Friday, August 31, 2007


A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Good Thoughts

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.


Sunday, August 26, 2007


Look what I saw in my backyard!!

Vacation is almost over, I have to go back to work on Tuesday. I am nor really looking forward to that. It was so nice staying home and getting things done. But that is the way it goes I guess.

School is almost starting just one more week and then back to getting things ready for swim team, lunches, football games, dances etc...And then of course the days get shorter. I am not looking forward to that either, I am a little worried about it in fact. It is really hard on me, so I have to get a plan in place before the end of September...YIKES!

The fair was actually a lot of fun, I think that was the most time I have spent at the fair in my whole life. My neice and nephew did a great job and both got blue and red ribbons.

Today is my one year wedding anniversary...Can you believe it! One year of marriage after 16 years of unmarriedness. HA, doesn't feel that different, but now we get to celebrate with a great bottle of wine. $200 in fact, that will be a first for me. Usually it is the $10 to $30 bottle that we get. So we'll see how that is.

well I have to go get ready and I will leave you with what I saw in the back yard.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Taking the wek off to get ready for school and the fair. Both my neice and nephew have animals in the fair. Today we watched the Sheep being shown and tomorrow is the steer!! Pretty exciting stuff you are all missing!

I think they may even have some kind of riding lawn mower competition...

Our fair is pretty much the same as it was 30 years ago. Farm animals, Vegetables and flowers. Fair food, wild animal exhibit... Bear, cougar, racoon, beaver, elk, and deer. A big fish pond with Rainbow trout, you know the small town fair.

The fair does signify the official ending of summer.

So, maybe some pictures tomorrow, i am on the slow computer today so pictures take way too long.

Thank you all for the comments on the last post, I really do love that!

Saturday, August 18, 2007


It is morning and I am sitting outside at the picnic table. It is a beautiful day so far, perfect temp. even a little chilly to be out here in my pajamas, I can hear the birds talking to each other, the sheep next door are also having some kind of conversation. The neighbor's dogs are having a race, a few apples will fall and make a little thud, a car drives by, everyonce in awhile I can hear my other neighbor laughing and you can hear the faint sound of a train whistle. These are the sounds that I have been missing, I have not taken much time to just sit and look and listen and enjoy. Seems like you can always find something you think is more important.

I live in a rural area so my neighbors are spread out a bit, in the field next to me the girls have mowed a crooked path to get to from each other's homes. I look out at this crazy path and I think, how time has flown, the girls used to walk to see each other, then ride their bikes, then they figured out how to drive the riding lawn mower and hook up a wagon and give each other rides back and forth, (they even discovered they had cup holders!! that was a huge deal), now they are learning to drive. They still use the path though. We all do. It is a path that leads to friends.

How lucky am i too live in such a pleasant spot?? I have to keep that in my mind when things start to get overwhelming. Realizing that this is what i have and this is what makes me feel good.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Now guess what my horoscope just said!

August 17, 2007
Flowing TranquilityAries Daily Horoscope

You may be feeling laid back which could make it easier for you to go with the flow and take things as they come today. Perhaps this sense of serenity might be due to your recognition that there is really little in life that you have to worry about if you allow yourself to put your trust in the hands of the universe. Being able to simply let go and let life take you where it will may not be easy, but if you can give yourself gentle reminders throughout the day should any fearful or doubtful thoughts arise such as “I feel relaxed” or “Life flows easily through me”. As you do this, you could notice that this gives you both greater peace of mind through a more permissive and accepting attitude of whatever may happen to you today. Trying not to control things but instead to simply let them take their course brings more tranquility into our lives. Our ability to release into whatever might occur may not be something that comes to us easily – even when we are the most relaxed, negative and worried thoughts may crop up. Once we know this however, we can easily come back to our state of peacefulness by using simple affirmations or prompts to gently help our minds release any thoughts that we are holding onto which also hold us back. By letting yourself go wherever life takes you, you will find tranquility in the quiet acceptance of the way things are today.

Talk about a day of getting what I need....Thank YOU

Hey, I think someone is telling me something..

"Look at your feet. If you do not like where you are standing, MOVE!~Ron Rathbun

Today's Affirmation

I enthusiastically embrace change.

Today's Meditation

Dear God,When I sense internal restlessness and fidgeting,I pay attention to the source of my irritation.I recognize that my awareness is being directed to some aspect of my beingfor the purpose of transformation.Rather then whine and complain about current circumstances,I lean into change.Thank You for situations that grab my attentionand cause me to take a closer look at life.Thank You for the courage and strength to change my mind and my world.Thank You for the incredible order that governs the way our world works.Illumine any area of my life that is ready for transformation.

I have been struggling and struggling the last couple months with the way I am feeling about a certain situation. I opened my computer today and this is what the first email said!!!, HELLLLOOOO. I am trying!! Really I am.

PS I know I already used this picture, but i kinda like it....

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


“The voice in your head is like a wild horse taking you wherever it wants to go…When the voice in your head finally stops talking, you experience inner peace.”~Don Miguel Ruiz

It seems like if I could only do this I would be so happy. How do you stop all the nonsense in your head. There is always so much going on in there, mostly worry, worry about all the stuff that I have no control over…I tell myself this and I still have the worst anxiety.
Is there special tricks that you do to help calm your mind from all the needless worry? To me it isn’t needless and that seems to be my problem.
Any suggestions???

Saturday, August 11, 2007


So we went to out door festival again last night. The first band was Jackie Green, I would highly recomend adding some of his music to your itunes library. Then the 2nd band came out and it was Los Lonely Boys, who were equally as awesome!! the perfomance from them and their father was FUN!! We danced our heads off, but can you believe I forgot my camera every night.
I think there is so much excitement just getting ready and getting in line and trying to find the perfect spot on the grass, that I forgot my favorite camera. We did try to use the cell phone camera but that is not that great.

So, there we were on this wonderful August night, the sky was blue, some puffy clouds going by, friends everywhere, wine flowing, good food, good music, great spot. The ospreys were flying overhead giving us a spectacular show, catching fish and then flying them back to the babies in the nests above us. It was beautiful.

I had to get up to use the restroom, so as I am standing in the line visiting with my daughter and my neighbor, I feel something wet land on my forhead, I thought, "oh no, not rain", I said "what was that?" We look around and I see something white on my shirt, and so did Marty, He said, " Hey, I think the osprey just shit on us" It was true, can you believe that... then my friend Jay said "oh, Ithink that is good luck, you need to make a wish"... So that was our laugh for the night.

But we really did have such a fun night, and we are off to one more concert tonight. Josh Ritter and Madeline Peryoux. I have to make a cous cous salad and maybe a chocolate cake to take.
I will be wearing a hat tonight!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." —Louisa May Alcott

Saturday, August 04, 2007


I have been tagged by Claudia at to tell 8 random things about myself.

I like that she used 8 things that made her smile this week, so that is what I will do.

1. Today, it was just an amazingly beautiful day.
2. Watching movies shown outside on the side of the house
3. People lined up to watch the outside concert here at the festival, tonight is Lyle Lovett
4. Finishing my Yoga class yesterday and feeling good about it!
5. Pretending I have a southern accent
6. Learning a little bit more in photoshop
7. Watering my garden
8. Being tagged by Claudia

Friday, August 03, 2007


"Stop trying to be ordinary. There is nothing special or desirable about being ordinary. In fact, it is totally unacceptable. You are an extra-ordinary being who must go into motion, into movement so that you will draw to yourself the equivalent of yourself. You have become an energy field that magnetically draws you to that which you are."

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Holly Golightly: Thursday! It can't be! It's too gruesome!

Friend: What's so gruesome about Thursday?

Holly: Nothing, except I can never remember when it's coming UP!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Why do I love Truman Capote?

The Grass Harp
A Christmas Memory
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Music for Chameleons

I love Truman Capote

Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.

-Truman Capote