March 27, 2011

The Sound of Sunshine

While browsing Amazon I came across this so checked out the video on YouTube. It is a really simple upbeat song that so speaks to me today. I Need some sunshine, any way I can get it. I dedicate this to all who would like some S*U*n*S*H*i*N*e and a dancing tune!

March 15, 2011

Like A Season

In spring, the land is littered,
as if winter had been, perhaps,
only the wash of a large wave,
now receded, now leaving
only our autumnal remains.
A walk past the brackish waters
at the edges of the river,
itself, a passion of movement.
A gull-shriek, high,
the peace punctured,
and I begin to wonder -
is even inland a harbor
under a great swell of ocean,
and is love, like a season,
only as long as a wave?
~ Lillian Baker Kennedy


In this fateful hour, I call upon all heaven with its power
And the sun with its brightness
And the snow with its whiteness
And the fire with all the strength it hath
And the lightning with its rapid wrath
And the winds with their swiftness along the path
And the sea with its deepness
And the rocks with their steepness
And the earth with its starkness.
All these I place,
By Heaven's almighty help and grace,
Between myself and the powers of darkness.
traditional Welsh

March 13, 2011

Help Japan

Help Japan

My Childhood Friend

Godzilla likes to Roar! 15
Watching CNN like god and waiting for Anderson Cooper to tell me no radiation will blow across the Pacific and mutate us here on the coast. I am not ready.
My tears are flowing for the folks in the land of the Rising Sun.
Send $$ to Red Cross if you can.

March 11, 2011


We are all okay here. The tsunami warning sirens started at 5:30 am. We were safe at our house so we did not go to higher ground. We are a quarter block from the beach but near the longest and steepest beach access stairs. So we are up about 50 feet from beach.
I stayed up all night watching the news and am praying for Japan. I lived there for 3 years and love it very much.
Life here on the Oregon coast just got a little more interesting. I know if the earthquake is on our side of the Pacific we would have only 10-15 minutes warning. I never really forget that. The boys and I were ready within a few moments of first siren to hightail it out the door and up the nearest hill on foot. Some of our neighbors took off in their cars and returned later this morning. The waves are still not normal, but no damage in my part of town. Information still coming in from all sources.
I almost posted this photo with the title 'ripple' yesterday before the earthquake hit.

March 10, 2011

This Is What I Want Today

a nice cup of cocoa and toast. perfection. to hell with the carbs

Mad Men

Just say no! Don't do it! Tender mermaid beware the temptations of the dry world. 

Who Waits For Thee ?

Fly Away

That is my mental state right now - fly away, as in gone.
Too many things to worry about and I don't really feel like worrying any more.
It gets old.
But if I don't worry then no one else will and then the worrisome things will get in the unguarded cracks. It feels like that.
Yesterday let alot in thru the cracks. Snafu's came rolling in like the crazy typhoon winds and howling rain we are having right this minute. (And yes, drips are dripping in thru the roof too. The 60 mph south wind drives the rain under the shingles.)
Just one thing after another went wrong (people, meetings, cars, computer, money and more) and I was laughing it off all day and sort of looking at it in a detached way. Being very witty and glib. But now it is after midnight and I am tired and reality looks alittle different this time of day.
So if I had a glass of wine I could toast to the unforseeables I am unprepared for, because they undoubtedly will come any ole time.
I was a girl scout and the motto is be prepared. but are we ever really? Maybe it is my optimism. Optimism can be like a fancy hat, if you accidentally sit on it it gets crushed. My hat got sat on.  I feel crushed.
I am a survivor though. By morning I will face the new day smiling. And my fancy hat may be a bit askew, but I'm gonna wear it anyway...
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