Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time-Saving Devices

Back in the "old" days, before frost free freezers; I always defrosted my freezer on New Year's Eve.

It was the perfect chore for that time of year since you could put all the stuff from the freezer into a cooler and then put it outside, and you would be sure it wouldn't melt while you finished the labor intensive task.  But trust me on this one, it was a job that needed to be done at least once a year.  Otherwise, the inside of your freezer just got smaller and smaller from the ice build up.  What a life!  LOL.  During that same time period, I was a regular "out and about" kind of person on the party scene, so, we considered New Year's Eve to be "Amateur Night" and didn't want to have anything to do with it anyway.

Fast forward into the modern age of conveniences, and New Year's Eve has become a night to stay off the roads and stay at home, with some popcorn and a good DVD.

This one will be somewhat special, because there is a Blue Moon.  So, here's howling at ya.............

Friday, December 25, 2009

Seasonal Music — Peaceful and Cheerful

I have a nice collection of Christmas and Holiday music that I enjoy listening to at this time of year.  Not that I am terribly religious, because I am not; but the wintery-themed songs are always cheerful--Sleigh Bells, Winter Wonderland, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, etc. and quirky songs like the original Alvin and the Chipmunks recording from the 60s. LOL!

I'm taking a break from TV and especially the "news".  Relieved to hear that Sean Goldman has been reunited with his father for Christmas.  With that happy news to sustain me, I can stay away from the TV for a few days and not have to endure the daily report of murder, assault, terror, torture and violence in this crazy world.

My kitties are content, we have plenty of food, the apartment is warm and there is still some snow on the ground.  I thank the Universe for the small blessings that make a big difference in our lives.

Peace and love...........

Thursday, December 24, 2009

If you're happy and you know it—let me know.

A couple of days ago, I was bemoaning my life, etc. to someone I haven't seen in awhile and their response to me was:  "Life is a struggle.  I don't know anyone who isn't struggling."

Is this true? 

The very idea of stuggling forever isn't very comforting or uplifting.

I'm a Pisces and eternally optimistic, so I don't want to believe it.  I think that maybe the happy, contented people are avoiding my friend who is struggling and that's why they don't know each other. 

Surely, there is someone out there who is happy.  If you are—please let me know.  I would love to hear from you.

They say that ignorance is bliss, so is our dissatisfaction because we know too much?

Peace out.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sleeping less and enjoying it more.

Finally moving past some heavy depression. 

For a couple of weeks, I was having an impossibly hard time falling asleep and then I was sleeping away most of the next day. 

The past couple of nights though, I have had some very vivid, but very pleasant dreams.  It appears I'm subconsciously feeling more hopeful.  And life does go on.