Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Good Day's Memory

"Once in a while, amidst all your bad days, you'll have a good day. A great day even. Make sure you remember those days.  Keep them safely in the pockets of your coat or in a jar on your desk because you need to know that there are and will be better days. You need to remember how on those days you felt all warm inside, like you've just drunk a hot cup of tea.  Like a small fire has ignited inside of you. Hold on to the warmth and never let it go."

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anecdote to Confusion

washing dishes by hand....we don't have a dishwasher.....AND we have nine kids.....AND I still like washing dishes :)

“Washing dishes is the anecdote to confusion.

 I know that for a fact.” 
― Maira KalmanThe Principles of Uncertainty


You can go to the beach and figure things out

 Plumeria Blossoms On Lanikai Beach - Hawaii

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Becky's Surprise 30th Birthday Party

Had a special fun time yesterday celebrating a surprise birthday party for our next door neighbor's daughter Becky. We've known Becky since she was a baby and it's been a wonderful time sharing birthdays for our children throughout the years.  Cannot believe how the time has flown. It's great to have such wonderful neighbors and to have such a long and loving friendship.  Happy 30th Birthday Becky and thank you Darlene and Lenny for such a memorable celebration with friends.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Those Random Memories

"I love those random memories that make me smile no matter what is going on in my life right now." 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Charming Gardeners

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
Marcel Proust

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Long Hot Summer

"Boredom is actually a precarious process in which the child is, as it were, both waiting for something and looking for something, in which hope is being secretly negotiated;  

and in this sense boredom is akin to free-floating attention. In the muffled, sometimes irritable confusion of boredom the child is reaching to a recurrent sense of emptiness out of which his real desire can crystallize…   

The capacity to be bored can be a developmental achievement for the child.
 Happy Summer!" - adam-phillips-psychoanalyst

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Treat


Ice Cream makes everything feel better!

Butter Pecan Ice Cream with brown sugar and candied nuts #desserts

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Hidden Treasure

"It is not down in any map.
True places never are."
- Herman Melville

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Who Cares If She Forgot To Say When

"She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and forgotton to say when."  P. G. Wodehouse

Sophia Loren and Gina Lolobridgida

Sophia Vergara

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Starbucks Break Up

Spilled coffee in a heart shape. You can also o it with sprinkles or sugar

"We broke up in a Starbucks. A week later, I walked by and 

the place had been completely bulldozed to the ground. I

 always thought that was the Universe doing me a favor." -From Humans in New York

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Purpose of Life

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“The purpose of life is to watch and experience living. To enjoy living every moment of it. And to live in environments, which are calm, quiet, slow, sophisticated, elegant. Just to be. Whether you are naked or you have a golden robe on you, that doesn’t make any difference. The ideal purpose of your life is that you are grateful - great and full - that you are alive, and you enjoy it.” -Yogi Bhajan

Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy Summer, Happy July, Happy Everything!

Magens Bay, St. Thomas, Caribbean.

Relax, unwind, get in a flip flop state of mind

Source | Photographer

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Hope everyone has a grand day of fun and celebration. 

Rocket Dogs!

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism." - Erma Bombeck

Thursday, July 3, 2014

First Sight

“The very first moment I beheld him, 

my heart was irrevocably gone.” 

― Jane AustenLove and Friendship

 Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss

Antonio CANOVA (1757 – 1822)
Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss
Marble - H. 1.55 m; L. 1.68 m; D. 1.01 m
MR 1777
Paris, Musée du Louvre
© 2010 Musée du Louvre / Raphaël Chipault

 "This winged young man who has just landed on a rock where a girl lies unconscious, is the god Eros – Cupid in Latin – and can be recognized by his wings and his quiver filled with arrows. The girl’s name is Psyche. Cupid’s mother Venus, goddess of Beauty, demanded that Psyche bring back a flask from the Underworld, strictly forbidding her to open it.

But Psyche’s curiosity got the better of her; and no sooner had she had breathed in the terrible fumes than she fell into a deep, deathlike sleep. Seeing her lying motionless, Cupid rushed to her and touched her gently with the tip of his arrow, to make sure she was not dead. This is the moment caught by the sculptor: Cupid lifts his beloved Psyche in a tender embrace, his face close to hers. Psyche lets herself sink slowly backwards, languorously taking her lover’s head between her hands." - Information taken from

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Lasting Spell

“The sea,

 once it casts its spell,

 holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Cousteau 

Beautiful beach
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