Friday, November 21, 2008

To fish or not to fish....

This was sent to me via an email forward today. I forwarded it to my husband - his reply? "Don't worry, I'll make a lot of noise if I come home early." Do you think he missed the point?

"Saturday morning I got up early, dressed quietly, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, slipped quietly into the garage to hook the boat up to the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential down pour.The wind was blowing 50 mph. I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad throughout the day.I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. There I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, 'The weather out there is terrible.'My loving wife of 20 yrs replied, 'Can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?'I still don't know to this day if shewas joking, but I have stopped fishing."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Today's the Day

For some of you - that means the day the election is over. For me, it's my new thought pattern. "Today's the day." So sappy, I know, but what better way to seize each day than going into it thinking - this is the day - THIS day is the day that good things happen. Maybe it will the same good things, maybe it will be different good things - but TODAY good things will happen.

Maybe today I will talk to someone who makes me smile. Maybe today I will skip the candy and eat the carrot. Maybe today.... oh you know, the list can go on and on - but I know for sure that today is the day. Something good WILL happen today.

So I've been trying to meditate every day. I skip a day here and there - but most days I take 5-10 minutes and I sit - very quietly, listen to my breathing, try to let go, try to clear my mind. Sometimes it's interrupted by the desperate need to borrow a straightener, or find a sock, or to tattle on a sister.... but for the most part they (my daughters) are old enough to respect my need to do this and leave me alone for just a bit.

Things in their world are so immediate - I thought that would change as they got older - and it does, sort of. But still, as generous and warm hearted as they are - and they are - when they want something, they want it NOW. Patience is so difficult for them. If my mom is reading this, I'm sure she is laughing because she always told me that I wanted everything yesterday! If I'm honest with myself, I would admit that that is still the case. Funny how our personalities come to haunt us through our children.

One last election comment - since today IS the day we vote in our new president. Obama is an amazing human. He will lead this country to good places. I feel in my heart that he will win, but if I'm wrong, I just pray we come together as humans - not citizens but as humans. We need to lift each other up..... who ever our president is.