Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dear Blog...

I promise to quit ignoring you....but I've been busy and soon you will see....cross my heart!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Got the turkey in the oven on time while watching the Macy's parade and football.  Now the turkey is done, working on mash potatoes & corn, oven baked rolls hot, on to the gravy!  Happy Thanksgiving from me, Tom & my brother, Jason from sunny Arizona to your family!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Back in the studio...

It's been a full couple of weeks for me and I've not spent time in the studio.  I have unfinished business in there.  Monday = studio time!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Great idea!

alisaburke: paper cup topiaries: With a little paint, glue and everyday materials you can transform just about anything into something creative!

I saw this on her blog today and I remembered I had tons of sno-kone cups!   A box of 200 for a dollar!!  I'm going to make christmas trees and use wooden spools as the base.  I'll paint them and glitter them up... can't wait to show you.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Election is over....some interesting facts

Women and Latinos got out & voted and made a difference!  One fact was the Latino vote made up 10% of the total vote and this is the first time in history it's been this high.  This country's politicians can no longer ignore Latinos.  The other thing is Arizona mainly here in Phoenix there are 600,000 ballots that have not been counted and many Latinos had trouble casting their votes. I just don't get it.  The lines were long at polling places.  One thing I notice at my polling place.  No signs indicating it was a place to vote.  Not signs no balloons no nothing.  Weird.
I'm happy the election is over and I must admit I'm happy Obama was re-elected but I sure am disappointed with Arizona.  Proud of the voters in Colorado & Iowa.  I'm proud my whole family got out and voted, three generation Mexican Americans!  Our Grandparents would be so proud of us. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

The smell of home...

The electricity went out in our neighborhood tonight for several hours.  I was in the middle of making refried beans for dinner.  The power wouldn't be restored for several hours so we went out for dinner.  When we got home the electricity was back on, no harm done.  I wasn't sleepy so I made tortillas.  I love the smell of homemade tortillas.  It reminds me of home.  When I was really young my Grandpa Jose made tortillas every morning, loved walking into his kitchen.  My mom always made tortillas, too.  My Grandpa Ramon made her a wooden board and palote (rolling pin).  She still has them.  I have my favorite handmade palote, too. My mom taught me how and I was eager to learn...but only to realize that was going to be my job.   I really haven't mastered the getting them all the same size and roundness like my mom, hers were perfect.  My family used to make fun of the shapes of my tortillas, the fifty states...ha ha
Breakfast burritos...yumm yumm