Monday, October 11, 2010
It has started to make me think...why waste life? Why waste precious time? Why spend time being angry or upset at a loved one for something trivial when you may never see them again? Why spend time worrying about tomorrow when you don't even know if you'll see it? Why waste the valuable moments in your day being unhappy?
It has started to make me think...why not make the best of every moment? Why not spend quality time with loved ones doing things that really matter...making memories? Why not start thinking before gettin angry or upset...is this really of importance? Why not live for today, chasing and following your dreams...even if you might fail? Why not choose to find joy in the little things? Why wait?!?!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Bodega Bay w/ our niece and nephew
Lake Tahoe w/ Wedgeworth family
Taking a day hike in Big Basin
Our 9th anniversary trip to Healdsburg
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Seeing this service, the professor was pleased with this sailor and called him to his room for a chat. He asked the sailor, “Do you know about Meteorology ?” The sailor replied “What’s that Sir? I’m illiterate. I’ve never been to school .” The professor said “Old man, you spend your entire life on the waters, under the open sky. You don’t know meteorology, the study of climate conditions? Go away, 25 % of your life is wasted.”
The old man not knowing what to say, just nodded his head and went away. “If the learned man is saying 25% of my life is wasted, then it’s wasted. No point crying over it..” Saying that, he went his way.
A few days later, their paths again crossed. The learned professor regaled him with various anecdotes of his academic life and the old sailor lapped it all up enthusiastically. After some time, the professor asked him “Do you know about Geology?” The sailor replied “I told you Sir, I can barely scribble my name. How can I know?” The professor, somewhat angry, shouted “Old man, what type of a sailor are you? You do not know meteorology, now you do not even know Geology, the science governing the earth and the mountains? Fifty percent of your life is wasted.” Saying that, the professor gave him a lengthy piece of his scholarly mind, and again, the old Sailor, shaking his head in shame, went away.
As the days progressed, the Old Sailor in no way angry with the professor met him and served him selflessly on many occasions, overwhelmed by his distinguished air. He held him in the same awe as a poor man holds a billionaire, as an ugly person holds a Greek God. Seeing his meek dutifulness, the professor entertained him, chatted with him, but it was only a matter of time before he could not control his academic superiority any longer.
He asked the Old Sailor, “Old man, tell me, do you know about Oceanology?” The old man replied “Told you Sir, I’m a total illiterate. I never had the occasion to learn about any of these great topics.” More in disbelief than anger, the Professor actually snarled “How can a person be this ignorant? You do not know Meteorology, you do not know Geology, now you do not even know Oceanology, the laws covering the waves and the tides of the ocean? What type of a sailor are you? You have spent your entire life on the High Seas, and you couldn’t even learn oceanology? 75 % of your life is totally wasted!!”
The old Sailor not knowing what to say, simply nodded his head in silent acknowledgement, as if to say “Yes Sir, if you say so. You cannot be wrong.”
As the weeks went by, and the voyage neared its end, one day early morning, the old Sailor came rushing to the Professor. He blurted out “Sir, do you know swimmology?” The professor shouted “You fool, there is no such logy!” The Sailor reverted back, this time with a little triumph in his voice. “That I do not know Sir. I only wanted to tell you that the ship has dashed against a Rock and is going to sink any moment now. There is a little Island just a few miles away. All those who know Swimmology, they will be saved. If you do not know ‘Swimmology’, 100% of your life is wasted.”
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
- I had a long day
- I was tired because of the time change
- I had a mound of papers to grade
Usually when I've had a day like yesterday, there is one thing that ALWAYS helps!! And it did help!
I felt refreshed and rejuvinated after yesterday's 75 minute yoga class. Right before I went into class Layton sent me a text and said that he'd take care of dinner that way I could focus on grading. After I got home from class, he sent me upstairs so that he could work on dinner. He bbq'd a pizza from Papa Murphy's and then after dinner he helped me grade a stack of tests.
It's the little blessings that count. I'm so blessed by Yoga and Layton!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
2. Learn how to play Monopoly without the help of Layton
3. Learn how to crochet
4. Finish my scrapbook
5. Acquire a taste for tomatoes
6. Take a cooking class
7. Read "Great Expectations"
8. Read "Les Miserables"
9. Read the entire Bible
10. Take a photograph that I can proudly hang in my house
12. Play Blackjack in a casino
13. Take ballroom dancing lessons
14. Take a painting class and paint something good
15. Learn another language and actually use it
16. Visit Alcatraz
17. Hang-glide in San Fransisco
18. Start an herb garden and keep it alive
19. Go sailing
20. Start writing my book
21. Fly first class
22. Experience the beauty of the Grand Canyon
23. Live in Chicago, Boston, Italy, and Ireland
24. Scuba dive
25. Own a brand new red Lexus is250
26. Go back to Ireland and kiss the Blarney Stone
27. Start taking flying lessons
28. Overcome my fear of moths
29. Start my own organizing company, photography business and interior design business
30. Turn 30 gracefully
I heard a great quote from my yoga teacher last weekend..."There's no such thing as Try...there's only DO."
I AM GOING TO DO ALL OF THESE THINGS IN 2010!!! And I am going to trust in the Lord...no matter how unexpected or unreliable 2010 proves to be!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
...have been quite the up and down roller coaster!! My family has been through quite a lot in the last few weeks. That's most of the reason why I haven't blogged in such a long time. Let's just say we really need prayer right now.