Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone

Doug and Jerry at our house ... Christmas Eve 2009.
Jessie & her mom, Mary.
Judy Lynn, John, Mayda, Jessie & Mary
My back yard chickens ... looking GOOD! {Notice the orb inside my chicken coop}. LOL
My kids, left-to-right: Christina, Joanna, daughter-in-law Skye & Gregory.
Artemis (Santa Pug) my forever shadow.

Friday, December 18, 2009


2012 prophecy is dangerous & interesting at the same time. At any given moment Earth could spontaneously explode sending blood and guts splattering everywhere. Of course, it will never really happen. That's what makes life so boring. At times it's dull, repetitive, & tedious. Thus we imagine even more Armageddon scenarios and feel revived talking about it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Worst Christmas Party Ever

I just got home from the absolutely DUMBEST holiday party ever. The host would read a riddle and guests were supposed to guess, from her clues, what was hidden inside a wrapped holiday box.

It might have been an alright game if the riddles had made any sense. Meanwhile, clues the game master provided for a pair of safety goggles included the hint that they were something "you played with as a child."
{{?Safety goggles?}} Yep!

Another ridiculous example for the horrid riddles (giving false info): "You can only use this item in ONE place. It is often used during road-side emergencies to warn other drivers of a hazard."

Answer: (if you're thinking emergency FLAIR -- you're WRONG) The only answer they allowed: helmet-flashlight!

I actually sat through more dreadful and irrelevant "riddles" like that. The evening became SO-o-o-o-o-o-o-o outrageously hysterical because of it. (Sadly, such was NOT the host's intent.)

OTHER PARTY TABOOS??? There weren't even enough chairs for everyone to sit down!!! Arrrrrrrghhhhhh.

Other people at our table kept allowing their unruly children to stand on the metal folding chairs. I kept worrying about the possibility that a chair could collapse and a child might get hurt. The parents also argued with each other about what one parent had told their daughter to do or not do. Bleh.

I'm laughing about it NOW-w-w-w-w but it's a while after I made Doug attend this party with me; and he was previously so tired from an extra long day at work.

{Very sorry Doug.}

Monday, December 14, 2009

Forks Washington Photos

My nephew Thaddeus took these photos of Forks, Washington. They look so peaceful to me. You can see why Stephenie Meyer would pick this typically overcast location for her vampire series the Twilight novels.

Just stare at the photos for a while and you'll begin to feel more peaceful; your heart rate will go down. Gotta love the Forks River shot that Thad took, bottom photo.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

One Nation Under Friggin' Cold Weather!

It's so cold outside right now. 15* F here in the greater Seattle area (breaking records) but it's eerily DRY so it doesn't feel quite THAT cold (not like a wet-cold). Even still, I've been worried about Dougs and my outdoor pets so I added a SECOND heat lamp to the enclosed chicken coup. All animals were fed a hot baked potato this morning and given hot tap water to drink this blistery cold day (as usual when it's more than chilly).

Watching the weather station this morning I realize other states are snow-bound, flooded, and suffering ice storms. I'm so thankful I'm not living THERE right now.

Here's a fun exchange I had on FaceBook this morning . . . {{Gotta love my FaceBook friends}}

SunTiger Xo I rock. I may not BE a rock, emotionally, but I rock just the same. I may not sing rock music. I may not be handsome as was Rock Hudson. I'm not nearly funny as is Chris Rock. But I can certainly sway back and forth (you know: ROCK, with my arms cradled around myself). LOL

10 hours ago · ·
Christine Harrelson
Christine Harrelson
Some people don't find Chris Rock very funny. So, you might be as or more, depending on the opinion :) Hey, are you as gay as Rock Hudson?
10 hours ago · Delete
Diane Heidt
Diane Heidt
You rock, my friend! I knew it all along! :-)
10 hours ago · Delete
Gail Bixler-Lafavers
Gail Bixler-Lafavers
You DO Rrrrrrrrrock!
9 hours ago · Delete
Sue Hericz Hagan
Sue Hericz Hagan
I think you ROCK!
2 hours ago · Delete
Lenn Waters
Lenn Waters
I think you rock too!!!
about an hour ago · Delete
Michelle Corbett
Michelle Corbett
Maybe you should put on "Jingle Bell Rock" and rock to it! Hope your day rocks!
59 minutes ago · Delete
SunTiger Xo
SunTiger Xo
Christine ~ I'ml 100% gay about my love life. :-D

Diane ~ Ahhhhh. Thank you!

Gail ~ Wow. Two of you said that now. THANKS!!!

Sue ~ You make THREE people who think I rock (seriously rocking now).

Lenn ~ OMG. Really? FOUR people on this planet think I rock. I really MUST rock!

Michelle ~ All these awesome comments? My day totally DOES rock. Thank you!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Moving Onward & Upward {Like The Fool}

Life-time struggle. I finally just gave up. I'm going a different direction -- just to fully "Be" without being near someone I love who continually bosses. No longer am I swimming that up-stream battle-tide (when maintaining my ideal means consistently banging against the most incorrigible personalities). Making that decision to move on feels so much better. Finally. {{I was insane to keep such relationships going for so long. Stupid ideals. Expecting a different reaction by repeatedly loving (doing the same thing) is just crazy}}.

Funny how - regardless of how much self analysis I do -- I'm always finding aspects of myself that need to improve. "Letting go" of something that doesn't work is sometimes very difficult.

I'm sending distant Reiki ... asking the Universe to heal relationships without me needing to be present; in the muck.

Time to do as this Tarot Card suggests. Move ahead in faith, like The Fool, trusting to experience a better tomorrow.