Friday, November 28, 2008


Despite my own intentions I have been so busy with shop stuff I haven't had time or brain to post a proper Thanksgiving meditation here, so I'll just link to the other one I wrote.

Had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner yesterday with about thirty people -- quite a mob! But the food was good and much fun was had by all. A little crowded but we all managed. Then home, at which point I worked until 3AM straight., not the smartest thing I've ever done. But better than Walmart! Especially after the incident in Long Island this morning, which horrified me. Go and look it up, I don't want to cope with so much as looking at the article again. :/

As Grandmere has reason to say far too often,

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Prayer for the day from

This and this alone is true religion:
To serve thy brethren.

This is sin above all other sin:
To harm thy brethren.

In such faith is happiness.
In lack of it is misery and pain.

Blessed be he who swerveth not
aside from this straight path.

Blessed is he whose life is lived thus
ceaselessly in serving God.

Bearing others' burdens and so alone
is life, true life, to be attained.

Nothing is hard to him who,
casting self aside, thinks only this:

How may I serve my fellow man?

tulsidas -- 16th century -- Translation by Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A thought...

I saw a bumper sticker today that I love:

You don't have to be dead to go towards the light

I could go on and on about the deeper meaning of this, but I really don't think I have to. It says it all.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Slightly frantic about the economy and a complete lack of recent sales.

On the other hand, MacGyver cookie recipe makes me happy.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

* yawns *

So what with one thing and another, I haven't been sleeping so much.

But things are at least quiet (if not settled) between the three of us, and Barack Obama won, and Chocolate's paw is looking a lot better, and I have cleaned my apartment to a point where I'm really happy with it, and I'm making refried beans for dinner.

So what with one thing and another, it's sorta okay.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Life

Tonight, after not sleeping the night before and spending most of the day in a terrified haze, Tim and Ray and I had the sort of conversation in which I spent most of the time I wasn't talking praying 'God, please please please help me not to say something completely dumbassed'.

Where does this leave us? I'm not entirely sure. I don't think any of us are. There was good talking. There were revelations. There were decisions, only sort of.

And now, I am exhausted beyond belief, and going to bed.