Friday, November 28, 2008

for lola

i still amazes me that with the internet we can now reach across the world and touch people we would have never met. what a wonderful way to meet new friends and connect with kindred souls. lola recently left a comment on my blog about her own loss of a loved one. when i read this today, lola, i thought of you:

this being human is a guest house.

every morning a new arrival.

a joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes as an

unexpected visitor.

welcome and entertain them all!

even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who sweep

your house empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

he may be clearing you out for some new delight.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

happy thanksgiving

i have many things to be thankful for this thanksgiving...........i'm thankful i have a warm house to live in........i'm thankful i have a job.........i'm thankful for my health..........i'm thankful for the food that graces my table........i'm thankful for good friends and family...........i never thought i'd be thankful for alzheimers but i'm thankful my mother has alzheimers so she isn't aware that she's dying of lung cancer.........thank you lord.....for all my many blessings.

i hope you and yours have a safe and happy thanksgiving.

Monday, November 24, 2008

bent objects

i love terry border's sense of humor!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


it seems like everything we do anymore needs a password. i've got most of mine on a sheet of paper in my eyeglass case.......i simply can't remember which one is for what and need a little prompting! i know we shouldn't carry them around but i'm always needing them and i don't write down the ones that involve use of my megabucks (yeah, right!). i stumbled across this password organizer on what a great idea. they've got some fun gifts if you're looking for something a little quirky.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

a sad anniversary

this was always my favorite picture. i can't believe you've been gone twenty three years now...... so many memories......i miss you my space cowboy.

Monday, November 17, 2008

jeanie tomanek

i find jeanie tomanek's work hauntingly beautiful. this one is called "weight of wings". when i look at this i see how always trying to do the right thing weighs the figure down.

Friday, November 14, 2008

nicoletta ceccoli

i enjoyed perusing the works of illustrator nicoletta ceccoli.

after uploading the pictures that caught my attention i realized they're about "the birds and the bees"...................hmmmmmmmmm...........where has my subconscious been?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

the civilized butler

it's not likely i'll ever see the day that i have a butler.......not a real one anyway. so.....when i saw this in the new signals catalog i decided i HAD to have it. i'm a great fan of british comedy and love jeeves and wooster. i have to tell ya.....i'm actually looking forward to being awakened in the mornings! it starts out with gentle bird sounds then the butler coughs....discreetly....and proceeds to inform me of some important event that i need to attend to for the day. it's got six months worth of different messages before it begins again. he will also give me a relaxation countdown at bedtime. my own butler.......imagine that!

check out the signals online catalog for your own butler.

Monday, November 10, 2008

stress buster

love these!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

'nother bucolic saturday

what a wonderful fall day! finally....there's a crispness in the air. the wind's been gusting all day..... showering leaves across the yard.....whispering.....whispering........"enjoy the remains of the season for bleakness.....and cold......and darkness soon follow"." he who must be obeyed" and myself took a stroll around the grounds checking out the sights.

the guys out in the pasture beat feet up to the fence in hopes of getting a few apples.

they're not the only ones with a taste for apples. i'm veeeery respectful of these visitors when sharing with the sheep.

we had an especially bountiful crop this year so there's enough for everyone.

what 's wrong with the clock on saturdays that she feels the need to make haste thru the hours....burning the day with abandon? slow down...speeding timepiece.....slow down....for i wish to savor this day..... and all her gifts.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

ketzelphotography's crows

i love the crow photos at ketzelphotograpy's etsy shop!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008