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Every choice, no matter how small, is like throwing a pebble into the ocean. The point of impact sends waves out in all directions across the surface of the water, continually expanding its circle of influence. We never know upon what shore those waves will lap. Every choice, therefore, has consequences we cannot, choose wisely.

"Do not scatter the seed in the gardens of others, but cultivate your own. Do not desire to be anything but what you are. Concentrate on perfecting yourself and on carrying crosses, either small or large that you will encounter on your journey to heaven."
~St. Pio of Pietreicina

So, about me?
I'm quiet and reserved, with a warm and compassionate nature once you get to know me. I like to laugh, and consider a good sense of humor a promising sign of one's sanity and intelligence. I also like long conversations about books, philosophy, art, religion...and most every other subject under the sun. I tend to watch, observe, and listen. My strength is my creativity and imagination .....and my tendency to analyze and think about most everything. I love to learn.... about life, about myself, and about others. I take serious things seriously, but am repeatedly reminded not to take myself too seriously as I perpetually slip on the banana peels of life.

Best ways to sum me up? An intelligent fool. A charitable scrooge. A fanciful analyzer.....And an organized mess. All contradictions...Yes, I know.

Member Since: 11/17/2010

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My Goals:
1. Organize my home, paperwork, and routines to a create a streamlined, graceful and elegant life.
2. Catapult my professional and educational goals over "the wall."
3. Go out more often and make new friends with whom I can laugh, play and share my soul.
4. Write. Paint. Draw. Create. BE the artist I was born to be.
5. Dance and walk with confidence and joy. Cook healthy and delicious meals with reckless abandon.

My Program:

Personal Information:
There ARE things to love, relish, and enjoy beyond food!! .......Really!.....

A few of my favorite things are (and yes...... please DO imagine Julie Andrews singing this list):

My Favorite Activities and Such:
reading, writing, creating art, playing with a child, a friend who really listens, the scent of roses in a sun-soaked garden, giving my imagination and creativity free reign, allowing the light of a full moon to soak into my skin, tight bear-hugs that squeeze the breath out of me, visiting antique stores and junk shops, and adventure-seeking

My Favorite Day:
sipping tea and nibbling a scone for breakfast in a bookstore cafe, spending an afternoon in an art museum, relishing a meandering conversation over a leisurely dinner, taking a long walk under a starry sky, and then taking a luxuriatingly long soak in a lavender-scented bubble bath

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Other Information:
My Favorite Films:
Somewhere in Time, Laura, Under the Tuscan Sun, Sideways, Chocolat, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The Jane Austen Book Club, The Oxbow Incident, The Keys of the Kingdom, It's a Wonderful Life....and dramas that exploit my sentimental side, as well as big bouncy musicals with songs that ring in my head for days after hearing them

My Favorite TV Shows:
CSI--the original, with the original cast; Castle; Masterpiece Theater/Mystery Theater and other BBC productions; and reruns of the Mary Tyler Moore Show

My Favorite Books:
Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Les well as other Classics...... anything from children's literature.....and anything else to make me think...or better yet, laugh

My Favorite Music:
Classical, some jazz, and Broadway tunes

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    emoticon to the Counselor's Team! I love your spark page! The creativity is oozing out of you! Time for the healers to heal ourselves. emoticon
    3744 days ago
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    Thanks for the comments on my blog. It's good to see someone say shove that scale under a bus for a while. Eh... i did that and here we are. However, you are right. I'm sure it's other things and I did put a lot out there for December. So far, it's not bad. The best thing I could for myself was go cold turkey and keep my hands out of everyone's candy jar at work! I did have some not so good things last week, but I tracked and was still doing good, which made me feel good.

    Hope you're having a good weekend.
    3779 days ago
    I actually searched for the quote to remind myself. After being out of my routine because of vacation, I really needed the reminder that I needed a plan to stay on target. emoticon
    3780 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. Temp up here has dropped to 9 degrees.

    3797 days ago
    Very cool =) Did you enjoy the wind storm ALL FREAKING NIGHT!? Lol. I wasn't to thrilled about all the shoveling yesterday =(
    3797 days ago
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