Thursday, May 29, 2008

Spring Oak from my Childhood

This is the Oak tree in front of Smithville Elemetary School where I went to 1st grade. I am painting again and I feel like a brand new beginner all over again. It feels wonderful to splash on paint!

My Backyard

These are some of the plants in my backyard. The Gardenia is a gift from my friend Susan. I sit beside it to read and the fragrance is wonderful.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Meeting New Friends

On Tuesday I went to lunch with Susan, friend of my brother John. We went to The Cheescake Factory (No, I didn't eat Cheesecake) and had a really nice time. Susan brought me a beautiful GARDINIA PLANT for a housewarming gift. I love it! It hasn't bloomed yet but when it does, ahhhh the scent. She told me about The Golden Spoon, a frozen yogurt place that has the best non-fat yogurt! I found one right down the street from me. She was right, yummy!

Yesterday, I met some neighbors. They were on their way to California for the weekend. We had a few minutes to talk and they seemed very nice. Then I went to my first Kiwanis meeting here in Las Vegas. It was very different than my meeting in Carmel. The membership was all men, the meeting lasted for two hours and the lunch was $15.00!

I did not get any unpacking done but I needed the break! BACK TO it today.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Red Rock Canyon and Apricot Tree

Below are the pictures from our adventure yesterday. We went to beautiful Red Rock Canyon and took the tour. The desert is in bloom and the cacti are about to bloom. The desert changes often so we will go back really soon.

The apricot tree is in my front yard. I was getting in the car and looked over to see "apricots" growing on my tree. I am so excited!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

It's saturday, Yea!

Yesterday, Jim and I went to the BMV (for 2 hours) and got our new Nevada license plates and drivers license. Then we went to the bank and got that all set up. This morning I am working on my computer. My address has to be changed on everything! My email address is different so I have to change that. I am still receiving email on my old address but I can't send on it. NOthing is simple!

When we were heading out yesterday, I realized that I have a apricot tree in my front/side yard. It is loaded with nearly ripe fruit. That is exciting! I haven't had a fruit tree since I was a child. Get the jelly jars ready!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sunshine, on my shoulder, makes me happy

In my backyard, I have plants that I have yet to identify. Mollie and Maggie are very happy in their new home, as am I. The pool is almost ready to use. We had to turn on the solar heaters and get the PH to the right level. The second moving truck is supposed to arrive today. We will see.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Flowers, ideas, palm tree, grape vine.

Oh My! I have a grape vine! I have no idea what kind of grapes are on it but I do know that they are edible. The flowers are a gift from my wonderful realtors Rosie and Curt. The palm tree is mine and the froggie at the base is for Mollie to bark at. The fabric is the piece that I found at the thrift store for my valances.


Moving Day and sunrise this morning

New Home, New Life

I have moved into my new home in beautiful Las Vegas! I was sick for awhile after I arrived with a gall stone and the flu. Now I'm better and excited to start my new life again. Yesterday was the first time I drove in Vegas and what an Experience. I had a doctors appointment with an internal medicine doc. I drove all the way from one mountain to the opposite mountain before discovering that the address on the hospital referral paperwork was two years old and the doc had moved. Needless to say, I missed my appointment. The rules for driving in Vegas are "There are no rules". A green lights means don't go until everyone going in the opposite direction has a chance to continue running the red light. This is the only city I know that loves U-Turns. My GPS understands this even if I don't.

I have done a great deal of the inside unpacking and my house is beginning to look "homey'. Yesterday I found several thrift stores in my travels. I bought a french press coffee pot, some bowls that match my set and a piece of fabric to make valances for my great room windows. It has the exact right colors for the room, sage, cinnamon, desert gold, wheatgrass. 4 1/2 yards for $10, wahoo! Did I tell you that my coffee pot and all my dishes are on a missing moving van? Well, actually not missing. It will be here Thursday.