Just a quick post to say we’re having a lovely, relaxing time out East. Unfortunately, we seem to be a couple weeks early for the fall foliage, which is a HUGE bummer to me, but what can ya do? The website I visited while planning this trip said peak was around Oct. 1. The woman we spoke with today on our drive to the “mountains” in Vermont said that they don’t really start changing til around Oct. 12 or so. Arg! (BTW, I say “mountains” because they are so much smaller than what we’re used to in CO. In fact, the highest peaks in MARead More →

Katy has declared this week’s SPF (Self Portrait Friday) theme to be cooking in your kitchen. These pics of me and Ava were taken last week while we made zucchini bread from the TONS of zucchinis we got from our garden this year. Ava loved to help mama stir the batter. She was a very good lil helper. She just needs a lil apron and she’d be all set. ;) Go check out everybody else cooking over on Dirty Days. OK, now I’m off for a week. Take care and be well! :) P.S. Don’t forget Metaphoric Monday – Shiver Me Timbers!

I haven’t felt very verbose lately. I’ve got things in my head that I’ve contemplated writing about, but have decided not to get into it, not in detail anyway. I will say that the guilty parties who had been “trolling” my site have come forward and apologized. I’m not sure whether we (I?) will be able move past this or not. They are women I’ve known for more than half of my life, and were my best friends in high school. We’ve taken different paths in life, we disagree on many issues, but I don’t know how to get over this. It doesn’t seem likeRead More →

Happy HNT (Half-Nekkid Thursday)! :-) I got my hair cut yesterday and it is this week’s HNT pic. Not quite as short as I wanted to go, but I am still happy with how it turned out. As part of the haircut, I got a scalp and shoulder massage and – oh my gawd – it couldn’t have come at a better time. After the crappy headache Tuesday and some other stuff that’s been stressing me out, it was sooooo much needed. I thought I was going to melt right into the chair. In fact, it made it easy for me to practice some groundingRead More →

I woke up with a headache today which has gotten worse as the day progressed. Ever want to put your head in a vice and squeeze it til it pops? That’s how I feel right now. Arg. At least I’m not puking too as I have in the past with my migraines. Gotta be thankful for small favors, right? ::groan:: Wake me up when it’s over.

It has now been nearly four weeks since the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. I had not yet posted on this topic because I felt ill-equipped to comment on it. I don’t live near any of the affected areas, I don’t personally know anyone who was there. I only know what I see on the news or read on the internet, which I have to admit, hasn’t been a lot because I rarely watch the news and I haven’t been seeking it out on the internet until recently. Immediately after the devastation, there was talk on several of my message boards – people wanting to helpRead More →