Archive for January, 2012


Tierra del Fuego

Some days are just happier than others.  And I really can’t put my finger on what made this day so much more special or memorable than the day before it, or the day after it… but this was a wonderful day.  Aha… maybe I can put my finger on it.  It’s the day I rubbed […]

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Tazas Para Cafe

I have these cups that I was determined to find and purchase.  And that’s just a ridiculous way to go about getting anything.  Serendipity!  That’s the name of the game.  When you just happen upon something, and it’s just too good to pass up.  But no… that’s not how these came into my collection. And […]

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The Cross

I have these silver crosses.  If you read this journal often, or if you know me personally, you know that I’m not a jewelry wearing person.  Nothing against it… it’s just not me.  Jewelry in my possession finds its way onto a pretty box.  But these three lovely pieces are on my bathroom counter, and […]

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Gingersnaps

I’ve never made these cookies.  They’re incredibly good.  Incredibly!!  So… why, you ask, wouldn’t I bake them?  Because I’m spoiled rotten.  That’s why!  My mom loves to bake these cookies, and all through the winter months we’re treated to them! Mmmmm!  Give them a try! Gingersnap Cookies Preheat oven to 375 ¾ Cup Oil 1 […]

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Of Portales, New Mexico

I am Sandy Calton Fields of Portales, New Mexico.  Never have I felt so keenly aware of that fact than on a day in January, eleven years ago. I walked into the chapel at Wheeler’s wearing black velvet, in a long line with my family… a path you become all too familiar with if you […]

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New Year Goal

Note to self… this coming summer get lots of parsley planted in the midst of the petunias and marigolds! The summertime flowerbeds are always so pretty.  This wonderful profusion of yellow and white out in front of the red barn.  But wintertime flowerbeds… oh my.  I always hope my guests just glance away when they’re […]

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