Wednesday, November 22, 2006


I’m thankful for my friends. You keep me grounded. You support me, love unconditionally, make me laugh and let me cry. Most importantly, you share your wine! I love you all.

I’m thankful for TheBoy. We’ve had one hell of a year haven’t we? No matter what I love you. Remember.

I’m thankful for my family. My mom is my number one fan. It never fails to amaze me how she comes through for me time and time again. I’m thankful for my grandmother’s continued heath and for the recovery of my Aunt Sue from her surgery earlier this year. I’m thankful that I finally got to visit with most of my family at our reunion this summer.

I’m thankful for my health. Even though it’s been a tenuous year as far as my health goes, I think it’s under control now and for that I am TRULY thankful! What’s a little scaring among friends… Right?

I’m thankful for my job. Even though lately it’s been difficult and (why lie?) I’ve been very unhappy, for the most part I like the people I work with and times are good. I’m thankful that it affords me food on the table, clothes on my back and the opportunity to go back to school.

I’m thankful for all the wonderful vacations I’ve been on in the last year. Maui with Liz was truly the trip of a lifetime, hopefully we can do it again. My family reunion to Oregon was a whirlwind two day extravaganza and even though I was freaking exhausted… it was fun. SunRiver with TheBoy and his family is always a good time. Trips to Lake Shasta, though few, were a blast. Two trips to Donner, one of which DID NOT result in a flood (thankyouverymuch), thanks Michele. And last but not least a vacation to Cabo San Lucas. Whew! I’m exhausted just remembering all of that!

I’m thankful that I was able to participate in two of my close friends weddings this year. Best of wishes to Angie and Erik and to Michele and John! I love you guys! Also, I’m thankful for being able to be involved in the wedding of TheBoy’s brother. Best wishes to Josh and Kristi!

I’ve spent a lot of this year just wishing it would be over. It’s been a rough year for me. Rough in my personal life, rough in my professional life, rough on my health… But when I started jotting things down for this post I realized.... I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

I’m thankful for perspective.

I’m thankful that it’s only 39 days until 2007!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

School Days

I’m here!

Are you? Ahem…

I have so much news! I’ll just give you the biggest (in my opinion) and that is that yours truly is going back to school. Officially and for real this time. One day last week as I was sitting around, drinking too much wine and generally wishing I had something to look forward to I decided to stop my bitching and do something about it.

So! I’ve been accepted into an online program to finish my bachelor degree in hospitality management so that I can actually pursue my dream of becoming an event coordinator / planner or one day actually own that successful catering company I’ve been dreaming of for so long. I start classes a week from today.

I’m very excited.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Back to life...

Have you ever noticed how discontent in one area of your life can lead to unhappiness in others? It’s hard to decipher whether or not you are (or should be) truly upset about something or rather if you’re just upset period. Is it just me? The last few weeks have been difficult, not just for me but for those around me also. I sincerely apologize for that.

It was not my intention to be silent here for almost 3 weeks and for that I apologize too. Know that I was still reading your thoughts, if not daily at least frequently enough that I still felt in the loop. It’s funny how the impulsive decision to join this online fad called blogging has led me to “meet” so many wonderful people.

I’m bored. I’m bored with my life. I feel… stifled, frozen, unhappy. I let it get to point where I didn’t even want to get out of bed in the morning to face this life. I need a challenge. Something rewarding, fulfilling, something to do that I can be proud of. I need something to look forward to.

Thank you all for your well wishes over the past few weeks… I’m gathering my thoughts and will be back with you shortly. As far as I can tell I’m already 12 posts behind in National Blogger’s Month – in which presumably we’re all supposed to blog once a day for… some unknown reason that breeds solidarity. Bloggers unite for NaBloMo!