Happiness Now!

In the middle of COVID 19 social distancing, Eldorado Savorians Gary Nelson and Dolores Smart bring us happy news. They got married Friday, 3/27/20 at their Eldorado home. So nice to share happy stories at this time. Congratulations, you two!

Please give Gary and Dolores your good wishes in comments below.


Does this meme ring painfully true for you, while making you smile? I hope I’m not being insensitive but it cracks me up!

It’s time to check in with my Savor Eldorado peeps. How are you doing? Need anything? Let me know, okay? Maybe I can help or at least put the word out.

I have some fun news to share virtually here and physically at our next party, whenever that may be… After the last super fun gathering at the Kaisers, treasurer Kay Castelle informed me that we were in the black. Then Savorians Julie Mann and Anne Percival inspired me to upgrade from plastic cups to actual wine glasses. This got me excited about a logo, so I set to work. Julie had some great feedback and we placed the order!

wine glass with logo

I’m dying to open the recently delivered box but sadly, it will live in our shed until any COVID traces are surely gone. But for now I can give you an idea of how these little 12 oz stemless glasses will look. What do you think? Feel free to comment below. I miss you all and look forward to a toast as soon as it’s safe. Blessings to you and all your beloveds. May we all ride this wave in strength, well-being and a deepened appreciation for everything we may have taken for granted.




Corona Concerns… Holding off

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Fred and Linda McPherson and Ollie!

Dear friends, the Corona Virus is changing things. Linda and Fred emailed me this note, and I totally agree. No need to panic, but let’s all take it easy for now. It’s a good time for enjoying our great outdoors!

“We both have colds right now, and the thought of a gathering in close quarters isn’t the best of ideas. I’m sure everyone is having the same thoughts, just stay close to home and avoid crowds for awhile. But, we certainly want to remain on the list for hosting a Savor Eldorado in the future.”

So, the March event at their house is canceled. Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, take a look at Linda’s beautiful wraps and ponchos.

At some point in the future, Dan Goldfus will play his beautiful background guitar music. Here are some samples:

Rock Me Baby
Willow Weep for Me
Embryonic Journey

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Rob and Gemma Ball

We are also canceling Gemma and Rob Ball’s April party, sorry to say! Let’s get through this time and regroup down the road. Stay safe. Blessings all around.

1/26 was Fabulous – Some Pics

Happy New Year dear Eldorado Savorians! Our first potluck/BYOB of the decade was awesome.  Once again, Elaine and Art Kaiser kindly opened up their beautiful home. The place was packed and it was thrilling to meet so many new neighbors! Thanks to everyone who attended, bringing amazing food, drink and camaraderie. Thanks to Robert Miller for his very cool recycled assemblages and to Cowboy Scott Connors for his fun fun music.

Here are some pics from the party by Marilyn Jennings, Kay Castelle and myself.

Our artist Robert Miller shared his recycled assemblages:

Elaine and Art recommended Cowboy Scott Connors for our background music and he said yes! I heard him at the Chili Line in Lamy and liked him very much. He was great and I had a blast joining him on a few tunes. Here’s a clip from youtube:

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Thanks to all who expressed concern over my husband Thom’s dehydration event at the party. He bounced back quickly and we’re grateful he didn’t need a trip to the ER. You were all lovely! Drink water everybody!

A Few Pics from 11/17 at Cynthia & Linda’s

Honestly, these parties are awesome. Thanks so much to Kay Castelle for the photos, to Cynthia Bargman and Linda Armantrout for hosting us in their stunning home, to Linda for sharing her gorgeous art, and to all of you who attended with your delicious food and drink! It was a joy to see all the regulars and to meet the many newcomers. Jim and I had a total blast playing music for you. Are you interested in hosting? Contact Hope! Remember, we can limit the number of RSVPs to your comfort level. This is about community!