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.