Friday, May 30, 2008

Weekly Theme:
Share part of yourself

Right now I'm suffering with Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris,
a skin disease, so this is the only part of my body
I will show at this time.

With a nod and wink to my friend, Jimmy Lee!

Sunday, May 25, 2008


You can take the teacher out of the school,
but you can't take the school out of the teacher.

When headed over to watch my nephew Billy
and his sister Emma, I quickly print out
some beginning reading books.

I love sharing the books with them.
We spend a lot of time reading them
over and over again.

Emma is beginning to learn to read.

Thought of the day: "If you can read this, thank a teacher!"

Friday, May 23, 2008

Weekly Theme: Shoes

I wasn't sure what to use for this week's theme, then
I visited a friend in Chico and we happened to
go by a unique shoe store. It had so many
interesting shoes...even
Carrie Bradshaw would love them!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Weekly Theme: Candy

Taken at a candy store in San Diego!

Got Red?

Every color you can image!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Full Weekend

As weather warms and trees have exchanged their blossoms for new leaves, activities fill every weekend. People are anxious to get out and enjoy all there is. I am certainly one of those. Friday evening, my friend and I attended the high school production of “Les Miserables”. I’d previously seen it done professionally in San Francisco, so I was prepared to be disappointed. However, it was excellent and the male lead was incredible--what a voice! I was brought to tears. Saturday there was a matinee at the Cascade Theatre of the musical “The Great American Trailer Park Musical”. It was put on by Ashland’s Oregon Stage Works and it was very funny!

Later that night, I juggled two wonderful musical performances. First, I had dinner on the patio at C.R. Gibbs and listened to my friends of “Indigo Brew”. Later, I left and went to the “Post Office Saloon” to hear “Allison Scull and Victor Martin” play. How lucky am I?

Sunday, Chris had to work so he invited me there for brunch. Yum, delicious eggs benedict. He also gave me roses. I put them by a photo of my dear late mother.

Then, I headed out to the annual Mother’s Day Art and Crafts Fair in Old Shasta. I met up with my girlfriend and her daughter and ran into many people I knew.

Full fun weekend! Hoping you enjoyed yourself too.

thought of the day: "The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow."

Friday, May 09, 2008

Weekly Theme: Our Choice

I chose
Burney Falls which are about an hour drive
north of where I live. It is a lovely place to go
with lots of photo opportunities.

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

The park is within the Cascade Range and Modoc Plateau natural region, with forest and five miles of streamside and lake shoreline, including a portion of Lake Britton.

The park's centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls, which is not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but possibly the most beautiful. Additional water comes from springs, joining to create a mist-filled basin. Burney Creek originates from the park's underground springs and flows to Lake Britton, getting larger along the way to the majestic falls.

The park's landscape was created by volcanic activity as well as erosion from weather and streams. This volcanic region is surrounded by mountain peaks and is covered by black volcanic rock, or basalt. Created over a million years ago, the layered, porous basalt retains rainwater and snow melt, which forms a large underground reservoir.

Within the park, the water emerges as springs at and above Burney Falls, where it flows at 100 million gallons every day.

Burney Falls was named after pioneer settler Samuel Burney who lived in the area in the 1850s. The McArthurs were pioneer settlers who arrived in the late 1800s. Descendants were responsible for saving the waterfall and nearby land from development. They bought the property and gave it to the state as a gift in the 1920s.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Fun Times!

Last weekend, I flew to San Diego to my sister for her birthday.
We h
ad a wonderful weekend...some great meals, lots
f chatting and laughter!

The BEST part was the Michael Buble' concert we attended.
WOW! What an amazing
I'm a BIG fan and he did not disappoint.

Well, when I got home I was able to go to the
local Sunday night jazz concert!

John Gonzales on piano.

Bruce Calin on bass and Bernie Baker
on guitar.

Devin an incredible 16 year old on the keyboard.

thought of the day: "Without music life would B flat."

Weekly Theme: Time

How ironic that the theme is time...and this post is SO
late. Well, I was out of town, away from my computer.
However, when it most counts...I was on time.
I made my flights!