Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

I love you.
 I hate you. 
I like you.
 I hate you.
 I think you're stupid. 
I think you're a loser.
 I think you're wonderful.
 I want to be with you.
 I don't want to be with you. 
I would never date you.
 I hate you. 
    I love you... 
I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. 
Did you have a disease or something?

~Shannon L. Adler

Oh my God, have I ever felt like this before! I have fallen in love at first sight. I once took 12 years to fully fall in love, and it was totally worth the wait! I feel in love many times with the wrong person, and just once with the right one. I have fallen in love with stars so high in the sky, that I will never be able to touch, only admire from here on earth. Which is terrific, because that light will always be there. You know the light... right? The light of perfection. The light that lives in the part of the sky where the picnic is always perfect, and where there is always a cool breeze moves gently past your face that always smells a bit like lavender, and where his eyes hold your eyes for a million years. You know this is fantasy love, and it has it's place. It's important. And one of the best parts about being alive. It's all part of a dream life, that is just as relevant as the real thing. Just ask any one of my celebrity crushes, because chances are, they have also felt that way about someone, at some point in their life. The crush... is there anything else like it? No, not quite. The crush takes no work, and it lives as long as you want it to. The crush lives forever, up in the tiny lights in the sky. 

My Celebrity Crushes
  (In no particular order)

David Duchovny
Micky Dolenz
Hubert Humphrey
Richard Thomas (John-Boy Walton)
Anson Williams
David Cassidy
Steve Wozniak
Harry Connick Jr.
Dylan McDermott
Keith Olbermann
Mark Harmon
Bruce Willis (David Addison)
David Hedison
Judge Reinhold
Steven King (the author)
Bruce Boxleitner
Paul McCartney
Dr. Robert Reich
Harrison Ford
Pierce Brosnan


Dreamy, and as unreachable as the stars. Thank goodness!


"I want to touch with my mouth. His mouth, with my mouth. Maybe his neck too. But first things first: Make him aware I exist. 
It's possible that he already aware, if only in a
 'don't step on the small girl' kind of way."
~Laini Taylor
Night Of Cake And Puppets

Real love is the best love. But crush love has it's place too. 
If only to remind one how wonderful it is here on earth!

Love every single day, as much as you can!

Happy Valentine's Day!


~Me :)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thoughts On Love...

"This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls."

Elemental: The Power Of Illuminated Love

One more day to go until Valentine's Day. This year is very different than last year, for one thing Alan and I will be officially celebrating the holiday next week, but that's fine, because on the actual holiday we are planning to stay home, make some homemade Panini and cuddle on the couch in front of some old movies... or Twin Peaks on Netflix... LOL... I am not quite sure which sounds better! So, this year I get to have 2 Valentine's Days. I am a lucky girl! So, in that I will be celebrating the holiday in a more relaxed manner, I thought it would be fun to search out some quotes about love from different sources. Love is a funny emotion, no two people feel exactly the same way about it, unlike hate or indifference, which somehow folks can experience in whole big groups of people! 

Isn't that odd?


Thoughts On Love

"Why send roses? Wouldn't it be more romantic to deliver a dozen orgasms? For only $19.95 I'll deliver them to your woman any day of the year. But be sure to book early for Valentine's Day."

~Jarod Kintz
99 Cents For Some Nonsense

"February... the month of love...?!!
 No wonder its the shortest one on the calendar."
~Dinesh Kimar Biran

"If my Valentine you won't be
I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree."
~Ernest Hemingway

"If love is blind, why is lingerie so expensive?"

"Basement smells bad. Look for cat poops, change litter.
 Happy Valentine's Day"
~Martha Stewart To Her Gardener

"I wasn't kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth."
~Albert Einstein

"When I think about Valentine's Day, 
I don't usually think about a flying toddler
 shooting me in the butt with arrows.

Mood: Happy

~Me :)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

He + Me

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, 
while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

~Lao Tzu

Yeah, I know, I was missing in action yesterday, but I had a good reason, my Fibromyalgia. Stupid, but true. Alan came home from work and gave me the biggest hug, and the pain shot through my body like I was being eaten alive by sharks. It will pass, and I can refill my prescription in a couple days, but until then I just need to be careful with things. Alan is amazing about what I go through with the pain, and does everything to help. He does the laundry, so all I have to do is hang things up. He takes care of the cats needs, if I can't, and he makes dinner when I am tired. He takes amazing care of me, and never complains. I am so lucky to have found him in this big world. 
So very lucky!

Mood: Happy

Me :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kiss Me

"Don't kiss in public, unless it's midnight and you're
 both wearing black
 so nobody can see you're naked."

~Jarod Kintz

This Book Has No Title

Alan and I shared our first kiss, 27 years ago,
 on a very HOT August day,
 over a slice of very COLD summer fruit.
 It was delicious! And 27 years later, it still is!

Kiss Me
By Sixpence None The Richer

We don't have fireflies in California, but when that man kisses me, I see them all the same. 

Mood: Happy

~Me :)

Monday, February 09, 2015

Love Takes Work

"Love... a wildly misunderstood, although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain,
 causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise
 and the lips to pucker."


Yep, apparently "Unknown" has been in love at least once! And yes, I do know we have a few days to go before Valentine's Day, but I am planning to do a lot of photos this week surrounding the holiday. I need more in my archives than pictures of leaves. Although, if there could be someway to incorporate the two, that would probably be the best of both worlds. I do a lot better with earth tones than I do with pastels. 

Not loving the pastels. 
But totally loving the challenge!
Mood: Happy

~Me :)

Sunday, February 08, 2015

One Small Corner Of My World

"On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains very hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty."

~Mark Haddon
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

It's raining in the Bay Area again, and I love it. It makes me calm inside, and reminds me of when I was a little girl, and I would watch spooky movies on weekend afternoons. I still do that, as a matter of fact, as that is a longstanding tradition with Alan and me. It seems when we were both children, who hadn't even met yet, we were doing mostly the same activities most of the time. Sometimes I wish he and I would have met sooner, life would have been a little less lonely, and at the same time, I think he came along, and our friendship and love developed in the right time. Friends first, lover second. Both forever. I was thinking about that today, when I took this photo. It is one corner of my very full life. It is the top right corner of my desk. A cornflower blue wall, white crinkle curtain, different colored IKEA bud vases in different colors, and some cheerful silk Gerberea Daisies. Alan and I decorated the cottage together, it has so many touches that just says... US. I'm a happy girl!

Mood: Happy

~Me :)