Monday, April 26, 2010

Some pics from the last month:

This bottom one is from our Girl Scout tasting tea. The Girl is dressed in traditional Swedish clothing. They learned a lot - or so I tell myself.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Procrastinate, procrastinate

I have a very large and complex to-do list, and I don't feel like tackling it. I have made a decent dent in the laundry, cleaned out my car, and weeded the front garden beds. I have tried to load my phone (the website is down) and searched for last year's well-child visit records (will be calling the doc for new copies tomorrow.) I feel I have accomplished enough. I'm going outside to read now.

However, in honor of this loveliest of days, I leave you with this tidbit:

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."Buddha

Monday, April 12, 2010

I want that.

Check out this absolutely adorable necklace. I'm in love.

Hopefully I can convince my family to get it for me for Mother's Day or something.

The kiddles are on Spring Break and Marc is on vacation. I'm the only one working this week. I'm a bit bummed - last year this time the kids and I would have been going to the zoo and enjoying the weather. Marc is doing all the cooking though...

Friday, April 2, 2010

I'm having problems blogging lately. Each time I sit down at my keyboard, I find myself dealing with what I have to deal with, and then wasting time on a mindless game. My thoughts are simply not allowing themselves to be organized in any fashion, so writing them down is difficult, if not impossible.

so here is a list of not so organized thoughts I have been entertaining as of late:

On my way to work today, I passed a hedge of forsythia, of which I am quite fond. Which is funny, because really, they are only pretty for a few weeks, and then they are rather...woody, like a bunch of sticks stuck into the ground. I planted two forsythia shrubs a few years ago, but I killed them pretty quickly. I am fond of them for two reasons: a. they are early bloomers, and a signal of the beginning of spring, and b. my grandmother had big forsythia shrubs in her side yard when I was growing up, and you all know how nostalgic I am about my grandmother. Anyway, yellow makes me smile.

I keep getting bizarre songs stuck in my head, and I'm not sure where they come from. Yesterday was "Patience" by Guns n Roses, the day before that was "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac, which I actually do quite like. My bizarrely clever cousin calls this phenomenon "earworm", I suppose because they get in there and wiggle about, and you can't get them out.

I'm still loving this job. I love the warm group of women in the office, the dedication of the staff, working with the patients, even the menial, day to day tasks. What I don't love is the fact that I have been computer-less 6 days out of the last 10. Making it difficult to do my job.

I have been taking pictures lately. I promised I wanted to try to take at least one photo a day, and I've succeeded more days than not. I find I feel a little more complete when I try to inject just a little creativity into each day.

At any rate, it is time to start working. If I don't get back on here this weekend (I have to do some major overhaul cleaning), have a lovely Easter weekend. I do love a good egg hunt.