It’s been a pretty busy week, with lots to do. Just thought I’d post an update about what we’ve been up to in southern New Mexico.
I made preserves using the peaches from the tree in our yard. The peaches came ripe all at the same time, we ate as many as we could and then canned the rest.
I started a new painting. I found a picture online of a painting that someone else did. I loved it and thought that I could duplicate it rather than purchase it (it wasn’t for sale anyway).
I made peanut butter s’more cookies at a friend’s house. We used old marshmallows in some of them that hardened into rocks when melted, so we switched to 4th of July marshmallows. Some cookies have red white and blue star shaped marshmallows on them, who cares, they all taste the same anyway.
The turtle key chain that I’ve had on my car keys since I was 16 via a gift from my sister, fell off my keyring this week, I’m glad I didn’t lose it. It turns out it just came off rather than actually broke, so I was able to put it back on it instead of repair or replace it.
I’ve decided that I love Pyrex. I remember some that my mom had when I was a child and didn’t realize that people collected it. I made my first purchase of a set of 4 different sized mixing bowls. They are washed and ready for use…what???? you thought I was going to collect them and let them sit on the shelf? You must not know my husband very well.
The little boys went for a haircut and had a blast. They run and play with all the other dogs as our groomer also has a boarding kennel attached as well as grooms dogs. They then needed a blast from the AC in the car too cool down on the way home.
I went to my first local Chinese food restaurant. Nate doesn’t like any of the places in Alamo, so when I was in Rui I went to one to try it out. It is closed on Monday’s, but since I go to Rui on Fridays now I finally thought to go (it only took a year of going on Fridays to realize that it was an option.
While I was changing the sheets, the dogs figured out that they could get under our bed. I was calling and calling them only to find that one got stuck and could not get out.
It only took me 4 years to realize that there is a mountain nearby that has trails to climb. I bought a new waist-pack (hey now, they don’t call them fanny-packs anymore) to hold, my water and keys while I hike.
I hope the collage below works well and you can see the pictures.