~Living a life of sophisticated domestication deep in the heart of Texas~

Thursday, March 17, 2011

This isn't at all about St. Patrick's day, but....

.....it's about me, doing a bit of light thinking about life these days.

Japan: It would be wrong for me to skip over this topic. In fact, it should be the most important topic any of us discuss these days. I can't even imagine what goes on in the hearts and minds of the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. What they're going to do in order to find some normalcy in their lives is beyond my comprehension.
What really gets to me, just as much as the heart-wrenching stories and images is what so many have to say as to the 'why' of what happened. For some reason there are those who are compelled to slap a 'reason' on the situation. It's either God giving a big warning to a population who, as a whole, don't worship Him, or it's Ma Nature fighting back and grabbing people by the short hairs, doing some saber-rattling. Either one of those ideas seems rather preposterous to me, seeing that Japan sits on one end of the Ring of Fire and the Earth has a tendency to rearrange continental plates from time to time. Things move and shift and rattle, because that's what a planet does. At least this one.
Vocation versus Avocation: Or, work to play and play to work. Or work and play at the same time. I read on another blog.... (that shall remain nameless, not because I'm jealous of it or anything, but because I can't remember what the name of it is and don't want to sort through my blog list on my favorites right now. Honestly).... Hey, did you read that sentence in one long breath, because that's how I typed it...eyeroll...As I was saying, I read that there are more than a few "tests" one can use in order to measure success potential for a new business (ad)venture. You all have no doubt heard that the main thing is, "love what you do/do what you love." Ummm, I'm not sure people are going to want to pay us for doing that, but you get the gist of what I'm saying. ;+) Food for thought, though. That's been on our minds lately, and has made for some pretty interesting discussion. We have our goals and dreams, and I guess something can be said for the fact that they remain the same. Are we closer to achieving them? I don't know, except to say that we've accomplished some things and have gotten some Big Deal Stuff out of the way, which is good. And the big things that we did were on The Dream List, aamof.
The day-to-day: In this case, I'm thinking that settling into somewhat of a routine is going to be a good thing for us. Not a rut, but a routine. There's a difference. :+) It's nice to see the evenings be longer, but since we changed the clocks I've noticed it's dark in the mornings when I wake up for the first time, and that's different. Spring is here, complete with birds and blooms all over the place, and I love it. I know, I probably said the same thing last year, and the year before that. :+) Hey, the mockingbirds arrived! I don't know where they go when they're not here, but it sure was fun to see them on the neighbor's back gate, harrassing Mortimer, their cat. It's not really named Mortimer, but I can't ever remember that cat's name and don't want to bother Sir, who is working.
Time to go see about dinner. Thanks for dropping by......

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