Archive for January, 2011


The Beauty of Nature

God’s beauty is all around us.
I know I have touched on this before.

one just has to look out there and see  so much wonderful beauty in the world.

does this need words?
The beauty of this rose, is outstanding to me.

so simple yet so complex

so incredibly fragile yet blossoming with exquisite serenity.

I love roses.

they are perfect

alright, I’m not a day late, I am actually thirty days late.
What am I talking about?
That New Years Resolution I made way back in December.

the losing weight resolution.

Here we are sitting on the last day of January and I just now am getting my act together and deciding I need to get healthier and lose some weight.

(No it didn’t take me a month to decide this, more of a month to get my act together)

I have cut out sugar and all pop, since January 1st and I have lost ten pounds.
it was 12 but I have some how gained back two pounds.
😦

I am determined though to be at least 20 if not more pounds lighter by May 1st .

I say twenty because I don’t want to be unrealistic.
Naturally I would like to lose all fifty I need to lose, by May 1st

What a great 50th birthday present that would be to me!!!
But I doubt that will happen.

I give myself a  year to lose all fifty pounds.
Hopefully it won’t take that long but I feel like when I say  I will lose twenty pounds in four months is more realistic to do than saying I will lose fifty pounds in four months.
Does that make sense?

I want to be healthier too, not just thinner.
I want to be able to move like I am a young woman and not like I am this arthritic almost fifty year old that I have become.

I know I can do it, and I WILL!!!!!
🙂

oh the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful and since there is no place to go….let it snow….let it snow….let it snow

Yes old man winter is not done with us yet.
According to the weather channel and channel 9 we are supposed to get an inch of snow today, 1-3 inches tonight, and it is supposed to snow all day tomorrow and into Wednesday morning.
Snow accumulation tomorrow into Wednesday is supposed to be 8-10 inches.

Good grief!

So if they are right and we get all that snow they say…we will be digging out from 9-16 inches of snow!!!
YIKES!!!!

honestly I just say let it snow.
it is going to snow weather we want it to or not (I say NOT) but what the hey…..it isn’t even February yet.
We were bound to get more of the snow falling.
I am glad it isn’t April and snowing.
Which has happened a time or two.

I remember my mother telling me the year I was born, 1961   it snowed in May.

So alas…..let it snow………

Yes I would prefer warmer temps and trees budding………but realistically it is what it is.
Winter in Iowa.
So SNOW!!!!!!

life or something like it

Finally I am home alone with my time to myself.
yes I had a wonderful weekend with siblings and grandchildren.

it is just past three thirty and I have to say I savor this time alone with no one making any demands on my time.
it is a good feeling.

I heard the weather is supposed to turn bad.
Bad as in snow again.
I wish it was April and full sun and the trees budding.

yes I am wishing my life away.
But I long for warmer temps.
And I know I am not the only one feeling that way.

The sun was supposed to shine today according to the weather yesterday but there is no sun shining today.

puts me in a bland mood.

I do have to say I watched an older movie with Kevin Kline this morning titled “Life as a House”  it was quite good and I recommend it.
I can’t say for sure when it was made but I think near the end of the nineties or early 2000

I actually feel like I could take a nap, but that just prompts me to get up and try exercising, if my old back will allow it.

Happy Sunday.
Hugs.

a full weekend

yes the weekend is almost here……forty nine minutes to go before my weekend starts.
Sigh
It will be a busy weekend.
too busy actually but it seems I can’t get away from those unless I leave the state.

tomorrow I am having three of my sisters and a niece come over for lunch and for a few hours of visiting.
this was one of my new years resolutions, to spend more time with my siblings.
My sister had Christmas so I am having this gathering tomorrow for the month of January, and hopefully my other sisters and niece will follow suit and take their turn to host a gathering.

we need to spend more time together because frankly who knows what tomorrow will bring?
life is short and we are all taking advantage of the fact that we are promised a tomorrow.
but what if tomorrow doesn’t come?
We will regret not spending more time with those we love.

And I have my grandson tonight and my two other grand daughters tomorrow night and I have to come into work and do the regular weekend check to make sure the school is safe and secure.

so much to do and not enough time to enjoy…….

don’t get me wrong, I want to have people over tomorrow and I want to have my grandchildren even if they do monopolize the majority of the weekend….

but I do miss the down time, the quiet time….the alone time…….

and as sad as it is, Monday morning at six am will be here before I barely blink.
Or at least that is how it will feel to me.

I remember the day clearly.
I was laying on the couch with my then two-week old son nestled against my chest
We were napping and I had the TV on but wasn’t really paying much attention to it.

When I woke up there it was, the space shuttle Challenger had exploded after take off.
it was devastating to watch and the entire country had its heart  torn in two with this tragedy.

now twenty-five years later we have experienced another shuttle tragedy and the Oklahoma City bombing…..911 and hundreds of war casualties.
I am not belittling any of these things……but the space shuttle of 25 years ago, almost seemed like a bad omen, when looking back now…….

such a tranquil setting.
I wish I was sitting here watching the water flow and taking in the beauty of mother nature.

I miss my quiet time and don’t ever feel like I have it anymore.
Sigh…..

Here is where I will be

going through my pictures on my computer I come across these beautiful pictures of Utah.
I long to go there again.

I think I will just have to save my pennies and save up for an RV so I can just travel the United States and visit and revisit these beautiful places.

I haven’t found a state yet that I love as much as I love Utah.
Montana comes very close but Utah is just so unique.
So bold and beautiful.

Here is where I would be if I was going to run away………….Utah!!!!