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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Did Kimala Kohime make it to the polls?

Did Kimala Kohime make it to the polls?

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I’ve been tagged by Crighton. Seems like an interesting writing thing to do…..  (is this part of what you copy too?)

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share 6 non-important/habits/quirks about yourself
4. Tag 6 random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is up

so… without further adue…

6 non-important/habits/quirks about me:

  1. I LOVE not wearing shoes.  I take off my shoes at the first opportunity.  I would much rather be barefoot or in stocking feet.  I take my shoes off at work and walk around the office without my shoes on whenever I think I might get away with it.  Shoes are the first thing to come off the minute I get in the house.  My kids are the same way.  Our front entryway is a mess of shoes. I keep a big basket there in hopes people’s shoes find it when they chuck them on their way in (me included).
  2. I totally enjoy a quiet day at home by myself over anything else.  I actually get kinda claustrophobic after I have been home for many days in a row.  After having each of my kids, and being homebound and on maternity leave, it took everything in me to get myself out of the house – even for something simple like going to the store. Basically I’m a big chicken.
  3. I’m afraid to eat in a resturant alone.  As much as I have traveled whenever the option comes up for me to have a meal alone, I opt for room service or vending machines or nothing.  I’d rather go to bed early and watch TV in a hotel room than sit in a resturant alone and eat – even Taco Bell or McDonalds.  I’m so lame.  I’m all about getting food to-go if I’m alone. I WILL do a drive thru alone though… just in case you’re wondering.
  4. I really miss Flagstaff where we used to live.  I have a hard time not second guessing decisions and wondering if we made the right one by moving, by taking this other career, and I’m 7 years into my new career and 3 years going on 4 into the new city life.  Road less traveled, fork in the road, whatever it is – we took it and I have a super hard time not second guessing it when things get tough – even though I know in my heart there is no going back.
  5. I have to pray every morning on my commute into work that I will say the right things, do the right things, make the right decisions.  I pray blessings on all my family and friends.  I thank God for all the fantastic things in my life.  And… I pray to just let go… of so many things… and for the strength to do whatever it is God put me here for.  It feels really good to share that because it is a reminder for me… mornings when I don’t do that make for days that just don’t go as well.
  6. Ok… I admit it… I will always love John Denver.  I’m sorry – but it is true.  I saw him in concert for my 5th birthday.  I saved up all my pennies as a little kid to buy his Sunshine on My Shoulders album.  I know all his songs by heart.  My dad can sing them all.  When each of my kids were little babies, those were the songs I knew all the words to to sing to them.  For Baby For Bobby and Merry Christmas Little Zachary are my favorites.  I hate to think about the day when my own dad won’t be here anymore -but John Denver music will always be a tie that binds us.

Ok…. now you know what a NUT i am…  and what a wierdo I am… but I am in such a zone tonight that I probably devulged more than I normally would have… LOL.

Who to tag… Who to tag…

So I have been running myself ragged these days… with big events with work, with moving at work, with kids, with bills, with life.  The last set of steps proved really valuable to think about and seemed to do the trick of leaving up a post for a few days.  I hope this one buys me some time also.  I miss blogging but feel too drained to think up witty anecdotes to share right now.  Please check back though.  Let me know what you think of the 4 Agreements.  Let me know if you have read the book or tried to live by these yourself.  Definitely worth pondering… imho (in my humble opinion).

The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements

 

“In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible.”  ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

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I am going to take a “Venting Fast.”  And this is quite the week to do it – with a major move ahead of me and a week packed full of meetings… but what the heck 🙂 why not! 🙂  Anyone else interested?  Let me know – I’d love to have you join me!

What’s a venting fast?
On the surface, it’s a simple thing. Here are the instructions:

  1. For a period of time, say a week or a month, stop complaining aloud about anything, to anybody.
  2. When the urge to fuss arises, vent on paper. Start with the words “I’m upset about.” Then describe whatever’s bothering you.
  3. Think of at least one thing you can do to actually change the frustrating situation. Write it down.
  4. If you can’t think of any positive action steps, simply continue to resist venting out loud. Eventually, your frustration will increase until you think, “I’m so upset I just want to…” Write down what you want to do.
  5. Do it. Divorce the guy, cuss in front of your fundamentalist sister, put off lunching with the passive-aggressive “friend” until the end of time.

If you think that a venting fast requires willpower, you’re half right. After a few whine-free days, you’ll find that it also requires courage—possibly more than you’ve ever used. To understand why anyone would put themselves through a venting fast, it helps to know a little about the psychological dynamics of complaint.

~ Martha Beck, Martha Beck’s Anti-Complain Campaign

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yet ANOTHER reason to PLURK

yet ANOTHER reason to PLURK

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If I win i just might share :)… just sayin

Someday we’ll all get started
Someday we’ll have what we wanted
Someday we’ll want what’s better
Someday we’ll all live forever

Someday we’ll all reach higher
Someday we won’t be so tired
Someday we won’t say never
Someday we’ll all be together

What if we all could just agree (what if we all could just agree)
to live together in the world, in perfect harmony?
What if we all could find a way (what if we all could find a way)
to live a better life today?

Someday we’ll all get started
Someday we’ll have what we wanted
Someday we’ll want what’s better
Someday we’ll all live forever
(oh, they will never understand us)
(oh, wouldn’t want it any other way)
(oh, they won’t always stand against us)
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh (oh, oh, oh, oh)

Someday we won’t be so tired
Someday we won’t say never
Someday we’ll all be together
Someday we’ll all reach higher
Someday we won’t be so tired
Someday we won’t say never
Someday we’ll all live forever

~ Plain White T’s

couldn’t find the tune I wanted to post by them tonite – but this one is really good too 🙂
take a listen if you like…

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