Clouds, photo by Donna Greene

Random things I’m loving right now

Winter sunsets

The col­ors and tex­tures are amaz­ing to me. The pho­to shown above is one that I took a cou­ple nights ago. Cap­tur­ing just the right moment is the trick, since the light changes so quick­ly.

fresh strawberriesFarmers Market and the beginning of strawberry season

These organ­ic beau­ties are grown local­ly and are as deli­cious as they look. Won­der­ful just by them­selves, or on some steel cut oats for break­fast. What a great way to start the day. Only prob­lem is… they’re gone before you know it!

Mange TooMange Too

A Christ­mas or two ago, my niece got me some Ocean Salt by Lush. It’s a great face and body scrub that leaves my skin feel­ing great. I got a few gifts there recent­ly and picked up a lit­tle some­thing for myself. It’s a mas­sage bar, but works equal­ly well as a mois­tur­iz­er dur­ing win­ter months or when­ev­er my skin is feel­ing dry. The Mange Too has a won­der­ful scent of hon­ey and choco­late. When I rub it in my hands, it melts just enough to coat my skin.

Crazy pajama slipper partyGirlfriend parties

I was recent­ly invit­ed to one of my girl­friends’ birth­day par­ties. She is quite a char­ac­ter and we have a lot in com­mon. She want­ed to have a ‘Crazy Slip­pers and Paja­ma Par­ty’ as she turned 40. We all brought a brunch item and hap­pi­ly indulged and cel­e­brat­ed her enter­ing her 40’s, com­plete with belli­nis. It was great!

Bobcat sightingPeriodic wildlife sitings

This bob­cat wan­dered down the dri­ve­way the oth­er day. I just love when that hap­pens. I love it even more if I have my cam­era with tele­pho­to lens handy.


Love yourself

Feb­ru­ary is the month of love. Most every­thing seems to be about lov­ing some­one else, being some­one’s Valen­tine… just look at music. Some­where around 99% of the songs writ­ten are about love. But it turns out lov­ing your­self is a big part of it. You’ve no doubt heard it said that you need to love your­self before you can love oth­ers. It’s true. One way you can love your­self is to make sure things in your life are ‘hap­pen­ing.’ Maybe you spend most of your time slog­ging along hop­ing to keep up with the pace of life. Mean­while, your stuff gets neglect­ed. You’ve been mean­ing to improve your image in busi­ness, get a web­site up, a logo designed, but noth­ing ever seems to get done. Some­times, you just need to put every­thing else aside and make sure YOU are tak­en care of. In fact, it should be your pri­or­i­ty. The fact of the mat­ter is, it’s real­ly nec­es­sary in our cur­rent envi­ron­ment. It’s so basic… a foun­da­tion you can build on going for­ward. DIY’ers get in there and end up strug­gling through to get some­thing done that might not be the best use of their time. There are peo­ple who do these things pro­fes­sion­al­ly and can make a huge dif­fer­ence in the out­come. Mean­while, you can spend your time doing what YOU do best. So decide to love your­self. Give your­self pri­or­i­ty, and maybe get a lit­tle help in the process. The year is young and full of poten­tial. Get your­self mov­ing in the right direc­tion and watch things start pop­ping.