I've been wanting to write this story for a while, and finally I am. I first met Maud Maynard in 2009, but I'd heard about her, and had been briefly introduced to her, in 2002... but I didn't want to have anything to do with her. Not because she wasn't a perfectly nice, possibly interesting… Continue reading goodbye to a limiting way of thinking,…hello to a friend
Thank you everyone for the blessings and wonderful wishes for Tom and Lindsay's wedding. It was better than I could have imagined,... in every way (and I will be posting a picture when I get them). Possibly every family has a couple of members who are not easy around each other, and I am no… Continue reading New beginnings
Yesterday afternoon, I was trying to nap, and Fred plopped himself down right next to my head. This isn't all that unusual but this time, just as I was drifting into a very peaceful sleep, he started grooming himself (and Fred is a very loud licker!). I kept trying to ignore the sound, but his… Continue reading Supporting a new belief
I'd been wondering lately why the toilet seat had been wet (I had my theories but happily didn't accuse anyone). Then, a few days ago, I heard a lapping sound, coming from the bathroom. I didn't realize that Bodhi was drinking out of the toilet. "To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign… Continue reading No blame
I didn't notice the growth around this window until the other day. Jack had planted geraniums in the window box, but neither of us know what the vine is. I did a post a few months back about a man who had a small tree growing out of his porch roof and someone commented (humorously)… Continue reading I just had to let it grow…
Eleanor likes to stand on the stairs and look out the window. She seems to prefer this to going outside (even though she can). I used to try to coax her outside...thought she needed to run up trees and do all the things that cats are supposed to do. One day, as I was trying… Continue reading Looking at myself first
I attended a workshop Tuesday evening and at the break, I was standing on the porch listening to a rather loud discussion by a couple of the other participants. One woman was saying, "This is the worst workshop that I have ever been to. There is nothing new being presented!" (she had just asked for… Continue reading The Best or the Worst. The choice is mine?