Sunday, July 23, 2006


What a summer we've had.  Unusual rain.  High heat and humidity and all before August. 

But today, today is gorgeous thus far.  The temperature is in the mid 70's, the  humidity is low, there is a generous breeze that makes my lace curtains dance with joy.  The sounds of the locust in nearby trees telling us all that summer is almost over. The neighborhood is relatively quiet, which is always welcomed.  i'm lying on my bed reading Hemimgway.  It's a beautiful day.

Where has it gone?  Mercy but time goes all to quickly these days, i think.

And yes, in the midst of the beauty i'm experiencing, i cannot forget that the Middle East and Persian Gulf and Korea are in turmoil.  While i'm enjoying a lovely day, relaxing, doing some chores, a meeting later on...there are men and women, in full combat gear, either patrolling or fighting.  There are Lebanese and Israelis who are waiting for the next bomb, or mortar rounds to fall.  There are Iraqis who are wondering if the person in front of them in line is a cowardly homicide bomber.  There are Koreans who preface their day by wondering if war will also break out for them.  And on all fronts, on all sides, there are regular non-military people who just want to live a happy and peaceful life.  i don't like war - but it is, to me, a necessary evil sometimes.  And in remembering all of this, i think makes my day, here in Pennsylvania, US, even more sweet.  Taking nothing for granted, feeling blessed.

Summer 2006

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Wee bit cranky

yes, that's right, i'm cranky.  Went to bed with a huge headache last night.  That's gone but now my stomach is doing crazy things.  And i'm tired.  And i'm mad (at who or what is a mystery, just mankind in general).  And i hate things that go on in our world...the evil, the hurt, the lies, the deceit.  Why can't everyone just live their own life and do it decently and in order?

And why can't folks remember to say 'goodbye' when they're leaving for a few days?

And why do online friends all of a sudden just 'go away' without warning, without allowing closure?

And where's the Advil?

And the coffee?

And the vodka.....

Especially the vodka...

 Edit:  AHA...who knew that three small squares of dark chocolate could lift one's mood.  Lovely!