It's all about finding the calm in the chaos. ~ Donna Karan I love that quote, and aspire to live so intentionally that I find pockets of calm throughout my day like Easter Eggs, although re-reading the quote makes me wonder, "What was Donna talking about before she said 'It's'?" We assume she means life, … Continue reading My Day 2!
Simple is good. ~ Jim Henson
It's not easy being Green. ~ Kermit the Frog Is that so, Kermit? I'm guessing being encased in all that plastic can't help. Definitely doesn't look biodegradable. What are you doing in there, anyway?
"I believe it's high time some of our young ladies step up. Silence may keep the men in your life in line, ladies, and keep them guessing as to what they did wrong, but it won't break any glass ceilings. Volunteers? Yes, Celine-Marie?" "Teacher, I couldn't decide which photo to use, so I submitted all … Continue reading Breaking the Silence
"Good morning, students." "Good morning, Teacher!" "Oh my... Such enthusiasm! Delightful! Are you ready to present your assignments?" (crickets) "I see... Don't be timid, chickens! Share your image, tell us the song, then explain.... Oh me oh my. I've forgotten all the rules. Can anyone remember? Billy Bobby Joe? I see you desperately waving your … Continue reading Pictures. Trees. Parks. Families.
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. ~ Mark Twain I didn't have time for even a short post, so I quoted someone long dead. ~ Camp Host Chad Here's a symbolic visual of my day: In this scenario, I think the water is everything that … Continue reading My Day!
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Plato I've personally faced some employment challenges lately (which are much different than "challenges at my place of employment" - although, I faced those recently too), but that drought ended Monday. As I spread my good news around, I am strongly reminded of … Continue reading Turtle Chases Shark
I like it here in this beautiful place! ~ Small Boy on Cave Tour Get me out of this creepy place! ~ Grown Woman on Cave Tour "This place" might not be for everyone. If you like the idea of riding a train deep into the earth and touring one of the largest known cave … Continue reading Slovenia: Cave & Castle & Cake
If a race car driver focuses on the wall, he’s going to hit the wall. Focus on where you want to go. ~ Julianne Hough, advising a contestant on Dancing with the Stars Apparently, a rule that applies to race car drivers and ballroom dancers also applies to writing this blog. Thanks to Campfire Tales … Continue reading Where You Want to Go
A grownup is a child with layers on. ~ Woody Harrelson To make a full-blooded puff pastry, you need time, you need patience, and you need precision. It's all about the lamination: it's all about building up the layers of butter, dough, butter, dough; as the butter melts, it creates steam, and that brings up … Continue reading What Layers Mean to Me