Monday, October 27, 2008
My clothing is layered since I don't like to be cold and I sure am thankful for silk long underwear! (If you like the colder weather like I do, it doesn't necessarily mean that you like being cold!!) So tomorrow I'm off to do vending with my son (He has a small vending business.) and I will be drinking in the changes as the season changes even more. I have got to get out my winter coat!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Instead of allowing this frightening environment to get to us, we need to find a tool to help get us through these present hard times, and allow for just a bit the of joy and laughter that always is needed during difficult times.
This song was first written when the second World War was just over and all sorts of new threats were on the horizon, and in many ways today is no different. With terrorism seemingly all over, and the recent market crash we are facing much the same kind of events that haunted the families back in the thirties and forties.
So how about changing the national atmosphere with just a bit of upbeat, light-hearted playfulness along with some really good advice! Instead of focusing on what we've lost, or the hurts that have adversely affected us let's see if we can focus as a nation on the things in life we do have - family, friends and all the things we do still enjoy! Like Mr. Mercer so aptly put it-
We've got to...
Accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between.
You've got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene.
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Today, my husband and I put away the patio furniture which means that summer is truly over. We've had quite a bit of frost lately so much of what was my garden has shriveled and died away, but the birds don't seem mind as they dive and sway on the dead stems of the black eyed Susans and sunflowers. It's still lovely to sip a cup of coffee nearby, but I sure don't spend too much time outside because mornings are more than a bit cold!!!
But the birds are fun to watch since they are all flocking and seem to have such fun in their dipping and diving all over the yard. I like to be outside to enjoy the cool days and views from my windows as well.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Winter, though lovely in it's own way is like the drainer of all things colorful. It freezes out that multi-layered coat of color that fall dresses in after summer. It's like a change of dresses for a model that marches and sways down a runway for the most exquisite fashion show we will see this year.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I had a Beetle once a long time ago, and since then I have often dreamed of owning another one. I would really love an orange one and have always wanted to own one. (I really wanted a "little orange pumpkin.")
I love the way the stick shift can create the power like I'm going fast on the take off at any stop light, and the feel of that simply wonderful German engineering is beyond compare.
I know I'm crazy, after all I don't want something fast, or sleek...but hey, since I can't have either that or a Beetle right now I think I'll try to find a bumper sticker that says it all for me...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Let's give some of those older, knowledgeable and wise workers another chance at a career!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I was sorry to see the day go. It folded up into the tiniest of packages that can be tucked away in a breast pocket to share the colors and beauty for a long rainy day.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Some of the songs are simply silly and fun to listen, dance, and work to but one song tonight has hit home for me. It is a lovely dance number, but the words really go far deeper. I have often thought that my life was out of control as if I had no command over what happened, but my choices both small and large make that life whether I see it immediately or sometime in the future. It took a while for that sight to come through the crazy life I was wound up in and I needed change! I had to make a choice, actually many of them. I have finally found a peace with who I am and what I stand for in this small life.
So life is truly found "in the dance you choose!" It isn't easy - but it is worth it every single day.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I love the fall with it's schizophrenic weather and personality. Today was rainy and watching the birds playing in the puddles and the colors and grays that are creeping in as the frost takes one plant after the other. Each season holds things to explore and enjoy and I really love that!!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
This is going to be an adventure, and one we as a nation haven't faced down in a long time. I will be here sharing some of my discoveries and hopefully we will be stepping out of the muck of this nasty mess sooner than we think.