A Little Humor – Signs you are living in the year 2012 when….

Signs you are living in the year 2012 when….

 

You tried to enter your password on the microwave

You haven’t played solitaire with a real deck of cards in years

You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3

Your daughter sells Girl Scout Cookies via her web site

You chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa,  but you haven’t spoken to your next door neighbor yet this year

You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home

Your reason for not staying in touch with family is because they do not have an e-mail address.

You e-mail your son in his room to tell him that dinner is ready he e-mails you back “What’s for dinner?”

You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person 🙂

You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls

Using real money, instead of credit or debit ,to make a purchase would be a hassle and take planning

You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow.

 

Lighten Up – Signs you are living in the year 2000 +

Signs you are living in the year 2000 +

You tried to enter your password on the microwave

You haven’t played solitaire with a real deck of cards in years

You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3

Your daughter sells Girl Scout Cookies via her web site

You chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa, but you haven’t spoken to your next door neighbor yet this year

You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home

Your reason for not staying in touch with family is because they do not have an e-mail address.

You e-mail your son in his room to tell him that dinner is ready he e-mails you back “What’s for dinner?”

You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person

You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls

Using real money, instead of credit or debit ,to make a purchase would be a hassle and take planning

You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow

 

Pagan Humor and Just Plain Sillyness

Your Daily Chinese Horoscopes for May 15th

Rabbit

You are a little too focused on your work, career, or the daily grind at the moment. There is money coming, but you are acting like you are terrified the world will come to a halt if your fingers are not worn down to the nubs. Take a break, would you?

Dragon

You are way overdue for some fun. You have been working too hard lately, and your body is screaming “Slow down!” at you. That may manifest in the form of a cold, some aches and pains, or strange coincidences that push you out of “”ork think” into “play mode”.

Snake

Your family members, loved ones or relatives may gripe about the amount of time you spend working, but they have no complaints about spending the proceeds. You just may have to point that out to them today. You may be surprised and gratified when the response is one of sheepish apology.

Horse

This is definitely not a good time to go shopping for cell phones, computers, PDAs and other electronic or communication devices. They are likely to be the wrong model, break down easily or be more costly in the long run than you had anticipated. If you must buy these toys, get good warrantees.

Sheep

You will be strongly tempted to comfort-spend today. Be careful, that gigantic bargain could turn into a white elephant as soon as you pull out of the shopping mall’s parking lot. Leave impulsive purchases for another day when you are more clear about what you really want.

Monkey

You may have an opportunity to take on a leadership role or to stand above the crowd today, but don’t let new authority go to your head. You may find that some of the people you counted on to be supportive will have to be wooed and pursued.

Rooster

You feel anxious and uncertain and don’t know why. You need a feeling of greater stability around you and will be reaching out for trustworthy advice and feedback. A friend or companion could provide the insight you are seeking. Your mood will come around when you sort out the details.

Dog

Don’t go traveling with close friends or in groups if you have a choice. You may find that commuters are erratic today, making sudden lane changes without signaling, cutting you off. Don’t take it personally. They aren’t doing it on purpose, they are just distracted and careless today.

Pig

You might have to make some hard choices about your career, but it’s all ultimately for a good cause. You could let go of something you thought you needed, only to find out it was that very thing getting in the way of your getting ahead.

Rat

Communication, travel and higher education will be on your mind, but mundane gossip and distractions from people close to you are keeping you from setting your goals and sticking to them. While there is good news coming, you may be forced to shout “Quiet!” several times today.

Ox

Your value system or personal resources may be challenging to a friendship in some way. “You’ve changed!” is the lament, and there may be some truth to it. People do sometimes grow together, and sometimes they grow apart. You can’t go backwards.

Tiger

Your mate or partner may be insisting you “settle down”, or vice versa. Somehow there will be issues involving commitment, stability, security and-or the children in your lives. Communication is the key – talking things out will actually help, give it a try!

Daily OM for December 11th – Women’s Work

Women’s Work
Tending the Hearth

 

 

The importance of tending the hearth that nurtures all who bask in its warmth is a beautiful thing.

In the recent past, the term women’s work has come to have a derogatory connotation. Women’s work encompasses all the domestic chores that have historically been associated only with women—cooking, cleaning, and raising children. Whenever a person is limited to only certain kinds of work in a society, there is a need to break free from that work in order to inhabit a place of choice. However, when we choose to do women’s work because we enjoy it, there is nothing degrading about it. There is an honor to it, and when done alone or in a group this work can be truly meaningful and fulfilling because the home is the foundation of security for all who live in it. The importance of tending the hearth that nurtures all who bask in its warmth cannot be overstated.

In addition to being essential to the functioning of the world, women’s work offers creative fulfillment, intimate interaction, and personal satisfaction. The more we become aware of the significance of this realm of labor, the more fulfilling it will be to those who do the work and those who benefit from it. A well-set table and a delicious, healthy meal can heal us on multiple levels. Clean, crisp sheets on a bed allow us to enter a deep slumber, inspiring a sense of safety and trust. Our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health all rest upon the smooth functioning of our homes.

The gift of women’s work, which still often comes from the hands of women, now also comes from fathers, husbands, and hired help. Whatever the source, our sincere gratitude upon receiving these treasures reminds us of the profound value of what is traditionally known as women’s work. The more we acknowledge the tremendous importance of this work, the more we are able to do it with a sense of pride, never feeling for a moment that our efforts are less significant or meaningful than those working outside the home—on the contrary, it is this work that makes all other work possible.