Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Taxes done - Time for Fun

When taxes are done it's time for fun!  Yes!  I did make the deadline....and now I'm just catching up on some other items of interest....emails and the like.   I'm searching for that path to fun on the beach....oh yeah here it is...oops, time for bed....I guess it will have to be in my dreams...:)   ...can you just picture yourself walking to the beach on this pathway?...well my guest!


PS:  that was our spot to the left of the path....yes, I'm headed there now, in my mind, it's just waiting for me.... to sit and daydream in the sun and to take a dip in the warm ocean........hmmm, looks like my husband is already there in the lounge chair...with his hands raised behind his head....just resting and enjoying the beautiful ocean view.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Twists and Turns and Tax Returns

I'm still working on getting back to everyone to say hi.  I am taking a quick break right now...why? I'm working on the dreaded tax return.  I can't seem to get all excited but now I'm in a bit of a panic since it's almost tax day. 

When I was in Mexico I saw some very cool architecture. This photo of a building in the resort I stayed at is very dreamlike and doesn't seem to be real...but it is.  The stairs and walkway twist and turn creating an interesting effect.   The color in the walls is inviting and warm.  The texture of the walls is simple and clean.  Somehow this photo is the one I chose to show today...maybe because twists and turns rhymed with tax returns...and also because I like it.   

Going back to the if you don't hear from me for a couple days I'll return after I'm done with the tax returns...well I may sneak  a peak or two during my breaks and leave a comment here and there...:)   Maria


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Checking back in with photos from Ixtapa

Hello all! 

I hope I haven't lost all my readers, what with my being on hiatus for so long.  I went on a little trip to Mexico and when I returned I had so many photos I got a bit backlogged!  I couldn't decide on what photo to enter into the contests I was participating in and it was the indecision that got me procrastinating....but now I'm back and maybe I'll try sharing some of my photos from the last few weeks since I last posted.  I may enter a contest or two if they are still happening.  I turned off my alerts to get a break on my emails...but I check my entry for comments.  It's been awhile since I made an entry but I plan to visit all you who commented on my last entry to see how it's going with you and your sites if you have one.

I've missed my blogs and visiting others.   Recently, I gave a short speech in my Toastmasters club at work on Positive Thinking folders.  What you ask is Toastmasters?  It's a great organization that helps people to get over nerves and learn to be better public speakers.  It's great.  It gives me the opportunity to practice writing and giving speeches on interesting topics to friends at work during lunchtimes twice a month.   That's where I got the idea to talk about Positive Thinking folders.  In the last couple of years I've been collecting positive quotes, stories and thoughts and either filing paper copies in a manila folder called 'Positive Thinking" or digitally in a computer folder called the same thing.  There are some very good blogs and sites out there also for which you can get an RSS feed that sends you an email like an alert when there is a new entry.  

The quote I filed away today in my digital folder must have been what prodded me out of my procrastination.:

"There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction."
-John F. Kennedy

So, here I am adding a couple more of my photos.  Both from Mexico: 

The first one: 'Memories of the Beach' and the second one:  'Come on in the pool,  the water is fine!'

I'm back,  Maria