visited 14 states (6.22%)
I realized I have been to some new places since I posted this map a few years ago. Since Hong Kong is part of China, it looks like I have been to mainland China.
And I've been to a little tiny bit of Canada, but the map makes it look way more impressive. Ditto Spain, Italy, France and Mexico.
I haven't travelled abroad since the 2011 trip to Spain and France. I am so happy when I am in a new place for a while. But now that I have a dog it is more complicated getting away for any length of time.
He is such a sweet loving creature and I know he is confused when I am not around on a regular basis. Maybe once I retire I can hit the road again.
Ah yes, retirement. I have finally started setting some wheels in motion.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Thursday, January 24, 2013
|This is my newest folly.|
When I come home he does this adorable happy dance. Look at that tail. It goes like a bullwhip when he is excited.
What a sleek handsome creature he is. I hope it is true that people start to look like their pets. I will be skinny and leggy soon.
Posted by MJ at 8:26 PM
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Nothing derails your train of thought like the words "invasive" and "carcinoma" coming out of the phone. Well. There it is.
FIVE RULES TO REMEMBER IN LIFE: (blatantly stolen Susan Wever who attributed them to someone named Roz)
1. Money cannot buy happiness but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.
2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the bastard's name.
3. Help someone when they are in trouble and they will remember you when they're in trouble again.
5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk. Drink Up Everyone !!!
Posted by MJ at 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Here are some things from this January.
Posted by MJ at 11:35 AM
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Click on this link and read the article from Utne.com.
A very interesting article about the importance of making, using your hands and mind and doing things well. It expresses well some ideas I have been mulling over for quite some time, but have never really put into a coherent form. It began when I started weaving, making pots, knitting. Why am I doing these things? Why do I feel compelled to make things as soon as I can escape from cubicle world?
Of course, in cubicle world I find myself taking extra time to figure out ways to help the users, get the data they want, create edits that might seem impossible, and decipher what they really need in spite of what they say they want. So I guess the idea of craftsmanship can be applied to part of my job, even though most of it is soul-sucking tedium.
Please post a comment if you have any thoughts on this article.
Posted by MJ at 10:36 AM
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I never seem to remember to take pictures. Here, for posterity, is my beautiful tree.
It is full of the ornaments I have collected over the years, mostly gifts from friends who are fondly remembered as I hang each little treasure.
There are the many eggs mom decorated so meticulously, with tiny scenes inside and glittering rhinestone outside.
And there are the family ornaments that go back to my childhood.
Not a lot of presents under the tree. The cats were not willing to wait for theirs, once they got a whiff of the nip inside. And I haven't got others wrapped yet. Or finished.
So I need to get back to my knitting.
Posted by MJ at 7:51 PM