NM Blood Moon Eclipse

Albuquerque NM Comments Off on NM Blood Moon Eclipse
Apr 042015

lunar-eclipseDid you see it? We enjoyed this blood moon total eclipse — right from our kitchen window! It was absolutely awesome!!

There's going to be another one September 28th. My daughter I and agreed that we will go out into the desert to enjoy that one.

We just never had the joy of enjoying natural events of this kind when we were living in Illinois. The concrete jungle with it's bright lights – even at night – and it's smoggy skies blocked such events from us.

Several years ago we drove clear out to the furthermost northwestern suburbs hoping to view – I believe it was – a rare siting of the Northern Lights and met nothing but the greatest disappointment.

At that point we resolved to enjoy every extravaganza of nature that living in the Southwest would allow.

Mark your calendar and join us. Don't let the opportunity to enjoy pass you by.

Albuquerque GOC Bikers Plan Fundraiser

Albuquerque NM, Spring Comments Off on Albuquerque GOC Bikers Plan Fundraiser
Mar 122015

If you're looking for a way to have fun with a purpose, you can in Albuquerque. The Guardians of the Children has scheduled the following bike run; and, you can get involved whether you're a biker or not. They're looking for Vendors and Sponsors as well as bikers to participate in this fun-draiser:

2nd Annual Child Abuse Prevention Ride
Saturday, April 18

Join our annual ride for the kids.  Lots of biker fun, excitement and entertainment…all in the East Mountains. Includes an armful of raffles for FREE prizes. All bikes welcome. After-ride fun. Games, contests, fun and music. Awards for best looking gear, meanest looking choppers and more.

All proceeds support GOC Rio Grande work with abused kids.

Bikers: $20/bike
Vendors: $40/Table +$25 Raffle Gift
Sponsors: $25 Raffle Gift or more

For more information email jmm@creativeoptions.com or call 505-792-2808

Day Trip to Bandelier

Albuquerque NM, That's Life Comments Off on Day Trip to Bandelier
Feb 152015

Bandelier

Bandelier

It's been a while since I've been to the Bandelier National Monument. I was  surprised to see just how much the flash flood in 2013 and Las Conchas fire of 2011 affected this beautiful site. But there's still a timeless beauty that captivates us. You can't scale those mountains without realizing just how small and insignificant you are. It's a delightful day trip and a trek into history that leaves me in awe.

Gather Your Eggs

Business - Not As Usual Comments Off on Gather Your Eggs
Feb 052015

Moving, looking for a job, seeking a new home and planning a major event all have a lot in common. While whole industries are built on  the backs of each endeavor, when I'm doing any of these things, I prefer to bring my efforts down to the simplest terms.

Oh, it's true that you're dealing with very different criteria in each effort. Moving often requires tight scheduling and logistics skills. Looking for a new job can be quite frustrating as you sift through scores of job descriptions that seem written for a super human who has no life of his/her own. Seeking a new home calls for patience and a clear vision of what you want. And, event planning, well, that requires refinement of skills such as hard work, determination and uncommon leadership skills.

But when all is said and done all can be boiled down to the basic skills learned by farmers generations and generations ago. Those who had small farms generally raised their own foods. They strove to maintain a balanced diet, raising fruits and vegetables as well as chickens and livestock.

What did they learn? Everything has a time of its own. Spring is a time for planting and it takes time for seeds to germinate and mature. While it's essential that you learn to let nature take its course, you need to work hard to ensure that you capitalize on the best nature has to offer. And you need to be patient while you harvest the fruits of your labor.

You can't rush the ripening process. And more so, it helps to have good  strong time management skills. Those cows expect to be milked at first light and at end of day. You can't put it off unless you want a very sick cow. You learn that it can be more than a little frustrating waiting for fruits to ripen while watching the weather for fear of a deluge that could potentially wipe out your entire crop. 

And finally, you have to rely on your own resources. Those chickens will lay their eggs in the most unlikely places. It's up to you to go out and find them. But wait, that's half the fun of it…where else can you experience the joy of discovery as you locate those hidden treasures…an Easter Egg Hunt every day of the year.

 

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