Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
1 )With out a doubt the peice of advice that has had the most positive impact on my life would be from the Flylady - "Anything worth doing is worth doing half assed." This change in perspective has kept me from a mountain of perfectionist depression; the inertia caused by being overwhelmed. It's OK not to be perfect.
2) "That which does not kill you makes you grow stronger" - Conan the Barbarian. haha - It's true, live and learn, get stronger. Even the most hideous events can be racked up as life lessons.
3) "Ralph Liggit" - This is a Gillis family quote. Suitable for all purposes. Say a family member is having a tough day, needing some sort of encouraging words. . . The directions are to pat them on the shoulder, and say "Ralph Liggit". Apparently Ralph was a very odd fellow known to the McCrery's (?) who would just disappear for seasons at a time and who knows what else. It means. . . I'm ok your ok? People are weird? Everyone marches to the beat of their own drum? At leasts you're not crazy? I'm not sure, but I've always found it oddly comforting.
OK - I don't have any cherished people connections in there because I think you just threw that in as a nod to sappy Christmas time. (But I'll think about it, and try to come up with a few.)
Nana and Papa came over. We had dinner and speculated about the fact that they never did this kind of stuff with us when we were kids. I added that my kids probably won't do it with their kids. (A generational variation on the "the grass is always greener" syndrome.)
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
You are The Moon
Hope, expectation, Bright promises.
The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.
The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
hahaha! If I have any past mental problems! and go easy on the mind altering drugs! Nice.
These are way more fun than horoscopes. I had a friend named. . . Medina - in college, and I was a Rover, and she was a night guard, and I would stop my Roving from dorm to dorm for her to practice her readings with me. Then the cards scared her, and she wouldn't do it anymore, because apparently she was not doing it according to the book, and the cards were getting angry with her. I love memory lane. (Usually.)
I don't think I've ever been so looking forward to a weekend - hopefully that means I won't be down in my cave much, but outside riding bikes in the cul de sac! Ciao.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
We also got to our first "Caticlism" (Caitlins word) Catichism class at St. Michaels, and I felt very good about going. I sat and started to read "Rescuing the Bible from the Fundamentalists" while waiting, and I can tell I'm going to like it. I also had a really bad day at work. And that's all I have to say about that. The best thing that happened ALL day was when a student, who on a good day ignores me, on a bad day yells his version of obsenities at me - stopped, looked me over, smiled and said, "black, white. . . COW!" - ( I thought I was looking quite spiffy in my black and white stripped sweater before that.) - I left feeling that at least I still have a sense of humor.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
I missed the later picture where Abi has about 20 of them in her hair, because if one is pretty, 20 is super-dee-duper pretty. And maybe next year I can put something in their hair again.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Oh, really for me it's just a given. Cleaning. CLEANING CLEANING AND MORE CLEANING. It's all I ever do, and it would be my first middle and last choice to hire out!