Friday, March 30, 2012

New Ways

Do you ever stop to think that we spend most of our lives with some kind of audio input?  We are either watching tv or a video...or we have the radio on, are listening to an ipod or talking on the cellphone.  I am experimenting with silence in the car....turning off the radio and either singing or just being quiet.  

Yesterday was my second day of this on my commute to work.  It was an amazing difference.  The world outside my car became brighter...more in focus.   I noticed several interesting things that I would't usually notice.   I saw a man walk around a corner to find his truck covered with several ravens and he waved them off.  I noticed pedestrians on their way to work and thought about them....where they were going and what they might be thinking.   I think it makes me a better driver at the least. 

But, my mind also came up with important internal conversations that I think I usually drown out with electronic stimulus.  I thought about the fine line between supporting/encouraging your loved ones and controlling/expecting something from them. 

Now I just have to find a way to off the tv.   There is very little that I enjoy on tv, yet I watch it daily in the evenings...I think just to create a mindless time of rest after the workday.  There must be a better way to relax.   You will say I should read, which would be great but I need to get buy in from my husband.   Actually, he sometimes opts to read in the evenings and I am the one who doesn't.  I think my long years of tv have made it harder for me to keep my attention on a book.  Maybe I need to learn to crochet....a nice soothing restful task perhaps.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I'm getting free

♫ I'm getting free of all demanding
To have things my own way.
I don't have to control you,
it's not worth the price I pay.
I'm learning how to love,
I don't have to force my way.
I'm learning how to love my life,
more and more each day. ♫

Monday, March 26, 2012

My favorite Easter funnie!


It's time for total silliness!  Time for Peeps!  I have collected some funny peeps pictures over the years.  Here are my favorites.   My hats off to the creative minds that came up with these.

                                          The Peepsons

                                                       Marching for World Peeps

                                                            Peeps and Peppers             

                                                                  Jiffy Peeps

                                                  No Country for Old Peeps

                                                              Your Peeps on Drugs

                                                           Peep Show

                                                          Peeping Tom



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