Monday, March 31, 2008

House Hopping!

Mellow greetings my com padres!

I've just spent a wonderful weekend actually getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night. I spent two nights with the wonderful and always gracious Ms. A. I spent the next night with Mrs. P and her animal menagerie. I finished my cable hat(pics to follow shortly) and watched several movies. The most memorable one was The Great Debaters which is based on a true story. It's all about a African American debate team in 1935. It's totally a feel good movie. One of those good always wins and love always triumphs over evil. It did peak my interest in the poetry of Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks. It also made me remember a poem that always encourages me. Who would have thought a movie that involved lynching could make you think about your own self worth. I came away from the movie more committed to loving myself and expecting others to treat me with respect. Ladies and Gentleman we are not on sale. There are no blue light specials on your time and talent. Don't minimize your value. Step into your greatness.
Our Deepest Fear
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.It is our light, not our darkness,that most frightens us.We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,talented and fabulous?Actually who are we not to be?You are a child of God.Your playing small doesn't serve the world.There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.We are all meant to shine as children do.We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.And when we let our own light shine,we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.As we are liberated from our own fear,our presence automatically liberates others.- Marianne WilliamsonA Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Get Up and Get Out and Get Something Going!

Hey Guys,

It's Spring Again. It's a time of renewal. A time of rebirth and a time to try to move on again. Don't let any opportunity pass you by. Take any chance you get to shine. You may wonder where this is coming from. I've said in earlier post that I'm done waiting for life to start. I meant that from my heart. So I'm currently planning to make baby clothing and sell it online. I have so many ideas and more than enough down time to figure out a plan. Stop waiting for people to realize that you're amazing. People around you often can't see beyond the end of their noses and don't care to. Not everyone has your best interest at heart. So look out for yourselves and be a willing participant in your own story. I know I'm preaching to the choir on this one. I feel different this year-I know that something awesome is going to happen to me. I'm almost around that corner-join me at the finish line.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

It's a Ducky Day for Duckling Day

Today we were bombarded by 600 little people(not midgets) masquerading as ducks. They made duck puppets-went fishing for ducks-make baby ducks that nestled in their tiny plastic egg cocoons. Magic Mirror tell me today Did all my friends have fun at play? I saw a penguin and a duck dinosaur and a super hero duck. The kids had such a good time. Afterwards it was like the calm after the storm. It was wonderful weird almost like slipping into an alternate universe. One of my co-workers said his ears were still ring from all of the quacking and waddling that was going on. It was also perfect weather for ducks- cool and crisp with just a bit of a bite in the wind. The snow held of until the activities were finished. After a day like today I feel like snuggling into my own warm cocoon. I'm having visions of a warm bed and a space heater in my near future. Pray for me guys- I started this morning at 4:30 am and I'm still going strong at 2pm. Pray for traveling mercies-If I'm too sleepy I don't drive-I just hole up and take a nap in my car. Have you ever done that and been creeped out when you woke up? So caffeine will be my friend until I get home and get the well deserved sleep that I need.

Peace out kids!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Bringing Sexy Back!

I just love that song. It cracks me up. But I digress-Today is a day for letting your inner woman or man shine. They say if you treat yourself the way you want to be treated the world will follow suit. Well I got my hair cut and will soon be doing my own diy mani and pedi. I'm wearing my super hero jeans-you know the ones that make you feel like you conquer any villan or fiendish side kick. I'm fully outfitted and ready to take on the world or at least calmly argue with the cable company about their make believe phone service (pretend you can actually make a call-if you wait for them the technician may come:(.-I've also started my research into money for college coupled with employment opportunities in said colleges. I hoping to slip into something a little more comfortable by the end of the summer if not sooner-(i'm counting on sooner). I'm not just talking about clothing-i'm talking about a new job-new attitude-new way of doing things-new way of honoring myself and others. If you haven't done it in a while-tell the people in your life just how much they mean to you. Give someone a hug-a encouraging word-the winning lotto numbers-oops got carried away there. But giving feels good and will help you bring compassion back-it may also help you bring sexy back! How cool would that be.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Do you ever feel

Do you ever feel like it's taking you forever to - Turn that corner-Turn over that new leaf-Leave the past where it belongs(in the past)-. I'm was in one of those moods today. I've decided I'm done waiting for my life to start. I can play it safe and never do anything or I can make some changes and take some chances. Change is the spice of life they say. Who wants to live in a constant vegetative state? Not I- I have way to much pizzaz and spunk to let the "if only's " get me down. So I'm making a concrete effort to make right choices. I don't always fair well but at least i'm doing better than I used to. I saw my old boss today-you know sometimes you don't realize just how much you miss someone until you get the chance to vibe with them again. It was like seeing and old friend I haven't seen in years. It truthfully gave me hope. People like this always remind you that you of your good traits. They help you see the possibilities instead of the negativity. It was just a short talk and I felt ready to move on. I'm just praying that god would see my heart and work on moving me into a place of growth rather than stagnation. Do not go gently into the good night-Rage Rage against the dying of the day. We are going to get out of this pit and move forward. Put your problems on notice-Look out world there's a new queen in town.


Saturday, March 15, 2008

To have kids or not to have kids

Working at the library has really opened my eyes to what it means to have kids. You see the whole range of options. The screamers,pouters,runners,grabbers to the adorable,pleasant,quietly awesome children. I love being and aunt and truly do love my niece and nephew. But I think that's enough for me. I don't need to experience 18 years of non stop roller coaster madness. I'm just not that type of girl. If I could genetically alter the child so that they always did what I said,Never made any messes,Always said please and thank you and always did their chores,maybe I would consider it. Besides the sheer cost of raising a child-with child care being upwards of $140 a week-The thought of physically going through child birth is enough to make me want to get my tubes tied and laminated. Don't get me wrong kids are definitely wonderful for the right person. I just don't think that person is me. You may ask where did all this come from? I just took my niece and nephew to lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. There was a kid there who never stopped screaming. You need the patience of Job to be able to put up with that everyday. So to all my mothers and fathers out there-I salute you and applaud your effort. You amaze me.

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Golden Years?

Today when we opened the library there were about 50 to 60 elderly people waiting to get in. There was a meeting about senior employment services from 9a-1p. Food for thought ladies and gentlemen. Prepare for your future,I know you can't predict everything and no one has a crystal ball(or if they do I'd be highly suspicious of the predictions),But we have to try. Just looking at the amount of people in their supposed "Golden Years" looking for ways to find work is a startling comment on our current economic structure. If you don't protect yourself with money you can easily get to then it could be you looking for employment when your 85. I don't want to be in that number So I'm trying to get my finances in order. It just goes to show-you can't trust any company with you money-it's much better resting in your pocket or in a money market account rather than funding the CEO's trips to the Bahamas. So make like rocky the squirrel and squirrel away some cash for those golden years. If you have access to deferred comp-do it. Ditto for 401k's and Roth IRAs. It won't hurt nearly as much as not having the cash when you need it most. Lets avoid Payday lending places like the plague. I just finished a great book on disc called the total money makeover by Dave Ramsey. I'm working on my $500 "Oh Crap" fund. Do what you can while your healthy enough and free enough to do it. I'll met you there in Retirementville with a pair of knitting needles and a glass of shiraz . I'm ready to go the distance. Are you?


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spring is Here!

Hey guys,

This will be a short post. I'm so weirded out by this crazy ohio weather. Just when I think it's okay to bring out the daisy-dukes and the halter tops. But alas I was mistaken. So What did I do with all my time off work? Of Course I knit and took some pictures and watched as much project runway and food network tv as I could. I feel like i could make a designer dress and make deep fried maccaroni and cheese. Of course you don't immediately become a fashonista or chef just by watching tv. Wouldn't that be awesome if you could just pick it up by osmosis. Well I gotta go Work is calling


Friday, March 7, 2008

Knit when your feeling cold

Hey guys,
This will be a quick post because the library sentinel is reading over my shoulder and pointing out misspelled words. Have you ever just wanted to have an AH Wilderness experience. You know where you hole up in the house and watch the death squall outside your front door. This kind of weather just makes want to forget about the thirty minutes I need to walk today. I just want to sit and knit. As if I'm preparing to clothe my entire family in warm woolly things. The future and safety of the nation depends on my knitting something durable and warm. Can she finish that winter ski cap before the avalanche of snow arrives at her door?! Tune in folks for the next exciting episode of Do your bit! Knit! . In times like these you want to do something special for your family at work. I'm definitely cooking for the fam so they'll have something hot and delicious to come in from the cold to. It'll be just like a Campbell soup commercial where they leave their sodden mittens and coats by the fire place i don't own and sit down at the rough hand made oak table that doesn't exist. Well they'll have to make do with a gas stove and a space heater. You can't have everything in life.
Until next time Be same and Be kind.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Ice Ice Baby

Hey guys,

It's march and I thought spring had finally arrived. I guess I was wrong because on my drive home I found that all the trees were encased in a inch thick coverage of ice. The tree outside my house finally had enough and rested it's weary limbs on our roof. I just joined a SNB and love it. We sat around and talked about everything and knitted the evening away. What better way to spend a cold and rainy day then to sit in a coffee shop and knit while you sip on your mocha late or pomegranate green tea. I am currently working on a blood red hat for moi. I'll post picks when it's finished. Gotta get back to the grind.
c-ya later

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Desi Light

I have never liked the term "Lite" way to cutesy like the word was trying to take up less space so it dropped some critical letters. I am how ever trying to get into shape. I've discovered something about myself on this journey-and no I'm nowhere near where I want to be-I've realized that this has to be my journey for myself-not because I want to be the new Hot Girl at the office-and not because I've succumbed to all the comments I've been the recipient of for years. It boils down to one fact-I don't want to live out the consequences of a sedentary life style. So I push myself to walk in the snow-I push myself to cook for myself and not eat out-I put myself to bed early so I can get my eight-I do strength training as much as possible. I just want to feel good -not about the way my body looks but about how my body actually feels. I notice that when I'm exercising my inner athlete comes out-She's been on the bench way to long. I'm also not focusing on the pain but focusing on the small changes in my body that occurs when I excercise-The firmness of the muscle underneath the flab-The energy that I have-My flexiblity and beauty of my body. Most people don't see how beautiful we all are. You have to realize the you're beautiful now-Excercising just enhances your beauty it doesn't make you beautiful. I'm not trying to be come a negative zero but I am trying to be more compact. Maybe this post shouldn't be titled Desi Lite but Desi Condensed-Just add Water.

Check-ya later