Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tired but with a song in my heart!

File:With a Song in My Heart.jpgTired is the name of the game today. Tired is from being so so busy. This is a great thing and I couldn't be happier.  Well perhaps if the Jean house was going to be mine.  Things change and you just never know.
I must admit that new doors do open and the opportunities are there.  It's back to having the patience and a dream. 
Keep on striving, I am.  

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Little Sad Today

tears.jpg (16393 bytes)Feeling a little sad today. Darn it.   Found out my dream, and I was so hoping the Jean house would be ours.  Not to be though, we wouldn't be enjoying the wrap around porches complete with a few sets of rocking chairs  or the open floor plan or that wonderful fireplace in the Master bedroom.  My, my what a view of the mountains and the citrus groves we will miss. Unless by some act of God, it will be some one else's to enjoy.  Darn it. Darn it. 
I just hate waiting for answers...the process of buying a lender owned or a short sale house is long, you need a lot of patience and a whole lot of luck.  Lots of buyers out there right now. Today I am just not feeling it...tomorrow with the anticipation of another Jean house on the horizon, I am sure the thrill of the hunt will take over.  I know I will enjoy that feeling a lot more.
Update on Mouffetard, his parents saw the posters and are thrilled to have him home.  Actual name "Guinness", a fitting name for him.  Reason for leaving home...those 4th of July fireworks.  

Friday, July 9, 2010

"Friends" What a Blessing!

Friendship isn't always easily described. The Eskimos, they say, have a hundred different words for snow. Unfortunately, the English language isn't quite as innovative, though it has vast opportunities to differentiate meaning. Certainly, Love is one of those opportunities. And so, too, is Friendship. 
Instead of different words, however, we're stuck with simple adjectives. Close friend. Best friend. Childhood friend. Intimate friend. Trusted friend. Beloved friend. But whether you use adjectives or different words, few could deny the nearly infinite meaning in such a simple word.
Friends are special people. We can't pick our family, and we're sorely limited in the number of them at any rate. Society and mores (and often our own conscience) dictate we select a single mate. But our friends can be as diverse and infinite as our reasons we choose. Our friends, in a very real sense, reflect the choices we make in life. And how they enrich us! I am thankful for each and everyone I have.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Lost Dogs"

Do you ever wonder where all of the lost dogs come from? What kind of life they had before leaving their homes? Do they have loved ones missing them greatly?  Whose bedside is mourning the loss of that dog? What child went to bed sad and lonely with out their friend? What is the dog's name?  How old is he? Is he lonely, scared and sad?  So hard to know!  At my sister's this weekend, this is what greeted me when I opened the front door Sunday morning, with a cup of coffee in hand. A chocolate lab just waiting for someone to wake up and greet him. What a wonderful guy he is..a dog I mean.  Smart, friendly, knows some commands and yes and like my Mattie May, he is just happy some one is petting him. Found posters went up with the thought in mind, sure hope the owner's didn't want him. If they are found and want him back great, but if not I know this gentle lab has a new home, with his smile and all. He crinkles’ his mouth around in such a fashion that it looks like he is smiling.  I am hoping this will have  happy ending, a dog that needed a new home and my sister who needed another companion. A new about....Mouffetard?

Friday, July 2, 2010

History of the Fourth - "When in the Course of Human Events.."

"Taxation without representation!" That was the battle cry of the 13 colonies in America that were forced to pay taxes to England's King George III with no representation in Parliament. As dissatisfaction grew, British troops were sent in to quell any signs of rebellion, and repeated attempts by the colonists to resolve the crisis without war proved fruitless.

Perhaps this sounds a little familiar...No representation in Congress!  Though we don't have to fight a foreign country to gain our freedom...more like a take back of our government ...or rather a stream lining of it. Less is more!
And a door wreath..? This one of my latest craft items...looks good...perhaps a bigger bow next time.
Enjoy the 4th weekend. I know I will!