Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Good morning.

Early Fall Morning, Aspen Lake, Black Butte Ranch Oregon


"Here on the pulse of this new day
You may have the grace to look up and out
And into your sister's eyes, into
Your brother's face, your country
And say simply
Very simply
With hope
Good morning."



This is the last stanza from Dr. Maya Angelou's inaugural poem for President Clinton...
The Pulse of a New Day. Since that day in January 1993, when she read this
masterpiece out loud for the world to hear, these have been words that have
inspired the way I live. And on a day like today they seem important.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

We have arrived in London!

One of the Parliament buildings taken from a boat on the river Thames

We are all settled in our little flat, in the Maida Vale (Northwest) area of  London, and just love it. It is nothing fancy, quite small. Downstairs we have 2 bedrooms, one just large enough for a single bed. A tiny bathroom. Up some steep and CREAKY stairs is our living area, and small but well equipped kitchen. We are on the 4th floor and look out over some rooftops where I'm just sure we will see Mary Poppins floating by at any moment. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sunshine is a very good thing!

We just spent 4 sun-filled days over in Eastern Oregon at Black Butte Ranch! We rode bikes, swam laps, sat out on the deck, read magazines, did a little yard work, did a little house-organizing, drank margaritas, barbequed, laughed a lot with my sister-in-law and her husband, looked for owls, caught up on phone calls and took deep breaths of the warm, pine-scented air!

Our sweet dog, Ellie, loved to lay out on the deck in the warm sun!

*If you are ever interested in a great vacation house at Black Butte Ranch check out the house that we share with Jim's siblings on VRBO. It is a great place for getting together with a crowd of people that you love.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friends and Family... part 2

If you ask my friends and family they will tell you that I am not much of a shopper and that I rarely buy anything. I tend to be a jeans, t-shirt and a pair of boots kind of gal. That said, I do want to show you what I bought at Ann Taylor Loft yesterday. And no, that is not me in the photo.


p.s. the blouse was $29.70, the earrings were $14.70 and the ring was $9.80.