Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Issues! Party of One?

What a way to start the summer... with a cold and cough. Not a kind thing in the south, where pollen is so thick, you think that it's snowing green gunk... Is it just me, or are the trees coughing too?

Well, I don't have too much to say. I am back from a trip to California to visit my Mom and Pop's, and a little side visit to Las Vegas... where I left some of my hard earned freelance monies...

I was stuck in the airport for three hours with nothing but shopping, eating, or gambling... Hindsight is 20/20, I should have gone shopping - I'd have something to show for the money gone...

Here's a couple shots I took while in Las Vegas, I'm not thrilled with any of my shots, but then again, I didn't go there to do photography either...

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Mom's Little Nurse

Mom was diagnosed with Cancer about a year and a half ago. I'm guessing that's one of the reasons Mom decided to stay with us and heal is because of this little precious being... her name is Guadalupe (or Lupe for short). Lupe is a Chihuahua; hence the Spanish name.

I was just in California visiting Mom (& Pop) for Mothers day (Mom is in remission from Multiple Myeloma - yahoo!).

My brother would bring Lupe to the hospital "almost" everyday. You cannot believe the power of Lupe's presence in the hospital...

How cool of Hoag Memorial in Newport Beach (an exceptional hospital) to allow family pets to come and visit.

And, when Mom came home from the hospital, this little dog stayed by her side at every waking moment. We had to coax Lupe out just to eat and go potty, and then she was back by Mom's side in an instant. I noticed a bit of aging on this little one since my last visit. She has many grey hairs on her chin and some new moles on her head.

I was once told that our domesticated animals are here to heal with us... well... that little creature sure proved it...

God bless little Lupe - she worked overtime - a perfect example of unconditional love. I always say, "I want to become the person my dog thinks I am...".

Thursday, May 11, 2006


Can you say..? "Oh my God, that was the most incredible experience of entertainment I've seen in years!!!!!!!"

I went with skepticism because of the price of tickets. I thought to myself, "THIS BETTER BE GOOD!" and it was...! It was better than good - it was GREAT! I have wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show for years, it finally came to Nashville, so I bit the bullet and spent $260.00 on tickets, ($220.00 for the tickets, and the rest of the monies went to bullshit charges).

My husband and I were so engrossed in this odyssey, we didn't speak the entire time the show was happening, there was so much going on, I was afraid I'd miss something.

Well worth the monies! GO IF YOU CAN - it IS a MUST SEE!!!