Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mom fighting cancer...

My mom has lung cancer. It moved quickly into her brain. Today they zapped the brain tumor without even a cut. It is called stereo-tatic radio surgery. She seemed to do well, but time will tell. They let me come in while she was getting prepped. It is hard to see your mom so vulnerable.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hubs and I needed a romantic weekend getaway.   So off we went to a nearby hotel for some Valentines celebrating. The hotel is home to two beautiful British Swans.  It added a lot to the romantic feel of the weekend since swans mate for life, and these two were so sweet to each other.

The roses were for Valentines Day and the tulips were for my birthday. Sweet hubby to do both for me.

Lovely Swan.

View from our floor.

Swans in their pond.

It was nice to have a change in routine and just spend some quiet time holding hands and talking about all sorts of things. I highly recommend it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Sunset, taken by me from my back yard . Happy Birthday to me today ! They really doesn't seem that exciting anymore, but what the heck. It is amazing to me how fast a sunset changes as you are standing there watching it unfold.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

fur baby

Angel, is my most photogenic dog. She has a face the camera loves. It is those soulful eyes I think, you can see the sweetness in them.

I'm just wondering how anyone could not be a dog one loves you like a pup. They always want a cuddle and are ready to chase the ball and sit in your lap all the while smiling up at you. They dont get in bad moods and love nothing better than to please you. Thats the way my pups are anyway.
I love to curl up in the covers on my big bed with both of them lying next to me while I read a book and watch out the window at the snow. It is a very peaceful and comforting moment ,and I could use more of those in my life lately.

Love you.....mean it.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

sky watcher

some pictures i took from back yard about a week ago.  i am always watching the sky and observing life around me. you....mean it.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

snow day in texas....

chillin it dog style

reluctant butterfly

play time

jolies perch but it looks like she has devil eyes.....ewwww...

Friday, January 21, 2011

My word for 2011

Most bloggers pick a word each year to be their word for the year.  After a lot of thought the word I picked for this year is "BELIEVE". I did it in caps, because that word for me is key. I realised this year that on many levels I don't really believe, I am capable of positive change concerning certain aspects of my life.  Mainly where my relationship with food is concerned. I have a unhealthy relationship with food sometimes. I say sometimes, because sometimes I eat pretty healthy, and don't overeat.
Sometimes I "use" food to distract and protect and comfort myself and food is supposed to be fuel for my body. I think it is okay to love food, to enjoy to cook and eat delicious food, however to use food to fill the gaps that are supposed to be filled emotionally only serves to make the use of food in this way harmful. I have failed so many times to make healthy changes where food is concerned in the past , but this year I am educating myself by reading many books on food issues, and treating myself gently where these issues are concerned. I think if I can learn to believe in myself and trust myself more, that I can once and for all, resolve this issue for me. Part of that process is educating myself on these issues and finding my own path to health and wellness. I'm about to be 57 years old on Valentines day and I am so ready to resolve this so I can live the rest of my life without this issue that has plagued me for so many years.


peace and blessings

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year

It's that time of year when we reflect on the past year and look hopefully to the coming one. Some of us make resolutions to make fantastic changes such as lose weight, quit smoking (if you do) work out more, or maybe pay off debts, or maybe just be a better person in general.
I don't usually make resolutions, but instead reflect on a few things I want to work on. Mine is my health. I have so many health issues and I am determined to help myself get better. Be my own health advocate as it were. I bought several new books to read and educate myself on making some changes towards better health. I need to learn what foods to eat, what supplements to take and what exercises for my condition. I am very tired of not feeling well and being sick. I am willing to do the work involved to move towards wellness. I think my very life may depend on it.

Love you...mean it,