Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sad inches

I have 2 dogs in my family.

This week we will have to say goodbye to one of them. She has cancer and we will be loosing a dear member of our family.

The inches of time she spent with us are just not enough.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Busy in the new year

Well if the rest of the year has been like the first few days it looks like it will be a busy year.

I am looking at two part time jobs, as well as getting the business up and running well. So it looks like all of my inches will be well occupied this year.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A new year is here

Looking ahead to the things that I would like to do or learn this year...

I have a new goal to work on my artistic side more. I want to learn how to sculpt miniatures mostly food or animals. I want to draw more and maybe even learn to paint something that looks like something when I am done.

I want to work on getting our business up and running better. Meanwhile I need to find a part time job.

I also need to get working on the book, 6 chapters is still far from finished...

Looks like it is going to be a busy year! Good thing that it has finally started. Looks like a lot of inches to add to life to me...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The famous three words

As I was growing up my parents didn't say "I love you" to me. I knew that they did love me, but they never said it. They divorced when I was very young so I didn't experience them saying it to each other either. I grew up thinking that just being there and showing up everyday meant that you loved someone.

I have been lucky enough to meet a man that tells me everyday that he loves me. Everyday of our marriage (almost 9 years now) he has told me that he loves me. This is the example that we have shown to our children. I tell my kids that I love them. Even when I am mad at them or they are mad at me I tell them that I love them.

I have learned that it makes a difference! I have teen and young adult boys and they are not afraid to say "I love you" to their girlfriends or us as parents. Love is one of the greatest gifts that a person can ever give and I hope that we have shown our boys that love is something that it is okay to express.

I don't pine away wishing my parents told me that they loved me or any of that garbage, but I wonder if I would have thought differently of things if they had said it or shown it differently? I am glad that I didn't repeat the cycle and do the same to my children, if you love someone you should tell them. Words can make a difference even if it doesn't seem like they do.

Just a few words can make a difference and those can be the inches that change an attitude toward life in general.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

What resolutions do we make as people that really get kept?

Most of us want to loose weight, save money, get our finances in order, learn something new, etc...

Everyone decides that the new year will be yet another new start. What if we concentrated on something different this year. What if we resolve to volunteer for more worthy causes? How about a resolution to give more to charity. Why can't we as people make resolutions to help others and improve the world. Wouldn't those be much better resolutions? Wouldn't improving the world improve us as people?

I am just as guilty as others I want to loose weight, save more money, blah blah blah...

I also want to be a better person so I am also gonna try to volunteer more and give more to charities too.

If we give a few inches to others won't it make the world a better place.

Friday, December 26, 2008

letting down

Isn't it odd that anticipation for Christmas build and builds after thanksgiving. Then Christmas Eve arrives and children (of every age) are almost shaking with delight. The blessed day arrives and the wrapping paper and ribbons fly in all directions.

What then???

December 26th arrives and it is back to business as usual. Problem is there hasn't been a normal in more than a month and it is a limbo day.

How many inches of life are you in limbo?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

4 am Who knew?

Who would have thought that so many thoughts could process at 4 am.Until about 3 days ago I didn't really acknowledge much between midnight and 6 am.

Of course when you have a dog that keeps eating things that she shouldn't you find that 4 is the magic hour when she will have to go outside. And let's face it I would rather open the door and stand in the cold than take the chance and have to clean up after her when I didn't listen.

Then I am one of the lucky people in life I get to curl up in bed next to the love of my life. Of course at this moment that love sounds like someone trying to start a chainsaw. Which would be why I am blogging instead of sleeping.

Then of course we must also consider that it is Christmas morning and the kids will be up in a few hours. There is something wrong with my water and it is coming out yellow, and there is no way I can afford a plumber on a holiday.

Would I trade lives with someone right now???

Not in a million years. I have LOVE in my life and FAITH that it will be ok!