Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Let's talk about hair. . . my hair. I have LOTS of it. I have been growing it out for the last couple of years and finally it is pretty long. It is going past my shoulders (as you can see in the picture to the right). I can put it up, braid it, if I let it air dry it is pretty curly/wavy, or I finally figured out a system to blow dry it relatively straight.
Summer is coming, and with all this hair, it is going to be very HOT! So, what's a 41 year-old to do? Here are a few pictures of my hairstyles as of late. Each has its challenges for taking care of/styling. I just don't know which is the best style for the shape of my face and for my age. So, let's see here. . . in no particular order. . .

Which one do YOU think looks best? 

Starting a blog

OK, well, I've shared with a few people that I've started a blog. It is a bit nerve-wracking, since I may be sharing some of my inner-most thoughts. . . OK, maybe not my inner-MOST thoughts, but a bit intimidating nonetheless. It's like performing, I suppose. Putting myself out there for all to see/comment on. It's worth a shot, though, right? Get it out there. . . wherever "there" is. 

Hello? Is anyone out there? :)

I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon. I already talk to myself all the time, now I'm putting the proverbial pen to paper. 

Any topics anyone wants my opinion on? After all, I AM a Burke by birth. . . you KNOW I have an opinion or two! Ha Ha!

I'll look through my pictures and see what strikes my fancy to write about next.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Let's give it a go. . .

OK, so I've been thinking this over for a while, so why not give it a go. I've been reading several blogs for quite a while now, and try to put myself in the author's place. I wonder. . . can I be that creative, eloquent, funny, inspiring, focused? Well, if nothing else, I will have good grammar and spelling, right? :) 

My main goal is to not bitch about everything. . . I tend to bitch a lot. Something I don't like about myself. . . I know it turns people off, yet, somehow, I find that that is the easiest way to connect with people. . . sad, isn't it?

So, thoughts for today? Memorial Day. . . our local realtor didn't come around this year and put American Flags by our mailboxes. So sad about that.

We had such a busy week last week with my graduation from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies (whew, I got all my work turned in on time!! Yay, me!!) and my aunt from Hawaii and her daughters/my cousins with their kids coming into town (and staying with us), we didn't really have anything planned for this weekend. We did a whole lot of NOTHING! Of course, as I sit here now, on the eve of my return to work (but only 6 1/2 days of school left. YAY!) I'm feeling like I didn't get enough done.

Well, I guess the biggest accomplishment of the weekend was getting our planters in the front and back planted. Yay! Here are pictures of "my" front flower boxes. 

Notice all the rainbow stuff hanging on our front porch and in the front window? 

OK, that was fun! I'll be posting LOTS of pictures! I love to take pics and I love to share pics.