Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Random Tuesday....Hang on to your hats!!!

OMG!!  The winds!!!  The winds!!!  Driving us all crazy and stoking the fires!  We now have a large fire just north of Santa Fe and another fast moving fire near Los Alamos!!!  I tell isn't pretty around here!  Smokey and hot and windy...all great ingredients for forest fires.  Over 30 homes have been destroyed in the Los Alamos fire and over 50,000 acres!!  The entire town has been evacuated!  We need your prayers and good thoughts for rain and the end of these howling winds!!

My grandson, Lee Jr., had his play on Saturday night.  The kids wrote their own play and it was full of action.  In fact, it was hard to photograph!  So much going on and so much movement!!  Yikes!!  It was about a Princess, a Dragon and a Monkey!  My grandson was the monkey!  He did a great job.  First, he came out as a monkey and then, due to a magical necklace, he was able to stand and talk and help the prince save the princess from the Dragon!  Quite the adventure I do say!!!!  Here are some pics!!

Everybody dance!!

Lee playing guitar

Lee in brown costume

Lee Jr. and Georgia went home on Sunday and their sister, Emma stayed.  The whole family came in on Friday night to see the play!  Had quite the houseful!!  Bodies everywhere!!  Ha!  But so fun to have everyone together!  Emma needed a break, so she brought extra clothes and will be staying until July 10th!
Her sister, Lisa (my oldest granddaughter) will be coming on July 5th and staying until the 10th!  We will have a blast.  Here is a pic of Emma!

Isn't she gorgeous?!!  She is 5' 9"!  Quite the striking young lady.  She is a cheerleader and a senior this year.  She is the captain.  Emma is helping me with the painting I have been working on.  She hopes to major in art (sculpture) when she graduates.

Emma and I visited with Cheri and checked out her memorial garden she has started for Paul.  She has some nice plants planted!  But these winds and the high heat are sure taking their toll!!!  Here are some of the plants!

I will be taking more pics of it as it progresses!

I finally finished my rock garden...well the first stages of it and I will be posting pics next week.  Got the last of my plants in yesterday and didn't have a chance to take any photos!!  Again, too hot and windy and the smoke is really knocking me down.  My breathing has diminished quite a bit.  It is affecting Emma too.  She has asthma as well!  So we are both dragging around here, just trying to breathe!!  She is using her nebulizer at night and I am using oxygen and my inhalers!!  Sheesh!  This makes my walking almost impossible.

Today, I see the doctor about my MRI!  I had that done last week on my knees to see what is going on.  My poor knees!!  Can't kneel down at all.  Pain is too much!  So, we will see what he says.  Then Emma and I are going shopping and out to lunch!  We will have long as the air quality is reasonable.  We will see!!
I mean....a girl has to shop...Pier One has a sale!!!   Ha!!

pier one...ahhhh!!!

With all this smoke and haze...the sunrises and sunsets have been gorgeous!  Here is a more subtle one.

Now make sure you pop over and visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked!!  And check out the randomness there!!  She has picked up the Random Tuesday banner and carried it forward since Keely of The UnMom is on a hiatus!!  So join in!!  Love to hear your random musings for sure!!

It was so nice of you to visit.  Your presence here and your comments make my day!!
Have a magical and blessed day! 
Hugging you

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Sixty-Seven !!!

Welcome to Silent Saturday!  Pictures featured today taken by Georgia Rose Lommler, age 15!! 

Cropped and altered by Grandma SueAnn!!  Ha!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Random Tuesday....Splish splash....!!

Welcome to another Random Tuesday!  Hope you are all well and sassy as ever!!!  I have a few things to share with you today so get your coffee and pull up a chair!!!!  Now...isn't that better??

We spent the weekend at the Raddison Water Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  About 40 minutes from our house.  We took our two grandkids, Georgia and Lee, Jr.!!  And we all had a blast!!  Thought I would share some pics of the weekend....enjoy!!

Dr. John, Lee and Georgia


Then when the water park closed for cleaning and such (two hours); we went to the regular pool and the kids and Dr. John played volley ball!  Another fun time!!

Then we were all wet but very off we went to change and go eat!  They had a real cute dining area within the hotel!  Food was perfect!!  Just what we needed!  Ha!

Myself and Georgia...with our wet heads!!  Ha!

Georgia and Lee Jr.

Lee Jr., and Dr. John

Georgia and I have been busy outside working on a flagstone patio and a rock garden near my front door.  Here are some pics of the rock garden...still a work in progress!!

We have been visiting a quarry in Belen, NM where you can buy from piles of scrap flagstone and travertine!  Beautiful and perfect.  But a lot of hard work.  Cheri has been going with us...she is the one who found this treasure!!  She has been there three times and Georgia and I have been there twice.  Wait until you see the flagstone we have laid in the hot tub room/patio!  Next week for sure I will show some pics!  But we are SORE!!!  Would you believe over 1500 lbs of stone we lifted and placed...twice!!  Once into truck and once out of truck and onto the ground!  We all helped Cheri too!!  It was hard work but the results are fantastic!  I still have to level it out and fill the spaces with DG in a red tone. (decomposed granite)

Georgia starts her sewing classes today...she was supposed to start yesterday....but I forgot!!!  All busy with going to the quarry!!  Sorry Jo!!  Anyway, it is beginning sewing and she will learn how to use the sewing machine!  Then next week she will make a purse!  So she should have a lot of fun.

Lee Jr. is still in theater camp and loving it.  His performance is this weekend!  I will take lots of pics and post them next week!!

Jo (nickname for Georgia) is about 1/2 done with her reborn baby doll.  We are waiting on mohair so she can root the head.  She has done a great job with her painting of it!  Can't wait to see it finished!

I haven't had a chance to work on my painting!  Sigh!  Had to wait on some beads.  They finally arrived and I can get back to work tomorrow.  I also received an email from someone interested in a large painting for their home.  So cool!!  They saw my piece at the lawyers office and want one similar!  So that will be great!  We will get together this week sometime!  Wish me luck!!

With all the fires burning in New Mexico, the sunsets have been magnificent!!  But we sure need rain and badly.  We are now in extreme drought and extreme fire danger as well.  Not good at all!  The skies are filled with smoke and giving people with breathing problems a difficult me!!

I know I am picture heavy today; but so much going on!!  Oh!  I scheduled my surgery for October 5th!!!  I am so excited!!

Well, enough random from me today!  Don't forget to stop by and visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked...who has picked up the Random Tuesday Banner and carried it forward since Keely of The UnMom is taking a break.  Which I believe has been long enough now...but what do I know!  She must be busy fighting off zombies in her neighborhood!!  And join in with your own random...tis great fun!!

Have a magical and blessed day!!
Hugging you