Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thoughtful Thursday

Inch your way a little closer to the screen - The Baroness has got another secret to tell you...

I'm kind of digging the minimalistic thing. That One Word Frickin' Meme really shifted my thinking around.

Nah, not really. I'm just wicked busy, and can't seem to get any of my racing thoughts still enough to lasso and wrestle to the page.

Today's TT is from a book I rediscovered recently in our vast bathroom library. And for all of you hoity-toity's out there who deny that any reading occurs in the water closet, we think you doth protest too much. In the vonB manse, we celebrate the multi-tasking of education and elimination.

Moving on...This is from the original of the Richard Carlson's "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" book series - the title of the piece alone is beautiful and speaks volumes in its brevity:

"Be Grateful when You're Feeling Good and
Graceful when You're Feeling Bad"

Not the easiest things to do, but maybe do-able enough that you won't break a sweat.

Peaceful Thursday, everyone.


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15 comments:

Anne said...

My sister helped me find my way over here - I'm Gina's mom (aka Team Tina), and I thank you (as well as many of your readers) for sending me your positive thoughts. This blogosphere is so cool - so many fabulous people to meet, and such amazing writing to read!! I'll be back, for sure!!

Anne said...

Hi again, I just saw that my (cute) pumpkin face didn't show up beside my last comment - could you please tell me what I need to do so it will? Thanks, Tina

Mental P Mama said...

Thanks for the reminder. I do love his books.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess Anne: Welcome! I've been enjoying your & your daughter's posts very much, and I'm honored to have you visit. As for the pumpkin picture, I'm afraid I'm not too familiar with Wordpress (which is the blogging service you use), but once you're logged in like you're ready to write a post, you might be able to find something about your profile, and there is where you might find something about posting a picture. It may be called "Profile" or "About Me". There should also be a "Help" section at the beginning of Wordpress, so you could e-mail in a question. Sorry I couldn't have been more help!

Countess MPM: And where do his books reside in your house? :)

The Guv'ner said...

Do you mean my snarling at people and muttering "dipshit!" under my breath isn't GRACEFUL enough? Mon dieu, Baroness!!!!

Mental P Mama said...

LOL. Not in the WC...on the bookshelf! We have no reading material in our WC's. Really.

Asthmagirl said...

I love this phrase! Thanks for sharing. Perhaps I shall tack it up in my WC. For the Olde Goat of course!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Guv: Although I sure it's heartfelt and all, but maybe doesn't quite fall into what the author had intended. Please direct all complaints regarding this to Hyperion Publications.

Countess MPM: Wow. Really? Wow.

Countess AG: There could also be an addendum about being grateful for having the toilet seat gracefully putting down...

The Queen said...

Baroness,

I beg you from our royal kingdom to yours...You must have a disclaimer regarding your posts, That your words my cause one to spew hot tea all over ones computer screen.
Education & Elimination...I have to get someone to loosen my corset I laughed so much, I can't breath.

The Queen

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Your Majesty: Rather than the disclaimer, maybe you need to just cut back on the tea. I am, however, willing to sign on if you can indeed get insurance for your computer screen for beverage-related incidents. And the corset thing? So last century, lady! All of us royals in the know are trying this new-fangled thing called a "Spanx".

(Although I may go back to corsets - this Spanx thing is a 3 person job at least, and I'm on a budget)

Bubs said...

Great advice! I think I'll start plagiarizing it ASAP.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Count Bubs von Tiki (you don't mind if I call you that, do you? I, at least, find it tres amusant...):
Isn't plagiarizing illegal? I wouldn't want ol' Richard Carlson sweating the small stuff. 'Cuz, you know, he like, says we shouldn't.

Lisa said...

When I was in college trying to write term papers (ew) with a sever case of writer's block and hangover combined, I'd always retreat to my "office" to -- dare I say -- let the creative juices flow. Ew, that sounds gross. But seriously, for me the bathroom has always been a place for epiphany .. and yes, reading too.

....Barbra Peapod

Not Afraid to Use It said...

This was a great one! Very good lesson, indeed.

BaronessvonBloggenschtern said...

Countess Babs: One must get inspiration where one may. I like the idea of your "office" - I just hope you didn't take calls there.

Countess NATUI: I concur. Many a good lesson can be learned in a bathroom.

 
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