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Another week is in the books.
We woke up on Saturday morning to a beautiful blanket of snow covering the trees and ground. The snow was gone by noon but it was a reminder to not ever take Mother Nature for granted. This was followed by a few days of cool weather. Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful, sun-shine filled today. Today we have rain in New Mexico, always a welcome sight.
The oft used line that if you don’t like the weather, stick around for a minute (or 15 minutes) is attributed to Mark Twain. It is said that it applied to New England weather but I have heard it used in reference to many different U.S. states. It certainly seems to apply to New Mexico.
Work continues to be hectic and harried, but at the end of the day I am able to walk away and put it out of my mind. It took me most of my career to learn how to do it, but I now seem to be successful with it.
We saw the first hummingbird of the season at our feeder on Monday. It was the black-chinned variety. We are absolutely smitten with watching those hummingbirds. We have a window-mounted feeder and we can sit in our living room and watch the birds come and go. That is cheap entertainment.
My sister who lives with me does all of the food preparation. I had a friend from out-of-town spend the night with us on Wednesday. We had a wonderful tortellini and vegetable main dish that had zucchini, mushrooms and artichoke hearts. My sister also made a home-made apple pie. I get to enjoy some fine eating. This friend absolutely loves coming to visit especially for the great food.
Generally something is left over for me to take for my lunch the next day. My co-workers are accustomed to seeing the legendary food that my sister makes. When I actually make something on my own no one believes that it is my own work. I do know how to cook but I feel privileged that I don’t have to do it all the time. One day this week there was nothing left over at home. I grabbed a frozen dinner to pop in the microwave at work. My co-workers did not even feel sorry for me that I was reduced to eating a frozen dinner when that is what most of them bring for lunch every day. I didn’t get any sympathy.
Interesting weather, hard work and good eating, just more threads of my life.