Monthly Archives: August 2016

How To Have A Well Behaved Cat

Well I bet you were p.u.r.r.r.haps just a little surprised by today’s post title. P.u.r.r.r.haps not. I  hope you don’t expect a huge dissertation or anything. I’ve recently learned it’s quite simple how to have a p.u.r.r.r.fectly well behaved cat. Of course you are familiar with Darjeeling our feline mademoiselle. ‘Qui???’ ‘no???’ “I’m easy”….Darjeeling♡ and so you must know she is the smartest sweetest cat. However, a few months back it was brought to my attention she had been putting on weight. It must be all the easy coastal living. So very consciously a behavior modification was put into action. Administering smaller portions of food, and making sure that she ate only her food. At first she did not particularly enjoy this new gourmet regimen. And, often meowed long, and loud to let it be known. And, like any loving form of self discipline to be effective… she it needed to be consistent. As time passed, and she … Continue reading

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‘Beyond The Borders’

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you-it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you…Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”~Anthony Bourdain Hi, I’ve missed you!  I’ve been traveling through British Columbia. This was my first time there, and I’ve got to say I was captivated from the get go. Come on I’ll share with you a few highlights of my travels. I don’t have lots of time because my dear friend from California is visiting. I’m looking forward  to sharing all my favorite fun shops here on the coast. Oh, and of course this sweet little cottage. One of the main reasons that I love to travel is that it increases my connection to others, & myself. Travel allows … Continue reading

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Do You Know What You Love?

  “Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it.” ~Ninon de l’Enclos More than likely as you read today’s post I’ll be in another country. Yep. I’m on a little vacation. I promise to share about it in a future post. However, today I have a question for you. Do you know what you love? Have you ever written it down? If you haven’t I would like to challenge you to take a little time to do it. You might be surprised what you find out. I know that I love people who have a real passion for life. A zest for living fully. A flair for adventure, and spontaneity. Perhaps those that might even live a little on the edge. I love edge~i~ness. Edge~y as in dancing in the street, letting … Continue reading

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The Coos County Fair & Rodeo

  The corn is knee-high, zucchini is growing like crazy, and the hay bales are stacked in the barn. Lemonade, laughter, and the season for a “Barn Full of Fun” at the the 104th Coos County County Fair & Rodeo. Let’s go! I’ve always enjoyed county fairs. I remember loving them as a young girl growing up in California. The L.A. County Fair was HUGE. And, then there was the Orange County Fair on the OC fairgrounds. However, experiencing the Coos County Fair was such a wonderful small town experience which reminded me of why I love attending them. Fairs unite people. Friends and neighbors come together for a few days of carnival rides, competitions, food, and sheer Americana fun. They represent the very best of farming heritage and tradition, and honor the years of hard work  and dedication that developed the towns and farms of the county. Mostly they … Continue reading

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A County Fair Pie Entry

  “As I entered the kitchen a haze of white flour permeated the air. And through the haze I discerned a solitary figure in an apron. She shreiked, (to her weary husband)  ‘I need more unsalted butter!’  I pulled on my coat and deposited myself  into the dark, foggy, misty evening. Grumbling under my breath I said ‘This is my THIRD trip to the grocery store!’ I thought to myself, ‘What a guy will do for apple pie.’ When I arrived home the flour covered baker was sitting in dismay and said “I really think I should do this in the morning.”  I turned away and sighed with relief.”      

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