Posted on August 24th, 2015 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »




Our goats. Both kids were missing all night Saturday, and from Pippa’s strangely silent behavior to a tackled deer decoy in the driveway, we thought they had been nabbed by a mountain lion. It was a rough night, but needless to say, there was great rejoicing when they turned up just fine in the morning. We still don’t know how they got out, sneaky things–but as they say, if a fence won’t hold water, it won’t hold goats.




Being home with my artist boy…and his rocks. He put some in the sink to give them a bathy, and I heard him crooning softly, “Oh…look how cute you are.”




See his little green caterpillar? I found it in my hair early one morning after a hike, and saved it till he woke up. It stayed in his plant all day under his watchful eye and later disappeared. 🙁




David brought me these sunglasses from the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival, which made me smile. I like a little irony in my life. 😉



A week or so ago, I took the kids  to the Gilpin County fair. It’s a very small-town deal (the county has a population of only 5,000) but it’s fun. We hung out for the bull riding, petting zoo, and pony rides.


And a few more things:

Slowly but surely we’re moving toward remodeling part of our kitchen–the counters, sink, and switching out the dishwasher (which we have never used) for an under-counter cabinet with a pan rack. I am especially excited about that big copper sink that was delivered a few weeks ago.

Going strong with the 30-day arm challenge–I can see the tiniest bit of definition emerging, which is very exciting, indeed. I’m surprised I can see a difference–Day 20 and it’s still ridiculously easy. (Don’t believe how my arms look in the above pics with sunglasses–pictures lie. They ARE getting big.)

We’re finishing up another great book by Pam Munoz Ryan–it’s the sixth one of hers we’ve read this summer, and we’ve loved them all. Even Cash begs to be read this fat chapter book, and quotes it now and then (putting his own spin on it): “Remember, Mama–you and me, we stick together.”

My artist’s residency is coming to an end–the jewelry classes have been so much fun to teach, and everyone has made some great pieces, mixed with lots of enthusiasm. I feel the love. 🙂

7 Responses to “loving…”

  1. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeee…..oh those rambunctious (had to look up spelling AND the vice-principal at Capshaw says Kayla is boisterous/must be related???). Oh dear, your beautiful, clean windows, but it just adds another story to tell when he gets older….Love the shades – make you look quite glamorous/ :). Competing with Grampy on using big words… :). We love and miss you so much! / mom

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Mom, I just knew it was a Lucero thing…;) Don’t worry, the windows are clean as a whistle, and all ready for a fresh finger painting tomorrow. Miss you too…keep the big words flying–I’ll bet you can beat Grandpa!

  3. Mimi says on :

    Glad the little goats came back….Ohhh that griefy feeling when an animal has gone missing overnight(tho’ we know I’m not exactly an ” animal person”)…..Love the cigar glasses – one of a kind but somehow suits you! I’m just taking it by faith about the arms! Love, Mimi

  4. mountain girl says on :

    Yup…believe and you shall receive. 😉

  5. suzy mae says on :

    You must have been so relieved when the goats turned up safe and sound, especially with mountain lions around!
    That is so sweet hearing him talk to his rocks. We have a family of pet painted rocks sitting on the window sill 🙂

  6. suzy mae says on :

    I just realized I really should have said “painted pet” rocks rather than “pet painted” rocks. Our dog and cat are clever but not that much 🙂

  7. mountain girl says on :

    Haha…it hadn’t crossed my mind that your pets might be the rock artists. 😉