Sunday, May 30, 2004

The Dalai Lama's Instructions for Life:

Thanks to Spiffy for reposting these recently. Saved me a trip through my email. My food blog is called Love and Cooking because of this.

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs:
Respect for self
Respect for others and
Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Boy do I need this weekend

The cat woke me up at about five am this morning (which is actually not bad for her) and I thought "I shouldn't go back to sleep because I have to go in work early and prepare for my meeting with (boss' boss)."

It was a relief to realize it was Sunday and I didn't have to. (I woke up too late to go to early church but might go later.)

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Three day weekend!

I have been in adrenaline hell the last two weeks and more. Work got way too busy, my sister in law was in the hospital, and the cat has a lump (vet appointment within the hour). I did get a lot of fabric ironed, but didn't have energy to sew.

Last night was quite unexpectedly pleasant; I expected to be exhausted after work due to cramps but ended up having a nice social evening (dinner, gossip, and watching Zero climb up a tree) with my two best friends.

I'm hoping to catch up with a number of things this weekend - sewing projects, cleaning, load the digiphotos E. took of my roses and post links, maybe even buy a digicam. I am on call, but have my fingers crossed.

Update, since I borked my code and couldn't fix it because I had to bung the cat into her carrier: The lump is an entirely benign fatty tumor, which is a relief.

Saturday, May 01, 2004


The roses are so incredibly lush and beautiful - Madame Hardy shooting through the eglantine, the Gertrude Jekyll in full pink bloom - that I am thinking of going out and buying a digital camera RIGHT NOW so I can take pictures. We are not talking one sweet Madame Hardy flower, either. There are half a dozen on that bush, quite unusual for it.

I will call up a friend of mine and see if she can do it tomorrow.