Monday, June 15, 2009

Bliss and the raspy voice

This arrived in the mail yesterday. Beautiful! I especially loved the pictures of Mary Jane's Farm. Phyllis Hoffman is obviously making every attempt to make the new Victoria as beautiful as the old. However, is it just me or do others dislike the new flimsy paper so many magazines are being printed on these days?

I awoke this morning hardly able to talk and my voice is still raspy. This "allergy thing" continues and I expect the wet weather isn't helping. After running a quick errand this morning, I sent my husband on his way to continue other errands alone. I had to wash some dishes and do a couple loads of laundry before ending up on the sofa but it certainly felt good when my head hit the pillow. This stuff is yucky.

I received a lovely letter from a dear friend in New Mexico today, who described the dust storms they were experiencing. Kinda' made the rain seem not so bad. She has two rattlesnakes in her yard which they still can't locate to kill... makes the thought of Bigfoot in the forest not too bad, either. The last time she called, she talked about finding a black widow spider that week. I told her I'll take my chances with the wasps on the deck. You couldn't pay me to live in the New Mexican desert.

I'll chat more about books read and tea sipped soon. Also all about Christopher's move into town as he has begun a calculus class at the University.

My mini vacation will start when hubby leaves for North Carolina. I hope I'm feeling better by then. :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda! I just found your site today. It's wonderful! Thanks for all the info. I just wanted to say that New Mexico isn't all bad!! I've lived here all my life and can't imagine anywhere else as home:) I have to admit, though, that I find it amazing you have a friend from NM. Some people don't even realize it's a state in the US! I hope you feel better soon.
Blessings, Rachel

scrappy quilter said...

That magazine looks wonderful. Hope you're feeling better soon. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

I really feel for you. Take it easy and like we all said, enjoy the mini vacation when you get it. We are hoping these allergy's will calm down so you can. Here life has spun us around and backwards too but we will all land on our feet one day. We've got each other and that is Such a comfort. When bad times hit you sure appreciate how wonderful life was before so there are good lessons in everything. No matter what happens there is always someone worse off than we are so I'd best keep my problems to myself and sing a happy song! I didn't even realize they wre having the dust storms in New Mexico! Jody

Elizabeth said...

I wondered if I was the only one noticing the flimsy pages....the recent issue of Woman's Day (which I have been reading for 25 years) was so thin I could actually see the print on the other side of the page I was reading!

Enjoy your blog so much...
thank you,

Anonymous said...

Hello Brenda, I happened upon your blog. I wouldn't want to live with dust snd rattlesnakes that's for sure. Now I'm feeling blessed for the rainy weather we are having here in our area. Your blog is beautiful ♥ I hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

I noticed the pages of Victoria being thinner too. When they started publishing it again LadyLydia who has the blog mentioned it right away. I still think the older issues were the best. Jody

Anonymous said...

Are you really going to have an empty nest? At least it sounds like he won't be too far away.

Friend Debra

Ranch wife said...

Hi, love your blog. I just had to comment, and I found the first comment from a fellow New Mexican...I had to laugh when she mentioned that some people don't even think we are in the United States....but we are! Alive and well and enduring a hot and very very dry summer. Three snakes for me in the last three weeks...Yikes!

New Mexico has a beauty all its own..but it is not for everybody thats for sure.

Hope you get to feeling better.