December 22, 2008

Beyond Cold

This is soooo not right and the sad part it that temp. is not even correct it's currently 8:30AM and 5 degrees. Who in their right mind would ever want to live in such conditions? My body certainly is not made for this weather. Yesterday was the Winter Solstice and it has come on full force.

Friday was a snow day for "the kids" and the subs -yahoo!! I decided to search sites of places that were warm-HOT, had green grass, blue water and sand. It's 65 in Morocco today. My positive spirit resides in those temps.

The backyard in Sugarloaf, PA

December 7, 2008


Bitter cold winter weekends in PA leave a lot of time to think and/or reflect. It's in the 20's here with a light dusting of snow on the grass and trees. People all over are getting ready for the holiday. My Moms house sits next to a Christmas Tree farm so people have been up and down the long drive all weekend. Cutting, dragging, and securing their dream tree on their vehicles, and did I mention FREEZING! I must admit upfront I have never been a holiday person. I know BA-HUM-BUG....blah, blah, blah. Today the house is being decorated and I would rather do anything else then help decorate. However the alternative is to go outside.
No Thank You! As I type this I am sitting at the computer with a wool sweater, wools socks and a ski hat on, pathetic I know. Thus my love of HOT Mediterranean weather.

Back to Reflection.
Over the years I have written down several quotes that have spoken to my soul.
I'd like to share some with you.


"There is a luxury in being quiet in the heart of chaos."-virginia wolf

"Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has really happened to your life."
-william rudolph

"To sense when it's time to go is so hard-to leave a secure thing, a loving thing." "But that's what'll preserve the friendship. If you go past that time, you sacrifice it....." "But it's hard.
It is so hard."-lili taylor


"Love your incredibly unique life, it is very short."-john olm

"Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my cham friends."-25th hour

"Hope and imagination are only consolations for the disappointments and sorrows of experience."-italo calvino

"The earth turned to bring us closer it turned on itself and in us until it finally brought us together in this dream." - 21grams


"There are many things in life that will catch your eye but only a few will catch your heart pursue those."-unknown


"Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman." "Always"-khaled hosseini

And my newest favorite - -

"Deliver me from him who does not tell the truth unless he stings,and from the man of good conduct and bad intentions, and from him who acquires self-esteem by finding fault in others."-kahlil gibran

The tree has arrived, Blue Spruce, and it smells amazing..........