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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Absolute Joy

I can't begin to express the joy I feel talking to my daughter. At least when she sounds rested. She now has 2 young children. Rest would be a treat. To all mothers out there. Sleep as much as you can. You need it.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Just another day

I'm going to the doctor today. Such fun. He really is fun. He has a Corgi dog too and I love joking with him. Anyway, I've been living with this problem long enough. Time to fix it.

It is supposed to be in the upper 80's here today. The weather people post all of the weather info and they often include what the average temps are for the day. We seem to be either way over or way under so far this year. 2 summers ago we were fighting drought. Last summer/year we had 14 inches of rain over the average. This year we are back in drought mode. Is it any wonder the farmers are having a hard time?

This summer promises to be more upbeat than last year. We were significantly underfunded last year and passed on many opportunities to do things because of the cost. This summer, we are slightly more comfortable. Therefore the mountains will see much more of me. As will the lake. The place we go in the mountains is similar to the main roads of the Smokies. However, there are lots of gravel and dirt trails we take. We took the truck up there many times. It is 4 wheel drive so no getting stuck. Last year the streams, rivers, and small lakes were at an all time high with the extra rain we got. The leaves were dark green, the water was moving quickly, and the sounds of the water and the fauna made our trips so enchanting. I could go there once a week and never get tired of it.

My girls live in Florida now. I guess in the future I will get a chance to compare how relaxed I get at the beach to how relaxed I get in the mountains. Sounds like fun!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

This is the day

I drove out to the lake today to visit a friend. I love good conversation with good friends. It has been a beautiful day and I was happy to relax and gab a bit. And as an added pleasure I was treated to some of the most beautiful wild roses I have ever seen growing along the road. Of course, here in Tennessee there are lots of wild flowers, hence the allergies. But this seems to be a banner year for the wild roses. I saw 4 different colors. I wished I had my camera or some scissors. And in addition there were huge bunches of purple sweet peas. I could have made such a terrific bouquet.

My friend has a camper on the lake during the summer months. We sat inside because I wasn't really dressed for sun but there are chairs that face the lake and a pair of binoculars. The geese are there but there weren't many people boating. The water is still a bit chilly. East Tennessee has some of the prettiest lakes anywhere. It was nice to be there and relax.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Today I am grateful for





The future


My life-all of it.

Monday, May 17, 2010

In love

I have fallen in love with this dress. Of course I couldn't wear it but the colors and the print are so Spring. I would love to have a huge piece of the material to make something for me. That, color, is what really moves me.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Just another day

It is Wednesday. I am trying to recuperate from a disastrous Mother's Day Weekend. I am way too old for this. Upset is mind numbing when there is no answer.

This week we have had a lot of overcast. There have been few rain showers which I love. Dark days are great when there has been tons of sun. But not when I need the sun to perk me up.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

what a day!!!!!!!

Today I love: the cutest little 6 pound baby horse.

Today I love: a no dino riding sign

Today I am concerned for the folks in west Tennessee and the surrounding areas that have lost loved ones to the weather.

Today I am being blown all over the place when I go outside. It is downright hot, muggy, and windy. What a combination!

Today I am one day closer to Medicare. Thank goodness.

Today I don't love: the people who drive and talk on the phone. They don't do either thing very well.
being fat and out of shape.

trying on swimsuits.


people who say bad things about politicians but who have no idea how to do their jobs better.

the economy. But I have hope.

And today I love the Creagers: their work and their world. I am so glad Jodi shares.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

It is the first day of May

Today I love: this bunny who lives in England and is the largest in the world. What I don't love is the fact that his 59 year old owner had a bunch of plastic surgery to get more attention than the bunny. Score one for the bunny.

Today I love: Nox Arcana's Album "Darklore Manor". It is dark and Halloweeny but very relaxing.

Today I love: The rain that is coming this weekend to water my new grass in the backyard.

Today on my list of nasties:
Cheating men
Rampant consumerism
Yellow vehicles except school buses
Living in the past
People who hold grudges
Dirty Windows, (I need to clean mine)

Today, I appreciate having a format to give my opinion. No one else is listening.