Monday, December 7, 2009


Here's my DH getting the standards ready for all my shelves. He's such a sweetie!
Here you can see some of the shelves up on one wall & standards getting set up for the next wall! It's gonna be so fun to fill up all those shelves so I can see what I have! I think I need more storage boxes! But that will come in time. I also get one more table!!! Everything will be in it's station. Can't wait to show it to you all finished!

Late Wishes!

Here's hoping you all had a Happy Turkey day and are getting ready for this wonderful season.
I'll have to post a bunch more pictures off of Ron's laptop later. My computer is finally up, so I have some of the latest on here. But there's alot more to show. Will do it asa I can. 'Sposed to have snow tomorrow! So off to load up on groceries!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Days!

Put this in our window at the Suites for Halloween, but only got to give some candy bags to our neighbors. Apparently our hotel isn't a "party" place! Well, just wait until we get into our house & get ready for all the holidays in the next year!

Hope you all had a fun one!

BTW, we will be offline most of this next week as we move from here to our new home & all of our stuff gets delivered. So we'll only be available by our cell phone until everything gets delivered & hooked up! But we're so excited we can barely sleep anyway! See you all soon!


So since our closing day was so beautiful, we set out the next day to do some chores. But we got outside & it was snowing! We put off all the chores except for groceries! Our little truck needed to get used to the idea of all this cold stuff!

It's funny 'cuz it only lasted about an hour and then was blue sky again! But I had to throw a small snowball at Ron, and get this picture of our Hawaii license plate with snow accumulating! What a difference a day makes!


Here's us at our closing which was a blast! Both of our agents came & even gave us gifts! It only took an hour even tho' we had to sign a gazillion papers & people on the mainland talk so fast!!!

Check out our clothes! We both wore special "Harkers"!!!


My DH brought me in these leaves. I couldn't believe how many colors there could be in one leaf!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

They have SEASONS!! Here's Fall!

It's funny how people think that the high desert is all sand & rock. Well, one day we headed up to the Jemez mountains to see some of the foliage & to prove that there really are trees here!
This picture below was of an old adobe building.
Here's a beautiful bunch of cottonwoods in gorgeous fall well as my honey checking out the view of the valley down below him.
And here are a couple more views of the gorgeous forests!

I'll have to write more later and show the leaves & then the snow!!!

Petroglyph National Monument

Some peeps have asked how we've been doing. Well, while we were waiting to close, we went to one of my favorite places in NM. It's the Petroglyph National Monument & you can hike for miles & see all the Rock Art that Native Americans did in this area years ago. Some things we have no clue what they pecked, but others are obviously animals, birds, people, etc. I wish I knew what they were trying to say. Here's just a few of the gazillion pics I took:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

A trip to ABQ wouldn't be complete for me without a trip to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Ron had never been, so we took a tour yesterday. It had been about 10 years since I'd last been here & some things sure have changed. But the dance remains the same.
This time they had a group that came in from Arizona. You can see the drummers below:

These dances are mountain spirit dances for healing. The dancers are painted in black & white symbols with large jingle bells, ribbons & feathers as part of their outfits. But the main thing that amazed me were the incredible headdresses! Wooden with some mirrors & paint...and they'd dance with these heavy things on their head, even bowing clear to the ground! Just amazing!

Below is a closer picture of one of the headdresses!

Balloon Fiesta

The Balloon Fiesta! Wow! We were several miles away from the field but were still able to see so many hot air balloons! Sometimes the wind caught 'em & flew 'em toward the city! Some even landed in very odd places. Like this one below:
Somehow it landed in a field near an industrial area near our suites!
But it eventually got some fuel goin' to it & started back up all safe & sound.
Up, up and away!!!

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

So, while we're waiting for all the paperwork & inspections to get finished, we decided to see a few things that were happening around here. One was the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival that was held in this tent. It's a 3 story high tent! It had lots of painters, potters, glass workers, stone carvers, wood carvers & even one person with an Oshibana booth! They came from so many states! Lots of pretty stuff inside, so we got lots of ideas. And even tried some free range goat cheese that was so yummy! Gonna love this place!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We got an offer accepted! Woo Hoo!

Yea! We made an offer, they countered & we accepted! So we're believing all the paperwork will go thru' smoothly & we'll be in our new home by the end of October! Happy Halloween & Samhain! Woo hoo! You can see a pic above, but the whole back yard needs to be done! So we will be busy campers! Gardens, fruit trees, grape vines, herbs, tomatoes, we come...oh, yeah, & some flowers, trees & bulbs! Yahoo!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hi, Everyone! It's true! We finally arrived in New Mexico! But we've been so busy trying to find a home, and dealing with a nasty tooth infection for poor DH, that I haven't had time to blog one bit! So decided before we go meet a realtor today, I'd at least post one picture. This is up in the Rio Grande Gorge. Beautiful country! The Rio Grande is really blue up there & the land is full of farming & horses and mountains. Did you all know there are more mountains in NM than in Colorado? Anyway, we're off again today to look at more houses! Wish us luck!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sparks fly from her fingertips!

Raven hair & ruby lips, sparks fly from her finger tips
Echoed voices in the night, she's a restless spirit on an endless flight...
...She got the moon in her eye!

Recognize that old Eagles song? For our last BBQ in our yard... I just had to try for this pic!!!

Can you name this plant?

Wonder who can recognize this plant & where it is? :)

Can you name this trail?

There are a few pals on Kaua'i who I think could name this trail! :)

Rescue Kaua'i Style

You might not know it, but these rescue units were up in the mountains of Koke'e for a rescue on a trail. I just had to show how they are so prepared for any kind of help. Note the surfboard on top!!!

Paved Paradise

So we had to deliver our last, really the final order, to the museum. We decided to try again to see the Kalalau. My DH even did his cloud parting dance! Alas, it didn't work this time...again.
But we were amazed to see that the old gravel parking lot had been paved! What? Isn't that how the song goes? Paved paradise, put up a parking lot? What next?
But I must say the disabled access is nice.
So, DH tried his dance again....but...
...all I got was a picture of this invasive ginger! Ah, well!

Earbud Holder

Not sure if you've heard of Instructables, but they have wonderful ideas on their site! So the week after I made my iPod protector for the truck, I noticed the trim bag hadn't been packed yet & I had an extra tin! So I made a holder for my earbuds! Yahoo! I made something!

iPod Cover

When your studio is packed, how do you create??? I need to every day or I feel the day is wasted. So, since we're moving, I've only had time to create something once a week. But a week ago & made this iPod protector out of some leftover yarn & a hook I'd kept out! Whew! I made something!!!

Beachcomber's Cuff to it's Owner

I'd saved this Beachcomber's Cuff for a pal who was volunteering in Africa. Well, he got home & I finally was able to sell it to him! I hope he enjoys it forever!

Prayer Basket

We actually do have a prayer basket! And my DH made it! We put all of the prayer requests in here on small post-it notes, then burn them on the full moon. But what to do when we are travelling? DH came up with the idea of taking a picture of it, putting it in an envelope & putting the prayers in the envelope! Then we can burn them at our new home! Yea!

Are we moved yet????

Last week on left...this week on right!
LOTS of breaks!!!
Some more from this week...I think we should leave the rest to the movers!!!