It’s official. I live in New Mexico. It has been a while since I wrote last and to the
thousands three of you who read this blog, I apologize.
To ring in this very exciting move, I thought I would list 10 things I love about my home. In no particular order…
#1: The insects!
There are fewer of the “annoying” types: mosquitoes, ticks (though not technically an insect), sweat bees, etc–and ooooodles of beauties. Would you look at this beetle I met!? He was just walking down the sidewalk.
Also, while trying to open the back gate, I noticed something bright green out of the corner of my eye. Low and behold: fangs.
#2: Living in our house
I’ve lived in apartments and a townhome but living in a house that is not connected to anyone else is the life!! I will post pictures once it starts looking more like a house and less like a nice climate-controlled storage facility for cardboard boxes and random furniture.
#3: My puppy
Ok, at 80 lbs he’s not quite a puppy but I shore do love him. We got Duke from a dude at Sheppard (he rescued him from the side of the road in West Texas). He’s beautiful and has the sweetest personality.
#4: Low humidity
I hate humidity, almost as much as mosquitoes. Being in an area with little to no humidity is like a dream come true! *sigh*
Which leads me to my next favorite thing so far:
#5: The Sky
The sky here reminds me so much of the Colorado sky. The lack of humidity makes the blue sky so crisp and clear.
#6: My Own Backyard
Having my own backyard is sweet. I pretty much live on the back porch (because, even though it’s hot outside, the lack of humidity makes it tolerable). I have already planted a few things and I’m learning to use a rotary mower. And I must mention the critters…
#7: The Critters
I already mentioned Duke but I recently discovered we have a family of…wait for it…TOADS!! I saw this hole by the porch the other day and looked inside and saw something spotted. I naturally assumed it was a snake.
No picture for this one but we already found a church. . . where they actually sing hymns. It’s amazing! The people here have been so nice and the town seems to really appreciate the military!
#9: Small town
Again no picture but I just love the small town feel this place has. At nearly 40,000 folks, it’s not that small…but certainly smaller than I’ve lived in for a good-long while.
It’s the good life.