Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -- Mark Twain
yahoo for long weekends
I am so glad to have today off. I worked a couple hours on Sunday, a 13 hour day Monday--covering vacations and with an extra long Board meeting tacked on to the end of my day--and worked a 12 hour day on Tuesday. I own you, Wednesday!
Doing grownup stuff this morning:
Buying some last minute groceries to take to ChicagoBoy's
Packing the car
Then I am heading out to ChicagoBoy's later this morning, so I can hopefully beat the traffic, and start roasting the pumpkins for my pies. I just had a super domesticated fantasy-moment where I imagined him coming home, opening the door, smelling the deliciousness of roasting pumpkin, and smiling with satisfaction that he's nabbed such a resourceful woman. NO WAY! I mean that's great too, but I love that this boy loves my brains AND my cooking.
Can't wait to see my sweetheart. It's been 2 weeks and that is too long these days! How did we used to only see each other once every month - 6 weeks. You guys, I love this guy. A lot. And I also love Thanksgiving...
Come and support Gould Farm (the oldest therapeutic community in the United States), as they embark on their 5k Running for Recovery! Can't make it?! You can still support them, just check out the above link.
conference report on House Bill (HB) 64, the state’s two year main operating
budget bill, was adopted on a 4-2 party-line vote at about 2:30a.m. this
morning.The Senate is expected to
approve the report later today and the House will vote tomorrow.
Rep. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell), Sen.
Scott Oelslager (R-N. Canton), Sen. Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township) and Rep.
Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) voted for the report.Sen. Mike Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati)
voted against the report. PLF
– The Conference
Committee kept the language increasing the PLF percentage to 1.7% of the total
General Revenue Fund (GRF).This is a
huge success because anything can happen in Conference Committee.However, they chose not to include a
provision guaranteeing us the actual dollar amounts estimated in the budget
Package – The
Conference Committee made a few changes as they worked out the differences
between the House and Senate tax proposals.They kept the 6.3% across …
Every time we try to identify God, we are sure to identify what he is —
what she is certainly not. And the genius of God to dwell where we would
least likely look, within the depths of our own being, our own
shallowness, our own darkness, our own humanity. --Martin Sheen
My friend Pamerama was kind enough to share this great, On Being, podcast interview of Martin Sheen. I chose to read the podcast interview transcript instead, to I might better process Sheen's statements.
I too am Catholic, but you don't need to be to enjoy. Sheen examines his return journey to faith and spirituality, and it's just wonderful.
A great read before New Years revelry.
Happiest New Years' Eve to you and yours! Be safe, be merry, be young tonight!