The rain has been falling here since Tuesday, but it has been a gentle, soaking rain that will help get us get closer to normal rainfall averages. We've been way down for the past year, so this rain is a blessing. Actually, the sun has come out now, although more rain is predicted.
I've been busy thinking about the ways in which I justify my actions (or more often, my lack of action). Having just finished Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why We Justify Foolish Decisions, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, (reviewed on my book blog), my own method of justifying avoidance is much more obvious to me. "I'm too busy, too tired, will do it later..." echoes pretty loudly in my head right now.
So...I finally started quilting, and I'm finding it slow going (because my table isn't the right height, I'm not good at free motion quilting, my shoulder and neck hurt...blah, blah, blah...self-justification!). But at least the excuses are now in that segment of my mind that can recognize them as such and won't let me off the hook!
I'm still reading All Creatures Great and Small and smiling as I read. It is just as funny this time as it was the first time!
Yesterday, I tried to reduce the size of the picture in my header...and now I can't get anything to work because of that green border (I think). I had such a hard time when we went to Beta and then with the change to New Blogger, that I left the pic too large after finally getting it up. When I try to change it now with the "customize" setting it keeps the large rectangle and the bird is pasted just over the text. No better luck with html. Technodunce is at it again.