Monday, September 28, 2009

the crazy's made me do it!

So Monday has just started. I really dislike Monday's. I should put that on my list of things to work on. What are good things about Monday's? I will have to think about it.

Journal Juju-
"We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression." Confucius.

To me this is an obvious quote in it's meaning, as someone who has delt with depression in many different forms over the years it can overtake you and submerse your in a haze of darkness if you let it. It can colour your ever choice and view. I guess the key is not to let it get that bad.

I am enjoying the fall rain right now. Reminds me of a good Oregon day.

Friday, September 25, 2009

I'm with Marshmallow.....

Today I am fairly certain I've lost my mind once again! But in a good way! I can laugh about it!

So I was trying to find a lid to a sippy cup in the upper cabinet which is the hidden location of the mini colored marshmallows! So they all come tumbling down on me and I am swarmed by the little marshmallow monsters! They gobble up the poor fallen marshmallow heroes by the handful! Yelling "MARSHMALGrummblegrummblegrummblefullmouthLLLOOOOOOOWSSSSSS!" Now I have two very happy hyper monsters on my hands. I think they should dress up as Marshmallows for Halloween. Can't you see it now.... Rainbow wig on, big puffy outfits, and written on their shirts, I'm with Marshmallow and an arrow pointing to the other!

So anyways! It's been a while since I've written, I am going to try to do better at that.

Today's Toast of the day!
Here's to feeling like 'a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.' (William Faulkner)

It's the day William Faulkner was born! (In 1897)

It's also Barbra Walters Birthday too! (Born 1931)

Journal Juju:
Barbara Walters said, "To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling." I am trying to recall times in which I have felt or feel valued. Being a stay at home mom I have to admit that there is usually more times then not that I don't feel valued. At least compared to when I was working full time. My check made me feel valued every month, my co-workers made me feel valued. I really liked to make people smile. I was always the one bringing in cookies or treats for the guys (And girls if there had been any!). I feel valued when I do something I can see makes a difference to the people around me. When I know the hard work I put into my day makes life easier for others. Though I am in a fairly good space at the moment and I feel valued knowing my children can't put socks on their own hands without me! And then I wouldn't have cute-little-one-handed-sock-marshmallow-monsters around me!

I am making a point of trying to be in the moment as much as possible. Which is not always an easy thing to do. But it's like riding a roller-coaster. Be in the moment, breath, and let out a good yell every once and a while.