Thursday, November 17, 2011

Another Anniversary

That time again. Another year flew by. On this day, 38 years ago, the hubster and I were married. All odds were against us for a variety of reasons. Then, the church we were married in burned down. The next year our minister got a divorce. The list goes on, but the thing about getting older is you can't recall most of the things that threatend to "do you in". Here we are still side by side. Unbelievable, I can hardly say the words 38 years.... people look at us like we should be ancient in wheel chairs, at least all the younger people we know.

As has happened for at least half of those years, hubby is out of town on business. So we celebrate whenever we can, but rarely on the actual day. We went out to dinner a couple of nights ago, for a fine steak and a bit of wine. We shared this cute little pumpkin spice tid-bit for dessert. When we first saw it, we thought we should have ordered two, but it was so incredibly sweet, it was just the right amount.

I've had a blog malfunction. While poting from hotel in San Diego (my last post) I somehow managed to disable the comment feature. I don't know how or what I did, or how to fix it. So this is a test to see if it was just a fluke. So here goes.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunny California Sunday

I'm blogging from San Diego. It's pretty nice here in the Marina. This is the view I've had to endure for the past few days. This photo was taken while sitting in bed with the balcony door open. Nice crisp mornings and evenings. Warm, nice days. Except for the day it rained like crazy all day, and we were like drowned rats because we were out in it. Sleeping with the door wide open each night. No bugs, and no allergies. It really does feel like paradise.

Hubby and I came out a couple days early for the trade show, which started today. We played tourists, went to Coronado Island for one day, have ridden the trolley/train all over San Diego, found Anthropology store and visted there. Seaport Village is right next door to the hotel. We are also near the GasLight district, and there are a lot of interesting things to see there. I've walked miles, and it felt good. Have a few more adventures planned, between trade show duties and business dinners.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

Halloween and Dia de los Muertos have always been my favorite holidays to decorate for and take part in. This year it crept up on me so fast and we had so much going on that I really didn't do any decorating. Did I send any cards...Nope, not a one. I have almost every Halloween decoration Martha Stewart has put out over the years, plus boxes of vintage stuff. I used to love to decorate the house, inside and out, and we even dressed up to hand out treats. Just haven't been into it that much this year. But you know what...turn around and blink and it will be next year again. Another chance to start earlier, and be in a better frame of mind as well.

This spooky card is from my friend Pam in Ohio. The friend I met through the INTERNET some 10 years or so ago. The friend who hopped on a plane and came to Texas for Thanksgiving. I don't recall how many years ago that was for sure, but she has been out a couple of times since. She is coming again this year. I can't wait to see her. We have totally different lives, but a common interest in ART, music, and other creative endeavors. The thing about a friend like this, is we can see each other only every few years, but it's like no time has passed. We pick up right where we left off.

I did unpack a few Day of the Dead things, but never got around to setting them out. Here are a couple of my favorite sugar skulls. I did not even buy a new one this year. My favorite one will always be the Frida.
Poor Frida, last year she had an accident and a few of the flowers in her head dress broke off. Must repair them before she goes back in her case for the next year.

Frida's broken flowers.