Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pretty Brief

Buenos tardes, it is getting dark here so early, around five-forty. We are managing to get jackets on, a meal cooked and after eating outside, we are falling into bed after the last dying ember from the little fire pit goes out.
We are warm and toasty throughout the night, adobe is a remarkable insulator, which is good after discovering the mini split is only an air conditioner. Daylight is not coming until six-twenty, so it is a long night.

But, the days have been just perfect and we are getting alot of work done, so much, in fact, that it I cannot seem to find time to post to the blog. But, as I have said before, the real problem is, that I cannot seem to just write a short post. It has to be more like a mini novel.............Well, there is always so much to tell. But, this afternoon I am going to see how brief I can be.

Senor got a shot of a cute bird up in the mesquite tree. He either has a berry or a lime in his beak. I have finished the second set of Christmas cards. I make these every year for both my and Senor's families. The first batch sold out on Etsy, then I took a second batch to the Alamos Navidad Bazaar last Sunday, sold two, and so, this has become the family batch.

HI FAMILIES!! You might get these by mid January......................there are hundreds of cards, no two are the same!

The roof is going up in the master bedroom to be. I have painted the vigas, Senor and Umberto are laying the varro blancas.

I have sold over fifty pendants which were really supposed to be tiles for the shower. Many of them sold on etsy at
A wonderful friend sponsored a show of my work a few weeks ago, at her home, and many of the pendants sold there. You can to the etsy site and see what is left.
I have quite a few custom orders to get out now. So the kitchen/tool room looks like a workshop. Orders from the states will make their destinations some time in January and will most be likely become Valentine's Day gifts. Orders here in Alamos will be ready next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Then I need to start on the tiles. Senor asked me the other day exactly how many we have. I think I have ten. I think I promised him one hundred.
Glass cutting below.........................
Piecing together pendants and earrings.................................
This morning I was doing some last minute online shopping for KD and Ian and suddenly, standing in the doorway to the bedroom were two little boys, around eight, each holding pails of tamales. The truck was gone. I think they came in to see what they could see.............and they saw me. They looked as surprised to see me as I was to see them. I bought three tamales and shooed them back out the gate.
Senor may have to start locking the gate all the time whenever he leaves, even if I am here.
Maybe tomorrow I will show you the Christmas tree.
I need to start the fire in the little pit and Senor will start up the grill and we will have some steaks.
Now, that is pretty brief, I think.
Adios, Linda Lou


~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Your cards are SO pretty as always & I sent some from last year in George, Paul, & Eric's boxes & just this minute realized I forgot to put one in your box!! OH NO! You won't be getting one of YOUR cards from me! I would for sure tell Bill to start locking that gate when you're home alone. And YES - I still have your Barbie doll! I'd send it but it might never get there - I'm saving it for you though. Love the bird picture Bill took - very pretty!

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Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

hey girl, glad you have my barbie, keep her for me, don't send her! your house looks gorgeous!
leontinecolombo, thank you for your comment even though I have NO idea what it says, it looks like it says something nice...............LL

Cynthia Johnson and Mike Nickell said...

I don't know how you do everything you do. The cards are unique - what a great holiday. Happy Holidays to you and the senor!