Thursday, August 28, 2008

Speaking Of Tomorrow

I wonder what the day will hold ... ?


Tomorrow! Tomorrow! It's no longer a day away!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Revelling in Contentment

I'm sure this is going to be one of the most wonderful weekends of my life. Surrounded by special people, planets aligned, dizzy crazy wonderful promises of fun! Who is the happiest princess in the world? ME! ME! ME!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Then and Now

A year ago this week I was busy packing and unpacking and unpacking my backpack. Getting ready to leave for Spain.

Tonight, (I packed for my next big adventure LAST night) I'm sipping Cola Cao, thinking of my last year, my next year and all my forever and new friends.

I can tell my subconscious is recalling the time ...The Cola Cao longing tonight, and this last week, I pulled out a tortilla de patata recipe and one for Tarta de Santiago, I found my quince in the cupboard, I've been eating fresh figs like they are going out of style and soon, I'll be surrounded by cans of tuna. (Remember it is all about the Tuna!)

My friends have been writing - it's all about all of us...and our dear friend St. James.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

On Being a Princesa


Gossamer wings - delicate and iridescent, exploring and free. Warm sunshine, teasing breeze. Languid gazes, a flirty grin, unspoken come hithers. All tender moments, defying the definintion of when.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Who Matters

There is a point in your life when you realize:
Who matters
Who never did
Who won't anymore

Who always did
Don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it into your future.

This was another beautiful email from my daughter.

Friday, August 22, 2008


The beginning of September never fails to mark noteworthy adventuresi n my life. If someone asked what was my favorite week or so of the year was, it would be the window of the next two weeks.

D's Birthday - 55 this year, his 32nd would have been the first I would have celebrated with him, had he not left town. Which turned out to be...

When I met Robert - 23 years ago

Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Timpanogos

My Camino started - 1 year ago

Next week - Ratcheting up one more level of fun and excitment in my new and very luminous future.

With a track record like mine, given the up coming is just ROYAL!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happiness Is......

Being an equal participant in "we".

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

When Harry Met Sally

I had another When Harry Met Sally moment today. One scene that I've never experienced before, but that I felt was so poignant in the movie.

The good news is - I recognized it and labeled it AND it didn't set me back for even one moment.

And behind the scenes....a storyline is building, infinite in its possiblities.

It's all about the tuna!

Monday, August 11, 2008

It's All About The Tuna!

When a can (or four) of tuna can melt your heart - how difficult can the rest be anyway?

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Summer Meals Can't Be Beat

We grilled steak and pineapple tonight. I also served corn on the cob and asparagus. Summer flavors at their finest.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Cleaning Closets and Washing Windows

This last year, starting with time on the Camino, I've really worked at identifying relationships that need to stay in my circle and those that needed to go. I closed some doors and some door owners did the same. The end result has been a circle of friends I can focus on, nourish, and watch flourish.

Opening my heart has lead me to new and wonderful places where I've found that the joy and possibilities seems boundless. My heart, much more than simply intact, is fluttering gleefully.

It's all about being in the right place and the right time. It's all about surrounding yourself with people who inspire U2BU. Isn't it?

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I've Long Been A Believer

Many, many moons ago, Sage (yes Sage), starting a massage at my feet and comment on something they "disclosed". Yup surgery followed on said area shortly thereafter - for something that had been resident for a very long time that I did not know. There were a couple of other things that were mentioned and were also orrect.

Tonight I attended a yoga class where the instructor started with "diagnosing" the feet. A couple of things I don't relate t0 (right now any way). But the last item she noted was dead on: You've have been sad, because of a man. Very sad. For a long time. Things are better now- aren't they?

Yes, things are better. Exponentially. I'll be glad when she "reads my feet" and informs me "you've arrived".

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Productive Evening!

I guess that yoga last night perked me right up! Tonight I made homemade pizza and a couple of limeade pies (crusts from scratch), swept the driveway and walks, watered the lawn, did the laundry and dishes, blogged, chatted with a friend and will have some time to read too.

And yes, I went to work today.

This, my friends, is a perfect day!

Monday, August 04, 2008


The last few weeks I've been working my way back into my yoga routine. I needed the stress relief and its been way to long. I went to class tonight. How long has it been Teri? Well they calculated I've been gone a year.

I'm glad I've been prepping or tonight would not have been fun. And 'M" was sweet - she made it a restorative class. That I needed so very, very much.

There was man in class - now I know two.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Baby Ethan Update

Baby Ethan was born August 1. (Go live date - go figure!) And here's the news so far:

Well, baby Ethan is doing better than anybody has expected. He was taken off his ventilator (only for a few moments) today while they did a little maintenance on him, Tia and I call it chores. It may not sound funny to all you, but it sounds funny to us!

When he was first admitted, he was breathing 60 times per minute, and the ventilator was cycling at 30 times per minute. We had gotten him down to 10 cycles per minute which is low enough for for him to breath on his own and not even need it. So at this point, they have turned off the ventilator and they are just blowing positive air down his air passage. He is strong enough to exhale past the air pressure (that is a GREAT sign).

The surgery is scheduled for 10am tomorrow (Monday) morning. We all expect a speedy recovery, but it is still a delicate procedure. Please keep the prayers up. I truly believe that the reason he is doing as well as he is, is attributed to the amount of prayers he has been receiving.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

If I Contributed To Post Secret Today

This is what I would send:

Sad Goodbyes

It was hard for me to say goodbye to Coeur d'Alene. The project, my friend, the beautiful landscape.

But, I'm also

I'm so happy to be home.