Monday, July 27, 2009


Don't need to add too many words to the photos. I sure do love that summer produce.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


It appears that a couple of local neanderthals were released from their batting cages the other night. They proceeded to do “manly” things with their bats, proving to our rural neighborhood once again, that high levels of testosterone with alcohol and mailboxes do not mix

Why can't they just stick to t-ball??!!??

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Balance in life is very important. We are always hearing how we need to have a balanced checkbook, a balanced diet, a balanced budget, a balanced body, a balanced mind. Essentially be well-balanced. . . "BALANCE". . . Definitely don't want to be "imbalanced", which seems to scare everyone. So maintaining your "balance" is really important and not always so easy.

My husband lost his balance, which resulted in a visit to the ER and days in the ICU.
. .The ICU with all it's bells, whistles, bright lights and alarms is not exactly where you would choose to get your balance restored. It is a slow process.

I would have chosen a day at the spa or weekend on the beach or just keeping my balance!!!!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009


Just a few pics as I relax in my hotel at Lake Tahoe. Picture of tranquility and peace here. While just blocks away people are madly feeding the slot machines. I choose this winning landscape instead.

Friday, July 10, 2009


I was at the gym this morning and ran into my friend, Emily,(her name has been changed "to protect the guilty") in the locker room. She was worried about her husband cause he wasn't feeling so well and was having a lot of tests done. They are both in their mid eighties and their love for each other has weathered many storms of life. They are sooo active, usually working out for 2 hours at the gym. I tried to cheer her up with "do you still buy green bananas?", ha ha, but not having much luck. She suggested that we swim some laps. So the next thing I notice, is that her naked butt is heading out the door, she's holding a towel over her front and her swimming suit is in her other hand. I yelled at her that she might want to put on her suit before she got too far. . . She gasped and we erupted into howls of laughter, as in belly laughs. We couldn't look at each other the rest of the morning without breaking out into gales of laughter again. Just exactly what she needed.

Once again, laughter does the heart good like medicine!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Dal centro della mia vita venne una grande fontana. . .

English translation should be close to: “from the center of my life came a great fountain” or at least that is what I have been told. That is the feeling I had after leaving my friends in Canada. When I started my trip, I was so ready for some rest and relaxation. After a couple of months dealing with loss, grief and other family issues, I was definitely in need of some recharging. My batteries were pretty low, if not just about dead. I was in need of some CPR and a couple of shocks to the heart. It was just marvelous to see what therapy an infusion of laughter, hiking, camping, awesome scenery, gourmet meals, crazy friends, and more laughter did to renew my soul and spirit! Bungee shorts, rot gut, hot springs, pizza on the grill, reruns, ting-tings, aeromint bars, lakes, rivers, sunsets, sunrises. These were just a few of my favorite things.

“A merry heart does good like a medicine”. I am so grateful to my friends for giving me a maximum dose of “merry” until “from the center of my life came a great fountain, deep blue shadows on azure sea water”.