Friday, December 21, 2007

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?"
~Dr. Seuss

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"By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world…By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive."
~Albert Schweitzer

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Robert Plant

Hey i just found this quote after I published my last post....

Old men do it better. We're not so sensitive in certain areas.
-Robert Plant

How old is Robert Plant?

How old is Robert Plant?

On VH1 Fresh Start this morning I watched the video of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. I love them both and this is a great duet and a fun video. But, it got me thinking about the way men have no problem, no matter how old they get, wearing what ever they want and no one makes any remarks. I mean can you see a women in her sixties wearing tight jeans, pointy cowboy boots, total rocker hair and her shirt unbuttoned dancing to a music video? Ok, Tina Turner is the exception.
But Robert Plant looked just as cool as ever. I don’t get it.
I find myself in my forties asking…Can I wear that skirt? Is it too short? Should I cut my hair, is it too young looking? Maybe I should tone down my personality a bit, I am someone’s mother.
I don’t think that Robert Plant, David Bowie, Steven Tyler or Prince ask themselves these questions.
What is the deal???

snowy day

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

"You'll encounter many obstacles along the road to living your dreams. Some obstacles may be real, some imagined, some may be tangible, and some may be intangible. Some of those obstacles will be created by others, and some will be self-imposed. However they manifest, you will always be given the choice as to whether you give them power."~Francine Ward

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Friday, November 30, 2007

MEME from The Famous Ideagirl

8 passions in my life

1. Peanut M&M”S
2. Cheetos
3. My lovely and talented teenager. She is amazing!
4. Reading, I love to read
5. Learning about photography-I am really excited to learn as much as I can about taking photos. After seeing Ideagirl and what she has accomplished I have been inspired.
6. My Giant crazy family… a little dysfunctional but very fun
7. The Lake- I love the lake, being in the lake, on the lake, around the lake.
Getting better at making my jewelry

8 things to do before I die

Go to Amsterdam
Love myself
Like myself
Make sure my daughter knows how to be safe when she is on her own
Quit worrying about everything
Get a new bathroom
Eat a whole bag of Cheetos and a 2lb bag of M&M's -I have come close...Someday, Someday

8 things I often say
Are you freakin’ kidding me
What the Hell
Get Off ME

8 books I have read recently

1000 splendid Suns
Astrid and Veronica
Eat Love Pray
The Road
Tortilla Curtain (over and over)
The No Asshole Rule
Sydney Poitier’s Book
Sydney Poitier’s Book
You on a diet---What ever!
8 songs that mean something to me

This is us
Anything by John Waite ( I LOVE HIM)
On and on
Prince ( I love him too)
Here Comes the Sun
Bad Company ( I love Paul Rogers too)
A Little less Conversation
Leo Sayer songs ( I loved him when I was 16)

8 qualities I look for in a friend
Huge sense of humor.
Extra Large
Good Hair
Nice Car
Can cook
Loves Cheetos
Loves M&M’s
Loves John Waite, Prince and Old Leo Sayer songs

8 people to pass this meme on to (only if you want to!)
Who ever wants to

button bike


I know i have shown this before, but i love this bike...Can you imagine the time it took to add all the buttons?

Speaking of buttons...I don't know how to add an etsy button to my site. Does anyone no how to help me? I will love you forever.
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I finally got some stuff loaded at
Check it out.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

not riding my bike today


I guess this is the day to put my little friend to rest for the winter.
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I am almost done with the ETSY shop, I just have to add the pictures. So by tomorrow it will be ready.
Hopefully, you like it.
I am a liitle nervous!

Can you believe it snowed so much this morning, I know it is late November, but I have been riding my bike to work all month. I guess i was hoping it wouldn't snow this year!! HA, like I could get that lucky.

It was pretty exciting seeing the fist snow fall though. I don't know why we always get so excited or so surprised when it does snow. It's not like we don't know it isn't coming.

Thank you for the day!!

zero to sixty in 30 seconds

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One day you're sunny and the next day your NOT!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanks Giving

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. --Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

hand made

Since I took the pledge to buy homemade for the holidays, I also decided that I would try to open an etsy shop.
I hope to have it done by this weekend. I don’t know how it will work, but I thought I would give it a try.
So, wish me luck and come visit once it is set up.

Monday, November 19, 2007

more of the weekend


They are beautiful in their peace, they are wise in their silence.
They will stand after we are dust. They teach us, and we tend them.
- Galeain ip Altiem MacDunelmor
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a few more

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this weekend i made these


made these this weekend. I need to take better pictures, but i was in a hurry....
I will retake at a later date...
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Friday, November 16, 2007


Here is a blog give away. Check out this cool blog and enter to win this!!

How fun is all this stuff!!

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You, too? Thought I was the only one."

I love this. It is so true, isn’t nice when you find someone who really understands what you are feeling and thinking.
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Monday, November 12, 2007

"To live as fully, as completely as possible, to be happy, and again to be happy is the true aim and end of life."~Llewelyn Powys
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Thursday, November 08, 2007


A beautiful day for a walk

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Things are good, life is beautiful. We still have sunshine here and no snow or rain. That is the best news ever....Colors are still looking great.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007


The leaves fall patiently
Nothing remembers or grieves The river takes to the sea The yellow drift of leaves.- Sara Teasdale
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves.