2011.02.26 Snow, snow, go away

Snow, you are pretty, 
but I will be happier if I do not see you again for a long time.

And, finally . . . hello!



Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
Robert J. Sawyer, Calculating God (science fiction novel, 2000)

There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)


2011.02.19 Recent accomplishments

My comforter was pieced last winter:
And now, I've finished the edging:
The winter photos are hung in the hallway:
And, Theresa removed the old wallpaper from the entry and replaced it with this:


2011.02.16 Quote

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Carl W. Buechner


2011.02.12 Laundry baskets and feet

Taken while watching television:
After folding laundry, an empty basket:
Yes, these stools (hello!) are meant for climbing; they were just set here temporarily:


2011.02.11 FYI jan is in Haiti

Read this:  jan is in Haiti.  Follow her here ~ little haitians, little hats, lots of hope

2011.02.11 FYI Dumb Little Man - Watching television

Read this:  Make watching television more productive ~ Dumb Little Man 09/30/2010

My additions:  skim a magazine, clear out last year's files, make new file folder
                       labels for this year's files, crochet, sew (including repair work), draw,
                       craft (huge selection for this), polish fingernails or toenails, text, . . .


2011.02.09 Quote

Is reading worth the time investment when so much is forgotten? John Piper says yes. 

In a message long ago (July 12, 1981) he said this:
What I have learned from about twenty-years of serious reading is this:It is sentences that change my life, not books. What changes my life is some new glimpse of truth, some powerful challenge, some resolution to a long-standing dilemma, and these usually come concentrated in a sentence or two. I do not remember 99% of what I read, but if the 1% of each book or article I do remember is a life-changing insight, then I don’t begrudge the 99%.


2011.02.05 Ice and more ice

Vince took a pair of old boots and added screws in the soles so I can walk to work on the ice.
They are terrific, no slipping.

Faces on the over-the-air digital TV antenna:


2011.02.04 FYI jan - EXCITING UPDATE!

Read this:  beh-teh-leh-ku-ewedehalehu

jan and Greg are in the adoption process again!  Woo hoo!
The blog title means "i love you big" in Amharic which is the language
of the Amhara of North Central Ethiopia.

2011.02.04 FYI The Earth from Above

Read this:  The Earth from Above ~ photos ~ Just Paste It


2011.02.02 Groundhog Day! and Quote

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein