Friday, November 25, 2011

New Mexico Dreaming

Haiku My Heart
November 25, 2011

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A load of chile ristras hanging up, ready for giving to friends and neighbors for the holidays

Colorful chiles
Ristras for a fragile soul
Will be missed this year
New Mexico State Flag
Glad I have photos from all my years past in New Mexico. Mrs. Spadoman and I have postponed any traveling for the rest of this Winter, at least for now. I still have some tests and procedures to get through and need to build up more strength. All that is coming along,  but it will take a lot of time.
The landlord in Truth or Consequences has found a tenant for our little casita and my motorcycle is safely stored away in Albuquerque at a dealership there. The places aren't going to move away and I am more optimistic every day that I'll visit this fabulous land again in my future, a feeling I didn't have two short weeks ago.
Luckily, we have ristras and other colorful paintings, blankets and clothing from the Southwest. We even have a bag of frozen green chiles in the freezer and found an outlet that will ship them when we are in the mood for a New Mexican style meal. Of course with wholesale diet changes for me, those kind of meals might be less often and even then, less in quantity. Maybe it is a good thing we’re not going to be there this Winter.
In the meantime, I’ll gaze upon what I have here at home sweet home and watch the fire crackling away in the fireplace as the snow flakes wander down from heaven. It’s still very nice to be home, and yesterday, I spent with my family at the youngest daughter’s place. It was such an experience to be thankful for, to be with everyone, watching football, listening to the kids laughter, sharing large quantities of really good food and generally just seeing the relief in everyones face and smile that we’re all together again. I am truly blessed for having them, and for having you, my bloglandia friends. Thank you all, again and again, for your support through all this.
May Peace be in your lives


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Even if you can't come to the Southwest anytime soon, my friend, the ristras still hang in your soul, warming your heart with their heat!

Marit said...

So you spend thanksgiving in a loving place... I'm glad! Do you have snow already? Eeck... but ah well, we may have it here soon enough although my head is still in 'Autumn mode'... The photo is lovely Joe, I've never seen so much of chile ristras before, but then again - I haven't been to Mexico... Enjoy the dreams and I'm sure you'll be back there one day!

deb did it said...

Sounds like you are healing warmly, lovingly and full of hope. ~Rest and be well my friend~

gma said...

Wonderful to see you here today. Wishing you complete recovery and future happy trails where ever you are.

Ramesh Sood said...

I am so happy to see you back, Spadoman...thank Marit will be back there one day.. for sure.. God bless!!!

Jeannie said...

I sense some acceptance of what is in this post - not without some longing and hope for the future to be a little different.

Those chilis are so pretty - but there sure are a lot of them!

Glad you got to be with family for Thanksgiving - and that the mess and bother weren't at your house. Makes going home a peaceful thing.

Cheryl said...

I'm glad you were able to spend Thanksgiving Day with your family. New Mexico will be there when you're ready. I'm sure the highways are calling your name. Maybe the thought of that will strengthen you.

Noelle Clearwater said...

Dearest Joe,
So very glad you are back with us and so wonderful to hear that you had a cozy and loving time with your family. I think it is so important that you are spending time with them now. The universe has a way of working those things out. It quells their anxiety, heals your body and all in all you know that you have a significant place in the hearts of those who love you and have loved you all your life. We love you too dear friend.
Peace, Love and Hugs,

Unknown said...

I'm thinking you will indeed make it back to NM, just enjoy a slow winter of health and recovery...and stay warm!

Just want to check too if your package arrived with your tablecloth...

happy holiday!

Anonymous said...

the southwest surely has it's beauty

Mel said...

I'm with the Teacher-- And I reckon you're right where you're suppose to be (in more ways than one).
Good for you!

Easy does it--you're still healing. You've been graced with another day of living and loving. It don't get much better than that, eh?

You've got stuff in the freezers, and a world surrounding you right where you are. The rest.....will come.

Yeah, yeah--eternal optomist, I trust that all things are as they're meant to be today.

Let 'em love ya. And enjoy today, sir. We're enjoying that you're resting and healing.

<-- IS enjoying it, tyvm! :-)

rebecca said...

dear spadoman
you have given me deep happiness with your words today. i can so clearly imagine the looks of relief and happiness around your family to have you there in the center of love. so glad you are here, healing, gaining ground with each passing day.
i am so grateful for you and your place in my heart forever.

eb said...

warm wishes
to you
dear Mr. Spadoman


xox - eb.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that N.M. is all packed up and will be there when you and your wife are ready to return. I'm so glad you are recuperating so well.

Helen Campbell said...

While you are not able to be in your Southwest right now, you have the gift of family time, and they have the gift of you. Peace.

somepinkflowers said...

sending you
~~healthy heart~~
to go
your heart~felt

Kim Mailhot said...

I love the image of you at your daughter's home with all that simple, sweet living around you! I can just imagine the gratitude!!!
I am thankful you are in the world, my Friend. Sending continuing love and light your way.

Nanka said...

Regards Spadoman and you have willingly accepted the unpleasantness of health care (tests and procedures)!! Soon you will come up stronger and restore your energy and vitality!!
Much peace and best of wishes to you Spadoman!!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

So very glad to see you're making progress!!! Hoping the road to recovery brings you all the travels and adventures you care to take! Thanks be to God! Cathy

Fran said...

One day @ a time.
Still you realize being home w family is a great gift.

Marilyn & Jeff said...

I am thankful that you were with your family for this special day, that you were able to be there with them all and feel and see their love all around you.

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here but we should, I for one have so much to thankful.

I wish you healing and great peace.

Rosie said...

Sounds more optimistic Joe! I'm glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving and you seem to have learned a little patience...!! It's hard, but I am sure you'll travel again soon enough.
Take care =)

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

I am grateful that you are still up and about and posting!! Huge blessing, I'd say. Shall I send you a ristra from NM to warm up your winter?

Mel said...

*sending positive, healing thoughts*

I'm hopeful the turkey wasn't the only 'stuffed' thing on Thanksgiving.
You're blessed--well and truly.

Happy Belated Turkey Day, sir.
I hope you got your fill of warm fuzzies.

susan said...

I'm so glad to know you're returning to good health even as your good spirits never left. May you be here in the world to share a good many more blessed Thanksgivings.