Friday, February 04, 2005

Friday.
Can you tell? I've been in a reflective mood of late?.
Must be a sign of maturity or old age.

I've taken a quick look at some condos downtown and the ones that I want are out of my price range. 400,000$ for a two bedroom condo is just too much. For the moment I am in no rush to move, so I can wait, while my mortgage gets paid down. Just so you know, I am paying down the mortgage , little by little. I put about 200$ in over the last 30 days. It will save me over 400$ down the line, so it is money well spent indeed.

Song: U+Me=Us, 2gether (yeah I know)
Reading: Murder at Moot Point
Project: Swim, try not to work too hard.
Words of wisdom: Material sucess and prosperity does not bring happieness or friends.


Thursday, February 03, 2005

Excess Baggage

People carry around all forms of excees baggage, weight, briefcases, emotional baggage.
Say what you want about riding the train, it's a great place to watch people. It's also a great place to reflect. You get to see all sorts of excess baggage, the physical and the non-physical kind.
It also makes me reflect on the baggage I'm carrying around. I notice patterns of behavior that I'm falling into, both good and bad. It's like therapy without the hourly fee.

One of the things I wonder.. do I read to much into people's words?

Song: Feel, Robbie Williams
Reading: A Catered Wedding, Isis Crawford..should be done today.
Project: Be a bit more mature today, apologize to someone I wronged, lift & drink water.
Words of wisdom: Working to ease the suffering of sentient beings, to improve the situation on the planet, is the only way to happieness, contentment and peace.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Hump Day.. get over it!

Wednesday. Hump day. This week not so much. Everything, *knock on wood*, is going ok. The rest of the week will be quiet.
Yesterday I had the best massage in quite some time. Phil did a great job and by the end of it my neck was not in pain and I was very relaxed. I did , as promised, book another session for next saturday morning. Turns out that this guy, does massage 3 times a week and teaches massage the other 3 days. I like it when I get the experts working on me.
My neck is in a bit of pain this morning , but far better than it was. It took about two weeks to become excruciating, so I expect it will take two weeks to relax and get better.
I'm putting feelers out about Yoga classes over the next week too. I want to start in March I think, when all the new year's resolution people have given up.

For some reason last night, I thought I was taking the train to work today. I even went so far as to plan to take the early train by pre doing my lunch etc., only to remember, when I woke up, that I drive into work and go swimming today.

Song: Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys. (The harmonys are fantastic and groundbreaking)
Reading: A Catered Wedding, Isis Crawford..should be done today.
Project: Drink water, swim.
Words of wisdom: Even though a bird can fly, it must land on earth. (Tibetan saying)

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Life in the City.

My budgeting process is going along wonderfully. I am done about 70% within the first one and a half days. I am quite happy with how it has gone.
This afternoon, I'm skipping out at 2:30 and going fo a massage at 3pm. As you have read , my neck is quite sore. I don't expect imediate results, but over a number of treatments it should be back to normal. I will book a return visit while I am there.
My Co-worker Robbie visted his condo downtown by the lake for his pre inspection and I am grilling him for info about the building. I really think that a move for me could be a money saving prospect.
I'm also looking into taking a yoga class to help with swimming and the headaches. I just want a good place. Location unimportant.

Song: Beautiful Soul, Jesse Mccartney
Reading: A Catered Wedding, Isis Crawford.. more light reading
Project: Drink water, lift & massage. No it's not one with a happy ending.
Words of wisdom: A simple smile. That's the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.

Monday, January 31, 2005

Monday!!!
This is my busiest week of the year.
We budget like maniacs. It involves lots of late hours and wasted anger. This year, I vow to rise above it.
My neck is still sore which is making my head hurt. Phil the massuse sees me on Tues afternoon. I cannot wait.
My back window.. It has leaked in the past. It's a winter thing with the melting snow. It leaked a bit last week and made the paint below my window bubble. It will require sanding and a touch up if and when I choose to sell.
Swimming is going well, I just need to focus on my butterfly for the next four weeks and I should do ok.
I finally cracked open my Las Vegas DVD. The show holds up well.


Song: Beautiful Soul, Jesse Mccartney
Reading: A Catered Wedding, Isis Crawford.. more light reading
Project: Drink water, swim. Doesn't look like I'm budgeting today, darn bosses..
Words of wisdom: A simple smile. That's the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Oh My
Well just when you think my life couldn't get any more complicated, it just did.
Circumstances have changed, but my feelings remain the same.
Think my life is crazy now?... Stay tuned.
I don't think I will ever be able to tell you specifically about it now..or ever frankly. Names places and situations will need to be changed to protect the innocent, or the not so innocent.

You know what I hate about myself, btw? I hate that I'm so damm practical. I get it from my folks and I hate it about them too. I get something life altering thrown my way? Do I get happy, do I get sad? Nope. I get into planning mode. How will this impact me? What can I do about it.
Must change and roll with the punches.