Wednesday, January 19, 2005

do it now

Is there someone in your life who you wish you talked with more frequently? Someone important who you wouldn't want leaving this Earth without knowing how much you care? This can be a person of any relationship. Family member, romantic interest, friend, mentor. Call that person right now. Close the browser window and pick up the phone. If it's too late at night or too early in the morning, commit to calling as soon as the sun is up. It's too easy to let the chance to talk to that person get away. Before you know it, a lifetime of chances can get away, through the slippery cracks that are life. And someday you may find that you no longer have the chance.

If you’re standing in the middle of the road and you see a truck coming at you 100 miles per hour, it doesn’t hurt any less when it hits you just because you knew it was coming.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

hippo birdie two ewes

That fun Sandra Boynton cartoon doesn't quite work when wishing oneself a happy birthday. But still, it's fun. When I was a kid, I remember people saying that they stopped aging at 29. Somewhere along the line, that morphed into 39. I haven't yet heard it be revised upward, so I guess I'm now officially at the age where I stop aging. The big 3-9. I can see from up here the other side of the hill which I'm supposedly going over. Funny thing is, I don't really feel much different now than I did at 29, or 19 for that matter.

Happy birthday to me.

Monday, January 03, 2005


This is only here because I'm trying to rectify my picture situation. It seems like it should be simple enough, but I can't get it to go where I want it to go. I changed one little red x to a little symbol of a different sort, and created this new entry with just the picture and caption. I'll figure it all out some day. But no more attempts tonight. Bed time.

Sadie in her hammock

Sunday, January 02, 2005

a new year

There are so many things for which I'm thankful. My life has been blessed more times than I can count, and I try to remember that and be grateful even if something is presently askew in my life. I am thankful for the vast goodness I encountered in 2004, and for the opportunities that await me in 2005. That said, please help just some of the people in this world who have not been as blessed.

A return to normal blogging will occur in mid-January. Any entries before then will be caused by something spontaneous. Happy new year.