One day at a time...

soaking up each and every one of them!

Cathy GF

Cathy GF
Location
Cardiff by the Sea, The Bay and The Lake, California,
Birthday
December 29
Title
Gypsy
Bio
Living the adventure of change...and the lessons along the way.

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APRIL 3, 2014 11:56PM

Taking on hunger

 

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The nothingness.

The imaginings of such pain.

The hollow pit that is in us.  From beginning to end.

No matter our station.  It is always there.  Like a nagging, pulling in our gut.

As if, we could lose it all.  Hard to believe.  Harder yet,… Read full post »

JULY 24, 2013 12:23AM

Life...since then

 
Easing back into the deep waters I have missed,  so many months...
 
 
Some pictoral fancy to catch you up a bit...
 
and then some.
 
Cheers!
 
JC
 
 
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I'd say, "The Eagle has Landed," however, I believe that's an owl.  
Wise that… Read full post »
MARCH 28, 2013 5:50PM

Ocean Dance

 
 
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The strength of ocean resolve on the human spirit
calls to me.
Soothingly; without warning.
 
Finding sandy footing among the colorful smooth pebbles, beckons drawn eyes downward to the mass of glistening tidal art.
Shells peek through bubbles left by the rece… Read full post »
MARCH 6, 2013 9:52PM

Logging out

 

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It just occured to me (damn, need to spell check occured), that the term/action/slash tag #necessity, to "log out," could/should apply to so many things in daily life.

Specifically, I mean, logging out of particular people, places and things (emphasis on people).  Seriously,… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2012 12:37AM

TESTING . . . One. Two. Three...

 
 
From the Bay... To the Lake.
 
Or vice versa. 
 
And then, there's the Sea...that beckons to me. 
 
 
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And a very Happy New Year! 
 
Cheers!
 
JC 
 
 
 
 
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When life depletes you in an instant,  

You throw in the towel.

When lizards crawl beneath you,

you let out a howl.

When the crust on the bread cuts your tongue and chokes your last breath, you cry, "wolf.'

When you know not what to say, you simply… Read full post »

 
 
 
"PHOTOS ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS"
 
 
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"It's good to be the gramma!"
 
 
 
 
"My Daughter's Eye for Sky Art." 
 
 
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"Children of the Field at Dusk." 
 
JUNE 11, 2012 9:59AM

HOT DAMN! NO MORE SPAM!

 

 

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There will come a day.

Wishful thinking (you say).

Better keep drinking ( another day, week, month)

While they figure it out.

We'll continue to shout.

No more spam...no how.

Other sites hire help.

Get rid of spam or better get YELP!

Or get/got milk and mix it… Read full post »

JUNE 9, 2012 8:09PM

SPAM SCRAM

 
 
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DISCLAIMER:  DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.  DO NOT TRY THIS IF YOU ARE TAKING ENCEDS OR ANY OTHER PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OR SUPPLEMENTS OF QUESTIONABLE NATURE AS THIS MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS, DISORIENTATION AND DELUSIONS.  DO NOT TAKE WITH ALCOHOL, MMJ, C/… Read full post »
JUNE 8, 2012 11:22PM

Hips and Thighs

 
 
 
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Below the inlet
Place of our disconnect
Cut, curve and inclination toward sunset.
 
Waist land down under.
Finding cliffy curvaceous bends
in all the right places.
 
Solid consistency.
Longing to be held in place
A destination before we restRead full post »

 
 
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Only a date on the calendar.
 
Nothing out of the ordinary
 
The days leading up to the event.
 
The daily noise we all came to know,
 
The dreaded sand in the hour glass
 
One dared to prevent.… Read full post »

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Eclipsed cloud formations as seen through living room window.
 
 
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Eclipse shining through sprinkler in front yard.
 
 
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SERIOUSLY?!  Did you really think this was about politics?  Hells...NO!
 
This "Mother of the Bride" s over the top elated, joyful and on a major adrenaline high!  So much so, that I haven't been able to hardly sleep for over a week.
 
And, this is why I… Read full post »

I loathe it all.  And then some.

I loathe the way it turns neighbors against each other.

Family members who dare not speak.

Friends who distance themselves.

A media divided.

A people divided.

A nation divided.

A world divided.

Governments divided.

Economies on the brink of universal disaster.

Di… Read full post »

 

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Funny thing is, they never tell you the "true facts" about growing up.

Not Mom or Dad.  Not your teachers. Surely, not your brothers or sisters or your supposed friends.  Not even the good ones.

No one ever tells you what growing up is really like.

And we ce… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 15, 2012 2:14AM

SPRING FORWARD

 
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Returning from the mountains after five days, snow all around...finally...I was  struck by these first signs of Spring in the Bay area.  Surreal to me, really.
 
Where do these colors come from, if not from the outer reaches of planetary impossibility? &n… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 13, 2012 10:21AM

Taxes, Sunday Hike and Kids Being Kids

 
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A winter walk to a hidden lake
 
 
A looming deadline to turn in our tax planner to our accountant, prevented us from frolicking with the grand kids on this sunny, springlike winter day.
 
No stranger to the frustrations and tedium of tax preparation, we… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 3, 2012 10:08AM

SEEING RED

 
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Right from the start
I see the red heart.
Child of my own
points to his 'grand' entrance
that will forever be in my head.
 
A birth like no other;
A shot in the night,
Did give his new folks quite a fright.
A beautiful sight.
JANUARY 18, 2012 6:05PM

WAITING for WINTER (SNOW!)

 
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 Valhalla Pier in South Lake Tahoe today
 
 
The vibrating sound of my cell phone allerted me to a new text message a while ago.  The above photo brought me out of a restful state, after cleaning cupboards, dusting and completing some much needed domestic ch… Read full post »
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JANUARY 9, 2012 6:24PM

Point of "View"

 
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Photo taken late yesterday afternoon in an attempt to capture the layers of pink and blue in the sky behind the cabin, when another view 'into' the window appeared quite by chance. 
 
 
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The moon last night as it appeared through the living ro… Read full post »
DECEMBER 29, 2011 11:14PM

PUPPY WHOOPED! For Shiral (Love, Dylan)

 
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Our Grandson, Graydon (4.5)  with Dylan ( 10 months)
 
 
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Dylan, hanging on his special pillow, day dreaming of Shiral!
 
 
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Daughter, Michele with her Frenchie, "Cooper" (Dylan's BFF) 
 
 
 
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What constitutes a "sliver of cake?"
 
When spousal unit offers you a piece of cake and you say, "I'll just have a sliver," how do you accurately describe the size of cake you care to partake?
 
Without making a mistake?  
Can it be?
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MY SANTA
 
 
This may sound far-fetched, but when I was a little girl, I pretty much believed everything my parents told me.
 
"Your mother's a saint."
"I have to ask your father first."
"Children are to be seen and not heard."
"You need toRead full post »
NOVEMBER 29, 2011 8:51PM

"...Be sorry for nothing."

 
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An old movie watched long ago, comes back to visit on a cloudy, sleepy afternoon.
 
Its genre is as haunting as it is soothing.  Its recurrent message swaddles us in thoughts of life lived well or not well enough.
 
"Meet Joe Black" brings/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 13, 2011 10:24AM

LESS IS STILL LESS

Simple math would dictate it.

Blonde math would masticate it.

Loss of income would dictate it.

Higher taxes illustrate it.

No eye or dental underscores it.

Gynormous deductibles highlight it.

Sleeping late ignores it. 

Unemployment lines can't fake it.

Bread lines predate it.

History repeats it.… Read full post »