Friday, March 26, 2010
Although he doesn't speak words like you and I, he communicates pretty darned good. And he so loves when his brothers and sisters and others he knows get together in one place.
So, yeah... we're celebrating my kid brother's birthday. We're celebrating big time!!!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Oh, and in MY neck o' the woods, it comes in TWO languages. I know they don't do this all over, because I've seen what they send to my daughter, and there's only one language.
So in my effort to see the positive side of things, I'm just guessing with all this mailing going on, the U.S. Postal Service won't be asking for a raise for their stamp rates anytime soon!!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Seriously, the bill is 2310 pages long (yes, the geek in me downloaded it!!!), and they were adding things the day before it was voted on. Do you honestly think that any one of them read the darn thing???
For that reason alone, be afraid. Be very, very afraid!!!
EDIT to post: Now that the bill is signed, I was able to pull up more info so I want to correct my "rant". The bill number is H.R. 3590 and the final page count is 906 pages (the working document was 2400+ pages). Beyond that, I still stand by my comment about being afraid. You and I both know that no one read the bill before voting on it.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Seems it's going around. It started here on Leslie's blog. That kinda grouchy, lazy, weak, and frustrated feeling. Then it surfaced here, where Leanne talks about being in a "bummer funk". Almost like a virus. And I've noticed it hit me, too. That, "Gee, I really can't think of anything to write about, or I can't think of a cute card to make..." or "yeah, I think I want to sign up for that class, but maybe I'll have too much going on and can't keep up like I'd like to." Yadi, yadi, on and on.
And then, someone walks up to your desk at work and hands you a piece of paper with a name on it. And she tells you to look it up. And you google the name. And it reminds you of all the things that bring you joy. And you read quotes that make you say, "Yeah, that's what energizes me!!" And it reminds you of your spiritual journey and your "word for 2010".. SERENITY. And you feel....serene.
Have you ever started a sentence with, "I can't stand it when..." or "This week has been such a headache..." or "He/She is always so crabby..." If, under the boomerang thinking, you say things like that and then end up with problems with your feet or knees (you DID say, "I can't stand"), or you do end up with headaches, or your spouse IS often crabby, wouldn't it make sense that your thoughts come back at you??
Many times I've said, "thoughts become things so choose the good ones." Whether someone decides that it's true or it's actually confirmation bias, I choose to think the good thoughts. I choose to think of my blog friends Leanne and Leslie as basking in their creative glory, fulfilling their creative thirsts. I choose to join them in enjoying the opportunities that are ahead of me. I've decide to take an online workshop at Big Picture Scrapbooking called Picture Spring. I hope to share my creative learning with you.
I know things are pointed in the right direction. I saw my first robin of spring a few days after my granddaughter was born, my granddaughter is a beautiful, sweet thing that reminds me that all is right with the world, and hey, it's St. Patrick's Day. I'm taking next week off to care for my daughter and granddaughter and to treat them like princesses (doesn't that make me queen mother???). I see everything wonderful in front of me. And as for the creative me, I'll keep you posted. I promise!!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Today, I'm celebrating. I'm celebrating my outlook on life. I'm celebrating friendships. I'm celebrating laughter. I'm celebrating family. Today, I'm celebrating my Dad's birthday. He would have been 96 today. And although he passed away in 1975, I do celebrate his birthday every year. Because I strongly believe my love of life, my love of family, my friendships and how dear they are to me, have all been influenced by my Dad. The way he lived his life serves as a beacon to guide me in the way I live mine. So today, I celebrate...