Thursday, December 21, 2006

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Back on track for the holiday thing. The house now looks like Woolworth's Christmas Department, as it does each year. The shortbread is baked, the jumble cookies are done, the house is clean (thanks, Bob and Ariel!), the dog is groomed, the greens are entwined, the credit card is maxed out and the scented candles are lit . . .

I'm going to interview in Birmingham in the first week of January. Yaaa Hooo! Sabbatical, here I come.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas Paradigm Shift

I have been thinking about writing letters this Christmas to the people in my family whom I can't afford to give commercial presents to. Not the creepy family update kind, but the "I'm happy you are in my circle of life" kind. Memories, thoughts, hopes and such. I'll probably continue to give away my art work too. It's all I have to give at this point.

From the bottom of my twisted, aching little heart I know I need a life change of some kind very soon. I know it is coming . . . and I want to think that I will see the shooting star across the sky telling me I'm still connected to the positive flow. That the change will be a healing and prosperous one. Don't we all hope we'll recognize "the sign" or "the message" when it presents itself . . . However, my walk through the fire tells me it can't possibly be that easy for me. I need to rise up, make different choices, re-visit my "poverty thinking" as VT said and take on the challenge of the journey.

Right . . . I'll get back to you on this.