Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Ornaments in San Francisco
It has been a transition again.  We returned to NM about 5 days ago and the days have been spent readjusting to altitude (we're at about 8,000 ft.) and very low humidity.  Naps with the dogs and cats have helped a lot. 

The big storm that raged through NM day before yesterday went everywhere else but here.  We had a beautiful, sunny (albeit cold) day, while the primary E/W interstate 40 was closed from the AZ border to the TX border.  Go figure!  We're fine with it; there's plenty of snow on the ground to feel like the holidays and yet the sun is out...as it should be in the winter here in our little part of NM.

Today some friends are coming for lunch.  It will be a traditional meal (our tradition, anyway): green chile posole, home made tamales with optional red chile sauce, black beans, Spanish rice, and cranberry sauce.  Mr. Sunflower is making apple crisp and Ani is making cherry pie, and I am pretty sure I saw a container of Taos Cow ice cream in the freezer to adorn them both.

So, my friends, I want you to know I'm thinking of you this day.  I wish you and yours all the best this day.  Maybe you be warm and safe and with those you love.

XXXX
Martie

9 comments:

island sweet said...

i would love to be joining you for lunch martie. have a lovely day.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Lunch sounds yummy! Have a wonderful Christmas Day!
Hugs,
Courtney

Taos Sunflower said...

Same to you and your family, Courtney!

XXXXX

Orange Sink said...

I am surprised that the storms were surrounding you!! On the weather news it looked like the entire state of NM was buried!! LOL!! Glad you are okay and sounds like your dinner will be YUM!!
Merry Christmas to you and that handsome Mr. SF!!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Lesley Ann Staples said...

Yummy. Merry Christmas Martie.

Kim said...

Merry Christmas Martie. Your meal sounds yummy. I cooked the traditional turkey and fixings. Three of us and a 20 lb turkey (lol). Enough leftovers that I won't have to cook for a couple of days!

Taos Sunflower said...

Thanks Cathy, thanks Lesley Ann. I hope you had great days also.

Kim: I like how you think. I am not a fan of cooking, so leftovers rock! You crack me up that you cooked a 20 lb. turkey for three of you; however, mom used to always say it wasn't worth bothering with one under 14 or so lbs, because mostly all you got was bones. Happy leftovers to you!!

swamericana said...

Martie! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ~ Jack of Sage to Meadow

Taos Sunflower said...

Great to hear from you, Jack! My best wishes to you and yours for a healthy and happy New Year ahead...