Saturday, Sept. 09, 2006
Things I would like to do before I die:
Visit the east coast of the USA.
See the Great Wall of China
See an end to this war
See an end to ALL war
Learn to speak another language (I currently speak English and a smattering of Spanish)
Get to paint again
Get to play piano again
Meet what little is left of MC's family
Own our own home
Have all of our children and grandchildren in our own home for Christmas
Retire or at least go to part-time work.
I slept until nearly noon today, something I virtually NEVER do. I woke around 6 this morning but was still exhausted and dozed back off. Poor MC didn't eat until nearly 2 this afternoon as a result, but at least I did make a hot meal once I finally did get up, so he's now happy and full.
MC and I are planning to head on downtown for a walk this afternoon, him with camera in hand. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood; I have the window open and am looking out at a few high clouds and a lot of blue sky. There were predictions of rain today, but I'm not seeing it, at least not from here.
Otherwise, all is reasonably well. I'm awake, feeling better than I have in a while. No major aches or pains, next week I get paid, and I should have enough gas to get me through until then. I'll be cheaping my way through the week for lunches but I'm certainly nowhere near starving. WildRosie and I are switching off cooking at home; she does the vast majority during the week, which is a godsend and a half. I try to cook on the weekend so she gets a break. The male half of this household is doing most of the cleanup, dishes and whatnot. (Both MC and Zeb are taking their turns, though occasionally Rosie and I pitch in for a little of it.)
With two people cooking, we've got two different styles. Not to worry - Rosie's cooking is wonderful and hopefully mine's edible. The boys are scarfing things down so I don't think anyone minds the switch-off. And both Rosie and I are breathing easier when it comes to the factor of bills. Some of my expenses (notably gas) are higher here but the overall numbers should be much lower.
The job is still a question mark in some regards. I don't care at this point. We're still plodding toward the Brass Ring project (I swear I'm going to reserve BrassRing.com, hehe.) It's still a long ways off. But it's not impossible. And I truly believe we'll get there before much longer.
Question for the mini-masses who read here. I have an MSN group that's actually been dead for eons. Never actually used it much at all, truth be told, but I've hung onto it for sentimental purposes because of a friend with whom I've since lost contact. Does anyone here belong to MSN groups? Do you think it's worth the effort? I get notes now and then from my cousin's family-based group, but other than that really don't do anything with them.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )