"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Blue Skies


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Though the skies here at home seem as blue as those in Lajitas, the views just aren’t the same.  There’s something about the view of a bright blue sky behind a desert landscape. The mix of grey/brown earth, green cacti, red rock, and azure blue skies just can’t be beat, in my opinion.

Things are back to normal around the home place, if such a thing as normal, exits.  Wanda’s mom is out of the hospital and back to her routine.  No real cause given by the doctors for the diagnosis, and of course, no remedy.  Just one of the things that goes along with the aging process, apparently.  Thanks to all of you for the thoughtful comments and prayers which were greatly appreciated.

Our weather has been pretty cold the last two days, but managed to get in a couple of long walks along some gravel back roads.

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Made about five miles today, but tomorrow is forecast to be really cold for our part of the World.  Though the temps will be in the thirties, the weather folks are talking about wind chill in the single digits.

I may be forced to stay in and follow Sally’s lead.  This is what she’s been doing since our return home.

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I will continue to check on the blogs of all you folks having fun in the big “Q”, as well as all other locations.  When you can’t be “THERE”, reading about it is the next best thing, so keep them coming………jc


  1. Too bad you had to blast home, and now everything is back to normal. It's going to be cold here too. I'm not looking forward to that.

  2. The hospital merry-go-round....happy they were to get her back on the mend. Caregiving...truly a blessing in more ways than one. It's cold here...but NO SNOW...always a bright side! I'm on the lookout for appetizers...to be continued! Sally is such a cutie!

  3. Glad to hear Wanda's mom is back home. Yes, the aging process is the pits. I am learning to like the weather around here a lot, especially when I read of others coldness. The dryness is taking a bit getting use to. Sally looks comfy - yes agree follow her lead.

  4. So glad to hear Wanda's mom is back in her routine!! Yes, Sally has the right idea!! On these cold days our Shih Tzus find their baskets/blankets and dig in for a good nap!! They always make me sleepy!!!

  5. 9 degrees here this morning and we are missing our usual AZ warmth. But, things are not back to normal here so we will stay. Glad to hear Wanda's Mom is doing better.

  6. Great to hear that Wanda's Mom is back home and able to function as before!!!....Sally has the right idea, especially with this next freeze...its already starting here....sleet and snow possible for south Texas...I got my camera ready.....Sorry that you Guys didn't get to see more of BB...and didn't get to abuse your new camera...take care, keep warm.....I need to check on my chili....Horst sends

  7. Ah, no one knows how to relax quite like a dachsie. They have it down to a science. Glad to hear Wanda's mom is on the mend.


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