Sunday, October 17, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
RA gave me some very good advice awhile back . . . just be myself.
Here I was, getting all metaphysical and junk, trying to "read the signs" and figure out my "next step" and she gave me a much needed little tap on the shoulder. Umm, HELLO! I mean after all, here I was going on and on about who knows what and what really mattered was that, whatever was approaching (if anything), was doing so because I am who I am . . .
I especially liked the little reminder that frequently, we are not even aware of the help we provide for others . . . just by being ourselves. I was reminded of this, first by RA and then by a lovely card I got in the mail the other day. Not too long ago, I met two amazing people who are working hard to do some amazing good in the world. Just the other day, I found out that their efforts are starting to achieve results. I was absolutely thrilled to hear of their good fortune because it means that some wonderful things are going to happen for some very deserving people.
Now, recently when I had a big celebration in my life -- one of those where people ask you what they can get you as a gift to mark the occasion. I am not really very good at answering that unless I absolutely need something and so, at first I was stumped. There was nothing I needed except the company of the people invited to the celebration. But, then l I had a moment of enlightenment. This cause had become very dear to my heart and it was just in the beginning stages. What better way to celebrate this event in my life than to have those who asked what gift to get me to take that money and donate it to this new organization!? (Without going into too much detail, there was a strong link between what I was celebrating and what this organizations goal is -- so it made sense!)
I have no idea how much money was in the envelop I gifted to these wonderful people that night. But, my heart swelled when I saw their faces as I took a moment and thanked all who had contributed to the contents and handed it over to them. That alone would have been thanks enough as far as I was concerned. But it was not to end there . . . yesterday I received the most beautiful Thank You card in the mail. What I saw as a simple gesture -- almost a "logical" solution to a dilemma -- meant the world to them. Apparently, my decision affected them greatly and they expressed that in their card.
All because I was being myself . . .
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Well, it has been about a year and a half since I bought this computer so it is about time for glitches to start appearing. (Sometimes I think the manufacturer programs them so that things just start working less efficiently after a year or two.) So, it is time to get some things sorted out before they begin to multiply so my lovely little laptop will be going in for a bit of tweaking. I have fixed all that I can on my own but the one thing that is left probably involves messing about with the registry and I just don't go there!
So, this is just a short post to let everyone know that regularly scheduled posts will be suspended for a time -- until I have a healthy laptop again. Hopefully, it will be a SHORT suspension and I will be back in time for Wednesday/Thursday's post -- but if not, keep checking back . . . I SHALL return . . . mwah ha ha ha!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Recently, due to unexpected circumstance, I had to neglect my blogosphere "responsibilities". I put the word responsibilities in quotes because, I vacillate back and forth between feeling an obligation to post with some regularity and feeling that blogging needs to be a relaxing outlet form me (at least at this stage). I must admit that, the longer I did not post, the more my feelings leaned toward the 'failing to fulfill an obligation' side of things. Interestingly, discovering that I had 'missed' my mid-week post this week didn't really bother me. Maybe it has something to do with intent -- when I was 'gone' for a month, I made conscious decisions not to post because I was either sick or playing catch up; this week I didn't choose not to post, it just didn't happen! Yeah, even analyzing the different reactions in myself, it doesn't exactly make complete sense -- but then brainstorming on the fly doesn't alway make sense at first. So, I will let that percolate for a bit and see what brews . . .
As I frantically attempted to catch up with all of the blogs that I was following, it became clear that I was not alone. For various reasons, a number of bloggers had not posted to their blogs -- some were ill, some had experienced life situations that required their focused attention, and some had just needed some solitude. Regardless of the reason, as I read those "touch base" posts, I realized that, for many, a failure to post was not the initial concern. Sure, apologies were made and explanations given. But, as I read the blogs of those who had not posted as much as they would have liked, their concern tended to be centered on their inability to keep up with reading and/or commenting on the blogs that they regularly followed.
I must admit that I was daunted by the number of posts that I had not been able to read. Apparently, Google Reader stops counting at 1000 unread posts and for days all I saw was 1000+ for DAYS! On top of that, I have different accounts and pretty much all of them had 1000+ unread posts. I admit, I skimmed more posts than I would have liked. But, I really wanted to support my fellow bloggers by reading what they had taken the time to write and put out there for others to ponder. That felt like a very important thing to do.
So, what is more important to you: keeping a regular posting schedule or staying on top of reading the blogs that you follow -- and why?
Monday, June 7, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Here is what things look like at the moment -- so that you can share the gradual development of this space along with me . . . It will be a joy to see how things gradually become full of life and lovely little creatures begin to make their homes in the newly provided environment. Maybe I can even catch some of them on film!
Not even 1/4 of this was completed until yesterday when my lovely friends graciously spent the afternoon helping me to finish tackling this task. Blessings to you both!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
LOL! Wouldn't you know! For the past few days I have been sick as a dawg - which explains my missed post on Wednesday (and possibly tomorrow) - and I pop online for the first time in days to find that I WON!!!!! I get to pick a wonderful piece of jewelry from Moonstone Jewelry!
Okay, enough excitement for one day (really folks . . . sick as a dawg)! I will return once I can sit up for more than five minutes at a time without getting dizzy! I hope everyone out there in blogland is doing well and I promise to catch up with my blog reading and posting as soon as possible.
(I would send kisses, but you don't want this nasty little bug!)
Posted by Moonwolf at 5:31 PM
Monday, March 29, 2010
Whew! What a week! I feel like I have been running in circles! The week has only just begun and I am already beat!
First, so many of you have commented on my blog background that I must give credit where credit is due. (Actually, I already do, but you may not be scrolling down far enough to see it.) The blog background is actually called Blood Red Moon and was created by Olehan. She has tons of great templates that you can use -- check her out and enjoy!
This weekend the portable green house went up and seeds were started. So far this year, we have built a cold frame and collected materials to build a potting/garden work table. We got our grubby little hands on some Mountain Mahogany seedings which have been strategically planted to provide more privacy once they grow. On top of that, there are now some Golden Currant bushes on the south wall and I am hoping to use any fruit that is produced this year to make preserves. Maybe combine it with some blueberries or blackberries, depending on how the plants do -- last year none of the berry bushes did well, but hopefully that will change this year.
The other big garden project for this growing season is to expand the beds under the trees. This is actually a pretty big job because the landscape put in when the house was built was pretty much rock and gravel with a few plants. We are slowly changing that but this is year three and we will probably be digging out gravel for another 3-4 years as the garden develops. Slowly, the sterile surroundings are being transformed into a living ecosystem . . . one that will provide our household with a wonderful bounty provided by the land.
At the moment, it is too early to be planting -- we can get a late frost well into April here -- but, the green thumb is beginning to twitch and preparations are beginning! As things start to take shape, I will post pictures!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
As I have indicated in previous posts, I am very into jewelry. So, when Mrs. B posted about her latest giveaway, I was of course intrigued. So, of I went to the featured site (Moonstone Jewelry), click, click, clicking away to see what was on offer. You see, this particular giveaway is not a particular item, but is the item of your choice ($50 or less) or a $50 'coupon' toward the purchase of a more expensive item of your choice. (Moonwolf is licking her chops with delight!)
Now, being the silver jewelry whore admirer that I am, I went straight to that category and had a rummage. I really liked several of the items on offer, especially a couple of the Tree of Life rings.