Monday, March 22, 2010

Coast Trip

So you can see it was the most gorgeous day possible for a day trip to
the coast!

Most pictures were taken at or near the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse near Newport, Oregon.

We left the valley in rain, and to our delight, arrived greeted by sun and clear skies.

What a treat!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Cat, In Pictures

This is my cat, Mister Snapper.

He has captivating eyes.

A gorgeous green/gold. But mischevious....

One day we were sitting together on the couch, with the sun shining
in through the window.

Right into Mister Snapper's green/gold eyes. I HAD to get my camera.

The Snap's cooperated nicely. He's such a ham.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Sign of the Dimes and a Heart that Rocks!

Walking in to work today...

I spied a dime that worked it's way into the groove of the pavement.

It have been driven over so many times that it had bent into the shape of that groove in the pavement.

I picked it up, suddenly feeling a whole lot lighter and luckier.

My story is about the Sign of the Dimes.

You might not know about my story, but it's about how dimes come to me to give me a sign that the divine powers that be are with me, in my dark and bright days.

As if that bent and beat up dime wasn't enough...

We had an assembly today. I sat on the old wood floor of our gym alongside the students. A girl behind me made a little sound, and when I looked back... the coins in her pocket had fallen out. Two dimes lay there smiling at me.

And it gets even better....

The kids I work with know I love rocks, especially heart shaped ones.

A particular boy brought in a particular rock to show me this morning.

He walked in with a plain rock, but it had a slight heart shape to it, which was exciting enough, to me.

But then, his hands went to the rock, as if prying it open like an oyster with a pearl inside.

I had no idea.

He opened it and showed me the two sides of this rock... a fossilized shell.

He went to the beach last week.

And found the two matching pieces...

about a mile away from each other.

What are the odds of that?

I was awestruck! What a wonderful, simple, lovely thing. And he brought it in to show me.

Three wonderful and needed gifts this morning.

Someone's looking out for me.

A Dedication

This is a dedication.

To Me.

Time to get a tune-up.
Time to start saying no to the wrong people.
And yes to the right people.
Start having more fun.

I can't quit my job.
And I won't quit school.

But I can take good care of myself.

So, I dedicate to myself...

A promise to be healthy, inside and out.

My dedication to me began on Saturday, Feb 27th.

*photo credit: unknown. If this photo belongs to you, please contact me so I may give you credit or remove it*

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Friend Betty

I've really come to love this woman, Betty.

She came into my life by way of an old album from the early 50's that I found
in an antique mall. The album belonged to Ruth. I tried to find Ruth, but found Betty instead.

And much to my delight... Betty is a wonderful, vibrant, life-loving woman in her late 70's now.. but you'd never know it.. she's as spunky as those pictures show...

She cracks me up!

Betty and I email each other fairly often. She always ends her emails with "Cheers"...

Look to my old posts for more heartwarming BETTY stories... she's a keeper!