Sunday, March 22, 2009

You must want to fly so much

No matter how small and
unimportant what we are
doing may seem, if we do
it well, it may soon become
the step that will lead us to
better things.”
--- Channing Pollock

Here is the handmade card that my friend
Marie sent to me last week.
"How does one become a butterfly? she asked pensively.
You must want to fly so much
that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."
from Hope for the Flowers
--- Trina Paulus

Alert blue eyes - the kitties have been out and about everywhere! I caught 2 of them doing their reproductive thing the other morning. I am trying not to think about more babies. I hope to do some trapping and fixing, but not for another 2 weeks.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The First Day of Spring - a day late!

No man in the world has
more courage than the
man who can stop after
eating one peanut.
--- Channing Pollock

I wonder if Laura ever heard from Dora again?
Well, here I am, finally! I hadn't expected to be away from the blog for so long, but the time just flies by, doesn't it? I guess another reason to live in the moment and enjoy each day as it comes. HAPPY SPRING, a day later! I had a St. Patrick's Day postcard all ready to go on the 17th too, but obviously never got that posted. I started my antibiotics on Wednesday, March 4th. Rifampin, Septra DS and Nystatin, an antifungal. I am taking all 3 for 30 days. I don't know what will happen after that. I was worried about having an adverse reaction since I would be taking all 3 medications at once and I have not taken many antibiotics in my life. The day I took my first dose, Mike and I went to the emergency room at our local hospital and I took them there. We waiting about an hour and then went reaction! :o) After that I was concerned about diarrhea and vomiting, but neither have appeared. The pharmacist thought I would have diarrhea since I was taking all 3 pills, but so far so good. I have 12 more days to go and will see my doctor on April 3rd, the day after I finish.
More rain is in the forecast for tonight and maybe tomorrow. We still need several more inches to be out of the clear of water restrictions, but, I know, we should always be careful of our water consumption. This is one area I am not good at, although I am trying. :o) This past week's weather has been mild and enjoyable. It is suppose to return later this coming week. One of the effects of Septra is to not have prolonged exposure to the sun. This was a disappointment since I like to sit outside in the sun for 20 or 30 minutes, later in the afternoon when I am home. (When the UV index is at its lowest. This is why "they" say to stay out of the sun from 10 am to 3 pm) You have to get your Vitamin D and the sunshine is the best way to do that.(I also take a Vitamin D softgel too) Don't you think it is strange that there are still so many cases of skin cancer while everyone is wearing sunscreen? I always questioned that. My pharmacist said that as long as it wasn't over 70 degrees it should be ok, otherwise to wear sunscreen if I was going to be out in the sun for a longer period of time. (which I don't plan to be the next 2 weeks) Other than all of that, I got a beautiful handmade card from my dear friend Marie that I will post tomorrow.

Monday, March 2, 2009

More Seaside Photos

There is no such thing as luck.
It's a fancy name for being always
at our duty, and so sure to be
ready when good time comes.
--- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

No postcard today, just more
pictures of our trip to the coast.

I love this was so brilliant green and velvety.

The water is Pudding Creek and runs from the hills down to the ocean. It was higher than usual because of the rain, probably 20 feet wide. The ocean is just to the right maybe 200 feet away.

Mike and I wish we could have seen inside the caves,
although I don't think they went back that far.

We were helping the erosion along
by stepping close to the edge and
watching it fall into the water.
Cheap thrills, huh?! :o)

The beach side of the creek
looks like the Grand Canyon,
not in colors, but layers.
Later in the afternoon we drove into Fort Bragg looking for fried shrimp. We ended up at the harbor at Chapter and Moons to the far left of the picture. Long story, but the shrimp was good enough. To the far right is "Captain Flints" which was in the movie "Overboard" with Goldie and Kurt. One of my favorite movies! Weren't they so cute? It was used in the scene were Kurt tells the legend of the two lovers Katerina and Arturo and the waves.
The clouds were a bit too thick
for a truly spectacular sunset,
but this one will do. :o)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HAVE A SAFE DAY!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Beachcomber Motel

The important thing is to use
today wisely and well, and face
tomorrow eagerly and cheerfully
and with the certainty that we
shall be equal to what it brings.
--- Channing Pollock

No writing or postmark date on the back of this postcard.

I am finally posting as I didn't feel like it the past couple of days. We got back from our 2 night trip to the Mendocino coast on Thursday night. Of course, we had a fabulous time and it just reinforces again, how much we need to live there. I think Mike is coming around. :o) I'll post several pictures, in somewhat order, over the next few days.

Mike had to take a picture of the back of our van loaded for just a 2 night trip! We took just about everything including the toaster ! It is a pain, but even Mike said it is worth it once we are there.

Here is our room this time. We splurge and got a room with a fireplace and whirlpool tub. With tax, etc. it was 269.00 for 2 nights. It was nice to have the gas fireplace, which was on a timer so we could go to sleep with it on. The tub was could still watch tv and sit in the tub! The room also had a vcr and I brought several shows I had taped on video for Mike to catch up.

The view on the day we arrived....Tuesday, 2-24-09. As you can see, the room was a bit more to the right of the property instead of having the beach directly in front of you like the other times we have stayed there.

Of course, we took a walk on the beach after we got everything unpacked. I'll post more pics tomorrow.
And lastly, this darling little kitten that was on a card Mike gave me. :o)