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Wednesday, October 31, 2007


My favorite Halloween picture:)
Happy Halloween all!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Autumn confusion

Here in Arizona when the weather begins to cool down (115 to 80 degrees) the plants often think it is spring and make a run for it. This is a couple of samples around my yard.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Wash day

Just like those old tea towels said...Monday is wash day. It just seems like it is a good idea to start the week with fresh sheets and clothes............anyone else do their wash on Monday's?

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Hubby comes home today:)
End of quiet
End of eating alone
End of paying the check and figuring the tip:)
The majority wins....................

A doodle a day

Check out this wonderful blog
She posts a doodle a day and I love them:) Such creativity for 30 min. of her time!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

What makes a perfect fit?

"The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me."
George Bernard Shaw
The perfect fit expects change:)

Friday, October 26, 2007


If you are anything like me you often check out your front door to be sure it is welcoming to any guests that may come, but of course you don't use the front door yourself, you use the back door or the garage door. Well, it occured to me that I needed to be welcomed too so this is the sign on my gargage door entrance and it always makes me smile:)
Be sure to do something nice for yourself today as well as for others.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

That Love/Hate Relationship

Hubby left this morning....What do I love most about him being gone????

The the morning quiet :>)

What I hate most about him being gone?????

The night quiet :-(

Is it any wonder men say we are impossible to please:)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Yep, that is a some of you may too young to remember those wonderful days of girdles....but they were a must at one time. I have started another blog that will reflect those days gone by. Check it out and even more importantly join in:)
Sooooooooo did you ever where one of these?
My experience wasn't a lot but I did wear a long line bra under my wedding dress and believe you me, it cinched you in!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Don't you remember when they first told you that you needed glasses? It was like....oh no...not me...but then you realized that you ONLY needed them to read...whew........
Then came the real fun, everytime you needed to read something you had to go FIND your glasses. Well, life is a lot easier now, I always know where my glasses are because I now need them to SEE so they are always resting on my nose:)

Monday, October 22, 2007



It can stike anyone...anywhere................

The best cure for a sluggish mind is to disturb its routine. William H. Danforth

Would drinking my coffee out of a different cup count?

Sunday, October 21, 2007


A few nights ago my hubby and I went to one of our favorite wine places (Jug and Barrel). We have gone enough that we know the manager/servers and they were really busy. I told the manager that if she gave me the clicker I would go around and lite the candles...well, she was surprised to say the least but it wasn't just because I wanted to help but also because it is one of my favorite parts of going there. They have candles everywhere and it gives off all these wonderful colors.
I was thinking that I don't lite my candles that I have scattered around the house and when I do they don't give that same impression.....dud....all of their candles are in colored containers and not just a bright flame......guess I better go shopping:)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Change means turning from something to something. It can be unsettling as it is an unknown but to quote Bruce Barton "When you're through changing you're through".

Friday, October 19, 2007


This is the truest form of rebellion:)

For a deaf child they would cover their eyes.

For an excused child they would be distracted.

For's sitting at the computer saying....I'm busy!

What's yours?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My univited guest

This is a ground squirrel that has decided to join the variety of birds that I feed. I have never seen one before here in the hot valley so you can imagine my surprise when I looked out and saw him! I hurried and took this picture because my husband would never have believed me. Well, we have now added peanuts to the grocery list, I just hope it is a he and not a she!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Just like journeying across this bridge only to find it abruptly ending, I start reading a blog site only to discover that they have not posted for months. I can understand that maybe we become tired of blogging or our lives change but isn't there some way we can be tagged as not active during these times?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Just like a man

I don't know about you but sometimes I find my man a little tricky to follow too!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Something to meditate on

When Mother Teresa received her Nobel Prize, she was asked, "what can we do to promote world peace?" she replied, "go home and love your family."

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Exercise is good for you, improves your health, keeps you young, clears your mind>>>>>>>>>>I'm in trouble

Why can't good wine, great food and chatting be GOOD for you. Now that is do able..........

Friday, October 12, 2007

My babies

Cute aren't they? They are brother and sister from different litters and trust me they are spoiled rotten. It was very hard to get them to sit still and only with the temptation of a treat did I accomplish it. Maybe that is why they both have their tongues showing...giggles.....

Thursday, October 11, 2007


I have borrowed this picture titled (in the gutter) from
Her pictures are beautiful and create such a longing in my heart. I am a native of Arizona and mostly the southern part so my experiences of fall have been pretty bland. I love the colors, textures and the smells that this picture conjures.
The best I can do is sniff the little pine reeded basket that sits next to my computer that I brought home from a trip to Copper Canyon in Mexico. If I close my eyes I can almost see the pines.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Which end is up?

Don't be discouraged...
sometimes you are accomplishing more upside down than right side up!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Roadside controversy

I was pleasantly surprised to see the debate concerning roadside memorials in the Glendale, Arizona newspaper recently.
The poll shows that 24% are for them and 75% are against them. I am part of the majority of this poll but never said anything because of not wanting to offend anyone.
It occurs to me that those who put them up on public property that all of us pay for through our taxes have not thought about offending anyone.
Someone made a comment about having to rent such spaces from the city since this property is public land...maybe this would solve the debate. If it were important enough for someone to pay the city and in turn other citizens to mark the place of their loved ones death then it might be tolerated and I guarantee you there would be fewer of them.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

One day at a time

There are days that are especially difficult to face and a simply reminder this morning for me was to take one day at a time and to see todays sunrise and sunset. Breathe................................................
It is hard enough to try to solve your own problems but then when you endeavour to help solve problems of those you love you face the impossible.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


I believe that gratitude is the surest bad day detour possible so this is mine for today.

I may be middle aged but I do not have to battle traffic delays on a daily basis.........Yahoo!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Beginning to blog

Hello World,

I have been told that blogging is the way to go to meet and greet the world. I am sure I am going to stumble around for awhile so I hope you all will be patient with me.

A motto I love:
Healthy things grow and growing things change.

I don't know if you are like me, but I have to constantly fight my tendency to choose to do the same thing over and over again just because it is comfortable. After all, no one likes to look like a fool or be dissapointed! However, I have found that when I have stepped out of my comfort zone I often am not only greeted kindly but find a wonderful new zest for life so won't you join me to try new things....Beginning today.
This picture was taken on a trip to xtapa, Mexico one of my many adverntures out of the box.