Sunday, May 30, 2010

Political Hot Tub

Interesting ...
So, the other night, i go to the gym , where, as usual i get into the hot tub after my workout to relax( my reward & a motivation to get to the gym).i usually run into someone and strike up a conversation. Sometimes it's generic ("nice weather we're having") and sometimes it's a bit more intriguing.
Case in point...
I get into the hot tub friday evening and a guy i frequently see in there is present . He is Chinese , but very westernized with hardly any accent. He is VERY well built, 30ish i would guess, but the best thing about him is he can actually share in a good conversation. A pleasure to talk to. So, we start talking about the continued abuse of the American welfare system by certain ethnicities and the said ethnicities unwillingness to hold a job. Lots to say about this, but i digress.
It moves into a conversation about the new healthcare reform where, at this point another guy gets in the tub. He is probably in his twenties, very thin, and some type of oriental/asian descent- most likely Vietnamese from his features. He is listening intently to our conversation and soon joins in offering great views on everything from the current topic to the new immigration law mess in Arizona. I soon notice a guy over in the swimming pool looking over and occasionally tuning in, until HE comes over & gets in. This on is a bit chubby, darker skinned and is either of middle eastern descent or perhaps Greek.
Predicatably, after a few moments when the conversation has turned to 911, he begins to add to the conversation also....
My God, it was beautiful!
I felt like i was on CNN in a conversation room with each participant contributing their views and
and various facts, drifting easily from one topic of discussion to another . Let me tell you folks..i was in my heaven.
I live for stuff like this. I stayed in that tub for well over 45 minutes , sweat pouring of of me, alternately sitting on the edge and sitting neck down in water. I could hardly pull myself away. And on my way home it hit me.
This is what has been missing from my life for years. This is what thrills me, motivates me,gives me something to get out of bed for.
Intelligent conversation.
Opinion mixed with intellect -where the persons in the discussion BOTH (or all) actually have something valuable to add, give you something to chew on, agree with , debate , or just take in.It is such a rare find in my life to meet anyone who possess these traits.
So many people are hell bent on being average, neutral, bland. They are just people who go through the motions everyday. They dont ENGAGE with the world, or with others in any mentally stimulating way.I find that the majority of persons i meet or know , while they may have a sense of peace in their life, have nothing to offer in a conversation.
And i long for this.
Let's hear it for epiphanies!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Less is More, but not Always

When is less not good?
a partial list:
1. less sleep
2. less hygiene
3.less time with family
4.less prayer
5.less giving
6. less compassion
7.less gas in your car
8.less time for yourself
9.less motivation
10.less appreciation


I am on a mission, to create simplicity in my life..and that is what "wanting Less" is alll about. i will, as with human nature fail over & over..but the only real losers are those who stop trying.And while i want less hassles, less selfishness, less materialism, less stress and all that jive, there are lots of things i want more of.
The basic goal is peace & contentment.
I hope the above list will remind me of those things.
Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Bunny Buddy




We have a rabbit called Dirty Jack


Because he lounges around on a dirt pile out back


Now that our dog has passed away


We see Jack most everyday


Stretching out so lazily, he amuses me so


Suddenly nibbling and hopping to & fro.


Always on vacation, a leisurely fellow


Reminding me at times to be more mellow.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I like it Simple

Todays dinner-slice, layer, bake @400...


add steamed honey carrots & serve...cause that's how i roll.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's today all day long



ok...so i promised to blog before this..sorry!



In the interim i have gone back to a semi-blonde state..gotten my ACLS(today) and am still questing myself many many times what the hell i am doing with my life.


Pretty standard.


I cant believe that i still


1. am employed at the hospital- feeling more incompetent and inadequate as time goes by


2. am holding that ACLS card and it hasnt withered to dust- they must give those to anybody and i am gonna wind up killing somebody someday


3. wake up each day wondering whats wrong with me


4.am behind..just behind in everything...housework, bills, making phone calls, catching up with facebook, blogging, and even house projects(not to mention other projects.)




oh, and i also aquired a new cell phone so now i dont get charged that extra nasty 30 dollars Verizon requires when you have blackberry becuase you HAVE to have internet service on those . None of the other cell companies require it..just verizon-greedy dogs!


I am still going to the gym regularly and at this moment evn i am sore as crap from arm day and then leg day ....ouchies!


my cat precious is truly pestering me at the moment.......as you can see from the above pic..so as much as i'd like to blog more..i must go...she keeps walking over my keyboard!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

It's a long Road

I've been waiting for a break all week. The days just seem to keep getting shorter. Work is still all consuming.I am grateful for the warmer weather these past two days, but find myself mourning over days lost to sleep and work.i've been getting to the gym regularly , but not enough to satisfy me. Soon i will see a break in the clouds, i just know it. God is faithful.

Hubbs & i are still working on the nursery, and also some landscaping(although it's been mostly his handi-work). this week is my "light" week and i still work every single day! haha! oh well, isnt that just life?

On my way out..just stopped for a few words...will blog this week with a bit more substance!\Peace out!