Sunday, June 29, 2008

Picasa Web Albums

I just found this Picasa Web Album where they keep all the photos you have put on your blog if you belong to as I do. You can long on with a gmail email address and password and see yours. You can see all of mine at

Saturday, June 28, 2008

13 Sayings

Found on the internet.

1. Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends. Life is short and friends are too few.
2. I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on.
3. The trouble with life - there's no background music.
4. A picture is worth a 1000 words, but it uses up 3000 times the memory.
5. He who dies with the most toys- is still dead.
6. Ever stop to think and forget to start again.
7. Out of my mind. Back in 5 minutes. Maybe.
8. Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.
9. I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute.
10. Some people are alive because it's illegal to kill them - like politicians, lawyers, and neighbors.
11. Don't take life to seriously - on one gets out alive.
And my favorites.
12. Being over the hill (or mountain) is better than being under it.
13. The original point and click was a Smith & Wesson, or a Colt.

Votes for Naps

For all of you who voted for naps - a word of caution - it can become a habbit.

Consciousness: That annoying gap of time that comes between naps.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


We are having a dry lightning storm this evening. That means that there is wind, dark clouds, and lighning and thunder, but no rain. This is a typical New Mexico rain. Another words everything except the wet stuff. We need the moisture so much. There are lightning started fires scattered all over the state. Remember the big fire to the east of Albuquerque in May? There is another one in the same area, causing evacuations and threating homes.
We need the rain as does California, Arizonia and other drought states while Iowa and areas along the Mississippi River don't. Sure wish there was some way to explain this to Mother Nature.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Nap Wins the Vote

As for doing housework or a nap or what, the nap won out for a bit. But then the computer got some time in, and I even managed to do some of the housework. Like laundry, changed sheets on the beds, did dishes and cleaned the kitchen really good, including the refregerator, and microwave. Wheeee - that wore me out. So I am back to the computer for a while. Then it is off to feed the horses their night time feed and then I think I have a good book waiting for me.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Want a Drink?

Traveler drinking from the water hose while getting his bath. He did a lot better than I expected for his first one. Me, I just look really hot and tired. And I was.

After A Bath

This is Stormy. He was yawning after getting the spa treatment. I gave him a good bath. He looked so shiny and cute.


Is there any one that really likes housework. I know people who insist on a spotless house. Good thing me and my family don't much care. The dust must be an inch thick around here. I keep trying to dust but keep finding more important things to do. Like playing on this here computer. Or listening to music or watching the TV or playing with the dogs, or cats, or horses. Or maybe I'll just do some gardening. Or try to in this here 100 degree weather. Or maybe I'll just take a nap until it cools off a bit.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


It is so hot here. Kind of average but still hot. I always have such a hard time adjusting to the heat of June after the cool of May.
And Iowa and other states have so much rain. It is needed so badly here and in Southwest states and other places and not so much there. My nephew moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa last summer and now wonders what he got himself and family into. So far they haven't had any actual flooding in the area they live in. Just rain.
And here I have planted my garden, such as it is, (squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, cantaloupe, potatoes, tomatoes) about three times now. A few of them are looking like they might survive this time but I'm not sure yet. Even the morning glories and marigolds are having trouble. The wind is so bad and it blows sand onto the little seedling which causes them to die in a hurry regardless of how much water I put on them. I find myself trying to help them survive, on my knees digging them out of the sand.
Prices on food are up and I can't even grow any to help supplement.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Official Representatives Joke

This joke was sent to me by my sister. It just about says it all when it comes to politicians and official representatives of any kind.

Department of Water representative stopped at a ranch and talked with an old rancher. He told the rancher, 'I need to inspect your ranch for your water allocation.' The old rancher said, 'Okay, but don't go in that field over there.'
The Water representative said, 'Mister, I have the authority of Federal Government with me. See this badge? It means I am allowed to go WHEREVER I WISH on any agricultural land. No questions asked or answered. 'Have I made myself clear? Do you understand?' The old rancher nodded politely and went about his chores. Later, the old rancher heard loud screams and saw the Water Rep running for the fence and close behind was the rancher's bull. The bull was gaining on the Water Rep with every step. The Rep was clearly terrified, so the old man immediately threw down his tools, ran to the fence and shouted out.....'Your badge! Your badge! Show him your badge!'


So now my family tells me I am a movie star which is the farthest thing that I have ever wanted. After the newspaper did their article on me and my horses, one of the Albuquerque TV stations called and wanted to do a short piece on my problems with zoning. I had to say yes. Besides the more publicity the problem gets the more chance of it being corrected. They only gave me about 15 minutes warning that they were coming and I was tired and dirty as I had been caring for horses. They said it didn't matter and I guess it didn't. It aired on the 5 pm news show and was only about 2 minutes long. They had cut a lot of it out. Of course there were more important things to show - like all the politicians, as the next day was the New Mexico primary.
But maybe it will help. Anyway I am tired of being in the limelight.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Rotten Mess

Now the whole rotten mess is starting to really depress me. I have never been a person that wanted to be in the "limelight". I don't think I have had my photo and name in the newspaper since I was about 12 and in Girl Scouts. That was a long time ago and it was a group of girls not just me. I have always been "shy" and stayed in the back of any room out of the way, where I could watch and not be seen. I never gave my "2 cents worth" of opinion unless asked (expect that I can do it this way on the Internet and it seems like no one can really find out who I am this way).
Now it seems as if everyone must have read that article and be watching me. I feel as if there are eyes watching me every time I go out the door to do anything. Even just to go out and feed the horses.
Not a good feeling.

In The Newspaper

When I went to the zoning department meeting 2 weeks ago I didn't even think that there would be newspaper and TV reporters there, and I didn't even notice them as I was so concerned with trying to get zoning to give me the permit to keep all of my horses. A few days later a reporter from the Albuquerque Journal called and wanted to do a story about my delema. I was glad that she called me as I had been considering wheather I should call them or a TV sation or not. The article came out in this mornings Sunday paper and was done very nicely. Here is the link to it.
I did have some trouble getting on to it and found that they wanted me to subscribe but I could click on 'Trial Issue' and then on 'Read Article' and get to it. I was disappointed that the photos done by a very nice photographer were not on the website, as they were in the paper. We can hope they show up later.