Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wanderlust ~

My ideal lifestyle from vocation to vacation would to take one year off from work; not worrying about expenses.  I would travel light, in addition to taking a journal, and my camera. I would also drive an old green truck that would never break down.

I've always had a strong longing to travel, and to stop when I wanted to; sleeping under the stars or renting a room with the bare necessities. I want to meet people and hear their stories; their life passions and who they love...  and then move on to the next wanderlust.

I think I'm a gypsy at heart, and this kind of year off would be a dream come true for me.

What would your ideal vacation be?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Slow Down ~ Smell The Coffee!

I love weekends... especially after a hellacious work week, and it was a CrAzY one; our department paid for its "short week" with problems hitting us as soon as we started the day coming back from Labor Day's three day weekend, ...which made it feel longer. I have found it's almost a given, for these three day weekends we occasionally get, we pay for it; something almost always goes out i.e., the refrigerator, freezer, or electrical. BUT, I must say, our department got through it and covered each other; we are quite the juggler act!! : )

Yesterday after work, I laid down at 1:30, and woke up at 5:30... and I felt like I could have slept longer. Time to slow down and smell the coffee, versus early up; slamming a cup back, and off running.

Everyone ~ enjoy your weekend! : )

Monday, July 16, 2012

High Sierra Sunset ~

Peace... is seeing a sunset, and knowing who to thank.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Flaws Keep It Interesting! ;)

It's being flawed makes you human.
Everyone has got their stuff.
Everyone is just trying to figure it out.
Learn how to pick yourself up
Dust yourself off and get back at it...
Whatever you believe in.
Because there's always going to be lumps.

The true test of character isn't
how you are on your best days.
It's how are you on your worst days...
or when things don't go right.

Ask yourself,
Here's how I answer to criticism...
Here's how I'm going to change what I'm doing.
Here's how I'm not because I believe in what I'm doing.

Lucy Danziger ~


"Nothing's perfect, the world's not perfect. But it's there for us, trying the best it can; that's what makes it so damn beautiful."

Hiromu Arakawa ~


Flawed can be more perfect than perfection! :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Starting Summer Off ~ With A Bang!

Charlie's starting the second phase of the beach house for his clients and asked me if I wanted to go with him. What could I say? But, "Of course!" 

This little Hummingbird seemed to be feeding constantly! 

There were so many different birds in this garden! At one point, we had to close the sliding glass doors to the beach house; I was afraid they were going to fly right into the house.

I tried to get a picture of this bright yellow bird all day. Ha ha... You should have seen me! I was hiding behind bushes and running to where it would fly. I think a lady was watching me through her huge window; I kept feeling like someone was watching.  I would look in her direction and there she would be.
I couldn't believe how fast it was! 

There were deer everywhere! 

Here is another bird. It reminded me of a skunk with the markings on his head.

I believe this little fawn spotted me. What a cutie!

Flowers on the beach ~

More deer....

Sigh ~ The ocean. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Butterfly Kisses ~

and lightness.
significant change 
in the course of one's life,
way of thinking.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Stemming From Love ~

Love Stems!

I'm telling you -- I see hearts every where!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

What She Wants In Life...

"It's impossible." said Pride.
"It's risky." said Experience.
"It's pointless." said Reason.
"Give it a try." whispers the Heart.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Heart Set Free In The Sea ~

The door to where mermaids live ~

Monday, April 9, 2012

Enrich The Moment ~

*reach out
*be kind
*take action
*let go
*share and listen well
*be perfectly still
*let yourself be vulnerable and open
*every meeting is an opportunity to reveal the real you
*live in the moment ~ live in the possibilities

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Cup Runneth Over...

"Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Grab life by the mane. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Consider the lilies. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshipping what's right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze a new trail. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don't try to be who you're not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away. Chase the lion." ~ Mark Batterson

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Perfect Day ~

This is how my day went: I woke up in the blue bedroom looking at the cracked ceiling. Then I dressed in a hurry and slipped out the side door and walked into town. I stopped by the Red House Cafe and drank a bowl size cup of coffee. I walked in the warm sand down by the beach. Early in the morning, It was quiet there. I looked at my feet and liked how they were tan and pretty against the crashing waves. My hair softly whipped my face. I sat up to read the book I brought with me. It was a perfect day.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Memory Jar ~

I walked to the edge of the ocean
Just to fill my jar with sand
Just in case I get the notion
To let it run through my hand...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love Makes The World Go Round... And Round! ;)

Chicken heart shaped nuggets served at school for lunch and heart shaped sugar sprinkled cookies for dessert. Outside my window where I work, puffed paper hearts made with love by the children, hanging in the corridor was my view. In the evening, after my class, a Chai tea latte to top my day.

Setting one day out of the year to celebrate love... is a shame. After all, "Love is what makes the world go round." I think we should take time to let people we care about or have crossed paths with and share how we feel about them. In that particular moment, it could be a touch, a smile or a conversation. Love grows leaps and bounds. You can see it take affect and ripple out into the universe and come back to you in folds. It can be an attitude that shapes your day... that attitude can make all the difference!

Valentines day, none the less is a day we observe love. It comes easy for some and hard for others. It could be the door that opens to a great beginning.

My husband and I got married on Valentines Day and are going strong on our 26th year of wedded bliss. We celebrate every day, but extra on February 14.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Let's Walk Out In The Rain!

I Love The Rain 

Hey, baby. Let's walk out in the rain 
It's rainin'
It's pourin' 
But I ain't complaining
'Cause I love the rain

Talk of all those things that we never thought we'd say 
Let's dance between the raindrops 
Get soaked to the skin 
Wash away the stink of this pain and suffering

It's rainin' 
It's pourin' 
But I ain't complaining 
'Cause I love the rain

I'll climb up on the rooftops 
Stick a spire into the sky 
Prick the clouds until they burst 
On the city, you and I 
We could talk about the weather 
Or the price of London rent 
But I'm sick and tired of being dry 
So, let's get wet!

It's rainin' 
It's pourin' 
But I ain't complaining 
'Cause I love the rain

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

You Have Wings ~

"You were born with potential
You were born with goodness and trust
You were born with ideals and dreams
You were born with greatness
You were born with wings
You are not meant for crawling, so don't
You have wings
Learn to use them and fly!"

- Rumi

I seen this on a fb page and immediately shared it. I love it!

Friday, January 20, 2012

An Hour ~

An hour, one hour, can change everything forever. An hour can save your life. An hour can change your life. Sometimes an hour is a gift we give ourselves. For some, an hour can mean almost nothing. For others, an hour makes all the difference in the world. But in the end, it's still just an hour. One of many. Many more to come. Sixty minutes. Thirty-six hundred seconds. That's it. Then it starts all over again. And who knows what the next hour might hold.