Wednesday, March 3, 2010

G is for …. Grrrr


Grrrr is pretty much how I spent my morning … trying to get my mouse to work … then trying to get my daughter’s mouse to work on my computer …. Now what are the odds that the batteries would be dead in both mouses (do we say mice for computer bits?) would be dead? And what would the odds be that the two batteries I pulled from the drawer were both dead? … and how pray tell did dead batteries get into the drawer when they should have been disposed of??? So I searched hi and low for another battery and voila … several frustrating hours later I can use my mouse …

Glasswing
butterfly…have you ever seen one of these? Beautiful …and I do love butterflies … and such symbolism … metamorphosis … souls … spiritual evolution … If you want to see them … just Google Glasswing butterfly.

Google … where would I be with out this handy tool … want to know where to order Chinese food from… How to repair that squeaky gate… Find out what patients think of that specialist your doctor has referred you to … and anything else you could ever want to know or find out about … its part of my daily routine… I Google just about everything you can think of …

Grande… Before the advent of Starbucks, Grande was nonexistent in my vocab … now it’s a word used almost daily … gotta have my Grande non-fat triple latte …

Grateful … and I am … for everything… my life has never been perfect … no knight in shining armour … no white picket fence … yet I am grateful for everything … because I haven’t compromised and I have remained true to myself, despite some dire consequences.

Genuine … yup, this is me … the real deal … I don’t have a need to fabricate or embellish … I pretty much lay it all out on the table … I don’t always think that is a good thing but it is me.

Guilt … you know, I still feel guilty for wrongdoings I committed as a child … I don’t like making anyone feel bad … my adult motto has been “cause no harm” … I do try to abide by this but sometimes I lose focus, the tongue slips and I am back to feeling guilt for some awful deed.

Growing … every day … now if I could just stop my butt from growing … I kid … but trying to grow everyday … in some way … in my awareness … in my creativity … in spirituality … and in so many other ways …

Glad … favourite quote has this word in it … you might have noticed it on the sidebar of my blog … Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. Henry Van Dyke … so I strive for a state of “glad”

Grey … I associate this colour with depression … but it’s the new neutral … so here I going, trying to do a simple layout on a grey background … not bad … too bad I didn’t measure it all up and get it totally straight and perfect … but that’s not me and here I am … genuine even when I am scrapbooking …

I am playing Alphabe-Thursday with Jenny Matlock … for other Great "G" words; check out the McLinky links on her blog.

PS.........

Hard to believe but this photo was taken during the Olympics ... what can I say ... winter in Vancouver and wearing anything heavier than fleece would be too warm ... oh, and this is me in grey ... and Canada gear ... with Mom and DD ... Vancouver rocked the Olympics!

34 comments:

Riet said...

NOw those are great G's. I like that Grrr

Short and Sweet said...

I'm glad the Mouse issue has been resolved. I like how you interpret the "G" words in your post.

My name is PJ. said...

Impressive G post!!! Comprehensive!!!

mbkatc230 said...

Great G post! Love the Grrr- that happens here all the time, especially the dead batteries put back in the package! And where would I be without Google? Takes up less space than an encyclopedia that's for sure! Kathy

Julie Schuler said...

Great and thoughtful G post.

Amy said...

Hi Jo,

Love all of the G going around..

Thanks for stopping by..

5thsister said...

I go grrrr at the grey upon my head! Great G words all around!

laterg8r said...

grrrreat post jo, love the array of hoodies you all are wearing :D

great grey page :D

lissa said...

I google everything, it's very handy

thanks for your visit

mrs. c said...

Love all your words, I especially like the genuine, guilt, and the grateful. I think as we get older we are more likely to be honest about our feelings about ourselves and others and this is a good thing.

Amy said...

I love your G words. Especially the Growing...that is a wonderful perspective to lead each day!

Jenny said...

Hi Jo! What a G lorious G post.

Such variety.

Sorry to hear about your G uilt, though.

A+

Sarah said...

Jo, I read this post more than once. I love the way you so eloquently described feelings for each of these beautiful G words. Thank you for sharing this. I may just go back and read this once aGain.

Christy said...

i love your post! i love that grey is the new neutral--now i can say my hair is neutral! HA!

Amanda said...

great post! Love the gray background on the scrapbook page, don't love the growing bum thing...

Mami said...

Nice G words and your motto. Did you go to the Olympics? wow!!
Your grey fleece is good on you!!
Have a nice weekend!!

Viki said...

It's hard to believe those pictures were taken during the Olympics. Where was the snow I saw LOL. It looks like it was spring already.

Lois aka katesmum said...

love all your G's.... goodness girl... you are glorious!!

SquirrelQueen said...

A Great Group of G's, thanks for sharing. Glad to hear your mouse is working again.

Maggie B said...

Great G's, especially Grateful.
Super LO of your DD
~Maggie~

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Yes, the Vacounver Olympics were Great! I had to laugh when you wrote about the mouse. I would have been saying more than Grrrrr. I'm surprised you are the only person that's mentioned Google so far.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

The Olympics were awesome!!! Love your pics! Thanks so much for visiting my daughter Carrie...it means the world to me!

Jacque said...

Good Morning Jo,

I like butterflies...alot!! Mainly, because of their symbol of rebirth.

Thanks for sharing all those great "G" words with us today and for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit!

Have a great weekend!

Steph said...

I really like your G words. I was not familiar with that particular butterfly and did google it.... Lovely. Also think your thoughts and scrapbooking on gray are really fun.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the three Generation picture and all your g words....as far as the mice problem goes....all batteries go bad at once...that is what happens at my house anyway...just like lightbulbs....strange...

easternsparkle said...

Oh yes - Grrrrrr indeed! So many Gs as well!

GardenofDaisies said...

I suppose a lot of people think that.... But for me gray is really comforting. I think it is a color that can look pretty good on most people. So that is a good thing. And gray days make me want to get cozy and read a good book, and make cookies, two things I love. So I have a really pleasant association with the color gray.

The other thing I wanted to say is... please forgive yourself. I don't know what you feel guilty about from the past, but whatever it was, it's over. Life has gone on. Live in the now, and for the future.
Sending you a hug and hoping you have a great day!

Mumsy said...

I like your letter G post!

The scrapbook piece looks great, not depressing at all..

Catherine said...

Great G post! :)

The Muse said...

Love the gray...so many clients are requesting gray...
funny how we take time to break from what we thought ....

nice list of G's :)

loved Grateful and Growing!


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Brenda said...

Those are some Great G's! Love your layout!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love your site and your take on "G" words. Here's to mice that always work and never scare you in the middle of the night when you get up to go to the bathroom...

簡單嗎 said...

you got it!i like it!!! ........................................

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Glad to see you got your batteries in and the mouse to work :o)

Wonderful photo of you, your daughter and your mom :o)

Blessings & Aloha!