Archive for January 2011

it moves me   1 comment

something about this autumn rain picture moves me.
it is so peaceful and quiet looking.
a recluse, a getaway from the craziness of the world.

I see myself there, with a warm jacket, and a good book maybe…..or even a friend sitting there with me, talking about the issues of life………

I can close my eyes and put myself there……….and it is remarkably beautiful and peaceful.

Posted January 24, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

let me put you in a song……..   Leave a comment

the heart wants what the heart wants.
How many times have I heard that?
It is amazing to be in love and to feel nothing but warm fuzzies for that special person.
it is quite fantastic to have those tiny little arms wrapped around me and a “I love you Nana” said only to me.
It is delightful to be hugged and held and to just know that I am special to someone.

yes the heart wants what the heart wants………..

and I am lucky in love.

Posted January 24, 2011 by Marge in my loves, ramblings

the greatest fun   Leave a comment

my two younger sisters and I got together last Saturday to visit.
It was amazingly fun and the time flew!
We met at Applebee’s in Ottumwa because it was about halfway from my sister’s home in Missouri and ours here in Iowa.
We were there for five hours!
and the time flew!
I have no idea how it went so quickly, but it was great fun just to laugh and talk about things and just to be relaxed and enjoying each other’s company.


Posted January 24, 2011 by Marge in family, ramblings

in my dreams……….   Leave a comment

ย as winter hangs on……….

my mood is dark and dreary………..

I long for sunshine, green grass,ย warm temperatures and flowers blooming.

and while I know we have less than three months left of winter (in my dreams anyway)

I am so looking forward to the promise of spring……..

where the beauty of green and blossoming flowers bloom……..

Posted January 24, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

My friend/enemy Arthur   Leave a comment

several years ago, probably 15 now, when I was a nurses aide at a nursing home, there was a woman there who I took care of.
I would walk into her room and say “Hi Gladys’, how are you today?” and she would respond, “Oh you know Arthur is visiting today”
the first time she said that I laughed and said “Arthur?”
To her Arthur meant Arthritis……and she was so used to being in pain with the arthritis she decided to make Arthur her companion.

So I have decided 15 years later that my friend/enemy Arthur, is going to get the recognition he deserves.
He is living with me constantly.
Almost like a well enamoured lover who never wants to leave my side.
Some days he is quite aggressive.
others, not so much.
Today, he is going above and beyond the stages of assertiveness.
Meaning I am in a lot of pain today.

Yes I am getting another shot today at two, but until then…..Arthur is a constant visitor.

and not a welcome one either!!!

Posted January 24, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

Iowa Today   Leave a comment

whose ready for Spring?
Count me in!!!!

Posted January 21, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

stealing/borrowing   1 comment

I would like to think I am borrowing pictures from some else’s blog and posting them on my own.
I sure hope the lady in question doesn’t feel like I am stealing photos from her.
I guess and hope she feels the same way, that once a picture is posted, either in a blog or anywhere on the internet it is up for grabs to use for any one else.

she has some pretty amazing pictures on her blog, Miss Buttercup, and I hope she doesn’t mind my using them.

(If she does, please let me know!)

Posted January 21, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

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on a freezing cold day like today, the temp is -16 and with the wind it is -31,

I need to be home with a roaring fire going and reading a good book.
almost seems criminal to have kids get out in this arctic air just to come to school.

common sense would say, let them stay home for the day……..

but I am just a peon and no one asks me what I think………

still doesn’t this roaring fire look inviting?

Posted January 21, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

I’d like to be   Leave a comment

I’d like to be underwater scuba diving and see this quiet beauty of dolphins, swimming gracefully across the ocean floor

I’d like to be this woman swinging on a beach in paradise

I’d like to be, on a sailboat seeing this majestic sight of a full moon on the ocean waters

or on a ship where I could watch the whales frolic in their habitat

or be one of these people hiking in this beautiful country……..

ย  but most of all I would like to be face to face with this young woman and be able to fix this estrangement between us………

Posted January 21, 2011 by Marge in ramblings

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the gift of life…..the gift of the sun….of nature…..of ocean breezes…..of a promise of something great to come……….

the gift of tomorrow………

Posted January 21, 2011 by Marge in ramblings