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Tuesday, January 31, 2006
  The Wisest Among Us
"There are two things to aim for in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second." Logan Pearsall Smith
Sunday, January 29, 2006
  I Need Your Prayers
I really need your prayers over the next week or so. I am getting sued over one of my student loans and I have a legal thing(creditor examination hearing) tomorrow. Then Tuesday I have a job interview and Friday I have second job interview. Just pray for God's will.
Friday, January 27, 2006
  Recent Developments
Joe hired me to do title searches for him. Before you get all excited, he hired me to do the same thing about a year and a half ago. Then he flaked out on me. He kept extending my start date for weeks and weeks. Then when he decided he had work for me I had another commitment. He was not happy and talked to me about my lack of commitment. I am taking this one as it comes.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
  Gratitude List
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
  American Arrogance
In the past few days I have realized something about me that I never thought was true. I have realized that despite my impeccable liberal pedigree, I am arrogant American. I am not proud of this self realization.

As an arrogant American however, I rarely think of any place outside the U.S. In addition, I subconsciously believe that the United States is the epicenter of the entire world. Likewise on some level, I believe that the world does and should revolve around us. So who am I to criticize George W. Bush when on some level I do the same thing?
Monday, January 23, 2006
  Help Me
Help me I am snowed(and iced) in with an irritable first grader!
Sunday, January 22, 2006
  Gratitude List

Saturday, January 21, 2006
  Book Game
Book Game from chrkosHere are the rules:1. Grab the nearest book2. Open the book to page 123. Find the fifth sentence4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences (#5,6,7) on your blog, along with these instructions.5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it. Just grab what is closest. No cheating.If anyone plays the Book Game on their blog, let me know--it will be interesting

With your adult partner think of a way to conserve water or electricity and do it for one week. Here are two suggestions: Collect rain water and use the water for plants in your home. Turn off the lights and turn off the T.V. and
radio when you are not in the room. Cub Scout Tiger Cub
Handbook, page 123

Friday, January 20, 2006
  Gratitude List

Thursday, January 19, 2006
  hAAlf nAAked ThursdAAY CT Style
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  I Need Your Help
I was really touched by all the comments on yesterday’s gratitude list. You guys are awesome! Now I need your help. I want to do my best to stand out in this second interview I have on the February 3. Does anyone have any suggestions of things they did to stand out when getting a job? That said, now I need to let go of it.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
  Gratitude List
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
  Job Interview Update
Well they kept my resume but, I don’t think they read it.

The position they interviewed me for is, a job in my general field. It however, requires a very dissimilar skill set. I did my best to convince them of my general knowledge and the transferability of the skills. I do not think I did a very good job. Anyhow, all I have to worry about is doing the next right thing. Right?
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and
more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It
can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision
for tomorrow."--Melody Beattie
Thanks to Rex for this great quote!
Monday, January 16, 2006
  God Opened a Window
Minutes after writing my last post, I got called about my last job interview. Its is a flukie thing. I actually applied for another job with the same organization early last fall. You know when employers tell you that they are going to keep your resume on file but, they are lying. Well this time they were not lying. Wish me luck!!!
  Missing Money
Geez I just realized that I lost 40 dollars. I hate that. I cannot blame anything but, my own carelessness.
Sunday, January 15, 2006
  Gratitude List

It was nearly 60 degrees yesterday. Today I am looking out my window at snow and wind. According to the Weather Channel it is now 22 degrees but feels like 6 degrees with wind chill. Yikes!

Friday, January 13, 2006
  One More Thing

Sam and Chuck are going on Sam's first Cub Scout Camp-in tonight. All that means is they are sleeping overnight in the church hall where they have their regular meetings. The important thing however, Mom is staying home. A Friday night to myself. Do I hear an amen!

  Insomnia Gratitude

I cannot sleep tonight worth a darn. So after hours of lying in the dark waiting for sleep to take over, I decided to get up and be grateful.

Thursday, January 12, 2006
  Put it in God's Hands
Thank you Luscious LaJuana for the below Martin Luther quote. Who knew that an uptight anti-Semite would have such a cool thing to say. Martin, I mean not, LaJuana.

"I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess." Martin Luther
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
  Magic Wand of Motherhood
You know what I wish? I wish that motherhood came equipped with a magic wand. If I had this magic wand I would tap Sam and he would immediately see things through the eyes of an emotionally healthy 35 year old.

There is this kid named Jose who picks on Sam. According to Jose, Sam lives in the wrong house, has the wrong color hair and rides the wrong kind of bike. I know that Jose and his parents live in a modest apartment, his parents do not speak much English and I am not sure if he even has a bike.

I try to explain that maybe Jose does not feel very good about himself, that maybe people have told him that it is wrong to have black hair or to be chubby. That maybe he feels embarrassed because his parents don't speak English. It is hard to do however, with out infecting Sam with the underlying bigotry of our culture. Now where is that damn magic wand!
  Gratitude List
Monday, January 09, 2006
  Gratitude List
Sunday, January 08, 2006
  I Am Doing Fine
I am fine, thank you all for asking. I had a very good birthday.

I have not blogged because, I have had some family stuff going on. Do you remember my step father in law who died right after Christmas. His only son was indicted this week for defrauding the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York along with several government agencies. It is a big ugly mess and my mother in law is trying to do right by her step son. We, likewise are trying to do right by my mother in law.

Today I am grateful for being 43 and having a mountain of student loan debt. It could be much, much worse.
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Tomorrow is my birthday. I am not exactly sure how I feel about tomorrow being my birthday. No matter how I feel about my birthday, it will still be my birthday. Acceptance is the answer to all my birthdays today.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
  Gratitude List
I am in a crappy mood today. I am going off to my crappy job to pay crappy bill collectors but, before I do I thought I should do a gratitude list.
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
  Gratitude List

Monday, January 02, 2006
  We Are Back Gratitude List
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