Lately I've been seeing way too many sunrises for a confirmed Night Owl. Somehow I've gotten my wake/sleep cycle turned around. Maybe it's time to think about turning this and other perceived problems into opportunities. The turn of a new year always seems to generate those kind of thoughts ~ should I make a list - just to forget, ignore or lose it?
December 31, 2006
December 18, 2006
We bead, eat, laugh, bead....
...and catch up on everyone's news.
We all pitch in and share the cooking - and every meal is a different adventure.
...and some of us pick up knitting as a change of pace...
This trip we were lucky to have a bead stash for sale. And it was well picked over.
We all worked on various projects
Beaded ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) were the primary project that we had agreed to work on. They show cased the diverse personalities of the gathering.
This Cave gathered six of us together
Bevvie from New Orleans
Libby from Tennessee
Jackie from Texas
Judith from NH & AZ
Mel from Tennessee
December 17, 2006
This year we broke the bead cave rule of "no men allowed". Dave and Bob suffered through several days with six crazy beading women, some wild conversations and much hysterical laughter.
As usual, the shared cooking produced memorable meals.
........ now who's confused?
We knew where we were going......
A side trip to Truth or Consequences NM gave me an insight into one of life's great pleasures - Hot Springs! We didn't know they were there and we took the opportunity to take a soak in one of the funky local bath houses. Heaven is buoyant, 109 degree water. I didn't want to get out and do more driving.
When we left T or C we continued through New Mexico on secondary roads and drove through the Gila National Forest - what beautiful views from above the snow line on roads that twisted back and forth on themselves. I'm sure glad I wasn't driving and could just look out over the scenery.
We got into Tombstone Arizona late on December 6th, left everything in the car and put our feet up - glad that all of that driving was over for a short while. The next day the beads went into their winter home, I re-stocked the pantry and we enjoyed relaxing on my back porch.