The Oncoming Storm

Beautiful Anguilla

Beautiful Anguilla

I much prefer this kind of storm to the one that’s coming our way tonight.  This storm had warm winds, rain that cooled hot skin, and turbulent green-blue water.  This other one, Pax, is supposedly going to have lots of cold white stuff that just keeps coming to the tune of 8-12 inches.  And I know that I should have a good attitude, love whatever comes my way, but I’m just not there.  So I’ll do my usual distraction technique and look at pictures like this, pretend, dream, and before I know it, Pax will be a memory.  For those of you who love snow, my apologies.  For those of you who are feeling like me, happy dreaming.  😉  Slainte, Lisa

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Would You Rather…The Teaser

Would you rather…

….go paragliding    paraglide    or

….fly in an open cockpit airplane?planeAnd you have to pick one!  This is a short teaser of tomorrow’s post.  It was going to be today’s, but another early spring snowstorm wrecked the internet until now.  So get psyched, get ready, get your brain in gear…it’s coming, tomorrow morning. 9AM EST.  May your grass be green and your sky be sunny.  (please, for me, as it is not here.  🙂  )  Slainte, Lisa

The Sea of Green Turned White

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My green crew after parading and feasting all day

Scene:  St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 16…..Sea of green, green people, green decorations, warm delicious Irish food.

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Just a few hours later

Scene: St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, mere days before Spring….Sea of white, white trees, white bushes.

Hmmm….major special effects.  🙂  Have a wonderful green or white or whatever color day you’re having!  Slainte, Lisa

Ode to Hot Water

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There was a time in my life when I romanticized living in the past…walking around with crinolined skirts all day, riding by horse and wagon to town, dancing in ballrooms.  You get the idea.  But the past few days showed me the wonders of our modern day and all its conveniences.  Like many others, we lost power due to the March snowstorm that hit the east coast.  No showers, no working toilets, no warm stoves and no computers.  And I realized how much I love those things and appreciate the marvels of technological advancements.  That first shower last night after the power roared back to life….I now feel moved to compose a tribute.  🙂

“Ode to Hot Water”

Sluggish, stiff and lank, the people waited

Stepping into steamy streams of warmth, they rejoiced

Muscles relaxed, scents of soaps and shampoos surfaced

Standing longer than they should, the water surrounded and comforted

For a time, the people did not take for granted

If you are blessed with hot water and warmth today, rejoice!  Slainte, Lisa