Thursday, April 09, 2009


Leah and my timers arrived yesterday! Leah plans to use two of them at work with her new job making teeth. Yes--she has been being trained in on a trial basis and is doing quite well--naturally! :):) There are a couple of parts of the process that need to be timed and now she won't forget and let them go too long or start too early. Nice!
Mine are in their new positions--at the computer (so I don't go over an hour)--two at the craft table (one for the hour and the other so that I won't go over ten minutes on a video)--and my original one by my chair to remember to take my pills all day.
You can tell the new season is here. The earth has shifted and the sun comes all the way to the back of my apartment in the morning. Here I caught Miss Karma lounging in the morning sun--way back by my desk! Spring is here!
I saw on the news that they said there seems to be an unprecedented number of geese this year--huge flocks! Did they have exceptional breeding conditions this winter? Or could it be that because of the flooded river they have larger spots to gather together? Or that because of all the excess waterways the first geese have just hung around longer so that there are these huge flocks now with the additional geese arriving? Or do you think that maybe the geese might instinctively know about the flooding--which is good for them for fattening up on their way north? Interesting to ponder.

I watched The Secret Life of Bees and Frozen River last night. Very different kinds of movies--and I really loved them both for different reasons. Frozen River might not be everybody's cup of tea--quite stark, I guess you could say, but not unrealistic. They both touched my heart.

The Secret Life Of Bees:
Haunted by the death of her mother, 14-year-old Lily (Dakota Fanning) escapes the dreary life she lives on her father's farm and heads to Tiburon, S.C., with her friend and caregiver, Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), setting off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Set amidst the hotbed of racial tensions in the South in the 1960s, Gina Prince-Bythewood's dramatic tale is based on the bestselling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

Frozen River:
On a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian border, Ray (Melissa Leo, in an Oscar-nominated role) teams with widowed tribe member Lila (Misty Upham) to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States. Although the work provides the women with much-needed money, each trip puts them in danger. How long will their luck hold before the authorities close in? Charlie McDermott co-stars in this drama nominated for multiple Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature.

Anyways, Leah is stopping by sometime to pick up her three timers. The only thing I got done yesterday was to slowly put away all that glorious stash--hehe! Today I am washing clothes and it is 40 degrees! Nice! Have a great day!


  1. I'll keep an eye out for the movies....they both sound good from your descriptions.

    I was thinking at many timers does one person need?! lol Then I read that you are keeping them stationed in different areas...good idea. I need one for limiting my time at the computer but then, acknowledging it and acting on it would be a problem for me. lol

  2. How are you feeling now re. pain after your surgery?

  3. I know--how many timers does a person need--hehehe! But I am using them all--truthfully! And you are right--you have to listen to the timer when it tells you to stop what you are doing--chuckle! That took me a while. But I can have more sessions if I don't overdo. I know you have back problems. Might help you, too. ??

    Mouth is still sore and if not better by Monday I am calling. :(


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