Thursday, November 25, 2010

ah yup, so it is

There's nothing like a day with the fam centered around football and food.

Mashed Potatoes
Veg... there's a veg somewhere in there, right?




Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dang it all to heck

Well, I had some big plans for today. And, they all came crashing when the Jeep decided today would be a better day at home than out running errands and working.
At first, I wanted to throw a fit. Instead, I calmly called AAA and waited the required "less than an hour" for help to arrive. When the not-so-helpful tow truck guy came out and barely tried to charge my battery before he gave up and said
"Call AAA Battery service and get a new one."
Uh.... No. NO! The battery is barely 8 months old! And, I have my receipt!
Ok, so now I throw a fit?
I laughed. I closed the hood and went inside, got my running shoes on and walked the dog for 4 glorious miles. Then, I came home, made some soup for lunch and gave myself a mani-pedi.
I remembered the wise words... I am meant to be right here, right now. If I wasn't, the car would've started and I'd be buying food and gas and wine and beer. I'd be on my hands and knees in Holden planting 4 dozen tulip bulbs for my favorite client. I'm not. Instead, I'm here, now.
My nails were a wreck.... and the dog sure does love those extra long walks... as does my ass and legs...
So, my car is dead and I don't know if it will get fixed today or tomorrow or this week at all. But, my nails are a nice shiny blood red now and I feel relaxed and well from a day of pampering myself.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Trees, trees and more trees!

So proud of my brilliant idea to stack the old drums into a tree and string lights on it, I went looking to see what the rest of the planet was doing. WOW! Did I find some interesting ideas! How many trees is it acceptable to have? I even found a drum tree, like mine! And I thought I was so unique...hmph!
Undaunted, I will share what I have found with you!
More to follow... after Thanksgiving, when it's proper to be thinking of such things!

1st Time ever!

I put up Christmas decorations yesterday! BEFORE Thanksgiving! Ok, so it's only a tree made of old drums with some colored lights wrapped around it, but it's still a big first for me!
I am trying to embrace that which I usually consider to be cliche, lame, silly, ridiculous, corny, annoying. Yep, I'm giving in to it. I want to feel all this joy I keep hearing about. I want to spread it, too, so be prepared for a side of me that may suprise you.
I also want to remodel this ugly blog. I need help. HELP!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thank you, MGC

For the reminder... of why I came here in the first place.
That I have so much to be thankful for.
It was my purpose to follow a more joyful, grateful path and somewhere along the way, I fell off. Thankfully, it's not too late to get back on that train.
So, here I go again.
Choo choo