Thursday, February 11, 2010


Here is Gracey-Blue with my dear friend "Sophie". I hosted one of our "beautiful women friends" dinners last Thursday. We actually had breakfast for dinner. - Quiche, fruit, muffins, pancakes, bacon, orange juice and coffee. mmmmmmmmm Gracey-Blue' fit right in with all the beautiful
ladies. :-)

Here is a picture of yesterdays "Nor-Easter'!! It wasn't as intense as predicted but we ended up with about nine inches of snow and harsh winds. Woo!

This is the view from our front door this morning. Our pond is partially covered!! Beautiful, huh?

And here is Gracey-Blue sniffing around in the snow, off our back deck. She loves the snow - she is part Husky, after all. :-)

These pictures were taken about 7:30 this morning. The sun is out now, bright and warm - melting some of the walkways, decks and icy roads. Although, later tonight it is going to get quite cold and all the melting will freeze causing 'black ice' which makes for very dangerous travel.

Skipp and I had a wonderful two days together - Tuesday and Wednesday being 'our weekend'. :-) I am so blessed to have such a love. We both are. We are natural and relaxed, find humor and joy in one another and in the simplest of life's offerings. We so love our home where many find solace, music, understanding, love and laughter - and of course good food and wine! :-)

I am feeling settled again, The shift is subsiding. I am standing on ground - having adjusted to many levels of new realities around me and for myself too. I am surrendering to some things, tweaking and exploring some other things and letting go of some things and even celebrating some things. Before I felt I had no compass - no direction - I was hanging on while the swirling and movement and shift forged on around and under me and within me. It was quite unsettling actually. And yet it was fascinating, frightening, purposeful and enlightening. Phew.

Life is like sailing - some times it is smooth and some times we have to hold on to the mast for dear life!!

Enjoy this video,.


Shen said...

Grace looks wonderfully happy in her new home. Looks like you are adapting to each other :-)
Sounds like life is good. How fun to read about someone who is feeling so good.

Gail said...


Oh yes, Gracey-Blue is part of the family - a real sweet heart and very content here. And I have moved to a more relaxed and accepting place. phew.

Love you

Wanda said...

Sailing is a favorite song Gail!
Glad that shifting feeling has calmed and you're sailing again!
Be careful in the snow!

Diana said...

Go with the flow so to speak! One day at a time and all that. I do like your description, life is like sailing! You got that right Gail. Maybe Gracey-Blue is good therapy!
Love Di

Gail said...


Oh ya, one day, one step at a time. And Gracey-Blue is good therapy, indeed. :-)


It is a good song , yes! And I pretty much stay on the deck in this weather - and just watch her go frolic. She comes back whewn called - she istraining very well

Love you both

cinner said...

Gail, I swear Gracey-Blue has grown since the last picture. you sure got a lot of snow, I hope the roads are not too bad for you. Glad you are feeling like you are more on track again, that is such good news. The sun here is shining, I am actually feeling very good today. First day in a really long time since I had energy, boy I wish I could bottle it up on days like this. Take care my friend, glad you are doing so you, c

Margie said...

Hi Gail
Love the pictures of Gracey-Blue in the snow!
She is so adorable!

Lots of snow there, we have very little here.
I enjoyed your snow pictures!
Thanks for sharing them!

You are indeed blessed with the love you share with your husband!
It's truly something to cherish!

Sail on, sail on Gail, to lovely calm days that bring you much joy!
That is my wish for you!


Tramp said...

You're right, life is like sailing. Sometimes we can put up all sails, sometimes we have to tack into the wind, sometimes we are in the doldrums and sometimes we are just riding out the storm.
There's a black cocker spaniel lying across my feet as I write this!
Keep warm.

Gail said...


I went to your blog profile page but you have NO blog!! That's okay :-) And yes, sailing, like life, demands much to navigate and yet sometimes it just hap[pens. :=)

And I love the image of the black cocker spaniel at your feet. Gracey-Blue is right next to me too. :-)

Love Gail

Gail said...

I love your wonderful comments, always so gentle, true, loving and understanding. :-) Thank you for 'seeing' all the gifts in my humble world. :-)

Love to you always

Gail said...


I am SO glad you are feeling better and have more energy. YAY!!!!!!

ANd yes, Gracey-Blue is growing every day - she has very long legs and huge paws.

I love you girl, "hey"

Eileen said...

Oh, Gail, that's actually one of my favorite songs! I remember I gave it to one of my Uncles as a birthday present one year (he loved sailing) and he was so touched by it. He's passed on now and I always think of him when I hear it. This was like a little 'shout out' from Heaven.

Gracey Blue got so big so fast! I forgot how fast they grow! I'm sure she brings you lots of joy and love!

I'm glad things feel better, and I wouldn't be surprised if Gracey Blue had a little to do with it (along with the love and appreciation you have of life, and of your soul mate!).

Beautiful pictures!
But I'm ready for snow to be gone!
Feel good!
Stay warm!
Love to you,

Whitemist said...

Thanks for all your kind comments sent my way Gail.
Yea life is sailing, sometimes peaceful, sometimes rough, but it still is life!

VICKI IN AZ said...

I am glad you have had a warm week in spite of the cold out your door. ;) I hear the warmth in your heart. I love the pictures thank you for sharing.


Lola said...

Ciao Gail,
the view from your front door is great :)
And your puppy is sooo sweet.

I'm glad you feel settled again. Exploring is always positive.

Tramp said...

Yes I'm a bit slow, I'll try to put something up this weekend.
Not sure if I've got anything worth saying and some of the fancy technology is new.
What I write might sometimes seem a bit dry but that's just my way.
Now the dog (Lady) is telling me that I must get away from this computer and take her out in the snow.

Gail said...


So glad you shared about the special memory/meaning of the song and your Uncle. :-)
And our Gracey-Blue is truly a wonderful addition to our life - we adore her and she adores us!!

THanks SOmuch for your kind and;oving words otme always.

Love Gail

Gail said...


Oh you are so very welcome. I love sharing in your healing journey as so much of what you feel mirrors my heart. let's sail on together. :-)

Love to you my friend

Gail said...


So nice to see you here and I am glad you enjoyed the pictures. Thank you for your loving words to me.

Love Gail

Gail said...


I am glad you like the view from our front door. That pond out front serves as a natural habitat for many of nature's wilds. And yes, exploring is an adventure especially when it is within. phew. !!!

Love you

p.s. Hugs and smooches to Big Boy!! :-)

Gail said...

I will SO follow and read your blog. SO get to it!! :-)

Love you

Choices said...

Gracey Blue is so adorable. I am sure she brings you much joy!
Loved the song. Sailing is one of those songs that is so calming and peaceful. So happy to hear that you are sailing again.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Gail said...


So nice to see you. And for "Meeting" Gracey-Blue'. SHe is precious. We are just sailing along. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Love Gail

Just Be Real said...

Awww Gail, Gracie looks quite content in her new home. Thank you for sharing such an adorable picture. Also, want to thank you for your encouraging comment on my blog of recent. Means a lot. Blessings.

Gail said...


Glad you enjoyed the pictures of Gracey-BLue! :-) And you are very welcome about my comments to you. We have much in common my friend.

Love to you

Just Be Real said...

Gail, you hit the mark right on the head in my post of today. You get me! Thanks! Blessings.