Morning of Dismay and “POOF!” Now a Ray of Light!

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I am trying to hold myself together this morning and not to have a melt down.  So much for asking someone to do something once and it getting done.  Nothing at my house is done unless you truly do it yourself.  I need 5 minutes to myself free of people, distractions, and dismay.

Everything is seemingly annoying to me.  Click, click, click, click.  The rattling of papers, hunting and pecking of typing, the multiple voices inside my head saying eat the chocolate cake in the break room….OH the agony!  Maybe I am just being melodramatic, but you get the idea.

I seemingly saw this article this morning and it really aggravated me.  I will be the first to congratulate one for having a second chance and doing well but, this insincere “for instance” kind of just irritated me doubly. http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Obama-calls-Eagles-owner-to-congraulate-him-for-?urn=nfl-300632.  The thing is this: what is this teaching our children?  It is OK for you to do something blatantly wrong (inhumane even), go to jail for a few days(someone will get you out if you are rich enough), if your good enough at what you do then someone will pick you up and life will go on as if nothing happened…..OH and you will get paid an outrageous amount for your efforts and second chance?  You will come out as the hero!  Now, I don’t have any children and I try to stay away from politics, but this is a crock of you know what!

Where is the lesson of consequence here?  Where is the lesson of cause and effect?  Just punishment?   President Obama is feeding right into this by congratulating the man at his success of winning versus his shot at a second chance and having a moral victory!  As far as observation is concerned, why wouldn’t he jump on to the “victory wagon”?               (heavy) SIGH….

I love sports but there is a lot of dirt involved.  People have not a clue.  I don’t claim to be an expert on it; however I do have a firm understanding of right and wrong.  Paying someone a huge amount to “stay” with a certain team vs. going to another, or bribing someone to go to their school over the competition, or scheming strategies to position your school to be the best school in the conference by paying people to have the “best” of everything….it’s all dirty.  I understand paying someone justly for their work.  I understand too that you need the proper training and opportunities to succeed…I just think it’s just much too much.  Is it really necessary for them to be getting millions upon millions?  Maybe it is….maybe it isn’t.

There is hope though!  There are good women and men in sports with morals and their heads on straight.  There are athletes who are just great over all examples of how to balance the life of fame and stay out of trouble.  The ones causing drama are probably between 2-5%, but it seems their boldness overshadows the meekness and genuineness seen from such athletes like Albert Pujols.  http://www.albert-pujols.net/articles.php.  This is just one example.

Lastly,  I leave you with one last tidbit.  I read this book “All the Good in Sports” when it first came out…it was truly an amazing find.  Literally spotlighting 20 athletes who are GOOD good people on top of being an amazing athlete.  They have their priorities straight!  It was inspirational and such an easy read.  It’s books like this one that keep things in perspective for me and makes me happy to have such a love for sports.

I wish that they would write positives for Hollywood Actors/Actresses, or Musicians.  That’s more of the style of reading I would like to see rather than DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA!

INFILTRATE NEGATIVE AND REPLACE WITH THE POSITIVE!

Is this not more calming? Think of spreading the light today! Be a "Ray of Light"!

❤ The CatMan

Shattered “Joy”

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So today I realized that it has been a while since I have written.  Mind you a lot has happened between now and the last time I was on…and just to add to the chaos…I realized that the next day I have free is Wed!  CRAZY.

Well, I was making beautiful ornaments for my friend’s christmas gifts and I used Peebo on them.  Peebo is a special paint used to paint on glass, then you bake it and it seals it from chipping!  Really some cool little stuff.

I was talking to one of my girlfriend’s on the phone as I was trying to place these little bulbs in the oven when out of no where one of them dropped…dead little indian!  My favorite of favorite ones shattered as I was getting ready to put it in the oven!  It was JOY!  Joy bounced on the linoleum, then bounced one more than crashed.  FAIL.  I kind of laughed at the irony.  But, never to completely lose hope I pressed on…

Next semi-humorous thing that happened to the “less than joyful CatMan”, I was sitting on my couch watching T.V.  I was in a Sangria mood.  Oh how tasty it was!  Well…I was texting and drinking (not smart if you can’t walk and talk and chew gum at the same time!) so I set my drink down on the corner of the chair’s arm and proceeded to dump it all on top of me!  Seriously?  ALL OVER MY CELL PHONE!  Upon cussing up a storm, I took a deep breath and realized my phone just was jealous that I was drinking it all!  I took the phone and dabbed it off, took a shower, then sat back down and finished my show.

 

maybe I should invest?

 

 

As if things couldn’t get any better?  Just wait…it does!

Now.  I feel this whole little period for me is a test.  Just then I get a text message from and old friend “just wanting to say hi!”.   Grrrr….so being the nice cordial person I am…I said hello back.  We exchanged words then I politely told him to buzz off…I was very proud of myself!  Joy at this very moment was restored.  It was like the clouds parted and God spoke to me “GREAT JOB, CatMan!” A big smile was brought to my face.

Last night was the last test that I was given.  My sister and I were creating Rosaries for Christmas gifts.  For those of you who don’t know what a Rosary is…it is a meditation tool and devotional to Our Lady.  It is a very powerful prayer.  So we bought this set.  Neither one of us has made jewelry mind you…and we were really struggling there in the beginning.  I then suggested having a drink!  We drank hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps and proceeded to dig in to the project.  Once we figured it out, it wasn’t so bad…however when it was all said and done: 2 glasses of hot cocoa drink, 2 decade’s in, one spill, one minor gash on the finger, and one movie down …we finally just laughed at our frustration!  It actually was quite comical at how pathetic we looked.  We did enjoy each other’s company though.  🙂

All in all, even despite the shattering of joy, we can still find humor in our dismay.  If you can’t find laughter then what good is it anyway??

The CatMan