Tuesday, September 30, 2008
NEW ENGLAND/MA links:
~ http://www.festivalofthedead.com /
Of course we're not going to do everything here, there's just so much to look into and to chose from!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Just scroll down & look for "This Way For Autumn & Halloween!" in the right hand column."It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!"
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I started this scarf yesterday but didn't get very far today as you can see! Soon it'll be time to start making a chicken pot pie of sorts for dinner!
Supposedly we're supposed to get a Nor'Easter today - thought it should've been raining already. Up to 4 inches thru Saturday and lots of flooding, especially here on the coast. We'll see!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Little by little I'm getting things ready for Autumn and Halloween, both inside and out!
Right now I'm taking a rest on the couch watching The Great Pumpkin after having creamy tomato soup and a toasted bagel with melted sharp cheddar cheese for lunch! YUMMY! YUMMY! YUMMY! Hopefully I've got time for a nap before running out to pick up our nephew!
Tomorrow a Nor'Easter is headed our way and thru Friday we're supposed to get up to 4 inches of rain, especially here on the Coast!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Last Wednesday, Ceasar had an localized aggressive cancer tumor removed. He's in perfect health otherwise but unhappy with having to wear that collar! We brought him home at 7pm after the surgery and by 7am he was up, running around and chewing out his stitches! He pulled out more than half so back to the vet he went to get re-stitched and hence the collar! And he's got to wear it until 10/1 when he gets his stitches out!!!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
I likened this in a way to "Gratitude" journaling in that as I think of each one, I not only appreciate them but am thankful for having each experience!
Friday, September 19, 2008
The way Hubby talks softly & loving (& sometimes sexy!) in my ear each morning when he wakes
Watching a flowers 1st blooms open in my garden
A nice hot cup of tea when I've got a sore throat
A nice hot bath when I'm sick and/or in a lot of pain
When one of my favorite nephews called me Aunt Jo for the 1st time last week
The sight of the 1st Autumn and Halloween merchandise in the stores
When the 1st leaves begin to turn and the evenings get cool
The scent of wood smoke in the air, a light breeze rustling the trees and standing under a bright full moon
A book that I can't help but read as much as possible because it's so good but yet I purposely slow down towards the end because I'm sad for it to be over already
Cloudy cool days, all the windows and doors open wide, candles lit, no tv, no radio, sometimes the sound of the rain
My Little Pony!
Watching the movies Little Women, Fried Green Tomato's & Coal Miner's Daughter
Spooking myself watching scarey movie marathons in October for Halloween!
Knitting and finishing a scarf
Going to Cape May after Labor Day! (October's the best!)
Going up to my Sister-in-law's cabin in PA where there's no tv, no landline phone and spotty cell service!
A glass of wine and watching Sex and the City, Roseanne or Grace Under Fire re-runs
The pungent scent of the flowers in my garden on a stifling humid day
Learning a new knitting stitch
The first pansy's and petunia's out for sale in Spring at the foodstore and garden center
The 1st time, as Summer ends and Autumn begins, when I can have a cup of tea at any time of the day and not break a sweat drinking it!!!
Sitting out on the front porch or in the back yard, in amongst the flowers & butterflies, listening to the crickets & birds chirping!
In early Summer, stepping outside just as dusk begins and watching lightning bugs coming up from the grass, taking flight for the evening, blinking greenish lights everywhere you can see!
Relaxing at Panera w/their wonderful teas, pastries, soups and sandwiches - made even better when I'm there with my BFF's Gillian and Brenda!
Looking in the mirror and seeing that I look skinnier instead of being bloated and chubbed out!
Experiencing some place new with Hubby
Seeing my Grand Niece Emily's entire 1 yr old little face smile when she smiles and holding her!
Discovering the Halloween and Christmas Charlie Brown specials on TV while randomly flipping channels!!!
The scent (thru the whole house!) of brownies baking in the oven!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
The Weather Channel severe storm warning alert beep keeps sounding off every couple of minutes which honestly drives me nuts so I switched the channel!
The temps are supposed to drop and be in the 70s during the day and the 50s at night! Fall's a comin'!
We lost power for 2 hours yesterday because a pesky squirrel chewed thru a wire down the street - hope history doesn't repeat itself today with these storms!
HOLY !@#?!!! That bolt/ flash of lightning was so bright my eyes blinked! Storms tend to scare the ever living hell out of me! Good thing the laundry is already in the dryer and nearly done! (It will sit there till a break in the storm comes though!
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I'm feeling very lacking, stuck, stifled, defensive, restless, boring, can’t breathe, frustrated, tired of struggling, distracted, average, exhausted, stung, beaten, pointless, anything but independent, angry, guilty, restless, defeated, hurt, boxed in, choked, insignificant, overwhelmed, stiff, inferior, resentful, trapped, skittish, aimless, undermined, drifting, suffocated, hopeless, ungrounded, not confident, powerless, creatively constipated, unfocused, clueless, worthless, no grasp on time… I don’t feel like a person, like a whole human being. I feel hugely inadequate and put down.
I want to feel and be unique, creative, strong, sassy, confident, accomplished, together… Someone people gravitate towards! Awesome to be around!
Friday, September 05, 2008 2:13pm
I wrote the above the Sunday night before last, in bed, when I couldn’t sleep. While it’s a bit redundant, it’s what I’ve been feeling as of late. I don’t know what it is really. A BIG part of it has to do with my being stuck (again) in my writing (since our friends’ son passed away in July). Some of it has to do with the way Hubby has been making me feel (though it’s unintentional). Some of it has to do with the pressures of my Mom and worrying about her. If there’s anything else, I don’t really know! I can’t even read a book as of late! And I was so excited the week before last about going to MA! (Salem, Danvers and Concord). I still can’t wait to go but I feel like it’s buried!
If my life as it is now is all that it’s supposed to be, that’s fine, I just wish I knew for sure!