Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Words in the Week: Only time will tell

Change seems to be climbing over the horizon.  But then, isn't change always there, making its way into the open? Instead of guessing and predicting what the change will be, I'll take the advice of Jimmy Buffet.  It will be here soon enough.

"Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong
Only time will tell is there a message in this song
Will it ever make sense will it ever ring a bell
Only time will tell"
-Only Time Will Tell, Jimmy Buffett

Friday, January 25, 2013

Foto Friday: Hockey

Our son has started to play hockey.  The season runs from October to March and they practice for an hour two times a week.  I'm amazed that a four year old can stay focused for a full hour, let alone keep interest in a sport for six months!  He started out barely able to stand up on skates, to participating in several games with a couple of tournaments yet to come.  As for what the future holds for hockey and our four year old, only time will tell.  For now he asks everyday if he has hockey and says, "Next time I want to make a goal!"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Words in the Week: National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month

Currently I work part time for a non-profit agency that provides mentors for children, so we have been celebrating mentors and what they mean to our agency and the children they serve.  It's a good time to remember the mentors that have been influential in our own lives, and to consider being a mentor to someone else. 

Here is a quote in celebration of being a mentor:

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction."

- Media Critic John Crosby

Please visit for more information on being a mentor.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Small Stones #18

Today I heard the chickadees. 

It has been very cold (-20 and below) and finally it warmed up to around 23 degrees Fahrenheit.  The chickadees sang their "chicka-dee-dee-dee-dee-dee" song, a very welcome verse to hear during the silence of winter.

Our snow has settled and the days stretch a little longer, as do the pink hues of the sun rises and sunsets along the mountains.  No longer does the very dark seep in to stay.

I'm sure more snow will come, but for now what rests is best kept silent, and our lives continue on.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Words in the Week: My words for 2013

With the 15th of January already here, the new year seems a bit far from "new".  Even still there are a few words that I'll keep present throughout the year as reminders of what I want to focus on throughout the year.  In many ways they are like stones for me, each one tossed into the river of my life for reflection and to hold on to when the waters become rough.















Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Words in the Week: My quote for the year

Instead of a new year's resolution, the following quote provides positive sentiments for 2013:

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours.

 ~Swedish Proverb

Friday, January 4, 2013

Foto Friday: Kings in cottonwoods

I found these two bald eagles perched up in the cottonwoods taking a break on a cold winter day. They paid me no mind as I took their photo.  Instead they looked on, and what seemed to me, in a gallant manner with strength and dignity.  They are the kings in the cottonwoods, rulers of their territory.