Archive | June 2006

Happiness Runs

I thought in the spirit of yesterday’s posting I would start a meme. Hopefully a painless one. Please take the criteria and post it on your own blog if you wish. No tagging, just if you want to do it.

Please list 5, or more simple things that gave you happiness or even joy in summer as a child and by child I mean under 18 years old.

For me it’s:
1. Hide and Go Seek at 10:00pm at night with the whole neighborhood
2. Swinging and singing at the top of my lungs in the backyard
3. Running through the sprinklers
4. An ice cream cone with chocolate chip ice cream
5. Swimming on a hot summer day till your lungs hurt and how clean you felt after a shower with clean clothes on
6. Sitting in our apricot tree reading
7. A new box of crayons and fresh white paper
8. Spending time with my grandma
9. Gardening with my dad
10. The moon in summer when it’s huge

Name 5 simple things that gave or give you joy from age 18 to 49

1. Singing and playing the guitar with my friends at dusk at camp
2. Campfires with the kids and my friends
3. Ice cream stolen from the camp kitchen
4. The moon in summer when it’s huge
5. Swimming in the summer and how clean you feel after a shower with clean clothes on
6. Wind in the pines and sitting quietly listening
7. Lots of new art supplies to teach Arts and Crafts with
8. Sitting under a tree reading with a glass of ice tea
9. Backpacking
10. Gardening

If you are over 50, name simple things that make you happy now:

1. Singing at the top of my lungs in the car
2. Riding my trike and feeling free
3. New pens and paper to draw with
4. Making things with my hands
5. Wind in the trees
6. A walk in the evening down to Rite Aid for an ice cream cone, still with chocolate chip
7. Ritual with my sisters outside
8. Gardening with my sister and the squirrel overseers
9. Taking pictures in nature
10. The moon in the summer when it’s huge

How many things are on all your lists? How has time changed what makes you happy? Next challenge, do one from each list if you can. Be Happy!

We didn’t get to the Highland Games this weekend. We had a lot of noisy neighbors all Friday night to Saturday morning so we didn’t get much sleep. At some point and I have no idea when I made an unconscious decision and turned my alarm off and Ali didn’t really want to go by then. ( She had had 2 gentlemen? yacking loudly in Hebrew outside her window at 3am. They didn’t even live near us because when she yelled at them to be quiet they left in a car. We needed to leave by 7am and that meant getting up at 5:30am or so.

So I went to see X-Men. I liked it and Ali had hated it probably for the same reason I hated the latest Harry Potter. She loves comic books and has collected since she was little. The first thing she ever bought herself was a statue of Rogue. So she was not happy about Rogue and she has always hated what they did to Storm. I don’t care I love Wolverine, Xavier and I’ve always loved the Beast. Got to love that they had him say “Oh my stars and garters”.

Then went and bought supplies so we can take Liath on the bikes. We need to find a box that will fit the back of the trike. Found one that may work but it’s 90 bucks. Which is a bit steep but Ali wants to get this :http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BASMWC/sr=1-4/qid=1151338724/ref=sr_1_4/002-9877032-1566460?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden. This might be a bit excessive even for us but it would be way funny.

Yesterday before after we had watched England beat Ecuador, it got crazy hot and muggy we rode our cycles and and then retreated again to the AC. Last night it got ferociously windy and wild. Scared the kitty.

I love the wind but trying to sleep with the vertical blinds open was like sleeping near a crazed flamenco dancer. So I had to close the window til I got too hot.

But I love Wind! It may have something to do with being a double Gemini or not.

Or we could get this one:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002OVBVG/sr=1-12/qid=1151359713/ref=sr_1_12/002-9877032-1566460?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden

Happiness Is….

HAPPINESS IS FINDING A PENCIL.
PIZZA WITH SAUSAGE
TELLING THE TIME.
HAPPINESS IS LEARNING TO WHISTLE.
TYING YOUR SHOE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.

HAPPINESS IS PLAYING THE DRUM IN YOUR OWN SCHOOL BAND.
AND HAPPINESS IS WALKING HAND IN HAND.
HAPPINESS IS TWO KINDS OF ICE CREAM.
KNOWING A SECRET.
CLIMBING A TREE.
HAPPINESS IS FIVE DIFFERENT CRAYONS.
CATCHING A FIREFLY.
SETTING HIM FREE.

HAPPINESS IS BEING ALONE EVERY NOW AND THEN.
AND HAPPINESS IS COMING HOME AGAIN.
HAPPINESS IS MORNING AND EVENING,
DAY TIME AND NIGHT TIME TOO.
FOR HAPPINESS IS ANYONE AND ANYTHING AT ALL
THAT’S LOVED BY YOU.

HAPPINESS IS HAVING A SISTER.
SHARING A SANDWICH.
GETTING ALONG.
HAPPINESS IS SINGING TOGETHER WHEN DAY IS THROUGH,
AND HAPPINESS IS THOSE WHO SING WITH YOU.
HAPPINESS IS MORNING AND EVENING,
DAYTIME AND NIGHTTIME TOO.
FOR HAPPINESS IS ANYONE AND ANYTHING AT ALL
THAT’S LOVED BY YOU.

From You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

The caps aren’t yelling, it’s me singing at the top of my lungs in the car this AM.

Monthy Finance Drama

I swear I really do get a form of PMS before the monthly Finance meeting. I do the report usually 3 business days before the meeting which was today. I get really cranky and sensitive. I’m more likely to get a headache. At least nothing gets tender like real PMS. Maybe I should just hibernate before the silly meeting. Or maybe it’s the only way I can mentally gird my loins to go in to the lion’s den.

This is really weird. Once the stupid meeting is over and I deal with the inevitable fall out it causes I’m fine.

Solstice Night

I feel like I have hangover. But sometimes I do If I try to sleep right after ritual even if I try to ground afterwards.

My sisters do know how to destroy me in about a half a second. They started the ritual by giving me energy and reminding me how much they loved me. Waterworks in a millisecond. I do love them but sometimes… It was all I could do to hold it together for the rest of the ritual.

We had a spa ritual at the beach complete with seagulls and waves crashing. Our two lovely priestesses provided us with sarong beach towels, cucumber for the eye, fruit to eat, tea to drink and a foot massage in a slowly darkened room. And due to having 2 shutterbugs on vacation with us there will be blackmail pictures.

I needed that.

I feel loved and comforted and very sad at the sametime. I hate when I’m conflicted emotionally. Life is a colley – roaster.

Historical Fact – Impress your friends

Most people don’t know that back in 1912, Hellmann’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great Ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were > eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

WHAT!!!! You expected something educational from me!

With the advances in cloning I presume humans shall be next. This brings us to the BIG question.

If you push your naked clone off the top of a tall building, would it be?

A) Murder?

B) Suicide?

or

C) Merely making an obscene clone fall?