Saturday, August 28, 2004

Time Out

I took a time out. I went away for 5 days. They paint murals on all the buildings here.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Slowing Down

Yikes, I've been too busy. Way too busy. But this morning I took the time to read an article, an article that probably has some great ideas for me. Ideas to make me slow down. Check it out at The Tea Muse . Must now put another thing on list.... go to tea.... maybe go to tea alone. Or, have tea at home... why not use the perfect teapot that is collecting dust on the top shelf of the dish cupboard?

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Today's Finds

Found this on Karen's website and giving it some thought:

Shared pain is lessened
Shared joy is multiplied

Her site also helped to to discover a couple of valuable resources:
George W's blog way too funny, my current political stance is wavering.... hmmmm
The Onion more news think about

Monday, August 09, 2004


I learned from Kevin that August is National Admit You're Happy Month. This proclamation was made by the Secret Society of Happy People. August 8th is National Admit You're Happy Day. Damn, I missed it. No wonder I am so sad today.

Note: Gray Davis is listed as the governor of California on the SSOHP site and he was undecided about making the Happy Day proclamation. I wonder what out current governor thinks.

Saturday, August 07, 2004


Tomorrow I will go to a women's conference. Topic... The promises.

In the interest of not breaking anonymity, I'll just say, yes I do attend 12 step meetings. Those who know me well, know which program I follow.

I have printed The Promises below. It's partly for a selfish reason... so I can see them in print and consider how far I've come in the last 16 years, consider why some promises are slow to be fulfilled. The last line sums it up well. Tomorrow will be good for me. I've been slacking lately, becoming complacent, not working it. There. I have admitted it. That is the first step after all.

The Promises (from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous)

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us - sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

Thursday, August 05, 2004


Congratulations again. What a year it's been. They met at massage therapy school. They got married. They are going to have a baby girl. They graduated. That's a lot for one year.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

I Wanted to be a Jag but...

it turns out ...

I'm a Dodge Viper!

You're all about raw power. You're tough, you're loud, and you don't take crap from anyone. Leave finesse to the other cars, the ones eating your dust.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Thanks Shirl ... I really needed to know that : )