Warrior Wednesday: Mother Warrior

August 8, 2012

“The way of a warrior is based on humanity, love, and sincerity; the heart of martial valor is true bravery, wisdom, love, and friendship. Emphasis on the physical aspects of warriorship is futile, for the power of the body is always limited. ~The Art of Peace p59

I think this pic goes great along side my poem Warrior Queen. I might try and expand or revise it some. I wrote some poetry as a gratitude exercise yesterday. The Literacy Through Photography class last week really has me wanting to write more poetry.

chaotic note

Links I Like

Mindful Self-Compassion for Kids

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion (Book Listing)

Antidotes to Anxiety-manage anxiety with humor

Repurpose Your Political Yard Sign

October 18, 2011

This is a visual How To Repurpose Your political Yard Sign…


wire frame of political sign
tape: clear packing or duct
contractors paper- u can buy at any hardware store or a paper bag may work

Step 1 and 2 get supplies, lay out contractors paper and put wire frame over your paper, cut paper when u have enough to fold over making two layers of paper…as seen in photos below

Step 3 fold side, top, and bottom of paper

Step 4 make your 2nd layer of paper/ 2nd side of sign by folding the paper in half

Step 5 tuck in last fold


Step 6 Decorate—Remember if u are using markers stick a bit of cardboard in between layers of paper to prevent them from bleeding through

Step 7 Done!


Later I may post pics of signs made for Occupy Raleigh and/or The Temple of Terror!


FTY: Warrior Spirit

September 2, 2011

Today I am giving a big Friday Thank You and shout out to:

  • the people of SMARI @ World Karate Do <–Scattermom u can find info here :)> It is exciting to almost catch up to my daughter with her white belt and red stripe. Maybe we will be ready to test for our Gold Belts together! They are helping me with my very own “Ain’t Skeerd mantra”!
  • Speaking of Ain’t Skeerd! Congrats to Daisy’s Dead Air on landing The Daisy Deadhead Show: broadcast on Saturday mornings (9-10am) in the Fountain Inn area, carried throughout much of upstate South Carolina. Her first show will be on September 3rd, which is lucky because it’s also the date in “Papa was a Rollin Stone” by the Temptations. Tune in to 1600 AM or 94.9 FM … also you can listen online at WFISradio.com. And thanks for the plug in Feministe’s comments when Spilt Milk guest posted.

In General News here at Chaos is Normal one yoga chair project had to be trashed and restarted but now is finished thanks to Kryten and his new airbrush. At first i bought a Re-store chair for 3 bucks but it was scratched in many places and needed too much extra work. Next i ditched that chair for a Sprawlmart metal folding chair and then followed this tutorial:

Kryten used some car putty after i sanded the sharp edges with a dremel then hand wet sanded it further. You cant even tell there used to be a back welded on there. Now i get to do a supported head stand that is safe for my neck. Yoga Chair for less than 60 bucks plus shipping!

Growing my romaine lettuce did not turn out as expected this year. </me needs to keep the seed packet to consult for harvest time> Unsure of when to pick it i waited too long and it got infested with buggers that could not be washed off. Kiddo and i are back at it again growing radishes this time which i’ve had good luck with in the past.

“Ideas under construction” are currently the Snap Wrap Dress, Console Table, and doing some volunteer reading coaching at a cutting edge fifth grade classroom!

Handy reminder I found via. scattermom—->


June 26, 2011

i’ve been busy lately studying for the GRE and trying to figure out a way I can get some extra time on the test without paying for a full Learning Disabilities evaluation. I might have found it.

My first pass through and review of the GRE math material is completed. On to attacking GRE vocabulary (see title). i started making my very own word searches through Discovery’s website. </me a geek>

The pool was fun today and kiddo can actually swim a few yards by herself in water over her head!

chaotic notes

Loving this poem: thanks Daisy and Irene for pointing this out to me!

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.


My Grandfather’s Blessings by Rachel Naomi Remen

from Belonging p197

True service is not a relationship between expert and problem; it is far more genuine than that. It is a relationship between people who bring the full resources of their combined humanity to the table and share them generously. Service goes beyond expertise. Service is another way of life.

Should I live to be very old, I expect that I will not remember the times when I was ‘cool’ but will be warmed only by the times I cared passionately, risked everything to make a difference, and knew who I was.

Food for Thought/ 2nd Che Dad Picks

March 23, 2011

Must get some good food out with my Bad Ass Mama friends soon! I am missing them so very much. There will be the summer, when life won’t be so crazy. I hope.

It was nice to see a comment from Kloncke today! Thanks.

Che Dad Picks (Introduction to Che Dad Picks Here)

CheDad Picks

South of The Border Documentary by Oliver Stone (available for streaming on Netflix)

Report: Army told units to trash Gulf War docs (Army Times)

Consortium News site by Ray McGovern and Bob Parry both have excellent cred/ background

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