Monthly Archives: March 2012


The first day it was warm enough not to wear an actual jacket.


The first day the buds on the trees really seemed to be opening up.


The first rain!!! I was most excited about this.

I also heard a great horned owl that night and the night after. I hope he sticks around and makes our little pond area his home!! I could very happily fall asleep every night listening to an owl friend. We don’t really get them around here though, probably because we’re too close to the highway, and the high school, and the junior high school…sigh.


The first time I found a cute little critter visiting the house. He was very patient with me and my big camera flash. Such a natural in front of the camera, too.


The first teeny weeny strands of spiderwebs being strung up in the bushes.


If the temperature would stay at 70ish, and the trees and everything would keep their wonderful painterly colors for the rest of the year, I would be one very happy Bear indeed.


71/366 March 11

Mall of America with Second Mom & Dad and Anj, after which came my first trip to IKEA. I get it now, man, I get it.┬áIt is pretty awesome. Second Mom & Dad also randomly surprised me with Uncharted 1 & 2, which I had not played but really wanted to. It was awesome! And then zombies happened??? Still awesome though. Time to crack into #2 and improve my shooting skills because I am awful I am not that bad but there’s always room for improvement when there’s a multiplayer option.




Chocolate chip toffee cookies. You need to make them.



I’m definitely enjoying spending more and more time outside, especially when everything looks like this.

Seriously though, make the cookies.

As the winter winds litter London with lonely hearts
Oh the warmth in your eyes swept me into your arms
Was it love or fear of the cold that led us through the night?
For every kiss your beauty trumped my doubt


And my head told my heart
“Let love grow”
But my heart told my head
“This time no
This time no”63/366

We’ll be washed and buried one day my girl
And the time we were given will be left for the world
The flesh that lived and loved will be eaten by plague
So let the memories be good for those who stay


And my head told my heart
“Let love grow”
But my heart told my head
“This time no”
Yes, my heart told my head
“This time no
This time no”


Oh the shame that sent me off from the God that I once loved
Was the same that sent me into your arms
Oh and pestilence is won when you are lost and I am gone
And no hope, no hope will overcome


And if your strife strikes at your sleep
Remember spring swaps snow for leaves
You’ll be happy and wholesome again
When the city clears and sun ascends


And my head told my heart
“Let love grow”
But my heart told my head
“This time no”


And my head told my heart
“Let love grow”
But my heart told my head
“This time no
This time no”


If we were lost in fields of clover? Would we walk even closer until the trip was over? And would it be okay if I didn’t know the way?

I’ve been listening to lots of Josh Turner lately, no regrets.

Anyway, more catching up from the end of February. …I’m a little behind, so sue me.






Favorite pages/spreads from some of my art journals.

Top left: the first person I ever drew. Yer!
Top right: “When the world says “give up”, hope whispers “try it one more time.”
Bottom left: just playing around with new techniques.
Bottom right: “Let a person walk alone with few wishes, committing no wrong, like an elephant in the forest.” Buddhist poem.