Tuesday, November 30, 2010


ALWAYS LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM IN YOUR LIFE TO DO SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY, SATISFIED, OR EVEN JOYOUS. paul hawkin. Today I had coffee with my sister something that makes me happy. I had greek yogurt with raspberries another thing that makes me happy. What did you to add joy and happiness to your life today?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Touching Heaven

TO SPEAK GRATITUDE IS COURTEOUS AND PLEASANT, TO ENACT GRATITUDE IS GENEROUS AND NOBLE, BUT TO LIVE GRATITUDE IS TO TOUCH HEAVEN. johannes a. gaertner. I hope you are all touching a little heaven this Thanksgiving- all my love to you Lorrie

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Precious time

The hours in the day are short this time of year and daylight is precious. I feel that way about life a little bit, time is precious. It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and that means Christmas is right around the corner. It is also the time of year that my birthday arrives and all these events put me in a dizzy spinning mood. There are changes in the air this year in our family. My mom has been going through some difficult times and has had to make some adjustments in her life style. It has included much family effort especially that of my sister. I am going there the week-end of Thanksgiving to offer love and support, I am anxious to see the changes that have taken place. Change is difficult and hard to maintain. Getting old is not easy, there is no instruction manuel and it is hard to know if the decisions one makes are the correct ones. I am hoping that these changes my mother is making will make for some happy golden years, time is precious and I want to experience the best that we can. So far my mother is happy and motivated and I am grateful.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Visiting the Mojave

I've been away from my blog for a few days. Visiting the desert and having a good time. Time slows way down during my days in the desert and I got to spend time watching the sun move across the sky. This time of year the sun barely gets up before it starts to set and it tends to make me feel lazy all day. Light is always filtered and golden. Penny Penny and I went on several walks during our time in the desert. There is not much to see this time of year, everything is sleeping or getting ready for sleep. Colors are washed out, muted, dusty. But still we enjoyed the peace and quiet. I did notice that there has been rain in the washes and reading the local paper it predicts that there will be a beautiful spring of desert flowers. It will be fun to return in the spring and see the differences.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

High Sierra

Still wishing I was in the Alabama Hills I relived the atmosphere by watching one of my favorite old movies last night. I'm an old movie buff and love the old film noir crime dramas of the 40s. This move called "High Sierra" as quoted from wikipedia "features Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart and was directed by Raoul Walsh on location at Whitney Portal halfway up Mt. Whitney". There is a little trailer of it you can watch on youtube herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7kny3itNYQ. I believe you could also rent the movie on Netflix if you are interested. I have an entire collection of old black and white movies and love to watch them and have them as back ground noise as I am working around the the house. Something that takes me back to a comfortable time visiting my grandmother when I was a child and staying up late at night watching old movies on tv. It reminds me of good times. I hope you all have a good weekend and are enjoying the fall weather.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Moving Bambi

It has been quiet in our home, we have been out of town. Moving our trailer from the summer mountains to the winter desert. It is a trek we make twice a year and usually occurs in the fall around Halloween. We travel with our trailer a distance of approx. 400 miles and do it over a 3 day period. It is not to difficult but we go over many mountain passes and travel through stretches of highway that can be very windy and gusty. Half way through the trip we stay in an area called the Alabama Hills, I love it there. It is at the base of Mt. Whitney, full of rocks and boulders and wonderful little roads that lead to no where. We spent 2 days there this year and I was very happy so was Penny and that is something! During the time there I spent many a moment walking and wandering just getting lost in the largeness of the place. I was allowing problems at home to become very large and it was important for me to spend some quality time with nature to realize the size and importance of myself in the grand scheme of things. The peace and quiet was good medicine for me.