Tuesday, 24. November 2009 11:46
Woke up this morning late. 9:30 to be exact. I was so warm and cozy that getting out of bed was unthinkable. My room very dark, warm and safe. I realized that my smile has returned. Yeppers I woke up smiling this morning.
I find that little things make me smile. Like last night I turned on the TV to find Tony, McGee, Zeva, Gibbs, Ducky and Abby. Just quick shots of each of them but as they each appeared on the screen my smile grew larger and my heart welled up with a peaceful joy that I could feel radiating from me filling up the room. I thought to myself that even in their worse moments they always return to a smile. NCIS and their BIG hearts!
(Photo by: lizznotliz)
Mark Harmon is sitting at a table in the vintage Airstream trailer he keeps parked outside the NCIS soundstages, talking about the father-daughter chemistry he’s developing with Cote de Pablo on the show. Suddenly – speak of the Chilean-Israeli devil! – the actress walks by, singing NCIS:LA star LL Cool J’s “Going Back To Cali.” Then she bolts. “Hey, Cotes!” yells Harmon. “Come back, you big chicken!”
…”I started it – sort of,” de Pablo laughs. “But I threw one tiny raspberry with a little bit of cream on it, and I got my face pushed into the cake! People at the photoshoot were like, ‘Oh, my God, we can’t believe Mark did that!’ And I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? That is so Mark.’ He’s a total pro, and a total goofball. Mark is the No. 1 prankster. Most people would never think he is.”
Night before last I left my blind pulled up just about a foot as I needed to be up early and I tend to rise with the sun. As I laid in bed I looked out through my plants at the faint light that silhouetted them from the window beyond and fell to sleep in heaven.
I have been meeting a few men from dating sites. Although I doubt anything will come from any of the meetings, I have truly enjoyed each and every one of the men I have met. All of them have brought a smile to my face, their company bringing happiness and hope.
Dragon is safe, my little Betta fish, Connor, is safe.
Dear friends of mine from Arizona gave me a beautiful ornamental rug. It has made itself very comfortable here in my room sprawled across the floor and brings certain pleasure every time I look at it. In fact my room brings pleasure every time I gaze around it or enter into it. I really feel at home here.
The past two years has really taken a toll on my physical fitness. Then I wake up to have fallen into a haven for fitness in Silverton. We walk everywhere even if it is only a block or two to anywhere you’d want to go in town. Yet the mountains and valley we live in opens up hiking, mountain biking, snow boarding, skiing, snow showing, climbing etc opportunities on every level. I have befriended a woman here who runs the fitness center in town called the Silverton Movement Center. We trade out for massage regularly and now I am helping her build a new website ( it should be up in a few weeks), in trade for Pilates and Kettle Bell training. My knee is still rehabbing but I am so close to getting my fitness back I can taste it. Did I say I fell into heaven? I can say with all of my heart that I am genuinely thankful for Maryanne Garvin.
Remember all my bantering about SNOW. I am finding that I love it. Of course I’m not out in it breaking ice for horse water, or mucking mud from snow melts off my horses, or prying ice balls from their hooves, so that dread is non existent. I just play in it. The white around me is healing and inspiring.
I’m writing my Thankful Thursday today because on this Thursday coming up I will be with my kids helping to make Thanksgiving everything it is meant to be. This is what I live for. Holidays and moments of gathering with my kids Heather and Malcolm, the rest of their family, Cindy and Bill, Geordy and his kids. The family friends, Chris and Penny, Kyle and Audrey, and others who may stop in.
I have made up my mind I am going to cut the links to all THE PONY EXPRESSION blog posts except for my Thankful Thursdays. Having gratitude is where my heart is, everything else was visited experiences along the path to this place of thankfulness in which I now reside. In passing through adversity we find our true character, our true peace and happiness. I have been thinking that I may start addressing issues through daily Memmes. Thankful Thursday - Spiritual Sunday (Or maybe Red Road Monday), – Wordless Wednesday - Simple Saturday, or something to that affect, as long as its positive and open hearted.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! May everyday be a day of gratitude! That’s my hope for all of you. Make it mean something!!
Time for tea…
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