Sunday, January 31, 2010

Changing perspective

Sometimes the best way to change your attitude is to change the way you look at things.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another Emma-ism

Our conversation as we walked to the bus today:

Emma (with a faraway look on her face): "Mom, someone's talking to us."

Mom: "Really? Who?"

Emma: "The wind."

Mom: "Oh. What's it saying?"

Emma (snapping back to Earth): "I don't know. I don't speak Wind."

I love this girl. Life would be so boring without her.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I just wanted to post a note to anyone out there who has a private blog that they may have at one time invited me to view... This blog is set up under Dan's account, so unless you send an invitation to him to view your blog, I can't add a link to your blog from this blog. Does that make sense? Anyway, I would love to have more links to my family and friends blogs on my blog, so if you are willing, send me an e-mail and I'll let you know where to send an invite. Thanks all!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nothing to say...

In my favorite book, the heroine says sarcastically that she is "unwilling to speak, unless (she) expect(s) to say something that will amaze the whole room, and be handed down to posterity with all the eclat of a proverb."

I often feel the same way about writing. If I have nothing interesting to write about, or at least an interesting way of writing about nothing, I don't write anything at all.

Hence the blanks in my blog.

Of course that's also due to my impatience about uploading pictures from my camera to my computer, but still...

My journal is the same way.

However, in transcribing my grandfather's journal, I've found that everyday events can be fascinating to an interested reader.

So, to anyone reading this: if you have any interest in me, I hope you will not be bored by my seemingly monotonous record of daily events. I shall try to be more consistent in recording them.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

How about this?

So no takers on the last change... How about this one? I like it, so it really doesn't matter.

(However, if you just can't contain your overwhelming feelings of love for my new look, feel free to praise and adore all you want. I thrive on props, you know...)

The new picture, like the old one, was taken at Heaven on Earth. I love it because it symbolizes the love and solidarity that I feel in my family.

There is no feeling more satisfying than knowing that you are where you belong; that you are doing what you should be doing. That's how I feel about my role in my family.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I love starting a new year.

It's like getting a fresh start; a chance to recommit to yourself. It's a time to let GO of anything that's been holding you back, and look more optimistically toward the future. Goals always seem more attainable from this end of the year... which is probably why we have "New Year's Resolutions."

It's time to change what needs to be changed in my life, and celebrate the things that are doing just fine.

Let's start with my blog. Like the change?

(Positive comments only, if you please. If you don't like it, I really don't want to know.)