Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Welcome, Comment on Comments, a Book Review Postponed, a Trip, and a Cloud

A warm welcome to bon bon, a new follower, whose blog phantom-kitty promises to be a really fun new blog for me to read. Bon bon can understand and express what goes on in the minds of animals, much as I try to do in my writings as an animal. Please read her latest post about cows and you will see what I mean. (Of course, one doesn't really know what goes on in critters' minds, but it is so much fun to pretend.)

I was amazed that so many of you commented on my smoking post of yesterday. I appreciate each and every comment so much, but Barbee's Wow made me feel as though my writing really touched someone. Thank you Barbee all of you who commented. I told my husband this morning, and he asked if I had told everyone how I used to smoke, wear a nicotine patch, and chew nicotine gum all at the same time. This is true, and it goes to show how ingrained that habit was in me. It also shows that it isn't really fair to point out that since some smokers can quit cold turkey, why can't you? I can attest to the fact that some of us simply can't. I could not be scared straight for over 20 years. 


I have to postpone my review of Brother I'm Dying until next week. This is the third book I got from Jane that I couldn't put down. Yesterday, my husband had to go to Los Angeles and I decided I wanted to go with him. I will write about this road trip through the Mojave Desert and into the big city later this week. I haven't been to Los Angeles for two or three years, I can't remember now, but it doesn’t matter. What I came away with and will remember always: cars, cars, and more cars.  

Today, I have a lot of paperwork that needs to get done, some of it by tomorrow. Then there are the income taxes, both individual and business. I don't do them, but I pull them together and make sure everything is accounted for. So a busy day ahead.

It is cloudy here in the canyon and I heard it may rain or even snow by Friday. The other night, we had this cloud hanging over our house at sunset. It never moved and as the sun set, it became pink, then red, gray, and finally, as it got dark, the cloud turned black. 


Tomorrow I hope to talk about an award we got from texwisgirl. Samson is helping me write a Thank You. He was mentioned and he is very proud. Thank you texwisgirl!

23 comments:

  1. That last pic is fabulous!!! How was LA?

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  2. That cloud photo is mesmerizing. Great capture, Inger. I imagine it kept changing over and over. :)

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  3. Don't like the traffic, love the cloud - gorgeous!

    Smoke, gum and patch at the same time? Whew!!!!!

    Not sure when the last time was, that I went to LA, maybe 25 years ago, I hated it, love Pasadena though, and the beaches (but not getting to them).

    XXX

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  4. I missed your smoking post but it sounds like you kicked the habit. It seems like you are embracing a very healthy lifestyle, I can't imagine smoking being a part of that. It is hard to quit. Some people have said harder than giving up a drug addiction. I give props to anyone who manages to quit after a lifetime of the habit. That's got to take tremendous effort and will.

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  5. Woo Hoo! Hi Samson!!! :)

    Love that cloud. And a big hello to my buddy Bon Bon! (She and I went to high school together and she was the first blog I ever followed). :)

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  6. All three at the same time! OY! OY!

    Hope you have a great trip to LA. I was there a couple of years ago and wasn't unhappy to leave. Too many cars!!! Just too much of everything!!!

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  7. I don't like cities, they scare me. Even pedestrian little Rochester is too big and dark for me. I'm curious to know what you have to say about LA.

    What a beautiful cloud picture.

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  8. I'm loving that cloud! It's huge and must have been fun to watch:)

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  9. I was on a bus going through LA. All I remember is that the driver was doing about 80 or so going in, and we were almost stopped when we were working on getting to the next stop. Not much about the city itself, except I didn't know there could BE that many lanes on a road!!!

    That cloud looks like it was carved! Really nice picture!

    Cat

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  10. Since I'm a consumer--no longer a do-it-yourselfer (Errol now does it for me)--I LOVE living in L.A. Everything I want or need is just a few blocks from me. I was born & raised here so I'm used to the traffic. I'm glad to see you & Errol are feeeling better. As usual, I love your photos!!

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  11. Funny, I haven't been to LA in about 17 years and all I remember of it was cars, cars and more cars. It must be even worse now. I love your bottom photo of that massive cloud.

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  12. That is a BEAUTIFUL sky capture!

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  13. Looking forward to hearing about your trip to L.A. .
    Ah, the smoking thing. Sadly I only know too well about. One day I WILL quit.
    Gorgeous pics of your hike.
    Samson and the banana song is hilarious. Okay, except the cleaning up part.
    I sure have missed stopping in to see what is going on with you. I have to make the time!
    Love ya' xoxo

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  14. I really liked living in LA all those years. More about that later. Wasn't that some cloud? It got scary looking after the sun set and it got da rk.

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  15. What a could! Excellent photo. Looking forward to your post about LA. One place I haven't been to...yet!

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  16. WOW! That cloud is beautiful!

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  17. Love your photo!

    Please do tell about your Los Angeles trip! We have a nieces wedding to go to in August and I have never been there ~ still havent figured out if we want to fly and rent, or do a trip and drive...the cars comment scares me though!

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  18. The picture of the cloud is amazing....

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  19. What a fabulous picture of the cloud! Looking forward to reading about your trip to LA. I've never been to a real large city in North America.

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  20. Wow, that's an awesome cloud! I can just imagine how it must have looked as it changed colors throughout the sun's setting!

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  21. Wonderful cloud photo! Congratulations on the award -- and what a cutie Samson is!

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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