He asked me, “why aren’t you afraid of me?”
I looked into his sapphire eyes for a bit, pondering my answer, “You haven’t given me a reason to be.”
His eyes darkened to almost blood red. His fangs extended. “What about now?” He hissed.
I stepped closer to the man I had fallen for. In any form, man or beast, I loved him. I wasn’t afraid of him. I cupped his cheek with my hand. His face softened. His eyes turned violet, then back to the blue I loved so much. His fangs slid back into the sheath that concealed them. He took my hand from his face. Kissing my wrist his lips lingered a moment. Feeling the pulse running just below the surface of my skin.
Have you seen the movie Eddy the Eagle? I never thought much of the life lesson there, I’ve seen it several times and honestly was only watching because of Hugh Jackman (we’ll leave that for another blog 😉 ) That’s not exactly true, The story is wonderful. “Eddy” Edwards had a dream. He wanted to go to the Olympics. He didn’t care what sport got him there. He was determined to get to Calgary. Many people shot him down. Said he wasn’t good enough. He didn’t listen. He had determination and a dream.
So many time we don’t follow our dream or we lose our determination to fulfill them because of people standing in our way or telling us we can’t do something.
Follow your dreams. Stay determined. Be an Eddy
The winds of change are blowing. Moving life in another direction and it is freeing. The heart is lighter. The mind needs a little help and healing but it will get there. Rome wasn’t built in a day. It takes a while to heal wounds and retrain the mind.
The year of what? I have absolutely no idea. but I have been doing some thinking about some things. The biggest thing is social media. I hate it. I’m not a person who needs to know every moment of a person’s life. I’m not the girl who sits on Facebook 24/7. I have other things to do. Books to read. Life to live. Don’t get me wrong, I do things on Facebook. I have pages and groups I follow. It’s just not my life. I go in, I do what I want to do and then I leave.
I turned 47 a week ago. A couple weeks prior to Christmas I had reality hit me in the face and I sort of went into a mild depression. I realized that life passes us by. We get older. Others get older and we don’t give it another thought. Until something comes across a news feed and you’re like “wow when did that happen” or “They can’t be that old” or “They haven’t been married that long” but then you realize that yeah they are and they have because you, yourself, are pushing 50. Slam dunk right into reality.
So, as a result, I made a couple desicions. I’m going to go out more. I have friends. I need to spend time with them. I have a guy whom I’ve pushed away and pushed away, yet he’s still there. I want to dig deeper into that.
Life is for living.
I know It’s been 18 months since I updated this blog. I’ve been sucked into other things in other locations and let’s face it……life gets busy.
I wanted to come back here and update this because this blog means a lot to me. I guess you could say it has sentimental value. It was my first. Many times I thought to just delete it, because I wasn’t using it. Obviously, I couldn’t do that. It would kill me.
That said…..I’m off to find images for my next post.
Stress!! No, stress is NOT awesome. This has been an incredibly stressful 4 days. As you may have seen in my previous post, we had a wild fire burning very close to town. We’ve been watching all the updates and listening to the press conferences and things are looking better and better. This morning we were given an official 30% containment. Still under the pre-evacuation notice while the clean up and maintain the fire line on the north side of the fire but it’s been holding for 2+ days and they are confident the fire won’t progress past the line towards town. So I’ll just say, I’m sure we won’t be evacuated.
So…The things that are awesome…well 30% containment and good news regarding the fire.
People, men and women, who put their lives on the line to fight these fires for us.
Fighting from the ground
Fighting from the air
This and people who do this. Still no idea if this was human caused or just how it started. My bet is human.
The cedar creek fire was discovered yesterday around 1:00. My mom and I saw it and decided to drive out and see where it was exactly. From the north it didn’t look too bad.
Fire from the north, Just after starting.
View from the south side of the fire
So now we are on a Pre-Evacuation order just waiting for the news. Honestly though, after listening to the press conference, it seems to me that they feel a little cautiously optimistic about this thing.
In 2002 we had a monster fire that had us evacuated for 2 weeks, some people longer. This fire is moving into that old burn area and an area that has been cleared or treated, which is thankfully slowing it down.
As of now there are no evacuations ordered.