Thursday, April 27, 2006

These Things are Darn Addictive...

You Are a Boston Creme Donut

You have a tough exterior. No one wants to mess with you.
But on the inside, you're a total pushover and completely soft.
You're a traditionalist, and you don't change easily.
You're likely to eat the same doughnut every morning, and pout if it's sold out.

Reading back over some old blogs last night, it seems that my spring health issues have caused me to lose my sense of humor. Tragic! Nothing a donut quiz can't fix.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Completely Frivolous....

No intellectual merit whatsoever...

You Are 50% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!

Comment away. :)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

It's Spring Somewhere

It may be rainy today, but it's still spring.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


What is it with me and suddenly getting so sick? So, it seemed like the fibromyalgia passed and then I got hit with a spring cold. It started last Wednesday and I was down for the count from Thursday to Monday. I've still got a charming wet hacking cough and my nose occasionally spontaneously combusts.

So, I was hiding at home and ignoring the rest of the world (how many West Wing DVDs can you watch in a row anyway?). When I reimmerged on Monday I discovered two things.

1. It's spring. The magnolia treas are bluming. Whoo hoo! I love spring. Now it's time to get out the camera and start capturing some of this beauty.

2. There clearly was some catastrophic event somewhere in the world to cut off the entire supply of oil. The price went up 50 cents a gallon while I was gone. WHAT?? And the reason seems to be mumble mumble mumble Iran mumble mumble stuff mumble mumble... What happened while I was gone? I swear I was still keeping up with the news.

I'm hoping to be back to 100% again. I'm tired of being the girl without a brain!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy Easter!

Yes, I know - a couple of hours early. I was out this afternoon and discovered that while I've been hiding at home with a cold, spring has arrived. The magnolia trees are blooming (one of my favorite signs of spring) and everything seems neon green.

This is an interesting Easter for me. It's the first time I've "given up" something for Lent. Growing up I always thought that was a Catholic thing, but I've been learning a lot this year and decided the time was right. I've learned a lot of both spiritual and practical lessons.

Practically I've learned that our whole society revolves around sugar. Seriously. It's in everything - medicines, pasta sauce, juice... the list goes on and on. We also seem to organize so much about what we do around caffeine and sugar. Every work meeting seems to come with cookies and coffee. Every church activity revolves around sugar and caffeine. Even juices often have added sugar. I've also learned how few vegetarian options there are out there. And memo to work - a tuna sandwich is NOT vegetarian.

Spiritually I've learned not to keep putting things off until I'm perfect or until I'm sure I'll succeed. That's sooooo not the point. I had tried doing this several other times for medical or weight reasons and failed miserably. Yet, this time I didn't feel like I was deprived. I spent more time celebrating what I could eat.

I also learned that a lot happens when you're not looking. I was fretting that I hadn't spent the time in prayer that I should have been. Yet now I realize how much I've grown over the 5 weeks. Spiritual adventures rock!

For a long time I couldn't figure out why people would fast. Seemed like something who's time had passed. It's nice to know I still have a lot to learn.

Unfortunately, the end of lent is messed up with a bad cold. I haven't been able to focus on Holy Week because I haven't been able to focus at all. I'm hoping for a fast overnight recovery so I can celebrate Easter Morning in style (hint - it will start with Earl Grey tea with milk and honey).

So, Happy Easter! And here's to new traditions and making the season more meaningful.

Monday, April 03, 2006

The Bono Hymnal??

So, U2 songs are going to eventually be part of every hymnal? An April Fools Day joke?

Don't get me wrong, I love U2 (and Bono), but I'm going to have to give "Bono as a prophet" and U2 as the only music in churches a little thought.

See for yourselves and let me know your thoughts...