Tuesday, August 02, 2016

A snap I found

Snap that I found while cleaning up my camera card. Taken 2014-10-18 at the nature park.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Quotes from books - In A Witch's Wardrobe

In A Witch's Wardrobe by Juliet Blackwell

Don't you remember the old controversy over the backward lyrics in rock songs?
My brother and I tried to play Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust" backward, but we didn't hear anything (nor did I know what it was supposed to say). This article talks about backmasking and provides examples, including this song. IMO, you have too much time on your hands if you think Led Zeppelin is talking about Satan.

...it looked like I was going to have to get happy in the same pants I got mad in.
This just seemed like a funny quote.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Quotes from books - The Mermaid Chair

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

... that when a person was in need of cataclysmic change, of a whole new center in the personality, for instance, his or her psyche would induce an infatuation, an erotic attachment, an intense falling-in-love. He knew this. Every analyst knew it. Falling in love was the oldest, most ruthless catalyst on earth. But typically you fell in love with something missing in yourself that you recognized in the other person...
Do therapists get bored at seeing human nature repeat itself so often? To the patient, their lives are unique. To the doctor, it's just another in a stack of "same shit, different day?"

Quotes from books - Yes Please

I decided to start blogging the passages I highlight while reading. May not be anything significant, may just touch me in some way. I may choose to explain why I highlighted it, or I may not.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Decide what your currency is early. Let go of what you will never have. People who do this are happier and sexier.
Tell the story [of your birth] every year on your birthday until you know it by heart. (My husband loves for his mother to call him on his birthday and tell him the story.)
'Guilt is an intersection.' Getting out of it means making a choice and moving forward.
'Divorce is always good news because no good marriage has ever ended in divorce.' (Phil Collins may disagree.)
Gone are the days (hopefully) when you take everything personally and internalize everyone's behavior.
(Regarding rock concerts) Now I just want to sit down and have someone perform my five favorite songs while I eat a light dinner and receive a simultaneous pedicure.

10 months in a few lines

July 2015 was a turning point. I made some admissions, sought some assistance, and made some significant change. It did turn out ok and for the better, despite my worst-case scenario expectations.

I'm 9 months into a new job. Still getting comfortable with things, but happy to be in a much more positive environment. I laugh again. I am reminded daily that I am helping people, albeit in an indirect way. The end result isn't helping someone earn money to maintain their boat or buy a new SUV.

I'm able to think without being overwhelmed. This is big, and very relieving.

I can finally reach "calm" again.