Wednesday, May 9, 2012


AAACK... I can't believe I did this!  I'm really, really blonde!  Platinum blonde, white blonde, fake blonde!  Very hip, blonde?  Well, it was on my bucket list: go really, really blonde!  I hope this new color doesn't make me look really, really old!  As I look forward to my 60th birthday in a few months, I'm glad to check another box on the been-there-done-that side of the list.  I'll enjoy it while it's here, but don't think I have to do this again.
Getting ready to head over to Spokane for wine tasting this Mother's Day weekend.  Who among us Spokanites would have ever thought you'd use the city of Spokane in the same sentence with wine tasting?  We're doing the limo thing.  Jill's in-laws, Jill, me, my mom... three generations, pretty cool.  I'm looking forward to seeing how my dad is doing, too.  Still trying to keep up the blogging... I've kind've become a slacker-blogger.  Life is good and getting better all the time!  NO blonde jokes, please.

Be there, done that Blonde

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mt. Tabor Photo Expedition

A couple of weeks ago, Peter and I took a hike on Mt. Tabor.  The fog was just lifting and the views were fantastic.  I'm trying to do more with photography.  I'm still  learning the camera I got for Christmas in 2010!  I guess I'm a slow learner.  But you really have to force yourself to get off "auto" mode.  So here I am forcing myself off "auto".
There are so many times I find myself running on autopilot.  Maybe we humans spend most of our time on auto, doing pretty much the same things day in and day out.  We forget to notice our surroundings, hug our loved ones, cherish our memories.  I'm trying to get off of auto mode more these days. I want to take more chances and check more things off the bucket list.  Note to self:  make a bucket list:)

A Few of my Favorite Things

These are some of my favorite things.  Playing music with friends (doesn't happen as often as I'd like); bedside reading, includes extremely edgy theology, beady magazines (the novel in on my iPad); BEADS, duh!!; my Grandmother's china; and my Apple stuff.
Have you ever asked yourself what you'd grab if your house was on fire?  Me, too! I'm not considering people or  any living things... of course we would all make sure our loved ones were okay.  But I don't really think I'd grab any of this STUFF in a fire.  I used to say I'd grab pictures, but the really important ones are digitized, on a hard drive.  I keep an external hard drive in a safe place that's not in our house.  Sure I ENJOY this stuff.  I really LIKE this stuff.  But it's STUFF.  Relationships and loved ones are most important.  I would not want to experience are house fire or catastrophe, but I'm reasonably sure I wouldn't go after STUFF if something like that happened.  Hmmm, I think I might grab my purse because it's pretty hard to replace the driver's license and credit cards.  What, if anything would you grab?