Thursday, May 23, 2013

The activity continues

Greetings from the forest

Last week was crazy fun.  Busy.  And the fun continued this week and its not over.  

Lets start with the orientation at the hospital.  It went fine but unfortunately no tour.  The CEO ran out of time so we'll reschedule.  I think its important to see the hospital so I'll be a gen
tle squeaky wheel.  The first board meeting is this coming Thursday.  The press release came out last week.  They spelled my name right!  I'm in pretty impressive company on this board.  I'm excited.

The Water Festival was last Thursday.  It was an event to educate our youth on the important resource of water and the conservation of such.  1600 children from the Las Animas County Schools attended.  As the first round of students (probably 800) were getting off the bus I turned to my friend and said, oh my they all have the same shirts on!  We were all is royal blue "water de vida" shirts.  It looked, as the children were exiting the buses and getting in single file lines, that there was an actual invasion of youngsters!  It was fun, I was tour guide for a very small school in Kim, CO.  Population in 2011 was 73.  Yes you read that right.  The third and fourth grades who came to the festival had 7 children in the classes.  Five were able to attend.  The kindergartner class is 2 kids.  One came to the festival. The kids all seemed to have fun and I'm sure went home to time their parents showers in an effort to conserve water!!
Opening Ceremony at the Water Festival (this is 1/2 the kids)

On the animal front, we visited a new groomer.  Oh My Dog took Max and Oliver down to nakedness. Max's previous hair cut made it necessary for a complete shaving.  My doodle is now sporting his poodle!!  It'll grow and they'll both be sporting new fur in a week or so.

Oh dear - my doodle has gone poodle

Why yes this is the grooming shop
No bears this week! A few deer visits, one just standing in my driveway as I was leaving the house.  He just stood there.  No zoom used on this picture.  Then there was the group of elk on my way home that same day.  It was a good few days of animals in the forest!

The electric fence is finished and the garden planted.  Doesn't look like much but the bare areas have lettuce seeds.  Crossing my fingers that the little animals go elsewhere to munch.

Last night we went to the Trinidad Triggers baseball game.  It wasn't a total shut out but the Las Vegas NM Train Robbers did a good job beating the local team.  A number of friends and sister Deb were there and it was a fun time.  One of Trinidad's residents, Fern, threw out the first pitch.  Fern just had her 100th birthday!  Deb knows her from exercise class at the Sayre Center.  Fern was obviously excited and we were all so happy for her.  Fun evening!

Fern looks fabulous for 100 years old!!!

The community picnic is Saturday.  Should be a great time and the forecast is for 83 degrees! 

Love and missing you all -

1 comment:

  1. the last time I drop by here was when there are still snow... it feels like its so long ago that the pics I see now are so full of light hehe.. nice pic I always love them