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A Day Without A Computer
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19th day of lunar cycle
Waning moon in Cancer > Leo - 1:48 p.m.

"In the dark time, the eye begins to see." - Theodore Roethke

My computer was dark yesterday. I decided to take a day off from computerizing. It was actually quite nice. Though I had to start a list of things I wanted to check on come today.

Yesterday, I went to my meeting. I had time to read. I had time to nap. I had time to make phone calls to talk to people I really wanted to talk to. It was great and I think I will do it again.

Today began with the vibrating of my cell phone alarm. At 6 a.m. I was not ready to wake. Oh I hated the sound of that vibrating cell phone. Luckily for me, I had laid out my clothes the night before so it was just a matter of dressing in the dark.

Bailey was happy because he was fed earlier than usual.

Before I ran out the door, I checked my bank account and found that my Social Security check had not been deposited. I hope the truck will get me to and from the food bank with what gas is left in the tank. By now it is just fumes.

When I left the house between 6:15 and 6:30 a.m. it was pleasant out. It is not dawn yet and the waning moon is shining like a white pebble in the ocean surf. Later, though, as dawn came the temperature dropped and the cab of the truck became very cold. Even though I had shoes and socks on my feet felt like ice cubes. I was very glad when the sun came over the hills and the temperature made its upward climb of the thermometer. When I went to stand with everyone to catch up on the gossip, I could feel the cold of the cement through my shoes. Then I was cold all over again.

I read some in the Buscaglia book. It is about teaching. I want to stop reading it. I want to be entertained. Plus, he aggravates me because every one he meets is such a wonderful person or has said some wonderful things. Gag me with a tuna! However, what he is writing about is teachers having a passion for what they teach so they can be guides to their students. To instill in the kids the passion the teacher feels about the subject. Leo is against the current school system. Everything has a time and one must never go over. Those are my words but the essence of what he feels is wrong with the school system. So, in spite of being aggravated, I am also intrigued.

I know I can count on one hand how many books I have not finished and that is not using all my digits.

The sun is shining this morning. All looks and smells fresh after yesterday's rain. And to think, I watered my outdoor plants on Sunday morning. Well, they are good and watered now.


Word for the Day: baaskap or baasskap

1. bask
2. sap
3. Saab
4. baa
5. bass
6. kab or cab - both are in the dictionary
7. Kaaba - the sacred Muslim shrine at Mecca
8. PABA - abbreviation of para-aminobenzoic acid
9. Saba - island of the Leeward group in the Netherland Antilles; 2. ancient kingdom in Southern Arabia in the region of modern Yemen: Biblical name of Sheba

It is better to use the dictionary instead of my speller. I am finding more words

I want to leave you with something to think about. It is something that I have been attempting to wrap my brain around this year with only some success. Before you open your mouth to say something:


T - Is it thoughtful?
H - Is it honest?
I - Is it intelligent?
N - Is it necessary?
K - Is it kind?

mz. em

Music of the Day:
-- The sounds of my dining room

Days meditating: 7

Drinking: Water

Currently reading:
-- "Living, Loving & Learning" - Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.
-- "The Daily Book of Art/356 readings that teach, inspire & entertain" - day 74

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