Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Never in my life have I seen such big rain drops...
Never! So, I took a nap just like the old man.

Friday, February 20, 2009

the wish your heart makes

i dream of seeing the ocean from my bedroom window
i dream of throwing a rock that will get swallowed by the sea
i dream of screaming words that can be drowned out by the sound of waves
I dream of taking walks and seeing footprints left behind
i dream of rinsing my feet before entering the house
I dream of a landscape that can be heard
I dream of smelling salt and stinky sea life
I dream of hunting treasures with a sharp eye
i dream of being where I belong
by the sea

I am spiritually connected to the ocean. I know this because I just feel right when I am near it. I dream of it constantly. If I am stressed out, I have nightmares that include flooding waters, or the ground disintegrating beneath my feet. When I am happy, my dreams are filled with calm steady waters. When I can't sleep, listening to a prerecorded loop of crashing waves does the trick. But, my life is well established here, almost 3 hours away from the sea. My husband, whom I dearly love, dreams of trees... rows and rows of them. Trees with nuts. Nuts instead of sand, he loves the valley, I love the coast. We adore this close knit community, but oh...the expanse of the ocean! How can this be, to have this deep love affair with such a distant sea?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

a constant state of mind

dreaming is a good daytime habit...

and more so when wearing your favorite necklace

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

just help yourself...

Dive Right in...

Friday, February 13, 2009

a really happy valentine's day

I think I've done more in the last couple of months, than in the last 10 years. Little things here and there...slow walks, outings with friends, being a hostess and treasured bible studies with very dear ladies. I am planning a few trips and looking forward to the love that I know will make them special.

A Really Happy Valentine's Day to You...