So while I got sick and was unable to go back to Seattle as scheduled, this means I get to spend Mother's Day with my mom.
For the first time in five years.
When no one else is there to listen, and when I feel my worst, my cats can always make it better.
Like how they're doing it right now.
there's a house being redone, entirely, across from mine. (i live in part of a house i rent from someone and i call it an apartment, but i'm in a very suburban neighborhood).
usually when i leave for work in the morning, there's some loud, crazy, obnoxious music blasting from the workmen over there.
yesterday morning when i went outside, it was u2's 'beautiful day.'
u2 is my favorite band, and that song never fails to get me to smile.
didn't hurt that the biggest guy on that work crew was belting it at the top of his lungs, either. ;)
Being full in terms of physical sensations - sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings - is to be full of worldly food; but being filled with the highest joy - which comes from a peaceful mind free from the disturbance of sense-object - is to be full of the food of the Dhamma.
i've been trying to lose weight.
i lost three pounds.
I just thought I would post here that I'm considering buying a six month old, wire haired, black and tan miniature dachshund named Pork Chop. I just got his picture today and I'm going to go meet him tomorrow. He is the cutest thing ever.
... there is a pond a block from my office.
it's full of turtles.
i love turtles.
last count, there were 18.
this makes my day infinitely better.
I forget these things sometimes.
The boss, me and two colleagues drove out to lunch today. We started to turn into a side lane when we were nearly t-boned (a word I picked up from Ali and Mila) by a car driving too fast on the second lane.
Thankfully, the other driver had good brakes because for 2 seconds, I was staring at the radiator grill and bumper of some BMW SUV out of the sedan window. If the other driver had not braked, the boss and I would have gotten hit. I wasn't wearing the seat belt because I was the back seat passenger.
so... yes, thank you