Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Friday, January 11, 2013

New Beginnings...

...so how many of you made a New Year's Resolution? And how many of you have already broken it? I usually last a couple of weeks. One year I made it all the way to April! :-) This year I decided instead of doing the normal 'lose 15 lbs by Spring' or 'stop smoking' resolutions, my New Year's Resolution is to just try and be a better me. Enjoy life. Eat healthy. Exercise more. Try not to stress about the things I have no control over. Sounds like a plan to me. I think it will be easier to keep it also. What's yours?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

first snow...

As much as I hate driving in the snow (actually, I don't mind ME driving in this stuff, I just mind the OTHER people driving in it, they are so dumb!) I have to admit that the first snow of the season is so beautiful! It brings to mind snuggling on the couch with a blanket, a book, and a cup of tea, watching the snow fall. And I know that, even as I'm writing this, that the first snow is melting. I'm at work, at the base of a mountain, and as I look out the window the sun is peaking his head out. It'll be gone by this afternoon, just in time for me to drive home, and curl upon the couch with a blanket, a book, and a cup of tea!

Monday, January 30, 2012


I love the rain! I'm sure there are quite a few people saying that we need the snow that's supposed to be falling at this time of year but I'm loving the rain. I would be very happy if it just continued snowing in the mountains and kept the rain down here. We're still getting plenty of water but we're not having to drive in it or shovel it.

The rain is so calming and restful. I love curling up on the couch, with a blanket, a cup of tea (or hot chocolate if that's your preference :-)) and a good book, and watching the drops slide down the windowpanes.

And who doesn't love to play in the rain? Even now, I long to go out and dance under the storm clouds (I usually end up with a cold but it's always worth it :-D). When we were kids, we'd take our shoes off, put on some fuzzy socks, take a blanket and a treat and go out on the front porch to watch the storm.

A good rainstorm cleanses the earth, the air, makes the flowers and trees beautiful and just feels like a warm hug. I always feel like a huge weight is washed off my shoulders, just because of the rain.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Memorial Day

Someone sent this to me and I just felt the need to pass it on....

It is the
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the
salutes the Flag,

It is
who serves
under the Flag

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Someone left the snow machine on and fell asleep...

...all day Sunday and part of yesterday it snowed...all day long! (yes, i repeated myself, it was THAT important!) I shoveled in the morning, preparing to leave, I had several things that needed to be done, and it started snowing even harder! after several hours I gave up on the leaving part and just worked around the house. I ended up shoveling again Sunday night and Monday morning before I could even go to work. I know this is the downside of owing your own home, and usually I don't mind but that was a bit ridiculous.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I saw a parade!...

...I left for work this morning, just like I always do,I drove down the street, turned the corner,...and just about rear-ended the back-end of a car that had stopped in the middle of the road! I looked again and there were several cars stopped in the middle of the road, just...sitting! What in the world was going on? Just when I was readying myself to get out of the car and go give the lead car a piece of my mind (okay, not really, I was still shocked about my near miss), a mama duck waddled out, leading a group of little babies!

So cute! It was then that I noticed a small group of joggers had stopped on the side of the road to watch as well. It's surprising how a baby (or the plural in this case) can stop activity in an area!

One of the ladies that I work with brought her little one in the other day and the entire office stopped to play with her for almost an hour!

She is absolutely adorable so it's completely understandable...and quite the little ham, she LOVES getting her picture taken!

She's also our little faerie..

...see the resemblance? I've also never thought of a child as a 'color' but she's a very 'washed-out pastel pink' meaning her personality is very soft. She's just so much fun to be around..I wonder when she's coming in again? :-)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Do you remember....

...the one that got away? We've all got one. Y'all just thought of him and it brought a little smile to your face. The thought of him, even now, years later, makes your heart pound.

The first time you saw him, it felt as if the world took a breath. The first time you kissed, you're heart stopped. You would be with him forever.

Of course, it doesn't work out that way. That kind of passion burns hot but doesn't last, no matter how hard you try. In fact, the harder you hold on, the faster it dies out.

But, you always remember him. He always holds a special piece of your heart. That little smile? his. That melancholy feeling? his. Never together but always a part of each others' lives. You learned so much, about him, about yourself. You find yourself missing him sometimes but also feeling content with how your life has turned out. There will always be that 'what if' feeling but it's only for a moment...

I was browsing on FaceBook yesterday and came across the brothers of...him! I was so shocked, they're not 'FaceBook' types, not really even computer types. It started so many memories to cascade through my mind, good and bad, wondering how he's doing, what he's been up too, you know, that sorta thing. We'd each be standing across a large room and before long we'd be drawn to each other like two magnets. Even after we were both married we still went out of our way to see each other. No, nothing like that! :-) I'd never cheat. We just felt like we needed to be with each other, just to talk and reminisce, remember how it used to be. We always had...something. I used to see him every few years but it's been over 10 now. I'm no longer married. He's no longer married so...is that spark still there? Does he look older? Do I look older? Should I add his brothers as friends? hmmm......