Monthly Archives: December 2009

Modern Jungle

New Year Resolution Lists

Everyone is making lists and checking them twice. Not me. Lists are to be avoided like the plague. Lists get lost, thrown away, forgotten or purposely hidden. Lists cause anxiety.  They are reality staring you in the face.  A push, a shove.  A line in the sand.  However if I were going to make a list this is what it might look like:

1. Be nicer, (maybe)
2. Organize my house, (yeah right)
3. Streamline and simplify everything possible.
4. Eat healthier, (look at the ingredients on a pack of instant hot chocolate)
5. Teach my grandson to read.
6. Improve my photography skills.
7. actually study French.
9. Read God’s Word more because we are a forgetful people.
10.Walk the dog more.

There you go, ten things should be plenty to focus on for the new year.  I wish you all well on your own new years resolutions and hope you have a great new year.

Early Morning Knitting

Only a few minutes worth and only because the dog woke me up because the cat woke her up.  I think they are working together.  The dog just wants her crunchy bones, three of them to be exact.  Oh and of course this morning she had to go see if the stray cat was still under the house.  At 6:30 in the morning?!

Coming Of Age In Mississippi

Anne Moody takes us on a sad yet inspiring  journey through her youth and college years in the scary world of African-Americans living in the South during the 1950’s and 60’s.  It was heartbreaking to read some of it.  It was beyond my realm of thought how people could do some of the things they did and still do to other human beings.
I admire the way Anne stayed on track working for something so meaningful to so many people.  She gave up a lot for so many to gain so much. It was as if it was in her very bone marrow to work against the horrible effects of racism.
We have all heard of Rosa Parks but I doubt that many of us really understand how brave she was or what those times were really like.  Now we can.
Coming Of Age In Mississippi has given me many  thoughts to ponder as well as answered many questions that I had concerning that time period.

Inspired by Artful Blogging

I have been quite inspired by this magazine. The photographs are fabulous, the articles interesting and encouraging.

Purple Rain

Have you ever noticed…

you only drop the really good food that you want on the floor.  It’s never the broccoli or beets.



Its a beautiful day! The sun is shinning and it’s not raining!

Beautiful Blue