I have been successfully utilizing an old trick that one of sober girls shrinks showed us years ago. When your mind is racing around in yesterdays crap or tomorrows fears, you pick the first color you see (wherever you are at the moment) and then you search with your eyes for six more objects with the same color. It really does pull you back into the moment. I like to do this with about 3 different colors, and it does help me get back on task of the day at hand. Just sharing that with my blog peeps.
I saw my eleven year old neighbor up in a tree yesterday secretly texting on the iphone that she is grounded from using. I dislike being put in that position. What to tattle about and what not to. When I sense danger, I tell their Mama, otherwise I usually just keep it to myself. They have five kids, so one of them is always up to something.
Let's be kind to the people who get on our nerves today, it sometimes makes their presence more palatable.
This is my other neighbors dog Daphne. I thought this was so funny.