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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

my fellow bookworms:

A friend emailed me the list of 1000 books you must read before you die. I was a little surprised at how many of these I haven't read - as well as some very slighted books, such as Chronicles of Narnia, Til We Have Faces (or anything by C.S. Lewis), Peace Like a River, The Secret Lives of Bees, Mandy (my childhood favorite) and numerous others.

But there are some great ones on here.

For what it's worth...

Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Groundhog Day!

Phil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner!

Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler's Knob:

El Nino has caused high winds, heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the west.
Here in the East with much mild winter weather we have been blessed.

Global warming has caused a great debate.
This mild winter makes it seem just great.

On this Groundhog Day we think of one thing.
Will we have winter or will we have spring?

On Gobbler's Knob I see no shadow today.
I predict that early spring is on the way.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

dealing in reality

most of you know that i was the middle child.

and sometimes, the middle child is so busy playing the peacemaker and the positive spinner that she doesn't always face the truth as honestly as perhaps she should.

or maybe it has nothing to do with being a middle child. maybe it just has something to do with being me.

tiny stumblin' steps

so i'm quitting my weekend job.

i know, i know. i've done it about eight times before. but...ninth time is a charm, right? kinda like a nine lives thing or something.

well, I know. i shoulda done it a long time ago. so why didn't i?

see, the thing is, i keep myself so busy with stuff, that i'm not so sure what to do with down time. i have to fill that time with something whatever it is. even the time i don't have, i fill with something (volunteering, freelancing, you-name-it). literally, the only weekends i have taken off in the past, oh, several years, was when i had obligations at my other job or something specific, like a party or a wedding or something.

sick, i know.

and that's just the point... working so much has made me sort of...sick. like it takes my body longer to get rid of illnesses. and i'm burned out. seriously.burned.out.

yet this week, all i've thought about is what i'm going to start doing with my weekends. (and, i must admit, what i'm going to do without the extra cash that i've gotten used to.)

so, folks, if you're free on a weekend, give me a call. oh, wait, there i go, filling up all my time again.

but seriously, give me a call.