Corona de Tucson
January 29, 2023
On Friday, Joe and I were headed to Tucson. Jim and Barb were in town and the four of us had plans to meet for lunch at BOCA. Once again, it is so awesome to put real faces, voices, laughter, and hugs with folks we already know as friends from reading each others blogs. What a fun visit we had and yes, both he and Barb are down to earth folks who live in South Dakota where the temps are below 0 degrees and where they built (with the help of friends) their beautiful home. Of course no meeting with Jim and Barb is complete without meeting Dakota and Zoey...their two pups. Dakota is very shy, and Zoey is quite the little socialite stopping folks as they pass by and insisting on a back rub...who could refuse? It was great meeting them and we sure hope our paths cross again. I didn't get a picture, but Jim did. They had a busy week planned in the area so be sure to check out their blog.
Our lunch with Jim and Barb was just the beginning and set the tone for a wonderful week-end. Look who came for a sleep over...sweet Ozzy ! And he brought Jamie and Andra along for a couple of days.
Friday night was spent visiting and catching up with all the news of the past couple of weeks, playing with the pups, and having dinner at the big table. I love having dinner at the big table...it always says family and/or friends are visiting. Saturday morning we were off to Green Valley to pick up a refill for Sally's liver enzyme medicine. As it turned out, there was a sign on the vet's door stating the office was closed due to an emergency so we didn't get Sally's med. But since we were over half way to Tubac and since Jamie and Andra had never been to Tubac, we decided to have lunch there.
It was fun perusing the walkways and stores.
A nice reminder...I think to myself !
Saturday night we played darts on an electric dart board...not quite the same as the good ole days ! The game we played was 301. The idea is to subtract you score with each throw and the first person to get to zero wins. It's pretty easy until you get to a low number like 22, 10, or 5. To win you have to have a combo of numbers or the exact number totaling the number you need. I'm happy to report...drum roll please...Andra won three games and I won one game. The girls rule electric darts !
This morning Jamie and Joe added a shepherd's hook for the thistle feeder in front of the new tree in the backyard. The tree was planted for the birds and the tiny little goldfinch seem to enjoy it so their feeder is now conveniently located close enough for them to eat and perch and hide.
It sure was fun having the kiddos for the week-end and Joe and I are so happy to have them close by.
Ozzy and Dover are great little helpers to make sure Jack has a clean bowl after supper...
Back at the oasis...the week started off cold and windy. We even had a dusting of snow. At our house, Sally and I are the only two that think snow it is exciting.
Jack is usually the first to wake up every morning. This time of the year he sleeps in till 5:45-6:00. But, this week we have all been awakened by the pair of resident owls promptly at 5:30. Some mornings, we hear them off in the distance, some morning they are close by, but for the past few mornings, one of them has been right on top of us hooting and commiserating with the other owl in the pine tree close by.
The rest of the week has been sunny and each day seems to get warmer and warmer. Have you ever heard the expression "a sunny disposition"? I read an article about sunshine the other day. It states that the sunshine has more impact on your mood than rainfall, temperature, or any other environmental factor. I cant say the sunshine makes me happy, but it sure feels warm and puts a smile on my face. Dafodils put a smile on my face too...what a great combo they make !
And sweet Dover moves around the room with the sun.
I only got a couple of backyard bird photos this week.
That's a wrap for the week. Can't believe February is almost here.
Until next time,
HAPPY TRAILS !