Friday, November 27, 2009

Giving Thanks 2

I'm thankful for turkey and all the fixins.

I'm thankful for silly pictures.

I'm thankful for silly family.

I'm thankful for tryptophan induced comas.

I'm thankful for the gathering of generations around the table.

I'm thankful for dog training tips from my sister.

How could you not be thankful for this handsome face?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

I am thankful for friends who are like family.

I'm thankful for the 17 hours it took to smoke a 22 pound bird.

Thankful for friends (k9 and human) who kept me company.

Im thankful for cheap beer and handtools.

Thankful for beautiful mountains.

Thankful for beautiful cottages in those beautiful mountains that allow beautiful pups to run and play with beautiful children.

I'm thankful for old VW pop-ups with comfy beds to sleep on while keepin the bird smokin'.

Thankful for front porch jamming.

I'm thankful for inspiration.

I'm thankful for expressive, regional mountain dialects.

I'm thankful for giving.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Life. Time. Choice. Yours.

A lot of time has passed since I've used this Blog. The events have been many. The directions have been changing. Friends have come and girlfriends have gone. Yet, through it all, I remain.

I guess so much has happened since I last wrote (check out Facebook if you're really that interested). I am definetly not like my sister, I don't feel the blogger itch. I just can't keep my readers (there are readers?) up to date. Shoot, I'm lucky if I call my folks each month (doesn't mean I don't love the shit out of them). I guess my birth sign has something on me. I'm half Gemeni (explains my Jeckle and Hyde bi-polar roller coaster of life) and half Cancer (explains my poor communication/ introverted/ sensitive/ hidden self).
Still, despite my habits/ routines/ neurological hard-wiring I have a burning (nagging) passion to create and shape my own reality. I believe doing that requires determination, hard-work, faith, and some luck of fate. Really if I could create my own reality EXACTLY how I would like it...I would probably be too overwhelmed with the choices I would have and not change a thing. I'm glad so much of life's facts are beyond my control. Of course, you always have choice. Thankfully, no matter how it might hurt sometimes, I love that we all have choices and how those choices effect everyone in some way. Somehow.

So my choice right here, right now, is to communicate to others, with this forum, my simple joys, sorrows, celebrations, worries, and probably most important, laughter.

Let's start with this little guy Bruno. I adopted him from the pound just a week ago. He has already learned: a new name, how to sit, how to eat rice with hot sauce, how to have diaherria from eating rice with hot sauce, how to fetch, how to return from fetching, how to drop, how to find his leash, how to take a duece in places I don't have to clean up after him, how to play nice with kids, how to chase chickens, and just today how to swim in the South Mills River. There's a lot to say about my new best friend, and maybe I will someday.

Until then, here I am. Wherever you go there you are. Live. Love. Laugh.

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Window stars, originally uploaded by locomotivated.

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Always a student. Always a teacher. Live. Love. Laugh.


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