Archive for October, 2010


Autumn Aroma

     And there it was.  I knew it was coming.  I knew it would be any day now… and today was the day.  I was still in bed, it was pitch black outside, and here came that familiar smell, the one I’ve been waiting for.  (Oh you can relax… it wasn’t the skunk!)  It was […]

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Like New

I’ve scraped and scrubbed and I’ve cleaned Not stopping until it all gleamed Now my hands feel like grit But I don’t mind one bit When the owner walked in, he just beamed  – We’re wrapping up a job… carpet comes tomorrow.  Typically when we work on houses, we’re building somebody’s dream home.  This job […]

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I’m Full!

When you’re eating a wonderful meal                                        And you realize that you’ve had your fill Put the fork to the side Your hips won’t get so wide There’s another meal coming… just chill! – If I’m ever going to over indulge.. it’s going to be with pasta.  Didn’t need that second helping of spaghetti tonight!!

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Fox Trot

     I am not kidding.  A fox just ran right past us as we sat on the glider this morning.  I heard the sound of a small animal galloping down the porch, caught the sight of something coming out of the corner of my eye… and then, right past our feet, hopping across the flowerbed, […]

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Hot Salsa

One of the things I truly love about being a New Mexican…  Incredible mom and pop restaurants, green chile as a main ingredient on the menu, bull fighters painted on black velvet adorning the walls, Mexican accordion music setting the mood, and fresh salsa so delicious you can’t stop eating it, even though your nose […]

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Misty Moisty Morning

     One of my favorite things is waking up to a “misty moisty morning, when cloudy was the weather”.  Today was a day like that.  Heavy dark clouds, almost dark as night.  Coffee on the glider, thunder in the distance, peanuts roasting at Sunland – with the unusual wind pattern drifting the autumn aroma my […]

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Catalog Dreaming

     I keep a little stack of catalogs at my desk.  When I’m finished with a day of invoices and taxes and spreadsheets, I can reach for my favorites and do a little dreaming.  It’s what I’ve just done, and I’ve got the page opened to this incredible merino wool, chunky cable knit sweater.  Oh […]

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Penny Pinching

I’m frugal right down to the core I frequently say ‘less is more’ But I will not deny From now on I will buy The best on the shelf for this chore  – I reached for the cheapest they had And now all the dishes look sad They’re covered in scuzz And it’s all because […]

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Forgetful (But Happy) Campers

                       I’ve purchased two new pillows and two pillow-cases.  I’m down in Roswell, half-way to the mountains from Portales, and driving down the highway in the dark this morning, realized I hadn’t packed pillows.  Not going “luxury camping” without pillows!      It was a good way to kill time.  I’ve got four more hours […]

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I’m All Bummed

I’m all freaked, I’m all, like, it’s so garish                                    I go, omg, nothing to cherish I’m all, like, it’s so flat I’m like this, I’m like that I’m all bummed cuz the language has perished      “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and […]

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Simple Pleasures Kind of Day

     Today has been a “simple pleasures” kind of day!      Breakfast with new friends.  Very enjoyable!      While out running errands I had to stop on a main road as little pre-schoolers were taking the two block hike back to their school from the Fire Station.  I knew they’d been to the Fire Station, because they all […]

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Mailing List

Go ahead and join my mailing list I promise there’s no catch or twist It’s just a fun way For me to say ‘hey’ With one simple flick of my wrist – Your address won’t go anywhere When it comes to that junk mail – I care It’s between me and you It’s not risky […]

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