Saturday, December 29, 2007


I'm registering for class in two weeks

I'm learning Japanese

I bought myself a Christmas present of
new water color painting equipment

I am really looking forward to 2008!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Well it only took an hour for that to officially become the worst Christmas I can remember in like....forever.

It just isn't a holiday until the fists start flying and the police are called. Combine that with some other stuff and the holiday was a disaster.

Yeeeeep, that was fun!


Friday, December 21, 2007

If you like what you do there are few things more rewarding than having clients and the people you work for acknowledge and appreciate the job you do. Clients of mine sent me a special Christmas gift today to thank me for all of my hard work. The whole thing just has a warm, satisfying feeling to it - knowing the people I work with and for appreciate the work I do.

As nice as it is to receive, I get more pleasure from giving. I managed to find some really great gifts for family and friends this year and it has been such a true pleasure in giving them. I've had the opportunity to see the expression on some of their faces or to hear them on the phone as they opened presents and it has been so much fun for me. To all those who shared that experience with me, thank you! The gifts were given with love and friendship and it was as much a pleasure for me to give them as it was for you to receive.

A wonderful and happy holiday to all of you. May you be blessed with love, happiness and good fortune in the coming new year!! To all of my friends near and far, you are a blessing in my life and I am grateful for each and every one of you. I hope that I am the kind of friend to you that truly enriches your lives.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Akkk...get that thing away from me!

I have some great friends. Friends who are kind and generous and have my best interest at heart.

Because of such great friends I've had to up my gym time considerably this time of year. When I got home yesterday my dear friend Kimme had left me a plate of peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate sitting on the kitchen table.

When I got to work this morning Matt stopped by my office waving a plate of peanut butter and chocolate drop cookies.

My friends know that I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate. They know that when it comes to peanut butter and chocolate I have no will power.

So I started this morning with a 5:30 spin class at the gym. Boot camp will be tomorrow followed by Buttz and Gutz on Wednesday and more boot camp on Thursday.

Fortunately I also have friends who will get outside with me in all kinds of weather to go snowshoeing or hiking or running or stair laps or circuit. I also have friends who will call me at 5:30 in the morning and tell me to get my butt out of bed and to the gym.

I LOVE my friends...

almost as much as peanut butter and chocolate!

Friday, December 14, 2007

I was outside at 4:30 this morning and saw four shooting stars!!

That has to be good luck or something, right?

Sunday, December 09, 2007


you can't go to school, the mall or church anymore.

what are we doing to each other?

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

He said, she said

Him: If there was one thing you could change about your life what would it be?

Me: I'd win the lottery and be able to live and travel where ever I wanted.

Him: Ok, realistically what would it be?

Me: I don't know, I can't really think of anything. I've got a pretty good life.

Him: Would you want to live with someone again?

Me: Not so much. I mean I won't rule it out completely but it's not something I'm looking for.

Him: Hmmm....

Me: Same question.

Him: Oh, I'd definitely be living with someone again. This is the first time I've lived alone and I don't like it.

Me: Hmmm....

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Oh yay!!

Color me red, black and happy.


Monday, December 03, 2007



*cough, cough*