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Just for fun: the random, useless announcements thread!
I doubted you. I thought you would bottle it.
I was so wrong. Your Scottish heart was staunch..and my Anglo-Welsh heart salutes you.
Djokovic threw everything he could, at Murray, and the guy just hit back with everything he had, and then some. Superb match!
I loved the bit after the match where he didn't realise that his mum was behind him until he heard her...
I used to find the words of a 1950's song going round my head
' I wonder how a mother knows what baby tries to say
how little children learn to walk..and one day walk away '..
Its painful. It does pass...enjoy each day now as it comes.
The song reminds me of what Thich Nhat Hanh says-- that without impermanence, your child couldn't grow!
@Citta He is my oldest, but I have 2 younger kids. In all, they are 16, almost 11 and almost 5, so I have many years to ease into kid's moving out. But I have no doubt each one leaves the house emptier. It'll be interesting to see how it goes. My mom said she felt like someone died when we left, which seems pretty dramatic to me, but we'll see. She was divorced by that time, hopefully by the time all the kids have moved out I'll still be married. and I'll still always have my tortoise, who will likely outlive me!
Not exactly a Zen garden, but it will nevertheless make a lovely spot for morning tea under the pine trees. Birds however, concern me somewhat... (anyone ever see Mel Brooks' High Anxiety? LOL)
Also, the Tibetan singing and offering bowls I order this past Friday are already at my PO BOX! That was FAST!
ETA: OMG!! AAAAAaaaannnndddd I just received my OTHER package that I ordered that has dharma DVD's/books and incense and all that good stuff! Opening now. *yay!*
Everything is awesome! I can't decide what first to do-- read or watch some of the DVD's or go upstairs and light some incense and do my offering bowls. I'm in dharma overload. Great early bday gifts to myself! Should have done this years ago.
I just got an email from my flute maker. He has completed my flute and he will mail it to me this week. He sent pics, and it looks more gorgeous than I could've imagined:
In case anyone else is interested, the NWSL is the new incarnation of the America's women's soccer league that just started this year after the demise of the WPS in 2012 due to lack of funding. The NWSL streams almost all of the games for free on their youtube channel. You know... just getting the word out...
damn, now ill never get to be cool
I just wanted to be one of the cool kids
guys can i be cool? please?
is flattery a word?
They have decided to 'cancel' our last 2 furlough
days. Yeah! First full pay check in 3 months!
I worked hard and scored all 5's on my evaluation...
however, Congress feels us at the bottom shouldn't
get our award bonus. Union is fighting like hell...but
I think it's a wrap.....The top guys already got theirs...
ain't that the way?
Another announcement: Since I wont be getting that
'huge' bonus check of $350 ( before taxes)..
I wont be very productive tomorrow....just sayin'......hahaha
Yes, I realize there needs to be spending control and
budget cut needs...I just feel that the employees doing
the work, collecting, bringing in the actual revenue thats
paying the bills and the people dealing with an upset public is not
the area that needs the most attention when it comes
to these issues.
*steps down off soapbox*
Many thanks to Monty Levenson's craft at Tai Hei Shakuhachi.
I love to sleep when it's raining and storming!
Oh! And my 5 year anniversary (of marriage to my hubby) is in 2 weeks, and for fun we try to stick to the themes. This year is wood and/or silverware. I ordered an awesome picnic basket and will go on a splendid picnic for our anniversary. Can't wait! The basket finally arrived today. I do love a picnic.
I bought a new bench for the outdoors area and I've made a makeshift birdbath with stones in it. The bench, two pots and wee little metal stand cost only $54 USD total! (the bench alone original had the price of $180)
The last photo shows my view from the bench. But you cannot see here the building just a few feet away from my apartment which caught fire a couple weeks ago (just to the right). The fire did more damage on the other side.
I will have hell to pay with my back tomorrow. And at the moment, it simply feels too humid to enjoy it my new chill out spot...!
I had a great time and had a few beers. Surprise I am not a perfect Buddhist. I got a dance with my stepsister and I told her how happy I was to share this time with them and wish her good fortune.
Going to try to get out berry picking today. We pick juneberries (aka service berry) blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. The blueberries should be in their prime right now and my secret spot is usually all mine! Berry picking is serious business here and no one shares their locations with anyone else, lol.
This particular Moderator is getting heartily sick and tired of CONSTANTLY having to place new threads into their correct categories/sub-forums because people have the annoying habit and constant, irritating tendency to create a new discussion then hit submit - WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT WHICH CATEGORY THE DISCUSSION SHOULD GO UNDER!!!