Archive for February, 2011


Heavens to Betsy!

Heavens to Betsy it is cold outside! I just said to this to myself as I took a bite of bread pudding and stood there in my kitchen looking at the winter sky, listening to the wind rattle the window screens.  When I walked out to the mailbox a little while ago, my face was […]

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Blue Velvet

I don’t own a blue velvet dress.  I almost did… once.  It was almost twenty years ago.   Nineteen, to be exact.  I lived right here in Portales, having spent three years living on St. Thomas.  We’d had our right-out-of-college adventure, and were settling into “normal life”.  Gary missed island living more than I, and […]

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Butter Churn

I have this butter churn.  That’s just about all I know.  I took it from a deep, dark, hidden shelf in Nana’s garage.  They had passed away, and I never knew this little glass churn even existed until I found it hiding in the corner behind old boxes. At some point it was on display […]

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The Great Winter Storm

We Portalesanos love the saying, “If you don’t like the weather now, stick around a few hours… it will change.”  Sunday night we had an area-wide Gospel Singing at our church.  It was a sunny day, no coats needed, and since our building was packed with people that night, we ran the air-conditioners.  Last night, […]

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One Great Waitress

Don’t you love it when a person truly finds their niche?  Always wonderful when you come across those people in life who love what they’re doing, are great at what they do, day in and day out going about their business with a smile, spreading that happiness to others. There used to be a café […]

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Hot Shower

I have this hot shower. I don’t think I ever take it for granted.  In fact, my little ritual of being grateful for a hot shower every time I turn on that water seems almost silly.  I don’t remember to be grateful every time I turn on a light or use a garage door opener.  […]

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