Monday, December 27, 2010

Looking forward to 2011

I don't know why, but I always look forward to a new year. At my age, you would think that I would want time to stand still. I guess it seems like a new beginning, a fresh start. All is well here, no complaints. Christmas came and went and we enjoyed it. Up until Christmas Eve, we had mostly low 70s as a daily high, but that didn't last. No rain here at all, but some clouds off and on. Much colder nights, but this being a high desert, we expect that. Seems that all family members are doing ok what with this recession hitting some worse than others. This too shall pass.

I enjoy the western channel on Encore and they are having a 24 hour Wagon Train marathon on Dec. 31 and then beginning Jan 1st, they are having Wagon Train episodes every afternoon, like they do The Virginian. Looking forward to that. I love my cowboys, lol.

Healthwise, we are about the same. I have been eating too much sugar this past week, but a little insulin helps. No plans for New Years except to watch the Rose Bowl Parade, a little football and some yummy snacks. I certainly wish all of my FB friends and all my family and otherwise friends a wonderful 2011.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quiet Christmas

Hope everyone enjoys their Christmas holiday this year. We plan to be at home and enjoy a peaceful time with good food, our pets and lots of nap time, lol. How boring ,huh? Oh well, it works for us.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Big birthday doin's!

My son came to see me on my birthday. He lives in Tucson, Az. He brought me a brand new 32" vizio tv for my bedroom, it was a gift from him and his two sisters, Phyllis and Teresa, and included a lovely card. Phyllis also ordered me a special birthday cake from Peppers and so it was a very festive day for me. Floyd gave me a pretty red BHG Coffeemaker and some Candy and Patsy sent lovely flowers and candy, what a day!

Anyway, Stew hooked the tv up for me and took away the little one that I had. Then he fixed me a nice breakfast and bought us all food for dinner from Amigos. Really special and it helps being old and sickly much better.:) I just love the TV.

So my oxygen is working great at night and so far I haven't needed it during the day, only sometimes in the evening when I go rest and hook myself up, lol. Also I have had computer problems, but many people gave me good tips and I finally am ok with the computer, the problem turned out to be Internet Explorer 9 beta, which apparently never installed properly. I am so glad that I don't need to purchase a new one.

Also our little kitty kitty had surgery Thursday. She was spayed and got her annual shots. We take her back on Dec. 8th for booster shots and she will be good for a year. She is so sweet and today she is acting like herself again, just chasing the dogs all over the place,:)

Hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving. We plan a rather scaled down meal with Turkey and all. Just the two of us plus the kiddos. Just a nice quiet day so I can have naps and floyd can just relax and do his thing.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Season

It won't be long now and the holidays will be here;
we will not be doing a lot of celebrating; going to make it a quiet time. Daughter Patsy and family will be visiting sometime around Thanksgiving but mostly it will just be the two of us and our pets..:) I don't feel up to any heavy-duty cooking and also don't want to eat out, that is just too tiring for me these days. I plan a nice meal that has some of our favorites; just prepare a dish a day for one week. We wish everyone a happy holiday season, no matter how you spend it. May you find peace, happiness and joy in everyday experiences.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cooler week

My last post mentioned temps in the low 80s during the day, well no more, they have been in the upper 60s, just missing 70F by a hair! Low this morning was 41F. The sun still feels warm and a good place to sit is in the sunny parts. We haven't had any frost or freezes yet and that should happen in about 3-4 weeks.

No news around here. The local papers are full of news regarding our new Spaceport Road Dedication and the flight of Branson's WhiteKnighttwo which buzzed the new Spaceport, still under construction. There were large crowds witnessing all the activities of the day at Upham, NM.

As for us, we are doing fine. Nothing new to report. Had an email from daughter Patsy and she and the family plan to come see us over a weekend near Thanksgiving. It will be great to see them. The date isn't firm yet, but we have no special plans for the holiday, so it doesn't matter.

Hope everyone is enjoying this lovely Fall weather.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

life changes

It has been an interesting week. I have all the equipment that I shall need when my chf advances to end stage. I'm not sure, but it is probably already at that point. I have my oxygen and it has helped me sleep much better, which surprised me since it is only at 2 liters. My hospital bed is taking some getting use to as I have had a queen-sized bed to myself for 20 years, and now I have cute little motorchair, a "jazzy" which I also must adjust to; it has a lot of power and wants to run "fast". Also, I have ordered an overbed table to keep the things I need close by.

I don't want my room to look like a "sick room", and I don't think that it does. I could use a larger screen tv, but nobody has everything.

Our weather has been perfect, highs in the low 80s or near 80. lows in the mid to lower 40s. No rain in sight! Really nice breezes and if our leaves had turned, they would be blowing everywhere; but, they are still nice and green and clinging to the trees.

I talked to my son today, and he is coming to visit me for my birthday, which is November 6th. I will be 76 years, lol. Don't know where all those years went, that's for sure. He plans to stay in Tucson with his new family over the holidays and that is fine with me, it is where he needs to be. We are going to keep our holidays as usual with less decorating for Christmas. I enjoy the holiday spirit but we don't need all the work.

We have our three dogs and now two kitties, so we really do have a family here. They all depend on me and floyd making a home for them, and we do so gladly.:) Time for bed, wishing everyone a happy Fall :)

Monday, September 27, 2010


One of the things I love about living in the SW Desert, is the fact that you can see for miles. Also, the very land you walk on has remained the same for thousands of years. The Apaches lived here and made very small footprints on the land, living in those little wicciups that they made out of desert scrap. They hunted for their food and ate cactus as a vegetable and for medicine. When you walk across this desert, you can easily imagine the Apaches walking in the same places, nothing has changed. The Desert is living history.

Iknow the advantages of living in the midwest, south and west. I have never lived east of east texas so I only know about how that looked to me when on vacation. The far west has the best weather over-all, but it is not nearly perfect. Some people think our weather is perfect. I probably would agree with this if I was younger and had better circulation. For now, the winter nights are just so cold to me. The south is great if you can handle the humidity and the bugs, especially the mosquitos and the giant roaches! The midwest has long cold winters, hot humid summers, and not for me. The best thing about the midwest, is the four distinct seasons.

I am glad that we settled in this part of the country. Deming is nice little town, good for old retired folks since this town has many opportunities and facilities for senior citizens. Deming is not a vacation destination. Most of our families live on the west coast and the 680 mile drive appears very difficult for them. Before we made the move from San Bernardino, Ca., we would drive to Deming approx. 4 times a year. We would have breakfast at Dennys in San Bernardino, drive all day, stopping for lunch and potty breaks for our little doggies, and arriving at dinner time. Slow, easy drive. Our families seem to find this a very difficult drive and to us, it was just an adventure.:)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lovely Weather

Fall is definitely in the air, even though the temps don't truly reflect this. It is 85 today but partly cloudy with breeze gusts so when one is in the shade, the temp feels just wonderful. Our kitties love being on our front porch which is screened in. They watch the birds and anything else that moves.

I've been trying to call our fiend David's home for a week now, with no answers. He must be either in a hospital or staying with family. Nobody answers the phone at his house. We hope that he is comfortable. I am so glad that I have been lucky enough to have the time to plan out my end of life. I am slowly but surely arranging my life so that I will be comfortable without being too much of a burden on family. I am getting a power wheelchair so that I can navigate from room to room without someone hanging on to me, lol. I am going to order a hospital bed so that it will help me position myself for comfort when I need it and I guess I will get oxygen delivered next week after a pulmonary eval. I have a tv within reach of my bed and next thing I am going to do is clean out my closet and get rid of a lot of old clothes that I never wear and stock up on some comfort clothes suitable for in home and resting. David's illness hit him so fast, that he didn't have time to think of anything. I may be around for a couple of years, but I feel the need to take care of business. I feel lucky to have most of my wits about me,and I want to take care of stuff while I am able.

About my funeral, well, the family and the mortuary can figure it out, nothing religious for sure but since I don't really believe in funerals, they can all just keep it simple as possible.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall weather

Today and tomorrow we are to have thunderstorms. There are high clouds over our area now but still sunshine. Only a few more days until Fall is here officially. I think most of our nation enjoys the seasons of Spring and Fall the best. I am happy that we don't change our time back until November, keeps the days from being soooo short. After Fall, we need to go to Australia to begin the cycle all over again and skip winter entirely. The truth of the matter is; time goes so quickly for us that it really doesn't make any difference. Last Christmas Floyd said to me "why take everything down and put it away, before we know it, it will be Christmas again?" It sure seems like that. I lose track of time and what seems like a couple of years ago always turns out to be more like 8 or 9 years ago. Time is elusive for old folks.

Actually, I have no complaints. I finally did the P.T. eval. Found out that my arms, hips and back are "weak". Oh well. After my birthday in November, I won't be that far from 80 and how strong are most 80 year olds anyway?? We went to see our long time friend David a couple of weeks ago and it is heartbreaking to see how he has deteriorated. He has lost so much weight although he is still alert. We haven't gone back because he has some family staying with him and he is so heavily medicated, that he drifts in and out. I could see it took all of his energy to try to maintain a conversation. I just wanted him to know that we had not forgotten him. We keep losing our friends, which is a problem with oldsters.

Nothing new happening here, which is the good news, lol. Talk with you all later.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lazy, crazy, days of summer!

Peppers and Garlic, lol. Those of you who remember my recipe blog will remember this little graphic. Summertme down here is pretty well represented by peppers, garlic, onions, etc.

We have been fortunate to have had guests from California. We love all the kids, but you know, the mindset of our California kids is very different from ours being Senior Citizens living in the Desert. For one thing, when we go out to eat, they TIP more. They call waiters and waitresses SERVERS, and they think nothing of TATS, that is INK in Calfornia talk.LOL Oh well, that doesn't really matter, just things that we noted. When Phyl was here, we took her to Adobe Deli for a Sunday lunch. We were very disappointed in that place. I think it was dirty, but it was too dark to really tell. There was one waitress (server), who did a great job, but she really needed help. The bar was not open and no background music, plus I thought children were not allowed when a full menu was served, but there were some there. We never see kids in "sit-down" restaurants, they generally go to the local "fast-food" places. The food was ok, limited menu but large portions. We do not plan to go back.

Floyd's daughter Deborah, her daugher and her daughter came to visit fo three days. We enjoyed their company and I enjoyed having the girls to talk with. Floyd went to Rockhound Park with them and found some more rocks. We have a rock collection and I don't mean music. It has been nine years since we last saw these folk, and their lives have really changed a great deal. Ours have been pretty much the same except for us getting older, I think they were a little taken back by that. Well, time marches on.

I will say that Facebook gives us a way to keep in touch so that we are aware of what is going on in the family without actually being there. With technology being what it is, I think more and more families will visit electronically. Take the new Cisco Technology for instance, I think this is great and wonder when it will be available for individuals.

At any rate, the kids all seem to be well and taking care of business as they should. My son Stewart will be here on Sept. 3rd over Labor Day and he visits often enough that we know what is happening there. All appears good for him and that is great. He has had a tough couple of years. Anyway, I am so looking forward to visiting with him. We understand each other very well, lol so it is a comfortable visit. No divided loyalties with him. This coming weekend is the GADR and Deming does a great job with the Duck Races. This 4 day celebration had evolved in a very fun and happy happening here in town. Lots of vendors, entertainment, food, rodeo,carnival and everyting you would expect from a true celebration..and, don't forget the Parade! :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Comings and Goings

My daughter Phyllis came from California for a visit. It was great to be able to talk with her. She has a very busy life and works very hard. It is tiring just thinking about it. She bought me a new camera which I needed.:-)Now Floyd's daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter are coming for a few days. Four generations right there, gotta get a photo!:) It has been a long time since Floyd has seen his oldest daughter, like 9 years!

I use to do a lot of cooking for guests, but nowadays, I just do a minimal amount of cooking. I am making a blueberry cheesecake and a large pan of green chile enchiladas (chicken), then I can fix some hot wings and potato salad for another meal. That's about it, ...then we go out to eat, lol. I actually enjoy cooking, but my health precludes me from spending much time on my feet.

I just can't believe that school begins this month and that next month is September...FALL, yikes! Seems as if summer just arrived. I mean this getting old stuff is getting old!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Guest all gone :(

Daughter Phyllis left this morning for home. We really enjoyed her visit. She bought me a super nice camera. I am all thumbs with new technology, but I promise to figure it out and post some pictures of Kitty. I never had learning problems before, but my brain just doesn't work right these days. Too many times when it was deprived of oxygen:( This week Carlos is supposed to come over and measure me for a scooter. My gait is just unsteady and who knows why! I turn in the paperwork tomorrow, pick up my meds and then we are going by David's house to see how he is doing. He was expecting news about possible back surgery when the doc told him that he has terminal lung cancer. I feel so badly for him. He went from taking zero pills to the realization that he is dying. Well, like I told him, "we are all terminal from the day we are born". I need to take him something tasty to eat because he has no appetite and is losing weight rapidly. Be grateful for your good health.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Every evening it rains. Part of the monsoon thing and since that is the bulk of our annual moisture, we all enjoy it. Lots of boomers, scares our dogs, but they do seem to be adjusting to it. Baby hides under my computer desk right at my feet. We got 3/4" of rain yesterday.

My daughter Phyllis will be here in 2 weeks, YEA!!!

She will be here for 3 days, so we can get all caught up on stuff.I haven't seen her in three years, so lots to talk about. Once they come visit, you just don't want them to leave. :(

There is a possibility that granddaughter Jennifer and husband Jim will be able to come visit early Fall. I sure hope so, me and Jenn can talk for hours, lol and have lots to catch up on too.

We are going to have a great summer!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I love summer

I've been spending this summer reading and watching tv movies. Just relaxing. We had a nice 4th, the food was good and everywhere we looked we had fireworks;the only problem was that the youngsters with firecrackers must have stayed up all night. We could use some more rain since it is monsoon season, we hope to have some nice rain this month. Every evening we have fluffy white clouds that build up, but then they disappear; our air is just too dry.

Gotta go fix dinner, going to fix fajitas tonight. Have a good week y'all.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monsoon season

We are in our summer monsoon season which runs from July through September. The temps are more moderate and every evening, the clouds roll in, thunder and lightning surround and showers. The wind picks up and rain or no rain, our evening temp drops approx. 20 degrees and it is very pleasant to be outside. We did get 1/4 inch of rain yesterday which was good. This is the desert, so any amount of moisture helps.

Had my annual doctor's appointment yesterday and basically what that means is that I have another year to get my meds, lol.

Here it is going on 11 am and still in the 70s with a nice breeze. Floyd just finished cutting our grass, and it smells so good. He stays busy. Yesterday he put together a little windmill for our front yard. We still have that canopy to assemble and it is going to take some time as we do move slowly, so we are waiting for Fall temps.

This week our peaches ripened and I baked a couple of pies. They were yummy. One thing about being retired, we can set our own schedule for doing things.

Monday, June 14, 2010


We went through many packets of old photos yesterday. At one point, floyd became so immersed in what we were doing that he forgot where he only lasted for a moment; scared me though. I can't seem to find my digital camera, so I will probably just buy a new one. I haven't even tried out my printer/scanner yet,well, I've used the printer, but not the scanner; like floyd said, when we first moved to Deming, we took pictures all the time but the past couple of years we have both lost interest. Probably just our age/health issues.

Today was a beautiful day locally. Our peaches are ripening and they look so pretty. The wind took most of our fruit, but we have some plums and peaches left. Maybe I will get some pictures when they are ripe:)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cholla season

All of our cactus is in bloom, but the Cholla is really pretty here and all over southern new mexico.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Early summer in the desert!

Summer always comes early down here in the SW Desert. Since we have retired, we enjoy the nice warm weather. Used to be that many residents moved away back to their northern homes for the summer; not many do that these days. People from southern California and Arizona have moved in and they are not afraid of the heat.

The poppies were fabulous this year due to a wet winter. Life is good living quietly in the desert.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wild Things

During the 1960s, New Mexico imported some exotic animals. Nothing dangerous and I believe they were brought here to improve tourism and hunting. We have natural wild things as do most states like, bears, coyotes, wolves, mountain lions, wildcats, pronghorn antelope, ringtail cats, Javelin, lynx, bighorn sheep, and many, many more. The imports are: the ORYX,and the IBEX. We are also concerned about the jaguar that keeps creeping into our state from Mexico.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was great around here, heard from all my kids and a few grandchildren. I have a fridge full of sweet goodies, should last a while! It was a lovely day all the way around. I don't know how I raised such considerate people.:)

We have had great weather, not really hot yet although the temps may seem like it feels hot. We only turned the cooler on twice for a short period each time. We have a canopy cover that we need to assemble but we are going to wait until we are guaranteed a calm day. The big wind we had a couple of weeks ago tore our old canopy apart. We can't really complain though, we had the old one for 12 years, lol. I think we paid $125 for it at Sears. This canopy should last as long if we can anchor it somehow.

We are enjoying this nice time of year and sure hope that everyone else is too.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Really summertime

Today will be about 90F for a high and it just delights me. Warm weather has been elusive this Spring. I do believe that it is here to stay. I love living in the desert. Low humidity, no mosquitos and clear skies, no smog. I love the clear night skies when the Milky Way is so pretty and it seems there are a gazillion stars in the sky.

Even though our weather has been a bit odd, our Spring flowers are doing just fine. My pink poppies are thriving and are spreading a little more each year. This year there was a really bumper crop. They are so pretty.:) They were a gift from my neighbor Connie who passed away last fall.

Today is Cinco de Mayo and normally I would be preparing mexican food, but not today. I am upset with the illegals and the assistance they get from the semi-legal mexicans who live on this side of the border. Oh well, things generally work themselves out.;)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Illegals in the Southwest

We live in SW NM which is next to SE AZ. Recently an Arizona rancher was killed by an illegal alien near our NM border with Arizona. The illegals cross our border daily and have assistance from the locals on this side of the border. Some of the residents in Columbus, NM have relatives across the border in Palomas. The violence in Palomas is so bad that very few tourists are going into Mexico via Palomas. The dentist who heads of the largest dental and hotel business in Palomas has been kidnapped and held for ransom. Not only is our southern border become a dangerous place, but illegal drugs and people are being sent north as witness the capture of many of these people and many tons of illegal drugs, heading our way from Mexico.

When we drive in the country, we see gallons of water along certain north-south routes, left there by illegal sympathizers. I believe these people to be traitors to our United States. Hermanas Rd. and Hermanas Grade are two of these routes. Children from Mexico are regularly bussed to Deming to attend the Deming Public Schools. Our local hospital is used by all those south of the border who need urgent medical care. Of course all of these services are paid for by local taxpayers. These Mexicans have no insurance and no money and the costs are passed along to everyone else. Pregnant women come to Deming to have their children delivered so that they are "U.S. Citizens". Deming has built brand new apartments for migrant workers and also sends social and educational assistance to the migrant children; we don't need the migrant workers any more, there are machines that can do the harvesting, however, the farmers don't want to pay for them.

I am very supportive of our President Obama, but this is one issue on which I respectfully disagree. Our country can no longer afford to take care of the thousands of people who come across our borders illegally on a daily basis. They are no help and place a heavy burden on the border communities along our southern border. They bring crime and poverty and in return we are forced to offer community services, food and medical care. It isn't fair and something needs to be done about it. At least now Arizona has a viable solution and if New Mexico doesn't do something similar, we will be inundated with illegals coming from Arizona to New Mexico and into Texas.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Nice week!

This past week has been especially nice as my son came from Tucson and he and his little dog spent 3 1/2 days here visiting. It was good to have someone to visit with and we sure enjoyed the company. I had a bout of arthritis while he was here, so I kind of limped around, lol. Feeling much better now. Why do bad things happen when people come to visit????

We had our cooler serviced and our furnace serviced for summer. How nice to only worry about the warm temps instead of the cold temps. I just hate cold weather, which I think the whole world knows, lol.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lovely days and lovely nights.

The weather has been great and nothing is nicer than being able to sleep at night with my bedroom window open. The air is clean and smells so good out here in the desert. I pity people who live in polluted cities with the smell of diesel fumes out their windows; they keep their air conditioning on all the time so they can't smell the air. That is no way to live.

April is a super month here as it is in many parts of the country. Of course, I enjoy summer even when the temps get over 100F, what I don't like is cold weather!! My roses have buds on them and my Lady Banks roses are blooming. My Iris's are still blooming and look great this year. We saw hummingbirds by our honeysuckle bush so they are eager to get started and we have the little house finches nesting around our porch. Spring is such a wonderful time of year.

Friday, April 9, 2010


We are so fortunate that our weekly forecast is for temps in the 80s. Some places in this country are still cold! Nice weekend ahead and we will probably get out and drive around the countryside. Our son might make it here by Sunday, he lives in Tucson and it's about a 3 hour drive. He plans to come for a visit, but he doesn't know exactly when. We sure enjoy his company and he brings his little dog cookie too; she plays with our dogs, lol.

I love this time of year and it makes me doubly glad that we live in the Desert. No humidity and no mosquitos. I'm grateful for DST because now there is more daylight to enjoy the outdoors. Monday, the Cactus Cafe' opens again. The original owners are taking over. For years, before we moved here, we ate at the Cactus on every trip, beginning about 15 years ago. After we moved here, ownership changed several times and always worse, so anyway we are delighted that the original owners are back and our old favorite place will be back again.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter, etc....

Tomorrow is Easter, so I did a little grocery shopping so I could make a complete meal, lol. It will be just me and floyd and the truth of the matter is, we could have eaten out anywhere but I like leftovers, I need leftover ham for when I want split pea soup and also, I enjoy leftover salads. I make potato salad and fruit salad.

Our temp for tomorrow will be 80F so that is perfect. We have spent most of today outside, just so nice to have all that warm sunshine. I am so grateful that we don't have to worry about mosquitos and humidity. We do have to tolerate those Spring winds, but not today and not for the next few days.

So, all is well in our part of the world. I am wishing I had family that lived nearer to me but feel lucky that my son is only about 3 hours away. I find that I am envious of my ex SIL, she lives near her children and they are able to share their lives.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Health Care Reform

I am just so happy that the Health Care Reform bill is going to pass and President Obama will sign it into law. It was a long hard fight and now that is over. What we can all do now is try to make sure that the amendments to this bill will bring it into the 21st century. The insurance companies tried their damnest to scare people with those slick misleading tv commercials, but thankfully they did not work. I do believe that many folks were scared by these commercials on tv, but the majority of people looked beyond what money could buy.

Well, this is the news that has made my day. It is a lovely day here in Deming and Floyd is out taking a nice long walk as he does daily. We are looking forward to a week of warm, dry, weather.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Beautiful Day!

Beautiful warm day here. My iris's have buds on them and everything is greening up so pretty. I love Springtime. Much of the country is experiencing this lovely weather and it is wonderful. That winter was too long, too wet and too cold. Glad that is over.

I am going to spend much of today outside just soaking up the sun. The national weather map shows warmth and sunshine coast to coast so everyone should be happy. I love the longer days. Enjoy everyone.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Time changes tomorrow

"Spring forward", most of the U.S. will begin Daylight Savings Time. We set our clocks ahead one hour and then we have longer days with more sunshine to work in, also, saves energy. Arizona doesn't change it's time so after tomorrow, California and Arizona will have the same time.

Floyd sprayed our fruit trees today. I was going to do it, but he had already done it, lol. Tomorrow (Saturday), it is to be nice and warm, so we are going to our local auction house to see how it goes. If we like it, we can take some things there to unclutter our storage shed.

We plan on going to the Rock and Gem show Sunday, but if it is cold and/or rainy, we will stay home. We don't leave our dogs outside in bad weather.

Our plum tree is blooming and our peach tree has large buds on it. We have a nice large cactus garden and last week we picked up a rattlesnake (fake) at Kmart. They only had two and I could tell by looking that they would sell quickly. The snake looks like a western diamondback and it is large and heavy, kind of curled up but seems to be in the process of uncurling. Looks great among the cactus. We had so many people ask about it when we were in line checking out. Hope Kmart orders more. It was $40, a good buy. It is very heavy, and even our strong spring winds will not move it.

I cannot tell you how happy I am that the weather is warming and trees are greening up. We have had a very wet and cold winter and I am tired of it.

Enjoy your weekend everybody!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Days!

This little sun says it all! We are predicted to have 70s all week and you all know how I enjoy the heat. We have had an especially wet winter and I hope it guarantees the farmers a good season, especially the Pecan farmers.

This is a great month because the time changes here and that will provide us with an additional hour of warm weather each day. Also, Spring begins and in this part of the country, our weather warms before the official start of Spring. I remember when I lived in the midwest, Spring would start and sometimes it would snow, at any rate, it was never really warm. I am so glad we moved to the southwest.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Our lovely Springtime weather has gone away for a few days. Last night the wind howled around the house and made me snuggle under the covers, even covered up my head! A dusting of snow was on the ground this morning, but soon burned away. The winds have been the culprit, blowing 17-20 mph and very cold.Floyd and the dogs have been outside for most of the day. Not me, I am so cold natured that I wouldn't last very long out there. Oh hurry warm weather !!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Days!

The following pictures were taken a couple of days ago by my son who was visiting from Tucson. My little dog, Baby,is black, fat and spoiled a lot. The next picture is of Duke, our bird dog: Baby is on the sofa and Duke is in the recliner! Now a picture of Stewart's little dog, Cookie: She is blond and cute as can be.We had a great visit. These pictures posted out of order, but you can figure it out, lol

It is really Springtime here now, the roses have brand new leaves and our front porch was 70F today, just beautiful!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Spring is in the air!!!!

Beautiful day here in Deming with lots of sunshine. Floyd has been working outside and just enjoying being able to spend time outside with the dogs.

I enjoy the warmer weather also. I imagine most folks are looking forward to the Superbowl tomorrow. Geaux Saints!! We will enjoy some snacks and plan on enjoying the game.

Hope Spring arrives at your home soon. :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

We have had a very good day. Our friends David and Betty stopped by and we had a nice visit. They were not able to sell their home at auction because no one can get financing. They figure by June of this year, they will have sold their home so they can move back to Oklahoma. I think David misses the Casinos, lol.

We had sunshine all day today after several days of grey skies and lots of rain. Also, luckily, virtually no wind at all and it was wonderful. Our temp never got above 50F, but the sun was good and warm.

It is hard to believe that February is just around the corner. The year is flying by and really, springtime and summer can't come too soon for me. Hope everyone is having a good day and that the snow and ick that was here, misses you.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cooke,s Peak

A good picture of the snow on Cooke's Peak which is a local mountain. All the rain down here has put snow on the mountains.

One week until February!!!!! Love is in the air.:)

So the months are just flying by and soon February will be here. I know Spring does not officially begin in February, but it acts like it around here. We will have Groundhog day and Valentine's Day this month as well as President's Day. Something for everybody.:)

Things are going well around here. Of course I continually complain about the weather, with me only liking temps in the 80s+. Floyd's checkups have been very good and I have had no real problems that I don't already know about, lol.

Two of our grandchildren are returning to school, Allie and John, and we have a new great grandchild, Kimiko Bree! So things are going well. We are looking forward to Spring and all that goes with it, lol

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Our longtime friends from California, the watsons, have their home up for public auction today. They are moving back to Oklahoma. We wish them luck and we will miss them. I personally do not think it is a good move, but it is not my life, so, we wish them luck.

Springtime is a good time for changes, don't you think?? Mild weather and sunshine. Our little town of Deming has fallen on hard times, but still, this past year has been a good one. For one thing our new public transportation has really taken off and has many riders. Our movie theater and bowling complex opened with much success, and another larger motel, The Hampton Inn has come to town. Our Chile crop and Pecan Crop has been better than in previous years. So changes come slowly, but still, they are welcome.

We love living in Deming. No place is perfect, but this little town is nearly perfect for us. What would make it perfect?? Family living closer would help as well as milder winter nights, lol.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Looking for Spring!

It won't be long and Spring will be here. No more cold weather, ice or snow. It is a shame the damage the cold is doing in Florida and also in the southern cities of New Orleans and Houston. All that pretty tropical vegetation is taking a beating.

Our highs for the next 10 days will be in the upper 50s. Stewart lives in Tucson and you can figure his temps will be at least 15F higher than ours! Some of our local crops are still not harvested due to the ground being wet. Mainly, the Pecan crop which should have been over and done with by now. The paper says that our Pecans will be harvested and immediately put on a ship heading to China. Well, by boxcar, then shipped out. New Mexico is second in the production of Pecans, with Georgia being 1st and Texas being 3rd. Although, there have been many new trees planted the past few years in our area.

I sure hope that the rest of the country gets a break from the awful weather, and soon. I worry about the poor little critters that have to live outside and fend for themselves.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Holidays are over!

Thank goodness, now back to normal. I must have gained 10 lbs, lol Lots of goodies around here plus Stew's two large containers of home made cookies, yum! Plus we had candy of all kinds, yum. :) I like sweets, lol. Oh well, out of sight out of mind, so we are hiding the goodies for now.(freezer):)

Our daily weather should range from highs of 48F to 62F for the next 10 days. Oh well, it is January. I hate winter! I am pretty sure everyone knows that. Winter is so restrictive. At least we will have bright sunshine everyday. The east coast is being hit with a cold wave like the midwest had last week.

All friends and family seem to have survived the holidays in tact. The Western Channel had a great 3 day weekend of old classic western tv shows. I just loved them. I watched as many as I could stay awake for because they were on 24 hours a day.

Facebook has some good photos of some of my children grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing in the snow in Denver, Co. The little ones seem to enjoy this, lol.