This is dedicated to all my
Clubs….hmm we all know them , have all joined them, and loved them or quit them…..~smile~
I was in the ranks of the Circle of Royal Sisterhood ( C. Ya ya’s lovely ladies of C….hehe) We wore crowns made of flowers ( thanks Dear Deb) , prayed for each other, had tea, bible studies, talks and a great time, memories , laughter and sunshine. I will never forget you and will be back sometime to meet again.
Until then here is an Irish blessing my friends:
May the road rise to meet you,
This made my day Dear Cali friends ! It is so true. I was a NY girl who moved to
So my Dear California friends sent me this and it is so true about where I use to live and dream about going back to someday!
You know you are from
Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
"Vacation" means going to
You buy all your clothes at once (because the closest place to really shop is in
You measure distance in hours. (I mean does anyone really know how many miles it is to
You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
You use a down comforter in the summer.
Your grandparents drive at 65 mph through a raging rain storm without flinching.
You don't freak out when driving through the fog, and you know to put on your low beams.
You try to beat your last time over highway 20. How fast can I make it to Williams?
You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.
You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
You carry jumper cables in your pickup and your whole family knows how to use them.
You think of the major food groups as only organic, seiten, beer, wine, abalone, elk meat, dried fruits and other herbs. (Herbs? Why, whatever do you mean?)
There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at the Exxon station store at any given time.
You design your kid's Halloween costume to accomodate a raincoat.
Driving is better in the winter because almost everybody stays home.
You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still raining, and construction.
You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and flannel pajamas.
It takes you 3 hours to go to the store for one item even when you're in a rush because everyone in town expects to chat at Harvest Market or Safeway (or the Post Office).
You know its tourist season because people ask you where the ocean is. Or better yet, "so that's
You call into your work and tell them you can't get out of your driveway because a tree fell across it and your boss says it is ok.
Your idea of a good party is a tire fire in the woods or a bonfire on the beach. And the music is blasting from several pickups.
Not only do you know everyone from your high school graduating class, but you know their last names, their parents, what they did last night, and where they'll be tomorrow.
You've jumped in the freezing ocean to swim, and actually believed yourself when you said, "it's not too cold once you're in!"
On the coldest nights of the year you still order glaciers from "the coffee house."
You'd rather pee in the woods than search for a bathroom.
You can't tell the homeless people from the large property-owners.
People look at you funny if you AREN'T naked at the river.
You know people by there cars, e.g. You say,"You know ___?". Your friend answers, "No." and you say, "Yeah, you know the one with the black lifted