Thursday, September 3, 2009


The public school in my (literally) back yard has started, I suppose I should start to think about starting our homeschool year. I don't see the need to be in a hurry. It is hard to transition to decisive action after a summer of waiting. Seems like this past few months we have waited for just about everything... waiting to see how the new chickens would fit in with the rest, waiting for the right time to plant the veggies, waiting for the check to be in the mail, waiting for that sale, waiting for the weather to be right for swimming, mowing, whatever.
Most times we have been unwillingly put in the WAIT mode, not given a choice. This has been a growing experience, learning a new skill. The mastery of that skill is "waiting gracefully".
Waiting gracefully is an art form, being patient, joyful, gracefully anticipating an outcome.
Our natural impulse it to "get ' er done", "just do it", "get out there", "do more". If it's not a natural impulse, we are told it should be. It has gotten easier, I suppose being blissfully TV free helps, no constant barrage of comercials calling you to action.
Using our new found talent of waiting, we are not in any hurry to start school, we are waiting for the time to be right.

Psalm 27:14 (King James Version) 14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Or whatever the new buzz word is for getting things off my chest.
Here goes..I made a quick stop at the local grocery this evening to pick up some ice cream. There were two checkout lines open, one that no one wanted to get in (#2) because apparently the shopper was buying a months worth of groceries and by the time I got to the checkout lines the cart was still overflowing, soooo, along with five or six others with one or two items I got into the other line (#1). A moment later a new checker walked by and said. "The next person in line come to #3." They did and since I was right there I took one step and got in line behind them. Well.. the couple formerly in front of me decided that I was rude and mentioned it loud enough for most to hear. I turned the other cheek and played deaf, felt the daggers of resentment, but after all what gave them the right to that place in line. They got behind me (infront of the people they were formerly behind BTW). As I left the store I had my best mature woman attitude on, and of course as I drove past the entrance, who should be exiting? I always stop for folks but this couple was doing a little dance in the lot, were they going to cross or what? Finally I continued on my way and happened to hear through my open window the B word, obviously directed to moi! I refuse to let this petty hateful couple ruin my day, but it has been nagging at me, you know the "I should have saids"
If anyone has a published set of checkout line rules let me know, I'll be sure to carry a copy.

20 Things About Me

1. I'm a procrastinator
2. I've wanted to get started blogging for a long time.
3. I am a frustrated artist, can't seem to get started.
4. I'm 55, today I feel really old, most days I forget that I'm supposed to be "mature"
5. Been married to my best friend/ husband for 37 years.
6. Coffee is my beverage of choice, strong coffee, preferably a double shot americano with lots and lots of cream, but will settle for strong brewed with half and half.
7. I have given birth to 6 children, most of whom are adults and 2 have children of their own.
8. I love my grandchildren and enjoy their overnight visits but am not ashamed to say I love sending them home.
9. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for 20 years and still love, love, love it.
10. I've lived in 4 different states, 9 cities/towns, twelve homes, and owned 2.
11. I love to drive, especially in my SUV, Road em. Especially in the fall.
12. I love to stay home in the summer and chill on the deck with a glass of wine. I guess this is the new "Staycation"
13. I quilt, well, I attempt to quilt. What I do looks great to those that don't quilt.
14. We've got chickens 18 to be exact. I enjoy watching them they are very amusing but don't ask me to hold them.
15. Every day calls for a little chocolate, need I say more?
16. I try daily to seek the Lord's will.
17. For years I've wanted to learn to fly, only stopped by the $$$$ lessons and rental fees!
18. I love being this close to the end of a to do list.
19. I'll probably think of more me stuff after I post
20. I'm glad I'm done!

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Post? How about FIRST post! Trying to get the disipline to yank those random thoughts outta my mind and put them on the keyboard. Not easy, I sure do admire all the blogs I follow that post regularly and lucidly. I'll give it a go, I think I have to, to clear out some space in my head.

Friday, February 27, 2009

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