Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I stay on their mailing list and it was just announced the Tennessee is the lucky state to receive the next new store. I keep hoping they will venture north. I'm afraid though that I have to venture south in order to visit the eye candy I so adore in person.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Well I set my mind to it and picked out the slate and purchased the tile saw I would need. Set everything up and got to work. My Dad gave me a lesson on the saw. He stood next to me as I cut my first tile and patted me on the back when I did it without killing myself or passing out. I on the other hand was euphoric. I'd beaten the saw!!! The fear was no longer bigger than me.
Fear had no power. I could do anything now. I could cut tile. I could cut boards. Oh there would be no stopping me! This taught me a bigger lesson though. I would never again let something like this have power over me. Kind of like a strange food. Give it a try you can always say you don't like and not eat it again ever. At least you haven't let fear take hold.
Here is the saw I didn't let beat me! ;) I got her pretty dirty but she was such a pretty yellow color.
Friday, May 14, 2010
The picture above is just as my parents have finished walking me down the isle. They are whispering their words of love and happiness. I remember this part so clearly. I then remember my father taking my hand and giving it to my husband, well my soon-to-be husband. My dad was too broken up at that point so he couldn't say anything. I do remember my friend Yvette, who's back is in the photo saying, "oh, Jerry". We all love my dad! Then together my husband I climbed the steps with the Pastor to be married. The vows, the rings, the candle, the prayer, the reading, the blessing and then finally the kiss. Husband and Wife 35 minutes later. Seems quick doesn't it? Something that you will spend hopefully your life building took only 35 minutes to set into motion. Seems like it should be like the birth of a child where people talk about it taking hours.
So that leads me to advice. What advice to give? What advice did I get? Well I was told A LOT to never go to bed angry. Sometimes that just doesn't work out in real life. Sometimes you can't solve it all in one day and you need to sleep on to see it clearly and that you were blowing something out of proportion. Sometimes you also need to sleep on to realize you need to ask for forgiveness. The Lord works best when we are quiet. I was also told to always keep doing those small romantic things that helped us fall in love. Well sometimes life isn't romantic. It is filled with dirty dishes, laundry, bills and work. None of that inspires constant romance. So along with these two I've thrown out most of the advice I was given by well meaning people on the day that I got married. I want to actually give advice that means something. I think what I've come up with is treat your spouse with the same care you would your best friend. When your best friend calls you make time for them right then. You don't say...I really need to back to doing this or that, making them wait knowing they have to understand. You also make plans to do fun things with your best friend. You are kind to your best friend. You probably wouldn't pick a fight with your best friend just because you are feeling frustrated either. Your spouse has married you because they want the best parts of you and love you in spite of the worst. You don't want to just give them the leftovers at the end of the day.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Seattle from the top of the Needle!
Now for a little TV Seattle
If you have ever watched Grey's Anatomy this is the helo pad they use for the outdoor scenes. It actually belongs to KOMO TV 4. It is across the street from the Space Needle.
If you ever watched the show Fraiser this is the converted condo building where he lived as seen from the top of the Space Needle.
Monday, May 10, 2010
She was officially retired in 1991. However an elite division of the Air Force as well as NASA continued to fly her until 1999. They retired her only when they absolutely had to. She served well as a recon plane flying at Mach 3.2. That is just under 2,200 MPH and at 80,000 feet above the Earth's surface. Some teens had boy bands on their walls I had this plane on my wall! ;) Well and one of these...
An American classic...the Corvette!
I suppose interests are as individual as the person and part of what makes this world so interesting. We all have a slightly different way of making each day here enjoyable for ourselves.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Long ago on a drive from the Midland airport back to San Angelo with my two closest friends and my boyfriend, at the time, he told us to listen closely to this song below and never take each other for granted. He had seen how close we girls were. We had been friends in high school and had chosen to go off to college together. We could have the serious talks and we could also be goofy together. Something we nicknamed "idiot bonding" back in the day. I guess with my counting my blessings today on Mother's Day of having a great Mom I'm feeling a bit sentimental. I've got family nearby. An older brother (only 43 when it happened) that survived a heart attack a year ago. Family far away but we are pretty good at staying in touch. Thank you Facebook! Friends all over the country and the world as well as close by. I need to make certain these folks know I'm not taking their friendship, love and support for granted. I know if I need them that they are there for me and vice versa. Even if its just an email that makes me smile, a call to catch up and laugh for a bit, or a text like one I got from Steph in Alabama this week that just puts everything in my world in its place. She has a talent with a 160 characters I tell ya!!
Don't take them for granted! You just might make their day. :)
The song is from 1991 called I Will Not Take These Things For Granted.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Along the water it was perfect though. The tide was out enough that instead of walking along the road I could walk along the rocky beach and enjoy the waves crashing. I'll never take living here for granted.
Returning to my car and looking towards PA I noticed that Hurricane Ridge was making an appearance for the first time all day. The mountains had been covered in clouds all day. It is very odd this time of year but it's been snowing something like 10 inches a day up there the last few days while we have had a cold front in the area. Snow in May!!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
View looking west from the last 1/3 of Lake Crescent. There is almost some sunshine on those foothills way way in the west.
It is so green too!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
1. The customer is always right
2 If the customer is wrong, please see rule #1.
That a happy customer tells approximately one other person but an unhappy customer tells five to seven people.
I'm hoping that tomorrow when a call is supposed to come from this business that they recover with grace. I did my best today to handle the situation with tact. It will begin to move quickly out of control though. One of those moments where you can see the car accident coming and it simply isn't in your power to stop it.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Several weeks ago some friends were visiting from the midwest and we headed to The Hoh Rain Forest in ONP. The mild winter we had been having gave us a day filled with sunshine and no need for jackets. My friends joked that this was the second time I'd taken them to Forks and both times they didn't see clouds or rain. They are begining to doubt the rumors. I promise though its true the winters and the springs are rainy! Just check out that moss in the trees in some of these photos.
It is a bit long however I'm certain you will laugh so give it a watch!
I did start to think though how nice it would be if our life came with an editor. Someone to tell us, "Oh you shouldn't do that. It's not going to turn out well." or "If you phrase it like that your spouse will understand better."
We all tend to over use the words I'm sorry. That phrase lets the people in our life know we didn't mean to do or say whatever has wronged them, however it doesn't take away the pain or fix the situation. Maybe if we all came with an editor from birth we wouldn't have to say we were sorry in the first place.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Even back in the day Sesame Street got in on the Twin Peaks fever with this skit "Twin Beaks"