Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
this morn, i finally got the final pieces of my bench set together it was the barbell that holds the weights it came in 2 separate pieces with pins to hold it together for the past couple days i couldn't get those damn pins in they needed to be squeezed down, but how do you move steel i said to myself this morn, i'm trying this one more time alas figuring out the wire cutters were my best presser, or squeezer, i managed to reshape the pins just enough so i could pound them in finally, it is whole it is done, and i can begin to work out on it New Years day, or soon thereafter.....then it was off to church i really didn't want to go, but Marsha talked me into it leaving with my usual thought of heading to church, then straight home, i arrived back 8hrs later at the house going to church with Marsha is never just church i met her eldest granddaughter, then we all had lunch with Marsha's youngest daughter and Lil Miss Madison (15mos.) then it was babysitting time again for Marsha and me for a few hours then finally chillin for a little football, which i wanted to do all day today, i made it home about 6pm...but the service was good a time to remember all those who made their transition last year (died) and reflect on how we believe in life and death but it was also a time to catch up on a couple other people actually wanting to know when the memorial service would be for someone who had been murdered just before Christmas and to check on another member who is on her last days with cancer it's only a matter of time for her ..but it's all good only the body dies and our Soul lives forever......by the time i got out of church i had been talked into returning to volunteer for the church again i wasn't going back for various reasons i'll be back one day a week, but i'll see how long that lasts there's one person people including myself are struggling with and she happens to be the church administrator she hasn't been with us very long, but.....no matter what, i'll serve my community there somehow, someway as one of my Christmas gifts says: IT'S ALL GOOD!!!
p.s. i forgot the good news...Lil Miss Madison has been bonding with me the past few days i think it was friday nite that she just curled up in my lap and stayed there since then she wants to be in my arms hanging out with Aunti Karen i'm called it's taken awhile, but she finally totally warmed up to me warms my heart and makes me smile...
Friday, December 28, 2007
alas, i'm off from work after 3 weeks of work with no days off except Christmas, i get my normal weekend off i did volunteer for those hours to offset the Christmas blues it worked but the only problem now is i'm a little Grumpy such the price to pay but i'll be fine...it's a beautiful day here although cold it's been colder than hell for us lately but when the sun shines, it makes it a lot warmer one reason i love this state like better than Washington where i'd get cabin fever badly ...anyways, i'm off to Barnes and Noble today and hanging out with Marsha she gave me a gift card from B & N which i already spent most of it on a thermos love it, purrrrrrfect for taking my coffee to work the other one i used so much it got raunchy this one is much better...here i am talkin' about nothings and forgot where i was headed with this entry....O, i know....to let you know i had a WONDERFUL Christmas day brunch at Marsha's w/George too then off to see Charlie Wilson's War, which was a great movie then home to put together my bench set it's all together except the bar bell the pins are not fitting that holds it together will get my young neighbor to assist in reshaping those pins then i'm off to exercise my butt off so i can lose the weight i've gained since retiring part of my New Year's resolution besides i want to get in great conditioning and shape to backpack down to the Colorado River at the Grand Canyon one of my goals to accomplish by next fall Life is Good, a bowl of strawberries!
Friday, December 21, 2007
12 days of Christmas and what i gave to me:
radio 4 work
Johnny Depp pencil sketch
tool bag and screwdrivers
underwear and calendar
Jeep hoodie sweatshirt
bench and weight set
and one woman biker caricature
can you tell i've been doing retail therapy?
Thursday, December 20, 2007
sitting quietly again with my coffee and some famous amos cookies i was looking at Emerson Images, http://www.emersonlithos.com M introduced these photos to me last week she ran into the guy in Phoenix while on vacation these are BEAUTIFUL photos with great captions underneath the captions are from philosphers, world thinkers, spiritual leaders and the like apparently the photographer had taken all these photos around the world then while reading, he decided to add others' thoughts to them check out the website if nothing else i'm going to order some of them if i remember correctly, M said that the guy gives a huge percentage of his sales to fight AIDS (50%, i think?) these are awe inspiring well worth the view....enjoy!
Monday, December 17, 2007
well, i'm at it again ...
thought i'd window shop for a bench set & weights tonite part of my new year's resolution to exercise again & lose at least 20 lbs
it was practically 50% off
couldn't pass it up
good thing i got paid today
just what i was lookin' 4
hurry up Christmas or i'll be broke!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
this is a Beautiful song by Tim McGraw if you don't listen to country music at least listen long enough to hear this song here are the lyrics...
If you’re readin’ this My momma’s sittin’ there Looks like I only got a one way ticket over here. I sure wish I could give you one more kiss War was just a game we played when we were kids Well I’m layin’ down my gun I’m hanging up my boots I’m up here with God and we’re both watchin’ over you So lay me down In that open field out on the edge of town And know my soul Is where my momma always prayed that it would go. If you’re readin’ this I’m already home. If you’re readin’ this Half way around the world I won’t be there to see the birth of our little girl I hope she looks like you I hope she fights like me And stands up for the innocent and the weak I’m layin’ down my gun, I’m hanging up my boots Tell dad I don’t regret that I followed in his shoes So lay me down In that open field out on the edge of town And know my soul is where my momma always prayed that it would go If you’re readin’ this, I’m already hoooommmmmeeee If you’re readin’ this, There’s gonna come a day You move on and find someone else and that’s okay Just remember this I’m in a better place Soldiers live in peace and angels sing amazing grace So lay me down In that open field out on the edge of town And know my soul is where my momma always prayed that it would go If you’re readin’ this If you’re readin’ this I’m already home
Thursday, December 13, 2007
If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.
How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our guys and gals over there need to know we are behind them...
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
well, december is here i'm almost done with the Christmas shoppin' even got some of the gifts wrapped tonite just a couple more and i'm finished ...was tellin' a friend this is not a good time for me to be working at the mall i get the Christmas blues and shoppin' is a good pick me up but i've been good lately, or at least today i made it out of the mall without shoppin' for myself oops, except for a snowman coffee mug it was only $5 so i did pretty good and i got paid today too but then i went to Walgreens for some wrappin' paper $28 later i made it home 2 decorations, gift boxes, wrappin' paper and 2 Hallmark cards ($8) they sure ain't cheap anymore o yes and one decoration was a lighted panel of Snoopy on his dog house decorated in lights that flash as he lays on his house, Woodstock sits on his tummy Merry Christmas (it says)....
Friday, November 23, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Describe ME in one word.....just one single word. Post it in my comment section. Then put the same request in your journal so we can visit you… and do the same thing… and see how many strange and interesting things they say about you...........
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
so, according to the news, it was the Bugs that beat the Yankees well i saw that game and yes there were millions of what they call canadian soldiers or flying ants, but do we need to blame the bugs for the Yankees loss in any sport you must deal with the conditions at hand it was implied in the news that the umpire should have stopped the game because of the bugs goodness what will they think of next ....in the meantime at Fenway Park, my man Manny Ramirez hits a 3run home run in the bottom of the 9th to win the ballgame go RED SOX!!!! the Yankees are ok, but my Bosox are better this year someone's got to beat those damn Yankees!
in the meantime, back in Hawaii is my son he's done with his tour in Iraq i'm sooo happy and relieved he'll be coming home on leave probably by the end of the month for a few weeks it'll be great to see him i've really gotten attached to this kid i inherited gotta love him!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
( God - this doesn't get any better)
A United States Marine was attending some college courses between
assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
One of the courses had a professor who was a vowed atheist and a
member of the ACLU.
One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to
the ceiling and flatly stated, "God, if you are real, then I want you
to knock me off this platform. I'll give you
exactly 15 minutes."
The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes
went by and the professor proclaimed, "Here I am God. I'm still
waiting." It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine
got out of his Chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him;
knocking him off the plat form. The professor was out cold.
The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other
students were shocked and stunned and sat there looking on in silence.
The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the
Marine and asked, "What the hell is the matter with you? Why did you
do that?" The Marine calmly replied, "God was too busy today
protecting America 's soldiers who are protecting your right to say
stupid stuff and act like a ass. So, He sent me."
(thank my sister who sent me this via email...)
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Happy Mother's Day to everyone....
I can't believe i slept the day away today i woke several times and answered the phone, but then went back to sleep i was a little blue, but i've must have been damn tired this last week was really busy with church and work guess it all caught up with me i didn't get up til 7pm tonite goodness i don't remember the last time i did this O well....Life goes on....i haven't been writing much for there's not much new happening nowadays i decided to wait and start school this fall taking the summer off and have some fun before school i hope to get a few long distance road trips in on my bike still within New Mexico but about 4hrs away it's finally hot here, well not too hot yet but the cool weather has subsided i haven't won the lottery yet nor found that right mate for life i'm just chillin, readin, workin. and volunterrin still i've started hiking a bit with friends but that's all the excitement going on here must get out the camera again soon another road trip to Tent Rocks for some b&w photos goodness......
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
here's to a new life, a rebirth of our souls a new beginning of peace, hope and joy....
hope your Easter was grand it took all day to find a symbol i liked for the holiday my blessings to the Christian world and what the Easter means to you my blessings to the rest of the world who believe differently but are on our way anyways the past 4days have been under weather severely under the weather for me caught a bug, maybe 2, wednesday evening slept for 2days with no food finally nibbled a bit yesterday and had a meal today i feel better today than all the days i even got out of the house for about an hour other than that, i've been sleepin' or just starin' at the tv i'm almost ready for a new day, a new dawn to be out & about in the world hopefully tomorrow but even illness is a gift i felt a resurge in my faith this weekend i even watched half of The Ten Commandments movie recognizing how far i've evolved from that way of thinking there is still good messages within the Bible and Christianity, but there's far more to know anyways, all is good sometimes when i feel sick i swear my mind is being purged as well a cleansing of sorts in order to get back to the true Spirit within each of us Life is such a gift and i sometimes forget while being indulged in the mundane things of life usually my illness will remind me of Life's value, but i also find it in others, thru your journals and friendships goodness, that is all God is...which is everyone and everything!
Monday, April 2, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
the writing i wrote below was for my Spiritual Practice class project last nite was the last class and our presentation it was a wonderful class and i'm grateful i stuck it out and finished the class so many times i wanted to quit only realizing my plate was too full therefore resistance to the class it was a wonderful way to end the day after learning of the passing of a dear friend i've known for over a week he would be leaving us soon and my heart has been heavy yet thru his transition i truly realized that we are all spiritual beings experiencing the human life Life is ongoing and there is no ending even in our transition to heaven i will miss Carlos he was a blessing in my life ....
I believe in God, the true parent, the Mother-Father Principle of all life. This Supreme Intelligence lies silent and ever-present within me, within each of us, within everything. It is the simplicity of a rose, the changing of leaves, lovers embracing, children laughing, the rising morning sun, the wind caressing one's cheek, fine wine & tobacco, coffe & conversation with a friend, God expressing in all things. God is also Divine, love, passion, joy, wholeness, complete, perfect and more. Whatsoever is in God, so it is in me. I am all things and everyone in the Oneness of God. I am an individualized expression of God, creating my life with Its power. This poer is Thought. Thought is the true giver of life that never dies, that can never be destroyed and it is the link to the Mind of God. From Thought, the Source, I create through my mind and beliefs. It is like a garden. I am the garden, planting seeds of thoughts into the soil-which is Law-and creating my life. I am an individual with free choice & will. My will is God's will. Of myself I can do nothing. God and I are one...I believe in heaven that is withn me and outside of me. The kingdom of heaven is within the reaches of my mind and yet lives beautifully outside of me through everyone and everything. It exists here and now here on earth. I believe the ultimate goal of life is to live in Oneness with God and all life. That all seen and unseenn are my brothers and my sisters living harmoniously with all life. I believe I am light, which is the true essence of love which is God, permeating eternally through all life. I believe in nature for nature is a perfect mirror for all of us reflecting the purity of God. Nature does not judge, does not curse, is unmolested, whole in its virtue exuberating pure love at all times which is God. I believe in living the moment of Now. A moment ago is gone, the next moment hasnt arrived. Now is all there is with the simple treasures of life unfolding in the mment; the breath of life, a flower in bloom, a waterfall, coyotes howling, cuddling with my kiids and more, however God in its virtue expresses in the moment. I believe in joy and love the true essence of God. I believe the journey here is to know God in all forms, which is also to know self...self realized is God realized-the nature of all Life.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Saturday, March 3, 2007
well the day started with the ACT test required in my application to the Art College it kicked my ass it was a bitch i'll find out monday how i did on it but you know, it was a challenge i like to be challenged in some way or another i just hope i did well enough to get in the school the facilitator giving the test said this college will work with you if you have low scores they'll place you and then ask you to repeat the test i hope i don't ever have to take this test again we'll see and if this test is any indicator how school will be, i've got my work cut out for me but that's ok i like a good day's work......
so after the test, i took myself to lunch to my favorite burger place felt i earned it just for getting thru the test...... then i came home and had a beer.....then i met a friend for a movie, Wild Hogs it's hilarious! if you need some great laughter, this is the movie it was also partly filmed in New Mexico the town they end up in is Madrid which is only 40mins down the road from here i had forgotten that they were going to do the movie there last spring when i road my bike up there, they were constructing the Diner for the movie and someone informed me all about it so if you'd like to see a place where i like to ride my bike , see Madrid in this movie anyways, i highly recommend this movie for loads of fun well worth it!......in the meantime, i'll post my acceptance or not to the Art College probably by next wednesday she said i'd know monday afternoon or sometime tuesday i'm adding a day for whatever until then....hasta la vista!
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
thank God for phones and friends!!! my son called me this morn about 1:30am i didn't reach the phone in time and i was too tired to call back he did call again a few moments ago we had a good chat thank goodness he can call from over there it sure eases the stress of him being there we had a good chat about him coming home in May as well as when he'll actually get out of the Army all together -that's at least a couple years away thank goodness he then wants to become a cop, which he has always wanted he'll come back here to ABQ to live near me hmmm, i just remembered i always and still want to be a cop myself now i can have that experience thru him:-) anyhows, it was great to chat with him this morn....
now yesterday i had 3 sparks for my day first i went to the Art Design College here to check out their program for photography i can get the money to go, but now i just need to be accepted the counselor seemed pretty positive about that there are a few things to be done to get accepted but all those things have been initiated to get taken care of so i' hope to know within a few weeks i could start school as early as end of May it's all sooo exciting, but it scared the hell out of me too it's been tooo long since being in school, or so it seems but for photography, it'll be a blast.....now the second spark of the day was the money to work on my motorbike came in and i had a few extra bucks to buy those chaps if all goes well, i'll be riding my bike to Ft Worth, TX about 8-9hr ride from here my niece gets married the first weekend in April i look forward to the wedding and now the ride.....now the third spark, but not the least, was a phone chat with my friend M just hanging out with her, whether on the phone or otherwise, always gives me a spark what a friend!! Life is just not the same without her she always gives good sound advice with tender loving care she's a gem thank God for true friends!!!
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 9, 2007
Sunday, February 4, 2007
well, i saw this movie yesterday it was intense!!! not a bad movie, but i wouldn't recommend it the ads didn't reveal the plot and i can understand why simply it's a bout a woman teacher who has sex with a 15yr old kid, and another older woman teacher who pursues her for her own relationship i know you can read about this stuff in the news and/or the tabloids, so i don't recommend it .....anyways, onto other things today is the Super Bowl, finally! i look forward to chillin' in front of the tv my day starts out at church to be recognized as Volunteer of the Month then i have a women's basketball game to usher, then i get to come home, all on top of another cold surfacing i had a scratch of a sore throat yesterday only to waken this morn to congestion damn!! i think i've been sick more often this winter than previous years do i need to go back to walking 10miles a day to stay healthy? i need to do something, but today i'll just start with the whiskey again and the weather is finally warming up as well all week we're in the 50s again our average this winter has been 40 or below most days that's unusual for sure anyways i'm looking forward to warm weather again all the bikers are out and i'm anxious to ride again myself probably won't do so until the end of the month or beginning of next but all good things come to those who wait.....
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
ok this is a new one on me girlfriend M called me for dinner on her way home from Durango, CO i went for tea and conversation she ordered eel and shared it with me first time ever with eel and it turned out pretty good i think it was a Sushi restaurant first time for Sushi as well i always wanted to go to the Samurai restaurant, maybe it's Japanese with Sushi? anyways, it was a good hour or more spent with a wonderful friend she's been gone 10days and i was overdue for coffee with her great to see her! good food too....
now, the other event of the day was speaking to my son i think i mentioned he's in a quiet space in Iraq well today he tells me he may have the chance to go chase the bad guys i told him 'good' while shaking in my shoes i support him 1000% in what he wants to do, but i'm not telling him i'd rather not see him in combat anyways, i'm fine i chilled out after the phone conversation while finish reading my book-a fantasy novel i know he'll be fine no matter what besides this may not happen i told him to keep me posted in the meantime, he got his thermal shirts and the pics i sent i sent a few pics from the holidays he's still sounding good let's hope it stays that way...until another day ...take care
Friday, January 12, 2007
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
I am free. My mind is clear. I am safe. I accept things just as they are. I accept me just as I am. I turn it over. My life is a life of choice. I surrender. I walk in serenity. I live for today. I stay in the moment. I am perfect just the way I am. I let go. Today I am content with my life. Gratitude is my attitude. Easy does it...I am confident. Today I keep it simple. I have wings to fly. I am in perfect harmony. I live in the solution. I am willing. I live one day at a time. I am open minded. I meet all situations with poise. I live and let live. Today I live life on life's terms. Acceptance is the answer. I am not alone. I am OK. I embrace the journey...