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I remember a song lyric …

Beginning today my mornings are yours
The hope that dawns in the light
Beginning today, my evenings and dreams
My gift to you is my life.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 11.11.2011 @ 7:53 pm



There are very few things I’m absolutely, positively sure of. One of them is that my three daughters are turning into AWESOME young women! Another is that my husband is gentle and forgiving. With these two facts held closely, I get to step into each day with joy.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 11.10.2011 @ 11:35 am



Walking through the fabric store, I breathe in the air like a mermaid soaks in clean salt water. I can’t help but brush my hands against each fabric as I walk by, the smooth silks, the plush velvets, the cozy fleece, the bumpy delicate lace, and the crisp cotton prints. In my element, my creative juices rise, my pulse quickens, and my fingers begin to twitch.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 11.09.2011 @ 1:25 pm



When I was a little girl, I LOVED patent leather shoes! So white and shiny and crisp on Easter morning. Then add a straw hat with ribbons down the back and flowers on the crown. I felt very special and pretty, dressed up for that special occasion.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 11.08.2011 @ 12:46 pm



Love it. Love the aroma of autumn. The fallen leaves beginning to rot underfoot after I rustled and crunched them into a pile. The smell of the wood smoke the begins wafting from chimney after chimney. I love the crisp air in the bedroom in the morning. Perhaps best is the call of the geese overhead, returning to their winter homes.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 11.07.2011 @ 12:03 pm



Fox News
Need anything else be said? No one is better about taking a little something and blowing it all out of proportion. Are all alarmists simply liars in sheep’s clothing?

» Posted By CameoRoze On 11.06.2011 @ 3:19 pm



As I write, my snow tires are being put on my car for the winter. Not much looking forward to the snow and ice. Slogging through it tires me out. But walking instead of driving can keep the spare tire around my belly from growing. I actually walked home from the tire store after dropping my car off. Now? I’m tired.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 11.05.2011 @ 12:49 pm



I wish we had a downpour of rain instead of snow. I’m just not ready for the snow. But rain … and wind … and lightening … oooooooooo, I’d love that right now. Lots of electrons running loose in the air, making my hair stand on end, giving me the extra energy I so crave. Staving off the blues.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 11.04.2011 @ 12:49 pm



Oil and Vinegar (and parsley, Parmesan, salt, pepper)
Peanut butter and jelly (on whole wheat, please)
Apples and peanut butter (seems I’m on a roll here)
Chocolate and peanut butter (now there’s one I don’t like)
Pepperoni, sausage, olive, mushroom, onion, bell pepper and anchovy. Now THAT’S a deluxe combination pizza!

» Posted By CameoRoze On 11.03.2011 @ 1:25 pm



I’m feeling sick. Awfully hard to write anything profound when my brain doesn’t want to work.

Though I could say that the tennis pro found the errant balls hiding under the bush.
:: shaking head in disbelief of the bad, bad pun ::

» Posted By CameoRoze On 11.02.2011 @ 4:43 pm



I hate making phone calls. Just feel like I trip over my tongue when trying to get a question out. But I love writing.

Our city recently began doing some thing different with our curbside recycling. I missed the memo. I see that my neighbors have new recycling bins. Since I have an old one, my recyclables were being picked up. So I had to call the city. I don’t like to call.

Epiphany! Check for a website and find an e-mail address.
Done! And done!

» Posted By CameoRoze On 11.01.2011 @ 12:48 pm



Not so many years ago, the hobby I was most passionate about was counted cross-stitch. There was one year where I completed well over 50 projects. Not so much now. I do still love to stitch, but it’s no longer part of my daily round. My new passion is in photography. Now … if I could only get myself to pick up my new camera and learn to use it well!

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.31.2011 @ 11:26 am



Life saver. Friend. Confidant. Lover. Generous soul. Intelligent. Great smile. Tenderest of kisses. Strong embraces. Excellent provider. Smart smart smart. Funny.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.30.2011 @ 11:55 am



I remember once going to a wedding. It was held in a hotel basement, but was a Catholic wedding. Only, it was for a Latin Rite Catholic church, not the modern day version of the church. The homily (sermon) that the priest gave to join this happy couple in marriage was all about sacrifice … all about all the stuff they had to give up to be a married couple. I took a mental note to not have that priest at MY wedding!

“We wish you all happiness … now go forth and be miserable.”

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.29.2011 @ 8:02 pm



I’m sick to death about what happened at Occupy Oakland. Please, oh please, let our country not descend into riots again. Bad in the 60s. Bad over Rodney King. Bad. Bad. Bad. There IS way to have peaceful discourse! So sad when the representatives of the “people” believe that corporations are people more than their flesh and blood constituents.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.28.2011 @ 11:27 am



I sat, immobile, by the calm pond. The catfish whiskers skimming the muck on the water’s floor were motionless for minutes on end. The breeze lifted the hair on the back of my neck, then softened, then stopped altogether. And in my soul, a quiet voice spoke, “Be still.”

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.27.2011 @ 4:18 pm



It’s in the little things. The way one groups three candles on the mantle. The way one sets the chairs up by the bistro table on the porch. In the tilt of a hat. In the use of beautiful or snarkily poetic language instead of thoughtless profanity.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.26.2011 @ 12:06 pm



Shepherd me, Oh Lord
Hide me in the shadow of your wing
You who alone
Are my Lord

I don’t read the psalms much any more. But I’ve always loved the imagery and music of this particular verse. It gives me a sense that I am not alone in my struggles. It calms. It allows me to look forward with hope.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.25.2011 @ 11:13 am



I’ve got routines. I put them in place to make the normal everyday stuff go simply, easily, as if on automatic pilot. But I think I forgot to flip the ON switch today. My routines have not yet begun, and the day is half over.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.24.2011 @ 11:29 am



Every morning at 5, my heart has a new awakening. My husband runs his fingers down my spine. Each nerve arises to greet him.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.23.2011 @ 11:41 am



Please? Somebody? I don’t know what I ate, but my belly is all swollen with gas and some putrid odors are coming from my nether regions. Hello? Please? Get me some Pepto! Get me some toilet paper! I don’t feel so good. I need someone to comfort me!

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.22.2011 @ 7:48 pm


I’m reading a book that talks about being an “everyday radical.” It’s interesting stuff … the jist of which is that by living the gospel life of service, it seems like a crazy radical thing to do in our American society. But the book is written by an ordinary guy doing what feels are ordinary good works. It’s the perception of OTHER PEOPLE that what he is doing is radical.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.21.2011 @ 4:35 pm


What I value in life, is the interaction between myself and those in my circle of influence. How positive or negative that interaction is depends on how we relate to one another. I attempt to be a source of positive energy. I feel miserable when I fail in that regard.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.20.2011 @ 7:09 pm


When I was three and my brother was one, I built a castle out of wooden blocks. I was deep into the fantasy, loving it. I called my brother over. All he saw was a tower of blocks, so he did what any one year old would do. Knocked it down.

All my life, it seems like this is what my brother does. I build something up … he knocks it down. Now he does it with words. I hit the “mute” button.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.19.2011 @ 11:14 am



“You’re guilty!” she decried with conviction. “I KNOW you did it. Now it’s just a matter of conjuring up the evidence to prove it!”

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.11.2011 @ 2:57 pm


It is preposterous how prosperous the 1% are in this country! Reminds me a bit about the history of some of the south American countries where a few families held most of the wealth and so much of the rest of the country lived in poverty. I do hope our nation figures out a way to heal some of this inequity … before our economy collapses.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.07.2011 @ 11:22 am


I love a beautiful table setting, all crisp linens and crystal. Translucent china that shimmers in candlelight. I love the way light plays on each surface — especially the surface of my loved ones eyes, shining in anticipation of heart-warming food, intimate conversation full of humor, and the comfort of familial love and acceptance.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.06.2011 @ 1:32 pm


I TOLD you that was a bad idea! Geez! Get away from the edge. That water is rushing over the falls faster than you know. You don’t go around holding up a little child on the top of the railing. Thank goodness it was only the pacifier that fell into the roaring river. It COULD have been our baby! Next time, LISTEN to me! I warned you!!!

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.05.2011 @ 3:53 pm


I sure hate it when holier-than-thou folks try to shove theirs down my throat. I bite back! I also hate it when the powers that be try to regulate it. Does prohibition have a familiar ring? There are things that are moral and things that are not. I think it’s up to parents to teach that to their kids. But then, what about parents that show so little?

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.04.2011 @ 1:03 pm


I guess you’ll get here when you say you will. I mean, you usually do. So I suppose you’d repeat your pattern and do it again today. Oh, not today? Not … in the foreseeable future? So, you aren’t a man of your word? That’s … disappointing … I suppose.

» Posted By CameoRoze On 10.03.2011 @ 3:01 pm

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