Half a Cup of Blues

Friday, December 30, 2005

Let it snow ...

This is Mount Shasta - where we'll all be tomorrow!

We're getting all packed up (just bought the new cable chains for the 4x4 as I heard that I-5 is already closed and traffic is being detoured the long way around due to snow) and we'll be heading out tomorrow for a nice evening on the mountain (torchlight snowboarding for the boys until 11:30PM) then we'll ring in the 2006 New Year together as a family.

I wish each one of you all of the best in the upcoming year.
May this year find everyone healthy and happy.

Much love to you all...


Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Missing ...

Well, who'd a thunk it?

It's only been a day and I think that I actually miss the Peep's names rather than their blog titles. There was obviously some comfort factor involved in having those names there to see when I wanted to jump over to read someone's blog. I certainly didn't expect this. I may give it a few days and then change them back. So, there's a thought: do people have a preference how they are listed? I know that I'm just tickled to even BE on anyone's page but I can also be a strange duck so other people might feel differently.

Well, I have TONS of stuff to do today and I am procrastinating like crazy! I'm going to go through my kitchen cabinets and get rid of anything broken, missing lids, etc. I've run out of room so this really needs to happen!

Today's Plan: Tackle the chores and git 'er done!

Monday, December 26, 2005

A Rose by any other Name ...

I had a wonderful holiday!
I hope that you all did, too!

Yibbyl gave me something that I have wanted for a long time. You can see a picture of it on his blog. What makes it so special was that, even though I wanted it, I probably would not have gotten something so special for myself anytime soon. With teenage boys in the house it seems too extravagant to spend that much on me when they are constantly growing and needing stuff. Yibbyl rocks!

* BTW - He received some software that he'd been eyeing for a few years and I think he was pretty jazzed about getting it. He was playing with it until at least midnight last night (when I finally crashed) so I guess it was a hit.

In other news - I went through and added some Paradisiacs (aka Peeps) to my links and also checked everyone's current blogs so that I could update the names to exactly what they have chosen rather than the names I had written down. It just seems that people often put a lot of thought into what name they choose for their blogs and that I should honor that and list them correctly - so I did. There are some wonderful people to visit and now I need to take some time to go back to those pages and read some more instead of just hit-and-miss fly-by visits.

*And then I go and change the name of my own blog! My bad! But this phrase has been swimming in my head for a while now. I needed to put it somewhere!

Today's Plan: Catch up with some dear friends!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Note to Self ...

I am thankful for the abundance of love in my life.

Love, unlike many things in life, is self-replenishing...

The more we give away - the more that comes back to us.