Thursday, October 30, 2008

Not exactly

I went to see if my camera was ready. Not exactly. I was told 7-10 days originally, oops, wrong information, it's more like 3-4 weeks.

I took Jesse out in his pj's to get some fast food for dinner. He said he was breaking a rule by wearing his pj's out. Not exactly. But his reasoning was that police buy donuts during nighttime, too.

I trimmed the trees in the backyard to stop the squirrels from going onto our roof. Not exactly. Now they jump.

I am applying for an average of three jobs a day hoping to get responses, interviews. Not exactly. I rarely even get an acknowledgement of having received my resume, much less an interview for a great worker who just happened to raise kids for 8 years (but who still has mad skills LOL).

You can either think that there are obstacles or new things to learn. I choose learning. My parents would be so proud.

Mahalo for making your own way!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Witchy poo

Yep. My face! Aren't these fun? I do feel like the layouts sometimes: green, groaning, griping. I think that's the fun of dressing up on Halloween (or whenever!). You get to explore inner self, the one who hides when company's over or during meetings. You know, the one who laughs at him/herself when walking out the door with bed head or mismatched socks, who loves to wear that funky hat the kids shake their head at. I don't what I'm going to be for Halloween, maybe I'll just be myself - SCARY!!!!!!!!!!
Mahalo for make believe!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Put out

Today I've put out some long sleeved shirts and jackets for a warm clothing collection. I also included an empty egg carton for my friend's chickens. Also on my porch are personal care items for Loaves & Fishes. I dropped four bags of clothes, toys and household items off at Goodwill. I have two cans of paint to give away and need to drop off a cute tutu for someone that asked for a while ago. I'm going to list some furniture for sale on Craigs List (LOVE that site!!) so that there is room to breathe and play and run because that's all my kids want to do, not sit and admire the funky pieces I've collected. I feel good being put out!

Mahalo for feeling good!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day - Let's talk about poverty

Ever feel like you are on the edge, nothing coming for you, no one helping? It's not true, there are many people waiting to hear from those needing help. Just a few words and you can get support in so many ways. I KNOW! I've reached out in times of need and have had that help. I've also been there for others who are in need, struggling, almost in despair.

Everyone's seen the people who stand on corners or street medians, with perhaps a raggedy pet, an old bike, a beaten up sign asking for help. I would give extra food or change if I had it, then something happened. I became judgemental about these people, always asking, begging, never seeming to move on, getting themselves to a new level. I was glad to receive a lesson from a Buddhist Monk, Gen Togden, who said that you honestly don't know what the person will do with what you give them. So they appear drunk all the time, perhaps this time they will buy food and you helped them do that. You can't know but you can help. And so I help when I can. If I can't give without hurting myself then I don't and I don't feel bad about it because I am in turn helping myself.

I am struggling. I am on the edge. But I am on the edge in a home, with family and friends around me. Others have so much less. If we spread our knowledge, our helping hands perhaps we can lift others up and feel better about ourselves, have a new understanding of how we are actually doing ok.

Think about what you CAN do. Follow the link at the top of this post. Offer some fruit from your over-abundant fruit tree to a food bank. Give away some extra clothing on Craigs List. Volunteer for one hour filling bags or greeting people or taking calls. Meditate and pray, live your best life and offer a hand.

Mahalo for open minds, open hearts, helping hands!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tricia's garden

Not a green thumb but green fists! Fists of fury growing goodies. Here are some pics I took while visiting:

Mahalo for great gobs of growing goodness!

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Top 10 Reasons Why I Suck

10. I want to see that homework is done

9. I call friends' homes to check up on whereabouts

8. I say bedtime is 9-9:30p on weekdays

7. Sometimes I can't give money to buy lunch on Jesus Pizza Day

6. I don't allow too many purchases through iTunes

5. I call out the car window to say Have A Good Day

4. I didn't wash jeans I didn't know needed to be washed

3. I didn't get more OJ

2. I don't give up when I think a lie is being told

1. I take too many pictures, i.e. today's sneaky pic at right
But he loves me anyway!

Mahalo for lists!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Did you know

Did you know it's already October? I'm catching up, slowly but surely, dragging my feet into a new month, the month of leaves falling and Halloween (i.e. CANDY). Today is overcast and it even sprinkled this morning. Fresh air being blown in/over/around and I love it. The cast of shadows is uneven and leans far over and I love it. Needing new windshield wipers is not fun but stepping in puddles is. Cleaning the backyard for future rain isn't fun but the fresh look when I'm done is. The kids will start getting excited about Halloween movies and decorations and changing their minds on costumes every day. Fall colors abound, especially in scrapping material, and I'm not quite ready for all the reds, golds, and browns. Who added purple to Halloween, anyway? It's neat but I'm not ready for it, either. I want the teals of the ocean and yellows of sunsets, blue jeans and white puffy clouds. Rainbows and lollipops! Where was I going with this? Ah yes, did you know it's October?

Mahalo for calendars!