Monday, March 23, 2009
- Cato the Elder
I'm back so I'll put a new post soon... tomorrow? Maybe. Hopefully.
I've got lots of pictures! Of dogdas, the Moron Express, Shellman leprichans, and some clowns as well. It was an interesting and much needed weekend. I'll explain it all and tell the stories soon.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
- Carlos Castaneda
The past couple of days have been hard. A family friend passed away and it's hit me hard. For multiple reasons including protecting the privacy of the innocent, I won't say much about it. Just know I'm hurting for my friends.
Plus I've been sick. I've never had streph throat and I certainly don't ever want it again. The worst part about it was being quarantined. Especially in a time when I wanted to be there for a friend.
And it makes me feel guilty - I've been a little self-absorbed for the past couple of months, agonizing over my decisions, "problems" and indulging my every whim. In the "Big Picture" of things, I have no problems, no complaints and a happy, healthy family. If I ever needed some persective, it's been the last couple of months and I finally got a huge dose of reality. It's going to change the way I think, act, and approach my life. I need to live with more gusto and enjoy all of my moments.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Getting my pup to sit beside me while I took this picture was the challenge. She's pretty well behaved other than the "stay" command so when I shifted to take the picture, she would start to move around. But after 3 or 4 tries, I got quicker.
It was such a gorgeous weekend. I enjoyed the sun and the life that comes with spring. There is nothing like the southland in the springtime.* I remember driving home from Utah late April and coming into Georgia late in the night, my windows rolled down as I could smell the spring. The lush green trees around the roads, the dampness in the air, and the sounds of spring. Nothing better and nothing that makes me feel more at home.
*Yes, I know I'm stealing from the Indigo Girls
Monday, March 9, 2009
I don't know who Anne Morris is or how her theory on commitment made it onto my Starbucks cup on Saturday morning but her thoughts hit home with me. As I've talked about before, I am buying my first home and the thought scared me - to the point that I didn't tell ANYONE besides my family for the first 6 weeks. I usually talk about everything so that was a big change for me.
I have a hard time choosing one path in life, there's a lot that appeals to me and I don't think that will ever change. But I can't allow my ADD to freeze me and keep me from making decisions which is the way I've handled some things in the past. I've got to keep moving forward and realize that very little is permanent (just death and taxes, right?). All can be changed.
So basically Ms. Morris's words hit home with me because I need to get out of my head and start living because don't you know, the secret of life is to LIVE.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I think after I learned the word, "Why" as in
Why is the sky blue? Why do birds sing?
I learned the expression, "Why Not?"
I'm always asking "why not" in response to being told I can't do, have or change something. Just because something is always what it has been doesn't mean it's what it always should be. It's part of my personality, the stubborn part of me that doesn't think that the way we've always done something is the way it should be.
I went to a series of "Land Talks" given by several local development groups last night and change is coming. Changes in attitudes, changes in choices and change in priorities. As more people come and support, voice opinions and elect officials. The old way of thinking and planning will change.
So I guess I'll be asking less of "why not?" and "how do we do this?"
And I'll enjoy it.
Monday, March 2, 2009
And yet, my little flowers were still standing... peeking through the white powder.
*This is my 200th post! I'm not giving myself full credit since about 1/3 of my posts are just Quotes of the Day but I'm going to modify my style to include the quote in my posts from now on.