Friday, December 26, 2014

Hi-Desert Star Column #204

Our little Community enjoyed sunny skies, with a wee chill in the air this Christmas. Our week began with a Tiramisu, coffee and champagne party at the Sitz’s on Monday. On Tuesday, Jim and I made Beef Wellington to share with a few Mesa Neighbors who joined us for a Christmas Eve eve party. We rocked it: the Beef was magnificent: so tender and a perfect medium-rare!

On Wednesday, we visited with our foster Son, Cody and his wonderful Family. We ate Pizza and opened our prezzies, while catching up on the latest happenings in life. Our youngest grandson shrieked in delight when he opened his gift; while his big brother created sheets and sheets of beautiful pictures with his new Artists’ set. It was a lovely visit and we all agreed: we need to make the effort to see each other more often.

On the 25th, we delivered the first half of our Christmas gift to our very dear Friends: Roberta and her son, Billy; who live close by the Joshua Tree National Park entrance. At 8:15 on a horribly windy morning, we arrived to feed their horses and goats, as they were visiting Family out of town. Even though it was cold and blustery; it’s always a delight to hang out with the horses and the goats are so characterful. We drove the 43-mile return trip again, late Christmas afternoon, to complete the Gift!

I felt so thankful to be around the Horses: I love them so much. You know I am the “Kenya Cowgirl”! I sure miss Candy Apple Red, our beautiful Appaloosa mare, who died in 2005. Anyhooo; I hope you enjoyed a wonderfully festive week with Loved Ones and delicious Grub! Now, we’re off to the New Year at a hearty gallop, eh?

Just a reminder: the last Potluck Party of the year is happening this afternoon at the Community Center, from 4pm. Should be a good one; with delicious Christmas leftovers, methinks!

It’s been an amazing year for me; sincere thanks and love to you all. Tally Ho, stay well and Happy 2015!

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