Thursday, February 26, 2009


After 6 weeks in the hospital/transitional care, my Grandpa is home.
I am happy the sweethearts are back together. I am hoping they take care
of eachother and stay safe! As a family we will continue to watch over them, cook
some meals and clean.

Live. Love. Laugh. Embrace.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


The experts say that when you dream of a house it represents "self" or ones soul. It makes sense to me. A house has so many rooms, sometimes each with a different theme...their own character. We each have different "rooms" within us.

There is the room of "I like..." and it's opposite "I don't like..."

There is the room of "I get sad when..." "I am happy when..." "these are my favorite people"

"these people rub me the wrong way" "I have these talents" "I can't do..."

I have been doing some examining of myself lately. It all started a few days ago at lunch.

I got a meal that came with pudding. Pudding belongs in my room of "I don't like". I looked at the pudding, it was butterscotch and thought "Hey, I like butterscotch". So, I thought I'd bring a spoonful to my mouth just to test whether pudding still belongs in the "I don't like" room. Well, I had a few bites and while I liked the taste, I just can't take the texture. You know how people say "Coffee is an acquired taste"....I wonder if pudding is an aquired texture for me. I think the next time pudding is offered to me, I will try it again. Maybe just a few bites!

Other things on my list:

1. Eat Fajitas at a restaurant ( usually belongs in my "too high maintenance" for eating out room)

2. Oatmeal ( belongs in the category with the pudding, again because of the texture)

3. Breakfast sausage ( the "I don't like" room. Haven't eaten it in forever)

4. Yogurt ( You guessed it...a texture thing)

5. Peas ( the "I don't like" the taste room)

6. Lima Beans (same as the peas)

This is only food. There are more things going on up in all those rooms in my head, but that is for another post.

I asked God for all things so I could enjoy life. He gave me life so I could enjoy all things. (NIV)

Live. Love. Laugh. Embrace.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My indoor project!

It seems to happen to me every Winter. I get in a rut. I don't take out my camera as much.

Tonight I decided it was time for a little picture project.

I grabbed my glass ice cream dish, food coloring, white tagboard and my camera with the 50mm lens on it.

I had fun and I really like some of the images I got. I would love to try this outdoors on a sunny day too!

Live. Love. Laugh. Embrace.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A cup of Tea!

The Tea tag reads "Your choices will change the World".
I thought it was brilliant. It wasn't a completely new concept to me, although it was worded in a way I had never seen. Yes, what I do matters and changes the pace for the rest of the world.
Every choice, from whether I choose to stay in my pajamas and chill at home, to what kind of beverage I drink, to where I shop and what I drive, to the job I have and the people I talk to.
Every choice matters.
What can I do to help others? I want my choices to have a positive impact. I want the World to move in a progressively better direction.
What choices do I make everyday that have actually become habits?
Everyday I make choices that I am not even conscious of.
How can I become conscious of my choices and my thinking?
It begins with awareness. It begins by stopping and analyzing.
It begins NOW!

Live. Love. Laugh. Embrace.