May 25, 2007

I don't feel so bad now...

To think, I have felt a few moments of guilt over never watching the original three Star Wars movies. There is a guy who hasn't watched any of the six! I, unfortunately, have wasted several good hours of my life watching the prequels, but I won't watch them again if I have a choice.

There are many movie sets I haven't watched, including Aliens, Tremors, Friday the 13th, Scream and Rambo. Chalk it up to lack of interest, or having caught a few moments and not enjoying them. On the other hand, there are some movie sets that I spend a lot of time watching, like Stargate (tv series), Lord of the Rings, Spiderman, X-Men, and Pirates. I own many, many movies and spend a considerable time watching them. There are just some stories that don't really interest me.

I'm just glad to know that I have company :)

May 24, 2007

if you find my sanity...

I have this bad habit of doing the most ridiculous things. Like in 2004, I signed up to do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) only days before the insanity began.

Well, I'm at it again. Only this time, it is script writing (as in a screenplay or theatrical play) and it starts June 1. The goal is to write a full-length play in 30 days. Now, NaNo is 50,000 words (in novel format) and ScriptFrenzy is only 20,000, so I think it shouldn't be any problem. But then I went and signed up to be the Municipal Liaison (basically, someone who heads up the local chapter of writers, I do it for NaNo as well).

So, I'll be writing a screenplay starting next week. Think of it as a foray into the creative. And if you are so inspired, join me!

May 23, 2007

short hair, the proof...

So I don't seem to have a good "before" shot, but here is what the short hair is looking like :)

May 21, 2007


It's not just my shoe size, it is also the number of inches I had chopped off my hair today. And as I found out, it is enough to send to Locks of Love. They can't use it for a full wig, but the stylist said they can use it to fill in. So my nine inches of hair is on the way to be made into wigs for cancer patients. Yippee!

I'm really liking my short hair. There is enough curl left from the last perm to give it bounce and it's so light. Skippy!

Well, Carin will be out here at the end of the week. She's moving back to Colorado from California, finally.

May 14, 2007

little blessings...

Today I got to go to Panera and write for two hours. When I got there, all the tables were full. I prayed for a good table to open up and a booth did about two minutes later, which I snagged. I had a great time in a great seat.

Tonight, I got to watch Jake play baseball. He had a great hit, did a wonderful job of catching and pitched a batter out when it really mattered.

Tonight, at the game, I also got some great job leads that would keep me home and be the perfect kind of work.

Just now, I checked my email and saw a spam message (on my address that has never gotten spam) so I clicked to the folder. Turned out, it was a message from my friend, Rashmi. I met her in Namibia and she really ministered to me greatly there. This is the first I've heard from her since I came home in December.

So, what little blessing did you have today??

May 10, 2007

new acomplishment...

I think I have actually succeed in making myself sick. Yesterday $200 went missing from my dad's room and I can't find it. We have a pretty good idea of what happened (a little girl had been playing in there) but I'm not getting any leads from her. And I don't have that sort of money to replace, so I'm feeling pretty sick. Now, my stomach is churning and my throat is all scratchy. My internal turmoil over this is causing physical side-effects. Pray that the money shows up quickly, I don't have time for this (being sick or searching the house five times a day).


May 9, 2007

a peek into my world...

So, the weather is lovely and I have work almost every day this week. That is good. I need the income and every day I work some is more in the paycheck!!

I tried taking some pictures of my fishies, but it's hard to take pictures of objects that don't know how to stay still. Here are some of the better shots.

You can see all three here, the orange, the blue and the tail of the yellow guppy.
Here is my frog, who is no more.

And now, here is why it is smelling so good around my house these days... The apple blossoms... and the lilacs.

Did you know that the apple blossoms smell like cinnamon? They do!

Okay, I have more pictures, but this is enough for one post!

May 5, 2007


It is raining again. I love it. I took a long nap this afternoon falling asleep to the sound of thunder. Very relaxing.

On Thursday, I spent an hour outside, raking up the pine needles and leaves in the front yard. I realized that most people in my generation would have been out there with their ipod or some other mp3 player, but I stayed out there with no music. I listened to the world and thought about what so many people are missing. The breeze played in the tree branches, birds chattered through the neighborhood and somewhere, children played. The sun trickled down through the branches of the pine tree and warmed me up. How lovely.

I think it's very, very sad that so many people are constantly hooked up to noise. I mean, the world can be a really peaceful, restorative and refreshing. But when we ignore the world, block it out, then we miss out on all of that.

So my challenge to you this week is to disconnect. Turn off the music and reconnect with the world around you. Actually listen, reflect, and see what you find.

May 1, 2007


I'm unusual in that I don't normally mind change. Humans tend to dislike change but I know that some change is good and necessary. I just wish that change didn't pour down all at once.

I went to Delta yesterday and picked up my car since the gal who bought it defaulted on the contract. I was hoping she would be able to pay it off as the contract specified, but she couldn't so I took the car back. It did come with my first ever Greyhound bus trip. Not bad but not the way I would prefer to travel. Honestly, except for the air conditioning, it wasn't any better than the bus ride I took in Namibia.

Then, I had another death in the fish family. My frog only made it a week and then the replacement guppy I bought only made it one day. I don't think I'm going to buy another fish for a while, I just don't want to handle another death. That, and my tank is infested with snails. They said the live plants had snails and I washed them, but didn't help. I've taken out 10 snails already!

Another change, Carin is moving back here to Colorado. That means that her dog will be living here for a while. Pray she finds a house quickly so I don't have to deal with Kiana too long.

I'm just hoping that nothing else changes too soon, I've had enough.

And my deepest condolences to the family of a former co-worker, Lucinda. Lucinda went to heaven last week after a long battle with cancer. I'm happy for her.