DING*DING*DING! Those of you who took a stab were absolutely right about the white object being a child's shoelace keeper. For some reason, I remember them most on the twins' shoes -- I guess four feet at a time with jingle bells affixed made more of an impression than just two! There isn't much of a need for lace-keepers these days, as kids' shoes with laces aren't the norm.
January 4, 2007
Comfort in Dedication
Scorpio Daily Horoscope
You may feel the weight of your many obligations more intensely than usual today. A bountiful agenda can overwhelm you before your day even begins, as visions of long hours and fatigue can discourage and dismay you. Yet your overall mood is likely one of hardworking dedication that provides you with the motivation you need to keep going. This faith in the value of devotion can lead you to a wonderful revelation that makes subsequent busy days seem less daunting. Specifically, you may discover today, while going about your duties, that you can now clearly see the positive effects each has on your personal and professional lives. This knowledge can inspire you to immerse yourself wholeheartedly in your responsibilities.
Key words: weight, obligations, intensely, bountiful, overwhelm, visions, discourage, dismay, hardworking, dedication, motivation, faith, devotion, wonderful, revelation, busy, discover, duties, clearly, positive, knowledge, inspire, immerse, wholeheartedly, responsibilities.
Good grief, what else is there besides laundry? It pretty much sums up how I've been feeling since the new year, though. I wonder, too, if part of my feeling unsettled is due to the weird weather. I'm still grappling with maintaining focus, at any rate, so it's going to be a list today -- a laundry list of recent keepers, if you will.
-> My friend Vicki Forman is writing a column called Special Needs Mama at Literary Mama. Vicki says, "I have spent the past year writing a book about our family's experience raising Evan and our life since the twins were born six years ago. Out of that book came the idea for a column, 'Special Needs Mama,' which will narrate some of the daily truths that arise from being Evan's mother." I hope you have time to read Vicki's column, and to explore the site, 'specially if you're a mama.
-> Angie's blogging. You remember Angie -- I dedicated a post to her a while back. (I guess I didn't frighten her none.) She's blogging about her life in the country, cooking, remodeling -- even knitting -- at Purling Oaks. Go say an encouraging word; I'm sure she's sick of hearing from only me.
-> If you haven't heard about Rachael and her amazing Run-A-Go-Go idea, you've surely just emerged from under a rock. It coincides perfectly with my shiny, brand new as of New Year's Day YMCA membership, so I decided to use it. Yesterday, I walked about 2 miles on the track -- and at a pretty good pace for a while -- plus had orientation on the circuit equipment. I'll enjoy the machines a lot -- I liked using the machines at Curves, and they were powder-puff in comparison. I do need new shoes -- that's on the agenda for the weekend.
-> Ali will soon start training for her new job, much closer to school/dorm! Not wanting to buck the current trend amongst my offspring, she will remain a barista in her new job.
-> I've been knitting a little, reading a little, decluttering a little, doing a little laundry a little. Ack. I hope it snows soon.