Saturday, November 21, 2009


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so before the craziness that is the end-of-the-year holiday season begins, I wanted to take a moment to list the things that I'm thankful for.
  1. Friends and family who love me
  2. A job that challenges me every day
  3. New days and new opportunities
  4. Quiet mornings spent reading in bed
  5. Beautiful days at the end of long weeks
  6. Coffee... and the other little things that get you through the day
  7. Vacation days
  8. Fun evenings out... and in.
  9. Good books
  10. Friends and family who love me (I'm that thankful for you!)

Thank you to everyone who has listened to me and needed me as well. It's good to have a balance of both. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009


One of my favorite movies is Grosse Point Blank. (I'm a huge John Cusack fan!) Well, there's a line from the movie that I've been pondering on recently...

Debi: You know what you need?
Marty: What?
Debi: Shakabuku.
Marty: You wanna tell me what that means?
Debi: It's a swift, spiritual kick to the head that alters your reality forever.
Marty: Oh, that'd be good. I think.

I really think I'm in need of some Shakabuku. I've had this feeling for a while that I can't really describe other than it has me feeling anxious, self conscience and insecure. I think I need a change and maybe Shakabuku is just the change I need.

What about you? Do you now or have you had need of Shakabuku?

P.S. I don't know how she does it, but Winnie has gone from the wilds of South America to the ancient world of Cairo, Egypt. Must be nice to travel like that. :)

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Lessons Learned

So, yeah... October has been over for a week and I only posted for about half of the month. But, I learned a few things in my attempt to post every day.

1. My life is seriously uninteresting.
2. Ergo, really hard to think of what to write.
3. People who DO blog on a consistent basis are awe inspiring.
4. I need to find a purpose for my blog (I think I have for 2010 though!).
5. Next time, I'm shooting for three days a week rather than every day.

Oh, and while I WANTED to participate in the Mal Stockpile, I couldn't even finish one scarf. I've lost my focus, people! Did you take it?!

P.S. I have not been participating as I should, but I have been following WWW and I believe she started the week in Mexico City for the Day of the Dead celebrations, then made her way to Chile for some kite flying and then onto Brazil for some Carnival!