Friday, August 16, 2013

my 2013 list update

So in the last 7 days I am able to cross of a couple of 2013 to do's

1.  Visit Leavenworth Washington.   Not just to spend a hour or so but the whole day exploring the town

2.  Pedicure,    Have to change this one so I started bleaching my teeth today

3.  Travel to Seattle Washington just to wander and take pictures a few time during the year.

4.  Ride the San Juan Ferry and visit Friday Harbor.

5.  Hike the Lime Kiln trail out of Granite FallsDone  07-01-2013

6.  Visit the Big Four Ice Caves.  Again live here and never been.08-16-2013

    Went there today with Ann.   Nice hike on warm day.  How impressive to see God in His glory.  

7.  Hurricane Ridge.    Want to go on a clear day.

8. Ride the Seattle Great Wheel.  I would love to ride both day and night.

9.  Visit Butchart Gardens.  Not going to happen  Lack of money so new hike Padilla Bay Nature Reserve

10.  Visit Mt St Helens

11. Go to Multnomah Falls

12. See the Freemont Troll

13.  Go up in a Hot air balloon  We have scheduled 5 times but weather kept us from 4 times.08-10-2013
Last Saturday I finally go to go up in the hot air balloon ride.  It only took 5 times to go up.
I loved it.   The view was so spectacular.   We got above the clouds.  I love that my best friends agreed to come along.   Still on a high from this one.
 we laid it out and got read to blow air into it.  Then heat it up so we could fly

Our reflection.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A letter to my mom

Dear Mom

It been 30 years since you have been gone.   My life has continued on.   I have had ups and downs.   I miss you.

I wonder what my life would be like if you were still here.   Would we be friends and do things together?.  Would the grand kids have fun at grandmas? Would you have traveled to visit family around the country?

Well, Just so you know I have tried to be a good person.   I do think of others before myself and that is just the way of life for me.   I have some great people in my life to hold me accountable and love me for being me.   I know you would like them. 

I think about you often.   One of my favorite memories is doing jigsaw puzzles at the dining room table.  Now if I do a puzzle I have to make sure the cats don't get in to it.

Now at 30 years later I am trying not be poor me but be thankful for all you taught me.  It is hard to see my friends with their parents and know that I don't have that. I hate that jealousy gets in my life with that.  God will take care of me.   

Mom know you are missed and I love you.