Thursday, March 30, 2006

Great Quote!

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then just eat one of the pieces. ~ Judith Viorst


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Urge Canada's Prime Minister to put an end to the seal hunt

With more than 317,000 seals killed for their fur in 2005 alone -- 98% of whom were babies under three months of age -- Canada's harp seal hunt is the largest commercial hunt of marine mammals on earth. It is certainly the cruelest.

Although Canadian citizens don't support the seal hunt, the fishing industry and the federal government have refused to end it. With the recent election of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, there is renewed hope that 2006 will be the last year that seals are clubbed and shot to death on Canadian ice for their fur.

As Prime Minister Harper begins his term, we have an unprecedented opportunity to influence the Canadian government and save hundreds of thousands of baby seals.

Please click here to take action today to help end the cruel Canadian seal hunts by sending an e-mail to Prime Minister Harper immediately. Thank you!


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Air Force Test

This one will drive you nuts!!

The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls.

If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal.

It's been said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes.

Give it a try!!


Monday, March 27, 2006

Try This

Try this one for awhile. Use your mouse to click on boxes.


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Be it ever so humble...

Well, I'm just about done with unpacking after my move. Now what I have to do is rearrange the many, many, many boxes of Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving decorations. I promise to have pictures of the new place up on webshots very soon.

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
~ John Howard Payne (1791 - 1852)


Monday, March 20, 2006

One More Irish Blessing

May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. ~ Irish blessing


Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

"May the Irish Hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you." ~ Irish Blessing


Thursday, March 16, 2006

Irish Wisdom

"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was." - Irish proverb


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Wednesdays Irish Blessing

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Today's Irish Blessing

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.
- Irish saying


Monday, March 13, 2006

All Moved In

Well, I'm all moved in. Now all I have to do is dig myself out of all the boxes. This will take a little time but with each box I empty the closer I become to being settled in.

Yesterday my ex brought over Spunky, the little kitten that I fostered last Summer and ended up keeping. She hasn't grown much in size and since she will be a year old in June I don't think she will get much bigger.

Last night was my daughter's first night in the new house. Because of the severe weather that rolled through last night she was a little afraid and was convinced that she wouldn't be able to fall asleep. But she did. She slept through the night without any trouble.

Today’s Irish Blessing
May each petal on the shamrock bring a wish your way...
Good health...Good luck...Happiness
For today and everyday.


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Happy International Women’s Day

The true beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she has or the way she styles her hair. It is in the way she sees herself.

Was Mona Lisa really a beautiful woman? Did it matter? She clearly saw the beauty in herself and Leonardo da Vinci captured the smile that said it - and that made her beautiful to all.

All women have this capacity to be beautiful. Feel serene and peaceful about the woman you are and be proud of your strength, your gentleness, your caring and your passion. Love your capacity to love and take joy in your capacity to feel and give joy.

Know that you are a beautiful woman...and the whole world will see it, too.

From Meditations for Women


Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Boxes and boxes...

Well, I started moving boxes into my house on Friday evening. I have somehow managed to get the majority over. There are still a few more boxes left but with the help of my friends Megan tonight and Judy on Friday I'm hopeful that the only things left to move will be the furniture. I can't believe that I have that many boxes, even after weeding things out. I think I need to do a little more weeding, but I'll add that to my to do list. The cold that my daughter came down with on Saturday has finally worked it's way into me. But I have to keep going, I'll have plenty of time after the move to rest.


Saturday, March 04, 2006

I did it!

Yesterday I closed on my house. I'm so excited to own my own place. After my divorce I thought that I would never own my own house again, that it was only a dream. But dreams can come true, I'm living proof. Now I'm faced with the tedious task of moving boxes over before I move on March 11. My goal is to get as many boxes over so that on the day of the actual move what is left is furniture, my washer and dryer and a few boxes that were too heavy for me to lift. I'll keep you updated.

Quote of the day: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~ Les Brown