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Saturday, July 31, 2010

This big box turned over my giggle box!

thought that I would share it with you.

Since I have been surfing instead of cleaning, I found this cute video!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Another great quote for artists and/or writers

The blank page is only pretending to be blank. Everything that ever happened is hiding underneath it.

Margaret Atwood
(who just happens to be one of my favorite authors!)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Old technology effects from new software

Intersting article here: on apps that imitate imperfect old technology. Check it out

Sunday, July 25, 2010

What a jam packed week!

But in a good way! Work is still work, but the Computer Creatrix 
is really moving along. New client and that is good.
Extreme Journalism is still also fabulous. 
And I have posted two of my videos to my You Tube channel. Check it out here
And it has been RAINING all over New Mexico for the last two days.
We really appreciate the rain, as it is sometimes very rare!
Can't get blogger to let me center this sunset pic, but this is an un-retouched photo from my balcony. Since there is moisture in the air the sunsets are spectacular

Immediately before I took this pic, there was a squre bolt of lightning.
I waited for 15 minutes and it never happened again.
Just one of those once in a lifetime things, I guess.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

20 things that I love (besides my family...)

Part of an exercise for Juliana Coles' Extreme Journaling Workshops is to draw a natural scene and then list 20 things that I love.
1. rainbows
2. trees
3. BBQ smoke
4. Sizzling steaks in #3
5. fecundity ( I just love the sound of it!)
6. waves
7. labryinths
8. blue skies
9. Stairway to Heaven (the song)
10. oceans
11. the smell of rain
12. popcorn
13. the moon
14. the smell of baking bread
15. hummingbirds
16. red wine
17. waterfalls
18. cats
19. mangos
20 2012, as that is when I can retire
21. roses
22. sunsets
Of course I could go on...

Friday, July 09, 2010

New Videos from Juliana Coles

From the Trenches: Notes from the Field

Juliana Coles Favorite Supplies (a two part video!)


Monday, July 05, 2010

July 4: gettng real and personal int the pursuit of happiness: {589}

Third installment of zingers (for me) of Simple Abundance:
"Many of us mistakenly think that lowering our expectations means we must surrender our dreams. Absolutely not.  Dreams and expectations are two very different things. Dreams call for a leap of faith, trusting that Spirit is holding the net, so that you can continue in the re-creation of the world with your energy, soul gifts, and vision. Expectations are the emotional investment the ego makes in a particular outcome: what needs  to happen to make the dream come true . The ego's expectations are never vague: Oscars, magazine covers, the New York Times Bestseller list. Your dreams must manifest exactly as the ego imagines or someone isn't going to be very happy. And guess who that is? The ego! Since none of us can always predict the future... this kind of thinking is self-destructive. Because if we don't live up to the ego's expectations, we've failed again. And at some point we really do give up.
The passionate pursuit of your dreams sets your soul soaring; expectations that measure the dream's success tie stones around your soul. ...Living your life as a dreamer and not an "expector" is a personal declaration of independence...Dreaming, not expecting allows spirit to step in and surprise you with connection, completion, comsummation, celebration. You dream. Show up for work. Then let spirit deliver your dream to the world.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Simple Abundance Part 2 It's always my choice

Second quote from Simple Abundance
July 2: The simplest of Pleasures: One Good Thing That Is.
"Not too long ago, an 8 A.M. phone call announcing a major change in plans sent my day careening out of control. I hung up the phone, my heartbeat accelerating. In one stroke my carefully arranged coping stragety was out the window and my host of commitments had been amade almost unmeetable. This was too much, I thought, as I paced back and forth, muttering and moaning under my breath. I had three choices before me, but only one real-life solution: scream with rage a the top of my lungs, put my head in the toilet, or take a deep breath and redeem the day with Plan B.
...So I poured myself a cup of tea and reaclled the Hasidic prayer, "I know the Lord {Goddess} will help --but help me Lord {Goddess}, until you help.
The reality was that the day would be as hards as I made it. Or as pleasant. There was nothing I could do about my circumstances but accept them. "It's always my choice," I reminded myself. Not necessarily  to like ... but to try to catch the ball. ...success in life is not  how smoothly we execute Plan A; it's how smoothly we cope with Plan B. "{Curly brackets and bold are mine}

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Simple Abundance

As some of you might remember, I am following Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. I will go for days, and then a ZINGER will really hit home. June was a very active month, and alot of stuff went directly into my soul.
June 28: Repotting: Giving Roots and Yourself Room to Grow:
"" I don't know when I myself am potbound," Gunilla Norris confesses in her numious devotional, BEING HOME, "lacking courage to be replanted, to take the shock of the new soil, to feel into the unknown and take root in it.
We too, need to consider repotting for growth. But when? When we wilt even before the day begins. When we can't remember the last time that we laughed. When we have absolutely nothing in the next 24 hours to look forward to. When this happens, week in, week out, we need to realize that we're pot-bound. We need to gently loosen the soil aroud our souls, find something that sparks out imagination, quickens our pulse, brings a smile or giddy lilt  to our converstaions.
But repotting does not mean that we have to leave the marriage or quit the job. It just means that we need something new. "
I'm not so sure about the last statement, but time will tell. More in my next post.