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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas Eve morning
with my early cup of coffee in my happy cup ...I see so many wonderful pictures that would be fun to share...
but mostly I hope you will have peace this Christmas and coming New Year

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas in Arizona

Here are a few unusual, only in Arizona, Christmas sights:

A blooming prickly pear cactus and here is the recipe if you want to make some of that famous Prickly Pear Jelly:


1 gal. prickly pear cactus fruit, very ripe, deep garnet color
4 c. juice
4 c. sugar
2 pkgs. fruit pectin
Gather the fruit using tong and gloves. Put fruit in sink with water. Using tongs, swish in water to remove stickers. Cut fruit in half. Place in large pan. Boil until fruit is shriveled. Mash with potato masher. Strain through jelly bag or cheese cloth. Bring juice and pectin to boil. Add sugar and boil to jelly stage. Pour into jelly glasses and seal.

A rooster pulling a decorated wagon (matches the chili peppers I think).
My computer screen saver and it isn't even close to below freezing outside:)


Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Well the computer was a little better for a short time and then went crazy again so decided it was time to buy a new one....

Of course the fun now is getting everything transferred and working but at least on the blog I can  grab the pictures again.

Here are some things that have been happening on the home front.
We decided to update our master bath....

Of course you first have to tear it all down..

After a lot of mess we now have the results...
I am very pleased and the dust and dirt prompted a good cleaning:)

We were invited to a friends house for his 65th birthday and he has restored Tom Mix (old famous western actor) car in which he lost his life here in Florence, Arizona. Seeing pictures of it and reading about it is one thing but to see it in person is overwhelming. Well, here is a picture anyhow...

You can go to this web site and see so many great ones along with the before pictures and awards and etc.

And the granddaughter's volleyball team placed second in the State Championships! Good job Cobra's!

Got to see them play a couple of times (Granddaughter is fourth from the left).

We had Thanksgiving at Black Angus Restaurant this year because Granddaughter got a job there and promised she would work that day. It was pretty good and we had a nice time.

It is already Dec. and I am procrastinating about Christmas.....that is a bit of my norm I am afraid.