Saturday, February 20, 2010


This little statue sat under a tree outside the dining hall. She is holding a bird in her hand and every time I would walk by it would make me smile... I go on a retreat of Celtic spirituality every year. It is so nice to get away and be totally "unplugged" for a few days. No computer, no TV, no radio, I get very poor cell coverage where this retreat is held so my phone usually sits in my room and I only check it in the evenings. Usually we bring a portable labyrinth with us (it is painted on cloth) but this year we didn't because it was so wet. However, there is a creek that borders the property, a pond, and plenty of space for meditative walking. It is so peaceful there.

I come home rested, relaxed, refreshed and then go back to work and it all hits you in the face again... I have been working 14+ hours a day all week (and am working this morning)... I know that it won't last forever (the long work hours) but how do you maintain that feeling when life is slapping you in the face?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love the view

I love when the clouds are down around the top of the mountains... I would love to be up in them. I'll have to research this particular range and see what trails are available. I have no recollection of ever being inside a cloud before (other than on a plane :)) I have this idea that it would be a neat experience, reality is it is probably just damp and cold -haha.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Show and Tell

Well, I heard from Blackbird that we should post our refrigerators today. So here is mine...

Very crowded.. and basically - well, a mess. I did not take a photo of the outside. If I did, it would be covered with a bunch of magnets and various bits of papers, and a few photos. I really need to clean my fridge, perhaps I will now that I have shown off its messiness - haha. I probably should have just cleaned it first :)

Monday, February 1, 2010


Haiti Still Needs Our Help

Friends, family, bloggie folk - I love you all. Thanks for the smiles, laughs, and yes, tears along the way. I would not be who I am on this day if it were not for you. For the 'real life' folks who inspire me, challenge me, make me laugh, give me hugs and are just always there, and for the 'blog life' folks who inspire me, challenge, me, make me laugh, and make me cry. All of you call me to be a better person daily. I hope all of you make your life count - be the best you that you can be every day. Root for the underdog - you may be the only cheering section that they have.

Why am I writing this? Because of Heidi Swift over at gritandglimmer. She reminds us that Haiti still needs our help, and will for a long time to come. She is donating .10 for every post about this, and giving people an opportunity to win a donation to Haiti through a charity of your choice. Please click over and read Heidi's plea and please be sure to tell your loved ones how much you love them today - because really - life is too short not to.
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