The day started and the sun was hidden behind a thick meringue of clouds that slowly would become denser with time. I knew that today was the funeral of my dear, friend who passed away, and I was contemplating whether to go or not as I knew the heaviness that would surround us all.
After completing 365 poems I knew I couldn't just stop cold turkey. I started a new challenge of a year and a day of mythical art... which it seems I do more than even poetry. A month and a half (45 days) into it I am at #81 pieces of art and even at that I didn't put everything in! So enjoy the collection of my creations & gifts over the past 45 days...
Today, I submitted my Wellesley application! It was probably one of the hardest editions of "let it be" that I have encountered thus far. I was initially very scared, but then I remembered that I have to have faith! So there it is. The next month and a half I will be helping my friends with their own applications, applying to back-up colleges, and making lots of neat little crafts to occupy myself.
I'm actually rather excited for this limbo period. It feels like the interim between…
I happened upon this website via a facebook friend and a customer...Elle Ruiz. I was curious, but not quite enough at the time she was requesting participants. I am a positive person, and did not feel the need at the time.
An incident occured on October 27 to completely change my mind...a simple discussion with my ex husband ended up turning me into a sobbing tearful mess. I was so hurt and angry. From Thursday until Monday I was depressed and sad and hurt and angry and mad and just…Continue
As I write this, there are still knocks at the door, and I'm handing out Halloween candy... It's a gift that I can afford to hand out candy (a few years ago, I was flat broke - I turned off the lights, locked the door and hid). I'm not sure it counts as a gift-gift, though.
This morning, I paid for an extra coffee at the coffee shop, not intending it to be my only gift, but kind of insurance in case nothing else came up. And... nothing else came up. But when I got…Continue
Today at the office I had to call an insurance company for a client. The woman that helped me was very nice and asked me to take a survey to rate her services at the end of the call. Normally I wouldn't go for that, but today I agreed. I gave the automated system all the highest ratings and then at the end it asked if I wanted to leave a recorded voice comment. I left her a glowing review and really hope it comes just in time for a nice holiday bonus for her family.
This is a photo of…Continue
We rarely get very many children on Halloween, so it is pretty quiet at our house. I made some pumpkin bars on Saturday and cut up a few for a neighbor I rarely talk to. Found a real cute pumpkin plate on 75% off so put the bars on it and delivered them earlier. Food always makes people happy! Well, I think so, anyway! Eat the bars and keep the plate! Next year, you can pass it on! So tonight, it was a TREAT for the neighbors! My treat was an hour long massage--now a moment to…Continue
Hey everyone! i am giving, don't worry! most of my gifts appear to be my time though as I never have enough to come on here anymore :P that will change soon.
My Link Crew class of approx. 30 has started the 29 Gift Challenge. (: (: God works in amazing ways!
Everything happens for a reason, every cloud has a silver lining, when one door closes another one opens, and when life gives you lemons make lemonade
Throughout my life I have made many pitchers of lemonade, some sweeter than others, some were small, others were large and a few times as much as I tried I did not have the energy to squeeze the lemons. Looking back each recipe was different depending on how many lemons life gave me and how much sugar I had to add to the…Continue
Day 3: We had a little mini Halloween party with my 7th graders. I allowed them to bring some treats in while we worked and I also made up some goodie bags for them. The neighborhood my kids live in is not the best for trick-or-treating, so I wanted to make sure they had something yummy today. There were a few kids who were somewhat off today and probably didn't deserve to go to the "party," but I allowed them each a second chance and they really got it together.
Here I am, day 21 and glad to be here. Admittedly, there were a couple days in there that I wasn't so thrilled about the idea of having to conciously give MORE than I had already given out of....normal life as a mom and wife......but I did. I made it through with a lot of last minute brain cells.
The next conundrum to me, as I have past the major hurdle of PMS giving (a very hard time for any woman, no wonder this giving cycle is longer than a regular menstrual cycle, gotta really…Continue
I responded to an advertizement for one of the local TV stations, who is looking for volunteers. I assumed it was for a telethon-fudraiser, an opportunity I'd love to participate in. In actual fact, it was to work the Consumer Help Line, directing viewers to appropriate governmental and community resources. Not what I expected, but how fascinating.…Continue
Today I introduced two people to each other. They have a number of challenges in common, and each of them has chosen not to become a client of mine at work, but I thought they'd benefit from knowing each other. And they did! It was so much fun to watch them check each other out and realize all that they have in common.
And I was delighted to be able to connect Cami Walker with someone who will write a story about her upcoming visit to Pittsburgh---which will…Continue
I started the 29 day giving challenge on Friday 10/14/11, so far I have given the following:
I woke up this morning worrying about money. I have given myself permission to stop worrying about it but it snuck up on me and with it came the anxiety and all the other negativity.
The term gifts is a very vague broad word. It can mean several things. For me , when first heard of the giving challenge, I interpreted it as "receiving gifts", so to me, it was more like a receiving challenge, which there actually is, by the way. But back to the word giving.
So when I start the Giving challenge, Ill start out small. The word challenge does sound a bit intimidating,…Continue
On the flight to Moldova I sat next to a Bosnian gentleman, who was travelling to Sarajevo to visit with his family. Since he was a Muslim he didnt eat ham, and thus, refused the cheese and ham sandwich which we received at the flight (not to elaborate meals on flights nowadays I must say) anyhow, since I had a small collection of fruits in my hand bag I offered him one, it was a light breakfast (but so was the sandwich too..)
Anyhow, the rest of the day went really smoothly,…Continue