Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oh boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are all thrilled (pun intended) that we got tickets to see the MJ movie Friday night. It's like a dream come true after the nightmare of loosing him. This is the closest we've/we'll ever be to seeing him in concert. Maybe better as far as viewing since we'll be in a theater and we will all be able to see it close up. What a blessing for all us fans...I'll let you know what we think. I hope everyone who wants to see it gets the chance.

Party pics from the Balto Big Flea

Here are the pics from last weekend's Baltimore Big Flea. These are mostly of my area. You have to visit The Pink Cabbage Blog to see more wonderful vignettes. Karen, Jody, and I did the show. There were supposed to be two more Cabbagettes but they had other plans come up at the last minute. Good thing we always have enough stuff to fill in the spaces! It was not a great show overall for most folks there sales wise but socially it's always fun too see all the folks who run with this circuit/circus!

Monday, October 5, 2009

What's next

A group of us at The Cabbage are doing the Big Flea only instead of DC this time we are going to Timonium Fairgrounds which is in Baltimore. I have just enough (ha) time to get some new things together. I shouldn't laugh at myself; I was just making some new art this morning. Better come check it out!

While I was gone...

...The Pink Cabbage had a party to celebrate three years in business. I hated to miss it but my trip had been scheduled since my mother's birth so I couldn't change my plans. They had the outside looking particularly fetching with tables and chairs for Cup Cakes and Coffee, as the affair was called.
On the left here is our ringleader, Jody. She does a fab job of advertising, fundraising, a fun parties in general. She's here with her cohorts and helpers.
It looks like...
...a fun time...
...was had by all.

Bryan/College Station

$357 for plane ticket from Houston to Baltimore (walked off the plane in Houston on my way back from Santa Fe). $226 for a non-reservation rental car. Time spent with childhood friends-priceless. This is me with Becky, on my right, and her brother, Sam, and our friend since forever, Betty Ann. I hadn't seen Betty Ann in 25 years and longer since I'd seen Sam. It was amazing, to say the least.
The cherry was that Justin met me there. I didn't get any pictures of Justin or us together but we did stay in this area during all of our free time we had. We stayed with Becky and she's got a beautiful house and an amazing back yard. If was hot enough to swim the first day and to sit with feet in at least the rest of the time. It feels just like the resort that it looks like.
This the Texas Star bush in Becky's garden; it had the most blooms on it at one time for the whole year; it was so beautiful. Every time I'm in B/CS it is home. I am at home. Why does that happen to some people that they can't get their hometown out of their hearts. I hear of many people who move back or retire where they grew up or where their most heartfelt home was. Home is supposed to be where your husband and child are. But when two of three of your children aren't home and you don't like where you live how do you reconcile the feelings? Did I mention that I kept getting lost there? It's grown like crazy yet I stay the same.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Santa Fe

The first stop after flying into Albuquerque was to find the house where my mom lived in junior high. She was thrilled to be able to see it and I had fun seeing it too. We didn't knock on the door; she was happy just see the outside.
This is the garden at the house where my mom had lived; it was particularly fetching so I snapped it.
If you read the comment from Patrice on the post about me going to Santa Fe, you'll see that she recommended particularly the blue, pinon nut pancakes at Tacolote. As you can see from above, we went there. My mom already knew to go there. I'm here to tell you, she knew ALL the places to go!
And there they are on the menu...
...and on my plate. Wow, were they delicious and big!
Patrice also said to eat at Pasqual but I'd heard Mom talk about it more than a few times so I knew we'd be going there. Well, we did. Here we are at Pasqual for Mom's birthday breakfast.
Fab food and art. I got the greatest thermometer earrings at their gallery.
Here's mom making birthday dinner reservations. Altogether we had one of each meals there. The Shed was the other place where we ate one of each meals.
Here's my favorite corner; Pasqual on one side and Doodlet's on the other.
Doodlet's was new since the last time my mom had been to Santa Fe but, guess who, The Travel Wizard, Patrice, told me it was a must-go. There are times when I'm quite dutiful and this was one of those times!
It was so me. That's a pretty big self-compliment. I should say that Doodlet's was a total candy store to me. Everything was special, unusual, and fab. I got a few things there but could have less restraint. I knew I still had a lot more SF to see and still great places to visit in Texas too.
We went to The Basilica...
...saw so many beautiful carvings, alters,...
...a processions,...
...and the famous, miracle staircase. It was as amazing as a miracle and has to be seen in person to be believed.
We spent one full day walking the gallery area and saw so much great art it made my head spin, like the piece above.
While walking we also saw beautiful flora from afar and...
...close up. Still don't know what this is but it was sure perty.
So was this. No berry eating though.
You can't swing a dead coyote without hitting a gaudy Texan wherever you go.
This is another interesting sight; I thought it said "Hudson", Mom said it was a Cadillac Fleetwood. Either way it was a sweet ride...
...but then so is this. That's it for SF. Next up-Texas.