Posted in dental adventures, quoted, random


Sometimes pain can make me as silly as when I’m on nifty narcotics. Two quotes that popped into my head while I was writing and concentrating on trying to not scream out in pain while waiting to see the dentist:

“If I could put it into words, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.”

And, trying to explain my pain: “There’s tolerable pain and then there’s OMG. Fix. This. Now. I think I’m at OMG. Fix. This. Now (expletive)!!”

It’s amazing what an hour and an additional Tylenol 3 makes. Some tips for those under the influence of some pretty nifty narcotics:

It’s easier to wash the pan with the lights on. That way I can see if I actually came close to getting it completely clean. Now that I’ve seen I missed an entire side… it might be time to sit down.

The warnings on the bottle of the nifty narcotics are there for a reason. Standing up slowly is a great idea and I will try it next time.

No matter how much pain I’m still in, it is inadvisable to take a third Tylenol 3 at this time. Make mental note to not be a sissy about it and ask for the lovely vicodin next time no matter how nauseous it makes me… but I didn’t want to feel fuzzy alone. I guess that’s why I didn’t do it. At least now I’m somewhat lucid and making some sense. Right.

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I was checking some of my favorite blogs today and came across a Khalil Gibran quote on Daley Hake’s site (incredible photography – check it out).

I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart for the joys of the multitude. And I would not have the tears that sadness makes to flow from my every part turn into laughter. I would that my life remain a tear and a smile. A tear to purify my heart and give me understanding of life’s secrets and hidden things. A smile to draw me nigh to the sons of my kinds and to be a symbol of my glorification of the gods. A tear to unite me with those of broken heart; a smile to be a sign of my joy in existence. I would rather that I die in yearning and longing than that I lived weary and despairing. I want to hunger for love and beauty to be in the depths of my spirit, for I have seen those who are satisfied the most wretched people. I have heard the sigh of those in yearning and longing, and it is sweeter than the sweetest melody. – Khalil Gibran

The part of this quote that stuck out to me (today) is: I would rather that I die in yearning and longing than that I lived weary and despairing.

When I think of yearning, I think of hunger. I have a few yearnings that, in learning to listen and not ignore what they’re trying to tell me, teach me more about myself than if I’d been handed everything I’d ever wanted and could recline satisfied.

It wasn’t that long ago I lived weary and despairing because I had nothing to yearn for. Then I learned that life isn’t about getting everything I want. All I learn about life if I get everything I want is… how to be full. Funny how sometimes being full is more uncomfortable than being hungry.

That’s your random thought for the evening. I’m going to listen to some more jazz and rain and go to bed.

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I think I’ve posted this before, but it’s been on my mind tonight, so I thought I’d post it anyway. It’s a good reminder for when I feel like I need to pay more attention to what I need, and give myself permission to do whatever it takes to do it.

Excerpt from: When I Loved Myself Enough, by Kim McMillen

“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits… anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”

Posted in quoted, Yahweh's fingerprints


I haven’t been feeling well all day, which has lent itself to bland food and lots of tv and naps. I took a long, hot bath to relax and when I got out of the tub, Extreme Makeover Home Edition was on.

Usually, that show makes me shed at least one tear (which is a lot if you know what a tight reign I keep on my emotions) and tonight was no exception. I was especially impressed by the 13 year old of the four Killgallon boys.

He said he was interested in Astronomy, a subject that I am fascinated by (but don’t know nearly as much about as I’d like). This thirteen year old said that he was in awe of space because it was “inifinite and accessible all at the same time.”


As soon as I feel better, I’ll try to wrap my brain around that statement and write more about it. I was impressed this teenager could express that and I was thrilled to see the room that was made for him that I’m sure will take his interest in Astronomy and help it grow.

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Greetings! Here’s a quote to chew on while I think of what else I want to say on here!

Do all the good you can

By all the means you can

In all the ways you can

In all the places you can

To all the people you can

As long as ever you can.

— John Wesley