Archive for January 2011

25 years ago today   Leave a comment

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…….

Posted January 28, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

Tranquil   Leave a comment

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.

Posted January 28, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

Here is where I will be   Leave a comment

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!!!!

Posted January 27, 2011 by Marge in my loves, ramblings

the power of positive thinking   Leave a comment

a friend of mine is in a funk.
She keeps saying to me “isn’t there more to life than this constant struggle?”

of course there is but sometimes a person can’t see the forest for the trees that are standing in the way.

I get into those funky moods when it all seems pointless.
I hate those moods.
I was in one this last weekend.

but I try and look around me.
be grateful for my health and the health of my family and their families.

it doesn’t always work, looking at the cup half full, but when it doesn’t I go for a walk, or listen to music or just do a bit of day dreaming.

I feel badly for my friend……because she is like me and wants the quick fix.
Something to pull her out of the crankiness that makes up our lives…..

the power of positive thinking………

does it work?
yes and no.
depends on the mood.

Posted January 27, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

the fight   Leave a comment

I was talking to my sister earlier today via email telling her I think everyone has the winter blahs now.

I look at this picture of the butterfly’s and I can see that as me.
fighting against the storm, wanting that sunshine and clear blue sky

cresting higher and higher into the storm to be free of it once and for all.

I love the rain, I love walking in it and I love the sound of it on the car, or house.
I love the way it makes everything grow.

but I am fighting the winter fight.

wishing for warmer temps and abundant sunshine.
And while I know it will be here in four months or less……….

that still makes me feel like this butterfly……….defying the storm and moving to beautiful wonder, further down the road……..

Posted January 26, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

as long as I’m dreaming…….   Leave a comment

It’s a good thing dreaming is free.
Because all I can think about is being some place warmer.
The beach is calling to me.
Warm sand and sun and the ocean waves rolling in and out, teasing me with its rhythmic motion.

I long to be sitting on a beach right now.

Watching the pelicans and seagulls and just existing in that moment……..

Posted January 26, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

I want to go for a ride!   Leave a comment

wouldn’t this be cool, to be this smaller dolphin riding on the back of what I can only assume is his mother?
Not that I want to be a dolphin!
just think it would be cool to hold on to one and experience the glide of life under water for a few seconds.

of course that clear water is mighty inviting too.

Posted January 26, 2011 by Marge in ramblings