Saturday, June 18, 2011


I wonder what it is about “the crush” that is so powerful – something that can turn a strong-willed, relatively stable forty (cough cough) something year old adult into a 12-year-old – and one completely incapable of sentient thought or verbalization other than “Oh. My. GOD – and then what did he say?????”

I’ve been trying, for a number of months now, to get over a crush.  Obviously it’s not going to go anywhere.  Obviously he’s not into me, in the same way I am into him.  Obviously his chest doesn’t hurt when he looks at me… mine, however, does - whenever I look at him. 

I try REALLY hard not to look.

I’ve been on vacation for 2 weeks.  Absence heals, right? Nope.  

I had a facebook message from a girlfriend of mine today – telling me that he had been into the branch today and was actually asking about me – mentioned he hadn’t seen me in ages and wondered where I am.

I swear to God, I turned into a 12 year old girl the second I read that.  Was dying to know EXACTLY what he said… HOW he said it… how he looked when he was asking…


There should be a cure for this – I would be willing to bet that if someone could come up with a cure for the common crush he or she would make an absolute FORTUNE from adults trying to remain adult.

And damn it all, when I am back to work next week I just *know* I am going to be looking for him until I see him again – in spite of the fact that obviously it’s not going to go anywhere.  And also in spite of the fact that obviously he’s not into me, in the same way I am into him. 

With love across the waters,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Back Yard – Feng Shui Finished!

I ended up coming home from vacation nearly a full week early. Yes, I am sick, and VERY unhappy that this is the second vacation in a row I have gotten a head cold at the beginning of the second week! It sure puts a cramp on plans of relaxation and rest when one becomes unable to breathe properly through one’s nose.


Ok, enough whining.

In light of being home and having close to a week of time to putter around the house (albeit slowly and with lots of rest in between bouts of putter due to the lack of energy and incredible speed at which I tire when I am sick) I thought this would be a good time to try and complete at least SOME of my Feng Shui activities.

First up was the back yard.  All it really needed was a lawn mow, weed-eat, light weed in the herb garden and…. Ta-da!  I also finally located a fairly inexpensive bistro set at Slegg Lumber.  I picked it up late yesterday afternoon and quite enjoyed sitting outside with my coffee and book first thing this morning – it really HAS become an extension of my living room and, with the patio doors open and dappled sunshine in the yard, it’s quite a pleasant place to be now! it's not 100% finished, I'm certain I'll tweak little bits here and there still, but the big stuff is now truly done!

The back yard - done!  Woo hoo!
 Ooh – and with the Clematis now really dug in and growing happily, the compost is more easily blending into the background!

Clematis masking compost bin
Next up, I’m going to have to spend some serious focus time on my Career & Life Path zone.  Time to quit fiddling around, bring myself that permanent full time job and once and for all settle down!

Stay tuned! 

With love across the waters,

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vacation Pictures Part II

This morning at low tide, Jasmine and I went for a walk around Cougar Island.  Here are some pictures from our excursion.  I'm not certain how Cougar Island got its name - perhaps that's a research project for tomorrow (it is supposed to maybe rain tomorrow) 

The spit at the lagoon

View of Lindner's Cabin

Interesting trees

A small patch of wild flowers

More wild flowers

A happy dog on a path through the trees

I *think* this may actually be a baby eagle feather!

Wild roses

Wild rose up close

Cool hollowed out stump - this would be an excellent place to hide stuff for a treasure hunt!!


Secluded bay

Lone Gary Oak tree on the rocks

Interesting stump

Another shot of the happy dog

Someone's fort...

The winds have started to come back up and I think it may be time for me to get some work done on the boat launch - my plan is to rake out some of the very steep hilly bits into a more levelled area for us to pull the boat up onto.

With love across the waters!


The other day was slightly overcast for most of the day -clouds and windy for most of the day.  Just around supper time (as is normal) the winds dropped and the skies cleared for a really pretty sunset. 

This is the best one of the bunch, and, of course, here is my little watcher - making certain I don’t get too far away and that I come home safe and sound.

Sunset on a calm night

My Watcher

With love across the waters,