Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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
Friday, April 4, 2008
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
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:
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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
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.
Enjoy the view and come back often won't you?
Favourite Places To Eat In Albuquerque, NM
Art Site: How to Draw and Paint
- Art Site: Alice Y. Sawicki's. Alice and I are friends from way back. She is an amazing watercolour artist.
- Art Site: Carol Zimny's Website. Carol is my sister-in-law and does fantastic and vibrant collage art.
- Art Site: Diane Thompson. Diane and I used to colour together when we were younger...she's an excellet coloured pencil artist.
- Art Site: How to Draw and Paint
- Art Site: Irene's Warmenhoven. Irene is an up and coming artist. Her whimsical sketches are delightful.
- Art Site: Simply Painting
- Art Site: Wet Canvas
- Art Site: Yahoo Watercolour Group
- Diet Site: Fat Secret
- Food Site: Fat Free Vegan
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