Thursday, April 29, 2010

Are You Late for Work?

So I was wondering...anyone else notice the extreme good looks of the highway patrol on motorcycles? I have first hand knowlege due to the difficulty I have driving the speed limit!
My car is sleek and designed for speed. It is not happy when optimal speed and performance are not up to par. As I pulled over in a church parking lot and believe me I said a prayer...this cutie walks up to my car and says "Are you late for work?" I say, "no, I work for my husband and I am having some kind of muscle spasm" (yep, that would be my heart flippin and floppin)
Well, I guess he took one look at my wet hair, lack of make up and just maybe I reminded him of his MOTHER! He took the requisite driver's license, registration and said, "I'll be right back"
I am sure you will is what I am thinking along with he looks as good going as he does coming AND he is young enough to be my son! That very dear boy let me go with a warning to slow down. My adventure was last week and I have since passed "my buddy" many times. I think the highway patrol has an all points bulletin out on my car and I. A very dear man in uniform followed me just about all the way to work this morning. Have you ever noticed how poorly you drive when being followed by law enforcement?

I have carried my warning ticket around with me mostly because it reminds me to SLOW DOWN! It is symbolic of my need for speed. It is a metaphoric reminder to slow the heck down in my day to day existence. Every moment does not have to be spent multi tasking (really it doesn't) and rushing from one thing to the next. When I feel as if everything is rushing by in a how did my car get from home to work...where was I during the drive...I know I must slow down and change up the routine. No one wants to get entrenched too deeply in a rut they have created. This girl is emerging from a self imposed cocoon donning some bright colors and fluttering to a lovely nectar filled flower or two! Is your life on full auto pilot at maximum speed? Come smell the roses with me and just maybe we'll drag out the bubbles or fingerpaints!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Well I thought it was Wordless Wednesday!!!

Peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. (unknown)

So I am thinking some days (or weeks like this one) I wouldn't mind reverting to the childlike wonder that makes smooching the glass a great thing! How much fun would it be to watch the reactions of people passing by whilst your face is all you think they would avert their faces, not make eye contact and hope it was not contagious?

I wish I could take credit for this adorable photo of our grandson, Adrian...I simply borrowed it...I think it speaks volumes!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Can We Tawk?

On a recent excursion to Swan Lake and Iris Gardens with the granddarlings, these lovely Black Australian Swans were seen exhibiting some quite raucous behavior. The Black Australians are generally the most sociable of all swans...not so much during mating season.

Hey! Hey! We're talking to you...hmmpft...some birds just can't take a joke.

Ike and Tina get their feathers ruffled and leave in a Huff!
If you have ever wondered where the expression "get your feathers ruffled" came you know.
Can you believe the layer of pollen on the water? We spent a lovely albeit very hot day observing the variety of water fowl...admiring flowers...playing...picnicking...Life is Very, Very Good!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Thanks, but NO thanks

I love a great massage and a fabulous pedicure. A great hairstylist is worth their weight in gold as far as I am concerned. Recently, I read an article about some of the following really super bizarre spa treaments :

  • snakes that relieve tension (I don't think so) for about $70 one can have non venomous snakes slither across your back thus massaging it and relieving tension. thanks!

  • take a bath in tea, coffee, red wine, sake, or ramen noodles. (Japan) Sake is supposed to be good for your tea boosts the immune system. I honestly don't know what to think about soaking in a vat of ramen noodles...ewww! The Czech Republic offers tubs of dark beer!

  • the Hershey's Chocolate Spa (finally an idea I can wrap my brain around) perhaps a Whipped Cocoa Bath, Chocolate Bean Polish or a Chocolate Fondue Wrap

  • 24-karat gold facial treatment (for the mere price of $250) said to date back to Cleopatra, said to accelerate cell renewal and reverse oxidation.

  • The Geisha Facial - sterilized Nightingale excrement (contains important enzymes for your skin) at the mere cost of $180 you too can rub bird poo on your face!

  • Viagra for your hair...yes you heard it is actually bull sperm combined with Katera root??? Try it and let me know.

  • Cactus massage - yes a cactus massage opposed to a stone massage or a snake massage...$245 smackers and you can have prick-free (oh don't go there) cactus pads blended and massaged into your skin.

  • A butt facial (there has got to be a good joke in there somewhere) exfoliation and microcurrent (sounds electric) therapy to remove any bumps or lumps finishing with an organic spray tan. Yep, I need my butt spray tanned...solve all my problems.

  • Caviar Firming eggs for the face (guarooonteeed to transform your dull complexion to firm, radiant's that for a fish story)

  • Get wrapped in wet hay...whilst lying on a water bed you will be wrapped in wet hay which has been harvested from the meadows of Alpe Di Siusi...the only plus side for me is that you have to go to Italy for the treatment...I guess hay from the meadows of Alpe Di Siusi harvested at only certain times is better than hay harvested any ole time in the good ole USA...not a go for allergy sufferers!

And last but not least...a friend tried this in Singapore...the photos gave me the willies:

  • Garra Rufa fish (Doctor Fish) feet are placed into a small pool and filled with these little carp who eat the dead skin on your feet and legs...picture me shivering at the very thought! lovies...your assignment should you choose to accept it...try one of these fabulous treaments and report back to me!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

If I were a ...

I borrowed this fun idea from Yolanda at Perfectly Imperfect:

If I were a day I would be Saturday

If I were a time of day I would be 10:00 a.m.

If I were a planet I would be Jupiter

If I were a sea animal I would be a Dolphin

If I were a direction I would be Southeast

If I were a piece of furniture I would be a Chair (with arms)

If I were a liquid I would be Water

If I were a gem stone I would be a Pearl

If I were a tree I would be a Mimosa

If I were a tool I would be an Ax

If I were a flower I would be a Daisy

If I were an element of weather I would be Rain

If I were a musical instrument I would be a Harp

If I were an emotion I would be Joyful

If I were a fruit I would be a Pomegranate

If I were a color I would be Turquoise

If I were a car I would be a Porsche 911Convertible

If I were a sound I would be Laughter

If I were a place I would be the Coast (of just about anywhere)
If I were a city I would be Charleston

If I were a material I would be Cotton

If I were a taste I would be Salty

If I were a scent I would be Honeysuckle

If I were a body part I would be Eyes

If I were a song I would be a Ballad

If I were a bird I would be a Flamingo

If I were a gift I would be a Crystal Bowl

If I were a door I would be Glass with Lace Curtains

If I were a pair of shoes I would be Birkenstocks (even though I would want to be stilettos)

If I were a poem I would be Free Verse

I would love to know...what would you be?