Saturday, April 23, 2005
IT'S TURTLE DAYS!
Today is Turtle Days in J.T.
I must confess, that despite living here almost two decades, I don't know the origins of this celebration. The name in itself is puzzling, as there are no turtles in our desert. We do have amazing Tortoises-lots of them. Once I figure out how to post pictures, I will share Miss Emma, an amazing tortoise I rescued some 8 years ago, and cared for , until the dreaded day day she escaped, after the gas company crew dug a 5 ft hole just outside our fence, to fix somthing or another, and in the process, severed the electric lines.
A night of stumbling around with flashlights was not particularily enjoyable; however, making my morning walk, plate of vegies in hand, down to Emma's burrow, and finding it empty ...well,..it was devastating !
But, I digress, I am off to see The Turtle Festival with my Digi camera in hand!
Sunny and 70 today-perfecto for moi!
Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Father Mother God, Let me travel this day with new eyes. I am thankful for new friends, the stregnth to not give up in the face of uncertainty, the courage to speak my truth, no matter the audience,the insight to realize I am only one instrument in your infinite symphony, Let me play my part well, so that we may all resonate in harmony.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
sisters sojourn community
I visit "The sisters "blog daily . Linda and Karen, wonderful artists and fun gals. this is my response to the post asking why do older women mind eating alone??
Heya sisters,I have menopausal memory, so i don't know if i will ever figure out which one is which, Is it Linda or Karen? Karen? or Linda? which sister's which??I am generally confused daily as my estrogen plummets, and all other blancing hormones grow more imbalanced.Just re- reading my first six sentneces clarifys the point i am making.O.K. so eating alone. I agree with you , i love to eat what i want when i want; especially in a calm comfortable environment.Most women over sixty lived in the culture of "family meal" as a sacred act. Feeding the family. THe keeper and Godess of the family meeting table. Often the focus of the day to day activities-preparing ,shopping, getting out the recipee cards and getting down to the act of making an preparing the meal. THis was all a part of the rythmn or flow of a family day. When the empty nest occurs it often transforms into a mini-cosm of the previous; however now her vocation is down to the prep for two.I so admire these women like this. Like my 83 yr old mother in law carolyn, who still cans, freezes and jars fresh fruits, veggies and sauces, to nourish her family, neighbors, people at her church.She has always loved this and always will. So, to be in your 60's,living alone may be a bit sad and lonley at meal timeI am ashamed to say , that if i never cooked another thing a day in my life, Id be thrilled!!!!I am working on changing the "ashamed to admit" part of that.MB
Posted by: MB April 19, 2005 11:06 AM
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Tuesday, April 19, 2005
THE MYSTERY IS SOLVED YIPEEE!
MOVE OVER ..sherlock homes
by complete trial and error, and a whole lot of frickin time, i discovered someone from 2003 has the Blog address "life in the desert"
, which is the TITLE of my blog,
not my blog address!(thedesertdaybyday)
i WAS SOOO CONFUSED,but now i am not
well.. at least for the next 2 minutes .....
I just posted this on Rosie O'Donnel's Blog. How I miss her. She is such a beautiful soul, who doesnt know it. Perhaps this defines an angel.
live in your colors,moving,breathing,playing.
close the mind,open the heart.
trust eveything,fear included.
no evil,anywhere,just fear
we are all scared, its just another color.
and this to the new cardinal election:
I liked the Cardinal with the black skin and beeming smile!
He seemed to eminate a universal love,but of course,
,the secret voting , behind closed doors, all male....
what did i expect
a miracle ?
my soul aches
SOMEONE ELSE HAS MY NEW BLOG NAME
Hello new Friends,
I just started ny bog 2 days ago. It took me forever as i was clueless to what i was doin. Anyway, i posted a comment on another site and expected return comments here. i went back to the site amd clicked on my blog link,
TO FIND MY BRAND NEW BLOG NAME BELONGS TO SOMEONE ELSE, WHOS LAST POST WAS 2003!
I just e-mailed blogger help and am hoping they will respond quickly. If anyone reads this and has suggestions please write away!
it is a a chilly, windy, morning in the desert.