Tuesday, November 27, 2007

How can you not adore him?

I still think I should have adopted him.

November Time Capsule

1) A gift you gave: a Harley Davidson hat
2) Something you apologized for: having to change plans
3) The last person you thanked: Scott, for playing dominoes
4) The last movie you watched: Shrek 3
5) The best food you ate this month: Thanksgiving dinner
6) The last place you ate out: Wendy's
7) Something that made you cry: an argument
8) Something that made you laugh: hanging out with Kei
9) The last person you talked to on the phone: Leigh
10) Someone you're thinking about today: Dave
11) What have you created this month that you are proud of: Thanksgiving dinner!
12) What is your mood today: optimistic
13) What is today's weather: Sunny. High 25F. NNW winds shifting to E at 10 to 15 mph.
14) Something you are thinking about: Running errands

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Who Knew?

Steve and Barry's.

I'm not sure why I stopped being a shopper... (oh yeah, new house!) But what an odd little retail clothing store. Some things were not my taste, but they had a lot of other things that I did like. And cheap! They seem to still be trying to get off the ground (or at least that's the impression the store gave) but I hope they stick around for a little while at least. I got embroidered U of Wisconsin Badgers(yes, official licensed apparel) T-shirts for Dave, 2 for $15. I am intrigued...

And, who knew... I'm in total denial about Thanksgiving, Christmas, and winter in general! Heck, I might grab my camping chair and book (and my parka) and go to the beach! (before the sun sets at 4:30...)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Happiness, Forgiveness and the Universe

"I am absorbed with a delicate thought..."
--Edgar Allen Poe, Letters, 1831

A week and a half ago, at women's bible study, Debbie said a very profound thing, that sometimes we get into habits of "excusing" a person rather than forgiving a person, when that person wrongs you. I've been mulling that over ever since.

Today I've been thinking also about happiness, and that each person, and no one else, owns their own happiness. And that is something that is ours to control, with the help of God. I know very well that environment and my own body can make happiness seem out of reach. But where this culture tells us to say, "you made me unhappy because...", I want to instead say, "I felt unhappy, because...", In that case, neither burying the injury OR placing blame. But it's a very hard thing.

I'm still thinking it all over...