Monday, September 24, 2007

MM 9/24/2007

Happy Fall!

Hooray! It's finally here. All of you know by now, this is my favorite time of year. The cold front that moved through, with just enough rain, really put me in the mood. For what you ask? Cooler weather, soft sweaters, cream soups, changing leaves and fires to keep us warm. What about you, what is your favorite season and why?

Dave is in Anaheim until next Monday so it is just me, Colton, and Mason. Between work, school, homework, writing projects, exercise, and everything else that seems to dominate my days, it will seem like I blinked my eyes, and Dave will be home.

For now, it is the start of a busy week and I am off and running. I hope you make the most of each day this week and I will see you on Monday. I love this quote. I try to live by this philosophy. I hope you enjoy it and take a moment to really take it in. Think about it and ask yourself if you agree.

Lots of love,

Kathy

"That's why mental happiness is more important than physical comfort. Physical comfort comes from the material. But material facilities cannot provide you with peace of mind. … When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, 'Oh yes—I already have everything that I really need."
— The Dalai Lama

Monday, September 17, 2007

MM 9/17/2007

Happy Monday and I think this is the last "official" week of summer.

Did you have a good weekend? We did. Saturday was the night of Auburn's big street party, the Black and White Ball. It was James Bond themed for the year, 2007, 007, get it? It was not a great theme for costumes because it was not easy to duplicate some of the most famous Bond characters. Dave did a great job as Emilio Largo and I was a 60s go-go dancer. It was fun. Roberta and Steve came from San Jose, and Mike from Alameda. Most ball goers were true to the party name and just dressed in black and white. Sunday, Dave made us a big breakfast and the rest of the day was for lounging.

I now want to comment on a realization I had this weekend and see if any of you have had similar experiences. I am sure you have all heard the phrase "first a whisper, than a shout, and then a brick." If you have not, it refers to the messages that the universe, or God, or just our inner voices (whichever you believe), sends us about what to do in any given situation. The whisper is that feeling you get, that nagging sensation that makes you think twice but usually, you go ahead as planned. The shout is the event that happens that appears to be a nuisance, something going wrong, but, you still go ahead. The brick is the trouble, that if you had known was coming your way with the whisper, you would have changed course all together. As a younger woman, I had to get to the brick step over and over on the same issue. This weekend, I got to the shout step, and boy did it impact me. My point is that, as I get older, it takes less to make me rethink my course of action. I guess this is not such a big realization, since as we grow and mature, we pay attention and realize that "it" can happen to us. "It" can be anything from an auto accident, to infidelity, to an untimely death.

So with that, listen to the whispers, don't worry about changing your plans and have a great week! Lots of love!

Kathy

"As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around."
Oprah

Monday, September 10, 2007

MM 9/10/2007

Hi Friends,

I am late, late, late! Today was not at all what I had planned and certainly not the kind of day I wanted to occupy my time. Before I even got out the door to get Mason to school, Dave called to tell me he had been in an auto accident. He is okay, but suffering from whiplash. Hopefully, it is just sore muscles, but as many of you know, you don't know until a few days have past. He was rear ended while stopped and it appears his truck is totaled . I am very grateful that it wasn't more serious and even more thankful that he wasn't driving the Miata.

With that, I have to run, I'm still trying to catch up! Have a great week and I will be in touch next week.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

MM 9/4/2007

Happy Fall!

Is it official, can I say "fall?" I think the first day of fall is later, September 23, but it is after Labor day so that means summer is officially over. It is my prediction that with the mild weather we had all summer, that we are in for a very warm fall. We shall see!

As usual, Dave was at his game convention this last weekend and Colton was with his mom. That left Mason and I to our own devices. We went to the video and grocery stores on Friday night to set up our weekend. Saturday we watched movies and ate junk food. It was a rare occasion that "anything goes" as far as food and meals. Mason liked that! Sunday we ran some errands and later we cooked hot dogs and smores in the back yard. We tried to sleep outside, but like last time, the dog was not having it! Monday we washed the cars, (more like played in the hose) and then when Colton and Dave got home, we had friends over for dinner.

Dave was home for just over 15 hours and he is off again. He will be in Ventura until Sunday. It is a good thing I can keep this family in line all by myself! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend, too. Think about today's motivator and ask yourself what you could do if only you didn't know you couldn't. Have a great week and I'll see you next Monday.

Lots of love,

Kathy

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.