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 …

Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners. ~William Shakespeare

DECEMBER 12 – BODY INTEGRATION This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)   Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Body integration doesn’t happen …

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. Tennessee Williams

Before I get to Reverb10, I need to mention the two most important things that happened in the last two days. One—The Bean had a solo with her choir. She wasn’t nervous at all, she was happy and excited. She remembered all her words (in Hebrew no less) and hit …

Death’s in the goodbye….Anne Sexton

December 5 – Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why? (Author: Alice Bradley) I don’t want to write about this. Why? What have I let go? We gave away all of the things that we had saved for a second child. All the little …

From wonder into wonder existence opens. Lao Tzu

The reverb10 prompt asks what “you have done to cultivate wonder this year.”  I am going to give this a shot, but am feeling distinctly unwonderful. I also am confused by exactly how I’m supposed to get to interact with the other folks doing Reverb10, which is what drew me …

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus Aurelius

Well, I blame Tui of Mental Mosaic – I’d not heard about Reverb10. And though some of the writing on their ‘come  join us” pages is a little twee for me,  I like  the idea. I usually get all reflective around my birthday and I did that of course this …

And there you have it.

  Yes, I think this is year five for me. I had to hide some posts from previous years for various reasons. Ah mysterious Jyllian, perhaps just a bit. Totally unrelated to anything: James just said how he didn’t want a ham for Xmess dinner. Because the leftovers oppress him …

How about some Halloween

Well, I don’t think I ever posted any of this years pics. I’m out of words today. I got barked at at work (people really get peevish about computers –seriously peevish) and even though the situation was a case of more work than I have time for, and that I’m …

Testing Windows live writer

As much as I don’t want to get any more involved in microsoftlandia than I already am (yes yes I know, I’m an MCSE, but I see all the shortcomings… well Blogdesk doesn’t deal with tags so well and I’m trying to see if this will. J and I are …

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 …