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.