Monday, December 14, 2009
Though I haven't blogged nearly as much as I had intended to, I have already met some wonderful people and made some lasting friendships through blogging.
I've started thinking about my list of goals for 2010. Let's see, I think I shall begin with:
1) Get back to blogging...
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
As we entered, we were greeted with these lovely mums.
We saw several primitive cabins, all decorated for fall.
We enjoyed the live music
More music...I wonder if these instruments were hand made.
Many craftsmen were demonstrating their skills.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The route is aptly named, for it almost seems as if you are driving into the sky.
One of the many beautiful views on this scenic drive.
Another lovely sight.
We had a great time and are already looking forward to our next trip, wherever it might be!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
The weather was beautiful and we all enjoyed this lovely sunset as we finished our meal.
Next came the breaking of the pinata, starting with the youngest first.
Just look at all that candy!
The grand finale!
The fireworks were much more impressive than I was able to capture with my point and shoot camera.
For more Summer Stock Sunday fun, visit Robin at Around the Island
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Happy Thursday to all.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I have only recently become acquainted with Samantha and enjoy sharing in the adventures of her delightful Border Collies, Holly and Zac through her blog. I've known BJ a bit longer (all my life--she's my cousin)! She is one talented lady and a wonderful person. I am proud to call both these ladies my FRIEND.
And now, for the unveiling of the awards...........
Thank you, Samantha & BJ!
I would like to pass this award on to anyone reading my blog who does not already have it. I would especially like to mention Margaret at MargaretPANpipes. She has some awesome pictures and haikus on her blog and she always has such kind words for me. Please accept this with my thanks for your friendship, Margaret.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
When I read this week's prompt was worry, I immediately thought of my mother, the consummate worrier. I think her name is synonomous with worry. Now, my mom is a good Christian lady who faithfully reads her Bible each day. However, I am concerned her Bible must be missing the above scriptures, for she certainly has not heeded these words.
I will admit that some worry can be good, but only in small doses and only when used to produce positive behavior changes. But most worry is unhealthy, both emotionally and physically, and unproductive.
Worry causes self-induced pain and robs one of happiness. Dictionary.com defines the verb worry as "to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; to fret." I can't imagine why anyone, masochists excluded, would want to torment oneself.
Anyway, back to my dear mother. She worries about some of the most minor things.
"Do you think this corn is ok? The can has a dent. Are you sure it's ok?"
"I was supposed to take my calcium pill 15 minutes ago. Do you think it will be alright to take it now?"
"I shouldn't have eaten that second piece of cake. Do you think I've had too many trans fats today?" (This coming from a 102 pound lady who has low cholesterol, low blood pressure and excellent blood counts).
And every Christmas she feels compelled to announce, "I spent the same on everyone even tho' some of you don't have as many packages." She worries that someone might feel slighted.
I once bought her the book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, but it didn't seem to help much. She continues to sweat. Meanwhile I am searching for some extra-strength anti-perspirant formulated to protect against the "small stuff."
Me--I try not to worry so much. I'm enjoying a waffle for breakfast as I write this post. It's a homemade waffle, covered with sweetned strawberries and topped with a mountain of flully white whipped cream! Sometimes I worry that I don't worry enough!
Visit Sunday Scribblings to see what others have to say about WORRY
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
from the outside world
from temporal things
We walk together
in the secret garden
of my soul
naked and unashamed
Strong and Mighty
in Your love
at my innocence
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
A lovely pink sky. This picture was taken last January. The sky was so beautiful, I had to slip away from my desk for a moment to capture the splendid sunset.
True Colours Thursday is hosted by friend Blue
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
To my Blogger friends:
There are so many great blogs to FOLLOW;
Without them my life would be HOLLOW.
Your friendship indeed I do HALLOW,
And in your companionship WALLOW.
I sit in the shade of a WILLOW,
Resting my head on a PILLOW.
The joy within starts to BILLOW
Forming words which my heart would BELLOW,
"Mr. Blogspot, you're such a dear FELLOW.
You've brought me so many good friends to FOLLOW!"
Friday, April 24, 2009
Until I remembered the RUST colored rocks we had seen in Sedona, Arizona.
More rocks from the Arizona trip Sunshine & I took last October.
Still more awesome Arizona rocks.
Another RUST rock. This picture taken from the parking lot of my workplace.
True Colours Thursday is hosted by my friend Blue. Be sure & visit her blog to see RUST pictures others have posted.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I love spring, when everything comes alive after a long winter.
This is my One Year Bible, a gift from my husband. I try to read it every day.
We love Monty Python. This is from Sunshine's collection.
A pencil pouch with pretty LIME designs.
True Colours Thursday is hosted by my friend Blue
Sunday, April 12, 2009
A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting at the computer creating a Mafia Wars character for myself. Several Facebook friends had invited me to play the game, and I finally gave in. Normally a quiet, peace-loving person, I suddenly felt empowered at the thought of being a mobster.
I was ready to become a completely different person. I wanted to be a big, brawny man, and needed a name to fit my character. Let’s see…maybe I would be Guido. I would be mean, tough, feared by all, intimidated by none. I was flexing my Mafia muscles and feeling fearless when all of a sudden, I heard a blood curdling scream!
I was scared!
Then I realized the scream had come from me—not me the mobster, but me the little girl who was terrified of darkness.
The lights had gone out!
Immediately, the macho mobster melted away as I whimpered, “Help. Sunshine, give me my flashlight. Help me, please.”
Soon the lights came back on, and my heartbeat returned to normal. As quickly as he had disappeared, Guido materialized--this time wearing a sheepish grin.
Click on Sunday Scribblings to read more scary things.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This is a lighthouse we visited in Port Isabel, Texas. Sunshine actually took this picture, but was kind enough to let me use it.
A "Sisters" coffee mug
A cute black & white kitty
The back of the "Sister" mug
True Colours Thursday is hosted by my friend Blue at My True Colours. Play along...It's fun!
Next weeks colour is LIME.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Is inevitable, or so they say,
But not for me today.
I shall procrastinate
The aging process
I shall indulge
My inner child
We shall laugh and play
And frolic in the sheer pleasure
We have no time
For growing older
We have no time
To think of aging, as we plan
Our next adventure
Is it inevitable?
Not for me today.
Visit Sunday Scribblings to read more on aging.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The fertile darkness
Of earth’s womb--
A miniscule sprout,
In amniotic soil,
From battering winds
And pounding rains,
But ever growing
For the rays of sunlight.
A tiny seedling.