Wednesday, June 30, 2004

All pet owners, dogs or cats, can appreciate this one!

Dear Dog and Cat:

When I say to move, it means go someplace else, not switch positions with each other so there are still two of you in the way.

The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. (Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate of food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food & dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.)

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king size bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue to sleep on the couch to ensure your comfort. Look at videos of dogs and cats sleeping. They can actually curl up in a ball. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. (I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space used is nothing but sarcasm.)

My compact discs are not miniature Frisbees.

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob, or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. (In addition, I have been using the bathroom for years...canine or feline attendance is not mandatory.)

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dogs or cats' butt. I cannot stress this enough. It would be such a simple change for you.


Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Quotes on Friendship

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

~ Anais Nin (1903-1977) American-French writer

"From quiet homes and first beginning,
Out to the undiscovered ends,
There's nothing worth the wear of winning,
But laughter and the love of friends."

~ Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), French-born British writer


Monday, June 28, 2004

Welcome to my new page.'s not really new. After having problems with the layout over at Thoughts of the Day I decided to start using this one. Besides the problem with the layout there where other reasons. I was getting tired of how the other one looked. And the title on this one suits me better. That is how I feel at times, I feel as if I'm standing at the edge of the earth searching for answers. I hope my blogging friends will change their links to this new page. As you can see, I'm still adding links to some of my favorite blogs.


Look to this day!
For it is Life, the very life of life...
For yesterday is already a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision;
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.


The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. ~ Aesop


Wednesday, June 02, 2004

“Walking is a moving mediation”

Walking allows you to slow down, and notice what’s going on around you. If your life is going in a hundred different directions and moving a million miles an hour, walking will allow you to focus on being fully present. It will provide you with an opportunity to mull over something that may be on your mind, or simply to notice the beauty and bounty of what surrounds you. Walking can be a time for self-discovery, a time to reconnect with yourself.

Take 15 minutes today and just walk, your mind will settle and you will gain the physical and emotional benefits of moving your body.

From Meditations for Women