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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Just sharing a few pics I've taken around Santa Fe since I've been back. Most were taken the weekend I got here, when they had just gotten fresh snow. I had a couple of days off before I had to get back to work, so I spent some time walking around town & hiking.

St Francis Cathedral

Adobe Church near the Plaza

Side street off the Plaza

View of town from Picacho Peak

Farolito's on Canyon Road~ Christmas Eve
Now I'm back to working like crazy, trying to recoup my travel & moving expenses & still looking for a place to call home! I haven't had a chance to do anything artistic since I've been back... but am really looking forward to getting back into it once I get settled in. I can't believe the New Year is just around the corner... the weeks, months, years seem to be flying by lately. 
Wishing you all a Happy & Safe New Year!!!
:) :) :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

An Early Christmas...

Well, hello there my friends! I hope you are all having a most wonderful season... and not getting too wrapped up in the commercialism/marketing machine that seems to run rampant this time of year, but hope you are finding time to do the things you love, with the people you love, and are remembering to find the joy in the simple things.

Since I was scheduled to be back in New Mexico for work next week, and I have no family here, I had the chance to celebrate an early Christmas as well as spend some quality time with various family & friends... and for that I am truly thankful! Most of my gifts this year were hand made, of course! Well, for the most part :). I started with the ceramic bowls I made & filled them full of little goodies (coffees, teas, salsas, chocolate of course, gift cards for the teens, even a lottery ticket here & there, 'cause hey, ya never know!) Then I shrink wrapped them, added a pretty bow & whala! Instant gift! They were really fun to make!

I think they went over well, too... so that made me happy! So while everyone is finishing last minute shopping, I have already celebrated, so now I can focus on other things... like trying to find a relatively inexpensive... as if that exists... place to live in Santa Fe. Since I'll be staying with friends this year on Christmas, and my ornaments are in storage... I appreciated spending time admiring my mom's tree... and my mom for that matter!

Mom- decorating :)
Beyond all the gift bowl making, & running around visiting people, I also had a bit of time to relax, walk along the ocean & soak up some Southern California sunshine & warmth. And now, after 2 days of driving, I am safe & sound back in Santa Fe... missing my family, but looking forward to starting the next chapter of my life.
Hope you are all well & enjoying the warmth of family & friends!
And a special thanks to my mom... for all you do, for who you are... I hope you know the difference you make in all the lives you touch!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sunset Cliffs, Ca

Just a quick note to say hello, & pardon my blogging absence, but I have been busy spending time with family & catching up with old friends. When I'm traveling for work, or living in another state, many months go by before I have a chance to see them again, so my time spent on the computer has been self-limited. After visiting with my Aunt  yesterday, I drove along the coastal route where I caught this gorgeous sunset & the surfers out at Sunset ClIffs. I used to live near here years ago & used to walk & jog along the Cliffs, so it's always nostalgic to spend some time here... and always nice to be by the ocean. Once I make the permanent move to New Mexico, I'll be landlocked, so I am trying to squeeze in a couple of "beach days" before I leave San Diego. I hope everyone is doing well, & I'll catch up with you all soon!