I almost didn’t do this meme. It came at a time when I was largely preoccupied with our oldest son and couldn’t bring myself to think about, let alone write about, anything “random”. But after a day or two I actually found it to be a welcome distraction. I was tagged by a wonderful blog friend, Jessica, whose blog was mysteriously removed the next day. [Cue Twilight Zone soundtrack.] So I’m not linking to her because it will take you to a black hole. Or some other void. But not her wonderful blog. Until they find it again. (p.s. After I wrote this, I saw she's back up, so you can now find her here.)
Before I begin, I need to send you my warmest and most sincere thanks for all the hopeful, insightful comments on Monday’s post. I honestly felt carried by all of your prayers. Such power. Thank you. (Which sounds very thin and weak compared to how I actually feel. But they are all the words I have.)
And now on to shallower things...but things that kept me going nonetheless...
I am time challenged. I live in utter oblivion to the clock and the passage of time. This allows me to work on my paintings and projects for hours on end, and makes simple things like getting the children off to school on time a near impossibility. It takes Herculean strength and superhuman determination for me to get to one event on time. Which is an exhausting way to live, day in and day out. My only comfort is a knowledge that there is no time as we know it in the eternities. So when (if?) I get to heaven, I’ll fit right in. And the rest of you will be nervously checking your non-existent watches. :)
I think pantyhose and high heels were created by evil misogynists in a subtle effort to torture women. I think Spandex and Lycra were invented as kindly compensations for such cruelty.
I am a true moderate. Which means that my liberal artist/activist friends probably think I’m too conservative, while my church and neighborhood friends likely view me as a liberal. I, of course, am mostly right. :) And will doggedly continue to challenge both sides.
I am not interested in being blog famous...or any other kind of famous, for that matter. I am mostly interested (in any arena) in sharing insights, building relationships, and striving for excellence in my little corner of the universe.
Fresh cilantro is a food of the Gods. The purpose of its existence here on earth is to sprinkle on ordinary earth food to give us an inkling of what heaven tastes like. Ditto fresh basil and fresh rosemary. In that order.
I am a closet nerd. Or maybe an all-out public one. I love word games like Boggle and Scrabble. And I win. To the point that no one will play with me any more. So I play online, late at night, when the house is quiet.
I am so tired I fell asleep at a stop light today. All the way to sleep. Like I woke up and all the cars ahead of me were long gone. Scary!
Jeff’s web series is also airing on YouTube now. I don’t know about you, but I had a hard time loading the one from the other link. So try the YouTube version. It loads a lot faster and plays a lot cleaner. And then of course vote that you "digg it" or leave a comment, or...
And thank you again for all the comments, emails, and prayers the past few days. They mean the world to me...and then some. Please continue.