Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Random Tuesday....A Memorial; A Mountain and a Flower!!

Paul's Memorial was on Saturday, May 28th!  So fitting!  A Military Funeral just a couple of days before Memorial Day!  It was a beautiful ceremony.....

The folding of the flag...

Presenting the flag...

Bye Paul!!  You will be missed for sure...!!!

Saturday...the weather was beautiful; but oh so windy!  I had to lash myself to a tree again whenever I went outside!  Ha!!  But I thought I would share some stunning scenery shots!!

Gorgeous day!!!

Also, on Saturday evening...we had a Memorial Gathering at Cheri's house and so many people showed up to show their love and support!  What a blessing!  Almost everyone brought a plant to Cheri for the Memorial Garden she is starting in honor of Paul.  Cheri has 5 acres here in the mountains and has a perfect spot picked out for his garden.  It is going to be fabulous!  A big thank you to all those who came and brought delicious food and shared their love with Cheri and her son Scott and his wife Ruby!  It was a beautiful time!!

Drove through Madrid, New Mexico and they had some horses and a wagon going through town!  What an authentic sight that was!!

The wildflowers are starting to bloom all over our property!  They are so fabulous!  Thought I would share some with you....

Altered Photo!

Altered photo!!

Altered Photo!!

Yesterday, Cheri and I went shopping at American Home Furniture.  I am looking for an outdoor dining set for my hot tub room.  Right now we have the hot tub, a deck and some ratty chairs and lounges.  Time to re-do that room.  I want to throw a hot tub party for the girls in a few weeks!  Mojitos and hot water....can you spell B...L...I...S....S!!!

Then we had lunch at Pappedeaux's.  Yum!!!  Cheri had shrimp and I had the Mixed Seafood Grill.  Of course, we had to have one of their special drinks!!  Ha!  Me, I had the Mango Margarita!!  Cheri had the Grand Margarita!!  Both so yummy!!

Then we went to see Water for Elephants!!  I know!  My second time; but oh so worth it.  Fabulous movie and Cheri loved it!!

Off we went, after the movie to Sam's luck there really.  Not much in the outdoor furniture department. So we decided to hit Home Depot and WALA!!  I found it.  A beautiful wrought iron set with four rocker-type chairs!!  I could order them online and get free shipping!!  I also purchased some beautiful chair pads at $19.00 a piece...SCORE!!!  So as soon as I got home, I ordered the set.  Should be here by the end of the week!!  Will share pics when I get them!! 

I would say we had a successful day and Cheri needed the down time for sure!!

Started the new piece and will be posting pics as I progress.  Love the process of favorite part!  Also sad when it is finished...sigh!!

Dr. John is still hard at work on his book!!  Looks like mid-July before he will be finished.  He is definitely in that finishing mode!  I am so excited about his book.  Here is the proposed book cover pic...

Imagine it without the face!!  Ha! As you can see, I was altering a bit!!  But I think the soil formations are perfect for his book cover.  I am kind of partial to the face though.  But it would confuse the engineers completely!!  Ha!!  Ha!!  Ha!!

I am still rebelling, along with others via Stacy at Stacy Uncorked with Random Tuesday.  There are many Randomizers spewing their stuff at all hours of the day and night.  We all hope for Keely's return to pick up the gauntlet once again and start Randomizing with us!!  We miss her!!!  So come join us!  The more voices; the better she can hear us shout!!!!  Keely!!  Come Back!!

If you haven't seen it yet...go see Water for Elephants!!  Wonderful movie!!  And James Pattinson does a fabulous job along with Reese Witherspoon!!  Besides, Edward James Pattinson is my man!!!

Have a magical and blessed day!!
Hugging you

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Sixty-Four !!!!

Happy Memorial Weekend!  I salute our men and women who have served and are serving and their families!

Celebrate the beginning of the day!!

May you have a blessed, magical and safe weekend with friends and family.

For all those who are missing loved ones, a special gentle hug!

Hugging you

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Random Tuesday....Finally finished!!

Yep!  My bedroom is finally finished and I thought I would share a pic with you.  It started out with chocolate brown walls and a raspberry pink ceiling and a pink ceiling fan.  Ha!  Like a chocolate dessert of some kind.   No!  We won't go there now!!! 

Here it is now with French Vanilla White walls and Cloud White for ceiling and moulding.  And a white modern ceiling fan.

The posters are from the movie Alice in Wonderland from my son and daughter-in-law!  Very cool!!

Thank you all for your well wishes on Paul's passing.  Cheri and I both appreciate them very much!  And the prayers and good thoughts for Cheri during this time of transition is welcomed!!!  Cheri is having a military service for Paul in Santa Fe in the next week or so.  Just waiting on their scheduling.

Running errands on Sunday, we noticed the sky was simply amazing.  The cloud formations were so painterly.  Thought I would share them.  I was in my car and the pink reflections are from my purse.  Ha!!

I am a little nervous today.  I go to see an orthopedist about my knees this AM.  X-Rays at 8 AM!!  Then the appointment with the doc at 9 AM.  I will keep you posted.

Cheri and I and her good friend Carol from the beautiful state of Washington, and Cheri's daughter-in-law, Ruby went out yesterday together.  We went to lunch at Trombino's then on to get our nails and toes done.  So relaxing and Cheri surprised us all and treated us at the nail salon.  What a surprise!! And thanks to Jessica, my nails look fabulous!!  Ha!!

Thank you Cheri!!  I had a fabulous time!

Friday night, I hosted a pizza party!  We all had a blast!  Pizza and Magaritas and chocolate Martinis!  Yummers!!  Cheri, her son, Scott and her daughter-in-law Ruby, Ruby sister and her sister's boyfriend...all talking and laughing at the same time.  Gee!  I wonder why!  Could have been the drinks!!  Ya think?  Ha!!

Chocolate Martinis

     1 shot glass of Chocolate Vodka
     1 shot glass of Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
      Three large olives
      Hershey's chocolate Sauce

Take a Martini glass and circle the inside with Hershey's chocolate sauce several times.  Will look like ribbons.
In a blender, mix the Vodka and the Liqueur and the ice until frothy
Pour into Martini glass and add (on a pick) the three large olives

Drink and Enjoy!!!!

Well I will leave you now!  My drink is calling to me...even though it is a bit early!!  Ha!!

Remember, this is Random Tuesday and we are waiting for Keely to take up the banner once again.  So we are rebels, celebrating this hollowed day!  Don't forget to visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked!  See what other randomness is going on!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Sixty-Three!!!

                        Paul M Stiles  ~   February 27, 1948 to May 19, 2011 ~ He will be missed!!!

Paul had a wonderful sense of humor

Paul loved life and his wife, Cheri

Adventurous and generous....loving and kind!!

Have a magical and blessed day
Hugging you