Poppycock and Sunshine

The adventures of a crazy girl trying to live a quiet, slower Provincial lifestyle in an hectic, fast paced, American society.

The Planets Must Hate Me June 28, 2010

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“I’m very brave generally”, he went on in a low voice: “Only today I happen to have a headache.” -Lewis Carroll


This was the scene from my past 4 days……

I had the worst migraine I have had in a while. And while I usually get a migraine with my period, a migraine that lasts for 4 days is unusual. And horribly wretched. I hate the feeling of uselessness that comes with having to be in bed during the day with the shades pulled tight and the sleeping mask over my eyes. I also had to work on Friday night, which was grueling to say the least.

But today is Monday….. the end to my period and I’m happy to say, my migraine as well. Apparently  there was some crazy activity with the planets aligning in a funky manner or something, and there was a lunar eclipse Saturday early morning. That figures. My body always freaks out when the planets do anything different. I would like to say I understand all that about alignment and whatnot, but I don’t. I only know I have kooky things happen when they do. Like a 4 day headache.

This was my day today, peaceful and slow…. mustn’t push anything, you know….



Tuff Stuff June 26, 2010

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I love this pup pup.


In Other News……. June 24, 2010

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My daily message in my inbox today, that couldn’t have come at a better time, oddly enough:

Actually, Faith, it’s easier to accept others, than to change them. It’s wiser to understand them, then to get angry. And most of the time, it’s more fun to love ’em, than to leave ’em.

Your call, The Universe


So the Creativity Boot Camp is finished. Now what am I going to do with myself? Well, I suppose I could jump on the Project 365 bandwagon. I have several lovely people in my life that have already completed an entire year! At first I thought, man, it was a challenge taking a picture every day for two weeks, do I really think I can do it for an entire year?????? Oh hell. Why not. So I began yesterday, on Daniel’s birthday. It’s as good of a day as any to begin! So if you’ll notice in the top right hand corner of my blog, you will see a tab that says “PROJECT 365”. That is where you will find the pictures, if you care to follow this next journey of mine. 🙂

I have also joined “Bench Monday” on Flickr. The mission, take a picture of you or someone else standing on a bench or anything that puts you up off the ground really. My first monday contribution, Dani and I next to our Wishing Tree…..

Speaking of the Wish Tree….. I received a text message from Dani tuesday night. She was there at the tree, and she was moved to tears. We were afraid that someone might take our wishes down, or perhaps that no one would put any wishes up. Neither one of those things happened. In fact, the response was more than she had expected! And as I sat on my sofa that night, looking through the pictures, I was moved to tears as well. It is truly magical and endearing.  I couldn’t resist sharing a few of my favorites of the pictures she sent me. So touching.




These are just a few of the ones she took. Dani has blogged about our tree as well and has even more delightful pictures. Stay tuned in for updates!


Birthday Boy June 22, 2010

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“Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” -C.E.M. Joad
Today was my sweet husband’s 27th birthday.
We celebrated with the dearest folks……
Our favorite Indian restaurant…….
and each other……..
Oh how I love my Cancer man!

Make a Wish and Watch it Come True

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“When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.” -Dom Helder Camara


Darling Dani has been talking for three years about doing a “wish tree” together. A “wish tree”, you ask? Why yes, a tree upon which you hang your wishes. They just might come true! We finally found the perfect tree today, in Battlepoint Park on Bainbridge Island.


Brought to you by two proficient wish makers!


Instructions: Grab a tag, make a wish, write it down, hang.










Along with way, I met these lovely ladies and their pooches, and then I walked away smelling like a Bassett Hound. 🙂


Truly a lovely way to spend a monday morning!

And so my darlings, if you happen to pass by Battlepoint Park, near the duck pond, and you see our “Wishing Tree”, do stop and hang one of your own. You never know what might happen. 😉


End of the Road June 20, 2010

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“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”

~George Bernard Shaw


So I finally finished my Creativity Boot Camp. It was a long two weeks with many mental road blocks along the way, but I managed to finish completely and successfully! My reward? Having one of my photos posted on the last day, day thirteen! You see the creator of the course had been adding a photo from one of the participants to her posts, one per day. Imagine my surprise to find that one of MINE had been added to the final post of the blog! An honor indeed. 🙂 So here they are, the final entries of the two week extravaganza.

Day Ten: “Full Bodied”


Day Eleven: “Hush”


Day Twelve: “Smooth”


Day Thirteen: “Smile”


The Slightest Hiccup June 16, 2010

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“Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits.”

~Robert Brault

“The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.”

~Paul Strand


I have to admit, I have hit a creative wall these past few days. I have totally lost my steam, my umph. But unlike some people who have ten things going on at once, this is the only project I have going  on at the moment. Really? I’m going to quit? I don’t think so, Faith. And so I blunder on. Taking photo after photo, unsure if they even measure up to my potential. I have begun to think of myself as an “accidental photographer”. If I got a great shot, it was purely by accident. 🙂 It is my determination that I need to start educating myself in order to grow even further. Take a class or read a book, it doesn’t matter. I’m just tired of being accidental.

Anyways, enough of that. Moving on.

Day 7: “Fly”

This one consisted of me chasing around this bee all over my yard, cursing him to stay still for more than 2 seconds.


Day 8: “Ornament”


Day 9: “Drizzle”


Day 10: “Full Bodied”