apache Casino and they are running a half page Ad in our local paper for all kinds of help. This is good for the community. Initially, it will be a small place, 11,000 sq.ft. but within a year they should start on their 20 million dollar building and then they will hire many more to keep that place going.
Our temps should reach 75F today but tomorrow and Friday will be much cooler. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow and Floyd has one for friday. Oh well, a couple of pretty cold days and then it should warm up again.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
On the way home we passed a field full of Sandhill Cranes. There must have been a thousand of them just as far as we could see. From a distance I thought they were emus but no, they were cranes. Just weird to see so many in one spot.
We came back and stopped at Burger King for lunch and then home. Such a lovely day and I am so looking forward to Spring and Summer. What will I bitch about when winter is gone????
Tonight there is a special on the NGC about global warming, something about +6 degrees and it sounds really interesting, so we want to see that. The truth of the matter, I don't buy into the global warming theory, but still this program sounds provocative, lol.
Oh yes, finally they broke ground for our Entertainment Center which will be 6 movie theaters, 16 lane bowling alley, sports bar, snack bar and arcade plus an 18 hole indoor blacklight minature golf course. Better than nothing. This past week they did start regular bus service in Deming and the transportation office will be at the old depot building next to the Entertainment Center.
Slowly but surely Deming is coming along.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
The SuperTuesday was fun for me as Hillary did great. Obama could make you nuts with that gospel mantra of his:
"We don't want to go back, we want to go forward, we don't want the past, we want the future, we don't want to go down, we want to up, etc. etc., ",eek! lol Also, I really dislike McCain. For one thing he is too old to be President. He could do a lot of things, like being a professor, or Legislator, but not a President because that is one office that is very unforgiving and no place for senior citizens. He could have a stroke at any time and he did have cancer, and on his head!!
So anyway, I am really hoping that Hillary gets it done because she knows her stuff and that is what we need. I know many men will not vote for a woman, but so what. History has shown many great women as leaders. I understand that she has the most Super-delegates.
Also, I was so happy that Eli Manning and his Giants won the Superbowl. It looked like his brother Peyton was as happy as he was.
Terrible tornados across the south. Tragic.
Friday, February 1, 2008
Floyd is out riding his bike. He either walks everyday or rides his bike. His doctor says that he is in excellent shape, and he wants to stay that way. We walked together when I was up to it. We will be going to Walmart today to pick up meds and a few groceries. I see a week of about 60 - 65F every day this next week, so that's not too bad. Our local golfers say that this has been a cold winter here. Glad we are not in the midwest with about a foot of snow, eek.
Oh yes, something great that I read on the net, seems there is a doctor in Texas who works for the Baylor University Hospital medical group, and he had developed a kind of vacine to help Cocain addicted people and it may work for other illegal addictive drugs. What it does, a series of injections over a 3 month period will put a certain protein in the body which binds to any cocain taken into the system and instead of the drug going through the bloodstream to the brain, it will simply be excreted. He has been working on this since 1995 and only needs one more trial set before his med is approved by the FDA. Wonderful news. They think that possible this drug could be given to young men who are in high risk situations as a preventative measure. This is something great for a whole bunch of folks, especially in this country.