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.