Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday night, feeling extremely agitated,
I went to bed at 8:21
Woke up at 7:00 the next morning
Turns out, that same Friday night
My neighbor died of a heart attack
Didn't know her much
Moved in here in November
Polite hellos and nice to meet you
Were the only exchanges
She seemed nice
Was a home health aide
and smoked incessantly
Her nephew had just temporarily moved in after being kicked out by his girlfriend
That is all I knew
Sometimes it is difficult to understand the energy you are feeling, especially agitation, when you are unaware of what it happening right next door. Now that I know, it doesn't necessarily make experiencing the energy any easier, but at least I understand.
The rest of the weekend was positive; Worked out on Saturday, went for a walk on the beach Sunday morning and had dinner with family for a "Happy two days before your birthday, mom" party. (Tuesday, she turns 23 again.)
Now, to start a new week and see what transpires. I hope my neighbor's family heals quickly. I hope to enjoy nature more. I hope to treat my body in ways that makes it happy and healthy. I hope to spend more time with family and friends. I hope to learn some more wisdom from my mother. I hope for calm and joy and feeling grounded, for everyone.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Oh yes, I hurt and will probably be rather sore tomorrow (damn you weak calf muscles!!) however, it is a good kind of hurt. The kind that says, "You did a good job and you are getting strong again". For that, I cannot complain. I feel good in my soreness, and proud of myself for lifting again.
Oh, and by "gym" I don't mean "fitness center". Lucky for me, my parents have a full gym in their basement and even a hot tub to soak sore muscles. My father joked, "The gym is free but the spa will cost ten bucks." To which I responded by showing up last night with a membership card clearly stating that the spa is included with my membership. Silly father, you forget you raised a kid with a snarky sense of humor and an ability to cleverly get around roadblocks. Woot Woot! .......now where's the Icy-Hot?
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
(This entry is copied from The Writer's Almanac, but I wanted to share it with you all.)
The commission took offense to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead, among others, but the commission found its match when it ruled Alan Marshall's Sin Whisper obscene. Its war against the book marked the beginning of the end for the commission, as its decision was reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The board faded out of existence after 1973, a victim of budget cuts.
from The Writer's Almanac 2.19.2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
striving for the highest prize
living life to the fullest
What is your brass ring? Perhaps there are many answers to this....what is it you strive for? What are the things you have accomplished and are proud of? You deserve recognition, even if it is only in my blog for today. What are the next steps in your journey? I want to know what you all are doing and thinking. Even all you lurkers, who visit my page and never seem to comment...it's okay to break your silence. I really want you to share, participate, let us know a little about yourself.....connect.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I am not one who has my day determined by what my horoscope says, but they are fun to read. My favorite daily horoscope is on MyYahoo. It is usually more like a sound bit of daily reminders to start my day off. Here is today's:
"There will be a pause in the action today -- you have a lot of momentum going on in various projects right now, but it's time for patience, not for progress. Slowing down will give you a chance to kick off your shoes, sit down and get comfortable. Work on learning how to accept the fact that you can't always have things happen as quickly as you think you want them to. The universe has a different speed in mind for you, and it's liberating to just go with it.
Don't worry, Universe, my mantra as of late is still "patience pays".
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I received a confirmation letter (two identical ones actually) about NYS receiving my license/limited permit applications and they will be reviewing my information (a practice in patients).
This weekend I have check out sizing for a bridesmaid dress for my cousin's upcoming nuptials.
Last Wednesday, I got to babysit my two favorite wee ones, which was a blast.
Wow, I am really just rambling and I have no idea if this is coherent one bit, so.....time to get some sleep. Dream time! Woot woot!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
And a scan of my trusted Costco-size box of Sharpies. Oh how I love them so!
Yeah, my previous art teachers would not critique this work highly, but heck I'm having fun with it!
Friday, February 1, 2008
So now I have up to two months of not having my permanent dream job. What to do for the next bunch of weeks? My wit and charm mean nothing to the landlord, utility complany and banks (can you believe that???) and I do not want to take a full-time permanent job under false pretense. I guess it's back to the temp agencies for the time being, unless something else falls into my lap.
Yes, I will work.....for money.
I was inspired the other day by Nina's blog to make a one item "to-do list" so I decided to make "finally get the kitchen organized for the first time since moving in to this apartment" my task. I did it. Moved the furniture around to a more functional placement (difficult to do when you have a tiny kitchen), cleaned above the cabinets, decorated a box to hide some "not for daily use" items, cleaned under the refrigerator, emptied and organized the cabinets and I was inspired the other day by Nina's blog to make a one item "to-do list" so I decided to make "finally get the kitchen organized for the first time since moving in to this apartment" my task. I did it. Moved the furniture around to a more functional placement (difficult to do when you have a tiny kitchen), cleaned above the cabinets, decorated a box to hide some "not for daily use" items, cleaned under the refrigerator, emptied and organized the cabinets and reinforced the island that was really wobbling from the move. Whew! Quite n job, but it is done and I feel much better about it. Next tasks: finish sorting through the boxes of papers and random stuff while making an organizational system for the keep stuff.
I will take a full view picture when I have it all organized and pretty-like. Of course, a Buddha was the first thing to adorn this lovely hand-made piece.
Also, organize the incredible desk hutch that Greg's father built for us. Since our desk only has a keyboard drawer and small hutch, we desperately needed office storage space. Now we have it.
The apartment is starting to feel more like home.