Living with intention…or not

Go. Now.
July 4, 2010, 3:51 pm
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Okay, this blog has been declared dead. Go here for a new idea and a fresh start.


December 26, 2008, 9:52 pm
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My friend Catie sent me this wonderful assortment of Christmas treats, and, as you can see, we quickly tore into the spiced nuts. Dee-lish!

I’m enjoying the post-Christmas calm, and this surprise package added a sparkle to the day.

Catie is the best. And not just because she sent me treats!

Meme List
December 16, 2008, 6:45 pm
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I don’t usually do these, but what the heck? Bold type means that I’ve done it.

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 Disneyland
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 in 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
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at 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
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. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
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 (laid off, really)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards 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. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else’s blog to your own

Now you try it!

Impossible [Project 365 #4]
October 29, 2008, 9:15 pm
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Hall o’ art

Originally uploaded by Mary’s pics

To be honest, I should’ve taken a picture of poop to describe today. The rundown: an AM greeting of three blops of cat vomit, ice balls pelting the car on the way to work, a frazzled blast of little crises the minute I stepped into my office, impossible knotted projects piled onto my (full) plate, the finger from another driver on the way home (why???). Poop. Pure and unadulterated.

In an effort to shake the sourness, we headed to the downtown art museum to see “Man On Wire,” about Philippe Petit. In 1974, he rigged a wire between the Twin Towers, 1350 feet above the ground, then danced back and forth on it for 45 minutes. Impossible, it seemed. But no, it wasn’t.

Lesson learned.

July 15, 2008, 7:19 pm
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All is benign.

Suddenly, my annoying day seems much less annoying.

Boo & Balloon
June 22, 2008, 9:42 am
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Boo & Balloon

Originally uploaded by Mary’s pics

About Boo and the balloon…all Fred’s doing. Boo is, of course, perplexed. As am I.

Excedrin, I love thee. I’ve been trying to shrink a massive migraine since yesterday afternoon with no success. Even Imitrex wouldn’t kick it. Just took an Excedrin and I think it may do the trick. Should’ve taken this much sooner. My stomach will probably be all riled up because of it, but at this point, I’ll take it.

Work is insane this summer. (Why do I always think that I’ll be able to dig into all kinds of projects??) Summer research kids are the nicest kids on campus (I may be biased), but there’s just SO MANY of them. And the needing stuff never ends. I’m panting and sweaty by the end of the day. Taking tomorrow off, though, so for now, all is calm.

It’s probably good that I’m busy as it gives me less time to think about my dad’s upcoming endoscopic ultrasound. He has a lesion/cyst on/in his pancreas that needs a closer look, and quite frankly, this keeps me up at night. I don’t like to hear the words “lesion” and “pancreas” in the same sentence. Could be nothing. Could be something. I guess we’ll know more after July 8th.

Today…a walk, some groceries, the patio. Exhale.

Can spring be far behind?
March 1, 2008, 4:21 pm
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Remember these?Originally uploaded by Mary’s pics

If there are baseball sundae bowls in our dish drainer, can spring be far behind? Ummmm…yup.

We’re in the middle of a squall. And it’s been squalling since last night. No shortage of squalls here in central NY. So spring? Not looking good. (Spring’s sort of over-rated anyway. We’ll deal.)

Dinner tonight: Baked ziti with homemade meatballs. And awesomely fresh Italian bread straight from the bakery. It’s the perfect dinner to weather the storm.

Let it snow.