It is a cart if it goes well, otherwise it is but timber ~Hindi Proverb

  I’ve had my first really ‘feels like I’m finally on break’  day.  Got J and the Bean up but both of them were still so sunburned from their accident on the lake (boat broke down, sunscreen didn’t work) they were tired and couldn’t go to work and GT camp …

Protected: Of all God’s creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat. – Mark Twain

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Short Attention Span Theatre

  And here comes the buckshot entry. By that I mean all over the place and watch out what it hits. Work has been rough. I hope it is getting better. It really has to get better. I’m lucky I have a great boss, great teachers, great principals. And I …

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray. William Cowper

The Biggest Risk You’ve Ever Taken–Postaday2011, Postaweek2011   Ok, back on the bloggy horse, for reals this time. I don’t think I can post every day, but I’d like to post a couple of times a week, or a least once a week. I’ll shoot for once a week and …

If I had a photograph of you, It’s something to remind me. ~ Flock of Seagulls

  Week of January 30th  -February 5th We’ve had a lot of snow days this week. A dump of ice and 5 or more inches of snow. I’ve spend a lot of time with the Bean in bed playing on http://www.coolmath.com and curled up with my kindle and the kitties. …

New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. ~Mark Twain

Well it isn’t quite New Year’s day but we had some family stuff going on that precluded writing. I am relieved that 61 straight days of blogging is over. I’m glad I did it. I made more connections out of #Reverb10 after a bumpy start. I really enjoyed the people …

This moment contains all moments. ~CS Lewis

December 29 – Defining Moment Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year. (Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice) I’m starting to wonder if Reverb 10 is all I thought it would be. I hoped it would connect me with other folks on the web. For …

Protected: My crown is in my heart, not in my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen; my crown is called contentment; A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy ~William Shakespeare

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Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” Doug Larson

DECEMBER 26 – SOUL FOOD What did you eat this year that you will never forget? What went into your mouth & touched your soul? (Author: Elise Marie Collins)   Well that would be recently. When we went to The Bean’s best friend’s house because her parents invited us. I’m …

What is the use of a book’, thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversations?’ Lewis Carroll

  DECEMBER 25 – PHOTO Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, …

But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you.”~Winnie the Pooh

DECEMBER 16 – FRIENDSHIP How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst? (Author: Martha Mihalick)   I’ve had a lot of different friendships throughout the years. Some have lasted a lifetime (like Ben or Greg) some …

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 …

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 …

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 …

“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 …