Monthly Archives: October 2015

THE WEEK IN CHEERLEADING AND CAKE

My beloved Galaxy 6 Edge is on strike or I have screwed up some of the settings because taking photos of the family cheerleader was a disaster…all 400+ were off. I salvaged these three just to have proof that I went to a football game.

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This picture of Steve at lunch didn’t work out that well either but maybe I just got his bad side–he looks too skinny. My saying that will make him happy.

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Cheerleader Daddy.

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NOW. FINALLY. AUTUMN.

 

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I gave up that silly idea of posting a photo a day. It became obvious it wasn’t going to work when I found myself blogging with only  a picture of an olive oil bottle to share. So only ‘pretty’ pictures and an interesting one two whenever that opportunity arises in the future.

TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. I went for a walk and it hailed on me. And it’s been very gray and thundery and lovely.

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SUMMER’S END

Last week. Last walk of the summer. Oh sure I know it’s October but this is New Mexico. Fall is slow to arrive.

OCTOBER 11, 2015. SUNDOWN. WALK.

In Albuquerque, the trees don’t go gold all of a sudden, instead the green dulls, a yellowish hue appears, and then one day they all fall down.

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THE SANDIA (WATERMELON) MOUNTAINS WERE ESPECIALLY JUICY THIS EVENING.

OCTOBER 10, 2015. STUFF.

I became acquainted with my classes today instead of walking. Good for my sense of organization, bad for my head and body. Very happy with my classes however; part of the UCLA Certificate in Creative Nonfiction Writing Program. This program has forced/encouraged me to start my book which is a few (two) chapters underway and finally feels real.

Tables are a bit of an obsession with me apparently–but only the IKEA kind so it’s not an expensive habit. I have a shiny red one I quite love and have moved it to a location against a green wall. My version of grown-up playing-house is releasing objects I like from their trunk and arranging them for my viewing pleasure. Here’s today’s photo.

CRAZY RED LAMP FROM A CALIFORNIA COMPANY, BUDDHA FROM THE GREAT WALL, GREEN AND RED BOX FROM ST. PETERSBURG, BOWLS I MADE WHEN SARA AND I WENT TO THE POTTERY PLACE, CANDLE LAMP FROM CA PLACE, BOWL FROM NAMIBIA, TOOTHPICK HOLDER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. THERE YOU HAVE IT–THE RED AND GREEN COLLECTION THAT’S NOT NEW MEXICO CHILE.

OCTOBER 9, 2015. STARBUCKS AND FRIDAY AND ME.

COFFEE, CROISSANT AND A MAP IN THE BACKGROUND. WHAT ELSE MATTERS!

COFFEE, CROISSANT AND A MAP IN THE BACKGROUND. WHAT ELSE MATTERS!

As a general thing…life is good. Must take some hours away from the big world and focus on the addictive pleasure of a venti non-fat latte and warm chocolate croissant. And the reality of Friday with a writing weekend ahead. And river walks. No Republicans and guns allowed. Maybe I’ll start my project of watching all of “Downton Abbey” before the last season in January or just continue with “The Americans” to remind me of how much I liked Russia. Really. I did. Just ordered some great new Russian histories.

Turns out it’s all about me then…and good coffee.

OCTOBER 8, 2015. GROWN BY THE FINE GARDENERS OF EXPLORATORY ARTS.

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The good news about my month-long project of a photo or few a day is that I am remembering to take pictures everyday. The bad news is I am not very imaginative so they are of dreadful ordinariness. But the point of it all was for the picture-taking habit to develop and it’s beginning…maybe.

OCTOBER 7, 2015. FOOD AT THE OFFICE.

BEING SILLY.

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OCTOBER 6, 2015. DAY BEGINS. DAY ENDS.

It’s Balloon Fiesta time in Albuquerque. And one greeted us up close and personal when we arrived at work this morning.20151006_082513

And this evening, dinner with my baby-of-the-family granddaughter, the amazing SARA.

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Okay, so the waiter took the second picture. But I handed him the camera.

OCTOBER 5, 2015. YESTERDAY’S FLOWER.

Cheating again. Using yesterday’s photo. Gloomy Monday. Little things wrong. Annoying. Felt off. In fact much like today’s flower. DSCN1188

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