Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Was speaking to my daughter earlier today and she had such a thought of wisdom, I wanted to share it. I told her about something I should do. So, she explained . . .
Using the word "should" is a judgment. If you say you 'should' do something or 'should' have done something, you have judged yourself. If you tell someone else they 'should' do something, you have judged the situation and put them under condemnation unless they do what you think they 'should' do. It is a subtle form of control.
After the little lesson she gave me, I realized I do this a lot -- to me and to others. I need to remember what a teacher taught me. She said say, "If I were you, I would do this. You do whatever you want to."
We are the only ones walking in our shoes. We are the best ones to know what we can do.
"I would if I could, but I can't so I won't." We know what we 'can' do. So, today, I am making a commitment to stop "should-ing" myself and others.
My self challenge got lost over the holiday and now we have the twins birthday to celebrate. However, so far today, I have over 9,000 steps and my cals are pretty much where they need to be.
I will because I can!
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Tis the season for tick plucking, la la la la, la la la la la!
Took 8 ticks off April this week. Don't know if there will be any more tonight or not. She is out with DH now and has been a tick magnet.
Finished the bunnies for DD to give DGD and finished the dress for DGD (son's DD). Had a few days where I was just so tired I napped after DH went in on second shift. So much to do and so tired! Has to be from not eating properly. Too many goodies hanging around me and others! Looking forward to a better week next week.
Have A Happy Easter, Everybody!
Monday, April 14, 2014
When NASA started sending astronauts into space, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300 C.
The Russians used a pencil.
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One pencil can write a line up to 35 miles long OR 45,000 words or compose 138 songs. And when you are trying to figure something out, it makes a great 'chew' toy.
Happy Tax Time!!!
Sunday, April 13, 2014
We are on the edge of the Poconos and it is dawning a lovely day. Will be at least 70 and possibly more today. Last meeting will be this AM. Heading home after lunch today. We had to stop twice on the way over due to having trouble with the windshield wiper. We almost lost it. It rained almost the whole way over. Some heavy downpours to light showers and maybe a let up twice. Thank God for a safe trip down. April is doing well at son's house.
Our hostess made lasagna last night after early evening meeting and, of course, it was so absolutely delicious I had a second helping. But, I had a nice bunch of salad, too. Probably will have to fast at least two days to get rid of the extra. Oh, yah!
Have great Sunday, All!
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