Friday, December 29, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
We went to Boarders together yesterday to do some Christmas shopping I think I was to directive about some of our choices its hard to think of Sam as grown up.
He has a case of Jet lag so I am waiting for him to get some rest
Wake up wake up and play with mommy! New York is three hours ahead of California so he’s really not ready to wake up yet
Monday, December 18, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Today is raining on my serenity
Ragged around the edges
I think of my warm bed with fondness
A friendly book to share covers
Or perhaps I’ll Just burrow down into the
Dark depths of the warm blankets
Ten things I love
A lazy afternoon at the bookstore
A new Jenifer Crusiebook
I was going to write ten things I love but for some reason today they just won’t come to mind
Looking for seashells on the beach
Morton bird refuge where the chickadees eat sunflower seeds from my hand
Well Ive made it to eight just two more to go
Going to an art museum and number ten buying a new scarf
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Actually it’s not too wet maybe I will venture outside anyway. I feel kind of grumpy like I got up on the wrong side of the bed, I think it’s because I spent the night in a motel room. I hate motels the beds are too hard and I only like sleeping in my own bed with my own pillows, but I have a lovely cup of steaming tea and that can fix most of the inconveniences in life. So I guess I will go shower and see what the breakfast bar looks like. Wishing you all a day filled with rainbows.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I was blessed with a very nice roommate and a new friend
This week is full of doctor visits but I am planning on seeing some friends mixing the sweet with the bitter.
As I will in the city I won’t be posting this week Thank you all for your good wishes
Saturday, October 21, 2006
so I am in that state
Hospitals don't let me blog
So till they let me out
I'm in a fog
OK - bad poetry ----
Harmony asked me to let you know she is in the hospital and will be back posting as soon as she gets out...
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
A minister decided that a visual demonstration
would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.
Four worms were placed into four separate jars.
The first worm was put
into a container of alcohol.
The second worm was put
into a of cigarette smoke.
The third worm was put into
a container of chocolate syrup.
The fourth worm w! as put into
a container of good clean soil.
At the conclusion of the sermon,
the Minister reported the following results:
The first worm in alcohol -
The second worm in cigarette smoke -
Third worm in chocolate syrup -
Fourth worm in good clean soil -
So the Minister asked the congregation -
What can you learn from this demonstration?
Maxine was sitting in the back,
quickly raised her hand and said,
"As long as you drink,
smoke and eat chocolate,
you won't have worms!"
Well I read this and thought Maxine is right, I need to take up smoking but then C said Harmony since you don’t smoke you’ll have to eat twice as much chocolate. Well… if I must, I must.
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
While reading True Balance I kept thinking I am not very balanced not that that is any big surprise one of my reasons for reading the book is that I want more balance and serenity in my life. After reading Potato Prints list I decided to see if I could make one of my own.
Things that ballance me
Walks on the beach or at the park
Chakra meditation group
Sitting in the garden
Taking a nap
Writing poetry or in my Journal
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
2,9996 is a tribute remembering the lives of the victums of 9/11. My posts this weekend will be in memory of Dorothy Morgan.
On the Trade Center victims list she is listed as Dorothy Morgan, 47 years, Hempstead NY. That doesn’t say much but there are fragments of information that survive her. That is part of the tragedy of her sudden death - that we are left with only fragments. Described by her daughter as “a diva” and “a beautiful person,” the two words I most often found used to describe her were "warm" and "smiling."
Some of the fragments paint a picture for us of this beautiful woman and tell us that her family were important to her. She made time every week to spend with her mother Dorothy Burke, her daughter Nykiah and her grandson. She was an active member of the Faith Baptist Church in Hempstead and the Allen African-American Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamaica, Queens. We also know her birthday is March 12, she collected Barbie Dolls and frequently ate Chinese take out ( something many of us probably have in common with her). She worked at Marsh McLennan as a broker.
Dorothy left behind her daughter Nykiah Morgan and Nykiah's son, her mother, Dorothy Burke, sisters Ethell Bennett, Patricia Williams, Earlene Stephenson and Stephanie Rose, brothers Desi Burke, Cecil Burke as well as nices and other friends and family.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Early this morning, from the back window, grazing at the edge of the lawn, I saw two doe and two fawns. I am sitting here on the front porch and I am not going to think about the box I am unpacking in the front room, I’ve opened it and spread everything out on the table, thrown away as much as possible .
Now I am at the stage where I stare at it in bafflement and occasionally walk by and move something then do more baffled starring but I am not going to think about any of that; instead I am going to drink a cup of hot coca with marshmallows and listen to the sound of falling rain and hummingbird wings as a dozen or so fly overhead maneuvering for a spot at the feeder.
I have a copy of the The Time Traveler's Wife that I’ve just started. When I put it down I was on page 55 and Henry is naked waiting in the meadow. I think this must be where he meets Clare so I wish you a good evening and I am going to join Henry and Clare.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
A father was at the beach with his children
when the four-year-old son ran up to him,
grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore
where a seagull lay dead in the sand.
"Daddy, what happened to him?" the son asked.
"He died and went to Heaven," the Dad replied.
The boy thought a moment and then said,
"Did God throw him back down ?"
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Papers - Papers are the worst, especially the unsorted boxes of papers. I seem to spend hours filing, I don’t want all of these papers but I never know what is safe to throw away.
Moving creates numerous questions such as -- How can my shelves and boxes both be full and where are my clothes…?
I was surprised to find out how many videos and DVDs I own. Why don’t I have anything to watch if I have this many DVDs?
Imagine my surprise when I opened a box only to find a bag of trash instead of being thrown out it found its was into a box… I know elves ---- I didn’t believe before, but now I am a believer. They sure have a wicked sense of humor.
Where is that file of important papers I need? --- I know I set them out carefully, They must be here - I knew I was going to need them!!!
Monday, August 21, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
I have been reading John Daido Loori’s Book The Zen of Creativity very inspiring so inspiring that I dug threw my boxes looking for my camera, finally found it in an old handbag. When I went outside a very gentle rain was coming down. I immediately wanted to photograph a raindrop as it splashed into the pond…completely unsuccessful.
Took a photograph of a Moonglow Nasturtium that I am pleased with.
Sat in a lounger on the porch watching the rain come down, hummingbirds circling my head. Photographed some humming birds need to try again all I got were silhouettes.
A bear just wandered into the yard doing his yard inspection he’s a very handsome black bear, he didn’t stay long when I got up to get a closer look he wandered off Its peaceful here on the deck and one never knows what visitors will decide to show up.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
When I was growing up my teacher told me that animals don’t have souls. I don’t know whether they were right or wrong - but lingering in my soul are special memories of both my dog Ted and my cat Ginger.
Ted was a white ball of fluff that wiggled from head to tail when he was happy and that was most of the time. He weighed about 15 pounds and looked like a downed rat after his bath until he was fluffy and dry again. He was charming and well behaved - a delightful companion on walks and a special connoisseur of art - he loved the art galleries although his charm frequently distracted other patrons. He was fiercely brave didn’t think twice about defending against three full grown German Shepherds, after one bout we rushed out to retrieve his body and to our amazement he was only momentarily stunned.
My dog Ted who could on occasion be very insightful and wise - disliked my ex on sight. Although I don't remember my little dog disliking anyone else - he proved that he was smarter than I.
Ginger was a purebred cream-colored Persian - an aristocrat of Persians, whose pedigree included cats that had won both kitten of the year and cat of the year national awards. She had a most wonderful personality - far superior to that of any other cat I’ve ever owned. I bought her for myself with money I received from an insurance settlement, and what a reward I gained from that settlement! Any time night or day, her purr was always switched on. When I was busy she would rest at my feet, when I got tired she would sit me down climb up into my lap and talk to me. At night she slept on my shoulder. I was devastated when she died. Around the time of her death my marriage dissolved - and one of the more unforgivable things my ex did when he decided to divorce me was to give away her kittens.
This morning I felt a cat walking across my bed and curling up beside my shoulder --- when I turned my head and opened my eyes to pet her --- no one was there.
more pet stories at http://sundayscribblings.blogspot.com/
Friday, August 18, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement -- not even her parents' nasty divorce. Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear and would be the best dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!
A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new young wife had bought the exact same dress! Jennifer asked her to exchange it, but she refused "Absolutely not. I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I'm wearing it," she replied. Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, "Never mind sweetheart. I'll get another dress. After all, it's your special day."
A few days later, they went shopping and did find another gorgeous dress. When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, "Aren't you going to return the other dress? You really don't have another occasion where you could wear it." Her mother just smiled and replied, "Of course I do, dear. I'm wearing it to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Monday, July 31, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Fly through the skyon wings of gold
song of buzzing
kiss the flowers and
save plenty of honey.
But sting me not!
Fly through the sky
on wings of gold
song of flight
kiss the flowers and
gather plenty of nectar
into sweet honey to make
But, sting me not!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
a man searches the trash can leaves with today’s paper
two sit side by side eating hotdogs and sharing a drink
he holds the door for her. Her hand trails across his but as she passes him.
leaning on the railing a woman with two handbags talks into her cell…
the boats engine rumbles voices merge in chattering chorus
cool breeze from open window drifts across my face
a string of green lights trim the bridge as if two trees with red stars atop each tree
the two ferries pass each other lights aglow in the night
men refold their newspapers
I stifle a yawn
Spiderman reader turns a page
newspapers are refolded again
“all crew members, please prepare for docking ,all crew members, prepare for docking”
newspapers go into the trash can a few passengers stroll to the end of the boat
intent redhead continues to read Spiderman engrossed
passengers voices compete with the sound of the engine
the ferry approaches the dock and remaining passengers move forward seats are empty now
must leave the boat
at this time
all ashore please
the clock flashes 10:56 PM 07/24/06
toddlers voice pierces my ears
Friday, July 14, 2006
Had a lousy morning, my last appointment with my psychiatrist he’s transferring me to another doctor feel depressed and stressed about that am not looking forward to meeting a new doctor. I went and saw Peter afterwards and my day got much better I was feeling very upset and weepy Peter was very comforting he put needles in my ears and gave me one of his beautiful energy blessings (he doesn’t call them blessings but that’s how they make me feel), then I went to Rock Star where I spent the afternoon looking at rocks the store owner noticed my hand was hurting and found some crystals for me to hold to ease the pain it worked to. The first one he handed me was a clear quartz it gave me prickles from my scalp to my ankles, and it has a very intense personality then he handed me a pair of green stones with burl type markings one for each hand they had a much calmer quieter energy. Last he handed me a pair of creamy yellow and white stone that he said come from caves their energy was very soft and soothing which I thought was odd because I didn’t expect a rock to feel soft. He compared their feeling to chicken soup.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
In summer heat
Carolyn Morgan copyright 2005
Used with permission
I ran an errand just two blocks away I feel wilted it is HOT out there. Humid hot and the air smells stale outside and it stinks of diesel and I don’t know what. I am not getting much done mostly just sitting in front of the fan.
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Spent the entire day yesterday at the doctors, took my poor son with me because I was planning on going to YJ Harmonys’ meditation http://www.harmonyj.com/events/harmonyjevents.html afterwards I didn’t even come close it had been over for couple of hours by the time I was finished. I don’t understand how going to the doctors and sitting in a chair for five hours doing nothing can be so exhausting. When I left I was so tired I felt like sitting down in the middle of the street and crying, I came home and lay down to tired to undress I went to sleep still wearing my blue jeans and my glasses.
The cat woke me up walking on the bed beside me when she curled up next to me I remembered that I don’t have a cat anymore. I got up and visited Beyond the Fields We Know http://kerrdelune.blogspot.com/ she has some beautiful posts I would look at each post and think the same thing “oh wow, beautiful!” I started laughing at myself for being so repetitive.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
It's been a crazy week on the downside. I've been given notice I have to move the end of this month, finding housing in New York is hard enough without my nonexistent budget.
On the plus side, I saw a black bear this week in the yard will visiting friends and that night. About one o'clock, I got to see a flying squirrel was absolutely adorable with the biggest eyes( yes,good things can happen when you have insomnia).
Last night, I went to Peter's workshop it was the perfect thing for a stressful week a completely beautiful experience. I am looking forward to the next one on July 21th Friday at 7:00 pm at A.R.E.
A friend of mine sent me an email with this link, its worth a visit. http://blueballfixed.ytmnd.com/
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
juicy green oval
sweet fragrant juice