"In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy." - Albert Clarke

Thursday, February 23, 2012

share the joy

Something that brings me joy.... wildflowers along the creek on a warm February afternoon.  It reached 80 degrees here today, and I took full advantage of it, enjoying a walk with my pup along a hiking path near our home.  We saw an Egret and a little, bright green anole.  Lots of birds and lots of wildflowers.  It was a beautiful day.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Answering questions

I'm not going to post another 11 random things, but I *am* going to answer my friend Rhonda's questions that she posed in her blog.

Rhonda's Questions:

What was your favorite movie of all time?
Ok, again with the movies... gee whiz!  Ok, so I won't skirt it this time.  Favourite movie... favourite movie....    I got it!  I got!  Annie.  Annie is my favourite movie of all time.  I watched it EVERY single day (yes, literally) when I was 8.  After school my best friend Jennifer and I would go to her house and plop the tape in her VCR (and this was in the time when VCR's were brand new - we didn't have one, we had something that played these huge disks....).  We annoyed the HELL out of her older sister.  I know every word to every song, and ever word in the script.  

What is your favorite song of all time?
I'm cheating. I'll pick three.   Leonard Cohen's Chelsea Hotel.    Sarah McLachlan's Full of Grace (connected to some powerful memories and emotions for me).   Indigo Girls "Closer to Fine".   It's hard to nail just three, even.  I have a lot of music that is important to me - - like a soundtrack to your life, you know?

What is your favorite food?
Hmmm.... a specific food?  Not coffee?  (just kidding... kind of..)   It really depends on what I'm in the mood for.  Right now I'd choose a nice vegetarian fajita, with grilled peppers and onions and pinto beans and a grilled tortilla... maybe a side of that edamame-guacamole I make.. and, of course, fresh pico.

Who inspires you the most?
People who can face life's ups and downs and still keep an appreciative, grateful disposition.  I love to surround myself with these people.

What is the number one location you want to visit before you die?
Machu Picchu

Do you have a hobby? If so, what is it?
Snapping pictures.

What kind of mobile phone do you have?
A hilarious toss-away from Nokia (I think?).  It's BIG feature?  You can play Yahtzee on it.  Wooooot!   Also, it's alarm goes off at random times if I forget to turn it off before I go to bed.  Hee hee..

What kind of car do you own?
A fiery little orange Honda Fit.  ♥

What is your favorite sport?
To play?  Soccer.  To watch?  College football.  Preferably SEC division.  WAR EAGLE!!

What is your favorite holiday?
Halloween.   Bwaaa haa haa!

What makes you happy?
Laughing at silly, funny things in life.

That was fun!  Thanks, Rhonda.

Monday, February 20, 2012

dusting off the blog

Whoa.  It's really been a month since I last posted?  What's up with that?  Life, I guess.   It's kind of like exercising - - I find if I skip too many days, I just fall out of the habit.   Thinking of writing as exercise for my mind, perhaps this will help to motivate me to continue... and knowing that someone's reading, too.  That helps.

So - to jump back in - I'm going to answer the 11 questions that my friend Sherry posted over at her blog.  Oh, I also have to share 11 random things about myself and then end it off with 11 questions of my own for you (yes YOU) to answer.  Cool.  Here we go.