Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tedious

Jake and I have been feeling a bit flu-like since we got back from the trip. But with some serious laziness and serious dorkiness watching hours of Star Trek Next Generation, I think we're on the mend. Jake's out this evening working on a play/musical thing with some folks from town that asked him to help write music for it. I'm home with some scalloped sweet potatoes thinking of tedious things to do. I don't know why they have to be tedious, but that seems to be all I can think to do when I'm home alone... you know, things like the dishes, hunting dust balls, folding socks, switching things from one container to another, reaching into the darker realms of the refrigerator... sometimes I enjoy these things more than I should.

I'm hoping next week I can hop back into a normal routine. It's almost farmer's market time of year and I'd like to get some new crafts started for it and also do some sketching. I'm getting impatient to get the whole garden planted, but some things have to wait until June 1st here or they're liable to get taken out by frost. It's been rather nice here, though, and I don't think we have to worry about any mid-May snow storms this year.

Back to tedium!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Mexico

Hello! Hello! I'm sorry to have disappeared again for so long yet again. Jake and I have been visiting his father in the "land of enchantment" as it's called, New Mexico. I meant to drop in here while I was there, but wasn't able to get on the internet. We got back late last night and I feel as though we stepped through a portal to a totally different world... one of sage brush and clay to another of rolling green hills. They are both lovely in their own ways, but there's no place like home. That said, we did have a wonderful time in NM with Jake's Dad. We hiked the ridges around his ranch and drove around to see the remains of ancient communities built in and around cave walls. We also took a trip to the National Nuclear Museum in Albuquerque which was a bit sobering at times to see the destructive things humankind is capable of building. There were some beautiful and haunting photographs from Nagasaki and Hiroshima of people and places before and after the atomic bombs were dropped. We also visited the International Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe, which was one of my favorite stops on the trip. It always amazes me the variety of creativity of different cultures around the world. It was reaffirming to see the beautiful things human beings can create after seeing the destructive things at the previous museum.

We took some pictures, but unfortunately our camera took a horrific fall when we were visiting the cave dwellings at Bandelier National Monument. We're going to get it fixed, but it might be a little while before I have photo posts again. I will put up some of the photos that we do have from the trip if we're able to upload them sometime soon.

I hope you are all having a merry merry May! And all you mother's out there, I hope your mother's day was wonderful! Happy Mother's Day Mom! We all love you!

More soon! I'm going to get this blog back to it's regular intended schedule of every Sunday. Sorry to be so confusing. I am not as organized as I'd like to be!