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Brown Fire

Living in Arizona is so very exciting! We have another wildfire, dubbed the Brown Fire. It began yesterday afternoon (04/13/2014).

I took this yesterday evening, standing just outside my front door looking west.

Brown Wildfire

Brown Wildfire, taken 04/13/2014 early evening.

This morning I walked to the main thoroughfare outside of our subdivision and took this picture (6:45 a.m.).

Brown Wildfire

Brown Wildfire, 04/14/2014, early morning.

And this picture was taken outside my front door about 1:00 p.m.

Brown Wildfire

Brown Wildfire, 04/14/2014, early afternoon.

Here’s the InciWeb link for Brown Fire: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3834/. InciWeb is a great place to keep updated on the progress of fighting the fire, although for the best information, Facebook is THE place to be!

I haven’t begun packing …. Yet!

Weekly Overview March 3, 2014

SpringSnow

Snow on the Huachuca Mountains

Outside My Window… the Huachuca Mountains have a dusting of snow and spring blossoms are popping open in the neighborhood!

I am thinking… scorpions, scorpions, scorpions.

I am thankful for… an inch of rain this past Saturday and a very high snow line.

From the kitchen… cranberry/chocolate chip muffins were made this morning and are as delicious as ever.

I am hoping… the scorpion traps work and I get taxes completed this week.

I am reading… The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, An American Saga by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

I am busy creating… Cross Stitching on Liana’s birthday blanket.

I am hearing… Guest Artist Monday on wsmonline.com. Today’s artist is Lera Lynn, whom I’ve never heard before but am enjoying.

Around the house & garden… After discovering another scorpion inside this morning (in the living room again!), I went to Lowe’s and bought a bunch of scorpion traps. Then I spent the rest of the morning vacuuming carpets and then laying out scorpion traps in strategic spots. I bought 25, used them all, and wish I had a few more. I still need to clean up the weeds in the front yard and do some cleaning in the backyard. I was contemplating buying some snapdragons or some other plants this Saturday to put in the backyard, which would give me added incentive to do some clean up back there.

Fionas Letter Box

Fiona’s Letter Box

In other news… I shipped off Fiona’s birthday package this morning, so it should arrive in good time for her birthday on Friday. Included in the package was the Letter Box so Fiona can write letters. I found the perfect box Saturday at Hobby Lobby and added some stickers.

One of my favorite things… giving thoughtful gifts.

Weekly Overview… I began another Monday by battling scorpions. Luckily I had planned to have the car today so I was able to make a quick run to town for battle supplies!

I have Quicken totally up to date, so sometime this week we’ll have to download the TurboTax software and then I can get working on the taxes. That won’t take long – I think last year’s took about 2 hours once I had all the Quicken information current.

I’m still thinking about the cleaning schedule and wondering if one reason that I have not really put pen to paper with it is because I’m just hoping we’ll move before I have time to implement any such schedule!

No appointments this week, although I think I will be making a stop at the chiropractor’s office this afternoon after I pick Bill up from work. We both feel the need for another adjustment.

Winter Weather

After one of the warmest January’s on record, February has turned much colder. I took this picture late Monday afternoon:

Rain Clouds over the Huachuca Mountains

We had a scant 1/100th inch of precipitation and the next morning there were low hanging clouds and a dusting of snow on the Huachuca Mountains:

Morning Clouds over the Huachuca Mountains

Morning Clouds Over the Huachuca Mountains

Monday’s walk was cut short due to the cold west wind and Tuesday I never went out at all, it was so cold. It might be just as well, as walking seems to be aggravating my right knee, injured somehow during my attempts at clogging a few years ago. It originally took a whole year to heal, but within the second week of starting up walking last month, the pain was coming back. Very odd and I wonder if I need to buy new sneakers. In any case, I used the elliptical yesterday instead of walking outside and will probably continue to do that this week until I can find new shoes for walking.

This noon I have a lunch date at a friend’s house and I’m bringing my Plant-Strong Chopped Apple Cake. It sure smells good!

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