Tai Chi with Dr Paul Lam

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather.

Okay, I'll try that. There's no such thing as bad weather, there's no such thing as bad weather, there's no such thing as bad weather, there's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home.....yeah, whatever. The weather in Minnesota right now is incredibly irritating. Summer has yet to arrive in any way, shape or form. It teases us with beautiful, warm, sunshiny days in the 70s and then snaps us back into dreary, rainy, cold. It's May 29th, for heaven's sake. Oh my! It's May 29th!! It's our 27th anniversary today. We celebrated with Fred's folks on Tuesday, so I guess we forgot about today. We've talked at least 5 times on the phone today and neither one of us said anything. Man, at 20 I didn't think I'd do anything for 27 straight years and the very next year I snagged Freddy. 27 years, two kids, two dogs, four moves, and at least 17 vehicles later and look at us..............we're still happy!! WooHoo!! Happy Anniversary, Babe, I love you more today than yesterday and not as much as tomorrow.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

If you are losing your leisure, you may be losing your soul.

This is where I'm headed................................................ HAVE A WONDERFUL MEMORIAL DAY

And don't forget to take a minute (or more) to remember why we get to enjoy a three-day weekend every year at the end of May............

Friday, May 16, 2008

The music I live by

This is so cool. I was surfing some other's blogs last night and found this great mp3 that you can add to your blog, so there it is. At this point I've included some of the really inspirational songs I've collected over the last few years. The first one is from the movie Frequency, which I totally love. The song talks about waiting for "you to come back to me again" and circles "of life" and whatnot, but it always reminds me of my daddy and how much I miss him. The other songs are really neat pick-me-up pieces by various artists, but I've noticed how many of the songs are from the country genre. Country writers/singers sure know how to bring up your spirits..........of course, they also sing about broken hearts and cheatin' and drinkin' and prison..........

Thursday, May 15, 2008

What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens. --Benjamin Disraeli

So, I guess I've been expecting spring to arrive.........yes, I know it's May 15, but spring has been a long time coming to Minnesota this year and I'm tired of waiting. Today is beautiful, however. And this morning I participated, for the 6th time, in our high school's Mock Car Crash. One would think it would put a damper on the day, but it has the completely opposite effect one me. I get totally revved-up. This is such an absolutely vital message to get through to these kids and it thoroughly driven home by seeing some of "their own" involved in a terrible, terrible tragedy that could be prevented.
This photo is actually from the MCC last fall at another high school as I haven't seen today's photos yet. It's such a powerful experience. We stage it sometime during the week of prom. One of my "children" is a fatality as is one of the "prom-goers". My "hubby-of-the-day" gets "detained" for trying to attack the student "drunk-driver". I have to be extracated from our vehicle and one of the "critically-injured" students is taken away by helicopter.
Given the weather of late, we were all quite concerned about what conditions were going to be like this morning. Well, God takes care and it was gorgeous. The audience of junior and senior students were awestruck and hopefully moved into making better choices not just this weekend but for the rest of their lives. I feel honored and blessed to take part in this re-creation every spring.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Life is a handful of short stories, pretending to be a novel.

Man it's been a loooooooooooong time. I thought this would be such a great place to set my thoughts down "on paper", but life got in the way. Between Lacy being home and changing the household dynamic and Anne getting into more and more trouble, I don't know which way is up some days.
So it's almost 10pm on Saturday night...the night before Mother's Day. I'm sure my girls have purchased something.....that their grandfather gave the money for.....and they're certainly going to give it to me tomorrow at some point.....but neither one has asked or suggested that we "do" something tomorrow.....I'm going to visit MY mom tomorrow afternoon with Fred to bring her the potted geranium we get her EVERY year that she justs loves, AFTER we stop at his mom's to give her the potted fushia that we give her EVERY year that she adores.....
I'm trying to be okay with everything, but I'm just not right now. I wish I had someone to talk to..................

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