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Vote for The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

1 comment March 26, 2015
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Vote for The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is currently ranked #2 in the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Cultural Festival.  Readers can vote for The International Balloon Fiesta (or their other chosen festival), once a day, every day, until Monday, April 13 at noon ET.   What is the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (which I lovingly refer to as just the “Balloon Fiesta”)? For nine days each October colorful “upside down ornaments” dot the big, blue Albuquerque skies during the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The […]

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The 9-11 Knots

0 comments September 11, 2012
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Yesterday, we experienced horrific wildfires in Southern Alberta, racing across the prairies on 100kph (60mph) winds.  Evacuation orders and alerts were issued, and smoke filled our whole area.  Just before dark, the wind started to let up, and finally the fires began to be contained. This morning smell of smoke in the air gives me a terrible knot in my stomach, almost before I even realize the smell. The smell takes me back about 25 years… We lost our home to fire when I was in Grade 3. Today that knot from the lingering smoke […]

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Favorite Meals – FTF

0 comments October 29, 2010

Family Time Fridays! There are those times when everyone in the family REALLY likes one of the meals I fix. My kiddos aren’t picky as a general rule and my hubby is very adventurous (and forgiving) when it comes to my new creations in the kitchen.  But we have a few meals that are definite favorites. Tacos – a longtime staple in our house, we usually eat tacos once every 7-10 days.  My family never gets tired of tacos.  We don’t change them up that much either… ground [insert choice of game meat here] with […]

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