Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
I bought an aquarium DVD with beautiful options, fish and sound!
The sun is shining and the snow is melting at my little house in the woods (this is the lake nearby). My muse Gautami at http://firmlyrooted.blogspot.com/has challenged me to do a 10 to 10. Ten verses about me to get me writing again. I've been procrastinating by sneaking out of town to see TK. No more excuses for me as I enter a very hectic week...woohoo!
A cute outfit, make-up and hair
transforms me from the outside in.
Bringing forth my inner diva
confidant enthusiasm ensues.
I need order to rule the day
or clutter and chaos overwhelms.
Multi tasking is a gift as I
try to stay ahead of the game.
Laughter comes easily
infectious and odd.
The simplest things can
make me laugh until I cry.
Animals are gifts from God
they teach me about love.
I can’t imagine a heaven
My strength has been tested
as I look to the past.
Knowing I would not change
a thing brings peace at last.
People can be so self-absorbed
and yet I will not provoke.
Speaking my truth just brings
I see real from fake like
a sixth sense and call it.
I often stick my foot in my
mouth by just being real.
Camping takes me back
to the best of times.
Fishing beside my grandpa
taking in the pines.
Movies take me out of my world
into a realm of different realities.
Teaching and entertaining
while making time stand still.
Love has given me life
when I thought love was done.
It resuscitated me into a fighter
showing me I am far from done.
This was really hard and I rushed it but it's completed. I hope it was not supposed to flow because it doesn't. ;)
He missed his gramy more than I thought he would and he gets around just fine. We got him a teddy bear with a cast, holding a heart with our picture in it. He loved it! I got to read him a book for the first time and when he noticed I had trouble turning the pages he helped me...awww! He was charming and so into kisses and hugs. What a huge pick me up!
My legs are smooth and Dave trimmed and dyed my hair. Dave and I took the dog shaver to his head and he is no longer shaggy. LOL My new house-cleaner was a bust, again (2nd try) but they are coming back for free. :)
I've got my brother coming on Wed. to house sit while we fly to WA to meet our new grandson Warrick on Friday. Dimitri will have his 3rd birthday party while we're there. My brother's birthday is on Valentine's Day so Tahoe here we come! I'll bring back lots of pictures when I return to my computer Tuesday.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! XXOO
Created by Tammy Brierly at 3:54 PM
Thursday, February 07, 2008
I have been in a funk for days and have anesthetized myself with mind numbing TV. It's not the beautiful snow or even cabin fever but the backlash of small changes from the move. I have always embraced change but as I've gotten older the adjustment period seems to be lasting longer. The new house was an easy adjustment to make but I'm finding that it's the smaller changes that are pulling me down. Moving right before winter did not help.
I used to have time with Dave in the evenings, a hairdresser, mobile dog groomer, housekeeper, family and visitors at the old house. Currently Dave has until 12:30pm to make a fire, get breakfast, feed animals, shower, make lunch and dinner for us both. He gets home at 10:00pm and I'm ready for bed because I need a certain amount of hours of sleep each night. I know this schedule is only until school is out but it gets real lonely.
My hair is now overgrown and the grey is taking over, my dog looks like a dirty dust mop, cleaning services won't come out in the snow, family and friends are now far away. Winter is my hibernation time and I love it but I have lost control of some of the few things I still had control over. I need to regain control over my environment to get prepared for summer. That is actually the hardest time of year for me because I want to get out there and play more than I'm able to. No one takes your control away, you give it away and only you can take it back.
The sun came out so I got a house cleaning estimate and she knows of a mobile dog groomer. I shaved a section of my eyebrow off (shaky hands) so I picked up an eyebrow pencil and hair dye at Longs. I might even shave my hairy, dry legs to bust out of these doldrums. I must get out of my jammies and find that bra!
The part I really miss is human contact and I can't fix that until spring. We are flying to WA to see Dave's daughters family on the 15th which will be fun. Dave will work days this summer and that will help the most but I need to go meet me some neighbors. Dave suggested bingo...not!
I had a slight set back with a simple phone call.
Created by Tammy Brierly at 2:33 PM