Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Random it's cold outside!!!

Fall winds are blowing already!!  It has been around mid-40's here in the morning!  Brrrrr!  Makes for a cold, cold walk.  So I wear a flannel coat; ear muffs, and gloves!!  Oh and long pants!!  No more shorts!  Dang!!!  I was working on my leg tan too!  Sheesh!! 

Sunrise, September 2010

My walking has progressed to 4.2 miles per day....around 6 days a week.  Sometimes 7 !!  Weight wise, I am on a plateau!  That sucks!  Stuck at 158 lb. weight loss!  Sigh!!

See the white dot in the mid left on the photo?  That is one of the Guinea Hens!!  Just as I was taking it's moved away!  Figures!!

Took down my 4th of July and Labor Day decorations and am now working on Fall/Halloween!!  I love Halloween!!  Here is my tree!!

See! Not scary at all!  But the rest of my decorations are!!  Ha!  Will show them when I have them all set up!  Hopefully by next week.  Oh!  And you can see our new big screen TV in this pic.   52 inches!!  So sweet !!!

Went to Santa Fe on Friday and it was a beautiful day.  And they were in the midst of a Festival!  How cool is that?  Here are a couple of pics.  I will show more later on in the week.  Too many for today!!

Cathedral on the Square

LaFonda Hotel Restaurant

Indians selling their jewelry

The Cathedral is right on the Square and it is huge!!  And as you can see; beautiful as well.  We ate at LaFonda's restaurant and hardly anyone was in there.  It is usually packed!  But due to the Festival, people were all crammed on the square listening to music and eating from street vendors!!

The Indians' sell their jewelry and pots under the portico of the Governors' Palace.  So they were in their glory during this street fair!! Tons of people walking through the portico oooooing and awwwwing over their fabulous creations!!  We had a blast!!

Well it has been two weeks!!  Count them!   TWO WEEKS!  And instead of this....

We have this....

Our dryer...bless it's heart!!  It is all dismantled and still not working.  They are having trouble getting the right parts!!  So now if they can't jerry-rig a front inside panel, the whole new panel will cost over $250.00!!  I can get a new (although boring) white dryer for around $350.00!!!  Decisions...decisions!  Or do we suck it up and get a whole new pair!!??  Red ones!!!  Oh don't tempt me!!!

We have a locust tree near our front patio wall called Golden Rain.  Right now she looks so beautiful.  Seed pods have formed and when the wind sounds like rain is falling.  So cool!!

Isn't she gorgeous!!  I am going to harvest some of the seeds and see if I can start some new trees.  Sure would love to have more of these on the property!!

Well, have to go do a load of towels now!  Get to hang them on my back fence!  Sigh!!  Nothing like stiff towels to invigorate you after a nice hot shower!!  They may smell nice but oh are they scratchy!!  Ha!

Don't forget to stop over to The Un Mom and visit with Keely and all the other Randomizers!! 

Have a magical and blessed day!!

Hugging you


Brian Miller said...

nice sounds like you are doing well (except the dryer thing)...santa fe is a cool place...nice on the locust tree as well...i like you fall tree too..

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

I cannot believe its in Florida its still STEAMING!!! Love the red... hope the dryer gets fixed!!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I am really looking forward to seeing your Halloween decorations!

Judy said...

I love beautiful Indian jewelry...good luck with the dryer...

Lori said...

It is cool in the mornings here too and not going to be warming much into the 60's today either. I still love this time of year though. You are doing so well with your walking. I know all about reaching plateau's with weight loss. Congratulations on all that you've lost so far.

I like your tree fun that you decorate like this. I am sure my little's would love if I did this but I fear they would be climbing the tree and playing with it all. :)

I know how hard it can be to decide whether to fix or just buy a new one. I agree, towels that hang outside smell so fresh but are a bit rough. :)

ellen abbott said...

You are such a tease! It is still so hot here. though I would not find mornings in the 40s to be pleasant.

Our rain tree has not even started blooming yet!

Tabor said...

All the photos are wonderful but that last of the locust tree is my fav. 40 degrees already? I am going to just love my trip to Canada at the end of the week...NOT.

TechnoBabe said...

We would have spent all day at the Native American artists showing.

Kristina P. said...

That is so fun you have a fall Christmas tree!

And we have been really having warm temperatures still. It's supposed to be 90 today!

deb said...

It's that cold already !!
Oh , I don't want to think about it.
But I do want to dine at that restaurant :)

don't be discouraged ... you will get through this lull too.

Suldog said...

That you're walking that much is magnificent! Don't focus so much on the number of your weight, but on the accomplishments and on how you feel. If you're feeling better, that's the important thing, and let the numbers be a background thing.

You're the first person I know with a Halloween tree. Are there others? Did you invent it, or did you see it somewhere else? Groovy, in any case!

tattytiara said...

Sorry, I'm a Canadian and I know not what this "leg tan" of which you speak might be. Is that when they start turning to leather after wearing your snow pants too long or something?

Hilary said...

A Halloween tree! I can't begin to imagine what your Labour Day decorations might have been...

I don't think that a plateau is a bad thing at all. It's not weight gain.. it's maintaining. I believe the body has to stabilize sometimes and take a rest from the rigorous deed of weight loss. It won't last forever. You're doing great!

Mimi said...

Keep walking and your weight will adjust itself at some point.

It looks like a wonderful place that you visited!

Hugs & love,

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I always love your random posts. Sounds like one of my conversations with a friend. Jump from one thing to another.
You just got me motivated to do my tree for fall. I'd better get home!

June said...

Hi Sue Ann, I have drawn you for the swap at Patti's blog. I noticed you left your address and wondered if its in USA ? I live in the UK so hope thats ok.
here is my address for you :

June Macfarlane
7 Carmel Court
County Durham
I look forward to getting to know you and swapping art with you :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a fun post!! I've never seen a tree like that - so cool! I love festivals and handmade stuff. Sounds like you had yourself a lovely adventure! Molto bene!!!

beth said...

do you have your dryer back yet ?

i think the dryer gods wanted you to buy a new one....

Tumble Fish Studio said...

First, love the music. Got me my mind working in good creative ways this morning.

Second, I have stood in those same places where you took pictures in Santa Fe. I visited Santa Fe my first and only time about 14 months ago. Thank you for reminding me of such a beautiful place. I took lots of pictures there and some have even shown up in my collage sheets as bits and pieces.

Next, go for the red washer and dryer! I think anything that can make doing laundry more fun is a well deserved expense!

Thank you for visiting me! Keep coming by this week as there are more prizes coming!

Don said...

Looks like you have a trick or treat dryer!

Maggie May said...

Lots of variety in your post. Lovely photos.
Funny about the moor hen!

Congratulations on the weight loss. It does seem to slow up after a while.
You are walking well!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Dianne said...

a Halloween tree!! I love that!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays
it's still pretty warm here, I'm looking forward to cooler mornings

thanks for your kind comment on my POTW

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for stopping by my post, friend. I haven't been much of a blogger this week; school has been crazy.

I enjoyed your post and the visit to a place where the mornings are cool and beautiful--though the dryer is cool and not so beautiful at the moment. I hope it's fixed and done right for you.

christopher said...

Great sunset shot!

And I say go with the red dryer.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Santa Fe is one of my all-time favorite places!!! Sigh...Love these photos...Thank you, dear SueAnn...You feed my aesthetic soul!! Love you!! Janine XO

Jillsy said...

I always think of New Mexico being a warm state since it's in the southwest. brrr...and it's only mid-Sept.!

Love that restaurant!

Good luck with the dryer! (i'm rooting for the red one!)

Frank Baron said...

Jeepers, you're a busy woman! You cover more ground in a single blog post than I do in a year!

Fall has struck swiftly here in Ontario too. But I'm one of those folks who doesn't mind cooler weather. So sue me. ;)

Land of shimp said...

Oh, what a gorgeous tree and it looks like you have some nice scenery on your walk, too. Un-cooperative Guinea Hens!

A Halloween tree? I like it, both in concept, and execution! We should have trees for all occasions, really. The Tree for Housecleaning Day, all adorned with little mops and dusters, and on and on go the possibilities :-) I bet we'd all smile more if we decorated trees more frequently.

So, I've brought you a link to an epic dryer destruction. For some reason it has a tag on it that will ask if you are over eighteen (?????) I'm assuming because the guy doesn't want any kids emulating the dryer experiment. There's nothing vulgar, or profane...or even vaguely blue...not so much as a "darn" is uttered.


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God Bless You ~Ron

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Sueann, thanks for stopping by. Love the pics, and I LOVE Santa Fe, it is so cool. Sorry its getting cold there already,not fair! Where did summer go, I missed it. That tree is great, I can see the pods are big, very cool. Take care, hugs, Riki Oh, good luck with the washer, I'll be sending "red" washer thoughts your way!!

Indrani said...

Nice shots from the festival.
Wish you luck with your dryer.

EWian said...

Jepp, that is random. Sorry to hear about your dryer, but the colour is stunning, I want one too... :) All my shop have are white and steel...