Monday, June 29, 2009

MOVING .. such sweet sorrow!!

Whew ... the boxes, the wrapping, the EVERYTHING. StrEssED .. and thoughts of so much!! last day in my dream home in Idaho and off to new adventures! I learned that if one is growing/maturing CHANGE IS INEVITABLE!! Well, I am a changin' big time!! have a great day, love, m
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Sunday, June 28, 2009

bee .......

whilst enjoying my store-bought cup of coffee b/c the pot got packed! ... I captured this bee ... in flight and doing what bee's do best! pollenate. Made me think (lately even that is a chore!) .... to bee ..... beeing .... to do what I do best?!! what do YOU do best? and how do you like to just be? xoxo, enjoy your Sunday! love, m
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Monday, June 22, 2009

addresses .... we all have them!!!

Well, Ryan and Paul will have a new one in N. Meridian 83646, Evy my friend from Florida will have a new one .... and Douglas and I will have a new one beginning 1 JUL. 2533 W. Buena Vista, Visalia CA 93291 my cell phone will stay the same! no home phone number. Please please please write to me ... YES, snail mail .. and of course, I'll have email always!!! call me even!!!!! ADDRESSES!! we all have them!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Looooooooooong weekend!!

It was great having douglas around and getting 'things' ready to pack and move. Wow .. this is happening all toooooo fast! yet, I know that I know that I know that God is in control and it's one day at a time!!!! another busy week!! keep us in your prayers if you happen to think of us. xoxox, m

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

household REPAIRS ... true story!!

this is too bizarre NOT to be true!! okay, my cooktop (glass) is cracked! not cracked all the way through just surface level. However, with the relocation I am having to get all the repairs done NOW! So, I called Jenn-Air and it took 8 days to get the part and another day to get someone out here to install it. F & D = fine and dandy. Noel, the service repairman, comes delightful as he is ... goes to replace the broken cooktop .... AND YOU WON'T EVER BELIEVE WHAT WE DISCOVERED WITH THE NEW COOKTOP ... broken out of the box in the EXACT SAME SPOT AS THE ONE IN MY KITCHEN. Go figure ... so another week, if I'm lucky ~~~ comin' down to the wire .. I'm bonked out around here and exhausted. I have a pic even to see the damage! What won't I take a photo of??????? xoxoxo, m

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Good Goods & Co. ~~ Boise, ID

no matter where I live (or YOU live) there should ALWAYS BE THAT boutique that you can escape into, shop for great goodies and just breathe a little deeper and slower. IF YOU EVER VISIT BOISE, IDAHO then go visit cheri at Good Goods & Co. it's the bestest darling boutique around! tell her I sent you. I hate to be leaving such a gem, so you all take up the slack for me ...go shop and enjoy it!! BTW, she's having her 3rd year celebration next Saturday from 11-5PM ~ this is a must do!! The boutique ~ ... delightful objects to live with is located at 5865 glenwood avenue, boise ID 83714 (208) 377.3027 trust me, YOU will find something (a trinket, an antique, uncommon gifts too!)
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we are FAMILY ... I got all my sista's with me!

this is to INFORM YOU ALL I HAVE NOT LOST MY MARBLES .... oh how I love marbles, they are next to my bubbles you know!! (here's a story just for all of YOU ~ enjoy! )
I was walking thru a cemetary (just recently) I actually enjoy this (and some of YOU will not do this with me ~ hey, I understand) and I enjoy it by myself even (it's a God thingy you know!), and I saw the most beautiful name = Cinderella Michelle. Not always have I loved my name, Michelle (long story - not interesting!) ... and I thought to myself I kinda like that name Cinderella (don't say Cindy ... the nickname would have to be ella) ... don't you just swoon when you hear that song by ella St. james (go over to my blog it's playin') .... ALL OF THIS TO SAY .... if I could name myself I'd be Cinderella Michelle Reader. Imagine going to a party with me ... and yes, this is my beloved girlfriend, Cinderella! Oh she doesn't have a wicked step momma, just a southern belle momma ... and she doesn't have any evil step sisters, just 'sista's of anotha' mother' . And she did marry Prince Charming, although sometimes living in Fairyland ain't what it used to be! Speaking of Fairyland yet another relocation for us!! to S. California ... home of the nuts, berries (SunMaid raisins) and who knows what else.
And they lived happily ever after!!!!! ta-ta my dear friends. psst ~~> I've had some very difficult days and wanted to raise my spirits so that's why I wrote this in an email to all my girlfriends literally from Coast to Coast! love you all tons!! When one is packing to move, such memories flood the mind and heart!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Memorial Day!

Doug and I were able to meet up with my brother, Darrin and his lovely wife, Carri and daughter Carrmin! We had fun ... these were still in my camera and I wanted to share them with all of you! have a great day!
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

sorrow's WORD ~ a mother's grief

life does go on .... such sorrow I've felt! and such a grief. It's difficult to explain let alone live this ... Lord, teach me what you want me to know!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

TIME .. is today's word ~ thought ~ lifestyle even!!

TIME ... in S. Africa I totally learned/lived that TIME equals relationships (it can take a long long long time to say good morning!) and people are way more important than any schedule. Fast Forward is a mode I am comfortable with; heck, I can even work at warp-speed too (only for so long ~ then I crash!) ... however, TIME to do ... telephone my friends to say 'hey' ... to catch the baby birds growing on my front porch ... to slow down and enjoy my food (not just gulp and go!) ... watch and enjoy the sunsets here in Idaho ... my schedule for the day (b/c let's face it, it is important!) ... TIME !!! that's the word!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

WORD for today

sorting ..... I am sorting through my attic, things I've collected, mementos from 26 years ... childrens items, stuff and stuff and more stuff and more & more stuff. take it from me ..... DOWNSIZING can be a good thing; however, it will also kick your butt!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

WORD for today .....

b e a u t i f u l .... after the storm such beauty. I had to make sure all the baby birds were fine, and they are! it rained all night long and powerfully around 3AMish this morning .. I know from personal experience (loooooooong story!) and it's a beautiful day. I so enjoy going to church!! have a great one, m

Friday, June 5, 2009

W O R D S .... verbage ... the english language!!

I'm way too busy and life is way to hectic ... but I so love blogworld that I've decided to choose ONE WORD for the day.

And TODAY'S WORD is FLOWERS. I actually picked my prettiest red rose, and the ever so fragrant Kentucky Imperial and gave is to Miss Sue!!! b/c that's what friends do!!have fun and enjoy life .... definately!! xoxo, m

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

bouquet .... from my yard

one of my very favO'rite things to do, after returning from a trip ..... is to go out into my yard (mind you, I've had a slow morning already!) and survey my yard .... and this is the results. My first CUT BOUQUET of the year. I absolutely love it and the smell is as perfume! have a great day. m
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