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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A schedule of a life.




Wednesday: My Backyard.

Now that I put my life back on a schedule of sorts, remember, how Mondays are about Governance, Tuesdays are Education, Wednesdays are Our backyard....and so on......

I'm bound to follow this menu because you're coming in with expectations; and as a teacher, I must deliver what is on the weekly planner. Not that following a plan is always a good thing...

My front yard and back yard are in Port Orford, Oregon, the oldest town site on the Oregon coast, and the westernmost point in the contiguous United States. Contiguous, in this instance, means the forty-eight states. Cape Blanco, with its lighthouse and majestic vistas is ready for whale-watching ,next week. I will get out, and catch me a whale of a tail to show you.

Since my shoulder problem, for new people dropping by, my shoulder froze in place with much fanfare and excruciating pain. The MRI identified the problem as Bursitis, and today is my first physical therapy session. So, I'm still on heavy medications, am bothered by sleep deprivation and lack of comfortable movement, and look forward to a time when I can use both arms. I can still type this post; and that, amici miei, is a very good thing, indeed.

Now, I will leave you to enjoy your backyard. I plan on packing my new digital camera and carrying it everywhere. From authorblog, I'm getting very good tutorials on how to take pictures; with practice and determination, I'll begin to record pictorially. Most of the other pictures on this blog are mine; but they came from a phone camera. Not bad, if you ask my opinion. Not bad.

In life, though, we can teach each other in this open university called Blog land. Not only it is open twenty four hours a day, but it is also free. What? Yes. Like air, and good will: FREE. People like David at authorblog, a profession photojournalist who gives us a great deal of his personal time with hints and suggestions, walking us through the technical aspects of setting up and shooting as though we were picking fruit at a farmer's market, people like him make this adventure so much fun to pursue at leisure.

I'm off to Bandon, a town up the highway, home of my clinic and Bandon Dunes. If you google Bandon Dunes and Pacific Trails, you'll find that these are outstanding golf resorts, world class, designed like the original golf links in Scotland. They are worth every penny, I hear.

Perhaps, hubby and I will stop by and have lunch at the Dunes, and enjoy the same vistas as the players who have to dish out $300 or so to play one round. I'll do this research willingly. Besides, a good meal is worth its weight and calories in gold.

29 comments:

Matawheeze said...

Come to Cape Blanco on the 27th, Rosaria! Chris and I are the Whale Watch volunteers on duty Thursday and Friday (Friday is my birthday). We love to see folks we know.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

LV, Rosaria - I have now spent some lovely restful time listening to The Comforters - What a voice that young lady has; Warm, mellifluous, honeyed (sp? I am ready for your red pen!), sweet and almost plaintive. I particularly liked Saturday Night, but they are all very beautiful songs... I shall promise to acquire the album soon!

As for your daily schedule - I am catching up a little later than on a daily basis, so please forgive the time-lag.

Our UK Local Government Association has produced a list of words they want banned in councils, one of which is 'governance'.

I am astounded by what appears at first glance to be bloody-minded stupidity (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7949077.stm BBC News website today with whole list of 'banned words'). If they ban all those words, govt. departments will have nothing left to talk to them about. I can see sense in removing knee-jerk, and superfluous words, or jargon, but much of this vocabulary ~(e.g. partnership, holistic, guidelines and governance) is necessary and helps inform officials' dialogues with councils... I despair...

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Hi, I've just popped by for the first time. I like what you say about blogland, so true; information, laughter, education, entertainment and all for free!

lakeviewer said...

M- Yes! and I expect to see enough beauties to show off on the blog. Thanks for the invitation and your fine work at whalewatchint.

A Woman- Thanks for the comments. The lovely voice is Pia's my daughter. I shall tell her you found it sweet and plaintive. I can't tell you how often I listen to this album. Only a mother would appreciate that bit. Do stop when you can. Thanks for taking the time to comment on The Comforters' songs.

lakeviewer said...

A Woman-regarding your comment about political jargon, I shall go to the BBC website and check it out.

Reasons to be --Thanks for stopping by. I will return the courtesy soon.

Angela said...

Yes, and fun! And I allow you to be spontaneous, Rosaria! Just kick your schedule over and write what you want! Who cares about expectations? We enjoy what we get!
I`m wishing your shoulder a quick recovery and am glad you can still type!

lakeviewer said...

Angela- How is the movie/television filming coming along? How are you walking around these folks? It's good to be out and about; and I miss that, the fresh air, the elements, the friends you meet along the way, the various peeking into other people's lives. It's good to see you up and about.

Man of Roma said...

You seem to be a very disciplined person. Your blogging schedule shows it. I'm more whimsical, I'll confess. Ma nel mio disordine riesco ad essere disciplinato lo stesso. Forse dipende dal fatto che sono fondamentalmente un autodidatta, nonostante abbia avuto qualche grande maestro.
Sono poco pratico e molto sognatore, anche se ho fatto tante cose e molti mestieri, e mi affascina il lato pratico di voi del Nuovo Mondo, che pure siete dei grandi sognatori lo stesso.

Now I guess I understood your problem. It's your arm. You have to be patient. I had a light Bursitis (Borsite) too. It takes some time. But then you forget it ever happened.

Aliadelaide said...

What a great backyard to have! Yesterday in our backyard I caught the lori's on camera at the last of the sunflower heads.They are such slender,colourful cheeky birds. We also have tame collared doves that often nest in our eaves.Anyway just thought I'd share a glimpse into our backyard.Thinking of you and your shoulder and hoping the therapy goes well! Enjoy your day out with your husband.

Woman in a Window said...

It is such a cool place to learn, isn't it? There are always unexpected adventures and opportunities while blogging. Glad you're aboard.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you for the very kind mention. I do it because I had great people who taught me many things in life - and this is simply my way of passing things along.

Agian, my humble thanks ....

Debbie said...

I hope the physical therapy isn't too excruciating.

Barry said...

It sounds like you're on the right path. Hope your arm feel better soon.

Sarah Lulu said...

I love your backyard....beautiful I look forward to more scenes. So different from where I am...in Australia.

Your organised schedule of posting is amazing ...I'm far more chaotic and haphazard. I have not idea what I'm going to say in the next sentence, let alone tomorrow.

Natalie said...

Looking forward to the whales :D

Chairman Bill said...
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Chairman Bill said...

Yes - it is amazing that we can blog for free. However, looking at some blogs, I think a few should be charged for the privilege.

lakeviewer said...

Man of Roma- thanks for stopping by and noticing my natural tendency to preach/teach. I agree with the assessment that I appear disciplined. Appear, rather than act disciplined, letting the schedule guide me along, forcing me to stay on track.

lakeviewer said...

Adelaide-the therapy went beautifully today. I already feel better.

You have a way with descriptions. It helps to have a beautiful setting to inspire us.

lakeviewer said...

woman in a window- I will have to come by and get to know your neighborhood. Welcome.

lakeviewer said...

David, good to see you in my neck of the woods/looking at the lake and the Ocean over the dunes. You'd freeze in these waters, though. Our storms, from Alaska or Mexico can be ferocious. We have clocked winds at over 100 miles per hour at Cape Blanco.

You're right: if someone was generous in our youth, we learned to be generous. You had great teachers at St.Xavier, a catholic school I suppose.

Ackworth born said...

how tangled blog-life can get - thanks for comment over on Hyde DP (my other main blog) about being post of the day but that was Rune's Virtual Norway blog that was given that accolade - Rune is only listed on Hyde DP temporarily as he minds the blog (to catch spam-comments mainly) while I'm not around.

But nice to see you visit us there anyway - see you again sometime

lakeviewer said...

Debbie- Thanks for stopping by; the therapy went well this morning.

Barry- Good to see you in my backyard. You must be a golfer?

Sarah Lulu- I don't know either- what and when something will come out of my mouth.

Natalie- I promise I'll go look for a whale next week.

Chairman Bill- I keep dropping in and getting an education at your place this week. Good to see you.

lakeviewer said...

Ackworth...that's o.k. I came in to see him; found you; you came to see me to set me straight; we got talking; we forgot about the original premise. Where are you should I wish to keep talking in circles and do you offer refreshments in between?

RiverPoet said...

Ah, and a beautiful backyard it is!

Yes, Blogland is a wonderful place where we share, help, love, cry, and make lots of new friends all over the world. Pretty cool, yes?

Peace - D

Kikit said...

As you said, the best things in life are free. Blog land is one of them. :)

Cheri Block Sabraw said...

Love your backyard! And have played there every now and then..last summer at Bandon.

I will definitely read your column on Tuesdays. I respect those who are thinking critically about how to improve education...and you are one of them.

Sorry to hear about the bursitis. Be well.

Renee said...

I have to comment first and then I will go read this post.

Oh my goodness you little sweetheart you. I love your comment on Wednesday's women and would love to put it in our local paper.

I am tickled pink by it. Reneean, love it and love you.

Okay, now I will go read your post.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

Okay now take care of your shoulder, I understand shoulder pain. Ouch.

Hopefully the physical therapy will help but you have to take it slow.

Lunch sounds good.

I think that your children are probably som of the luckiest children on this planet to have you for their mother.

You are formidable. I really believe that you could achieve anything.

Looking forward to your pictures.

Love Renee xoxoxo