Thursday, September 30, 2010

Why I like Superstition Ranch Market

Yesterday's the best market in Mesa.

And the cost?

That's right - $5.80.  YAY.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

First Full Week of Autumn and still above 100 Degrees

Here in the desert all my fall colors are artificial.
I am imagining the crisp autumn days of my youth.
And putting up "fake" touches of fall because that's all I've got.

(Yup, that's coffee beans in the jars.)

(Thanks to my creative sister Peggy for the fall fabric piece.)

And here's the wreath I made for $3 last week (all Dollar Store stuff).

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Funny Food or Why Doug Makes Me Happy

This was the lunch Doug made today.

And, by the way, the "red corn" 
(20 cents per ear at Superstition Ranch Market) 
was delicious.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Stuff I'm missing.

Missing Angie's cooking/baking.  

This is what she made for Doug's birthday.

Missing the girls....

And Pete and Bowman...

And the water dispenser on my refrigerator...

And cool weather. 109 here today, a record breaker...

And the smell of wheat and beet harvest in the Red River Valley.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


It's official.  We are really empty-nesters.

We've been pseudo empty-nesters since Angie went to university four years ago, but now it's really, really true.  She has flown the nest, starting her life as an "official" adult as she starts her nursing career in Lubbock, Texas.

She and Doug left on their 740 mile journey early this morning and they are almost to their destination (Grandad and Nana Knox's home in Tahoka).
Tomorrow they will unload the boxes and start to get settled in her 
apartment in Lubbock.  

We plan and prepare for this and it IS good.  We are blessed to have kids who are adventurous and do not want a mediocre life.  That means far-flung adventures away from the home nest. 

Okay, little bird, fly.....

We're gonna miss you.