Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Big big big

dreams. That's what I have for this little place on the web of mine. C'mon World! Let's have fun together.

Where do you go or what do you do when you know you're just starting to break the shell away?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Team Up Thursday - Chaos

Well well well!
Imagine this one. The subject we had for this week was chaos. It would only be fitting that I am very late in getting this post up.
Puna's pic is on the right, mine is on the left. I agree with what Puna says, life marches on.

Go shout out some love over at Mental Inventory or The Hip Momma's Journal.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


...is a day I can smile.
...is a day I can frown.
...is a day I can be me.
...is a day I can be moulded by you.
...is a day I can make a difference.
...is a day I can follow the crowd.
...is a day where I decide.
...is a day you should, too.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

This moment.

There is a world of talk alive with living in the moment. Being in the here and now and documenting for tomorrow what is happening this instant has become a way of life. Today, I stepped back from the moment.
I looked past the heat and the escalation of frustration and took a rejuvenating, long, deep, breath. I swallowed the fresh wet air and absorbed the warm breeze into my soul. I wondered if the moment I stopped was the very one I was meant to embrace or if the one I was creating was mine to be. I thought of many ways in which chaos manages to infuse itself into the moments. I wonder about the choices we are each present and if our responses aren't the exact deciding factors of how it turns out.
My mind sailed away over the oceans of generations from which I descend. I thought of the dead. In their time, where were they in the moment? Was my paternal grandmother, whom I met but never knew, planning what canning would be prepared with the summer harvest? Was my maternal great-grandmother collecting what she could to provide for hungry children with a husband away at war? Did these roots on my family tree live exclusively in the moment or did they reflect back and dream ahead? Am I the very creation of whispers and wishes they released from their hearts?
Oddly enough or perhaps not odd at all, I couldn't recall what had caused the initial frustrations that warranted this redirection, this reestablished moment. I am excited for the next time one chances upon me.
I encourage you to take a moment and stop.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Welcome Summer!

It's nice of you to officially be here. Let's agree to make this year spectacular. You bring the weather, I'll bring the fun.
What are you bringing to summer this year?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The very best.

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
~Clarence Budington Kelland

Happy Father's Day, Daddy!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

On My Mind.

When we act under the influence of negative thoughts and emotions, we become oblivious to the impact our actions have on others.

In the biggest sense, environmental education means learning to maintain a balanced way of life.

To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself s more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.

~all quotes by Dalai Lama

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

On my mind.

Try and fail, but don't fail to try.
~Stephen Kaggwa

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
~Ambrose Redmoon

The most difficult phase of life is not when no one understands you; it is when you don't understand yourself.
~Author Unknown

Monday, June 14, 2010

On my mind.

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.
~Author Unknown

When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.
~Author Unknown

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Another one done.

It was ferocious, the exam, that is. One day I'd like to understand how the questions that make it onto these papers are conjured up. But not today.
I'm jumping feet first into the next course. Here's hoping for a bit of a breather.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Minutes or moments?

Too often this week I have caught myself watching the minutes tick along.
This evening I halted the clock and lived in the moment.
A warm cup of tea, a plate of nibblies, an incredible friend and a great conversation. That was exactly the infusion of Life that I needed.
What are you counting?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Get it?

There is an exam fast approaching.
There is a a person who isn't ready.
Get what I'm saying?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mega Missions: Year 28

I spent the month of May stewing over my mega missions for the year. I'm trying to be balanced. Let's see how it goes.
  1. Listen to more music than I watch TV.
  2. Shop weekly for needs and only seasonally for wants.
  3. Focus on the goal.
  4. Create a seasonal vision board.
  5. Pray more still.
  6. See more of the lake.
  7. Swallow more stories.
  8. Be techie (read: learn how to use my ipod).
  9. Clean out the closet.
  10. Snap a self portrait a month.
  11. Walk when my brain needs to recharge.
  12. Pull back the reigns (read: learn to say no).
  13. Be artistic.
  14. Tackle one house reno.
  15. Let's do another dinner party.
  16. Pen a personal writing piece every month.
  17. Take two online courses for me.
  18. Write my mantra.
  19. Research things I want to know more about.
  20. Get together with one friend every month.
  21. Learn to bake a perfect cookie.
  22. Organize and prioritize.
  23. Do something with the ridiculous furniture.
  24. Paint the walls (read: find and hire a good painter).
  25. Take a holiday.
  26. Eat breakfast.
  27. Be true to me.
  28. Lighten up.