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SOME OF MY ART WORK

All the art in this blog is mine. I will change them periodically, so check back now and again and I hope you enjoy the view!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Its Winter In New Mexico

Its winter in New Mexico
And the canyon breezes blow
Sixty miles per hour
And not a drop of snow

Oh how I love New Mexico
When the sun comes up each day
Then the air is full of dust and dirt
And the sunshine goes away

So I guess I'm stuck here for now
And the weather here is grand
I could never leave New Mexico
Cause my house is covered in sand.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Elements For Life

Hey: Check out my hubby's new business https://www.noblelifeelements.com/ironcloudz

He sells all sorts of wonderfully healthy products to keep you looking beautiful. Please give them a try or pass the link on to someone else...thanks

Friday, April 4, 2008

Reviewing local Restaurants

I'm not a person who eats out a lot, but when I do I want my dollars to be spent on something that I want and know I will enjoy. Albuquerque, NM has many good eateries. I am going to give my opinion on a few eateries in case you want to give them a try.

The restaurant that I consider first on my dining list is "CAFE TRANG". It is located on near Central Avenue and Louisiana Blvd. SE. They serve mostly Thai and Vietnamese food. It is a small establishment only holding about 121 people. The food they serve is always fresh and delicious. I like to eat low carb, so they've created a meal just for me with no noodles or rice. All you have to do is ask them to tailer a meal for you and they will be happy to do it. The service is good and they remember what you like to eat. We go there at least a few times a month. I highly recommend this restaurant. Its a great place to go on weekends because it's right near the Expo Fairgrounds. I give this restaurant 4 out of 5 stars

My second choice is "THE FLYING STAR" restaurant. It has several eateries through out the city. I've eaten at 3 so far. My favorite one is on Central Avenue. It has really great food and the desserts are to die for. I had a piece of strawberry charlotte there once and it inspired me so much I wanted to go home and make one of my own. It is conveniently located in Nob Hill so if you're out shopping you can drop in for a cup of Joe and some dessert. Treat yourself, you are worth it! I give this restaurant 4 out of 5 stars

My third choice is ANNAPURNA AND THE GREEN LIGHT BISTRO. It is located at 2201 Silver SE. I like their food, its very East Indian. They make a delicious lemon and ginger drink that I will get every time I eat there. They want you to read the menu, choose your dishes and then pay for the food and sit down. I do enjoy eating there and will go again in the near future. However, we have noticed a trend, they don't bring you your drinks and my hubby has had to ask more then once for them to bring his young coconut. There is no reason they can't do that first. Plus he's asked for extra salad dressing on the side. They give it to you in little ceramic cups that might hold an oz. or two. They have not wanted to do this if the dressing comes on the salad. Not very good PR. I give this restaurant 3 out of 5 stars.

My fourth choice is RASOI. Its an East Indian Eatery located at 110 Yale Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. I like East Indian food that isn't "too" spicy and this place fit the bill for me. They have a wonderful buffet which is laid out on a long table. Hovering on the table are huge suspended copper pots that contain the food offerings. My DH and I both enjoyed the food. They serve Naan which is really nice and crispy, assorted veggies and chicken dishes. Their tandoori chicken is smoked which is a nice change from the other EA restaurants I've eaten at. They had goat meat as one of the entres, but it wasn't my cup of tea, I found it too gamey. They top the meal off with the customary rice pudding which is always tasty. I'd give this restaurant 4 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

You Go Betty

Recently a long time friend from my home town up in Canada told me that her mother was running for the mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia.

I have read stories about Betty Krawczyk's fights with the logging companies up in British Columbia. Betty is an activist in every sense of the word and she doesn't sit on her laurels. She has been thrown in jail more then once because she wouldn't back down for what she believed in. She's a strong and admirable woman who has really made a difference. She is a fighter for the rights of nature and people.

I say go Betty, win this political place in BC's history and really make it a Green place to live.

Here's Betty Krawczyk's blog:
http://bettysearlyedition.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Update On The Disposible Generation

As luck would have it my husband has been successful in finding a new job. However, this situation caused him a lot of stress. Fortunately he's in good condition and his health didn't suffer too much.

This new position he has will be a huge change. First, his commute now is twice as far as it was before. This may mean he will have to purchase a scooter to get to work. If not it will mean that he will continue to bike to work which will give me use of the vehicle a few times a week. That's fine, I just want to make sure I have use of it for my medical appointments. The traffic he's going to have to encounter will be much worse then with his last commute because he's going to have to go out onto streets without bike lanes.

The second change for him is the size of the place he will be working at. Its much smaller and he rather likes this. He will even get an office.

The third change is in our medical situation. We will have to change doctors and even our dentist will be different. Unfortunately with this job there will be minimal dental care offered. Plus no eye care is available and he won't be getting a pension. So we will have to adjust to this new situation.

Thank God that he found work so quickly. There are many unfortunate people who never find a new job because of age discrimination in the work place.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Disposable Generation Part 1 & 2

Here are two articles about how the Baby Boomer Generation has been swept aside in many cases. Often you don't hear a lot about this, but once you experience something similar, you realize just how prevalent this really is:

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/older_not_dead/115342
http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/older_not_dead/114561




Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Disposable Generation

By Joey Zimny

My husband lost his job recently. He is 55 years old. Not a good time to suddenly find yourself without security.

He was well liked where he worked. The numerous emails he's received from his co-workers certainly indicate this. Some have even commented on how they have lost respect for the person who was responsible for doing this. They have also made numerous suggestions as to how to improve the situation. Thank God for people like that! I'm sure we would not get such kindness from the person who disposed of him.

He is devastated and very depressed. I am also very upset because like him, I am very worried about our livelihood; I am very worried about his well being.

I have checked for work, but I am older then he is and jobs for women my age are not plentiful.

What really bothers me is the way he was let go. He was never given any specific or concrete reasons as to why his job was terminated. We were totally lost why this happened, so we consulted an employment attorney who opened our eyes to many things.

We found out that my husband's employer, along with one other in the state are among the two worst for doing this sort of thing to their employees. I inquired why they wouldn’t furnish him with a reason for his termination instead of throwing vagaries at him. The attorney explained that this buys them time. They can think of more reasons and spin them if you contest their decision. I was horrified at how manipulative this is.

So my husband sent a letter of resignation in lieu of termination. This way he can get good references and collect Employment Insurance providing the employer doesn't contest it. The attorney said he didn't think so, but also stated this particular employer can be vindictive as well. We are hoping this is not the case.

We had hoped that the employer would at least consider placing my husband in another position within his work place. They refused to consider it. We had hoped that they would give him upgrading so he could do the job better. They said no, this would take too much time...they didn't even give him a chance!

So, like so many unemployed, he's sending out his resume and hoping someone will look at the many years of experience he has and consider him to be someone who could be a valuable asset to their team.

Two younger people have come into the work place over the past year and one even admitted he wanted another person "like himself". This was his immediate manager...the general manager more or less made himself scarce through most of this.

So if you are faced with this crisis and it is a crisis, consult an attorney at the first hint of that something isn't right. Don't leave it and find out later you could have done something about it right away.



Sunday, February 17, 2008

First Day In The Blogg-Sphere



Greetings to all that come to my Blogg-Sphere:

Art and Cooking are my passions and I'm going to share both with you. I hope that you will come back often to visit. I want my blogg to appeal to all the senses through my art and recipes. So check out my site and I hope you enjoy it. I have published numerous recipes and you can find them by clicking on the Recipezaar link below.
On occasion I may post a recipe on here, but they look so spiffy on Zaar I prefer to use their site as its got so many wonderful features. You can view my art on this site, I will post many of my paintings. Unless the piece says for sale on it, it's not for sale, but has been sold.
Enjoy the view and come back often won't you?

My DH and Ginger

My DH and  Ginger
Taken in Arizona back in 1998

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley
One of my favourite flowers

Autumn In Vermont

Autumn In Vermont
Watercolor on 300 lb. cold press paper

Egret In A Cyprus Forest

Egret In A Cyprus Forest
Acrylic on canvas board

Tiger In The Wood

Tiger In The Wood
A gift for my niece Rachel

Saguaro Cactus

Saguaro Cactus
Acrylic on canvas board

The White Lab

The White Lab
Coloured Pencil

Violets In A Bucket

Violets In A Bucket
Watercolour on 300 lb. cold pressed paper

Marilyn

Marilyn
Acrylic on canvas board

Favourite Places To Eat In Albuquerque, NM

  • Annapurna (Green Light Bistro)
  • Cafe Trang
  • Flying Star
  • Rasoi (East Indian Eatery)

The Disposable Generation

The Disposable Generation
Unless you've been touched by this sort of thing, chances are you don't know how much this goes on. Many baby boomers are being tossed aside in favour of younger people, who will work for cheaper wages and are malable. How unfair is that!

Copyright Rules

Please note, the art contained within the pages of this Blogg-Sphere is copyrighted and the sole property of Joey Zimny. It is prohibited that anyone should reproduce any of the art work displayed on this blog. It is a criminal offence to reproduce the art of Joey Zimny in any way, shape or form without the sole permission of the artist.