"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Sunday, April 1, 2012

* Hot Fun in the....Springtime *

Remember that fabulous song from 1969, Hot Fun in the Summertime, by Sly & The Family Stone? I've been singing it for days....in my mind.....and out loud! (My apologies to anyone who heard me.)

I am LOVING this weather and not taking it for granted. Who knows what kind of summer, fall, and winter awaits us. Friday I drove all around town with the top down on my PT Cruiser! FUN! (I have a silver one like the photos below....and it's paid for!) Yay!


(both images courtesy Google)



Tomorrow a record high temp of 90° is predicted. I have to keep reminding myself that it is just the beginning of April!

I don't know if it's this glorious weather, or the Vitamin D I've been absorbing, but I'm very happy. I'm looking forward to waking up tomorrow and finding out what the day holds for me. It will definitely include as much outdoor time as possible, for me....and Vern!


Vern on our deck, keeping me company!


A funny thing happened on the way to 300 Followers....It changed again! (See yesterday's post.)
When I logged on to type this blog post, my number was down to 299! I thought....Sheesh, I seem to be going the wrong way, which I intended to mention here. THEN, while still doing this post, I hopped to another site or two, and when I came back...BAM....I'm back to 300! Thanks to Joanne at A Certain Book

So, welcome to my newest follower, Joanne! I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you!

Wherever you are, and whatever kind of weather you're having, remember to Enjoy Yourself. Make yourself and others happy by your attitude. Smile! It almost always brings one back to you.



"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown,
for going out, I found, was really going in." - John Muir

* Nostalgic Sundays *

Time for Another Nostalgic Sunday



Last year on November 30th, I wrote about Doris Day. It had to do with coming across a blogger's profile which said she loves Doris' movies. I have to admit I've probably watched every single movie of hers, numerous times. When I was growing up, I wished I looked like her, could sing like her, and be in movies like her. Well, we all know that didn't happen!


(Doris in the 1950s - courtesy Google)

BUT, as I also wrote in that November post, she did save my life!
(Doris in the 1960s - courtesy Google)


I actually wrote to Miss Day many years ago, telling her that reading her biography gave me the courage to get out of a bad marriage. A chapter in my memoir, Doris Day, A.E. Hotchner, and Me explains it all.



Would you believe I received a reply?? I sure did! She thanked me for writing. (I imagine she had a secretary who answered all her correspondence, but there was her signature.....as far as I know!) And can you also believe I have misplaced that note?? Yep. But, I know it is here, somewhere. I've looked in all the places I would keep something as important as that. I actually kept it in the same file for years. Why and how it got moved, I have no idea. Finding it is high on my List of Things to Do.

I'm writing about Doris again today because her 88th birthday is April 3rd. I have other blog posts already planned for the week, and where better to depict her than Nostalgic Sunday?




* Welcome to my newest follower, Gwen Buchanan. I hope you'll stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you! * (A funny side note: I reached 300 Followers with Jessie, on Wednesday the 28th, and right away lovely Gwen became 301....until today, that is. Somewhere along the line, I lost somebody, so now I'm at 300 again. And that is perfectly OKAY. I understand those kinds of things. So, Gwen, if you'd like to receive a tiny gift for being my 2nd 300th Follower, please let me know!!


Que sera sera
Whatever will be will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera sera