Friday, February 12, 2016

Perspective

The morning after my day of irritation, a young friend of mine was injured in an accident and ended up in the hospital.   The family didn't know how badly she was injured until around noon, so we were all very worried about her.   Fortunately she's healing in the hospital for a few days and is going to be okay.   It's good to keep things in perspective and always try to consider what's really important in life.   

This morning....


Enjoy your Friday and the weekend.   It's a holiday!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Not Sure Why

Do you have days where you just find yourself more annoyed than usual?   I had one of those days today.   At the end of the day, I have been going out on the property with the dogs to enjoy the nice weather, blue skies and green grass.   Today, someone is shooting off a .22 or whatever kind of gun that makes a very loud noise.   Not only do I find it annoying, but Zoey won't go outside if she hears gunfire.   They've been shooting for over an hour and soon the sun will set for the day.   It gets under my skin, on my last nerve, and disrupts an otherwise peaceful end to the day.   

Earlier this afternoon, I stopped at Trader Joe's for a few groceries.   When I was paying and the clerk was getting my cash, the lady next in line stepped up right next to me and started yammering on about how she paid $2.11/gallon of gas, while she was in the Bay Area yesterday.   WTH?   We weren't talking about that, she completely interrupted us, and she was in my personal space.   Most days, I don't find something like that quite so annoying.   But today?   I didn't say a word, but I sure felt like it.   

There were a couple other incidents that irritated me.   Again, I wanted to say more than I did.   I've learned, however, that you don't always have to respond and sometimes you regret that you did.   So I've survived the day and hopefully the neighbor, whoever it is, will put that damn gun away soon.   

Tomorrow has to be better.   If not, I will drive to my happy place....the coast.






Monday, February 1, 2016

And It's February

The month of hearts and flowers and candy.   And pink and red.   

Except for those of us who live in California.   It's the month of green.   So much green.   We try to soak in all the green because once it's gone, we are looking at nothing but brown.   

Last week we had days that looked like the photos below.   And then yesterday, another fast moving winter storm blew through, leaving about an inch of rain and cold enough temperatures to turn some of that rain into hail in parts of the county.   Shortly after noon, the rain stopped and the skies cleared again.   The result of that will be longer lasting green.   And photos to capture the beauty created by an El Nino winter.   



People in cold areas of the country are counting down the days until Spring.   I would be very happy if Winter would continue for a while so we can enjoy the beauty of our hills.   As much as I love the color pink, it's green that is making me happy.



January Purge

I think it happens every Winter, the need to purge stuff.   It seems we spend years collecting stuff, holding on to stuff, only to find late...