Thursday, January 2, 2020

2020

Oiy, Am I Late or What  ?


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Belated Merry Christmas from Arizona. We are getting snow tonight.
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Boo !


I'm down for now, had oral surgery.   Just wanted to say- have a safe night if you go out (or stay in like us).

Monday, October 14, 2019

No Fall Colors

None around my house, have to drive onto the Fort or into town.  This is fall to me, when wild AZ Sunflowers come up in late September.

Fence lines on north property have AZ Sunflowers all along, up past barn.  Equines are not interested in eating wildflowers.  Poppet is interested in whatever bugs are crawling about. You can see how bright this AZ sun is today.

 Inside my little side yard, out the window of quilting room.  I let it go after a devastating microburst. High wind and heavy rain turned into dime and quarter sized hail.  Left it all in tatters.  Some plants were spared by the mulberry tree.  That tree had everyone of its leaves shredded.  Much of the fig was spared along with a little apple tree and weeping pine. Trumpet vine lost leaves inside the yard, it was untouched on outside.  Hail was coming down sideways.


Our barren backyard during storm.  We have tried to grow trees and such back there but it's like the ground is poisoned.  That and 100 year freezes or flying masses of leaf eating bugs. 

Side yard during storm.  Patio table has since been moved under carport.  
Not sure why we keep trying. LOL.  Husband says he is going to take a welding class at our local Community College and learn how to make metal trees and bushes.  Hope he does now that he's retired.  I'll share some Spring photos next time.
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Hope to make it over to Tombstone October 20 for the parade.  We have never been.



Sunday, October 6, 2019

I Have Put Off Posting...

All summer. This has been a long hot summer, rain arrived late. 
I'll post some summer "highlights".

My quilting room is a converted covered porch, finished not that many years ago.  This year the roof leaked.  It's all repaired now after waiting three months for a trusted company to fix.  Their waiting list had 80 roof repairs ahead of us. Owner worked us in when he saw all my fabrics and quilting machine in danger. The ceiling had bulged right in the middle from water weight.
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LOL (gotta laugh or I could cry every time I look). I had pulled and stacked fabrics everywhere for the Gypsy Wife quilt. Now it all needs back on shelving.  Rain is gone for the season but I've been afraid to remove the tarp. I'm sure its been fixed up right, they showed us the old inferior materials and all new materials to replace. It's just so much to do in there but husband is going to help.

My health has been a roller-coaster ride for the last several months.  Trying new meds for the fibro and nerve pain, experimenting with dosages, new doctors and clinic. Depression. Sleeping too much. I've mostly been caring for our poodles, the horses and mule. But not complaining about that !
These guys... crack me up, keep me going.


The herd of five.  Husband chips in a lot to help with care.

Awesome storms this past summer...

Rain makes the desert green...

It actually feels a little bit like fall now. AC is turned off, nights are cool.
But in AZ you never know...




Thursday, July 4, 2019

July 4th 2019


I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.