Monthly Archives: May 2012

What Looks Like Crazy

There is a book I have not had time to read yet – it is called, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage.  I love it though, based upon the title!  Ordinary days that just have … Continue reading

Posted in Country Living, Random Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Thought Gathering

All too often it seems I have so many ideas, projects, to-dos and wanna-dos bouncing around in my head that I realize I need to pause and take a moment to gather my thoughts.  Focus!  Prioritize!  This process can resemble trying … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Joie de Vivre

pronounced: zhwa-d-veev Joy of Life. This phrase is often heard in New Orleans.  I love it.  It is an attitude toward life.  I would much rather someone say about me that I have Joie de Vivre than … “That girl has … Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travel 101

1. Wear a helmet. I managed to bonk my head twice on the trip to New Orleans. One bonk got me a collective gasp from the other plane-passengers. Yeesh… 2. Run away from rum. Pretty, fruity, slushy drinks are killers … Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Have you checked in with yourself?

I feel like I was having premonitional feelings (I don’t know if that’s a word, but it is the best way I can describe it). I’ve been thinking about how I’ve been feeling.  I thought about a few of my … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise and Motivation, Friends and Family | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

That ugly word, again…

Cancer. My Mom was diagnosed this week.  She feels great.  Looks great.  Acts great.  A mammogram was questioned.  Then a few more pictures.  Then a sonogram.  We chose to go with the thought process of, “They are just being cautious.”  … Continue reading

Posted in Friends and Family, Grief | 7 Comments

Make a “To-Don’t” List

I’ve been feeling like a hamster on a wheel.  My to-do list is discouraging.  I’m the only one that can change my attitude…so, how about a to-don’t list? Don’t rush through my morning coffee. Don’t miss an opportunity for conversation … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise and Motivation, Friends and Family, Random Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

To Thine Own Self Be True

I love this quote. I don’t care to read Shakespeare, but I still love the quote. Think about it with me. What does it mean to you? I do not think it means, “To heck with everyone, I’m going to … Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What could a mile do for you?

Grouchy. I was just feelin’ it. A little restless from being at work when I would like to be buying and planting flowers. I mean, I could hear the weeds growing from my office! Little things were annoying me that … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise and Motivation | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Expect the Unexpected

Working with livestock is always interesting.  It makes you live by the words, “Expect the unexpected.”  It’s almost like raising kids.  Except if an animal really gives you trouble or costs too much money, you have the option of sending it … Continue reading

Posted in Country Living | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment