Friday, September 24, 2004

In sort of a punk mood today. The vertigo/dizzy thing returned and it is slower going away this time. Major inconvenience. It seems tied to hormones, but maybe not... it might be a Potassium thing. I think that because it seems better after I get more potassium via orange juice or something similar. Leaning towards the thinking that this is part of the problem.

What it means for my real life is that while I might not mind puttering away on the computer, etc. this time of year needs to be high gear for me..... and I am presently spinning my wheels in bouts of vertigo. Blah.

Oh well. I find myself saying alot lately, Oh well!

Still learning things about the stock market. AS always, it's when everyone else is full of the scarey stories: the market is in a downturn, don't buy stocks. I've been in the lower economic demographic for a long time.... I don't know if that makes me more worried about risk or more of a risktaker. But I have to try to make some income in one way or another. I get more scared of the job market, actually.

If I ever make any money, maybe I will think about getting my own domain for my garden page... now that is thinking big :)

I feel like Sarah in some ways... you know how she laughed when God promised her a son? It's like the dream is so big that you laugh , like oh that would be wonderful....but can I dream that big? That is how I am when I think that I could do a business or actually get my life together, or not be struggling financially. I sort of believe it, but I sort of LOL, you know?
Anyway. We have our new school books now, so the children are sticking pretty close to a school schedule.

The house is two thirds done in the painting renovation. Hopefully I will feel physically good enough to repair the gardens this week. And do my fall cleaning... with the waxing/buffing floors stuff. What a wimp I am. I sort of wilt just thinking about it. But it has to get done... and there ain't no one else to do it....

It isn't really these little things, it's that I made decisions to go ahead with some very challenging things. Like get the house remodeled for my Mom to move in next year. That is so major, I need to just focus on day to day. There is lots more, but I am not putting anything online about it yet.

Seeing things in writing.... sometimes it is hard to list everything in writing and look at it. This is where my own type of cowardice is revealed. But I know that what I normally do with this is to bind up the midsection with duty and fortitude and go ahead just 'cause it's got to be done. Doesn't matter how personally scared I get. Just do the deed, dude.

Anyway, that's where I am at. At the moment.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

I was writing in my other blogs and almost felt there were pixies throwing in the typos...but I know it is just because I am so tired. I am finally finishing up the stock market stuff for the executor responsibilites. I only need to get some of the important papers off for the taxes and I can take a breather.

I think I can take a breather...sometimes I fool myself.

Probably defending my mind from myself or something..... heh.

Well...sorry old spicey tea blog, but I am plumb written out. This is all for now.

Monday, September 06, 2004

One of the best gifts I ever got for one of my kids was a little screen bug house. I have a child who is interested in all things "nature" and she was always collecting insects and things, so I came across a nice size bug house and bought it for her. She uses it all the time, although some of the living things have met an early demise, at times. I try to remind her to let things go, after a reasonable observation time.

We have butterfly nets, and that provides some entertainment, but the bug house has been the best and most used contraption of its kind.

Magnifying glasses are also very useful, along with identification books.

Not every child is engrossed with these types of activities, but most have an interest in finding out more about their world. It competes with athletic activities in outdoor time.

Organizing the various collections of rocks, seeds, shells and other such things are sometimes part of building my childrens interests. I have never been the best at organizing, but my children seem to really like such things that go along with that, such as scrap booking.

That is something else I was really glad I started with them, but it does go over much better with the girls than the boys. I think I will have to spring for a digital camera for my older son to have an interest.