Sunday, March 15, 2009

I am thankful for a quiet weekend of gentle rain.

I am wondering how I will be able to handle the small tasks and social events that seem to be building up into a busy schedule, at least by my new standards.

I am thankful for the moments filled with smiles and hugs and kind words.

I am so, so grateful to be here today.


Anonymous said...

There is nothing that you can't handle and I am happy to be in your life and have you in mine......We are soul mates....Paddle away for Lung Cancer and give hope to so many that need it.......

I love you...

Bonnie Addario

Wendy said...

And I, Elyse, am so grateful that you are here and that you are so open to sharing so much of yourself with others -- thank you for the reminder of what is important in life.

Love, Wendy

Anonymous said...

Just back from Santa Fe. We're all kinda glad to have you around. Hope to see you at the Paddle.

Joe Rosen

Anonymous said...

Hey girl! Your attitude is just such a good example to me:) I'm off to San Diego for a sexual addiction conference. Should be fun! HA! I put my name in for a roommate and the office called and left a message for a male attendee and he called me all nervous. It was quite hysterical trying to explain that I was not looking for a male roommate. Pretty funny considering the type of conference. Gotta love the small things in life. I love you. B

Ann said...

I am grateful and thankful that you are here too. And I am still not sure if I am willing to share. 'nuf said.

Rachel said...

You know how we always do so many things we usually don't want to do, either out of obligation or not wanting to miss out on anything? Well here's the deal: You don't have to do anything you don't want to do, and you should save energy ("units," as my husband would say...) for the things you really, really want to do. Let that sink in.
xxoo Rachel

sandplay said...

I am grateful for you and your presence. It is so good to see you and to share hugs and smiles. Enjoy this last day of winters chill and I look forward to sharing springs warmth with you....on the river and elsewhere.

Steve Beagle said...

My dearest Ali;
I have no excuses for my disappearance. I somehow got lost in the what is known as the world of corporate America and striving to bolster a strong start out of the gates in my new role. I have been traveling over 70% of my time and right now I am writing to you from Macau China. Last week I was in Cork Ireland and next week I will be back in Lisboa, Portugal. So life for me is one of missing my beautiful family and pharmaceutical factories and hotel rooms where I attempt to sleep in a restless fashion due to jet lag. Enough about me. I have thought about you often. However you started blogging less and I was not sure how much you were interested in hearing from me and my corny pliagiarized topical joke world. Even I, the ever dreaming stand-up in a next life have stopped my sophmoric ways due to this job. Well guess what. It's same tv just a different channel and a different set of actors. I hope you are well, thriving and enjoying the spring/summer. I am back and will do my best to be more diligent.. Being born and raised off exit 10 and now living with relatives when I am not in Atlanta about 5 miles from Springsteen's home I was awed by your last journal. He has touched me too in so many ways. Wish I could have been there along with John at his concert. Please laugh and I hope to see you soon. Sorry I can not paddle this weekend, I will be hurdling back from Hong Kong in a big piece of metal.

where in the world is Carmen Sandebeagle.._____________________

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