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Monday, March 14, 2011

Diamante: Serenity to Anxiety - MMOM 38 - Japan

patient, tranquil 
calming, quieting, harmonizing
peaceful, content, 
worry, panic  
stressing, doubting, dreading
irritated, trepidation 
~Holly Jackson 
This is a diamante poem I wrote concerning the transition from serenity to anxiety. Unfortunately, this is frequently a quick and easy transition for me. 



1.  Do you have a fireplace in your home? 
2! Both are gas; 
one in the family room and 
one in the master bedroom. 
2.  Can you drive a stick shift? 
I actually LEARNED on a stick shift. 
My dad said if I learned on it, 
automatic is easy and I could drive either. 
3.  How many computers are in your home? 
WOW!! Can I plead the 5th here? LOL! We are a very TECHNICAL family and use different computers for different things. If you add old and new plus laptops, we're at 7. 

4.  Are your taxes done yet?  NO

Do you do them yourself? 
Sometimes... this year? Probably NOT... 
5.  What is your favorite meal of the day? 
Probably dinner because the most thought USUALLY goes into it. I say USUALLY because lately I've been thinking "Hmmm... there's dog food, cat food, fish food, rabbit food... wouldn't life be easier if we had PEOPLE FOOD?? MY POOR FAMILY!!! 
The situation in Japan isn't looking any better as the days go by. More tragedies in the aftermath of the earthquake/tsunami paint a grim picture. Hubby posted many great links to show all the most critical information to date. Such a sad situation. They will be in my prayers for a LONG time. Go check it out! 


Ms. Dawn said...

Gotta know...7 computers...for how many people?! *jealous*

Kristina P. said...

Wow, seven computers!

Jules said...

I was amazed at the little graph thing up there that made me dizzy trying to figure it out. :) and I'm jealous 2 fireplaces!!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Paula said...

Holly, first thing I learned in therapy were to restructure my sentences, after a while I realised that these efforts started changing my thinking. I had to learn not to use the following words: BUT, IF, SHOULD
And you know what, nothing bad happened, I was worried less, less anxiety...more peace....
I feel honored that there is a song which makes you think of me! Love and hugs, Paula

Garden of Egan said...

That's a lot of computers.

Yes, the situation in Japan is so heartbreaking.

Jo-anne "Blossy" said...

People food would sure make things easier but I have a feeling it would not look very appetising.
Have a great week!

Clipped Wings said...

Love your dinner photo. Take care.

Karen Peterson said...

That's a LOT of computers!

Yeah, the news from Japan is bleak. But there are some beautiful stories, too.

Date Girl said...

I learned how to drive on a stick shift too. It's nice to know that I can drive pretty much any car.

Hahah, some days I wish we had "people food" too. At least during the work week. :-)

Sandra Collins said...

love the poem and diagram you shared - I too can go from serenity to anxiety in a matter of seconds

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