Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I will view my health:
Drink my water; breath deeply
Exercise and eat well.
Try a haiku too. We were taugh: 5 syllables, 7 syllables and a final 5 syllables.
Life with disciple and 'rules' can be helpful if you tend to get lazy and have trouble being focused.
Haiku is very disciplined. Healthy food choices MAY seem disciplined at first, but we can learn to love the healthy choices available to us.
May you enjoy a healthy and happy day!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Have you seen the movie, Amazing Grace? You might conclude that it is about the writer of the hymn of the same name. But, it is actually about William Wilberforce (1759-1833) who was a politician and leader in social reforms.
I like history and I like costuming. This biography has both. Even though I'm not enthralled with politics, this film tells a gripping story and uses the House Of Parliament to tell the history.
Wilberforce was an unlikely hero, as he was born sickly and almost blind. His father died early in the son's life and yet he thrived being raised by relatives.... ooops that isn't covered in the DVD.
To get back on track, I wanted to yell "hurray" again as I watched this politician trying to change the world for the better: abolish the slave trade, end cruelty to animals and he tried to pass bills to rid society of vices. He called it a bill of Manners. (English words do change through the centuries.)
If you want to see a powerful, well filmed historic movie, I would recommend "Amazing Grace" as one of the best.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
This weekend has presented itself with some lovely spring weather. We have some frost on the windshields in the morning, but by the afternoon, we are into 10 degrees Celsius or 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
I have gone out for a roller blade session, gone for a two hour hike with my garbage bags in my pockets (came home with 50 lbs of trash I collected along the highway trail) and today I want to survey my front and backyard gardens.
I moved into a house in September and didn't pay much attention to what the previous owner had planted in the front/ side and back gardens. Now that everything is brown and starting to 'green up', I have this brilliant idea to take notes and do some sketches.
Mostly, I want to identify what is there. Then I want to make a map of the eight planted areas with plants labeled as A= cedars, B= daffodils, C= hydrangea etc. I was very fortunate that the lady kept an record of her planting purchases and gave me the envelope of the stickers and tickets with the names (of the plants) and info on them.
There are some plants that I will have to learn about. I do not recognize the name Heuchera, Polygonum, Weigela or the Gaura. I have to find out where they were planted and how to take care of them.
I can identify 16 other choices she put in the garden, so I don't have too much to learn.
Have you ever inherited someone elses garden and had to get up to speed on how to take care of it?
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