Sonntag, April 30, 2006

Love is a bowling ball

Sitting at the end of my peanut butter and jam packed weekend, wishing there was some way of injecting just a few more hours into it... not believing that it's over already.

Time has indeed been flying lately, there has also been a very intense time of change and growth. My April showers are going to bring a LOT of May flowers! It's all happening so quickly that it's hard to keep track of some days...

It's all swirling around me in a flurry of cats, dogs, more cats, dog, dog (it's a damn good thing I talked myself out of that allergy now, isn't it?)

What would I have done with those precious extra hours, you ask?

Slept in, watched *that* cowboy movie that Uhu lent me, practiced yoga at least once and completed my latest translation project . A little much for the remaining 24 minutes of this weekend.

Instead, I was busy BEING, knocking things off my (purely mental, as I forgot my daytimer at the office on Friday) 'to be' list like bowling pins, all the while remembering the thought from Thursday's class and message from today, that I embody the spirit of love, which is all there is. I'm a big ol' bowling ball, y'all, watch out!

Mittwoch, April 26, 2006


"The greatest privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

Joseph Campbell, 1904-1987
American Mythology Professor and Author

I am here. Been busy being. Got 14 things on the to BE list at the moment, and it's working quite fantastically. Sure, it's taking some time and effort, but the results are truly breathtaking. And life altering. Unbelievable that it's May already next week. The birds (and bugs) are out, the soccer balls a flying. It's my favourite time of year, for the freshness of it all, the green newness springing forth through the earth after a long winter's sleep. Get up, stand up, dust yourself off if necessary. A new day has begun, a new journey worth taking.

Mittwoch, April 19, 2006

it's a swarm of bees

Oh so long overdue for a post, so long overdue for more than 5 minutes to sit and do nothing. Maybe that's why I haven't been able to gather any sensible thoughts together, nevermind take many bp readings for my annual check up tomorrow. Looking forward to having the day off, gettin' some things done (like applying to renew my EU status... you know, just in case) and visiting the mountains. Even my days off are buzzzy. Man. Oh Man. Oh. Heehee (a little sassy inside joke, sorry!)

So by the end of my day off tomorrow, I shall have a new passport, a new haircut, a new cellphone (contract and battery re-chargability have finally run out- simultaniously) and a new lease on life. Yes. Reborn into a Things to BE list writer instead of TT DO. I'll letcha know how it turns out.

Samstag, April 15, 2006

buzzee bee honey

R-dawg's nuzzling my knee and my familiar playlist is a playin' as I settle in on my first day back with my largest adopted-for-awhile animal family. There's four of the lovelies, and it's really a lot like human sibling rivalry going on here. Quite amusing to be an observer of. I'm here for three weeks, so it's also the longest of my assignments to date. I'm on the second of four consecutive stays, which makes the next night I get to sleep in my own bed oh sometime late May.

I enjoy my gypsy state of being, I embrace the feeling of being much like a turtle, schlepping all of my most needed belongings from place to place. Most of all, I love the above ground dwelling that takes place, there's something so soothing about watching the animals soaking up a sunbath.

Feeling especially productively smug and content as not only have I had two (three, counting the one I'm going to take as soon as I finish this) walks with various pooches, I've had a workout at the K-MCA, made two trips to the airport, completed one move of said belongings, and filed my tax return... AND I'm gettin' some back.

There's only one way to celebrate- salsa dancing with Goddesses!

Freitag, April 14, 2006

Life Path Number (Whatever that is)

Your Life Path Number is 5

Your purpose in life is to life freely and collect experiences.

You love life - new adventures, new people, new ideas.
You are very curious, and you crave novelty in all forms.
You tend to make friends easily, and you enjoy the company of all types of people.

In love, you are fun and even a bit intoxicating. But you won't stick around for long.

You are impulsive and spontaneous - which sometimes leads you to do things you regret.
Sometimes you can be overindulgent with food, sex, or drugs.
You have many talents, so many that you are often scattered and unfocused.

Donnerstag, April 13, 2006

hnt - a leg up

Wish I was back here...

Montag, April 10, 2006

Things I learned this weekend

It is invaluable to have good friends around in case a blind date goes bad (so bad ~cringe~)

A chocolate fudge brownie is the best thing in the entire world after a 12 day cleanse

There can be 1000001 reasons why someone stands you up and not ONE of them has to do with you

From my current house sit, I can go from Bed to Yoga class in less than 10 minutes

You can hear a lot of birds and not much traffic at 6:20 am on a Sunday while walking the dawgies

Salmon ginger stir fry tastes best when it is shared with a good friend in her brand new abode

Donnerstag, April 06, 2006


I was having a look back in the ol' archives today when I came across the 31 things about me post I wrote around my birthday time last year.

It seems I start to round up about this time of year, telling people I'm '.. next month'... maybe as a way of readying myself for the actual event. I sure don't feel 32, in fact I think I still agree with the staying 28 for a couple more theory. But it's only as old as you feel, isn't it?

Anyway. It'll be time to add another one to that list pretty soon. However, a couple of them need a little adjusting. I put #4 into practice, by riding on not one, not two but four ferries during my trip to the Island last summer. Ok, so what if for the first one I had to have a pre-boarding safety meeting and had Dawn drive!

Still haven't been to Vegas.

#7. Oh, oh, oh, but I can add another notch to this one (exactly a-la-S-R-grade-7-style). Love sure is blind to apropriateness. And distance (Hallo Meine Suesser Oesterreicher).

#8. I was doing both simultaneously last night until 11:30. AND making three dozen popcorn balls to bring to class (my creative solution for it being my turn for snacks).

Lots of changes, and shifts in the past while... I'll have to think about that 32nd thing. Or maybe start a whole new list. I do have about 6 weeks left of being 31 and fancy-free.

Sonntag, April 02, 2006


Day 7 of the cleanse and I feel fantastic. Could also be the added bonus of fresh mountain air & catching up with old friends. I've been meaning to come up this way for awhile, and am so glad I finally was able to make the trip. Ended up at the hostel in LL the first night- it got too dark to take in any scenery so I decided to wait till it was light again to fully experience the trip up the valley. Turned out to be a good decision, as I picked up a couple of sweet English hitchhikers yesterday morning and we enjoyed the scenery (and mixed cds I had playing) together.

Going for a hike, possibly a ski, doing some long overdue homework and preparing a meal for my comorades from the cooler full of goodies I lugged with me from the city are on the game plan for the next day and a half. Then the beautiful drive back through these gentle giants to reality.