A great journey in progress!

Friday, February 29, 2008


Five minutes before I got off of work, my cell phone rang, it was Monte. I called him back after work, he wanted to go to the park with me, the one I went to several weeks ago with Amber, another friend. I enjoyed my visit with him and our trip. We visited the Columbia River and we stopped at this awesome Catholic church called St. Johns. These pictures illustrate our adventure.

We parked at the park, several airplanes, jets, old planes flew over our heads. I captured the first one here...

We went in Monte's car. This is him with his car... The pride and joy of his life.

Another plane flew over our heads and I liked the clouds in the sky tha framed it.

I liked the way the trees framed the I-5 bridge on the Washington side. The other side is Portland Oregon.

I asked Monte to stand in that spot and I framed them all in. I love this picture. Monte has the pictures of me on his camera. When he shares, I'll share. lol

I took one of my, you can see him in his Lamb Of God hoodie.

Monte sat on his cement block near the Columbia river and on the sand. I think it was an old boat landing, but I am not positive.

This tree, all crooked, struck me...

We saw this beautiful church on our way to the Columbia river and so we planned to stop on the way back to my house. So here it is.

The St. Johns Catholic Church sign.

The red color of the front of the church fascinated me. I liked the shade of red and everything. It is so beautiful. The whole building, wow, beautiful.

Monte and the red door to the entrance of the church.

Monte in front of the red door. I love this door.

The side view of ST. Johns Catholic Church.

The Lady Of Vancouver. She is holding the church in her hands, I wish the picture could capture the beauty of this statue.

The Lady Of Vancouver, another shot.

This church bell was made in 1885. It is amazing. I had to touch it.

The court yard gates.

the court yard, with tree with buds.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Rose, A Thief

It's been one of those does just like those lyrics in the Limp Bizkit song, you wanna break something tonight. This morning, I woke up feeling so good, ready to go to work, ready to come home and plant my rose bush and glads. I went to my car and someone decided to rip my car stereo out of my car last night. I am getting tired of this. I have no idea what the universe is trying to tell me, other than there is absolute jerks out there, willing to take whatever they want from someone else, to make their lives so much easier. You can say I was angry, deeply so. I have never felt this kind of emotion, not to this extreme that I felt it today. I went to work, trying to be my normal positive self, but I couldn't cut the mustard. Every time I look at that hole, I just want to punch someone. I hate feeling that way. When I got home, I got a surprise in my mail box, a relaxing CD with lavender essential oil. I needed to relax, contemplate, decide what to do now, and so I listened to the new CD. It is beautiful, nature sounds, and I smelled the lavender oil. I love the smell of lavender. I picked myself up, went outside to my balcony and planted my peace rose and my glads that I got recently. I saw the purple crocus and the yellow crocus that I planted in the fall blooming. That cheered me up. Then I came back in, and a friend of mine was on-line and we chatted. He can make me laugh and feel good. Consequently my anger became null and void. I even went back out tonight to get things from the trunk of my car and I saw that gapping hole and I was at peace. Life sure can throw you curve balls...

Me planting glads

Purple Crocus

Monday, February 25, 2008


1. Go to photobucket.com
2. Type in your answer for each question into the PhotoBucket search bar.
3. Choose your favorite photo to represent your answer.
4. Copy the html and paste it here.
5. You can only answer in picture form.

1. What is your 1st name


2. What month is your birthday?


3. What kind of car do you drive?

R.A. LONG high school

5. What's your favorite color?


6.Who is your celebrity crush?

Pierce Bronson (Gun)

7. Where do you work?

Not my exact place of work, but close enough.

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8. What's your favorite movie?

Pretty in pink


9. What's your favorite clothing line?
Do not have one...sorry

10.What's your favorite vacation destination?

11. What's your favorite dessert?


12. What's your favorite TV show?

biggest loser

13. What are you afraid of?


14. What do you want to be when you grow up?


15. What's the love of your life?


16. What is your favorite accessory?


17. Describe yourself................

Monday, February 18, 2008

A Tree

I've lived at my apartment for almost three years and I have always loved this big tree that proudly stands in my driveway. It is so beautiful, even in the winter. I LOVE trees, shapely, strong, unique, proud, peaceful, not perfect and it makes me think of so many things when I look at them. Why we as a society only want things a certain way, instead of appreciating everyones differences. Beauty, is a soul defining moment, when you realize that though my thighs wobble, I have cellulite everywhere, and other imperfections. I am still beautiful because I smile, because I have a good soul and heart. I love the TV show, "How To Look Good Naked" Carson, impliments this idea into the women he encounters. I am learning to appreciate the things that make me who I am.

Photographs Say So Much

I got all dressed up for an appointment today, so I took some pictures of myself.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sunday Serenity #22

Meditation brings me serenity. The last two days, I have spent an hour on a meditation CD from Marianne Williamson. Doing something like meditate or take care of yourself brings peace to your soul...

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Songs Of Mass Destruction

I am in LOVE. Yes, you read it right, in LOVE. I discovered an album by Annie Lennox called “Songs Of Mass Destruction.” I love Annie Lennox, her voice, her lyrics and songs she picks is wow. I’m listening to it now while I am typing this. The songs she picks makes me think she is a mystic at heart, full of wisdom. I love every song on “Songs Of Mass Destruction.” That does not happen to me often, only a few have done that to me. Here is one of the songs that just absolutely smite me in my heart and soul. The song called “Big Sky”.
Big Sky

Big sky
I'm gonna hurt you
Big sky
You'll remember this
Big sky
Up above the rain
How can I ever put a stop to it?
Look you in the face again

Big sky
I'll never let you go
Big sky
Baby I told you so
Big sky
Look at this swollen pride
I got so busy lookin' out for you
When were you by my side?

When I'm breathin'
When I'm sleepin'
I can't think of nothing else
All my longing'
All my waiting'
All my wailin'
All my standin' on the shelf
How am I ever gonna get through this
Back to myself again?

Big sky
I never knew you
Big sky
Let me down again
Big sky
I'm givin' you the blame
How did I ever get stuck in this?
Give me some grace again

Won't you say it isn't so?
Watch me fallin'
See me fallin'
I slipped through
The vortex of the sky
Darkness and light
Is what's inside
Darkness and light
Is what's inside

Check it out, listen to it in a dark room, with your eyes closed, and you will feel every emotion that is behind each song. This album is not one to play while cleaning house, or doing any other task. It is meant to make you contemplate, evaluate, and feel the passion behind every word and note.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Tapestry Of Colors

I found this on a blog that I was reading, it is written by Linda L. and I found it on Nicoles blog. It hit me, because I've been saying this for years. About our lives being a tapestry of the many different people in our lives who weave themselves into our souls. I want someone to draw me a picture of a butterfly with tapestry like wings, to demenstrate this...

As women we are a tapestry - thousands of threads woven together creating who we are in this moment. So many threads and fibres of different colors, textures, and lengths. They cover all apsects of our lives - the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, social beliefs. And yet we are a work in progress - never fully complete as long as we are breathing and making choices.

Our roles are also part of the tapestry - mother, sister, friend, mentor, co worker, lover, neighbor. It is important to create and nurture the relationships with our “sisters” who support, love, play, share, and work with us. I also believe the women in our lives have played a strong part in creating our tapestry.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Natural Beauty

I took this interesting quiz tonight. This weekend, I plan on taking some needed time to evaluate some things in my life. Monday, will be four years since my life took a turn of change and I started on the path I am on now. A lot of good things have happened in the last 4 months, and I want to keep everything that I have gained.

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My Inner Villian

This seemed like a fun quiz to take today on Valentines day.

Your results:
You are Mystique

Poison Ivy
Mr. Freeze
Dark Phoenix
The Joker
Green Goblin
Dr. Doom
Lex Luthor
Sometimes motherly, sometimes a beautiful companion, but most of the time a deceiving vixen.

Click here to take the "Which Super Villain am I?" quiz...