Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday Morning Musings

My newest co-worker at my job asked me last week how often I post to my blog. When I first started blogging, I  posted every day. It seems like I had a lot more to say in 2010. As of today, I have 651 published blog posts. I told her that I try to write when I have something to say. Seems lately I haven't had much to say but her question led me to a discussion about how creativity never dies. It lays dormant. Creativity is a muscle that must be exercised.

It isn't that I don't have much to say, trust me on that. It is an election year for criminy sakes.

You wanna know what's been on my mind lately?


Doing something besides clocking in 40 hours a week is all I have been thinking about since a year ago when my lifelong friend (you know who you are) retired.

Don't get me wrong, please. I love love LOVE the job I go to every day. It is like no other place and my work days fly by. I get to interact with the most interesting people and no two days are alike. I'm continually amused by members of the public and wish I could write about it.

Some things I see on a daily basis are so sad that I just have to leave it there when I shut the door behind me at 5:00pm. Some things are funny. Some things are stupid. Some things are just downright precious.

One day a darling little boy was in our lobby where we keep children's books for their entertainment. He looked at my co-worker and said, "you know what make this place better?  Snacks!"  Or, something to that effect.

For now, I'll keep rising and getting myself to that place where we help people get to better lives. I'm glad to be a part of that. I'm torn between helping others have a better life and making sure I make the best of my own.

love, susan


Sunday, June 19, 2016

I Can't Kill Skunks

I had a great weekend full of adventures. It rained on Saturday but my good buddy and I braved the cold weather and went to capture some great shots. These are not the ones we got on Saturday. I blew my wad by putting them out on FB. I kind of hate repeating myself so I'm placing these here for those of you who don't follow me on FB.  After our morning shoot, I took my friend to her place in the country. Seems she caught a skunk in her live trap. She invited me to stay and help her bring it to its demise. I wanted no part of skunk killing and all she saw was my tail lights. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. I'm not into killing anything ... hardly even an ant. I did get a look at the littler feller and he was stinkin' cute! I decided right then and there that I am not cut out to be a country girl. But I like to go to the country for photos. Please enjoy my depiction of a great weekend. love, susan  

Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Beginnings

Summer seems to be getting off to a great start. We went to Live at 5 in the little town where we live. See that beautiful stage? The city just finished it this spring and they could have not built anything more important to outdoor lovers. The weather around here can be fickle so Thursday night music in the park can go from beautiful to windy to rainy to beautiful in a matter of 3 hours. They positioned the stage so that bands won't sweat to death while playing. Last night was a perfect venue for Voodoo Alley. We've never heard them before but they played a wide variety of genres including a great Nirvana tune along with "Kiss" by Prince. It did my heart good to be relaxing with friends after a long day at work.
I've got plans for a picnic and a photo walk this weekend. My summer calendar is filling up fast but I love it! What are you doing this weekend and the rest of the summer? Whatever it is, I hope you get outdoors and get some fresh air. It's better than sugar.  love, susan

You Made My Day, Dude!

A couple weeks ago while I was driving back to Portland after spending the night on the Oregon coast, we came up on some road construction ...