Marco Polo

“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.” ― John Lennon

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ― Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray

Life often throws us curves and sends us on a voyage across a sea of emotions.

They sway and stagger with the rise and fall of the waves being thrown their way.

For some, it is easy to hide. For others – they simply try to navigate through the waves as best they can with the tools they have.

I wonder, sometimes, how ancient mariners navigated the open oceans with no idea what they would or could encounter. How do our lives even compare to that massive unknown.

Looking up at the night sky, I wonder how my ancestors made their way in life. Did they let their emotions roll them or did they flow with the currents…

Loreena McKennitt – Marco Polo

California Dreamin’

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”  John Lennon

Last week I lost my Evee girl. She was a rescued bearded dragon and had many health issues in the short time I had her. I adopted her June 2016. She went through a broken jaw that never quite healed all the way, an infection in said jaw, a surgery to remove said infection, shots of penicillin, and so many other things. She was a trooper and was so good when I was helping her. Then one day last week she refused to eat. She was gone by the next morning.

I decided then to renovate her enclosure with the idea in my mind that I would not get another beardie until said enclosure was completed and aired out. As of last night this is what it looks like –

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So much work to do…

Well, yesterday I went into my local Petsmart, where I frequently bought insects, to let the clerks know I lost my Evee. One in particular always asked me how she was doing. While there, I spied an adorable 6 to 8 week old baby beardie and…well….

Introducing Charlie Winchester Walker (yes, she is named after Felicia Day’s character and the Winchester Brothers from Supernatural – slight fan here).

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Sweet baby Charlie

Is she not the cutest?!

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JUST LOOK AT HER!!!

Needless to say, I have to get my ass in gear and get that enclosure done. I’m really looking forward to the summer so I can take my sweet Charlie out in the yard to play 🙂 Hence why I chose California Dreamin’ as today’s song – I’m dreaming of that warm sun and beautiful days.

The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’