One day at a time...
- Cardiff by the Sea, California,
- December 29
- Living the adventure of change...and the lessons along the way.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Life...since then
July 23, 2013 11:42PM
- Ocean Dance
March 28, 2013 04:52PM
- Logging out
March 06, 2013 09:39PM
- TESTING . . . One. Two.
December 31, 2012 12:25AM
- Throwing in the towel & The
Wonder of Saturn
June 22, 2012 02:22AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “And then there's Santa's
monopoly on coal, year
November 15, 2013 10:48PM
- “Love, love love the
Rodney! Never tire of these
November 15, 2013 10:35PM
- “Kudos, as always,
November 15, 2013 10:30PM
- “Since Ben Hur, it's been
all down hill.”
November 15, 2013 10:29PM
- “No words. Just maternal
howls of loss. xoxo”
November 15, 2013 10:25PM
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Today is the second anniversary of my first post here. Please do not go read that, seriously! Talk about newbie naivete!
The truth of the matter is, I never would have known word one about OS if my illustrious sister, MTK, hadn't invited me in here to read and critique… Read full post »
You've got to do this on your own.
Whatever IT is for you.
No time to be shy.
Give it a try.
For god's sake, don't ask why.
Been a rough day...a date no one will ever forget.
The need to move on is paramount.… Read full post »
Use to be.
Categori… Read full post »
The morning came too quickly. It was beautiful, sunny and promised to be seasonably hot later in the day. It was preventing me from mustering the necessary motivation for packing up the essentials before the three and a half hour drive back to San Francisco.
I didn't want to l… Read full post »
Let it be known, that the business of questionable habits, is suspect.
No other sate of being is as well defined as the state of being risque'.
Where to begin.
What will she say?
For starters, we begin to know its existence when quite small and all knowing.… Read full post »
We see it all the time.
The happily married couple, their struggles, their passion; their games.
It's in their eyes.
The fire, the fight, the relentless control.
Are they equally to blame?
They cannot deny it.
For it lives within their skin, their guts and even their hearts.
The ba… Read full post »
This actually occured in the late 80's.
It has left a question mark in my memory to this day.
Perhaps this is a common occurrence around the globe, but to me, it was both shocking and mysterious.
We were driving south on a major highway in Northern California, heading home on the… Read full post »
All I can think of is ice cream lately.
"The origins of ice cream can be traced back before the 4th century BC."
(I Googled the History of Ice Cream for that)
I can go for months without it but now the craving has gotten hold of me.… Read full post »
A recent Dentyne Gum commercial on TV claims that the average amount of time we spend kissing in our lifetime is 20,000 minutes! Who keeps track of how much time they spend kissing? Who is qualified to know this or make such a claim? I am stupified and bew… Read full post »
The sleepless hours left a crumbling mind
of body and soul, aching to leave it behind.
The words spoken could never be taken back,
leaving the memories still fresh, so little time to pack.
Was this… Read full post »
S - Sudden sizzling sensuality surrounds.
A - Acceleration of air, acceptance; alive. Ahhh...
N - Never normal, nearly needing; napping.
C - Contagious cacophony of children; cuddling cats.
T - Tremulous touch, teaching, tantalizing treats.
U - Unleashed, unshakable, univer… Read full post »
The beach and dock at Camp Richardson, Lake Tahoe, taken from the Beacon Restaurant during a recent breakfast. The beach boy was getting everything ready for the crowd of tanning hopefuls which arrived soon after.
As the morning grew longer, that big cloud took… Read full post »
Doe Grozs Art, New York Mural Artist
"Into each day some rain must fall."
&n… Read full post »
This is the story of how we found our dog. More than that, it is the story of how "Nick" found us.
"Nick" was 17 months when we adopted him from the Corgi breeder in Pacifica, California. That was July 4th weekend, 1998.
After my eldest daughter recommended we get… Read full post »
How irresistible is that?
Simply, looking up!
Animals have an uncanny way of looking at things.
All of us who have been raised with or owned an animal knows this simple fact of life.
There is no other universal principle that makes more sense than looking up.… Read full post »
There are just some days these particular memories flood back before me in rapid succession.
The school janitor
It was 6th grade, after school in the playground. A friend came running up to me, excited and wanting me to come see what the other girls had seen. It seemed weird to… Read full post »
I just remembered thinking, some time ago, that I never wanted to be one of those older people who talked about their bowel movements and all the surgeries they've had or would ever need to have. I was pretty sure that would never be me.
For years I boasted great health, being in… Read full post »
While growing up, I loved to watch my dad cooking in the kitchen. He had a passion for turning the ordinary into extraordinary. Whether simple or more involved, dad's meals were always a welcome treat around our house. Everything he cooked had his special signature fla… Read full post »
Michele, with the deep Auburn hair and fiery green eyes,
skin so fair, laughing freckles that dare you to tease her.
The spirit of a lion and the heart of a kitten.
She purrs when you notice her.
My second born, the one who stole all the Irish… Read full post »
For as long as I can remember and even before we are said to have cognitive memory, I was scared to death of marching bands. The sound of this memory, its volume and unknown demons, weighed heavily on the impressionable mind of my toddler self. I was just a little… Read full post »
I have watched my daughter, a Vet Tech, assist in the "putting down" of a 1,500 lb. horse, while both she and the doctor had eyes overflowing with tears. They never get used to experiencing a once viable, beautiful animal, falling to the ground after fighting with what little strength is… Read full post »
Sunset at The Beacon, South Lake Tahoe, California
April 3rd 2010
The illuminated white stuff is not sand. It is SNOW! It is Easter eve in the Sierra's. We are sitting in the window of a favorite restaurant/bar, looking out at the frozen lake, taking… Read full post »
The box now long gone.
The one I kept hidden beneath all the others.
What it held inside was much more than its contents,
and looked like something of my mother's.
It could never be shown or worn,
Where did that come from, asked with… Read full post »