Tuesday, January 29, 2013

City Of Love

Nel has been very stressed out lately with work and other demands that have come her way.  Along with teaching, she has also taken on two other job responsibilities on top of that.  I want to tell her to try and stay focused, and soon she will be on her long awaited trip to Paris.

Where she will delight in the charming cafes there.

Look upon the amazing statues and museums.

And take in all the beautiful sites.

It won't be long, Nel, until you and this sparkling city meet again. 

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It will be everything you and your new husband every dreamed of.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Snow Day

A play date in the snow makes for a perfect day in January.  

This is beautiful Big Bear, California.

We strolled through the village

and captured a few shots.

And of course we made time for sledding!

A pleasant winter date...


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Nature Speaks To Me

Me and my husband have been taking long rides in the country lately.  We love the fresh air, the great pine and oak trees, listening to nature's song, and the peace that it brings.
It's usually hard to get a good image of deers as they quickly run away, but this one stopped, stood still, and let me take his picture.
These geese were all gathering at a nearby lake.  Do you know that geese mate for life?
I just wanted to hop on one of these horses and get the ride of my life.
This white pony was precious.  I have a thing for white horses.
nature is
calling me,
and it's
telling me
to stay.

Friday, January 18, 2013

A Splash of Color

For you, 

a touch of red

to brighten your day.

Now, I believe it's time for some fine red wine. 


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Create in me
a clean heart,
Oh God;
and renew a
right spirit
within me.
Psalm 51:10
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I hope the new year
is being kind to you.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Sights Down Town

There is a mural on a downtown street that always catches my eye every time I pass through, and the roses that are drawn on this wall always bring a smile to my face.

The painting covers the whole wall, and I think it's so striking.

"It is the immortal Love
that has beat his glorious
wings in the body and the
mind, the true source of
inspiration for all great
artists and their art."
~Joy Roy Choudhury
Have a great week, loves.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Missing You

On New Years Day,
five years ago,
my mom left this world,
and every January
I take a few days,
go off by myself,
and miss her dearly.

On a lighter note,
it's almost
Valentines Day,
and I bought some
of my favorite
Valentine chocolates.
This reminds me
of all the love I get
from each of you
every day.
I miss you mom,
and me and the girls
just wanted to say

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Scholarly Seating

I just wanted to share my favorite Christmas gift I received from my parents:

This chair is exceptionally comfortable and functional, and it looks darling in my living room

I am on my way to getting my teaching credential (read about my path here), and my new scholarly chair will provide me with support as I plan lessons, write papers, and study hard.

Best wishes to all who are returning (or have already returned) to work for the new year.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Keeping the Time

I've been feeling a bit pressed for time lately.

It seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done.

Do you ever feel the same?

So I decided to start keeping an extra supply of time on hand...

I plan to wind up my collection of clocks and display them all in my study where I do my work, but for now the time has stopped atop a few good books.

"I must govern the clock,
not be governed by it."
~Golda Meir~

May you spend many happy hours doing the things you love in the New Year!