now in the high desert

December 15, 2008

a switch

Filed under: Uncategorized — ladyofmaine @ 4:03 am

I’m going to try blogger and see how I like it. It may be easier for a computer idiot to use.

My new url is

Sorry, can’t figure out how to make the above a link.


December 7, 2008

back in the sun

Filed under: Uncategorized — ladyofmaine @ 5:03 am

Calandria took me to the musical “Wicked” at the Orpheum in Minneapolis on Wednesday evening and it was so incredible! I was sorry that J couldn’t be there to see it with her but it was lucky for me!

It always amazes me to see how quickly the children grow and change when we see them only several times a year but I am so grateful for the opportunity to have those times. After a most enjoyable visit, R and I left at about seven a.m. on the 4th and promptly got lost on our way to I-35. The signage is somewhat ambiguous there and we’ve lost ourselves before but after about an hour we made it to the interstate. It snowed for several hours but cleared as we approached Des Moines and the remainder of our trip was uneventful. Arrived in Williamsburg about 3:45 p.m. on the 5th with our salt encrusted car and a sunburn on my neck from driving south into the sun for an hour and a half from Albuquerque.

I had forgotten to call ahead to have the gas turned on so we have no heat, hot water or kitchen range for the weekend. Fortunately, the microwave heats enough water to get us by for a few days.

This morning R and I drove to Hillsborough, a village in the foothills of the Black Range, to attend a Christmas fair and art show. The place is mostly inhabited by retirees and middle aged artist types. We met some nice people and it was enjoyable but was a bit disconcerting to see nothing but older people; old people all over the place! Even those attending were middle aged to elderly.
There was an occasional grandchild but it just seemed weird to take part in a public event where virtually everyone was around our age or older. But the weather was gorgeous, the people were nice and I purchased a small, antique mirror for the apartment.

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