Competition is competing against oneself whether the ego will let self see it or not…therefore, bad sportsmanship exemplifies the ego against itself and all its faults…good sportsmanship accepts that for today the best was the best….center reflects enjoyment/thankfulness of the competition for all that it is.
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Posted by TheCanvasGrey on June 9, 2012
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Posted by TheCanvasGrey on November 24, 2009
So let me get this straight…I have to get up at 1am Thursday morning to start the big bird, go back to bed at 2am and then wake up on the hour to baste until 5am and then start preparing 20 side dishes, 2 pies, 2 cakes…all between one oven and a small microwave, set the table to look like something from Martha Stewart’s Living, look like I stepped out of Vogue as I serve it…then do two loads in the dishwasher whilst washing all the big stuff which puts me at about 1am Friday morning and then I’m supposed to get up at 4am and stand in line to shop in over crowded stores for bargains whilst everyone else watches football games and marathon TVLand episodes????
BAH HUM BIRD!!!!!!!!!!!
What I REALLY want is my own reality show just to get this documented!
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Posted by TheCanvasGrey on April 1, 2008
This award when given to someone from me will come with no strings attached to do anything but know that I appreciate them, I’m thankful for them, and I think they are pretty darn special. Once given it can be shared or held close, posted or not because it is simply my way of saying thank you for being who you are and doing what you do.
Mere, this award has in part been inspired by you so you will be the first to receive it! You touch my heart with your love of family, commitment, boundless energy, compassion and openness.
To Ms. Mercedes the HUGE HEART AWARD!
Posted by TheCanvasGrey on March 18, 2008
I believe that life should be about what we CAN do. After all not everyone can run a race much less win it. Not everyone can focus for long periods of time to solve/work on the theories of time and space and how we can invent a worm hole. Nor are most of us able (in my case willing) to strut themselves among the red carpet/reality crowd (ick).
So in my corner of the world I am about what we are ABLE to do. Figuring out the big picture for our lives, sifting in desires, gifts, love, passion, responsibility, compassion, abilities, education, understanding, desired outcome and more. Then placing the pieces in order, minute by minute, day by day, week by week, year by year so that at some point we can see a masterpiece taking shape before us. Our lives…what we are capable of doing throughout the course of a lifetime.
I’m proud of both my kids. I think they are worth every minute of thought, work, effort, joy, heartache, sweat, tears, planning, change of plans, money, time, all of it…they are worth it all.
Sometimes there are moments of unexplained, unexpected, unknown gifts displayed before me and I am in awe. This is an example of that wonder and surprise from Big Boy last year at the age of eight.
He titled it “DRAGON”
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Posted by TheCanvasGrey on March 4, 2008
well, pat myself on the back…well, let someone else pat me on the back and then pass it on cause if feels so darn good that everyone should do it.
But first a pause for the cause….this important break for the brainiac in me… some appreciation and thought.
There are so many bloggers that make me think,
make me stretch,
make me realize that we all have similar thoughts,
that we are all human.
That maybe the most wonderful part of humanity is reaching out to each other. That on a broader scale we are more alike than different. We are diverse but the same.
We are born, we live and we die.
A complete circle.
Circles seem to be significant. God scattered lots of circles around.
What significance must circles be?
Okay, too deep for today….so on with the award!
I was bestowed by Maddy, whom I hold in high regard for more than a couple of reasons (she’s my Wonder Woman link), the ROYAL BANANA award, I slip you not!!!!
She thinks my blog is yummy!!!! The feeling is mutual!
I’m going to pass this on to my entire blog roll (see right column under Brain Waves) of blogging buddies that have yummy blogs to me. Please add these as you can if you want to your blogs!
Have a wonderful day (24 hour cycle, you know that circle thing). Ta Ta!
Posted by TheCanvasGrey on February 18, 2008
In 2006 we’d removed a VERY old tree in the back yard. We wondered and wondered how we would remove the stump. We just left it there eventually putting some potted plants on it. Within a year it started to decay and last Fall my husband removed it completely with VERY little effort.
So when an email came to me recently (thanks Shawna) it had something about “plowing around the stump” and it really settled in with me. I’ve always been the jump in and get it done now person. Work before play, work hard then play hard kinda person. Ya know the person that can’t rest until the stump is out, roots and all.
So I’m trying to adapt this “plow around the stump” into my life a bit more.
For example, I’m getting tired of going to the Y constantly to just maintain (losing is a lost cause…for now) my weight. Especially through the cold and muck of winter (not to mention the flu going around). So as I’m learning to “plow around the stump” I abandoned our 1980 circa Super Nintendo, pushed my cheap, frugal self to the side and got a Wii to get us off our duffs while enjoying ourselves as a family. I also got the exercise trampoline…FUN!
My kids are finicky eaters so I’m constantly trying to find ways to get them to eat more variety. I’d be much happier if they would eat vegies raw or steamed but now that I’m to the point of disguising them by any means necessary. It doesn’t always work but when it does I’m dancing on the clouds that I found another healthy dish they will eat. Sometimes that means it comes from a frozen bag or from a can. Cooking two times a day, seven days a week is a stump I’m more than glad to abandon and plow around!
Inside verse outside play is a stump that is difficult for me to leave alone. Big Boy has so much anxiety about bugs that the only place he will play is open spaces with few flying insects. Young Son is all about adventure and the outdoors. This limits us to the yard since one is in and the other out unless I take them to the park (which I do). I feel guilty about the days of my childhood when we roamed the wilds. I’m sure that Mom got so many things done while we learned about freedom (to be more than a few feet from an adult), limitations (not to go too far away) and responsibility (come back at predetermined time, watch out for each other). But in my world, this isn’t possible. So I have to compromise, as tough as that is and think of other ways to do these things.
Finally the stump that has been the most difficult for me. Connecting with others. I’m naturally a very outgoing, giving person. I’ve connected with a few people since moving here eight plus years ago but to be honest, nothing lasting, nothing deep. All my close friends are physically far away. We only get to visit periodically. I’ve been praying for a direction, to imagine how I can remove this stump. This last weekend God revealed to me the reason why… WHY…which isn’t mine to know or question but He let me in on it all the same! How blessed am I that I now understand why I’ve been in a type of solitary confinement (girlfriend wise). I’ve been patient and He is showing me. I’m so thankful. So glad I’ve been patient (NOT EASY).
So now I’m happily plowing around this stump knowing that it isn’t moving…but I AM!