Monday, February 28, 2011

Love It All

First off I think it is a jip that February only has 28 days; okay sometimes it has 29 but you have to wait 4 years to enjoy that extra day.  After all it is the month of love and surely it deserves more days than that but who am I to take on the calendar people..........I'm just sayin' and wish my point to be heard February was JIPPED!  Okay got that off my chest!  So now that the month of love is almost over I just have to say I have so much in my life to love. My family. My friends. My home. My work. Good food, love that. My girl dogs. Technology love it. The beautiful world that surrounds me at every turn. So many comforts of life to love.

Love Love Just Love It All!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

These People

I couldn't go through the month of love without saying how much I love these people.  They are my rock, they are my foundation, they are my world, they are my everything!  Love you all!  Love you most!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


I love all things chocolate. Chocolate cake. Chocolate pudding. Chocolate cookies. Chocolate ice cream. Chocolate pie. Chocolate candy. Chocolate bunnies. Chocolate dogs.
Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate.

Oh I do love my chocolate!

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Office

There is a show called "The Office" I'm not a big fan; truth be told I'm not a fan at all. Don't hate me for it, I just don't get it.  I guess because I live and breathe a "real" office with "real" people.  We are a reality show really.  We have drama.  Some days we like each other more than others.  Some days we don't like each other at all.  We are like a family that way. We laugh together.  We shed tears together.  The other half of my brain works in my office; I can't live without her.  She is my sister from another mother. I love my work and I love going to work and I love the people there. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I love flowers. I love how they know to grow. I love their colors and their shapes. Each so personal. Some are sassy, some are regal, some friendly.  Some of my favorites are:

I love their colors
They were my wedding flower!

Such a friendly flower
Always the first of the season to appear

They just smell good to me

Such a regal flower

Yes, I do love flowers.  My mother loved flowers and had a wonderful green thumb.  She could get anything to grow and bloom.  Thinking of you today Mom. Sending Happy Birthday wishes to you above.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


So I was struggling with what I loved today; as my day had a some what rocky and stilted beginning. (BTW my posts are always written the night before, that's just the way I do it.)  But that said I knew I must find something in my day to bring love around.  Amazingly, I found my answer in a text conversation with an amazing friend. It went something like this:

Me: How did your doctor’s appointment go? (she had foot surgery last week)

AF: Doctor said all looked good. He re-dressed it and I’m back on the couch for another week. I have to learn patience.

Me: Pretend you are on the beach in Hawaii with a good book, maybe that would work.

AF: That’s what I’ll do.

Me: So the pain is better.

AF: The pain is a lot better especially if I keep it up.

Me: So UP is the word!

AF: Yes, in so many ways UP is the word. Foot up, spirits up, hope up and so on… new favorite word UP.

Love Up!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Making Bread

I love that you can take a pile of this (with a few other things of course):
And with those few other things and after some mixing and kneading you get this:
It tastes as good as it looks....I'm just sayin'
And sometimes when you mix up wheat flour (along with a few other things) you get this:
I will never eat store bought bread again
(I don't think)
I love bread making and I love bread teaching.  Thanks Brianne for the delightful morning.  It is great fun for me to share bread making.  Once you start you can't stop.  I know I can't.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Digging Out

I know this is the month of love and all and I'm not really sure if this qualifies as something I love.  No it is more of a "for the love" post!  We recently had the experience of some very un-northern California like weather.  We are use to the rainy days of February but this past week we experienced the snowy days of some place else.  I know you are thinking please you don't know snow.  You're right, snow and I aren't fans of each other; as a kid we "went" to the snow it didn't come to us!  It snows where it belongs in higher elevations and I stay where I belong in lower elevations.  That said we really did have some serious even for these parts snow.  Our California trees just don't know how to handle the snow and were snapping all over the place.  Many are without power........trees know not to snap around me........I need my electricity.........I'm just sayin'!  So enjoy these pictures of our snow storm.  By the way these pictures were taken 4 days after the storm!

P.G.&E. doing their best to restore power.

Trees snapping everywhere!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I love this scripture.  It's truth. 

Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all they ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct they paths."

It speaks to me.  It never fails me.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I love punctuation marks. They are so useful.  I really love this ............... they give me cause to ............. pause. Then there is this !!!!! Hello! Surprise!  Love the exclamation mark!  Then who doesn't love the question mark?  Questions? Questions? So many questions?

 Excuse me I have a question???

Friday, February 18, 2011

This Girl

I love this girl for so many reasons.  But one of the reasons I love her so, is because she is curious.  And when she is in her curious state I love to watch her expressions change as she tries to figure out that which she is curious about.  Case in point.  Mr. Man loves to watch hunting shows.  And so does she.  When she hears a bird she sits up to attention and stares right into the television.  She loves dog shows too.  The Dog Whisperer for one.  She'll stop what she is doing and turn her attention again to the television.  I love that she loves to watch television.  She loves to carry things in her mouth too, mostly blankets; that's the bird dog part coming out in her.  So we have lots of blankets for her to carry around because she loves it so much.  This girl, I just love her!

Dottie Girl

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Art Work Part 2

So as I mentioned I love original art.  Well, I was reading PW today and saw this:

Oh it is a thing of beauty, I will say that.  And I love my Kitchenaid Mixer as much as the next person.  And having a Limited Edition Mixer designed after the cover of one's book is indeed impressive, I mean how many people can say one I know.  But how many people can say they have an original one-of-a- kind personalized piece of artwork on their Dell one I know.  Well except for me.

I can't stop looking at it!
I love it!
I'm just sayin'!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Art Work

I love art.  I love mostly original art.  I know many budding artists.  They love to give me their work.  It is priceless.  And I love it!

(It is also copyrighted so don't get any ideas)