Monday, January 7, 2013

Cup of Coffee

I was going to post something else today, but I happened to have a chance to sit down and spend the afternoon with someone who is incredibly special to me and going through a rough time. I thought at first that I needed to break away and finish working, but then it occurred to me that I didn't. I don't. I needed to be with this person and talk to her about all the stupid and crazy things that are happening. Complain about the guys, talk about the weather and kids, gossip about all the others and in general have a great afternoon. And it was a wonderful 3 hours and I wouldn't have rather done anything else. It's a shame I don't remember that more often, but I am sure going to try. It's not just about work, instead of watching that show, going to the grocery store, writing, shopping and whatever else pops up spending time with people you love is way more important then all of that combined.

Friday, January 4, 2013


Oh the week has flown by. First we have to remember that we are in the year 2013 (so happy I don't have to remember this when writing checks. Thank you Internet.), then we need to pay a few credit card bills left over from the holidays and then with what little I have left I might get myself a massage or shoes or gas. Probably gas.

I have a few days left in the Netherlands and plan on using them to spend time with the family and slowly start running again. Since I injured my calf in November I have been taking it easy and not running in order to have it heal. With my first run complete I am a little sore, but it is a good thing. I am excited to get back on the trails!

I hope your new year has been off to an excellent start!

Le Cart - So I have a confession. I love this lamp. Why? I have no idea other than it would make people question my taste in decor. That is why I think this is perfect for the guest bedroom. This lamp is one of the many reasons why I love Le Cart. At Le Cart the ladies scour all of the flea markets, estate sales and antique shops in the bay area to bring you the most fabulous finds. All you have to do is browse their online boutique. Now how easy is that?

4 Other Social Networks - For reasons I can't explain this article fascinates me and makes me want to be a member of Anything that is invite only I think I want to be part of, but it looks like this is for old Iranian men only. I guess I will just have to live without it and be happy with Facebook.

Twitter, the final Frontier  - Gotta love the Shat.

Mulberry Bag - Someday I shall have a Mulberry know around the time I win the lottery. They have the Spring/Summer collection available for purchase or drooling over. Totally worth a look.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 - It may be the antidepressants talking, but I'm feeling somewhat optimistic about 2013.

2012 was not the greatest year on record for me, but it wasn't the worst either. I took 2012 as a year to figure some things out for myself along the lines of who, what, why and where I want to be. This was one of the more difficult things I have done because it really forces you to look at all aspects of your life and take accountability for where and why you are where you are. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is realize that you and only you are responsible for how you feel and what you have. It's easy to blame a situation, bad event, crappy luck or a person for where you are, but the truth is at the core of every decision we make it is us (and only ourselves) that makes that decision to be where and what we are. We alone are in charge of our destiny, our joy, our sadness and our life. Some of us chose to live in a state of constant struggle, others take that struggle and turn it in to a drive or passion to be more than a label, a name or a feeling.

I like to think that I don't "blame" anyone for my issues and for the most part I am true to that, but every so often I think about how things may have been different if something would have gone differently. The truth of the matter is that even if I could, I wouldn't want to change it. I have worked hard for where I am and I have many blessings in my life. I am not perfect and I will not strive to be, I will just continue to try and be the best person I can be. That is my so called resolution for 2013.
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