, it's hot outside/State of affairs

Well, I got my wheels back, Mr. Nelson is feeling 100% (he is attack/playing with me right now) and we played in the sprinklers. Nothing beats a hot day back like playing in sprinklers on the mist setting. If you don't have a sprinkler, go soak your head in the sink and either towel dry liberally or else drip dry. You will feel 100% better that you did!

We hauled a huge amount of free fabric yesterday...very interesting as a lot of it is cut in strips for loom work! Now, I wish I had a loom like you wouldn't believe. There are whole pieces as well and very vintage designs.

I keep forgetting my camera at my parents/law and will have to get that back. My spirits are feeling a bit better and though the state of the world is not perfect or anywhere near healing, I feel a bit better about my own state of affairs.

I'm reading a book called "The Crossing" I don't recommend it as it is VERY depressing, somewhat poetic (which is why I keep plugging through it) and has an overt futile aspect about it. I will have to look at my store of books and seek more uplifting writings. One I am reading, is a book called "My Mother's Garden" which my mom sent me. This one has excerpts from various writers about gardens and how they were introduced to them by a loved one and esp. their mother. It seems every time I read a passage from there, I cry. Thanks a lot, mom. ;) But in a good, emotional way.

Other things I am doing, painting our wee little kitchen. I never noticed how chipped and beat up it was looking. Plus, the floor needs to be changed w/ sticky square tiles. That's probably next month unless I start tutoring again or else sell more artwork. I'd better get busy!


We convince ourselves that life will be better after
we get married, have a baby, then another.
Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough
and we'll be more content when they are.

After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with.
We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.
We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our
spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer
car, are able to go on a nice vacation,or when we retire.

The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now.
If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges.
It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.
Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have
and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special,
special enough to spend your time with...and remember that time
waits for no one.

So, stop waiting

--until your car or home is paid off
--until you get a new car or home
--until your kids leave the house
--until you go back to school
--until you lose ten pounds
--until you gain ten pounds
--until you finish school
--until you get a divorce
--until you get married
--until you have kids
--until you retire
--until summer
--until spring
--until winter
--until fall
--until you die

There is no better time than RIGHT NOW to be happy.

Happiness is a JOURNEY, not a destination.

So -- work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.

~author unknown~


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