Now take the hourglass And turn it on its head ~Skellig~ Loreena McKennitt

December 15 – 5 Minutes Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010. Bean singing Bean singing solos. Disney world. Bean meeting Ariel and singing for her. Bean meeting …

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. Dalai Lama

DECEMBER 14 – APPRECIATE What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein) I read this as gratitude. I appreciate my husband and daughter. We’ve had a lot to adapt to with me going back …

He who hesitates is a damned fool. Mae West

DECEMBER 13 – ACTION Action When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)   Well, the 11 things post kind of answers this doesn’t it? I guess in this next year I am going to: Continue getting …

I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me. Cary Grant

DECEMBER 11 – 11 THINGS What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life? (Author: Sam Davidson) What if my life doesn’t have 11 things? Let’s see if it does. My …

A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?

DECEMBER 10 – WISDOM Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway) Huh…Leaving the M.A.T. program and going back into technology but this time in education. It’s aggravating, exhilarating, tiring, rewarding and full of possibility. It isn’t glamorous, but …

If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all. Billie Holiday

DECEMBER 8 – BEAUTIFULLY DIFFERENT December 8 – Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful. (Author: Karen Walrond) Oh God. Everyone who knows me …

When red-haired people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn. ~Mark Twain

“She hath more hair than wit, and more faults than hairs…”~Willy the Shake I’m starting to wonder if my hair has become too much to keep up. Yes, in the scheme of things hair is negligible, but personally, I think it has a lot to do with how we see …

This used to be a mommy blog

And it still is because while I am many things–geek, reader, cat lover, wife–on the day the Bean was born, Mother became my chief identifier. I have always been independant. I’ve often gone my own way, usually uniquely attired. I didn’t just march to a different drummer, but a different …

“The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything. Oscar Wilde

Well here is the obligatory soul searching blog post. I’m waiting to post this until after my birthday so I don’t bum anyone out. Thank you for all the good wishes. They actually do mean a lot. You learn to count your worth in FB or LJ comments (JOKE) and …

Blindsided by music

The following outpouring brought on by watching Emily dance unreservedly to Clementine by Pink Martini. If I ever get my video rendering capabilities up to snuff I’ll post a link here. Just trust me-it is 7 year old interpretive dance at its best. You know-remember how YOU felt being seven …

Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the sea; they live in one another still. – William Penn

Dear R; I’m sorry I got so busy with school these last few weeks that I wasn’t a better friend. It was such a big change for us that I had trouble keeping track of everyone and what they needed and what I wanted to give them. I hope the …

Thanks to two men, old and young

Sometimes in your life you can actually hear the door slam and the window open. It’s been a shattering month. Despite the pregnancy losses, mortality and the simple dividing line between living and not, was never so obvious as recently. We knew that C was dying. We’d been visiting weekly, …