Monday, July 20, 2009

To Mull

Mull: verb. Mull over, ponder, pore over, consider, reflect on, deliberate, think about for a while, give thought to, study, meditate, weigh, ruminate.

Here are my Monday Mullings for July 20, 2009.


I do love when the post arrives. On Friday, I made a trip to the post office to pick up a package from my friend, Kim. Inside was my Pay It Forward prize and I had such fun opening everything. I saw the collage first on Kim’s blog. I loved it there and I love it even more in person. The birds and the bees in a garden with a kitty. Couldn’t be more perfect. (Kim said she couldn’t get the thought of Musashi’s Garden out of her mind).

The meditation string of beads is in my pocket. She based them on the 17 bead bookmark she saw at the Daily Om. Every time I touch the beads (each one different), I smile and spread a little joy out into the universe.

Thank you so very much, Kim. Everything is perfect and sooooooo me! You aren’t late. Everything in its own time and I get to celebrate a little more, my good fortune in knowing you.


Do you remember where you were when Apollo 11 landed on the moon? I was at university. I do remember watching and crying and being amazed that we were on the moon. Amazed that we got the men there and we got them back home -- all in one piece. The whole world seemed to hold it’s breath and watched as one, the trip to the moon.

I watch each and every shuttle launch and watch the NASA channel to see what the latest news is or to watch a space walk. We seem to take so much for granted now. Everything is old hat. Where’s the joy, the imagination, the knowledge, the excitement, the fascination that life seemed to have *way back then*?! Was going to the moon the last frontier and now there is no interest in science or space? Ruminate on that!

There was a lot going on in 1969. The Jets won the Superbowl and the Mets won the World Series. Nixon was sworn in as president. The Beatles’ had their last public concert. Golda Meir became Prime Minister of Israel. The premiere of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In was in 1969. That’s just a few of the happenings in 1969.


It is still hot. The weathermen promised us rain. Actually, I believe they said 60 percent chance for two days and then chances would lessen. Well, we got one day of a 20 minute gully washer. In other words, didn’t do much good. We need a day long, soaking rain. I’m afraid I may have to resort to a rain dance. Not pretty.


You might have noticed on other Mondays, I have said prayers for Ann Marie and Cydney Marie. I am happy to report that after 14+ weeks in the hospital Ann Marie, by C-Section, gave birth to Cydney Marie on July 17 (also Ann Marie’s birthday). The story of Cydney Marie and her big brother, Coy is an amazing one and I invite you to visit their blog to read more.


The piglets are finished. Mrs. Piggy and the little ones will be traveling to California this week for a birthday celebration at the end of the month.


I haven’t decided what to read next. I finished The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz and really enjoyed reading this novel. Here’s info from the back cover: “In 1959, a young woman, Haruko, marries the Crown Prince of Japan. She is the first non-aristocratic woman to enter the mysterious, hermetic monarchy. Met with cruelty and suspicion by the Empress, Haruko is controlled at every turn, suffering a nervous breakdown after finally giving birth to a son. Thirty years later, now Empress herself, she plays a crucial role in persuading another young woman to accept the marriage proposal of her son, with tragic consequences.”

On the calendar I have a dermatology appointment and we have an Astros baseball game. Still trying to stay cool!


I’ll leave you with this picture thought:

I am thankful for another day on beautiful Mother Earth.

Have a beautiful week.

Joy to You!


Sarah said...

Oh I love to mull..but you know that. Maybe I should call the quilting bee a mulling bee. I love it when you Mull!!!
The sweet treat - well deserved and delicious! Lucky girl!!
I was 9 in 1969 and my parents let me sleep through the moon landing!! The other stuff..I pretty much missed too - I was outside playin' I guess.
The pigs..OMG these are beyond toooo cute!!! Someone is going to be very happy for their birthday!
The book...I will be looking for - looks facinating!!
Off to read about Cydney Marie!!
Hugs to you hon, Sarah

Kim Mailhot said...

Wonderful Monday Mullings, Ms Snap ! ;)

Those piggies look so sweet with their mama ! And congrats on all the cood stuff, and your sweet pay it forward gifts ! Love the meditation beads! I need to make me some of those. Stay cool !

Sheila said...

My Dad was a frustrated wannabe participant of the space program, an engineer on the design team of the F-15 for the AF later, so though he hated TV for the most part we wouldn't have missed a rocket launch and certainly not the moon landing. It is incredible to remember how amazing and miraculous all of that was for its time. AWESOME! Years later when I finally got to make the trip to quilter's mecca and the International Quilt Festival in Houston I HAD to also make sure to visit the Houston Space Center and I remember as I toured the voices from the original viewing of all that as I stood there - "This is Houston control..." WOW! I had to literally pinch myself to be sure I wasn't dreaming. There really is no limit to what can be accomplished when a dream beckons and is followed!

Congrats to the new mama and welcome to Cydney! :)

Joy said...

Love that print and the bracelet! Just gorgeous. And the little piggies are too adorable. :o)

Pretty Things said...

That collage is amazing!

I did a similar post last night, kind of like your "mullings". It's a neat way to think on things.

Barb said...

Lovely ponderings. Hope your week is a happy one.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

So glad you like the booty. Such a full and mullifying post! I was 9 when Apollo landed and the space walk happened and I remember watching it on our black and white tv. It was surreal, even at that age.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Snap,
Congratulations to Ann Marie on the birth of her new daughter. I love those beads. When I lived in Hong Kong there used to be a Buddhist monk who handed out gold threads to everyone who passed by. I loved the peace that I felt. I was working on your pansy paining tonight. I have to keep adding layers to make the pansies pop. Even though it is taking me a while to finish everyone's painting, I am loving taking time to make it special for that person.

Have a lovely evening. Just wanted you to know as I paint this, I am sending you thoughts of peace.


Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Good Mullin' Monday to you! I can tell you exactly where I was when the first walk happened..playing a bass fiddle in an orchestra..they broke and and made the announcement. Lets just say the concert did NOT go on!
The piglets are adorable and congrats to a healthy happy birth. Prayer is a powerful thing!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I was 14 in 1969 in Eagar, Arizona. I was old enough to know better but I wondered if we could see the lunar lander on the moon.

Wolynski said...

Lovely collage!

I was in Warsaw, Poland for the moon landing. I went to friends' house, since we didn't have a TV. We sat up all night watching that infernal ladder. Finally someone climbed down and I screamed with excitement and woke up the lady of the house, who scolded me soundly. And that's my moon landing.

lisaschaos said...

Love those piggies!!