Monday, August 23, 2010

Point to Ponder, or Research

Who said cleanliness in next to godliness? In what context was this written?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What is She Doing?

When I check and she hasn't posted a blog post I wonder what she has been doing? Reading some great work of literature? Weaving a nest of new ideas? Painting a masterpiece for her brother? Buried in spiritual retreat? Conjuring up some vegetarian delight? Oh yes, busy washing dishes! It is hard to imagine that at times she has to put these other pleasure on hold and tend to menial maintenance tasks. How awful it would be if there weren't a clean spoon with which to stir her french pressed coffee and cream. Thought of the day: Even those with the loftiest of interests must stoop to cleanliness and order. I miss your words.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Today's Thought

Without challenge one cannot not know the feeling of accomplishment. Without worry one cannot fully appreciate a time of peace. Without sadness one cannot fully experience happiness. Let us remember to be thankful for the balance of emotions that allows us to fully feel.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Daughter Delight

Well scratch the athletic shoes. Instead I spent Saturday shopping with my daughter. She challenges me to want more for myself. I ended up with 3 pair of shoes and 5 shirts. I love them all and had fun shopping for them. We enjoyed a Chipotle lunch and a quick trip to Ulta. I so appreciate the she is feminine, the perfume, shiny hair, heels... I'm glad that she knows and is comfortable with her being. My wish is for every person to love the skin they are in. In addition to looking beautiful she is also a great loser. She can laugh her way through any game loss. It is about the climb! Thank God for daughters like Becky.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Just the Right Shoe

As one ages it becomes a challenge to balance the style of a shoe with long standing comfort. I'm really a cheapy shoe shopper shopping only for a bargain that looks good but as my feet become more sensitive I have to be more selective. Maybe my tender feet are due more to the strains of physical activity than age. I put a lot of stress on them playing tennis, and occasionally falling, and running. Being a teacher on my feet alllll day just add to this problem. They feel hot, chapped and tired. Changing shoes middle of the day helps greatly but I really need something more comfortable to start with. I've tried a couple times to become the running shoe kind of teacher but I can't pull it off for 2 reasons. Reason 1: running shoe teachers must have stylish expensive running shoes. Reason 2: You have to feel confident in this decision. Hey, if I had those expensive shoes I bet I'd feel confident! Problem solved!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Best Quote

She has travelled through France, Austria, and Germany and her most astounding observation? The French must be the best ironers in the world!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Places You'd Go

After experiencing 2 weeks in Europe where she was personally shown about Austria and I mean personally my sister is trying to decide where and what she would show those who visited her? You must hope those visiting you might share some common interests, or at least have an interest in you. With that in mind, the task becomes easier. It is easier if you have places you feel passionately about: a sensational restaurant, a land form, a piece of art or architecture, your school, athletic facility, historic place. It is certainly food for thought. Remember it doesn't have to be a gondola ride up into the Alps, visiting the cello maker, or sharing snaps with the locals.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Waiting for the Connection

I've been waiting and waiting to see what common thread would finally link my daughter to her new co-worker. You know how you meet someone and you just don't quite click? Then over a number of days, weeks, months, or years you finally find that thread that connects you. Even if you are really really different or don't even really like or respect one another. Well I have been waiting to see what that thread would be for my daughter and her new co-worker. She wasn't wild about him, or his mix into the office dynamic but I was sure the link would come. Would it be a fashion item, a line from a movie, a song, a lyric to a song, a line from a poem, food or a recipe, a quote? Well now we will never know for he has resigned. What a disappointment! This is just like a book with a weak ending.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Probable Cause

Yesterday by the time I finished tennis, running, and working out I felt a slight headache coming on. As you know for many years say from 9-39, I suffered from headaches. These were barf inducing, light barring, ear ringing headaches. I have never forgotten their intensity and have great sympathy for anyone who has a headache. I let this headache go a while thinking it would go away. It didn't seem to be getting worse but slowly I was losing my patience. This lead me to possible causes. When I surveyed the causes I decided it was amazing I was still alive. My feet were very hot in my running shoes and I was experiencing a slight toenail poke into the front of my shoes. Reason 1. I had my bangs clipped up with a clippy. Reason 2. I had run while they were cutting hay. Reason 3. The melted tar on the road stinks. Reason 4. I had left on my very supportive criss cross strap bra for athletics alllll day. Reason 5. I had tuna for lunch. Reason 6. I had only 1 cup of coffee. Reason 7. It was over 100 degrees. Reason 8. Wow. What gives you a headache?