Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Fun...

Cat owners will relate to the video below and I have no doubt that it will bring a smile to your face!
Happy weekend to you all! xx

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Simple Things

lazy Sundays snuggling with my husband
spending time with my daughters
my grand daughter's smile
the sound of laughter
the warmth of the sun
the fresh smell after a rain
the mountains
the ocean
warm summer breezes
sand between my toes
gazing at the stars
the sound of a windchime
the color pink
long bubble baths
warm hugs
handwritten letters
surprising a friend
puppy kisses
a good book
aha moments
finding joy in giving
seeing the good in others

I was inspired to create my "simple things" list by kat's cradle who was in turn inspired by soul aperture

soul aperture will donate $1 to doctors without borders to help the people of haiti for every 'simple things' post out there. Isn't that an absolutely wonderful thing to do!! All you need to do is leave a comment on her blog.

Monday, January 25, 2010


She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. She is your sister.
~Barbara Alpert

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Winter has returned...

Staying inside with hot chocolate, a warm blanket, and a good book sounds really good today!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Life Lesson

As I watch my daughter settling into her role as a single parent I am so very proud of the wonderful job she is doing, yet I am a little sad that her life has to be filled with such a heart breaking lesson.

After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn
that love isn't always returned
and trust doesn't always mean security.
And you begin to learn
that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of woman, not the grief of a child
and you learn
to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow's ground is
too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way of falling down
in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Introducing Our Furry Children

This is our chihuahua - Paco. Paco spends his time trying to keep the cats in line. He barks when they jump on the counter and ref's them when they playfight each other. Paco is also quite the singer... and howls like a wolf (on the hour) whenever our grandfather clock chimes.

This is our short haired calico - Leroy. She, yes "she" with the name Leroy, is the cuddly one of the group, or "the family tart" as my husband calls her. He calls her that because she loves to kiss and cuddle with everyone that comes into the house. The "tart" ! lol

Last but not least is our Siamese - Shadoe. Shadoe is the funny one of the group. He loves to whack the dog on the butt and run off, or steal something and hide it away. Shadoe is sly enough to sit and look all handsome (and innocent) like he does in the picture above, but don't let him fool you...when you turn your back he does something like this....

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My precious grand daughter

Little girls dance their way into our hearts...whirling on the tips of angel wings...scattering gold dust and kisses in our path