Friday, January 29, 2010


So, today I went to my doctor for some various complaints.

I've been sick and thought I would throw in some other morsels to get my money's worth.

One morsel was how hot I am all the time. Like the oven is on high all the time.

Matter-of-factly, she said, "Menopause, huh?!"

And then, "Honey, it's gonna get a lot worse!"

And then (the whopper), "You will have this to look forward for at LEAST a couple years."

And then she laughs.

Do I think that's funny? NOOOoooooooooo.

Okay, I am all for admitting I know that my age is creeping up there in the
"m" word zone.

But to have a doctor tell me I'm rounding that corner and coming in the drive through to place my order.... UN UH!!!!

So I can shrug off her quirky day wreckers..... but the crushing blow was when she
came back with my exit appointment print out.

Listed were ways to handle hot flashes.

OH LORD! It's true!

I am in the "m" zone.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'm jealous of my cat

I am jealous of my cat.

He gets to lay around all day.

Curled up in a cozy ball, on my best blanket, usually. He knows I am
allergic to him.

Fed, watered, catered to, well-loved and an occasional jousting with me.

I don't ask him for anything except to potty in the litter box, and stay off of my
best blanket.

He's got the life!

*** I am back to school, in week three. I am T I R E D! The combination of working, going to school and this dismal winter weather are hard to juggle. But I'll make it! The nice thing
about school is that I feel like I am unlocking parts of my brain (hence, the lock photos) that I haven't used in a long time, or at all. I can feel myself getting smarter. I love to learn, and we never
stop learning! So what part of YOU do you want or need to unlock?***

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Winter Duldrums

Here we are in the winter duldrums. I wish I could say I love
winter, but I can't. I feel tired, achy and I miss the sun and
my flowers.

Mostly I miss being warm.

Time passes fast and before we know it, though, summer will be here
and I will be outside, enjoying the flowers. And then
I'll blink and here I'll be complaining about winter again.

That's life!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Snow Business

The BIG hill!

It was a fun snow day for my family today! 13 of us rode up
toward Mt. Hood and went sledding. It was a GREAT time!

I haven't been sledding in years! I'm so glad I went! My kids
had lots of fun, too!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

It's My Birthday & I'll Smile If I Want To!

Well, I did it. I turned 45 today.
Should I laugh, or cry?

I'm pretty happy with my life,
and the direction it seems to be going.

We are what we make of it.

And life IS good.

So I think I'll smile!

Friday, January 8, 2010

New York Library Art

Simply lovely art from magazine covers of the early 1900's.

All for your enjoyment via the New York City Public Library art archives.

I just LOVE the Art Nouveau style, in art and jewelry!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


If only it were that easy!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Path

*shots taken on recent Sunday drive ~ Oregon, beautiful Oregon*