Friday, June 20, 2008

jimmy cliff

i have been obsessed with the movie "the harder they come".it is not a really great movie,but fascinating and entertaining and good to look at.i think part of it's charm is that,if i close my eyes when i am listening to the voices,i can imagine i am back in san pedro.the pidgeon english is so comforting to me.also i have discovered my love for jimmy cliff-he is such a living treasure.i found out today that cleo will only have to be quarantined in house in belize-i let her know need to be separated from mom for the first 30 days of our new life.she was very glad to hear that.and the planning continues.....

Friday, June 13, 2008

the nice man who bought a bird

i do not know this man's name.all i know is his vintage cage caught my eye and then his assorted medallions impressed me-playboy(several)a zodiac piece or two and rings on every finger.he had a lot of adornments.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


on my way to work i noticed a robin with a worm in it's mouth hopping up to a friend.he offered him some of his worm.seeing that display touched me very much and reminded me that even what seems as a very small act of kindness on our part can make all the difference to someone else.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

thought for may 10th

"To love at all is to be vulnerable.Love anything,and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken.If you want to make sure of keeping it intact,you must give your heart to no one,even to an animal.Wrap it carefully 'round with hobbies and little luxuries;avoid all entanglements;lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.But in that casket-safe,dark,motionless,airless-it will change.It will not be broken;it will become unbreakable,impenetrable,irredeemable." -c.s. lewis

Monday, June 9, 2008

more wisdom

from my "ask and it is given" card deck by esther and jerry was randomly chosen today,actually it was on top.instead of rereading of the employment policy in belize,i will concentrate on this card....

big brother is here

those of you that know me are aware that i am an overly cautious driver.not one to purposely run red lights.obviously the germantown police seem to have a very technologically advanced photoshop program.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


i have been growing my hair out for over a goal was pigtails.i have achieved that goal.the ends of the pigtails are itchy on my shoulders.i wake up in the morning and my hair looks like a bird's is very hot here and all i do is wear it up in a messy bun or ponytail.i have noticed that i have a strange shape to my head.i am getting it cut tomorrow and nothing anyone can say will stop is too hot to live in memphis and have long hair.thank you all for the support.i can always grow it back out again.i would love to shave my head but i will not do that-it would be so simple since i cannot fix or style my hair.never have been able to.not one of my's dead anyway.a big old dead nest on top of my head.....oh and if anyone wants to call and dissuade me i cannot find my cell phone so just leave a compelling message and i will listen to it and erase it and get my hair cut.....

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

little things

i want to make a little graveyard with moss and lichen.note that it is more expensive to bury someone that to tell them goodbye.everyone needs to read the book "grave matters" by mark is uncomfortable but utterly fascinating.remember momma-reef ball!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

my new favorite things

combos zesty salsa snacks-made with stone ground corn!!!they are new and pizzeria pretzel combos are now second fiddle.
the commercials on reef radio and love fm in belize-you can listen-go to and latter plays really amazing 70's one hit wonders-i heard "sharin the night together"-is that dr. hook?and "shadow dancin" by andy gibb in the past 10 minutes-absolute genius radio!and last but not least,feeding the turtles at audubon park-i saw at least 3 different types yesterday-they will crawl up on the bank and eat from your hand.granny and i had a terrapin named freckles.among other things,she ate mrs. weavers lunchmeat(5 packages for a dollar at pic-pac!)she lived in the unused brick barbeque pit.she smelled a little funny but we loved her until she escaped for a better life....oh and i am currently addicted to dermalogica climate control lip treatment-i am such the product whore!

Monday, June 2, 2008


i am going to move to san pedro town,ambergris caye,belize before may 2010.i am going to read this post several times a day.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

goodbye people

this made me so incredibly sad-it is truly hard to say goodbye sometimes....