Monday, March 30, 2009

Well, another weekend come and gone. Although there was a bit of a celebration going on with us (29th wedding anniversary) starting with date night Friday to see Lily Tomlin at our local concert/comedy venue. She was absolutely adorable, felt like we were just hanging out with her and chatting and then suddenly she would slip into character of Trudy the Bag lady or Ernestine etc. Very fun and I only had to suck on 4 cough drops to keep from having a coughing attack from the cold that returned from last month. Then since it was a rather blustery though sunny weekend we put the trip to Angel Island off until next month for Dave's birthday. Figured I would be gasping, coughing and wheezing while hiking and also if it was as windy on the bay as it was at our house, we might have been blown out to sea! We went to a local bookstore which is one of our favorite things anyway and I picked up a copy of Wicked since I had wanted to read it after seeing the musical in the city last month with my friend Ally. Then we put 29 one dollar bills in the supermarket lotto machine and bought 29 scratchers and through out the evening would scratch them. We didn't win any big money but get 4 more free tickets to keep the luck going. Have a wonderful week and let me think about a great April fools joke to put on blog space Wednesday!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

If you end up becoming a follower of my blog you will find out something about me, I am a quote junkie. I will be reading along on something and if the author has used someone's quote, I am completly derailed from the book until I can fully digest or maybe you would call it mull over the quote and how I can apply it to my life. I know, I can devote my Saturday blog to giving a quote each week to the good people out there in blog land. Hope your weekend has been going well and maybe you will find the following quote inspiring. If not then maybe I'm the only quote junkie in cyber space...

"The future is not someplace we're going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination" John Schaar

Friday, March 27, 2009

Have to use this time to tell you about a wonderful, rejuvinating Yoga experience last night. Had been doing a Yoga class since last fall at a place in Petaluma but then in February had to skip for a month due to some conflicting creative writing classes. When I was about to return found out that the studio I was attending had finished the contract of Melanie, the darling, funny Yoga instructor. Another friend that was also attendee of the same class was able to stay in touch with Melaine and we found out she had a special 2 hour class of Yin Yoga with accompaniment of Rene and Janay using ancient indigenous instruments for sound healing. It turned out to be a great evening of relax and restorative poses for aligning the chakras and meridians. I truthfully don't know what all that means but I came out of there feeling that my body (although not my sinuses) were in a good zone. So if you ever want a great Yoga experience in a lovely, inviting setting I recommend Yoga Community in the very nice little town of Sonoma. Have a great weekend and continue to watch this blog to see how having my chakras aligned helps in my writing inspirations.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Did I mention in my bio that I love Sonoma County? I do love this part of California but that love comes at a price, I am allergic to Sonoma County! The wheezing and coughing that accompanies the allergies is about to kill me. Well, just about to head to City of Sonoma for a yoga class, that's another story. Now just what a person who is allergic needs, a beautiful ride in the country...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Well, I made it home from Oregon with the Kia but being a non-mechanical chick freaked that before I was even on the freeway leaving mom's, the check engine light came on! Called Laura right away and she assured me that I should just keep driving, it was probably nothing. So drove while having an anxiety attack but nothing blew up and I got up to 75mph and also made it over the pass @ 4210 feet. Then to make sure I would still be seeing my friend Jana a few hours down the road in Ukiah, got her on the phone and she made me give a description of the car in case I didn't show up and she had to send her husband on a search and rescue mission along the boonies of I-5. So the saga of the Kia Rio ended well when I pulled into my driveway after a long day of driving and turned off the key. I only hope it will start up when my kidlet and fiance want to take it for a drive. Hope that your March goes out like a lamb and we can look forward to a beautiful April. And I want to take this time to thank my friends Ana, Rich and my sis Laura for becoming my first followers. Watch for more exciting adventures to be posted in the near future.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'm here in beautiful Southern Oregon to visit mom and Laura. So far it's been a whirlwind of activity! Drove up with one of my creative writer friends Marlene so that she could also visit her mom and sis and put on a fantastic writing/collage workshop. There were some local students in attendance and boy can we look forward to an upcoming population of some talented writers. We than spent an uproarious evening with Laura's friend eating popcorn and drinking champagne and watched "Beverly Hills Chihuahua (do I have spell check on this blog?) Today will hang around mom's relaxing and visiting, then tomorrow drive home in my nephew Andrew's Kia Rio so that my son Dan's fiance Tiffany will have her own car. So, will sign off for now and have my coffe while looking at the dusting of snow in the hills outside mom's window. Wish me luck driving the 5 speed home tomorrow. Look forward to posting many more blogs to com now that my techie sis helped me get up and running with my "Fridge Magnet Chronicles".