Category: The Random

Backwards?

“Ice cream is happiness condensed.”  -Jessi Lane Adams  Do you remember your first swirly vanilla soft serve cone? Mine seemed like it stretched too high. No matter how quick I licked, before long it threatened to cascade down my arm. Face covered in sweet sticky happiness condensed. Content. Smiling. Messy. Have you ever handed such an ice cream …

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Cable Or No Cable…

If you came and you found a strange man… teaching your kids to punch each other, or trying to sell them all kinds of products, you’d kick him right out of the house, but here you are; you come in and the TV is on, and you don’t think twice about it.  ~Jerome Singer A-Z …

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The Byproduct of Breakdowns is Breakthroughs

Week #2… The Byproduct of Breakdowns is Breakthroughs. Beautiful Brighter days are Boundless for the Brave that continue to Brazenly go about being themselves. Bumping your Butt on the Bottom is necessary to Breakthrough the Blahs, Bleakness and Bluish Black Haze that enfolds when we Backslide and Believe that we are Broken. Berated and Blackballed …

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Her One Wish… To Surf

“One of the greatest things about the sport of surfing is that you need only three things: your body, a surf-board, and a wave.” -NAIMA GREEN Happy Happy Birthday to K! She turns 12 today. For the past 2 years all she’s wanted for her birthday was to learn to surf. I learned about her …

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Abundance…

“Don’t talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.”  Challenge Accepted!   Each week, using a new letter of the alphabet, write something about you. Write about your life, your journey, anything. Include pictures, links, anything to tell your story. If you have not yet met Love Kate, I encourage you to tap …

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Normal Isn’t Normal

 Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.   ~Robert Louis Stevenson    I like to think that I’m FEARLESS! In my mind I leap tall buildings, keep a spotless home and can do dang near anything I set my mind to. OK, so 1 outta 3 isn’t so bad. 😉 I have …

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As The Tissues Tossed…

“Sometimes I get the feeling the aspirin companies are sponsoring my headaches.”  ~Terri Guillemets Greetings from my bed. I bet you weren’t awear that our relationship had progressed that far? Sorry I can’t help but be cheeky. SO… Maybe my bed isn’t looking quite as beautiful, exotic and enticing as the picture. Littered with partially …

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Breaking News: FKT Is Moving!

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” -Walt Disney BREAKING NEWS: Finders Keepers Treasures (AKA The Family Business) is MOVING! I have to confess… I might be feeling absolutely terrified about it at the moment. The Handsome Prince and I …

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How Was I Supposed To Know It Wouldn’t Kill Me?!

“A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.”  ~American Proverb   I was raised amongst the Giant Redwood Trees. They are one of the things I miss the most about Northern California. Wandering through the trails of Redwood Park is a magical experience that I sorely miss. As Summer 2011 drew to a …

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Dance Fest & The Stash

“You are invited to the festival of this world and your  life is blessed.” -Rabindranath  Tagore The last Friday before the end of the school year is the Dance Fest! I look forward to Dance Fest all dang year. It’s so cute to watch all the different classes of various ages doing the dances they …

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Our Man With The Dark Mark Slays Cone!

 Mr. Severus Snape has spent the last 14 days oppressed, in pain, rejected by the love of his life and was diagnosed with kitty depression. Kitty Depression?!?!   If you were The Cat Martini, had your girlfriend break up with you because you were sporting a cone and a funky set of stitches, I guess …

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Breakfast Foods

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘what’s the first thing you say to yourself?’ ‘What’s for breakfast?’ said Pooh. ‘What do you say, Piglet?’ ‘I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?’ said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. ‘It’s the same thing,’ he said.” – A. A. Milne,  …

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Talent Show

  “A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A  collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection  of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.” – A Blogger I’ve gotten a few emails asking what blogs I follow. I’m a HUGE fan of all the hard work people put …

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Abusing The Local Wildlife

 The opossum is a very sophisticated animal.  It doesn’t even get up until 5 or 6 PM.    In every relationship all tasks get divided. Here, we sometimes have a rousing game of rock paper scissors lizard Spock over who does the dishes tonight or yes, even a Boggle tournament to see who will be bringing …

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Where Did My Toilet Tent Go?!

Camping:  The art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet.   ~Author Unknown I grew up with a love and respect for the outdoors. Camping was not top of my family’s priority list but I was very fortunate to be involved in a very …

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