a difference between 2 yr olds and 10 yr olds..

2 year olds take great pride and joy in helping with the laundry... the 10 year olds.. not so much.

some of the [many] favourite things of my day, so far:

*waking up
*knowing everyone in my family has woken up too
*driving in the snow and ice (yes, i like the challenge! (and im pretty sure the feeling of confidence in my newly developed skill of driving a standard (especially on snowy days!) will never wear off!)
*watching my kids and pets do the million and one things they do every day (old things and new!)
*watching the zeitgeist ending and posting it on facebook (sends such energy through me, i believe in ridding the monetary system!)
*writing a bit on a book im working on
*playing a level in mario wii with my 10 yr old
*playing the in snow at the kitchen table with my 2 yr old.
*spotting the newly hatched apple seedlings poking through the soil! yay apple trees!
*daddy coming home for lunch (for the yummy 9 bean curry soup we made yesterday.. mmm.)
*making a cardboard house for a little tiny unicorn named, lyberty.
*playing in the snow outside, during a snow storm.
*watching the kids make (and get covered in) goo!
*have the neighbours 2 kids over to play and for supper (tofu spaghetti, mm!)
*feeling the love i have for so many things in my life.
*and jot-noting this list in a blog has also been awesome! :)

all in a [snow] days work...

facebook status:

(this mother of 2) is... spending this snow day taking part in a revolution, playing mario wii, removing stickers in a sticker book, eating fruit and homemade soup, and writing a book.
i <3 snow days with my kiddos.

one of the most annoying things about a 2 yr old?

their fascination with dipping cookies in tea combined with there underdeveloped knowledge of basic physics ... in other words, they dont realize over-dipping leads to tea-soaked chunks of cookie falling all over the place.. so yeah the over-dipping is slightly annoying. with pieces falling into the tea, onto the table, over the floor, and into the socks...
but the time spent together is beautiful!

the end scene of the zeitgeist film...

...brought tears to my face and energy through my heart (no joke! it was phenomenal!) if you dont watch anything else from the zeitgeist film, i ask you to, at least, watch this part. ♥ )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqN6sy7xWjw


After u watch that (it's about 8 mins), start the zeisgeist films in order if you'd like. The 1st one is 'the movie' the 2nd one is addendum the 3rd (and my fave of all 3) is moving forward. Watch them all on youtube. Amazing! It feels so much like a business plan-without the money!! a global plan that will bring us all so much freedom and joy. Everday ppl could do the things theyd do if they "had the day off"! I think this could be a beautiful new world ;) and don't care how utopian that sounds ;)

evil dog... or maybe not...



EVIL FACE!!




"What?"

playing in the snow (and eating it!) at the kitchen table...

because somedays... it's just too cold to play outside...


a favourite valentines quote from a facebooker:

"...remember the most imp person on your list is YOU!!! "Self-Love isn't selfish, the lack of self-love is self-neglect!!!"..."

beautiful!

William Shakespeare - To be, or not to be (from Hamlet 3/1)

(i didnt understand a word of this in high school lol, took quite a few years to grasp any sort of understanding.)




To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause: there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action. - Soft you now! The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons Be all my sins remember'd.

to think or not to think...that, is the question, or not.

I think some people were born to be consciously rebellious and thirst for better ways, for evolution. These types of people typically question the standard, the norm, the masses form of existing (for example: the celebrations and occasions that their culture (and/or other cultures) practice).

These people typically seek more utopian ways of living and evolving. Questioning everything they come in experience with. Asking Why about most everything. Posing new thought and pondering new ideas, that may aid in the evolutionary process (of themselves and society).
All the while, assigning conscious reasoning to previous circumstances and happenings, in order to clear and release those patterns in the brain and spirit.

There's a lot of thinking going on in these types of people, but that’s what calms, enlightens and excites them.

Tho, not everyone thinks like that, and that's ok, too. A lot of people live with how things are, not questioning anything; taking things are they are presented, with no conscious thought of Why, no conscious contemplation whatsoever. These types of people were born for that reason, too. (Perhaps?)

Most of those people are content in their lives (and thoughts) and the lives (and thoughts) of everyone around them, no matter the disposition of the people.
Good, bad, rich, poor, happy, depressed.
There are subgroups of this: for example: those who practice non-judgment towards differing dispositions, and those who hold judgment towards differing dispositions. (I’m sure if I thought harder and longer I could think of more subgroups— but not right now.)

So, does conscious thought evolve on its own, without any thinking put into it? Or do we need people who are willing to dedicate to their thinking in order to evolve?
Wouldn’t personal evolutions in thought- create evolution of thought, as a whole?
Why? Or Why not?

[i think] we are officially [semi-] vegetarians!

red meat has been gone, and just got rid of [most] chicken. with tofu! it was yummy! lentil, tofu spaghetti (and EVERYone, including the kids!, loved it! and it was SO easy!(just for the record: im still open to eating chicken randomly and will not beat myself up over it (yet).. mmmm experiments with tofu will be much more fun and elaborate than it would be with chicken. did i say: mmm?
(also: chicken bacon is not fully considered wrong or even considered chicken right now in our house... its just yummy. especially with eggs.
(vegans dont eat eggs, right? but vegetarians do, right?)
im confused.