Saturday, March 22, 2008

Law and other legal jazz

Once upon a time I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. I was (am) good at debating, researching, remembering, and applying information to current situations. now that i'm sitting here listening to audio lectures for my business law course, i'm glad i chose a different career path. The material is relatively interesting but the hokey-pokey, in-out, usually-sometimes-maybe, no, it's not for me. At least not intensively anyways.
I finished reading The Footprints of God by greg Isles. Great book to read during lent. It daubles into the Catholic religious beliefs of this time of year but isn't too overwhelming. All in all artificial intelligence was the idea and WHOA did it make me more aware. Immortality at an expense. It was the first book of his that i've read and i will read another.
I've shifted gears and jumped into Jodi Piccoult's Salem Falls. 100 pages and so far, GREAT! It's keeping me up at night and i'm loving it. At least it's something that fills the otherwise boring moments of staring into nothing.
I'm also workign through Birthing From Within. The journal i created the other day is for this book. It has me fascinated. Focus on what's inside, what is inside your heart and soul rather than just on what doctors say happens and is normal. Explore and develop an internal preparation. Ready? I'm working on it!
I've also just bought A New Earth. Stay tuned for updates as i embark on that next adventure.
I am wishing the world a Happy Easter. What are some of your traditions? In my family, someone always buys my grandma an Easter Lilly which opens beautifully just in time for Easter Sunday. I'm looking for some not-so-common-but-cool traditions to kick up into my home.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


What absolutely beautiful warm sunshine we have today. It's spectacular!

Steven played hookie from nursery today. He didn't sleep well last night and, to be honest, neither did i. So, when we woke this morning and he said he didn't want to go i was ok with being me and him home together today. Plus we would have already been running late. It's been such an enjoyable day.

We played some virtual mini golf this morning. He is definitely a competitor. I can't imagine where he would get that from {see: me avoiding eye contact, whistling, trying to change the!}. We went for a walk together and had a marvellous time. It wasn't a long or a far walk but it was us together out in the fresh air. It was nice.

I've done a few loads of laundry with more in progress right now. It's actually less daunting than i thought. With the laundry task under control, i've started to plan a clothing reorganization so i have a better (more realistic) idea of what's staying, what's being passed along, and what's clean out going gone.

The brain choas is still what it is but i'm focused on taking things one small step at a time. It's helping me to better deal.

I started studying one of my courses yesterday. It was good. Me, my texts, my binder, my computer, my couch, some music, the dog. More of that still to happen later today.

A few missions for today:
Mission: Keep plugging at the laundry. 2 mandatory loads stilll to do. Anything more is gravy.
Mission: Water the plants. They are beginning to look beautiful again with the sunshine that is touching them.
Mission: Pick up the bags that are laying around the living room. I'm still trying to understand how they got to where they are.
Mission: Grab the camera and play some. Potential for pics in the post tomorrow :)

Until the next one, i'm Ready.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hello Life

Let's start living - really living. Not existing or flitting from one moment to the next or even silently shifting gears. Let's embrace this day the world has given us to live.

I've got a cloudy mind. My mind feels bruised. Many things swirling around seeming out of order, twisted, and tangled. I'm READY today to start sorting out the mumble jumble in there. I'm putting my plan to paper so i can have a focus point instead of just a bunch of swirling info, some of which is screaming for attention.

Already this morning i've put pictures into frames. I'm on a mission to find the other pictures i can't quite remember where i put. I've finished cutting out the beautiful paper i picked up for a journal. Mission: finish that mini project up this afternoon. What's the journal for? Life. A place to jot down little ideas, thoughts, worries, wonders. Do you have a place for this?

Laundry is screaming at me. It is beginning to look like the clothes in my house have a really gross flu bug and are vomitting everywhere. Mission: get laundry to laundry room to be sorted and started. Two loads, just two simple loads, washed, dried, folded AND put away. That's a goal for today.

I found that there is still a big tub of {i can't believe i'm saying this} Christmas stuff sitting out. Mission: get tub to basement storage with the rest of the Christmas stuff. Christmas, as much as i love you, i like that you only come around once a year.

Immediate Mission: pick up Steven from preschool.

I'm off running. I'm ready.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Keepin' on

So there goes more time. Another week, weekend, and almost monday. Absolutely a whirlwind of blank.

I feel like a human pin cushion. Between having to go for blood tests, get hooked up to IV drips, shot up with meds, wheeled around and tossed aside, i'm tired. Physically and emotionally exhausted. I do keep trucking forward. It's essential in life. No matter what comes my way i will buck up and keep going. I'm ready.

Very exciting is that i'm awaiting a phone call to let me know when my ultrasound is so i can see my little creation. Stay tuned :)

But now, the textbooks that are somewhere on the floor are screaming at me for attention. Imagine that!