Sunday, February 26, 2006

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Circle of Life

Circle of Life
Originally uploaded by nieve44.
A ferris wheel is one big circle and so is life when you think about it. Life has its ups and downs and can go around in endless circles. It's great to be at the top looking down sometimes but then again it can be so scary. I stood before this ferris wheel and looked up and it took my breath away. It was beckoning me to come and stand at its footstep and smiled at me with its bright lights.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Beautiful Racket

Mood: Laughing...listening to my dog snoring.
So your day begins like this
Wondering what might have been
Old regrets and chances missed
Borne away on some lambent wind
The job's ok, but it doesn't inspire
Thoughts of leaving it all behind
You used to have dreams of setting the world on fire
All you want now is peace of mind
You do your dreaming in traffic jams
You do your running in shopping malls
You do your breathing the best you can
Between car pools and cell phone calls
Who cares, you'll never live in Paris
So what, you'll never travel by Lear
How do some of us learn what matters
While others never get to hear
such a beautiful racket, it whispers and roars
The bitter and sweet, between the truces and the wars
The noise and the quiet, the courage and the fear
And all of the wisdom between a smile and a tear
hold on, hold on...
Now I'm off to meditate and find some peace of mind in between the beautiful racket of trains, car alarms, and my chihuahua snoring. BTW, I have been to Paris, never travelled by Lear--yet! I loathe shopping malls! I do my running chasing after my dog. My job does inspire! Yes, a few regrets and lots of chances missed but I don't do my breathing between car pools and cell phone calls. I do my dreaming by candlelight, reading, music, blogging, and writing in my moleskine. At 46, I have finally realized what matters and I consider myself blessed.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

In the Arms of Love

Special Delivery!!
Originally uploaded by nieve44.
It's OFFICIAL!!! Very dear friends of mine Kraig & Michele are parents!!! All of her friends are family are over joyed with tears of happiness. Michele and Kraig will be picking up their newborn Redding Kate Jankowski on Thursday. This has been a long time coming. My list of things to buy is growing! Can't wait to go to the baby store. I also plan on stopping by the music store and picking up a special CD. Lots to celebrate and be thankful for. Now off to get some more kleenex.

Sunday, February 12, 2006


From: Birthday Calculator--some interesting facts:
You entered: 10/8/1959
Your date of conception was on or about 15 January 1959
which was a Thursday. You were born on a Thursday
under the astrological sign Libra.
Your Life path number is 6.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2436849.5.
The golden number for 1959 is 3.
The epact number for 1959 is 21.
The year 1959 was not a leap year.
Your birthday falls into the Chinese year
beginning 2/8/1959 and ending 1/27/1960.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Pig.
As of 2/12/2006 9:23:52 AM EST
You are 46 years old.
You are 556 months old.
You are 2,419 weeks old.
You are 16,929 days old.
You are 406,305 hours old.
You are 24,378,323 minutes old.
You are 1,462,699,432 seconds old.
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is
6.62583170254403 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)
There are 238 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 47 candles.
Your birthstone is Tourmaline. The Mystical properties of Tourmaline are
Pink Tourmaline which promotes female balance and protection.
Green Toumaline promotes male balance.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Opal, Jasper
Your birth tree is Rowan, the Sensitivity
Full of charm, cheerful, gifted, without egoism,
likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest
and even complications, is both dependent and independent,
good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.
The moon's phase on the day you were born was waxing crescent.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Eat your heart out Janet Jackson!

Crazy dream last night....I was at some function wearing a nice black dress with straps and the straps on my right shoulder got caught on something and before I knew it I had a wardrobe malfunction. I made a beeline for the bathroom and then I woke up! Thankfully, it was only a dream! Must be some stupid post- superbowl hype about the boring Stones half-time show. Not that I wanted Janet back on stage but I much would have preferred U2 or Coldplay. Think next year, I'll do what Vicks did! :-)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Libra Aesthetics

Libra forecast for today, Saturday 2/4/06:

Quickie: Immerse yourself in something beautiful today. Your aesthetic side needs to be fed.
Overview: Honor the unpredictability of life by doing something delicious, silly and spontaneous. Surprise your old college roommate with a singing telegram. Eat ice cream for lunch. Put some color in your life!

This afternoon, my aesthetic side will be fed as I am going to see Cavalia and very much looking forward to the performance. I have a hot date too! My nephew Martin! :-) Perhaps, will go and grab some ice cream after the show and I'll be sure to wear something bright and colorful. Kind of late to surprise my old roomate with a singing telegram as she lives in New York but I've just sent her a card with an old memento that I'm sure will have her in stitches. I guess sometimes these forecasts are true...usually I read them and laugh at their predictions.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Window Seat Please!

The Brunt Ice-shelf
Originally uploaded by Antarctic M.
Destination: Elysium

Just discovered this photo by Antartic M who has some stunning photos from the bottom of the globe. I also borrowed her title but I hope she won't mind! Talk about cold but looks beautiful!