Monday, January 18, 2010

Progress, not perfection!

I really need to start playing nice.
Lately I've been playing this game called eat-bad-food-get-really-stressed-yell-at-your-boyfriend.
Trust me, it's not a game you can win, so you may as well put it back in the box and send it back to the factory for an overhaul.

I know that I'm anxious about upcoming changes this year, and that finances really can hit me over the head and cause a bit of confusion and upset, but come ON now. Enough is enough and I'm making everyone around me probably want to run screaming.

Sooooooooo I'm trying to get out of this funk. Think of others, meditate, laugh at the little things and not take life so seriously.

This week: School starts Wednesday night! Saturday, Bob and I head to the city for a chant and meditation workshop. After that is a vegetarian dinner and Sunday morning, a free yoga class back in town. I'm excited for the block of serenity we've marked on our calendars and just hope my stinking thinking doesn't get in the way!

Tonight I had a peanut butter and fluff sandwich though, that was fun. And I got my haircut, which it needed. And I have the sweetest boyfriend in the world.

Just thought I should check in and remind myself (and you while I'm at it!) that there is so much to be grateful for and we're all here, together, one day at a time.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Oh Julie/Julia. What a fantastic movie. The preview a few months back got me interested in the book. Reading the book got me interested in finally watching the movie. I do have a rule...if a movie and a book exist, and I'm excited about both, I always feel just a tiny bit better reading the book first. I know that seeing the movie first will mean that...I never get around to reading the book.

Someday I'd love to be inspired to take on a project the way Julie Powell did. A commitment, an adventure! I could say that my grad school adventure is a project and a commitment, but it's a bit different.

It doesn't involve Beef Bourguignon!

Why hello again!

Jeez. I guess it's been a long time. I couldn't remember my log in information!

I have been having an excellent month off from school. However, in one week, it all starts up again! I'm actually rather excited and will be picking up my textbooks today at lunch.

What have I done over the past month?

Had a merry Christmas
Had a lovely New Years weekend in Vermont
Yoga Yoga Yoga
I will be visiting my friend this weekend who lives in Keene, NH, but we're meeting 'halfway' in Northhampton for a little shopping and yoga.

Oh is picking up! Better tend to the email that just popped into my Inbox.

Just wanted to say that I'm thinking of my stepbrother who lost his stepsister about ten days ago to an apartment fire. I'm also thinking of my uncle who is in the hospital after a ruptured appendix and complications from that. I am also thinking of my cousin who is now home with her newest daughter after an early delivery and some time in the NICU for Lilly.

Have a great day everyone, take it easy :)