For most of the day I didn’t figure on putting a post together tonight. Didn’t go anywhere today & for the most part didn’t do much of anything except scratch a bit a dirt here & rake a bit of dirt there. But, once again, if I don’t write something at night……what the heck else is there to do.
A LITTLE PAINTING WITH LIGHT TONIGHT
Never even bothered taking a camera along on our walk this morning. Oh oh, something wrong there:(( Rare to find a body of water in the desert, but we did find one earlier today. Complete with some bones. I’ll give myself an extra kick Monday morning & see if I can’t get myself back in the groove again. Christmas is not my favorite time of year & I’ll leave it at that. Except to say, for some of us Northerners, a Christmas without snow is kinda like pancakes without syrup. And, while on the topic of snow… What do you call Frosty the Snowman in May……….. A puddle:))
Our internet today was just about as slow as I have ever seen it here. Couldn’t even open Google or Hotmail. Figure it’s all the Kiddie-Pops in the area on a holiday Sunday afternoon doing their game stuff that has the signal bogged down. Or, more realistically…..maybe the world did end a couple days ago & I just haven’t figured it out yet.
HANGING A FEW CHRISTMAS LIKE CHILE LIGHTS ON ONE OF OUR FRONT YARD MESQUITE TREES
We have company coming from New York State in about 3 weeks. Kelly’s Brother Peter & wife Leslie will be flying into Phoenix, renting an SUV, & heading on up to our place. Seasoned travelers, this will be their first getaway since Peter’s full retirement from Robert’s Wesleyen College near Rochester. And, sometime the following month, or maybe March, we are hoping my Aunt Jean’s health has improved to the point where she can fly out from Sarasota Florida. Readers may remember my Aunt Jean from her week’s stay at the Ranch over in Cochise County last January. She is my Uncle Harry’s Sister. Harry is doing fine by the way……………..
On our morning walks we generally leave the house all bundled up in warm clothes. Kelly wears a warm hat & mitts. Half an hour later, with the sun about 10 degrees above the horizon we are peeling off clothes like crazy. And how do you figure out 10 degrees above the horizon? Extend your arm out full length & make a sideways fist. Rest the bottom part of your fist on the horizon. The top part of your fist is then about 10 degrees into the sky.
Guess the best thing for me to do is simply come to terms with & accept the fact that the stiffening & sometimes painful Arthritis which has dogged my legs this past dozen years, is probably not going to reverse itself. Been on the arthritis medicine ‘Arthrotec’ for over a decade now & I think it has done all it can do for me. This leg thing sure has put a crimp in my hiking & rock scrambling. When we get back to Canada in the Spring I’ll just have to sit down with my Doctor person & see if I have any options. No complaints with my upper body, just my legs. Well Okay, maybe I could be accused of having a few screws loose, but…………………..
OH OH, LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE BEEN MOVING FURNITURE AGAIN
While garage sailing Saturday morning, Kelly came across 3 rather unique Mexican paintings. Not flat canvas & not prints. Surface is very textured & of course, Kelly didn’t like the price. She waited until late this afternoon, knowing the garage sale was over & went back, hoping the paintings might still be there. They were, & Kelly got them for a much lower price:))
HARD TO TELL FROM THE PHOTOS BUT THESE RAISED TEXTURE PAINTINGS HAVE A SLIGHT 3 DIMENSIONAL EFFECT
GROANER’S CORNER:(( It's a romantic full moon, when Pedro said, "Hey, mamacita, let's do Weeweechu."
Oh no, not now, let's look at the moon!" said Rosita.
Oh, c'mon baby, let's you and I do Weeweechu. I love you and it's the perfect time," Pedro begged.
"But I wanna just hold your hand and watch the moon." replied Rosita.
Please, corazoncito, just once, do Weeweechu with me."
Rosita looked at Pedro and said, "OK, one time, we'll do Weeweechu."
Pedro grabbed his guitar and they both sang.....
"Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year."
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