Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Deep Breath...

Change.  I don't do well with major change, it takes alot for me to assimilate major change.  This is major change.  Ehh, I'm repeating myself.

Tonight, I may actually get a caffeine buzz.  No, not really.  I am going to need to make alittle more coffee, though.  It's going to take me quite awhile to get this all figured out.  No early shift tomorrow, so I can stay up and play with this. 

I've opened a journal on blogger: 

http://leigh-mythoughtshonestly.blogspot.com/    Whew, that's alot different than what I'm used to typing.  I'll have to practice.  Stop on by and watch the comedy as I learn how to use the new format!  Oh, and I think I'm going to use my g-mail addy for e-mails now.  It's l.sildrgnfly@gmail.com.   I've got to figure out how to move my address book over there, too.

I'm not sure whether to combine the two journals or keep them seperate.  I've got alot to say in "Walking" yet.  And kind of feel like it needs to be separate from the general chitchat of things.  I don't know.

I started a folder for J-Landers new blog addresses in favorites.  I imagine there's a better way to do this, but I'll have to figure that out later. 

I have questions-lots of questions:

I have a photo of Son and me in e-mail, can I add that to blogger?  How?

And wouldn't you know it, I'm having a CRS moment, can't remember any of the others right now. 

With Mercury in retrograde, I'll need to do and re-do things a couple times to get the hang of everything.  That and the fact that I'm like a 1st grader in computer.  Hell, 1st graders may know more than I do. 

Well, I seem to be rambling out of control, so I'm going back to blogger and try to see what I can find to do!

                                              ~Thanks For Stopping By~ 


Monday, September 22, 2008

As Summer Fades....

With but a few hours left of summer, I've been reflecting, thinking of what my life consists of and the things I'm still looking for.  And I do feel blessed. 

I paused on the side of the road last night, pulling over to get out of the car for a better view of the glory I had been glimpsing in my rearview mirror. 

As a tribute to the fading season, Mother Nature brought out her full selection of watercolors to paint the sunset.  One of those breathtaking sights-all the pastels of her pallette.  Streaks of color in the wisps of clouds, layers of lavendars, blues, pinks, oranges, and every shade in between.  It's times like these that the worries of the world take a back seat to the magnificence of her glory.  As I watched the changes, subtle in their progress, a knowing came that this is....  change just is.... one season to the next, the sun and moon inching ever, across the sky as time moves continuously forward. 

I wasn't ready to give up on summer, wasn't ready to move forward myself.  I've been in a kind of limbo, hoping for time to just pause long enough to catch up.  Which, of course, it doesn't-for anyone. 

So, my goal today(aside from the everyday crap) is to begin to move forward, to set my path, plan my journey forward.  Just take today-which isn't really summer or fall, to just be in the in-between.  Pause and count my blessings, my harvest of my life.  To honor the balance of light and dark, be thankful for the light, and learn and accept the lessons of the dark time of the year.   It all has a purpose.  The light for outward growth, the dark for inner growth.  As each season progresses, our life moves forward and our primary responsiblilty in it is to grow, in knowledge and love.   

So, on this in-between day, blessings to all.

                         ~Thanks For Stopping By~


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I was thinking.....

About what?  Well, something to write about.  I'm drawing blanks.  My life is just pretty quiet right now.  And the truth is that I miss writing.  But I don't really have anything to write about.

I could talk about the weather.  Fall seems to have arrived with a vengence.  Damn it!  I'm not ready!  Don't get me wrong, I love fall, in it's proper time and place.  Which isn't yet.  The way it looks right now, last Tuesday was the last time for swimming at the lake.  I still go to walk the beach, and go wading.  Still sit at a picnic table to listen to the waves and just unwind.  I just wasn't done yet.

I could talk about my son.  I IM'd with him for a bit this morning.  He's doing okay.  Didn't get all the classes he wanted, but that's what you get when you wait till the last minute to register-told ya so, Son.  

I could talk about work.  Hours are still down and that's about all I can say about that.  There aren't any new clients coming up.

I could talk about how I just blew off the whole day-till it was time to go to work for 3 hours late this afternoon.  I stayed in my nightgown till 2:30pm, I played Mahjong online, I napped, I tried to finish the novel I'm reading, but fell short by about 35 pages, maybe I'll accomplish that before I go to sleep. 

See?  There's just not much to talk about.  I did make an attempt at the 100 things-have about 37.  I'll keep thinking about it.  And of something interesting to write about.

So from my uneventful quiet life...

                                   ~Thanks For Stopping By~

Monday, September 1, 2008

Well, I'm still callin' it summer!

  Labor Day Weekend is done!  Yay!  But I'm not giving up on summer yet.  I know-summer isn't over till the Equinox on the 22nd.  But the summer season's done, the kids go back to school tomorrow.   And things go back to the quiet normal of the off season.  Yes, the tourists bring a big portion of our economy, but they also bring selfish attitudes, hazardous "city driving" ways, and drop their trash without a second thought.  Okay, enough, I could rant a whole lot about this, but I'm not going to subject you to that. 

  Now, I can go to the beach and relax(more).  There will still be some warm days for swimming, and walking the paths and the beach. Today was in the mid 80's and tomorrow's supposed to be 90 and humid.

  I just love watching the subtle changes from one season to the next, though.  I noticed there are already some of the early maples starting to change color up north of here.  The ferns are starting to die back.  They can't handle the cold nights, and we've already had a couple that were really close to 32 degrees.  Tonight I watched a flock of geese fly over the lake as they start to make their way to their winter homes( I think).  They kind of broke formation and did some air-acrobatics, which was pretty cool.  You can hear them long after you lose sight of them. 

  I haven't watched or read much of the news, but heard that Gustav wasn't as bad as predicted and hit west of New Orleans( I'm relieved).  And now there's another one to worry about, but I don't remember the name or what the path is.  I'll need to catch up with things in the morning.  I don't really watch much TV, the most I see is usually at client's homes, that's where I get my news and weather.  I used to have one on all the time, just for the noise, but now I'd rather have music on. 

  I was thinking of doing one of those "100 things about me" meme's, but first I've got to do it on paper and see if I can think of 100 things.  If I do, I'll post it, then figure out how to get it into the sidebar.  Do I do that like doing the link-thing?   Maybe I should send myself to "computer school" in my help and support windowsand figure out how to use this thing better! 

  Okay, rambling again....

                                               ~Thanks For Stopping By~