{May 21, 2013}   Lazy, Hazy Summer Days


Little man and myself are both ready and looking forward to the sun-shining days of summer. The different types of flowers, the smell of fresh cut grass, strawberry daquiris and kayaking. Bring it on!

{May 20, 2013}   Summer is Here!

Summer is Here!

Stepping out my front door, the scent of Lilacs fills the air. What a gorgeous time of year!

{May 17, 2013}   volunteer.jpg

{May 11, 2013}   The Skies Opened Up

The sky yesterday, just before Mother Nature watered our gardens.

It’s been three long weeks without any rain. The flowers that had blossomed prematurely were wilting. The roads were so dusty that you couldn’t see where you were going if there was another vehicle in front of you. The trees that should have been turning green and filling out looked like severely malnourished children. A lot of wells went dry and we had a lot of brush fires to fight.

We finally got some rain yesterday and last night, accompanied by a few rumbles of thunder. The temperatures went from the high 70’s and low 80’s to the low-to-mid 60’s in no time at all. Like magic, the leaves burst into green overnight. The flowers perked up. The dirt roads suffered a small amount of washout, but they’re no longer part of a dust bowl. Most importantly the fire danger levels have dropped.

I can’t imagine what it’s like for the farmers out west who suffer through months and months with no significant rainfall. They’re much stronger than I could ever be. God bless them.

{May 6, 2013}   I’m Not a Lady


I found this on Facebook and fell in love with it. It especially hits home for me since I am the only female on my department.
“I love me job. I am strong. I am woman. I am EMS.”

{May 6, 2013}   It Gets Me High


Then I’ll wear the rainbow! I finally got something to wear to my brother’s wedding on June first. They wouldn’t let me wear a suit so I found the perfect dress:


It’s full length to the floor and it’s a halter top. Now for shoes… I hate open toe shoes and I suck at matching things to make an outfit. Wish me luck!

{May 3, 2013}   Beautiful Women

I look around
and see beautiful
women surround
me. I spot
you on my
arm and I
squeeze your hand
a little more
tightly. There are
lots of pretty
girls in this
big world, but
your beauty is
more than skin
deep. You see
the real me,
you love the
Imperfect me, you
reach me, you
embrace my crazy.
I look around
and see ordinary
women surround me,
because you’re unique,
you’re the only
one for me.

{May 2, 2013}   Let There Be Vision!

I finally got my new glasses today! I can once again see license plates and road signs! I didn’t have many to choose from because of my insurance and because my face is too small for adult glasses, so here’s what I got:


Me with my new glasses.

With my new, crystal clear vision I was able to see Mount Washington and take a photo of it. The snow is slowly melting:


Mount Washington

et cetera