Sunday, July 26, 2020

I Keep Baking

Since we have been mostly at home because of Covid-19,  I find that baking has become more of my way of passing time.  


Yesterday, I decided to start with this,




and on to this,



(Rex finally got curious),



and ended up with this!



Creampuffs were a nice treat on a summer day!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020

I start with the date because my impressions of life are relevant to the date.  I am appalled at the “state of the union”.  I do not have the vocabulary (?) to express what I feel.  Life in the third decade of the 21st century is as foreign to me as a different planet.  My upbringing did not, by any stretch of the imagination, prepare me for the world I am currently living in.   A pandemic that has effectively put us on lockdown since March 21, 2020.  So far it has wasted ONE THIRD of 2020.  It is impossible for one to understand how devastating this situation is to the citizens of the USA and the world. How is that possible?  Can one trust anything we hear on the news?  The news these days seems to have an agenda.  Am I wrong?  Should I believe what I hear on CBS, NBC, OR ABC. (Sorry to all the other news outlets, but I am old, and these are the ones I think of).

We live in fear of this virus.  We do not understand it.  We have no clue how to fight it. 
That is just one of our current challenges.  George Floyd was murdered before our very eyes on nationwide television.  That sight has forever changed my life. For the first time, I feel that I have a slight understanding of what racial injustice means to people of color.  So now we have “BLM” and riots and violence against certain people and anger against statues and what they represent to some people.  I do not know what is right and what is wrong at this point.  I do not want to see the history of our country erased, good, bad, ugly, or politically incorrect.  What IS, IS.  What happened, happened.  We can only learn from our mistakes.

I do not have answers, I only have pleas to the people of this planet.  I know how grandiose that sounds, but I cannot help it.  I feel that mankind is at a critical point.  We ALL need to tap into our highest and most true self and the core of our individual being that loves life and relates to the existence of a higher power regardless of any individual label of that power.

I would like everyone to take a deep breath, look around, and try to imagine a world that has a place for everyone.  Then I would like you to live it.  One person at a time can change the world.

**Caveat –I would like to say that I could unequivocally accept and tolerate everyone, but that would not be true.  The truly evil, the people that have no empathy or humanity.  The people that are pedophiles, murderers, etc., etc., etc.  It is impossible to list all the perversions known to man, but I feel confident my meaning is clear.
Please make a positive difference.

Friday, June 26, 2020

THE VIRUS


THERE HASN'T BEEN ANYTHING TO BLOG ABOUT, UNLESS YOU'D LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT OUR BI-MONTHLY TRIPS TO WALMART FOR PROVISIONS?

MARY HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH CATARACT SURGERY, WITH ONE EYE DONE AND THE SECOND ONE IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY MORNING.  SHE'S THRILLED WITH THE RESULTS !!!

I HAD A COUPLE OF BIRDS MOVE INTO MY OLD BIRD HOUSE, SO I DECIDED TO BUILD THEM A NEW ONE OUT OF A CEDAR FENCE BOARD.







AFTER CANCELLING OUR APRIL TRIP TO SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, AND OUR MAY TRIP TO DENVER, WE ARE STILL HOLDING OUT HOPE FOR OUR SEPTEMBER TRIP TO WISCONSIN.

WE BOTH REMAIN VIRUS FREE AND HOPE YOU ALL ARE SAFE AS WELL!

  "SUNNY & 84"









Saturday, April 25, 2020

BIG LAKE

IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS THERE ARE SEVERAL ROADS THAT ARE CLOSED AND NOT MAINTAINED IN THE WINTER.  WHEN WE READ THAT THE ROAD TO BIG LAKE HAD REOPENED WE HEADED OUT.



ON THE WAY WE FOUND A SNOWBANK .....





WE AREN'T THE ONLY ONES THINKING SPRING AS WE GOT THESE PICTURES IN E-MAIL THIS MORNING FROM SPOONER.







   "SUNNY & 76"

Thursday, April 9, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY

MARY CELEBRATED HER BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK, AND IT WILL BE A BIRTHDAY TO REMEMBER. 2020 THE YEAR MARY TURNED 70 YEARS OLD DURING THE SELF-QUARANTINE FOR THE CORONA VIRUS.

WE GASSED UP THE PRIUS FOR TEN BUCKS AND HEADED UP THE WHITE MOUNTAINS IN A QUEST TO FIND SNOW. THE APACHE INDIAN RESERVATION AND THE APACHE NATIONAL FOREST HAVE CLOSED ALL THEIR RECREATION AREAS INCLUDING THE LAKES TO FISHING.  WE SOON CAME UP TO A ROAD CLOSED BARRICADE ACROSS THE ROAD AND WERE FORCED TO TURN BACK. THE ROAD TO THE SUNRISE SKI MOUNTAIN HOWEVER, WAS OPEN.




AND FULFILLED THE QUEST  OF FINDING SNOW.



TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY WE HAD PIZZA OFF THE GRILL......



AND MARY BAKED HER OWN JACK DANIELS BIRTHDAY CAKE.


THE CAKE WAS DELICIOUS AND INCLUDED MARY'S FAVORITE JACK DANIELS AND REX'S FAVORITE BUTTERSCOTCH.

  "SUNNY & 62"