Friday, May 21, 2010


TGIF!!!  What a week it has been!  Burned out isn't the word for it.  I could sleep for a week.  It really is time for a vacation.  I don't know why I have been putting it off.  In the heat of summer I am so much better off here with the central air than at my home where I am forced to ration everything.  Would you believe if I keep my AC on normally my bill goes up over $300?  So, we try to live with fans as much as we can.  As I have said many times, it is time to get out of this city. Everything is just way too high.  

I won't be around much today. Have groups this morning and then I have a boring training to go to this afternoon.  Anyone ever see "Ferris Buehler's Day Off?"  Well, it's a film about three teenagers who play hookey and the adventures they have.  Well, there is this one scene where the teacher has asked a question, and he has this very monotone voice, "Anyone?  Anyone?"  His voice never changes key.  Well, that's our trainer for today....and, the training we're having, I have already had three times.  This is one of our mandatory trainings which we have to have each year, but the very least he could do was change some of the jokes and some of his stories...(he just loves to talk about himself and his own experiences). I'll leave you now with the following Ute of my all-time favorites. 

Earth, Teach Me

Earth teach me the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember dry fields weep with rain.


  1. Wishing you happy day-dreams. During this OAF'S so-called training session. -gigggles-


  2. Oh Mary you have had a rough week or couple of weeks. To think it is ending only to have to go to a training class. Sure hope it goes fast for you! Hope that you get to do something fun this weekend, something that you would like to do.


  3. ~beautiful prayer you've shared with us this morning...take a and recop...relax and simply be in the moment of yours days off!! as for your training, i had a teacher was the longest hour of my life...and i had to sit through it for a whole year...may your day pass by quickly...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  4. You need a pair of those glasses with eyes painted on them, so you can safely snooze through your training class!

  5. Hello Dear Mary,
    Just stopping by to wish you a beautiful weekend. May you find the time to unwind and find the blissful moments. I do hope you plan a vacation real soon. You deserve it my dear!!

  6. Hope you have a good weekend. Do something for Mary. X.

  7. What a beautiful prayer! Hope it's mantra helps you cope with the boring training :0) Enjoy your weekend XXX

  8. Stay cool Mary :) i loved that film and as i read your words Anyone? anyone? i could hear him saying it lol hope your day was good and wishing you a great weekend x x x