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Changing Pace~ 
13th-Feb-2011 10:54 pm
alfred hand-on-face
Funny how a weekend this time of year can be a day or less, while in the 'off season,' it's three days. And you make the most (or least) of whatever you get. We enjoyed the movie last night and then took a ride to The Dalles today . . . the weather was pretty nice and mild and we only hit rain at the very end.

The most important part was the long nap in the middle of the day.

I'm looking forward to the upcoming three-day weekend, our last one until July. What follows is one-day weekend season, and a month of 7-day weeks.

(If you don't want to work your ass off, don't do special events.)

Tomorrow is media training for the prez, and then I hope Charlie and I can find time to work on the website.

We're basically hating have Windows 7 as our OS on our new home desktops . . . nothing seems compatible, including games and important programs we use all the time. You know what they say about hindsight . . .

Tomorrow we get the new copy machine at work, and hopefully that won't be too traumatic. We'll see. I usually embrace change, in everything but certain technology. And have I mentioned the camera on my new phone doesn't work?

Which brings me to an observation that how we deal with change--change in status, change in favor, change in health and age and attractiveness--is an important factor in a person's character. One of my favorite mantras growing up was the Serenity Prayer:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

If we could all aspire to serenity, courage and wisdom, that would be pretty damn good.


Comments 
14th-Feb-2011 11:37 am (UTC)
The whole world needs to make a note of the Serenity Prayer. But for so many change is a bad word.
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14th-Feb-2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
Which brings me to an observation that how we deal with change--change in status, change in favor, change in health and age and attractiveness--is an important factor in a person's character. One of my favorite mantras growing up was the Serenity Prayer:
So very true, my friend. I hate change. I accept that part now. How do I deal with it? A lot better now that I have accepted how difficult it is for me. I do what I can beforehand to ease me through a hard time. Changing vans I line them up side by side and just do a direct transfer-but i buy something new for the new one beforehand!
Have a great day!!
15th-Feb-2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Hope *YOU* had a nice day, birthday girl!!!!
14th-Feb-2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
You're so amazing. *hugs*
15th-Feb-2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Hugs back!
16th-Feb-2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
I did a lot of work on managing change when I worked and tried to embrace it, but had so many of my staff who resisted it no matter how good the changes were. Technical things bother me more than others, just because my technical ability sucks.

I can't believe your camera does not work on your new phone. Take it to the Verizon Store and get a new one. You need a camera. Maybe Charlie and I could do it for you.

I love the Serenity Prayer also, learned it from working with so many members in 12 step programs.
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