Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Frivolous Stuff with a little Snowdoll observation

In spring, hundreds of flowers; in autumn, a harvest moon.
In summer a refreshing breeze; in winter, snow will accompany you.
If useless things do not hang in your mind,
any season is a good season for you.--Mu-mon
I remember when my children were growing up. I marveled at various stages of their lives, adoring the different developments of going from infant to toddler to child and beyond. "Useless things" in this quote means, in my understanding, any attachment. Rather than become attached to a particular experience or time, let each be what it is. Let the flowers give way to the harves and warm breezes to snow. And let puppies go to their homes where they belong. On the 19th, I found this leaf. It is only August. Isn't it entirely too soon for something this red? I only found the one. I think it is a hasty leaf and I brought it inside as a reminder to slow down. In Snowdoll news, today when all of the puppies were asleep and even Romanov was just lying around, she was playful and had a piece of rawhide which she was gnawing, tossing, and enjoying a great deal. She tossed it and it landed beside Romanov who just looked at it and didn't make a move to get it for himself. There was a time when, as she retrieved it, she would have taken a snap at Romanov. She did not do this. In fact, Rob and I have noticed a far more relaxed and confident puppy. She's not nearly as aggressive with Romanov as she used to be which is wonderful to see.
Aries Horoscope for week of August 21, 2008 Your next assignment is to inject more fun into your job -- or into anything that feels like work, for that matter. You've got a head start because lately you've been playing harder than usual. That should give you creative momentum as you reinvent your approach to activities that push you to your limits and test your resolve. For best results, be open to the possibility that you really don't have to keep being bored and cranky in places where you've assumed you will always be bored and cranky.

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