One day at a time...

soaking up each and every one of them!

Cathy GF

Cathy GF
Location
Cardiff by the Sea, The Bay and The Lake, California,
Birthday
December 29
Title
Gypsy
Bio
Living the adventure of change...and the lessons along the way.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 5:36PM

He Took My Shoes

This is the continuation of "At River's Bend," written in mid-August, on my way back to San Francisco from Lake Tahoe. 

http://opensalon.com/blog/just_cathy/2010/08/17/at_rivers_bend

(if you care to read above first) 

What follows, are the continued imaginings of what may have occurred the… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 11:55PM

OS COMMENTARY - Diversity & Perspective

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 »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 11:11PM

"Wait for it"

No photos.

No visuals.

You've got to do this on your own.

Picture IT.

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 »

SEPTEMBER 5, 2010 12:51AM

Summer's End in Reflections

photoHow do we say goodbye to summer?
 
Though weeks ahead still whisper heat in the air, Indian summer nights and cool crisp lemonade in your glass, the unmistakable chill in the morning awakening, foretells the season's end.
 
Can't bear to see the sunlight fade into the early evening… Read full post »

 

Being dissed.

Dismissed.

Overlooked.

Unseen.

Less than.

Small.

Invisibile.

Unequipped.

Use to be.

Unrealized.

Minimized.

 

Compromised.

Achieved.

Recognized.

Summarized.

Often prized.

Publicized.

Capitalized.

Strategized.

 

Equalized.

Congratulated.

Tired eyes.

Tranquilized.

Categori… Read full post »

AUGUST 18, 2010 10:32AM

At River's Bend

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 »

AUGUST 4, 2010 3:16AM

Risque' Business

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.

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Bated breath.

What will she say?

For starters, we begin to know its existence when quite small and all knowing.Read full post »

JULY 27, 2010 11:49PM

NO ESCAPE

We see it all the time.

061124 Naughty cartoon of Adam & Eve 

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 baRead 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 theRead full post »

JULY 15, 2010 6:50PM

Ice Cream Weather Report

 

icecream 

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 »

 

untitled Graydon and Kylie kissing

 

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 »

JULY 12, 2010 2:30PM

Time and Time Again

photo  "And beasts of the field..." a lithograph in my cabin dated 1975.

 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 thisRead full post »

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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, univerRead full post »

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 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.

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 As the morning grew longer, that big cloud tookRead full post »

JUNE 25, 2010 2:31PM

"Some Days the Dragon Wins"

 

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Doe Grozs Art, New York Mural Artist

 

"Into each day some rain must fall."

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JUNE 20, 2010 2:16PM

HOW TO (know when it is time to) SAY GOODBYE

This is the story of how we found our dog.  More than that, it is the story of how "Nick" found us.

Nick in snow 11-21-09
 

"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 »

JUNE 13, 2010 1:55AM

LOOKING UP

untitled upsidedown Fred

 

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 »

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JUNE 8, 2010 7:21PM

"FLASHERS" I have known

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 toRead full post »

MAY 29, 2010 11:41AM

Does Aging Make Us Crazy?

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 »

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MAY 28, 2010 2:02PM

Big Gray's "Gorgonzola & Bacon Bonanza Burgers" (Plus)

Burger Recipes

 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 »

MAY 23, 2010 8:19PM

My Michele (with one "L")

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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 »

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APRIL 25, 2010 6:29PM

"They shoot horses, don't they?"

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 »

APRIL 4, 2010 1:27AM

Easter Interrupted

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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 »