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Dec 27, 2009

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.


12/27/2009 Posted by | Quotes | 2 Comments

New place

I am considering attending a new place of worship. It’s called the Spiritual Center. I was going to go do yoga there this evening but have a headache, so instead I’m writing about it. I don’t know a great deal but was reading up on their philsophies and mission statement it seems Ok. I guess I will need to go and see. I just don’t want to go alone, so I’ll try to drag a friend with me.

I am in a place where religion doesn’t work for me right now, I need something deeper something more spiritual. I no longer want the rules of church such as you must be this age to take communion, or you must tithe 10 %. I am sick of people telling me that God will cure my financial difficulties if I just send them money. I need something very personal, something very peaceful and as I know God can supply that I no longer feel that I need it from religion but from within.

Here is the link to the place I am talking about.

12/16/2009 Posted by | Spirituality/Faith/Meditations | 1 Comment

16 December 2009

I didn’t get much accomplished today, however, I got something much better. That was to spend time with a friend it was much needed. She shopped and I tagged along although I did buy some candy canes. I ate lunch for the second time this week at Olive Garden. On Monday I had lunch with another friend that I rarely get to visit with. So even though I haven’t accomplished much this week in a physical sense, it has been a good week.

12/16/2009 Posted by | Day 2 Day | Leave a comment

My dog

Sophie is my 4 yr old Cairn Terrier with serious attachment issues. She goes where I go, if I’m in the shower she will wait outside the door. Recently she has started trying to take over my spot on the bed.

12/15/2009 Posted by | Day 2 Day | 4 Comments

Tongue Twisters

So my daughter and I were discussing tongue twisters the other day. The only ones i can say are Peter Piper and the woodchuck one. I was on a mission to find the most difficult one out there so I googled it and this is what I found. I didn’t even attempt the first, I got confused just trying to read it.

Three Swedish switched witches watch three Swiss Swatch watches switches. Which Swedish switched witch watch which Swiss Swatch watch witch?”

Shep Schwab shopped at Scott’s Schnapps shop;
One shot of Scott’s Schnapps stopped Schwab’s watch.

Top chopstick shops stock top chopsticks or If A Dog Chews Shoes, What Shoes Should He Choose To Chew.

12/11/2009 Posted by | Day 2 Day | Leave a comment

The Couch vs Goodwill

I’m gonna step back in time to 1993, the yr I got my first apartment. I wanted to have my own place prior to getting married that June. So in Feb/Mar I found a cheap apartment for 210 a month and it included heat. I was ready to move in. I went to the Dollar store and bought some cheap replicated china plates and a box of mixed plastic silverware for 4 and plastic cups for $.25 each. Oh yea think I got a few dish towels too. So for less than 5 bucks I could entire 3 guests it was awesome. I felt so proud. So I move in on Feb 15th with pro-rated rent of course, I had found a table for $15.00 at a garage sale a few yrs prior and kept it in my parents basement insisting that some day I would need it. I moved all my stuff in and arranged the items throughout my new place. I didn’t have much and thinking back all the stuffed animals I collected as a child didn’t look as good for decorations as I thought they had. It hit me I didn’t have any furniture to sit on.

I needed a couch, so off to Goodwill I went. I found this awesome huge couch for only $25.00, I had to have it, it had 4 cushions and it was a lovely shade of burnt orange. So I bought it and used my friend’s fiance’s truck. Getting it through the door was no small feat for it was a very long couch and I lived on the 2nd deck. After much swearing and getting hands smashed between the stairs and that damn couch we got it in. I was so excited I had furniture. I got married a few months later and summer hit well that couch started to emit some funky smell and it had to go. The hotter it got the worse it smelled. I called Goodwill and they came out and wouldn’t take it. I was pissed and told the guy that Goodwill will take this couch back whether they wanted it or not. After all summer was almost over and it would no longer smell while cold out.

Later that night the truck was brought back over and I made John and our friend Phil haul that smelly, ugly, thing out of my apartment at 11:30 at night. Right down the road was a drop off trailer for guess who????? That’s right GOODWILL. It was dropped off at midnight with a sign that said here’s your damn couch back. I drove past 2 days later, the couch was gone and they had taped a sign to their trailer that said…”Please do NOT leave any furniture at our drop off points”

12/11/2009 Posted by | A la'carte | , , | 2 Comments

Constant effort

The older I get the less I like religion and the more I gravitate towards spirituality and inner peace. Religion is something you learn a doctrine with laws, rules, and consequences. Spirituality is who your are, your morals, values, happiness. I have always feared religion and church after all I was raised in a Bible thumping, preacher yelling, going to hell if you misbehave church. God is much gentler and kinder than I always believed him to be. Unfortuanately it has taken me 40 yrs to figure that out. better late than never I guess.

So what I have I been doing to find that inner spiritual side of me…well not much but I’m getting there. I try to remain calm in situations that normally I would explode in such as my children’s deep desire to kill each other off over who had their foot on the couch cushion first. Or I am trying to be kind to those less fortunate, everybody has good in them right? Well most everyone, so it is an ongoing process which hopefully I will grow into over time. In the meantime I will continue to pray for patience and look at the positive side of things no matterhow bleak. I just hope I don’t explode first.

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Power of the human mind

The Paomnnehal Pweor Of The Hmuan Mnid.
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch as Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,
the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

12/11/2009 Posted by | Useless facts | 2 Comments

Quote of the day

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.

12/11/2009 Posted by | Quotes | 3 Comments

Cola Roast

This is one of my favorites and it taste even better the next day.

Crock Pot

2-3 lb beef roast

20 ounces of coke (diet will NOT work)

1 pkg of lipton dry onion soup mix

Place the roast in the crock pot, pour the dry soup mix over the roast, then pour the coke over top and cook covered on slow for 6-8 hrs.

Really good with noodles or rice on the side and some veggies.

12/11/2009 Posted by | Recipes | 2 Comments