Buddy joins our household

Buddy

We have been without cats since Spike went missing at the end of July. Nearly five months. A friend called saying her mother was dying and her cat needed a home – did we want a cat? I hesitated, then told her we would take the cat for a month, so she would not have to deal with looking for a new home for the cat. He arrived on Tuesday (December 20). He was exhausted … Continue reading Buddy joins our household

Getting to the woods

Big Tesuque Creek

What a horrible day today with those morning attacks on London. All I could do was watch the news and read the message board. We dragged ourselves out of the house and drove up the Santa Fe mountain in the afternoon to have a picnic lunch and then hike the Borrego trail to Big Tesuque Creek. To remind ourselves of what is right with the world. It was a nice 3 mile hike through lovely … Continue reading Getting to the woods

Today I turned 50!

I have been bitching about turning 50 all week, to anyone who would listen, and now that the day has come, it doesn’t feel so bad. We had a wonderful day. Did a hike from Waimea back into a beautiful canyon. The hike was about 3 hours round trip and the weather was perfect – sunny and clear. Got great takeout tacos from Tako Taco in Waimea and ate them on our porch. Went for … Continue reading Today I turned 50!

We have been watching musicals!

To celebrate my entry into my fifties, we have been watching musicals: “De-Lovely”, 2004, with Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, directed by Irwin Winkler. Musical based on the life of Cole Porter. Wonderful movie with great music. It is not exactly cheerful, but I don’t always like cheerful. “Guys and Dolls”, 1955, with Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Musical based on Damon Runyon’s Manhattan short stories. Fabulous music and you get to … Continue reading We have been watching musicals!

From now on, we only watch musicals

I have been TIVOing a lot of movies lately. We watched “Little Shop of Horrors”, the Rick Moranis comedy/musical version, not the Roger Corman horror version, and loved it. Things seem so crazy in the world now and have seem like this for a few years. Steve said “From now on, lets only watch musicals”. Now my TIVO queue has “Guys and Dolls”, “Damn Yankees”, “Bye Bye Birdie”, “West Side Story”, and “Cabaret” (which Steve … Continue reading From now on, we only watch musicals

If relationships with countries …

If relationships with countries were like relationships with people, I would be in several relationships right now, not capable of monogamy, afraid of commitment, flirty, and kind of slutty. I would be married to Santa Fe and we had some really good years in the beginning, but now we are starting to fight. Some days it is great, some days a big horrible fight. This has been going on for a few years and something … Continue reading If relationships with countries …