Thursday, November 30, 2006

Singing In The Snow

Last night we got a foot or so of snow. Photos coming. And meanwhile found this crazy music web-page that I'm in love with. You can select almost anything. Listen as it walks you through songs. I'll be out dancing and singing in the snow this afternoon!

Monday, November 27, 2006


Mike and I drove out to my father's house for Thanksgiving. It was a wonderful visit. The turkey was plenty and my father's garden was blooming. I spent time picking eggplant, basil, okra, and peppers. I guess we know where the green thumb comes from. On a side note. Moab loves turkey. The first photo is her eating. The second is how she spent the rest of the day.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Working Out Anyone?

Karen and I used to spend hours at the gym working on our treadmill dance moves. Seems that some people have taken our idea. Should we sue Karen?

Sunday, November 12, 2006

When Karaoke Was King

Last night Mike, his father and I went into Deming for dinner. We decided earlier to eat at my favorite restaurant (a Mexican-Italian joint). Really I have no idea how their Mexican is - because the Italian is SO good that I've only ever eaten that. Normally, as in the past, this converted bank restaurant with zero ambiance has been home to us and maybe one other person. We have always worried that they just weren't getting enough business to stay open - but of course they always seemed to be open.

Last night, a Saturday night, we entered the place to find a few tables full. Just a few. And people were talking loud and seemed excited. The energy in the room was amazing. By 7 PM the place was packed. We felt bad for staying at the table for so long when there were people standing waiting for a table. Turns out - it was karaoke night. Now normally, at least from what I've seen, karaoke happens with there is 1) loads of liqueur that has been consumed 2) a dark room 3) inhabitants were tossed to the wind like 30 minutes ago. This night though ... all those rules were broken. The room was filled with people from 5-85. There was little to no booze being consumed. And the entire room turned to face the television to sing along with the selected singer. Everyone knew one another. Some people got up and danced, even if they didn't have a partner. People brought their own CD's with music. My favorite of all was a 60 year old cowboy named JD who sang some old country song and nailed it. He was amazing. He drank his Miller Light until his name was called. He sauntered up to the front. He sang his guts out. And it all made me wish that there was just a bit more of this - good old fashion clean fun - in the world.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Forever and A Day

Feels like forever since I've posted. Not that nothing has been happening. But, posting has been low on the list of things to get done. I went with the girls to the art tour last weekend. Baked a cake in the shape of a pig - photos to come - for Ty's third birthday party. Hmmm. What else have I done. I finished prepping everything outside for winter. I never noticed how much crap I had around the yard that needed to come down or be cleaned up - until you actually start doing it.