Wednesday, January 05, 2011

For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

Without thinking, I searched for a quote for today.  I didn't realize that I picked the same quote from my previous post until after I began working on this post.  Coincidence or is there something that draws me to explore this quote more deeply?

Since I believe that there is a reason for everything, that God has a plan, I know this is not merely a lapse of memory.  Yes, the past is the past, and the future is yet to be seen, but the present is influenced by the past, and inspires the future.  So, where we are now is the beginning of the road we traveled yesterday.

I think I got it!  Travel the road, learning from mistakes of the past, and hoping for a better tomorrow.

Did I get it?

Grandpa's Sayings

"You can never catch up on lost sleep."  

The other night, my husband and I stayed up too late watching a movie.  Even though he went to bed early the next day, he woke up feeling sluggish, stating he will never stay up that late again. Your body needs rest, and without it, it will rebel.  So, get a good rest tonight, so you will be refreshed tomorrow.

Money Savings

Dishwasher - I just heard that the major part of energy a dishwasher uses is in heating the water.  If you have a house like mine, you need to run your faucet for a minute before the water gets hot.  Run the kitchen faucet until it's hot, and the water going to the dishwasher will be hot right away, thus using less electricity to heat the water.  Interesting.

Money Making Tip

Ebay has free listing of any item until January 7th.  I believe that you can list up to 100 items for free (in one month period of time).  So, if you haven't listed over 100 items in the last month, go ahead and list your items that you don't need.  You'll maybe get rid of the clutter and make money at the same time!  Click on My Ebay at the right to see what I'm selling.  Books!  There's also a Pepsi Clock.  Who knows what I'll list tomorrow?

Happy New Year!
Aunt Janet
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