Tuesday, November 24, 2009

And the winner is....

After much discussion last night, we officially named the puppy Karma.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Meet Scarlett or...

maybe Jelly Bean or possibly kissieface...
I she is our brand new puppy!!!
Daisy, or maybe, Tahlula - was adopted just today from our local animal shelter.
It seems that Tuesday or maybe Vivi was found left in a closet along with her mother, another adult female, one adult male and two litters of brothers, sisters and half brothers and sisters after someone moved into a new apartment. What the hell is wrong with people???
How could you not love a face like this - I have not meet her in person yet, the hubby and Ella picked her up after pre-school today. I can hardly wait to get home.

Friday, November 6, 2009

One thing leads to another.....

Okay so this was the next video on You Tube.

I can remember watching some cheesy movie in the 80s with this playing during a love montage and thinking how much I wanted to be the object of such a song.
What movie was it?
Some one out there has to know... I keeping thinking Scott Baio but I'm not sure.

This one is for Darcey

Okay, so they pipe this easy listening music through out our offices. I guess it is to keep the under privileged from getting over excited.
Any hoo.... The result is that I get songs like this stuck in my head - now I am torturing you with it so I am not alone.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Strange But True

Ever since I was a child I have had the same reoccurring dream.
In it I am simply floating off into space and no matter how hard I try, I can not stay connected to the earth. There are always others around in the dream and more than worry about floating off, I am concerned with someone else noticing.
When I was a child, the dream was so vivid that I thought it really had happened.
I never realized how appropriate the metaphor is for my life until recently.
Question is - should I try to tie my self to some thing stable or simply drift away?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Starting the morning with Ella

To set the stage, Daddy has been out of town for the past week so Mommy is a little lazy...

"Mommy you feel like a cactus. Yuck!"

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ella quote of the week....

to her little brother who for some reasoning only understood in the two-year-old mind, was running around in endless circles...

"Liam - please stop it! You are making me nervous!"

If I may...

I would like to pose a question to my atheist brethren out there...

I was recently discussing 12 step programs with an atheist friend of mine. He has started in AA (way to go - by the way) but is having a lot of problems with the "higher power" concept.
The folks at AA keep telling Ben that atheists can also be very successful in AA and that you don't have to have a "God", just a "higher power" of your choice.
What he explained to me was that it was the idea that someone or thing had an ultimate power over him and that he could not control that was hard for him.
I suggested that maybe he look to science and evolution as his "higher power", pointing out that evolution is constantly happening to and around us and that we are in fact powerless to control or stop it.
I was thinking that when others were praying to God to make them strong, he could be asking science or his body to make him resistant to this disease.

I am just wondering if any of you have known another atheist who has successfully completed their 12 steps or what you would suggest.