Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Moving to A new Blog

Okay. I've moved blogs. My web hosting company uses wordpress and so I've been using it too. It's very similar to blogger, so it was easier for me to adapt. I've nothing against blogger and love it.

Here is my new blog address: Taylor-Made ( This is more a family blog - while I'm at least hoping my family will post some stuff too.

I'm still keeping this one, because you just never know when you'll need another blog. ;-)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Messy Living

Okay - most everyone who knows me, knows that I tend to lean towards the messier side of living. I have papers and books piled up; dishes waiting to be washed; dishes waiting to be put away; same with laundry. I also tend to leave my Christmas decorations up longer than most people. Actually we will be taking down the tree this Sunday (January 28th).

Well I've once again made it a goal (or just continuing in my quest) to keep a tidy house. My first step is in trying to get organized, that's probably more like my 2nd step because in reality I need to de-clutter first, so I know what I have left to organize. Once everything is organized than I will have to figure out a cleaning routine that works for me.

Maybe I'm not really messy but just hate to clean.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Been A While

It's been a few months since I posted anything to my blog. In case anyone is wondering why, here's why: I got pretty busy and then couldn't think of things to blog. Well not really couldn't think of things, but didn't know how to write about them.

Well I'm still busy, but am going to try to make time for this. I think I need this outlet - it's kind of like talking to yourself. Once you've said it, you can see it more clearly.

So at times I may be too busy, but I'm aiming at posting at the least once a week. Hopefully meaningful posts, but more likely than not, just everyday ones - that probably will only matter to me. Please feel free to add your comments though - always appreciate knowing what others think.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween Thoughts

All Saints Day is today. Yesterday was All Hallows Eve (Halloween) - another Christian celebration. I'm curious as to how everyone else celebrates All Saints Day and All Hallows Eve - so feel free to respond and let me know.

Here are some of my thoughts the day after Halloween.

My family doesn't "celebrate" the day like many others in North America. We go out to dinner and then to a friend's house to check out their giant pumpkin and eat their leftover treats.

We don't have many issues about the orgins of All Hallow's Eve - they are mainly Christian - mocking Satan and evil. My main problem has much to do about what it has become. It's all about the big scare; how bloody and gory can you make it.

When my oldest was younger (and to a degree now), she was very shy. In normal situations if someone said Hi (including close relatives) she would hide behind me and scream. So we decided not to tramatize her on Halloween when everything was made to be scary.

Another smaller issue is how expensive it's become - the costumes (while much better than when I was younger), the candy, the decorations (getting to be like Christmas :wink:).

The school my kids go to doesn't celebrate it - mostly because of the focus on scary and violent (they have a zero tolerance in regards to violence) and also because of the varying cultures which are in our neighbourhood. Instead it's orange and black day with wacky hair thrown in. Which is fun to see too. Halloween is talked about at school, some special treats, and stories read, but nothing violent or gory.

All of this to say we don't do Halloween because of today's climate not yesterday's. I just wish people wouldn't stare and give us those sad looks because my kids aren't getting to dress up (we have dress up clothes and they dress up all the time) or going out asking for candy. They get lots of candy and we even buy some after Halloween when it's on sale. They are not missing out on any sugar rushes and we know the candy is safe. (Sorry that sounded a little harsh, but sometimes it just gets annoying.)

I don't have any problems with others going out. Most kids look really cute all dressed up. Thanks for my little rant.

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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Photo Friday - Silver

I was surprised when I first looked at this picture. It has a really interesting silver grey look, almost like I took it on a black and white setting. I hope you enjoy!

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Monday's Top Fives Top All-Time Goals for August 28, 2006

1.lose weight - moved from 4th to first.
I'm working towards this - actually I'm always thinking about it, not accomplishing much though.

2. stop procrastinating - new to the top five
Not on my list at present, but maybe I'm just procastinating.

3. write a book - dropped to 3rd from second
have thought about it, but I know I'm not gifted there. I'd make a good editor, just not a writer.

4. Fall in love - dropped from thrird to 4th
- still falling after 17 years (married for almost 14).

5. be happy fell from second to 5th
- I think happiness is fleeting and can change in a moment so I'm just I'm trying to learn to be content instead.

I think it's interesting to see what people want to do in their lives. To see what my goals are just look at the sidebar or click here.

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

No More Planet Pluto

Pluto demoted under new definition of planet

Definition of a planet - "a celestial body that is in orbit around the sun, has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a … nearly round shape, and has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit."

The article goes on to say that "Pluto doesn't qualify because its orbit is inclined relative to the rest of the solar system and crosses over the orbit of Neptune."

I'm not really sure how to take this. I think they could leave Pluto in, but anything discovered afterwards that did not fit the definition would not be.

Any thoughts?

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