I’m sitting in a small cafe in Ruidoso. The cornerstone Bakery Cafe. There is a hum of conversation that occasionally erupts into quiet laughter.
It seems that most people are holiday makers escaping the heat of the plains and enjoying the majesty
of the pine forests and the associated activities.
The cabinet in front of me is packed with pies of all description and I will give in and sample a slice of the Lemon Meringue.
This is my third week on the road. The hard work is finished and was very successful. Our annual road trip ‘Thelma and Louise’ – Well actually ‘Lisa and Pam’ is over and my head is still buzzing with the images that we saw and the things we experienced.
If I’m not actively busy I begin to feel that I should be home with my family or working on my major project. It’s always been that way when I’m traveling. Downtime often feels like I’m living in excess, but it’s a little difficult to actually go from one event to another time wise when you are 17,000 miles from home.
I have been a given an amazing gift, a time alone in a small cabin in the mountains and it’s a new experience for me.
In a few days I will travel to Santa Fe to cover the Santa Fe Folk Art Festival. Artists come from all over the world to share their talents with us in the United States. The joy is that I will be with Miss Lisa and her daughter and Grand Daughter and Miss Rose and we will sample the ambience of Santa Fe.
There is so much to see and do and then I fly home to my Husband and bambinos for a short time and ‘back to the Bayeux’.
We have a class a week after I get home and a few other busy events. Thank goodness for the help of my PA Miss Roz.