Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Annual Santa Picture (2008)

I'm a little late in getting these posted. I posted My Little One's picture, but here is the one of My Eldest with Santa:





Santa said to her: You got all dressed up for me?!

She demurely smiled and nodded.

Isn't she stunning? I'm so proud of her -- all the time.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Egocentric

"That's just your ego, trying to make sure it stays in charge. This is what your ego *does*. It keeps you feeling separate, keeps you with a sense of duality, tries to convince you that you're flawed and broken and alone instead of whole." ~Richard from Texas as written by Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love.

I'm reading (slowly) Eat, Pray, Love. (By the by, I highly recommend this book to any woman.)

It was first recommended to me by KB Dallas. Then, about six or eight months later, HRH KP recommended it.

I travelled to see RR in Seattle in August and finally, I bought it. For her. As a birthday gift.

We took a trip to see Tommy and along the way, I read it aloud as we drove. It was rather romantic and chickie, really. I'd never done anything like that before.

As a result of the little snippets of chapters we read, we resigned ourselves to buying mala beads. I bought RR some for her birthday to match the book. I hope she's using them prayerfully.

Anyway, the opening quote to this blog is resonating within my soul.
So much of this book is the Jackie inside me that is afraid to say out loud that which needs to be said aloud. I am indentifying too eerily with this book. I'm not usually moved by the written word, but this book is definitely stirring my emotions, inciting some sort of internal skirmish. I suppose that's why it's taking me so long to read it. I have to take it in small doses. Otherwise, I feel crazy. Feeling crazy is not a good feeling.

My ego is out of control. When I was in OA, my ego hated me. When I was in OA, my ego was tamed and knew it's place -- I controlled it; it didn't control me.

Now the ego is back. Bigger and badder than ever, it's back!

So now, me and my ego are battling. I will defeat it. I will be healthy again. I will keep my health for the rest of my life.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Nutcrackers and Such....


My Little One was snuggling with Santa.

She asked him for a Nutcracker. A red one.

The first time she saw a Nutcracker, she was terrified of it. (Kind of like her Santa picture from last year....)

Heading to El Paso tomorrow for my high school reunion. I'll fill you in all that business later!

Feliz Navidad!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Check out THIS Badass Popcorn Popper


Your eyes do not decieve you.


This is the best popcorn popper EVER! AND we still use it!


It came to our house as a result of The Accident. It's been a nice comfort mechanism for the family. It's so old it's cracked, is melted and sparks when you unplug it to stop it. Yeah -- there's no on/off switch on this baby. Nosireebob.


Melt a little butter. Sprinkle a little salt. VOILA! The best popcorn EVER!


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Weekly Word of the Weak: Sapiosexuality

Soooo..... I thought I would start posting some of my favorite words from time to time (not that you care). After all, I'm not sure that it has any entertainment value. But, I'm gonna do it anyway. Hopefully you'll play well with others -- might even a learn a thing or two.
Feel free to give me some of your favorite words, too.
What inspired my new blog "segment" was a post by The Provocateur* on a MySpace* bulletin, so I hope he won't mind if I start with the word most recently learned by me as taught by him. And if he were to ever read this (a girl can dream!), I hope he'll be more on the 'flattered' side of the fence rather than the 'offended/she stole something from me' side of the fence.
~~ SAPIOSEXUALITY ~~

A behavior of becoming attracted to or aroused by intelligence and its use.

(Good word, huh?)
*adult content