Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Day of Accomplishment

After being out of town for the weekend I was slow starting to get things done this week. Monday I rearranged my room a bit. Trying to find the right fit for things as I unpack. Harder to do when I really only have one room. Getting settled in though...

Today I went over to the County Health Center to get a TB test done and as it turns out I needed a tetanus shot. I had forgotten how much those hurt after a couple of hours. Now both my shoulders hurt (left one from something this weekend, just sore muscles I think). Also shot a couple emails over to WWC to make sure I have everything done that needs to be done in order to register for classes next month. Pretty sure that by Friday I will have everything squared away, or as the one person over at WWC put it, "all my ducks in a row".

Now to bake some bread, drink some beer and relax in front of the fire. Turns out that either tonight or tomorrow the house will be more crowded once again. Should be interesting...

Monday, July 20, 2009


Words are Windows
(or They're Walls)

I feel so sentenced by your words,
I feel so judged and sent away,
Before I go I've got to know
Is that what you mean to say?
Before I rise to my defense,
Before I speak in hurt or fear,
Before I build that wall of words,
Tell me, did I really hear?
Words are windows, or they're walls,
They sentence us, or set us free.
When I speak and when I hear,
Let the love light shine through me.
There are things I need to say,
Things that mean so much to me,
If my words don't make me clear,
Will you help me to be free?
If I seemed to put you down,
If you felt I didn't care,
Try to listen through my words
To the feelings that we share.

-Ruth Bebermeyer