Santa Fe farmer's market, summer 2014
Here I am again, on a cloudy, windy morning in Albuquerque. Winter is tightening her grip, and the leaves on the wisteria look wrinkled and dry ~ I'm sure I will hear a slight "thump" that will signal that all of the leaves dropped off in one go.
Next week is Thanksgiving. I have most of my supplies. I still haven't decided if I want to brine my turkey the usual way (wet) or try the dry brine. I guess I'll check it out and decide. It's just that last year I spilled the brine all over the kitchen, and I still find areas on my cabinetry that have a salty spot. Ugh. I don't want to have that happen again!
While at the nail salon before the wedding, I was convinced to try a gel manicure. I liked it...what I really liked was that even I couldn't mess it up. Usually I wreck a manicure before I even get into my car! I've read all the reports, and the salon I go to uses the led lights, so it's safer than the other method. So, when I went 3 weeks ago, I decided I would keep it going through the holidays. Now, I'm wrestling with myself on whether I should give it one more go, or give it up for now. Although $24 doesn't seem like much, I have to keep in mind that $24 here and $24 there and pretty soon, it's over $100, which I really need for our food budget. Ok, I've talked myself out of doing it again, but it will cost around $5 to have it removed. :-)
Next week will be the first week that I will need to notify the fine state of New Mexico that I am making an effort to find work. I have already had problems with their web site, so I'm figuring it will test my already beleaguered patience. Hey, maybe I'll be surprised at how easy it is!!! I'll see!