Saturday, January 31, 2009

Finally some time to read and post

The good news is that Mom has been moved from the ICU to a step-down unit. The bad news is that the transition was rocky and she got little sleep and is very tired and uncomfortable today. The good news is that she does not want company- so I have a whole day at home when I should be doing about a million things that have fallen behind due to sickness, grades, Mom and life in general, but since I am exhausted I am rather going to spend the day reading, maybe stitching, and catching up on all the blogs I read and on this one. (How's *that* for a run-on sentence? Sister Joanna is up in heaven cringing right now, lol!)

As you can see, the amaryllis is still growing- this is such a little thing but it is really making me happy.

On the topic of being happy......

I found a really interesting blog this morning, The Happiness Project. I have not had time to read nearly as much of it yet as I want to, but so far I am REALLY liking it. It doesn't seem to be something about being "happy" as in "life is all fun" or "I am in such a good mood all the time" silly kind of happy, but rather about living life in such a way that you are content with your efforts to be good and successful at your goals and things like that. I've been working at those kinds of things for a number of years now- a function of age, maybe?- and I am looking forward to following this blog. I put it on my sidebar because it is something I want to keep returning to, and maybe you will also.

Another thing I found while strolling around the Internet today was this fun list at Anna's (Stitchbitch) blog. So, here's my version:

Things you’ve already done: bold-had to swtich to red, the bold wasn't showing
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to - leave in plain font

1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band
4. visited Hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to Disneyworld
8. climbed a mountain
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped
12. visited Paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. taught yourself an art from scratch
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning
17. walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. grown your own vegetables
19. seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. slept on an overnight train
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch hiked
23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. built a snow fort
25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping
27. run a marathon
28. ridden a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. seen Niagara Falls in person
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an Amish community
36. taught yourself a new language
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen Michelangelo’s David in person
41. sung karaoke
42. seen Old Faithful (geyser) erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. visited Africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. had your portrait painted
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. been to the top of the Eiffel tower in Paris- I've been to the bottom but I don't like heights! Maybe next time I'll be braver.
51. gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theater
55. been in a movie
56. visited the Great Wall of China
57. started a business
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited Russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold Girl Scout cookies
62. gone whale watching
63. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood
65. gone sky diving
66. visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a check
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favorite childhood toy
70. visited the Lincoln memorial
71. eaten caviar
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in Times Square
74. toured the Everglades
75. been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the guard in London
77. broken a bone
78. been on a speeding motorcycle
79. seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. published a book
81. visited the Vatican
82. bought a brand new car
83. walked in Jerusalem
84. had your picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire bible
86. visited the White House
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox
89. saved someone’s life
90. sat on a jury
91. met someone famous
92. joined a book club
93. lost a loved one
94. had a baby
95. seen the Alamo in person
96. taken a road trip
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee
100. met the love of your life

That is enough for one post. There will probably be a couple more this weekend- having time to read and relax is such a strange feeling!


Lisa L. said...

Glad to hear that your mom is doing better. And your bulb is sprouting! Yay!

Suzanne said...

What a pretty color of green your bulb is showing. I wonder what color the flower will be???? Glad to hear your mom is out of ICU. I've copied your list and going to put it on my personal BLOG Life Out My Window...I haven't put anything there for quite a while its time........

Shirley said...

The list of dones and haven'ts is being found on more blogs. I love it that your plant is growing!!!

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