So what we should be doing: painting, cleaning the cabins, hanging the curtains, plumbing maintenance, etc. Not happening.
George and Cheri drove up yesterday to see just how close they could get to the cabins. Their progress was blocked by the snow plow. And the water hasn't been turned on yet either, which is a big turn-off for me, because no shower, no potty? No me...
Mark has some plans for projects around the house. This is what I will be working on, the Amy Butler Weekender bag. Which probably won't be completed in one single weekend. Thirteen steps, each with a gazillion sub-steps...
Mark and I have been taping and watching the final episodes of Oprah for the last month. We have been sporadic viewers. But these final episodes have been interesting, especially as she looks back over the last twenty-five years. And remember. She and Mark are "tight" since they both started their careers in the same year.
Last night we watched her final episode, where she stood on stage and talked about what she has learned over the past twenty-five years, what her guests, audience, and viewers have taught her. I watched it again this morning to jot down some of the best parts:
*Find you passion. Whatever you are supposed to be doing, embrace the life that is calling you and carry it forward.
I'm working on finding my passion. I know creativity is an essential part of my life.
*People make bad choices, blaming everybody else but themselves for the state of their lives.
This one really hit home. Choices and consequences. Choices and consequences.
*When you know better, you do better.
Keep on learning. Keep the spark of knowledge burning.
*Nobody but you is responsible for your life. You are responsible for the energy you create for yourself and the energy you bring to others.
We have the choice to be happy, to love, to forgive. We can't control what other people do for us or to us. But we can make good choices because we have that capacity, and our life is our responsibility.
Except when Mother Nature decides to take charge...