Knotty Musings

Ideas, philosophies, and evil plots to take over the world through love hatched here.

I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day and Updates

Good morning everyone and Happy Memorial Day weekend,

We haven't done an update in some time so it seems appropriate to take some time during this long weekend to get a little news disseminated.

First things first: David's aunt Catsy is not doing well and is in the hospital in ICU. We are waiting for further updates before deciding when to head to CO. Please keep her and the family in your prayers.

David has been busy with work, lodge and pool league. His duties at work will be changing and he has assumed a team lead role but as yet, no raise has been mentioned. The important thing is that he's working, his bosses are very pleased with him and his clients love him! He will soon be very busy with the Omaha Home For Boys fundraiser and I will lend a hand for that since I am taking Youth Service Worker training through the organization.

I wrote a while back about about the bus pass proposal I was making to the mayor, the superintendent of schools, the mass transit director and the city's community project director. The meeting went very well with the superintendent and mass transit director enumerating all of the ways that the system would benefit our vulnerable populations. I am now partnering with a grant writing for the Metro Area Planning Assn and we're getting the ball rolling. Ideally, the superintendent would like this to roll out in September, but I don't think it will happen quite that quickly.

I have trained for the Neighborhood Accountability Board, a restorative justice program for non-violent juvenile offenders and will begin my duties soon.

I will be filing articles of incorporation most likely in July for the mentoring program and have been working with a local summer program to help their girls and see how the lesson plans are received. So far, so good.

I have a glorious week and a half break before criminal law & procedure class begins. We plan to get work done in the yard and Monday we will head to Prospect Hill cemetery for the observances: they have civil war re-enactors, a 21 musket salute, walking tour, etc.

What are the rest of you up to?

“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” —William Arthur Ward
(1921-1994); writer


  1. Well, right now I'm still waiting for my husband to get home; he's helping a friend put her things in storage and get to a place to live as the lease expired on the apartment she was in, and she has to be out by Monday. When he returns, I will be taking my mom to the estate sale of my Great-Grandmother's stuff. I already have a few things earmarked (thanks to Mom, who had to purchase for me, I'm not a direct heir) but wanted to wander and check out the trinkets. LOL Tomorrow is graduation, and my older two will be at that (they are both in band, and the band plays the processional as the graduates walk up to get their diploma, etc.) I have a cousin and a nephew graduating, but I won't attend a graduation until next year for my eldest. I always cry even though it's a happy event. I know, I'm a big softie! Tomorrow afternoon and evening we will be having company - friends from the Lansing area will be coming down with their kids and we'll be cooking out and visiting. We don't get together with friends as often as we want! They will probably stay the night, so Monday morning I plan to make a big breakfast and I do want to go to the Memorial day service up at our local cemetery. My grandpa is there (he died on my birthday 8 years ago) and I haven't been up there since he died... so I will this year. I think that pretty much wraps up our plans!

  2. Yep it's been a pretty busy weekend for us too.

    It's good that you will able to get some of the things from the estate and props to you for going to the cemetery for the service and to pay your respects. ((((Hugs)))