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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Critter, I Quit And Grocery Shopping Help

DSCN0289Michael was raking cactus droppings away from our walking path and out of the sand came this guy, he was probably about a foot long.  We have cactus wrens building a nest right outside our kitchen window—this will be fun to watch and maybe a little noisy!

Last Saturday I wrote “…started a rug making project—Michael built the loom a couple years ago….”, well yesterday I quit, finding the process to be incredibly boring.  The loom is just a rectangle with small nails for looping strips of fabric around eventually making a rag rug—and eventually is the key word here! 

We were in Wickenburg not long ago and for some reason went to the Basha Supermarket instead of the Safeway.  I was looking for honey—every container I chose was labeled “from Argentina,” or “from China,” I kid you not!  So, it was taking me a while to find US honey—these two older ladies came down the aisle, pointed to a jar and said, “that’s real good honey!!”  And I said, “but it is made in Argentina!!”  They absolutely could not believe that until I showed the ladies the label.  Well, then they began pointing out other honey until I was ready to just take ANY jar—I chose a smallish container and one of the ladies said, “WHY DO YOU WANT TO GET SUCH A SMALL CONTAINER!!!”  Geez, can’t a person just shop for groceries on their own?????Smile  The cowboy and I had quite the chuckle over my helpers in the grocery store!

It was another cool and rainy day in the AZ desert.  Michael is coming down with a bug of some sort so he stuck close to home, I visited with Larry and Geri a bit then walked across to get a bundt pan from Jim and Ellie.  There is a cream cheese pound cake cooling on the counter—Larry wore me down and I had to make him one just so he would be quiet!!! 

IMG_0881Some people carry passengers in their side by side ATVs—as Cathy didn’t come with Mike on our Shiprock ride I guess he decided carrying rocks home to Cathy was the next best thing! Smile

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6 comments:

  1. The first message I posted did not appear...so I'm posting again. The big lizardy critter is a chuckawalla, one of two sizeable lizards in Arizona. He (she?) is harmless!

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  2. Az. honey sold at the tables set up jus past the mercantile.
    Also at Johnsons Hardware/Lumber around the corner from Bashas.
    some of it says from Aguilla.

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  3. Scooter would love your lizard. Hoping for some sunshine today. Buying American is really tough at times. You even have to be careful at Farmer's Markets.

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  4. Good to know I am not the only one hauling rocks around!!

    Hope Michael is all right!

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  5. Maybe someone at North Ranch would want to finish the rug for themselves.......a note on the bulletin board? Laughed at the "helpers" concern over your lack of honey-commitment - my mother always complained she was a "magnet for meddlers". I had no idea the number of rocks I had until the final purge - most stayed with the house, and we made a pact that we're taking pictures not samples when we get on the road!

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  6. Still using my honey from Louisiana.

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