These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I'm painting my door red. The name of the color is "Zesty Red," but that doesn't do it justice. It's like the color of chile peppers when they are dried. It's kind of like a deep, rich adobe red, vibrant, yet not bright like a cherry color. I primed the door last night and put on the first coat of red today. The color isn't even across the door yet, as I can still see the more lightly covered areas, but I'm happy with the color I picked. I think it is going to be gorgeous! When it is finished, I'll put up some pictures.

A friend on facebook mentioned that a red door means something in feng shui. I didn't know what, so I looked it up and found it is called the lucky red door, and it brings power, luck, prosperity, a sense of reality, and boosts energy or chi in the home. That's good! And to think, I just painted it red because I wanted to!

My hummingbirds seem to be moving toward migration. It's a bit early, and perhaps some will still be around for a while. I've noticed that the feeders aren't being emptied daily now. I'm filling them about every 36 hours. A month ago I was filling them two or three times a day! I think there are just 10-12 birds left now. They eat with vigor, but it's not enough to empty the feeders. I'll be sad to see them go and will look forward to their return in the spring.

Today was another slightly uneasy day as I worked with my niece and two nephews toward getting their parents, my sister and brother-in-law, into an assisted living home that is almost affordable. It is going to mean another move across the state of Texas for them, sadly. My job is to try to help my sister understand the financial reasons and the benefits of the move, to be sure she knows what is going on, an to be sure she doesn't feel ganged up on. Her kids, especially my niece, is adamant about the fact that this must be her decision, not ours. Thank god, that girl has a decent amount of Social Worker in her heart! We know what is best for them in most areas, but what is best for them emotionally is something only they, i.e., my sister, can say. She seems to understand the basics, but it has to be terribly difficult for them to move again in less than 3 years, to uproot from a new support system where they were just beginning to feel "at home."

The good thing is that if she selects what we all agree to be the best choice, my sis will be near Lubbock, just about 4 hours from me. I will be able to go see her every month or six weeks. She will be near where one granddaughter is going to school, and near her son whose two sons live nearby and the other five children from that family will visit for a long two months soon. She will be within driving distance of her twin brother in the panhandle and other relatives still living in west Texas. She will miss friends made in the Dallas area, but will gain more family contact. And my sis is friendly, she makes new friends easily. In fact she was selected as Miss Congeniality in the Ms. Senior Allen (TX) pageant last year. I know she hates to have to do it, but she will make friends again.

Still .... My heart aches for her.

On a totally unrelated topic, a good thing happened following the trip to Roswell. And if you're a guy, you probably want to quit reading now, unless you're weird, a perv, and you like discussions about women's lingerie! I found a bra at Target, their Gilligan & O'Malley line, several years ago that I loved. Then, a year or more ago, I wanted to buy a couple new ones, only to learn that they weren't making them anymore. I checked online, and they had none. I've been looking ever since for a reasonable replacement, but have found nothing. I really, really need some, and after seeing nothing similar for the 48th time at Target, I decided to go online to see if I could find something, now where to look, in preparation for making a trip to Albuquerque for such.

My search lead me to a few possibilities .... priced from $48 to $68 !!! OK, my boobs don't need solid gold encasements!! Puhleeze!! Have lingerie manufacturers escaped the knowledge that no one has big bucks now?? What is with that? Just before I signed off, I decided to check again to see if there is perhaps a similar replacement that just hasn't arrived at the store in Roswell. Holy cow! They had some of my bras! I assume these are some that were left over in some stores, and they are being sold online only. And guess what? They were priced at $11.88!! What? Well, yeah! Damn skippy I ordered me some! Woo hoooo!! I can be a sexy lady again for a couple years. I guess then it's all over for me! Look out world, I got a lotta livin' to do in two years! Get outta my way!!!


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!