Saturday, March 29, 2008

Catching up

I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted anything. It hasn't been for lack of things going on but my brain is still trying to wrap itself around everything. I've taken the week to sort of allow things to fall where they are falling and then when I feel like it I can start sorting through it all in my head. In the meantime I'm working every day, trying to get a few Stampin' Up events organized, and dog sitting. Today is a treasure...I have the whole day without a thing on my calendar. I don't have any expectations for getting a great deal done but I'm happy with it. I'll see what I come up with as the new week starts.

So in the meantime...

You Are a Green Crayon

Your world is colored in harmonious, peaceful, natural colors.

While some may associate green with money, you are one of the least materialistic people around.

Comfort is important to you. You like to feel as relaxed as possible - and you try to make others feel at ease.

You're very happy with who you are, and it certainly shows!

Your color wheel opposite is red. Every time you feel grounded, a red person does their best to shake you.

What Your Shamrock Says About You

You are brilliant, analytical, and somewhat of a perfectionist. You are ultra competent and knowledgeable.

At times, people find you intimidating. You can be a bit sarcastic and harsh.

You don't really consider yourself a lucky person. In your view, people create their own luck.

You are creative, innovative, and complicated. You definitely have a unique spin on the world.

Pretty close to fact...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Roll away the stone...

Whatever your stone is, hopefully you can find a way to roll it away and step into the light today. Think of it as a chance at the New Year again, this time with a prayer in your heart. That's my plan...

Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Two by two

I stole this one from Lime again, we'll see what I come up with for creative answers.

Two Names You Go By:


Two Things You Are Wearing Right Now:
A wrinkled brow
Sweats (we are suppose to have a snow storm tonight...seriously, i'm ready for capris and tanks!)

Two Things You Would Want in a Relationship:
Unconditional love (I'm a hopeless romantic but does anyone still understand what the word "unconditional" means)

Two of Your Favorite Things to do:
Hike in "my" Park (Glacier for those of you who can't figure out where MY park is at)

Two pets you had/have:
I'm jealous that Lime had a St. Bernard but I had a big mutt of a dog named Smutter as a kid and we use to ride him around holding on to his thick red, long fur and then using him as a pillow when I'm done

I currently have THREE cats all with very unique personalities who love me UNCONDITIONALLY! God bless them!

Two Things You Want sooner rather than later.

Two things you did last night:
Watched Men in Trees

Two things you ate today:
Eggs and Sausage

Two people you Last Talked To:

In person
Just work people today

On the phone
A hotel representative and patients

In my head or under my breath
To my boss...a big "sheesh" in my head

Two Things You’re doing tomorrow:
Going to a Movie
Getting a massage!

Two longest car rides:
Rochester MN to Spokane WA
Helena MT to Phoenix AZ

Two favorite beverages:
I'm with Lime on this one, my particular favorite is the Pear. Woodchuck cider

Monday, March 17, 2008

A shamrock short...

The Irish are short one lovely lass this St. Patty's Day. My grandmother, Cora Lena (McIntyre) Kahl, passed away a week ago this past Friday. She was Irish to the core with the temperament to go with and a heart of gold. Her wake and funeral were a testament to her caring, her spirit, and her love of life.

It was a bit odd to drive to a friend's tonight for a traditional corn beef and cabbage dinner complete with soda bread and a bottle of Jameson Whiskey. Typically I would have called Grandma Lena on the drive to wish her a happy St. Patty's Day. Even though it was just across town, it seemed like a long drive.

I hope the bag pipes played a tune for her as she came through the gates. I'm sure it was a welcome sound to her ears.

Love you Grandma Lena!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Catch up...

I am playing catch up today. If I have time I'll start posting again but here is the run down...

  • Lenten Retreat went great
  • San Francisco weather was gorgeous
  • Had some serious interviews with doctors from Maine, Utah, and Alaska while I was at the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons conference
  • My Grandma Lena passed away and I had to drive back to South Dakota...there will be a tribute to come
  • I got home last night at about 8 pm
  • My house is a mess, it needs my attention
  • I finished a few books, you HAVE to read Three Cups of Tea if you haven't already!
  • I have to go to work tomorrow :(
  • It's Palm Sunday...starts my favorite church week of the year.
Love you all!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

I'm home, leaving again soon

i have made it back to Minnesota, I will have Monday and half of Tuesday to work and get laundry done to turn around again.

Funeral is on Thursday, I'll stay through the weekend.

Friday, March 07, 2008


Not much to say...I'm in San Francisco. I could say lots about San Francisco. I'm not in the mood.

I'm a gazillion states away and my grandma (The other person I called nearly once a day) passed away tonight (or what was tonight, I guess it's officially Saturday even here in San Fran now). Either way, late Friday evening my Grandma Lena passed away.

Monday, March 03, 2008


So my friend Heather's response to my last post was "deep" and I also got a lot of well wishes too.

You know what it really means when you are at a place in your life where change needs to be considered? It means in a are lost. Yup...lost. Don't know which way to turn. Don't know which path will lead you where you want to go. Don't know if you can even get there from here? By the way...where's here?

Change describes where I'm at right now. Things have changed. Things need to change. I'm changing. I think. Yeah, the north winds of change are blowing. Why was it so easy for Mary Poppins to unfold her umbrella and up and leave? What made Vianne in Chocolat' ignore the winds of change in the end? What makes people like Greg Mortenson (mountaineer and author of Three Cups of Tea) get up and start from scratch with one big grand idea? What makes it work?!?!

All things to figure out. I'll keep you as posted as I can on where I am, what I'm doing, where I'm going. I'm not jumping off any cliffs. I am investigating my options. Seeking professional help with the mental side. Praying a lot. A lot!

For the rest of this week, that's all on hold. I'm off to San Francisco for a conference. Not much of my heart left so I don't think I'll be leaving it there. I know a bit of fresh seafood every night will make my spirits better.

Have a wonderful week folks!