Saturday, December 26, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Well good bye West Coast and hello Holidays! Holidays as in Christmas and new years... and also Holidays as in vacation for a few weeks. We left Barrytown last Friday for a trip up through Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson, Wellington and Hamilton. I am currently in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty on the East coast of the North island. Its not the chilly-air, wrapped up beside a fire, Christmas Vacation playing on the DVD, poking fun at my brothers, cooking with mom, having an TAB (Tasty Adult Beverage) with dad, and Christmas carols 24-7 on all the radios...but it will be nice. I have some great friends and a family that I will be spending it with... So although I will not be with my loving fam (whom of course I will greatly miss laughing and conversing and being with), everyone can sleep soundly as I will be very well taken care of! I know everyone was worried! Ha! But truthfully, take advantage of the chance you have to share meals and hugs and presents and love...after all...Tis the Season!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
We’ve all heard the expression, “Beauty is only skin deep!’’ Today I am inviting everyone that follows my blog to take a look beneath the surface. This pertains to many things we encounter on a daily basis... individuals, places, situations, etc. Sometimes it takes a little while to know the true personality of a person or place...or when you look deeper into things, you will discover a side or aura that you didn’t know was there. Other times it takes a situation in order for this beauty to present itself. For example, the beach here in Barrytown is covered with rocks... gray rocks... the beach just looks gray. Then on a jog one drizzly morning...yeah the same drizzle that brings most people down into depressing funk like the Monday blues...the rain exposed the most beautiful of colors! That’s right...the gray rocks were all of a sudden exploding with many deep rich colors when you actually took a closer look. Once wet, the rocks true colors were revealed and it was a great treasure. So, today I invite everyone to take a more in-depth peak at things. You might be surprised at the beauty you will find when you dig deeper and look beneath the surface!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
"Life is one fast-moving train, and you have to jump aboard and
hold on to your hat and relish the sweep of the wind as it rushes
by. You have to enjoy the journey, it's unthankful not to."