Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I love this look! 
There is something really homey, cozy about it.  Love the crochet & the big flower!  Just makes me feel good!
I don't always fit other people's mold, but I love what I love.  It's good!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26th

October 26th:  my son, Scott's, birthday.

23 yrs old today.  Yep, I remember that day he was born, physically, as well as mentally and emotionally.  Driving to the hospital, taking his brother to Grammie's house for the night.  By the time we finished the drive, 10 miles, to the hospital, I could not have handled one more right or left turn in that car.  Straight was okay for a few minutes more, but no more turns!  The arrival at the hospital was a whirlwind of activity and within 30 minutes I was gazing into his eyes!
He drove to the motorhome this morning and we went to lunch together, then spent the afternoon together.  I'm so happy to be here in the area to spend time with him.  He is a loving man that, even though he's not a touchy, feely sort, he lets you know that he loves you.  Such a blessing.

October 26th:  my brother's birthday.

This particular brother, who is the closest in age to me, has always been so very supportive of me.  He hasn't always been in touch (I haven't either), but I've always known that when things got really hard, I could count on him when he absolutely needed to be there.  I so appreciate him (and his wife, Marcia).  They have been good to me.  :)
I called him tonight to razz him about being old (older than me :)  He expects it by now.  He calls me a punk.  Next year is a big one for him and I, naturally, will, without a doubt, continue to harrass him.  What is a little sister for after all???

October 26th, my mother's birthday.

True, she didn't see this one with us.  Hard to believe for me.  Even when she was struggling, I still told myself that she would make it through it, again.   It's been a strange day in that respect.  I miss her.  I find that when I was looking for cards for my son & brother, I thought to look for a card for her.  So many little things I would have found for her.  I think so often of things to tell her that she would crack up over.  I haven't dialed her phone number, but have thought to call her many times.  I know that so many people know this feeling already, but it's new to me. 
After a weekend of really rainy weather, today was cool, but sunny, and considering that we are going to scatter her ashes on Saturday (weather will be rainy again), I thought about what a good day today would have been for that.  But as it is my son's & brother's birthdays as well, I'm sure they would not want to remember this event with their birthday.  We'll hope for a ray of sunshine at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Who will be next in the family to have a birthday on this day?  Who can tell???

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rainy Sunday

It has been raining steadily for about 20 hours now.  The clouds are low in the redwoods, and there is a riverlet of water running down the asphalt in front of the motorhome.
Ordinarily, this much rain could produce some cabin fever or a bout of melancholy.  But this is the kind of rain that we dreamed of in Arizona.  Having grown up in this area of CA, this is what I'm used to in the winter; a steady rain that seems to go on and on. 
This makes me happy today.  All cozied up in our little metal house on wheels, two warm dogs stretched out across the floor, and Hubby content to relax today.  The only thing that would make it even better would be a big pot of Chicken Tortilla Stew slowly cooking on the stove.   I'll be planning that the next storm that comes through.  :)
I've pulled out some yarn that I brought with me and crocheted myself a warm, fluffy scarf to wear when we go out on the boat to scatter my Mom's ashes on Saturday.  It'll probably be raining then too.  I've also unpacked some knitting needles to play around with today, just to see if I remember how to knit.  A perfect day for it.  I used to knit quite a bit back in the 70's.  And bake bread from scratch.  In high school I had dreams of living in a little house tucked deep in the redwoods, being a little earth mama.  As I grew older I realized that a little house tucked deep in the redwoods is a very dark house.  And I LOVE windows and light!  Maybe that's why I love this motorhome so all the way around and plenty of light.
Anyway, I'm trying hard not to do too much thinking about anything of importance today.  Just enjoy the patter of rain on the roof and the contentment within. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cute Alert

When I woke up a couple of days ago, it was cold and kind of drizzly.  A day to hunker down in the motorhome with a good book.
Well, I looked out the window mid morning and was just delighted to see this!
And this.
How stinkin' cute is that! Just out walkin' their bunnies.  Turns out there were three children in the family, each with their own bunny. Pretty perfect for a motorhome, don't you think?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday My Town Shootout

This weeks theme is CHAIRS!  I didn't think I had anything for this one until I remembered this photo taken a couple of days ago at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
These are Sea Swings!
The Boardwalk was closed at the time, but when it's open, this ride is packed with people flying wildly around!
Have a great weekend!

Fantastic Friday

I'm going to a huge quilt show in Santa Clara today with my wonderful friend, Janice.  800 quilts & 160 vendors!  Can you imagine it?  In a convention center chock full of creativity and magic.
Janice wants a huge pile of quilts to roll around in and will request that it be offered at the show next year.  I want to get lost in beautiful fabric and dreams of what they can become.
Hubby is happy he doesn't have to go.  :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday's Beach Day

Does this cement ship look familiar?  It was the header photo on my old blog, from the other side of the ship.  This is the beach where we spent so much time when we lived here before; Seacliff Beach. 
We got married on this beach.
Hubby and I got down to the beach around 8 a.m., worried that all of the covered picnic tables would be taken.  That's what you have to do in the summer.  In fact, mid summer, if you're not down there by 6:00 or 6:30, you're out of luck.  We needn't have worried this day.  Cold, foggy, LOL!  So we were down there for 4 hours, alone, breathing in all that sea air!
Boys playing sand football.
Robyn & Doogie, just kickin' back. Isn't it hilarious? She said he sits like that all the time!
Sun came out, the air warmed up, and it was a beautiful day!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

3% Chance of Rain

Why bother mentioning it?  Why not just say it's not going to rain?

Except that around 4:00 in the morning I heard the most beautiful sound; sprinkles hitting the motorhome.  Yes, even sprinkles make a melody on metal roofs, and different places on the motorhome create different sounds.  I layed there trying to separate out which areas produced higher pitched notes, compared to other areas that made rather flat tones. 

Then it came to me.  It sounds like a xylophone!  In my mind I could picture the little rubber tipped mallet striking up and down the scales.  Really, it was so pleasant and peaceful that I was sorry it ended 30 seconds later!  I'll be waiting for the next performance! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday My Town Shootout

My favorite Black and Orange!
GO GIANTS! Three games ahead in 1st place!
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