Santa Fe International Folk Art Festival at Museum Hill, Santa Fe
Second Annual Viva Mexico Charreada Rodeo and Mexican Market at El Rancho De Las Golondrinas
La Danza de la Pluma
Mole Tasting with Chef Fernando Olea of Bert's Taqueria (Pink mole made with pink pinon nuts and beets; green mole made with green chile; and traditional mole poblano with cocoa)
These women from Mexico wear traditional dresses consisting of more than 16 yards of fabric for skirt and petticoats; while riding high-speed sidesaddle choreographed patterns between and around each other.
"Raising a teenager is like nailing Jell-o to a tree".
What is it about Jell-o?
We enjoyed a lovely evening meal under the trees and bid a fond farewell to Deb & Wayne as they head back to Texas.
Dinner conversation veered from people getting struck by lightning... Lost and found (and lost) cats... To a new and wonderful Santa Fe Italian restaurant.
And somewhere in the middle we began to discuss Jell-o.
Comparisons of strange combinations of unusual food groups mixed with various fruity-flavored Jell-o; church-basement secret Jell-o creations, unusual and inappropriate Jell-o molds meat mixed into Jell-o, and Jell-o shots in college (and beyond).
What does Jell-o mean to you? Cool summer treats? Creepy Jell-o molds with who-know-what inside? The 1950's? Or 60's? Or 70's? Or 80's? Or last week? The ultimate hospital food? Something to be mixed with Cool Whip?
And what food truly belongs together with this quivering mountain of gelatinous goo?
Here is your challenge: Report the BEST and WORST combo with Jell-o in the mix.
I found a brand new collar (small enough for a cat) today in our backyard; blue with a hand-made tag "Edghar" and a phone number... I called and left a message, she called back; "My cat keeps slipping out of the house... He lost his last collar and was gone for five days... I finally found him at the Humane Society... Then I bought him a new (blue) collar... And hand-made a tag with his name and my phone number... He's a little guy, tiger-striped kind of looks like a bobcatwith a scar on his face (!!!) His name is Edghar and he is missing again".
Yep - same cat. J and I and our neighbor are now (again) on the lookout for Bob-Edghar.
Hopefully he will come back to be reunited with his collar and his owner again.
"The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic." - Henry Ward Beecher
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace." - Milan Kundera
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman