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Missing The City

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FullSizeRender 9 “The City Bathed In Orange” Original Untouched Photograph by Kathleen Shelfer

Last night I attended a Birthday party on the Zinfandel Yacht out of the Alameda Harbor. It was fantastic! I never even fathomed that we would be going under the Bay Bridge and having the most amazing views of The City.

It was 6:30 p.m. and the sun was going down. We all boarded the yacht. With it being such a hot day, we went immediately up to the top deck to cool off and find a seat. As the Birthday Boy boarded the boat, we headed back downstairs to say our hello’s and Happy Birthday.  Big hugs too.

I don’t really want to get into then whole logistics of the party.  What I really want to talk about is the views of The City.  The memories it carries for me and how much I enjoyed remembering them last night.

As I watched the sunset over the Bay I realized what I was looking at.  The Bay Bridge with The City in the background. I was in awe.  Frozen to the amazing view.  I found an open window and just stared.

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I am still a little baffled at how to exactly explain how I was feeling.  I was happy. Excited. Calm. Just to name a few.  Even a little sad. I had memories flying through my head of the great times that I have had there.

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San Francisco is the first City that I had fallen in love with. It’s as pure and simple as that. I am so happy that I was able to experience the views of The City at night from the Bay again.  It had been too many years. The last time was with my friend, Taylor, one 4th of July when I was 27, or 28. What a night that was! Another story, for another day.  😉

xo

 

Brilliant!

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This really stuck with me today. It can’t express how I feel any better.  It also reminds me of what I need to do in my life. What I think about constantly, but don’t follow through with. That I need to just speak and not walk on eggshells. That I need to do more for myself and what makes me feel good.  

I want to thank, Rachael, a friend on Facebook. One of the very few friends that I have on Facebook, that I have never actually met in person. I adore your drive for life. For peace. For health. For education.  ♥

xo

A spotlight, or the Moon?

The second night in a row last night that I was woken up by a bright light over my bed.  Part of my roof is made of windows.

Sometime between 3 and 4:30 in the morning the Moon is so bright and shines on me like a spotlight.  It was so bright last night that I snapped a photo while it blared at me.  Of course the photo is not great, but you get the idea.

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It woke me up at 3:00, then again at 4:22 a.m.  The second time it woke me, I was having a crazy dream about being in the dark and looking for my house in the light.  Too strange to explain.

Let’s see if the Moon lets me sleep tonight.  🙂

xo

 

Random Beach Crasher

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On Tuesday I went for a walk along East Cliff with a friend. We came across this man crashed on the beach. I couldn’t stop laughing at the randomness of what I was looking at…
A sleeping Man.
An empty bottle of wine.
A pack of cigarettes.
An open laptop.
A backpack pillow.
His bike.
A sword.

I hope his morning was productive before his nap. 🙂
xo

Weekly Photo Challenge – “Illumination”

One of my passions… to catch the sun rising and to chase the sunset.

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Taken in Aptos, California

December 29, 2012

By:  Kathleen L. Shelfer

The Red Sun Setting Over the Ocean in Aptos

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🙂  xo

TIME GOES BY – New Years Day 2013

A friend sent this to me and I thought that I would share.  It made me laugh, some parts made me laugh even harder. It is all so true though. Enjoy!

Time Goes By – New Years Day 2013

As we progress into 2013, I want to thank you all for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

I can no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel nor let the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can’t sit down on a hotel bedspreads because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one’s nose.

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years.

I can’t touch any woman’s handbag for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public toilet.

I must send my special thanks for the email about rat poo in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing. Also, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I can’t have a drink in a bar because I fear I’ll wake up in a bathtub full of ice with my kidneys gone.

I can’t eat at KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes, feet or feathers.

I can’t use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

Thanks to you I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

Because of your concern, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer buy fuel without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer doesn’t crawl in my back seat when I’m filling up.

I no longer use cling wrap in the microwave because it causes seven different types of cancer.

And thanks for letting me know I can’t boil a cup of water in the microwave any more because it will blow up in my face, disfiguring me for life.

I no longer go to the movies because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS when I sit down.

I no longer go to shopping centers because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

And I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a huge phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore and Uzbekistan.

Thanks to you I can’t use anyone’s toilet but mine because a big black snake could be lurking under the seat and cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

And thanks to your great advice I can’t ever pick up a quarter coin dropped in the car park because it was probably placed there by a sex molester waiting to grab me as I bend over.

I can’t do any gardening because I’m afraid I’ll get bitten by the Violin Spider and my hand will fall off.

If you don’t send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00PM tomorrow afternoon and the fleas from 120 camels will infest your back causing you to grow a hairy hump.

I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor’s ex mother-in-law’s second husband’s cousin’s best friend’s beautician.

Oh, and by the way –

A German scientist from Argentina , after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mails with their hand on the mouse.

Don’t bother taking it off now, it’s too late.

P. S. I now keep my toothbrush in the living room because I was told by email that water splashes for more than six feet out of the toilet.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE

 🙂  xo

81 Degrees

The pool is at a nice temperature of 81 degrees today.  Just a perfect temperature to dive right in.  No chill.  No trepidation.  For my taste, I like it a few degrees cooler.  I like that feeling of the water taking my breath away just a little bit.  My nipples getting hard and the hesitation of the cold.  Today wasn’t quite a let down, but a nice surprise.  Especially with the temperature being over 105 each day, the water is inviting on all levels.  I enjoyed it today.  Un-nipply and all.  🙂

xo