Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - "Anticipation"





Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Finally jumped ...

Too busy to blog? Seriously folks ... did anyone read the last post I made (whoops that was two weeks ago ...oh dear, I've forgotten the point ...)

Oh right, the holidays ... well, it's been a blur ... did I write something about a hamster and a wheel and spinning ... oh dear, I've forgotten the point again.

Oh right, the holidays ... well, there's been cleaning, decorating, parties, celebrating friendships, shopping, present wrapping, cooking, baking, vain attempts to pry myself away from facebook, even further vain attempts to pry myself away from reading the 3rd and 4th book of the Twilight Saga, a trip on the Polar Express, Christmas, multiple attempts to de-mucus with the neti pot, a lot of nose blowing (my personal tribute to Rudolph), Christmas, more neti-pot, packing up for Hilton Head, and finally sending off those Christmas/New Year's cards on the 29th (splitting the difference between the holidays).

What was my point again? Oh right, the holidays ... something about spinning, I think. Wouldn't it be cool if we followed our own advice? I had such good intentions ...

In deference to this week's Heads or Tails theme/prompt, which is Heads: Watch - I've finally jumped off the wheel and am just watching others spin for a while. If I find myself on the wheel again, I'll just check my watch and set the timer ...

Personally, I'm looking forward to 2009. I have been watching my horoscope ... seems to be an interesting planetary alignment incoming ... maybe some things will align in a positive way ... I'll watch and see. Although Mercury does go retrograde starting on my birthday - I'll be sure to backup my laptop. All you fellow Capricorns, go here ...

So, here's to watching ... and waiting ... and maybe a little bit of doing ... and a truly fabulous 2009! Joy, Peace, Prosperity, Hope and Love to all - oh, and if you didn't see this before ... watch this->>>

P.S. Will I post again in less than 2 weeks? Hmmm, watch me ... and find out!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Round and Round She Goes ...

... where she stops no one knows ...

I've been a tad delinquent on my Heads or Tails participation. Not for any valid reason, just I don't realize that it's Tuesday until it's over. Even with the helpful emails from Skittles, I can't seem to focus long enough to get it done.

But this week's topic, "Heads:Anything Round", seemed oddly appropriate. So here it is:



In deference to the wonderful Christmas season, sometimes we get so caught up in the spin, we forget to stop ... or maybe we can't stop ... or maybe there's a part of us that doesn't want to stop ... but we should [stop] ... at least everyone once in a while, to enjoy that crazy, warm, lightheaded feeling, and appreciate what's a-ROUND us ...

So ho, ho, ho and deck the halls ... and don't forget to jump off the wheel for a bit!
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Friday, December 12, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Krueger Elves

Send your own ElfYourself eCards


To Elf yourself ... go here ... you know you want to ... go ahead, do it ... ho ho ho.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Transcending

My friend K2 sent this to me this morning. I cried. Oh, and it's still raining.






Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rainy Day Meditations and then some ...

My rainy day meditations were abruptly halted by the sound of rushing water. Normally, that would be a welcomed sound, but not while sitting in a chair in my family room.

I woke up this morning to the soothing sounds of rain drops on my roof (thankfully not my head ... but wait). Once the sound of the comforting rain drops registered, I promptly re-snuggled myself back under the covers and hit that internal snooze button. My dearest husband was in charge of Dominic this morning and got him safely off to the bus stop allowing me to sleep in ... and I did.

Around 8:30, I pried myself loose from the bed ... this required a near Herculean effort as there was some ultra strong magnetic force which prevented me from getting even millimeters away from the mattress. I made it downstairs to the kitchen, eyes barely open ... found the coffee pot, and proceeded to brew. Somehow, I managed to wait the 185 seconds - an eternity for the magic morning elixir, but realized while waiting that I was unwillingly hosting a sinus headache. I figured the coffee might help, so when it was ready, I shuffled off to the family room to sit in my favorite chair for the healing properties of the caffeine to sink in. One sip of coffee later, I heard the loud rush of water ... I waited for thunder, lightning, and a crash. None came ... only more loud waterfall noises.

Think Niagra Falls here. I rose to investigate.

Think "up on the roof top, I heard such a clatter, I rose from my [chair] to see what was the matter".

The laundry room is directly between the kitchen and the family room. Since my favorite chair in the family room backs up to the laundry room wall, I went there first. And saw the pretty rushing stream of falling water FROM THE CEILING AND THE WINDOW ("But how can that be because the window is actually under the covered deck and it's on the first floor of a two story house?" - she silently screamed to herself).

Then I realized I was standing a pool of water. Then I realized that the dirty clothes I had in the basket on the floor in front of the washer were wet. Then I realized that I turned the light on ... and the water was coming out of the light fixture ... then I turned the light off.

Next came the phone call to my dearest husband - which of course he didn't answer. The message went something like this: "Noah, this is Mrs. Noah - something in the ark is leaking, the animals have run amuck, there's a den of wily foxes under the deck staging a coo, the floor is covered in water from the rain, there are no olive branches in sight and I don't know what to do."

While waiting for the return call from Noah, I filled two buckets, a laundry basket and a trash can with water (yes, it was raining pretty hard) and started to mop the floor. After I got things under control by strategically placing the various receptacles under the streams of water, I went out to the covered deck to investigate. Did I mention that I did this without the benefit of coffee?

No rain coming through the roof of the covered deck, but more where the deck is joined to the house - which found it's way into the window of the laundry room - which somehow worked it's way into the ceiling and through some hole in the light fixture. That's my theory any way.

About that time, Noah calls and says ... "Wow, that was some message". Right. So while he was on the phone, I went into the attic to investigate any possible roof leaks - I didn't see any - at least nothing obvious - and considering the torrent of water coming through the window and light fixture, I expected obvious.

Then I went into the room directly above the laundry room ... no water leaking through that window, ceiling, or floor. This was proving my initial theory of something to do with the deck not the roof, because well, there was a whole second floor without any water damage above the room with the water damage ... who needed Noah anyway? OK - I don't mean to get cocky now, Noah is very handy and has a great way of explaining things. He even came to the same conclusion that I did without any prompting - ok, there was a little prompting.

He also did offer to come home at lunch to help bail water, but I said I'd be OK - unless the hard rain continued, in which case I was going to side with the wily foxes. Noah made contact with the people who installed our deck but of course they can't actually come out today ... when it's raining ... to see where the water is coming from ... because of course it can't actually be a problem of how the deck is joined to the house ... argh ... that's never happened before.

So now I will continue to meditate ... and listen to the pleasant plink plunk plink plunk of the water drops falling into the trash cans, buckets, and laundry baskets. Ahhhhh, so soothing ... and to think some people use water as torture. Absurd.



Rainy Days and not so Wordless Wednesdays





Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Does your blog have a personality?

Apparently, mine has several. Things that make one go "hmmmm". I came upon the Typealyzer on Christine Kane's blog and promptly typed mine. At that exact moment, my blog was typed as ESTP "heavy on feelings with a pinch of logic"- ok, admittedly, it’s my own logic, but logic nonetheless and I'm taking it.

Today, while preparing this post, I typed again ... only today, the blog is typed as

ESFP - The Performers

The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

The enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.




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Any guesses on what it will be tomorrow?

Try it out on your own blog - give me some feedback!