Saturday, January 31, 2004

keeping peace

Ignore the things that you don't like and embrace the things that you do.....In our life we all adjust to situations that just doesn't feel right or that we agree with.  Do we occomodate others so as to keep peace?  I tend to keep things to myself instead of speaking my mind at times because of that.  Am I considered too easy going or not caring?  I don't think so.  I think we all choose ahead of time how we want to react to something.  I choose to keep peace.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Morning, Noon & Night

 This book held my interest from the very beginning.  A very intriguing mystery that kept me captivated to the last page with love, deceit, hatred, power, greed and betrayal.  The twists and turns throughout the book kept me wondering as to what else would change the plot! 

Tuesday, January 27, 2004


Sometimes my loneliness engulfs me
and I can't see right in front of me.
I want to chase those feelings away
and replace them
with a caring warmth
that encircles me.
Someone turn on the lights.

Monday, January 26, 2004

Happy 17th Birthday Kelly!!

Here's Kelly on her 17th birthday!  She had a great day and enjoyed her birthday party with her family.  Her request was an icecream cake that consisted of chocolate cake,  mint  chocolate icecream and cream cheese icing.  It was so good!  Kelly is an intellegent beautiful girl that is growing up way too fast for her Mom.   She is the nicest daughter I could have ever hoped for.  Happy Birthday Kelly!  :)


  We went to the IMAX theater yesterday and saw Pulse.   The music was great and it showed the universal language of rhythm.  The film was guided by the performers of the off-broadway show STOMP.  They showed beautiful aerial views of New York, their city streets and the people jamming to the beat.  The rhythm  was addicting and I found myself moving in my seat the whole time. Everyone enjoyed it and I would have to say it was a success outing.  :)

Friday, January 23, 2004


Romeo:  "Has my heart loved 'till now?  Forswear it, sight!  For I never saw a true beauty 'till this night."

We have tickets to the 2004 Atlanta Ballet Ball at the Fox Theater on February 13th with the Romeo & Juliet performace.    Dinner is beforehand in the Eqyptian Ballroom and we are invited to the cast party after for dessert and dancing.  I have always wanted to see this onstage and can't wait!  This is truely the greatest love story ever written and of course my favorite from Shakespeare.  I hope to feel the passion, hatred, innocence and betrayal illuminated through the dance.   My only worry now is will my big kleenex box go with my cocktail dress?  lol

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

speculative glance

I've been sitting alone thinking.....wondering where this path of life will guide long will it take for me to see that there is nothing more that I could many more trails out there that need to be hiked and breathtaking views to absorb before I would say I've seen it many more nights will I lay and dream with vivid panorama scenes?   I imagine my love will continue to spread for the adventures given to me in my life.  As I sit here wondering,  I inhale the comfort set upon me by those thoughts....

captivating :)

Friday, January 16, 2004

Kid Rock




Once again this old song re-emerges by another artist.  Kid Rock has done a new video to go along with this song.  Those old favorites always come back by artists with new ideas in how they want to portray it.  He starts off a little country but goes heavy rock the rest of the way.   I would have to say that I love this song...enjoyed the video :)  ....and will continue searching and listening to music that inspires my days and relaxes my thoughts.

Listen :)  And if your curious, go search for the video to watch. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Staying positive

Today a decision was made.  I have finally made that call to the eye surgeon to have my cataracts removed.  I was shaking at the time with the thought of having this done.  I will be surprised if I go through with this but know that I will. The fear I have is very close by.  What comes to the surface of my mind is something that I have thought of since I was younger....the fear of loosing that sense.  What is beside that fear is the fact that my eyes have been open today to facts that moved me enough to make that call.  My main goal now is to keep the positive outlook that I have about everything else in my life and include know that this will benefit me...and to keep the negative thoughts out of my reach. 

What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?  Dr. Robert Schuller

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Hint of spring

What a great day it is outside!.  Hints of springtime are peeping through the trees and the warmth from the sun feels good.  I've just returned from helping the kids at school and each one brought with them smiling faces today.  Could it be that they too feel the change in the season?  Whatever it was the energy from them kept me smiling long after I left.  This is the kind of day that makes me want to stay outside frolicking beneath the sun.  I am patiently waiting for the birds to return to the feeders to watch them amuse the squirrels that have taken over their feeing trays. can't come soon enough. 

Saturday, January 10, 2004


"All people you meet here have one thing to teach you.  That there are no random acts.  That we are all connected.  That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind."  Mitch Albom - The five people you meet in heaven.

Since reading this book from Mitch Albom, I have reflected on those friends and strangers that have passed through my life.  I would have to say that I have always thought we meet each person for a reason.  Sometimes we know why, other times we never do find out.   We bring each experience of that contact of others with us and that forms the person who we are.  As I sat and visited a friend the other day who has been struggling for her life, I couldn't help but wonder why I met her shortly before her illness started a year ago.  Each time we met we would talk about anything and everything so easily....and it was like that the other day even though we both knew that time was running out.  Meeting her was no random act. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

This year

Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.  William Bridges

This new year will bring new situations to my life, new friends that will inspire my thoughts and new opportunities for me to improve my world through kindness, compassion and generosity.  I hope to enlighten those around me with something as simple as a smile and other times as complex as my thoughts.  My strenghts will help me along my way and hopefully I will work with and around my weaknesses.  I will bring to this year what seems like my never ending excitement and enthusiasum for the life that I have.  I will persist on this journey and enjoy every moment that is put in front of me and notice life at it's best with a smile on my face and continued warmth in my heart..... :) 

Friday, January 2, 2004


Did a short hike of 3 1/2 miles at Alatoona Lake on New Years Eve.  We hiked this trail before but never when the lake had been lowered.  I ended up going off the trail and walking where the water used to be.  It made for some interesting pictures.  The day was sunny, warm and quiet beneath the trees.  It is this kind of day that I feel most alive.  :)

Thursday, January 1, 2004


Our trip to Pittsburgh for our Christmas vacation was fun.  We enjoyed seeing all our relatives and also added our annual ski trip before we came home to Atlanta.  The time went fast, but we left with lots of memories.   I'm already planning the next road trip!