Montag, Juli 31, 2006


Oh, am I ever a grumpy back-to-work person today, on a Monday of all days. I should really have four walls on this cubicle of mine, extending to the ceiling. It took me most of the day to get through my 260-some emails that had clogged up my inbox, and my neck, hips and other parts are sore sore sore from reassuming the desk position. I had a restless sleep last night dreaming of being late due to traffic/work camp woes. Oh, and I missed the last two acts of the Folk Fest cause of some extreme weather and unpreparedness. Yes, I’m a big fat whiner. Good thing I get to go kick some (soccer) balls around tonight, that should get most of this out of my system. Let’s focus on the positive now, shall we?
- my raise showed up on this paycheque
- lunch with my two homegirls with a walk along the river
- I'm done in 7 minutes
- wow, that’s all I can think of

Samstag, Juli 29, 2006


and struggling to find *anything* good about it.

My honey sweetly reminds me that it's just the re-adjustment period, that grass-is-greener state of mind that happens when you come back from somewhere so beautifully and magically removed from your own reality. I could definitely live there, and have a deep knowling feeling that I will end up residing there, sooner or later, part or full time. Letting go and letting spirit take care of that one.

Finding it a little bizarre that part of what's helping me re-climatize to my metropolitan surroundings is hopping on the computer, having a look-see at what's happening in this virtual web we weave. I've been 'unplugged' for the past 10 or so days, except the last entry from the b & b (read = safe haven) in Tofino and one quick Starbucks hot spot (using my 'toy' for the first time to surf) to find it.

I've had the most outstanding and amazing vacation time, from start to finish. And I've got a whole *entire* day left, to go be Folksie with the Mama...

... just checked the schedule, I get to see both Matthew Good & Ani DiFranco on the mainstage!

Okay, okay, maybe one or two good things about this re-citifying thing.

p.s. sorry I missed you in Van, Miss Razz! Next time for sure.

Mittwoch, Juli 26, 2006

The Wild West Coast

Quick update from my holiday... it has been a blissful time of sun and sand and surf and I am loving every moment. Feeling so very very rich in so many ways, hugging trees and collecting pretty pebbles on the beach. I feel so alive in the salty air, holding hands with my love and strolling along the shore. Back next week with pics :)

Dienstag, Juli 18, 2006

thought of the day

"There are people who have money and people who are rich."

- Coco Chanel

Montag, Juli 17, 2006

Mary Mary quite contrary...

There’s something about finishing a house sit that’s not unlike checking out of a hotel. Except that you are your own chambermaid.

And gardener. The month long growth was a bit much to tackle with the manual machine I found in the tiny 1912 home-made-with–crates garage out back. Turned out to be a great workout, as I swatted at the mosquitoes (just ran out of my bug spray at the last soccer game) on my legs and wiped my brow of the sweat that quickly gathered. Ok, so it looked like a really bad haircut, but it got done.

Shhh, don’t tell anyone but I DO enjoy cleaning, and got really involved in the ‘tidying’ of the indoor garden as well, scoring myself 4 little ‘slips’ which will hopefully grow some roots for me to plant. I don’t have a green thumb by any stretch of the imagination, but I found myself innately nurturing these little green shoots, thinking of how nice it would be to have my own little collection. What’s that they say about starting with a plant, moving on to a pet…

Donnerstag, Juli 13, 2006

HNT Sassy Stampeeding... Latin style

Sass inside
Originally uploaded by ssygrl.
Finally, I'm back in the swing of Nekkidness!!! Missed y'all.

I'm liking brown these days, and the plunge of the neckline. I'm liking alot of things these days, you can't wipe that smile off my face if you tried.

Happy Summer Nekkidness!

The Key to it is

I came back to the here and how and have been enJOYing it immensely…

There has been sushi, soccer, being a squeaky wheel, celebrating 3 months, singing cowboy songs and eating wings in a country saloon, watching Johnny Depp wielding a sword… and let’s not forget


Oh yeah, and I got the s’more one taken care of last week. Mmm s’mores.

Now I’m off to do some little donut eating, Cowboy ‘observing’ and trying not to flinch when the little calves get roped. Yee Haw!

Montag, Juli 10, 2006

I am

still here.

Although I feel somewhat like a space cadet today. My various aches and pains from serving all weekend are making me question whether it was worth the effort. One more show and I’m done for the season, maybe for good. At least the rain waited until the very end of the tournament, but then showed up with reckless abandon and a hurricane warning, knocking over the vase of flowers from the bar. I still brought them home to Ma, along with some leftovers which she practically jumped for joy at.

Three full days and three half days of work left and I’ll be off on my island adventure, with a stop in wine country for ‘supplies’. Booked myself in for a massage with the bride et al at the Empress for the day before her big day.

Not much of an entry, I’m stuck in the future and fun to come instead of the now. Better come back down to earth for awhile.