My Bar Room Brawl Look

My bar room brawl look

Yesterday morning at 8:30 I was in the final throes of getting ready for work. Most everything I do is backed with a great deal of energy—including brushing my teeth. I’d just spent a good 5 minutes gargling and leaned forward enthusiastically over the sink to spit when WHAP! I slammed my head into the shelf on our medicine cabinet.

My glasses went flying, I’m surprised they didn’t break. The impact made my knees buckle, which slumped me to the floor, clunking my chin on the basin counter on the way down. Tears sprang from my eyes as a natural reflex. Len heard the THUNK! followed by the fall, and came running.

“What happened?!” he shouted.

“I just knocked myself silly.”

“Your forehead’s bleeding and it’s starting to swell.”

While applying Neosporin it occured to me… “Get the camera, quick!”

“Why?” he asked.

“This is tomorrow’s blog,” I said with a grin.

I’d just been writing a piece about chronos time and kairos time as it relates to memory and was so caught up in it that I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing and nearly knocked myself out.

The moral of the story? Be mindful. There’s a Zen proverb that says:
When walking, walk. When eating, eat.”


This Bud’s for You

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I may not have my restored data back yet, but the weather’s been nice, I’ve got my camera, and the Camedia software is loaded on the new hard drive on my laptop. So I went on a floral adventure along the section of the Prairie Bike Trail that goes through Crystal Lake. Then, I read the instructions on how to create a slideshow in a WordPress blog post.

My last post was on “Whine and Cheese” so I thought this one should be about beer — “This Bud’s for You.” Get it? Bud as in flowers. I crack myself up!

And while I thoroughly enjoy flowers, I don’t know many of them by type and name. I’m hoping our friend and Master Gardener, Sandi, will jump in and help me with that. Sandi – there are six photos: orange, periwinkle, pink, red, white, and yellow. If you would be so kind as to identify them for me, I’ll come back in and add the flower names to the captions (at least I think I can) …

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
– Laurie Buchanan
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