Saturday, November 29, 2003

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's been here like an echo between my space and time....this feeling that I will stay until I can't hold it anymore, it follows me.....ready to greet me in the day, and surround me at night...time doesn't seem to erase.......

Friday, November 28, 2003

Yesterday's pictures

A lot of activities yesterday in our household.  Besides the cooking of Tom in the oven we enjoyed spending time together as a family.  Had a pool tournament and lost some money.  Today I think I won't gamble as much as 5 bucks a game like yesterday! lol  We watched the "Hulk" movie together and apparently that consisted of beating up the blown up Hulk that Brian owns.  Is that a guy thing??  The rubik's cube was done 3 times from my engineer husband who impressed the kids each time. How did he have so much time on his hands ??   Today we will fight the crowds at the malls as is tradition....I want to change that, but it seems my daughter is against it. I will have to look at it as quality time with her instead of quality time with a zillion of other people!  


Thursday, November 27, 2003


This day inspires thoughts of so many things and I wonder how I will ever bring this to clarity.  I feel as though being grateful is such small words to say for such a life that I have.  My surroundings seem to brighten with every day and my excitement never ceases to end.  To have all of this and realize the impact can only enhance my world for the better. 

Today I will give thanks for every breath that goes through me...for it is in this time that my senses are attuned to all things around me....and that in turn makes me smile.  :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2003


You see things; and you say, "Why?"  But I dream things that never where; and I say, "Why not?"  George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes my dreams are so vivid that it is almost as though it really happened in my daily life.  I wake up compelled to figure things out and think of why I would possibly dream what I do.  Often I feel that it is a reflection of my true inner feelings....feelings that are kept inside for safe keeping.  Feelings that if brought out would only complicate my own idenity.   

Saturday, November 22, 2003


What a beautiful sunny autumn day! We decided to take a picnic lunch and hike Vineyard Mountain trail near the Allatoona Dam.  It was a steep hike straight up the mountain but it felt good!  I love taking advantage of one more day playing in the sun when the temperature goes above normal like it was today.  Now if I only could have convinced my hiking crew to stay and camp the night!  They can only take so much I guess.  lol

Kelly's first concert

Kelly and I went to the John Mayer concert last night at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta.  He put on a great concert and played for 2 1/2 hours!  The place was packed, the people were excited and the music was awesome.  The picture above was taken just before we left as we were filled with anticipation of having a good time. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2003


"Why should we refuse happiness this hour gives us, because some other hour might take it away?"   John Hobbes

Sometimes I am speechless with the happenings in my life... I am captivated and not sure which way to's presence still lingers when I am alone...

Varsity Basketball

Kelly had her first basketball  game at the varsity level tonight.  The gym was packed with kids, parents and police officers!  Should be an interesting year.  With her having 2-3 games a week it should also be an busy year.  Her position is shooting guard and she is a great 3 point shooter.  Her coach yells if she only shoots 2 pointers. ?  What fun this year is going to be.  lol

Sunday, November 16, 2003

I would be lost if I looked into those I sit and I glance away.  He smiles and grabs me with his eyes and I know things will never be the same.  How sweet it must feel to have this each warm it would make me feel.  So I sit and I glance and wonder each time if I dare feel this once again...


Thursday, November 13, 2003

"A loving person lives in a loving world.  A hostile person lives in a hostile world.   Everyone you meet is your mirror."  Ken Keyes Jr. , Handbook of Higher Consciousness 

My son will be visiting this weekend!  It's been a month since he's been home and I will have to say I can't wait.   His birthday is soon and he will be 19.  Seems like just yesterday that we were in this picture booth taking candid shots. We looked like kids ourselves!

Received another letter from the IRS yesterday.  Apparently it wasn't over after we paid thousands more like they asked.  Seems that we have a refund of .95 to be exact.!?  They won't mail the refund unless we ask for it... that is a letter with a .37 stamp on it just to get .95.  Are they ridiculous or what?  Maybe they should have figured the exact amount at the beginning when they came after it!  lol


Monday, November 10, 2003

racing mind

"No one knows what it's like to the bad man, to be the sad man, behind blue eyes....

My mind races as to what I have to get done today....I need to go walking to  put all this in order.  The sun is shining brightly and it will keep me smiling once again through the day.  Maybe shuffling my tasks will create a whimsical day....yes, I think I will go against the norm...

......But my dreams, they aren't as empty, as my conscience seems to be...No one knows what it's like to feel these feelings, like I do...."

Behind blue eyes video

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Small jobs

     "Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.  Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.  If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will take care of themselves."  Dale Carnegie

Sometimes I need to read this often to make what I do seem worthwhile.  And I wonder why there is doubt....but I have the confidence to overcome... confidence that is quiet....calmly persistent and effective.  It has the strength to be kind,and the courage to be truthful. It is the result of how I choose to live my life.  So why then do I need to read this often?.......

Sunday, November 2, 2003

The weekend

A gorgeous weekend this was!  I spent hours paddling my canoe in tranquillity at the lake.  The sunset was breathtaking....... I arose 6:45am for a sole trip to capture the sunrise and fell upon the most peaceful time spent on the lake.  The water was still, the fog laid low and the quiet was just right. 

"True silence is the rest of the mind, it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourisment and refreshment"  William Penn