Sunday, November 28, 2010

Manage Me

When I am having a bad day that is how I feel. Just step in and manage me, please. Help me get to the next page of the book where everything looks better and brighter! I know logically that I am fully capable however on those bad days I just don't want to. I don't want to deal with me or those tedious decisions of the day such as what is for dinner.

Friday, November 26, 2010


This is a clip from Immortal Beloved, the story of Beethoven's tragic and secret love. What always amazes me is the passion and the beauty in the music. I shake my head when I hear people describe classical music as boring. I wonder how can they not hear what I hear?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Its official, it is winter. I don't care what a calendar might say about it still being fall but when I look out my window and see this I can't say the word fall in relation to the present season. Sorry just can't do it!

That snow covered blob appears to be my beautiful black Mercury. I don't believe it is going to be going any place anytime soon though.

Now with this one I look at the apple trees and I can see the two seasons mixed together. The apple trees haven't lost their golden leaves yet and now those leaves are covered in winter's white snow.

It is coming down so fast that getting the camera to focus on Rom and not the passing snow flakes was a real challenge. I think Rom got annoyed with me calling his name to look towards the camera. If a dog could tell you to knock it off I do believe he would have done that this morning to me. Something along the lines of "Put down the camera and throw me a snowball!"

I do believe this brings grilling season to an end. Yes?! lol

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Such a difference a week makes. Well and about a 1000 miles I suppose. Last Sunday this is where I was, Stinson Beach in northern California. It was a sunny warm day with the temperature at the beach reaching 70 degrees and inland a balmy 84 degrees. So very nice!

This Sunday I find this is my reality...the first lowland snow of the season. This is a la nina winter here in the pacific northwest. It means we can expect it to be a wet one and if the cold comes down from Alaska to say hello that wet becomes snow. It is lovely to look at on the Sunday afternoon while I can curl up inside with a good book near the fire or scrapbook the day away upstairs yet I know tomorrow when it is around and folks have to return to work it won't exactly be so lovely. Lowland snow isn't very normal weather for us. We like it up in the mountains where we can look at it from afar and say, "Doesn't that look so nice" and "Oh, look at that fresh snow. How beautiful!"


The Grand Canyon
Getting to see this amazing natural wonder was a highlight of my recent cross country trip. You walk right up to the edge and look out at this beauty, seeing at the bottom the Colorado River. All the while knowing that flowing river created it over millions of years. You feel like such a blip on the Earth's map.

Me happy to be enjoying the South Rim of the Grand Canyon!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Curl Up

Doesn't that just look like a wonderful place to curl up with a good book and read your day away?

Sara Bareilles

While traveling across country I had a bit of time to listen to music and this song has become a favorite of mine. It is peppy and the lyrics remind you that it is YOU that should set the course of your life.


Change comes in so many formats in life. Some change is amazing and other change can be heartbreaking. Sometimes it is a bit of both. I believe there is a word for that, bittersweet. You can be so very glad that someone is in your life yet sad that the relationship has changed. Maybe friends aren't as close as they once were or they are moving across the country or that someone special to you is now just a friend. Whatever the the change you just know things are never going to be same and you can't help but morn the loss in the same moment that you are glad that person is in your life. Yes bittersweet is the the perfect word for it.