Coffee is My Friend

Coffee cupHubby and I went to breakfast yesterday morning and I absolutely enjoyed one of the best cups of coffee I’ve had in a long time. It was robust, just the right temperature and certainly started my day off right. Coffee is my friend! Namaste’

P.S. Yes, I know I haven’t been blogging for a while. Life has kept me pretty busy and I haven’t felt the passion for it lately, but I’m back and looking forward to catching up with my fellow bloggers. So I’ll dust off my cameras and see you all in the blogosphere 🙂



Funny Sign

I saw this sign in a coffee shop recently and wondered how often this takes place in all of the coffee shops around the world. The coffee was great but I didn’t hear any gossip. And that’s a good thing, as Martha Stewart would say – LOL! What I did hear was a few cell phone conversations that I didn’t really want to hear. Just wanted to enjoy my coffee. Can’t seem to escape that these days. Ugh! Namaste’


Regina (Reggie) is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.



I Want to Be More Like Matt

There’s this really cool guy out there, traveling the world, breaking down barriers through humor, love and dance.  Take a look:  The Unstoppable Matt

As for today’s photo, a little Friday humor is in order.  This is called “Getting My Ducks in a Row.”  The weatherman says we might get some rain this weekend.  Color me as happy as these ducks!

I’m off to get a cup of  java now. Happy Friday and Namaste’

Magic Bar Cheesecake

I met with my “gang of six” today, except there was only three of us.  The place we meet each month has wonderful breads, pastries, coffee and THIS … Magic Bar Cheesecake. OMG!

I wasn’t going to indulge but as someone used to say, “the devil made me do it.” 🙂  The good news is that I didn’t eat the whole thing – LOL!  Namaste’

The Hunger Games

My sweetheart and I went to a late breakfast today and then off to see THE HUNGER GAMES.  We both thought it was a great movie.  A little scary in some parts and a bit sad in others, but overall, very good.

Today’s pics are from my camera phone in a couple of places we visited.  The java wall sculpture is in the restaurant and the skateboards are in a store that we were killing some time in before the movie started.  All in all, I ate too much today.  My rationale is that it’s a holiday weekend 🙂  Namaste.

Taken with my camera phone
About $2500 in skateboards - Yikes!


An Uninvited Guest

Today’s post and photo is about the unwanted guest my husband found in the garage workroom.  Poor little thing … he or she was making a home out there and apparently couldn’t find its way out again.  I didn’t want to unfold it’s wings because I wasn’t sure how long ago it died and thought it might fall apart.  I used a bounce flash to try and bring out some of the details.  I had no idea they are so furry. Fun facts about bats.  Namaste.

Front view
Side View

Today’s Note from the Universe

I bought a bouquet of sunflowers, the state flower of Kansas, where I was born. I used a bounce flash to bring out the brightness of the bloom.

Today’s post is one from an email I received this morning.  I don’t know if you’re familiar with Mike Dooley, the founder and author of Notes from the Universe, but I absolutely love what he does.  My husband and I sometimes sit on the patio in the morning having our first cup of coffee and randomly pick a page from the book. Somehow the message seems to always fit our lives.

Here’s the one from today:

If you could take a daily pill that would profoundly speed-up the manifestation of all your dreams, would you take it without fail? I thought so.

What if it was a big, ugly pill that took 5 minutes to dissolve on your tongue, and it tasted like medicine. Would you still do it?  Yes, all of your dreams  …  Thought so.

But what if during those 5 minutes each day you couldn’t watch TV, or talk with friends, or distract yourself in any way from your chore?

Wow, you must really want a (fill in the blank), and all those other awesome life changes!

OK, what if you could skip the pill bit entirely, but instead you had to set aside 5 minutes a day to visualize, in a dark and quiet room, seeing your life unfold as if all your dreams were coming true, and for good measure you had to say or do something, each day, that implied the same?

No, you can’t go back to the pill idea.

The Universe