This photo on Astronomy Pic of the Day is worth a peek and a ponder! Nice one to mark the return of APOD to the blog roster.
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and then there is rummaging. I spent a part of tonight rummaging in the sewing room. Pushing back the stacks of fabrics, trying (successfully!) not to dump beads everywhere…. knowing I should re-roll quilts sometime soon. This put me in mind of a couple of quilts and I rummaged until I found them! that was good. I also found my journal quilts, also good. fabric and things made of fabric can sometimes all look alike. There is fabric – lots and lots of fabric. There are things made of fabric, tops, samples, quilted samples, finished quilts… more fabric…. batting. You get the picture.
And a big shout out to my co-worker Chad who finally hit the big eight-oh in warcraft tonight. Whew. I got to witness and capture the big flash for all posterity!
I know that when you have a large collection of quotes, chosen by yourself, it’s likely you chose them because you liked them. I am often amazed though how often the random quote chooser apparently picks out just the right quote, just for me. Coincidence? Who knows!
You are seeking joy and peace in far-off places. But the spring of joy is in your heart. The haven of peace is in yourself. — Satya Sai Baba
So when this quote appeared today, I can honestly say I wasn’t surprised. As I turn over the idea in my head – how do you explain peace as a possibility – it seems it’s hardest to convince someone or yourself that the answer is inside. Not everyone is wealthy but wealth doesn’t insure happiness. Not everyone has children or the perfect job or whatever. The happiness and peace comes from within and makes what you have shine in its goodness.
And it shouldn’t have surprised me at all that when I went to preview this post, this is what popped up as the random quote:
Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, until the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means. — Robert Louis Stevenson
LOL and they wonder why mages are notoriously mean….. read ‘em people, read ‘em!. Shoot
<The Mages Union
> a pst if you have questions. Or better yet, don't do that - ask someone else. We're done with you.
- Politeness will get you everywhere; don't send a tell to the mage saying, "water kthx." Many will laugh and then /ignore you.
- When you do ask for food or water, try to spell entire words. Typing "plz" instead of "please" could be the sole reason the mage turns down your request. As several mages famously put it, "If you say 'plz' because it's shorter than 'please', I'll say 'no' because it's shorter than 'yes'."
- Confusing a mage with a warlock and consequently asking for a summon may end up in your being sent to the other side of the world. Though you will give the mage a good story to tell his guild...
This is the stuff that makes mean mages laugh very very hard. Thank you WoWWiki.
In the morning when the alarm goes off, it’s no longer the dark of dark. There’s a bit of color off to the east. Sometimes by the time I hit the road there’s a proper sunrise going on – by that I mean not just like but something worth looking in the rear-view mirror for.
In the evening when I leave work, it’s no longer the start of dark of dark. It’s light and the eastern and western skies are quite different and change rapidly as I drive home. Right now it’s dark when I arrive home but next week it won’t be as dark.
Last night as I came up the hill out of Nassau, the light was doing its Hudson River School thing, and blam! a foreshadowing of spring: that unmistakable blush of red in the maples as they showed just how much they enjoyed the spurt of warm days. I imagined that the maple sugaring guys were out doing their thing while I was at work, inside. But those red red trees which made all the hills just glow in their pre-spring-i-ness. Blam!