Yesterday I posted about our wintry day in Bisbee. Today I’m sharing the pictures I took on our drive back home to Sierra Vista.
It was an unusual day for southeastern Arizona, although one to be anticipated now and again during the winter. The temperature was in the thirties, the wind was blowing hard from the west, clouds hung low over the mountains, and snow swirled off and on. And yet, just a few miles to the north, you could see the sun shining brightly and by the time we got home, the snow as gone.
Looking southwest into Mexico.
Some days I love living here!
We went for a quick walk this morning and I do mean quick. It was a lot colder outside than we had anticipated and we quickly wimped out and headed home. But I had time to notice a cactus that I had not paid much attention to before. I’m sure someone can tell me what variety of cactus it might be!
We also still have some snow on the Huachuca Mountains.
Later today we will watch the Super Bowl, but we won’t be rooting for any particular team. I’m excited simply because Super Bowl Sunday means just three more weeks until the Daytona 500 and the beginning of the 2012 NASCAR racing season!
I began crocheting a baby blanket for my newest granddaughter, Liana Rose, who is expected to make her appearance around April 8, 2012.
It is coming along nicely, and while I really like the pattern, I do wish the colors that it called for were a bit brighter. I ordered the yarn the pattern called for, but the actual yarn does not seem to match the colors in the book. I doubt Liana Rose will mind, though.
Here it is the 18th of January and I have only posted four times this month, and all of those were in the first week. Can you hear the big sigh of dismay? So far I have accomplished very little that I had planned for January. My time, energy and focus have all been centered on replacing a vehicle that was lost in a traffic accident on January 3rd, a situation complicated by the distance of 1800 miles. But finally, this morning, it sounds like we may have resolved all the issues and now we just need another several days to let progress continue.
I signed up for the January Doodle that the Kelly and Tracy at The Dao of Doing are coordinating this month and, as with everything else this month, my commitment and progress has been sporadic at best. You would think 15 minutes of exercise each day would be easy to accomplish, but so far I have only managed about half the days of January. I did get signed up for a yoga class and actually made one (yes, one!) class last week. Tomorrow I will make it to my second class, as I don’t see why I should have to put it off while waiting for insurance adjustors or bankers or anyone else to call me!
One of the highlights of the month was been visiting son David last Saturday in Phoenix. It was a spur of the moment trip to visit a car dealership (that was not so pleasant!) and we took advantage of being in town to take David and his roommates out to supper. We let David choose where to go and we ended up at a Japanese restaurant that specializes in sushi. I think next time I’ll choose where we go – I learned I am definitely not a sushi-lover!
I took this picture of the Huachuca Mountains last week, on one of our many cloudy days this month (we even had rain!).