I’m building a garden right here in the Park

Well, Amos built it for me following an article in a magazine given to me by a neighbor who knew I wanted a garden.

Thanks Gale!

It’s a simple 4×8 garden bed taken from the measurements and instructions found in the Sunset magazine so now I need to get soil to fill it. 16 cubic feet soil and 16 cf compost. We decided not to do it raised as I’ll probably need to sit while gardening. Dirt is not cheap! I’m going to plant seeds soon, some in those cute little cups of stuff until seedlings appear and some in pots. I want flowers too, plenty of flowers. Becky says she’ll water my plants while I’m gone. I’ll share produce. Amos is going to build one for himself too, they plan to stay here for at least a year. Becky should start one too but I don’t think they have space for one. I’m fortunate that my RV is small and my car is small so I have room for both my studio and a garden and am not crowded at all. CJ came over the other day (owner)o see what I was up to over here. I promised it would be neat and not a visual problem for her, it will be beautiful and soon we’d have veggies and flowers. (ojala)

I’m going to Virginia around the end of the month, GG, Charley and me leaving YOUCANDOIT home because I don’t want to deal with towing, that will be much unneeded stress. I look forward to seeing my Gente!

Went to the Grape gallery yesterday with another bunch of paintings but took them back home and hung them in the studio because she doesn’t have enough space to hang them. My other paintings were not hanging either. Tomorrow there is a ART WALK from 6 to 9 and they have a ART HOP the next Saturday. They have them monthly, the first and second Saturdays that galleries are open to the public from 6 tp 9 every month. I think there must be 6 art galleries in town. I wonder how that can survive in this small town but new galleries are opening, two in the past two weeks. I think I’ll go for a couple hours to see what it’s all about but not stay til 9pm as I don’t like driving at night if I can help it.

I’m going to concentrate on my guitar these days and stop painting for a while……..I have too many canvases I don’t know what to do with, my walls are covered in the studio and there’s no wall space in my RV. I’d take them with me to my daughters but she has six I just sent her. Mostly I want to just sell them but it is not a good thing to take your art to several galleries the same town, so I’m at Grapes Gallery for at least 2 months, that’s how long they will keep them if they don’t sell.

OH OH I just opened my photos to add a photo here and it says it can’t be opened and I should try a different photo program, that’s scares me, have lost my photos?

I guess I’ll shut down the computer to see if it will fix it self.

Good night

6 paintings

The last few hours before………..

my party is over and you will not be able to order what you forgot to order from Norwex during my party.

And if I get one person to host a party I get something….I don’t know what it will be but it’s probably something really cool. What have I done to get all these products? Almost nothing! I’ve given my friends and family an opportunity to purchase chemical free, environment friendly, long lasting products and you have purchased almost $800 worth of products! Wouldn’t you like to have your own party for free products? Midnight tonight it’s over for me, but you could just be beginning.

Grape Gallery in Truth or Consequences

Has SIx of my paintings

Every place I stopped liked this

I’m so pleased

Today I put 6 of my best paintings in my car determined to find where I might display them but the first place I stopped has a waiting list for a cubical to sell all kinds of art, they referred me to a place next door that was opening a gallery soon but had all the artists lined up but she took my card, Then off to another gallery that was full but took my card maybe in the Spring, took photos, something I was told he should not have done, but anyway at my 4th stop she took all my paintings, I couldn’t believe it and asked “so you want me to leave my paintings here now” and that was that! It’s maybe not the finest gallery I’ve visited but she (Grace) has a great space, many artists and art work of all kinds. Even though she takes %50 I’ll still have enough to buy more red paint.

Well Darn it anyway

I’d hope to be able to sell my art somewhere but I am not having any luck finding a venue.

Los Cruces is out because I don’t live in the right county and the farmers market here doesn’t start until next month and they may already have as many arts and crafts allowed vs farmers items.

So now I have my paintings in frames ready to sell and no venue until Spring. There may be more opportunity then.

I guess I’ll just keep painting and maybe add note cards here one of these days, amazing I can keep myself busy all day long doing the same things over and over without much progress in anything attempted.

I’ll go to town tomorrow to find out what is going on in the park because I saw people selling stuff there a few weeks ago. I’ll see if there is space for me at a shop where you rent a cubicle , similar to what my sister Shar and I did for a while in RIchardson, we didn’t do well there, hope this place is busier, their location is good and I always see people in there when I’ve been there, I suspect they are fully staffed and cubicles full. I need to go to town anyway because I have nothing to snack on, no chocolate no ice cream nothing sweet which was the plan when I shopped last! I bought snacks for Charley and not me. He is getting a little chubby so I need to keep him slim and trim.

I have new news but I’ll put it in a new post….excited!

I’m getting Excited about this Company

NORWEX

Have you used their products? Been to a party?

I’m having a party! Yes I know I already said that but bear with me please.

I would not be having a party but the person who gave us the party in the RV park was so enthusiastic about the products, the company. (and the rewards for having the party.) The products are pricey but seem to be worth as they are making an effort to reduce the toxins in our homes, without a cost to the environment which we all know is in trouble.

I’m having a party because of all the free stuff I’ll be getting for having the party.

And

In the hope that my great grandchildren and yours may live in a world we have known and slowly and selfishly destroyed through ignorance and the consumer life style. Will they have a life without the fears of climate endangerment ? Lack of consumable water will be a huge problem in the future as we continue to contaminate the earth. They won’t unless we become aware of the damage done and efforts to preserve what we must for the future of our families.

I’m telling my daughters that they should sign up, There is one product that the host raved about. that is for removing your makeup. She says it takes everything off with just this towel and water, even mascara. It’s a start, buy that and sign up to host, I bought the dog hair glove, don’t have it yet.

You can sign up to host party and get free stuff too!

The sale is on face book, a private site and I give the names of friends that may be interested in the products. My party is on March 1, a Sunday and goes on for 5 days. I need to add the names on Feb 29. you don’t have to be a Facebook friend, I just need your name for Heather Kirven (consultant) to note who gets credit for the sale. (that would be me)

For me the only possible down side might be giving the names of friends.

But on thinking about possible cons I realize that if you don’t buy anything all they have is your name, no other info, it’s just like ordering an item anywhere , like amazon. I’ve put no money into this except for my purchase for Charley, it is not a pyramid thingamathing.

You can see their product line brochure on line so you will know just what you need/want before the party. Buying these cleaning products will save you from ever going down the cleanings product aisle again.

Drop me a note or an email if you want to be included in the party. (kothon@me.com)

Norwex 2020 catalog link

Something new Happening here

So, have you tried any of these products by Norwex?

Today I went to a ‘party’ here in the park, all us ladies went and I believe all of us bought something, a cleaning product usually though I ordered a pet mitt to ‘loosen loose hairs” in hopes that I will be able to wear black clothing without looking like I’m sharing Charley’s coat. He sheds like crazy, good thing I love him.

Anyway I’ve signed up for a party in March. You will no doubt be hearing more about their products and you may decide you want to host a party too! The neighbor giving the party, said it was her first time doing so and said she is having the party to share her appreciation of the product that she has used for some time and really likes them and the company. (plus she got a bunch of freebes)

The products are not cheap. But when you look at the final cost and the fact that they are long long lasting, it all turns out to be cost effective and good, or at least less harmful to our Mother Eath

So now I need to learn what I need to learn to be successful at this new endeavor, always a challenge., I doubt that I will sell mountains of products but I like the products, they were demo’d today and despite the cost, orders were made and more orders have been suggested.

I know I need their laundry detergents that are safe for the environment and uses a plant based formula where one bag of detergent washes up to 100 loads. It takes a lot of Tide to do 100 washes.

Oh geez I sound like a commercial don’t I!

Anyway, I’ll probably want to know who would like to be invited to the ‘party’ at some point, maybe check out their products and who knows you may find something you didn’t know you needed until now. Seems like we have the party on private facebook group, I’ll find out how that works and post here and on facebook.

I like enviro friendly almost anything…….Just think you would not have to go down the cleaning products line at the SuperMart ever again with just a few of these fine products. Many of their products are made from recycled OceanBound plastic. I like that, less plastic in our oceans is good.

The company’s global mission is……

Improving the quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our home.

It is a product of Norway

Did you stay til the end of my post?

Thanks!

Yikes, March is almost here!

Today I am 77

Loving my grey!

Birthday cake at happy hour today baked by CJ (owner) she takes care of us like we are her children so we all get a birthday cake. I’m feeling good, heard from my sisters and a brother and my kids. It’s been a good start to a new year.

Yesterday I worked outside getting anxious for Spring I’ve planted some bulbs here and there and can’t wait to see them . I rearranged my rugs and plants. I even got a bit of sun burn. It has been beautiful the past couple afternoons.

The door window in GG was slipping, I hadn’t noticed it but a friend did and-set about fixing it but it was more difficult than anticipated so tomorrow we’ll get back at it. The day we tried it was too cold and windy and things didn’t set,

A neighbor gave me a step he didn’t need and it is perfect at my entry I am fortunate to have helpful neighbors and friends.

A great way to start my 77th year.