Barelas Babe's Blog – April 2010 Archive (4)

Sin Agua

Sandwiched between this morning's stories of greed at Goldman Sachs and the impact of volcanic ash on European air travel, is a New York Times story about Pajarito Mesa just south of Albuquerque. This is a familiar story to Duke City denizens, but many people elsewhere assume those living "off the grid" do so as a matter of choice, not necessity. And they are often… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 19, 2010 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Desert Pulchritude

"How can you stand the desert?", my colleague back east asked me. "All of that brown dusty land - I could never live there!"



I stammered some answer about the subtle beauty of the desert that didn't suffice, but it was the best I could do at the time. Now that I've had some time to think about it, here's what I would have told her.



Deserts don't suit everyone. Low humidity, limited shade, and lack of water create a harsh… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — 14 Comments

Spring Traditions: Old and New

The Easter bunny is no more at our house. Actually, I think she left a while ago, but my children just decided to humor me so that I could indulge in the fun for a few more years. I knew the gig was up this year when in response to my question, “Shall we put out the Easter baskets?” I got one set of dramatically rolled eyes and a snicker that morphed into a snortle.



It is not only the Easter bunny changing things around… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 5, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Sticks and Stones

It has been one of those weeks at work. I’m sure everyone reading this has been there at some time. The week started off with a barely manageable number of things on the To Do list, and then a series of crises made life even more challenging. Suffice it to say that my 8 hours of beauty sleep a night did not happen until 72 hours passed. And that was a cumulative 8 hours in 72.



But all is copacetic now that I’m back in Barelas.



I… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 1, 2010 at 8:30pm — 13 Comments

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