Finally put together my Thank You Dinner

I’m finally having my thank you dinner for the guys that helped me while I was in TX. A simple meal of appreciation. Pasta with my special sauce, yes, you know all about my sauce, if you have kept up with me, it’s going back into the pot, it smells real good, still chunky in a good tasty way. It’s not supposed to be windy today so I’ve taken a few colorful items out side to cozy up my space, I’ll have to take back in later as high winds is expected for the next 4 days.

getting my space ready for dinner with friends.

I’ve decided on the outdoor storage unit to be my studio and now it’s up to financing it and getting it in place for me to fill up with art supplies. I’m excited!

My change of plans may sound less exciting than traveling about but I feel good with staying put, besides financially it’s the best option for me now and I’m good with it.. Also, I can still make short trips leaving my studio here keeping the space rented. Imagine how this space will look with my studio and when my seeds grow up to be sunflowers, morning glories, and more.

……. the simple life is not simple to get started. Taking baby steps here, trying not to complicate life too much, soon I will have everything I need and more, I’ll need to limit ‘the and more.

I’ve been reading about how to write a great blog, let me know how it goes………..you will know sooner than I will if my efforts improve your reading.

I appreciate you.

Smile

It’s about 4:40 and I blew fuses using the Instapot at the same time as the oven, I was trying to use the fry setting on the oven to make sweet potato fries while warming u the spaghetti sauce.

I need 3 fuses of the blue ones and replaced a couple others but I ran out of the blue size, thought oh damn! No dinner tonight what will I do with all this meat sauce! (wrong thinking, someone would lend me fuses)But when I rechecked the switch the Instapot started so I’m still cooking but can only cook one thing at a time. Forget about the fries, they weren’t turning out as I thought anyway. So wine, tomato sauce, pasta, and Texas bread, and more wine (my daughter always buys this Texas bread for her pasta dishes and i buy it because it reminds me of her) So no other vegetable or salad tonight as I didn’t feel like going to town to buy fresh vegetables and frozen don’t seem to special to offer company.

so I’m on the floor on my belly looking for the blown fuse when a huge gust of wind, rocked the RV, I scooted out the door to see what damage and all my plants, chairs and rugs were topsyturvy, plants tipped over. It’s not supposed to be windy today, not till tomorrow.

I think we’ll be okay.

I’m delaying this post to add photos of our dinner.

Dinner was good! Company with Friends , conversation was fun, they even thought taking GG to Panama was a possibility!

Too Early to pack up my Electric Blanket and Heater?

I’m so happy to be back in NM and GG.  Visiting is nice, coming home is delicious.

It was chilly this morning but not so chilly that I used my heated blanket, or my heater.  Mid May I want to put away my warm clothes and every winter protection item and prepare for the summer heat that will present other concerns.

It’s still windy here but my Smart cart was great and we traveled 775 miles with no problems, she started  and went into drive easily as it should,  remember in Dallas it took a tow to the shop to find nothing wrong.  Just a smart car thing I suppose.  I drove right through with breaks for gas and arrived before it got dark which was my goal.  I didn’t pay attention to my milage because it doesn’t matter how good or bad it is to me, I’m still going.

Frank came by this morning, we are waiting for a good day to do my roof.Can’t be too windy or rain. Must be completed in the same day.  His vertigo seems to have gone away, good news.

My new faucet was installed, looks great, Thanks Dan

We still have plenty of updates to complete, poco a poco.

My plants survived thanks to Becca.  I want more plants, I want a morning glory to climb my RV, that would be so cool but the surface of GG is smooth so that might not happen.

 

 

 

WILD WEST WIND

WIND! hazardous air quality due to the gusts of wind up to 60mph here in Caballo NM

So glad I am not traveling, well I wouldn’t go anywhere in this, can you imagine what it would feel like in my little car being tossed around, no way I would be foolish enough to drive into this with either my RV or car, rest assured.

I wish I knew how to let you hear the wind chimes as the wind rocks the RV, I recorded it on my phone but I don’t know how to add it here.

And now it’s raining,

I feel snug as a bug in here with the elements raging around me and GiGi keeping me safe.

Maybe I’ll make some popcorn to have with my wine tonight.

Flea Markets in Truth or Consequences…Opportunity?

I was talking with my friend Becca yesterday about art and opportunities here in this area, and found out that there is a weekly flea market in T or C ( Truth or Consequences NM). Anyone can set up a table for $5 and sell whatever. A good way to learn about the community and offer our skills. on a regular basis. No need for the trappings of yesteryear in Plano TX that turned out to be so expensive and difficult. I have the remains of several projects that would be nice to sell, my pursettas, maybe a rock or two some prints. Of course at events like this you don’t expect to be able to sell anything for much more than 5-10$$, or less, but might be fun to do it together with my Minnesota pal Becca. She is the information seeker, she knows everyone here and keeps me up to date of the comings and goings in the park. She makes beautiful silk scarves and jewelry that she wouldn’t mind selling. I passed by the flea market last Saturday but didn’t stop to see what was what, there were plenty of cars parked around the site and a small crowd of people shopping. I should have stopped but didn’t I will this Saturday & Sunday.

Did I tell you that my neighbor Robert has moved to T or C? He got a great offer to work in one of the best hot springs hotels( river bend) in town. Alas. He will be missed but he says he’ll come back now and again to help me with this or that, I hope he does because I still need help with this and that. We may do some caulking today on the outside of GIGI. My babe needs a face lifting bad to match her lovey interior (smile)

I’ve hardly gone anywhere yet in my Smart Babe, I have so much to do here, painting, sewing my privacy covers for the cab and more painting. As my living space includes the cab it leaves me open for viewing unless I close it off completely. Instead I have covered the windows with reflectix which is used to deflect the heat or cold, like insulation. and covered the reflectix with Indian fabric, still working on a way to get them to stay up and in place, the magnets aren’t working out yet But I have a plan, I’ll figure something out, meanwhile they are taped in place, and yes I covered the chair too but it’s not finished either. Love the fabric!

Am I getting close to being over whelmed by patterns? Nah still loving them.

Good news, Robert was just here and solved two new problems for me. The light in my bathroom now works and he was able to re-ignite my hot water heater. It’s windy today, I hope the pilot doesn’t go out again. We may have to see why this happens is there a opening in the cabinet door to allow the wind in? We have a wind advisory, I just got a red flag warning in Caballo, where I am. Never heard of a red flag advisory. but the wind is shaking my RV and the chimes are active. Glad I’m not on the road in either my Smart babe or GIGI today.