Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rainy Ruby Tuesday

The Work of the Poet hosts Ruby Tuesday, come sit a spell

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mexico Monday

A Virgin a Day

Will you join me and Rebecca for Twelve Days of Virgins?
Beginning this Wednesday
I can think of nothing more that will challenge me right now...
so come along...can you do this?
San Miguel

click HERE to join us

For now, if you want to play in Mexico on Mondays...
please link below and comment so we can come play with you!
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

faces of my day

an unusual glimpse of my day in Jacksonville, Florida
Saturday Art Festival

and the best part was spent with family
me with 97 year old Great Aunt Johnibel

 me and my Hip-Cool Aunt Susan
Don and Sue Spencer with "Ding Dong Bell"
(that's what I called her in my little times)
Don says this about our day together...
"Now, you can tell your friends that your wierd relatives in JAX took you
under a bridge instead of somewhere nice and made you eat from
aluminum foil and paper sitting on bricks."
Thank you for such a wonderful day together!
and especially for the Monkey-Puppet Show Aunt Johnibel...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Haiku my Heart

love is everywhere
the universal language
messages in sand

come on ovr here for some more Haiku Love

Thursday, November 25, 2010

give thanks

Wake at dawn with a winged heart
and give thanks
for another day of loving.
~Kahlil Gibran~

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My joy is the beach

This Thanksgiving I spend in Florida with my family.
The weather is sunny and warm.
My favorite past time is walking, sunning, and beachcoming...and photographing!
It's been a while since I did a self portrait, and for this, I am thankful and joyful today!

come visit the JOY of others over here this day of thanks!

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ruby Tuesday, The Girl Effect

On this day I received an important message about changing world...one girl at a time. One girl, one woman, one family, one village...you get it right?
My heart cracked open when I watched this. and this. and this.
THE GIRL EFFECT got to me...does it get to you?

I am one lucky girl.
I have so much opportunity, supported with abundant love.
Now I just gotta figure out how to help other girls...local~global.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mexico Monday

Touching Mexico.
Such a tactile place to be.
I can taste it now.
grinding tomatillos, smashing roasted peppers, squeezing limes

Thank you Patsy for a delicious day!

Do you have something delicious to share about Mexico?
Please link your post below, and let us come have a sample of your taste of Mexico!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Haiku my Heart..with JOY

definition : JOY
sunshine barefeet sand and sea
my Mother and me

Share the Joy

My friend Meri is hosting an important weekly event entitled the "Joy Movement"
I know, I know...it's a busy life.
Stressful times. Health concerns. Political and religious conflict. Financial fears.
Yet we can be joyful in spite of the crunch.
I have a blessed life full of joy, joyous moments, joyful friends and family, and pure blissful JOY!
Come on over here....spread the JOY!
And jump on the Joy Train with us!

Cancer Free
home for R&R

first batch of cookies in new kitchen

getting dizzy

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

home away from home

I have come home.
In one day, we walked the beach, ate fresh fish,sipped good wine, laughed a plenty, and made art together!

YES...it's what we do...together.

then she lured me into her latest art trading card swap....
and I had some fun with the sewing machine, bookpages and watercolors...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mexico Monday

 Today I will share with you some of my favorite scenes from Day of the Dead celebrations in San Miguel.
Stephanie, myself and Shirley
We arrived in time to immerse ourselves in pre-festival preparations where everyone was walking around with arm loads of flowers, gathering candies and candles, building altars and painting faces.

The cemetery was all a buzz with families bringing life to the quiet places of rest....painting the old, watering the new, refreshing the concrete and adorning with gifts of personal recognition. The marigolds were piled high to light the way of their loved ones spirits, and the aroma was a beacon to direct them to their own party. You see, Dias de los Muertos holiday it is an invitation for the passed loved ones to return to our Earthly place that we may celebrate their life. 

I placed a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup alongside my Daddys photo at Ruth's ofrenda where we stayed. I imagined him to arrive with the usual kitchen towel slung over his shoulder as he fried the bacon and eggs for breakfast. Yes, he was there! Next year I will bake peanut butter pies, fry some chicken and brew a pot of coffee and ask him to dance with me... something jazzy with a saxophone, I recall was his favorite!

Now won't you please join me and share your own memories of Mexico and link your current blogpost below for a Mexican Feast for the soul!