Saturday, February 14, 2009

Even the dirt is pink!!

This is my first Valentines in Montana. It seems to be kind of national holiday here in the Kalispell area. I've seen lots of rough and tumble looking cowboys carrying around bouquets of flowers for their special cowgirls. I've never seen people so into a Hallmark holiday.

I work in a bakery, and yep, the dirt (on the floor) is even pink there! What a way to celebrate!! Oh, by the way, hope everyone has a nice day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Do you believe

In the things that go bump in the night?

My sisters and I have been keeping in touch via web cams. Barb had hers, then Betty and I got ours for Christmas. It's a nice way to keep in touch with loved ones that are far away, (Barb in Florida, Betty in Michigan).

The other night, I was talking to Barb over the web cam when she told me to be still. She said she was seeing a face in front of my face on the camera. She said the face had dark eyes and a crooked mouth. Right off I knew it wasn't me, my eyes are blue and the only time my mouth is crooked is when I curl the corners up in a smile. I didn't get upset by the news of the face in front of my face. I kind of just took it in stride.

Then I looked up at Barb's image on my monitor, in time to see what looked like a dark figure walking behind her. I told her I saw someone walk behind her, (she was alone in the house). She freaked.

Now for Barb to freak at anything is funny to me. She was always the tough, tomboy. I remember one time when I was 12 she pinned me up against the wood box and proceeded to try to beat the crap out of me. I say try, because I started laughing so hard I almost wet myself, so she stopped. Also, Barb is a practicing witch, you'd think she would be used to being visited by spirits.

That reminds me of a time when we were little. Betty just had to watch the movie "I Was A Teenage Werewolf", staring a young Michael Landon. Creepy stuff. That night, I was woke from a sound sleep to my dad standing over the bed telling Barb there were no such things as werewolves. The odd thing about that is I had my own room, and Barb slept in a room with Betty. I hadn't even felt Barb crawl in bed with me. I'm still not sure what made her think she would be safer sleeping with me. The movie hadn't scared me, but it sure scared Barb. Wouldn't you know, Barb being scared is what scared me. I don't think we got much sleep the rest of the night.

Anyway, back to the things that go bump in the night. I do believe in spirits, angels, lost souls, soul mates, premonitions, psychics, gut feelings, intuitions, whatever you want to call them. I don't need scientific proof that these things exist. I don't need to read any research studies about them. There are things I just know. Do you believe?

A favorite music memory

Well, actually this is my favorite music memory. When I was a little over seven years old, my mom had my baby brudder. For this happy occasion, my grandma on my dad's side came down to stay with us for a bit. Grandma and Grandpa lived in Northern Wisconsin.

My favorite memory comes from the trip taking Grandma back home. It was back in the day when kids didn't have to be restrained in seat belts. I was sleeping in the back seat of the family station wagon. My mom, dad and Grandma were in the front seat. I woke to the sound of an Angel yodeling. It was my grandma. Oh, how she could yodel! Beautiful music came from Grandma. Sadly, Grandma died a year and a half later. Happily, the memory of waking up to her yodeling lives to this day.