Monday, January 31, 2011

I had a dream...

The other night I had the most wonderful dream. It has faded in the way most dreams fade which is too bad because it was glorious.

It was a moment of clarity, a moment of such supreme understanding of the extraordinary greatness that we are part of. That this thing is so vast and huge that we as humans just don't have the words to define it, in any of our languages. Since we are human and we have to need to define this, even though our words useless, we use religions to help us define this greatness and that at the core of all religions, they are all right. They all have guiding principles of how to be a better person and doing good for others. They define a small part of the vast whole.

Here is the sad part.

We get in to trouble is when we feel that there is only one way, one view point, one definition, instead of celebrating the wonderfully diverse way we have learned to see the amazing wonder.

It reminded me of the story of the blind men trying to describe an elephant by laying hands on different parts of the animal.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Puppies and knitting...

don't mix

This is what Shayla did when she found my knitting.

This is three hours later.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Less is more

This year I want to focus on the idea, Less is More. I have been able to remove 3 kitchen sized bags of gently used clothes, old purses, and shoes to the thrift store. Put in the trash one bag of trashed clothes. (My husband is really hard on his work clothes and shoes. He buys them second hand and uses them up.) And gave a way a bag of jeans to some one who had a plan for them.

I have also gotten rid on the last two years of statements for house bills. I usually keep two year of these things because you never know when you need to go back and get one. It's saved me a lot of time and head ache when disputing a charge. (I know you are only supposed to keep them until checks clears but you never know.)
This year I got a new scanner and plan to scan in the hard copies and then shred them. It's a different of dealing with them but I'm hoping it will help.
I am also looking at my stash to see if there anything that can move on to another.

I going to keep at this.

P.S. As soon as I find the cable to the camera, I have some new pictures. Hint: How many guys does it take to hang a flat screen TV at Thanksgiving?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello 2011

... and good bye to 2010.
It's funny to be here on the first Monday of a new year, checking in on all my friends in blogland, and the one thing that seem to be consistent is that every one is glad 2010 in over. It seems like just about everyone I know took a beating 2010. Some lost jobs, some found jobs that were not as good as the ones they lost; some lost family, some spent way too much time in a doctors office, hospital or at the vet. We had to get a new-to-us car then had to spend more to fix it.

Here's to a better year for us all.

One a better note. We took the puppies on their first trips to a couple of the local dog parks. They did very well. Shayla's a bit shy and doesn't like to more enthusiastic dogs but did get plenty of run and play time.
They also got to go on their first visit to someone else home. They did just great. They didn't have any problems the other dog or the cat. When they were tired they found a place to crash. And no accidents. If this keeps up we will have a pair of great dogs.