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New Years Eve...Eve.

Well two more days in 2008 and then we will usher in the new year! I'm a little tired today as last night we watched the Alamo Bowl Game....WhoooHooo...M-I-Z-....Z-O-U! They about made me have a heart attack with that missed field goal and over time...Jeeze! Today we are headed for Columbia for dinner and then to an MU Basketball game...with some family and friends. Then tomorrow...dinner and the Funny Bone with friends...wow...this week is flying by!

I have several things "in the works" for 2009. One is our January Journey event on January 17th...Hopefully lots of laughter and good conversation...Then on to planning the Chinese New Years party....hope I can get it all together. As you may know...my word for 2009 is ACTION...which means I need to be super organized and plan well in advance to actually accomplish the things I want to do in 2009. I have also picked a little motto for 2009...SPREAD YOUR WINGS....its part of the header over at my blog Just Ginger....along w…

Fantasies

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This lovely house and lake remind me of the fantasies of life...or perhaps to you this picture is not as lovely as it appears to me. I could understand that...the house is in the distance and the area surrounding the lake seems a bit overgrown and unkept. The foot bridge is fragile and one might wonder whether it could hold the weight of one crossing. The sky is not bright and sunny but rather filled with clouds...tinted with darkness.

But to me it has a certain allure...almost a magical quality that hints of fairy rings, dancing, and the magical belief that all things are possible...that the veil between the Faire World and the Human World is thin and easily transcended...like the fantasies of life. .

Life's fantasies are like that sometimes....where we believe in the unbelievable...hope that good triumps over evil and believe with all our hearts that the veil that divides things in our world is thin. Sometimes in fact...fantasy is much better than the real thing...for in our fanta…

Rediscovering Ginger's Journey

I decided to play around a little with my blog title picture. I've used a couple different ones but the waterfall one with the flowers that I've had up FOREVER...is my fave....until today as I was working on some graphics for my other blog...and I happened across this one....not saying I like it better than the old one...but it did speak to me...the pretty waterfall, the solitude that the picture envokes...speaks to me about the journey through life that each of us embark on....while friends and family accompany us...in a way...all of us are alone on the journey...for each person's journey is unique and specific only to the individual traveling it.

So I thought I'd use this picture for awhile for as we move into a new year I am reminded of the solitude of the journey. Now please note that solitude doesn't mean lonely...no not at all...solitude is just a certain aloness that allows us to regroup, cope, and ultimately decide the paths we take, the ones we ignore, and …

Journey Into Christmas

It is December 21st....4 days until Christmas...I used the title Journey INTO Christmas instead of TO Christmas for a reason. As the years pass, I discover that Christmas is not an "end place" so you can't journey to it. Rather Christmas is a mood, an aura, a "zone", a feeling, an attitude, a dimension. It is at times easy to "find" and at other times it is as illusive as a a butterfly on a summer day. You can "see" it floating there in front of you but you just can't seem to capture it.

This year as I journey into Christmas, I am leaving behind worries and cares, and reminding myself that I am NOT personally responsible for the emotional well being of every person in my life. That family and friends are important and that connections with others are at the top of my list but at the same time they can not be all consuming. I can not be sucked into the vortex of other people's emotional lives. Each person must traverse the emotional jo…

Just Ginger's Thoughts

Well I know I owe you the closing chapter in the ghost tour but for tonight my mind is too tired to contemplate where I left off and add the last details from our night of adventure. And so we will just move along on our journey with some random thoughts....

Why is it at just the moment when you think things are going well...when the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place and all seems right with the world....something seems to rush to the surface....grab hold and make things a lot more complicated than is necessary?

Sometimes we have opportunities to open doors...to provide chances or moments for others..what's complicated in knowing when to back off...when to let the journey slip into its own rhythm. Let the course be determined by forces outside yourself. It is time...the door is open...it is for others to walk through or to stand on the threshold...or to decide to knock upon another door.

My mind is weary and full of random thoughts...things that are tangled like a broken s…

Holiday Home Tour 2008

The ladies of Magical Holiday Home are having a Holiday Home Tour...be sure and check out all the great pictures on people's blogs...

The complete listing is HERE...

My own blog is Rudolph Day Ramblings and I've got the pics up!!! Be sure and check out all the blogs because there are some cute cute ideas!!!

Ghost Tour #1 The Adventure Continues Part Two

So after ditching the two pick ups that followed us at speeds of which we wish to forget...we took a turn down Old Church Road...a tiny bit down this road is the site where the old church used to stand. It had been empty for many many years and was finally torned down. The church was supposedly haunted even though no one could really say for sure as to the nature of the haunting. We stopped and took some photos of the concrete steps and part of the foundation that remains. On close examination of the pictures we could observe what appeared to be faces in the photos...oddly these are only clear when viewing the pictures on the camera and not when developed or downloaded to the computer...strange...must research this more.

Down this road are also two very old houses both on the left side of the road and several miles apart. We stopped and spotlighted the one that is supposed to be haunted by an old man...there are spooky shadows lingering in the photos and this house bears closer scruti…

Ginger's Thoughts and Such

Well I know I owe you Ginger's Journey readers another Ghost Tour installment...but I'll get back to that by and by...for tonight I just want to ramble a bit...I mean I am pretty good at that...LOL.

I found myself thinking today about the irony of life...you know strange things like the "perfect couple" who just can't seem to make it work...and then the "long shot"...the ones that no one can visualize together...and those are the ones that are soul mates...that laugh and cry and get mad and forgive and trudge through the journey of life...at least for a bit or maybe forever.

The irony of life...like people that never seem to have any money but live life more richly than the people living in the 450, 000 dollar houses. That savor and enjoy the food they eat even when it doesn't cost 500 dollars a plate and yet those that partake of the most expensive cusine come away hungry.

The irony of life....like knowing what's important and living it out everyd…

Ghost Tour #1 The Adventure Continues

Well....as I left off on my last ghost post...we were traveling toward the bluff road and laughing about whether it was Grandma Annie that had spooked us at the cemetery...when we arrived at Indian Grave Road...as we started to pull in Christy is like 'what is that"...when I looked I thought it was the wing of a chicken with feathers...Christy later explained she thought it was a bundle of twigs tied together...ala....Blair Witch Project....Well it really ended up being a log with frayed wood...but freaky none the less because it was located right at the entrance to the road...

We turned down the road which is sort of a dead end because it comes to a creek and you have to drive along the edge of it for about a 100 yards and then cross at a low water location and continue up up up the road on the other side. It is passable with the right vehicle...but iffy....with most cars. The Indian Grave is actually on the opposite side of the creek than where we were entering. Well this is…

Journey into December

It's December first....I can barely believe it....and we kicked off the holiday season with a ghost tour...LOL....over at the Magical Holiday Home boards I was just writing about Moving Beyond the Traditional....and I think that certainly qualifies.

December is shaping up to be a busy and fun filled month. There are still lots of things left to be done...so I'm making a list and checking it twice...LOL....Santa will come regardless..Well I just wanted to pop in for a quick hello and good morning to all of you Ginger's Journey readers....don't miss the first of three installments about the ghost tour....just scroll down a bit...it's right under this post!!