Saturday, April 21, 2007


Can't believe my first winter of retirement in Arizona is almost over. Just a few more days to pack up, close up, and Bart, Wylee and I will be heading back to Minnesota for the summer. It has been a much busier winter than I anticipated, and I have loved living in my cozy winter home. Bart and Wylee are feeling at home, and will be interesting to see how they take the change and long journey north. It is a bit daunting to think I have to pack everything I will need for the next 5 months....for me, the dog and the horse! It looks like it will be a crazy summer, too, with my daughter's wedding shower in May, wedding in July, family reunion trip in August, class reunion in August, and many trail rides and camping trips have already been added to the calendar. And, of course, I'll want to spend time with my grandson, sisters and friends. Add in some golfing, fishing and casino runs, and the summer days will be busy ones. It will be interesting to live the gypsy life, staying with friends instead of my own home in Minnesota. But this is not to be is an ADVENTURE!!!!!!

Friday, April 6, 2007


My Minnesota guests just left, and I miss them already. They were fun to have, and we enjoyed shopping, sightseeing, the pool, eating out, steak dinner on the grill, and seeing "Wild Hogs" last night. This morning we walked around the neighborhood admiring the blooming cactus before they left. They head back to Minnesota with snow and 5 degrees......BRRRRRR! I have less than 3 weeks left to enjoy my Arizona home before following them to the north county. But I will be looking forward to joining them camping and trailriding again this summer. Here are some of the blooms....look how many more came out on the Easter cactus today!

Monday, April 2, 2007


The glider is all assembled with no leftover pieces or short any bolts or nuts. WHEW! Remind me not to tackle a project like that again. It is like having a baby....right afterwards it is "NEVER AGAIN!", and later, one sees a cute baby and forgets the pain of bringing the last one to fruition.

So here is the new glider with Mom and Wylee having their morning coffee. With the full moon tonight, it should be baptised with a fire and a toast with wine. Who wants to join me?

Spring has arrived in the Arizona desert. The sunny 80 degree days have brought forth the cactus blossoms. Here are three in my front yard.