Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I had a dream...


In my dream I was on vacation for a week, it was the Mr and I and we were at a coastline of some sort. I dreamed that it was a nude beach and it was as acceptable as a beach that you'd wear a swim suit on. There was a line drawn in the edge of the sand like an invisible barrier and before that point you had to cover your body and after walking over that line you could drop your towel and your body would be perfect. I mean, your body would be sensed as perfect. Even if you were not. It had no bearing on gender, race, or creed. Everyone looked and felt perfect.
I remember jumping and playing in the light green waves. The sun was shining brightly and I was splashing and rejuvenating my spirit with self love and it was almost heaven-ish. Looking down the beach there was other people walking and playing but none were recognizable to me and even appeared as only silhouettes in the distance, I couldn't see any shades of clothing on them so I'm assuming they were naked as well. I did get the feeling that they were as joyful as we were though by the movement in the shapes. I could only see the Mr, and I don't remember thinking about him being nude just free from inhibitions and preconceptions of what he thought he should look like also.

I realized when The Mr came to wake me for breakfast that all I wanted to do is roll over and go back to dreamland.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Canby's Cinema 8 Coming Soon

The Official Ground Breaking Ceremony

So, as many of you my or may not remember we moved to our property now from the area now being developed as a Cinema and small town shops in Canby, OR., our little humble abode was a cute little home built in the 1890's and was laboriously being restored by us from the inside to the out, I know, kind of backwards.




We had a little corner lot, a home and a shop for blacksmithing, a cute little yard that I managed, keeping it looking pretty cute for the most part. The Mr built me my little meaningful stretch of picket fence that added all the sweetness to the place.

When I pulled up to my home I fell in love with being there every time, It was home.
Here I am all happy and Errrch, The Mr gets approached with an offer on our home. A chance to better himself he thought and add property to expand so we moved. Our lot was one of the prime lots needed to make this new project in Canby happen. That was Oct. 1997

>====>Fast foward to yesterday
At the end was our house. Where they are standing will be the entrance to the Cinemas.

The word has been said by our very own Mayor of Canby, Or, mark Oct. 26 with a big red circle.That's the estimated target date (Week) for the Canby Cinema 8 theater will most likely open her doors and bring the first theater movies to Canby.

Up until now Canby has offered bowling and swimming as alternatives to entertainment, oh, and the occasional play at the High School as a form of family activities. I always thought we should of had a drive in, even if it was seasonal , a roller skating rink or Ice rink, Something for the youth to be active and a family nights at a drive in during the summers.


Hey, it was a blast for me as a kid and my kids loved going also, albeit out of town, to Woodburn, OR.

We have always enjoyed the 6 days of family fun at the Clackamas County Fair also, and we continue to bring the new generation of our family to the events too.

I was part of the crowd that stood next to the theater site Wednesday night to witness the official ground-breaking of a project that's been in the making for a many of years, the news paper says 3 years but I know for a fact it's been way longer than that.
Try 12-15 years if your counting acquiring all properties to actually even begin to think of it happening.
They (City & U.R.A.) made it pretty clear to me that they intend to continue building more in that area as they are able to acquire more property, even putting a plea to the public with property in the area to come forth and let them offer you a deal. It felt to me "a little peer pressure-ish".

"What a very, very exciting day," said Mayor Melody Thompson as she looked out on us in the crowd. "Today, we have another key piece in the economic revitalization program. It's an exciting time for us." Joining our Mayor in mini speeches at the ground-breaking was the theater developer named Chuck Nakvasil of Scappoose, OR and Urban Renewal Agency President Tony Helbling.

So if you see us sitting in the parking lot in a certain place on the back side about the middle set of parking spaces. It would be our old home space and we'll be reminiscing about the olden days...

Anyone wishing to contact the Cinema for employment purposes or other can do so by going to the links below. I don't take resumes. However, I have met the manager and she is willing and able to assist you, Contact Linda Benjamin 503-819-0600 or at linda@canbycinema8.com
and for further info and to join their newsletter you can go to their website. http://canbycinema8.com

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Baby blessing's by the Pair.

I've been absent from my blog for some time now due to a bad chest cold that hung on fore-v-e-r. It's mostly gone but still a coughing fit from time to time. Needless to say I just felt tired, sore all over and like crap.
During this period of time we in our family have been blessed with not 1 but 2 little youngsters, one was born on 3/10 and the other was born on 3/11.
Both are on the Mr's side of the family.


Clara 6lbs 10oz, 20 1/2" long

The Mr's brother Carl and his wife Michaelann and his cousin Justin and his wife Rachel.
Both families are welcoming home their very first babies, and the other commonality is they are both little girls.
Both babies are happy, healthy and at home in loving arms.
Now except for a few of the Mr's relatives, they have prided themselves in having the little boys, I've even heard someone say a time or two, "We produce boys on this side of the family".
Well welcome to the new generation boys. The scales are starting to balance out.



Morgan 8lbs 3oz, 201/2" long

Needless to say, I have not seen either of these lil' darlings due to being sick, but, oh boy my time is coming and we have a wedding coming in May for another cousin so I hope to get to see both of them then.

But in the meantime Congratulations to all the families, and to the new Moms my best advice is to delegate duties when you can and try to nap when your baby sleeps, You'll need the rest.

Woohoo! For little girls!

Maybe we'll have a new little Rodeo star someday.