Wednesday, October 27, 2010


My compers are virus free and 2 of them are back home from the repair shop!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Spun Glass and Swords

"I live life like a juggler of spun glass and swords."
Inside Alabaster
Annie Miller

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Quote of the Day

something incredible
is waiting to be known."
Carl Sagan

Sunday, May 09, 2010

My Most Recent Obsession

I am obsessed with nail polish these days, in part because of the addictive pull created by Polish Bloggers such as the one linked to above and here:

Warning: Don't look unless you can spend a small fortune on polish!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Originally uploaded by AtlasWinks.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I have never given up anything for Lent before, so I think I will start with a bang. I am going to try and give up MOST processed foods. There will be a few exceptions, like Mineral Water, Wine, Beer, and Alcohol in moderation, Organic Dark Chocolate, and processed foods that provide a health benefit to compensate for it not being in it's original state. I can have some condiments like Mayo and Mustard and Salsa, but if I can make it from scratch, that is what I will try and do. Canned and frozen meats and vegetables are also ok, though if I can get organic and fresh, that is preferred. ABSOLUTELY NO white flour, HFCS, white rice, white pasta. ABSOLUTELY no artificial ingredients or chemical names in the product! I also plan to limit my carbs a bit - not go Atkins crazy, but still try and find something besides a starch to round out my meals until Easter.

Wish me luck ... and send me hopeful wishes that the scale really shows the changes!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Laugh at the Irony - #1

I could choose to have this piss me off or choose to laugh it off:

  • Remembering I need to get gas for my car just as I pull in my driveway at home.

My New Favorite Thing

This came in the mail yesterday from Crabtree and Evelyn.

Love it!

The scent reminds me of the first time I smelled Origin's Ginger Souffle, and the OH! factor was similar.

Will post more later on its "last-ability"

Trying again

I have treated my blog here for the most part like an odd embarrassing relative - ignoring it most of the time and feeling awkward and uncomfortable the times that I do interact.

Today I intend to change that, lets hope this is not another paver stone to hell!

More Later...............

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, November 09, 2009

My focus Today

Facebook Home: "'I am passionate about eating in a way that nourishes this lovely body of mine.'"

Friday, November 06, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Homesick at home.

What do you do when you are feeling homesick, yet you are home?

I mean, I am in my house and I have my amazing, loving, entertaining, keep-me-constantly-on-my-toes grandkidlets sleeping close by. That is wonder-full!

... and yet they are sleeping, and I am not.

I guess that too much of my heart isin't home.

Barbara and Donn are in Wyoming, Amber and Kirt are in San Fran, Bob and Ryan and Matt and Elli are in Dallas at the TX-OU game, and last, but very much not least, Brad is in Boston.

I am feeling like the feeling you get when you hear the BoDeans sing, "Far Far Away From My Heart".


Sunday, October 04, 2009

Immensity of the Purpose

I don't think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for.

Norman Mailer

Saturday, May 16, 2009

In Search of Masahide's Moon

Barn's burnt down --


I can see the moon.


Thursday, May 14, 2009


by Naomi Shihab Nye

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.

Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.

Then it is only kindness that makes any sense anymore,

only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and
purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
It is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.

Excerpted from Ten Poems to Open Your Heart by Roger Housden. "Kindness" from Words Under the Words: Selected Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Little Altars Everywhere

"We are swinging high flying way up, higher than in real life. And when I look down, I see all the ordinary stuff--our brick house, the porch the tool shed, the oil drum barbecue pit, the clothesline, the chinaberry tree. But they are all lit up from inside so their everyday selves have holy sparks in them, and if only people could see those sparks, theyd go and kneel in front of them and pray and just feel good. Somehow the whole world looks like little altars everywhere."

~ Rebecca Wells

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

What real courage is ....

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Friday, December 05, 2008


"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it" - Mark Twain

Friday, November 21, 2008

How to do what is overwhelming to you.

My new quote when it looks like the task at hand is next to impossible to achieve?

"The best way to eat an elephant -- is one mouthful at a time."

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

a little fun with photos

Check it out!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Adios, Sound Bites & Fat Cats - Obama is Changing Politics

The ecosystem of political media has changed, with sound bites losing their authority. Consumers of news are less easily manipulated by the 24/7 barrage of bites and images (Hillary Clinton doing whisky shots, Obama bowling), which are dissected endlessly on cable. Voters search for their own context.

read more | digg story

Monday, February 11, 2008

QUOTE OF THE DAY-- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Don't fight darkness - bring the light, and darkness will disappear"
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Nerdfighter Happy Dance Song

This is better than photo light therapy or prozac! I dare you to watch it and not feel a bit happier.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Quote for the day: Courage

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