Tuesday, January 6, 2009


This morning I flew to New Mexico to visit my brother and his wife. She had a successful kidney transplant just before Thanksgiving and I decided to come for a visit. She and I will venture out to do some shopping, perhaps join my brother for lunch, maybe visit Santa Fe and whatever else her energy level will allow.

Meanwhile she suggested that I might need a nap. I came upstairs and was delighted to discover that my husband's laptop computer works delightfully well--many, many, many, many, many thanks to Son #1 who talked me through a massive amount of technological "jargoneese" yesterday to install a wireless card so it would work for me here.

I am sitting on the bed looking out on mountains that are bathed in sunshine and look like they have had a dusting of powdered sugar sifted down through the trees. I love the mountains; I love the snow and I really love this sun-bathed corner room that overlooks a whole mountain range!

More from New Mexico later and perhaps even a picture or two. I can hardly wait for one of their spectacular sunsets!


  1. That sounds like a wonderful view! I really like mountains too. Have fun with your brother and sister-in-law.

  2. Have a wonderful time there! I'm glad she is recovering nicely.

  3. Thanks, Amy and Terri. We had such a good visit this afternoon. She is a remarkable woman and has come through a tremendous two-year illness leading up to this second transplant. She and my brother are really admirable people because of the way they have fought through thick and thin to have her survive.

  4. Give Jacki hugs for us and Uncle Joe too!! I'm so glad you are there for a visit. And I miss those amazing views!!

  5. I am new here! What a great blog :)