Monday, December 7, 2009

Five on the Fifth - Last one of 2009

Wow...I blinked and it is December. Last Decemeber would go on record as being the beginning of a very strange year. Lots of Daniel stuff. Lots of work stuff. I had just received a new boss and he and I were trying to figure each other out. But then again I had my awesome friends and I got the coolest lime green ipod for christmas...

Sometimes it all works out.

It's workin out so well right now I am thinking of holding my breath and crossing my fingers and toes. Good karma....

Happy Happy

Five on the Fifth - December
5. Football....lots and lots and lots of football..much of it heart racing!
4. A great day inside....
3. McDonald's hash browns and diet coke for breakfast. Mexican for dinner. Chocolate and a glass of wine for the rest of the evening. Hard to beat.
2. Breaking out the Christmas music including the Josh Grogan I never got to hear last year.
1. Peace and joy in my all around me

Who Knew?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blogging toward 50

Lots of cool ideas running through my brain about turning 50. Yep the big Five-o, and yes, the age at which my mother died. (Note to self...make doctor appointment and check life insurance.) So, my big project is to compile a list of 50 things i want to accomplish before I turn 50. The last one -- number 50 so to speak -- is celebrating in Greece with my friend Amy. I have that one already taken care of....reservations are made. Now I just need 49 more. Suggestions welcome. More to come.

Friday, November 13, 2009

No way is it the 13th!

It's true that I have one or two things going on in my life right now. Moving all of my worldly goods (or at least the furniture and whatever else we could cram into one giant storage space) plus all of the crafting things I have in Donna's basement), plus looking for a job, plus trying to eat right and work out and help Donna and take care of the dogs....and well you know. Stuff.

So, somehow I forgot to post the Five on the Fifth. Argh. I hate that.

My life is full right now. A little overwhelming. A little intimidating. Some scary. But also full and comfortable. Change happens in spurts. This is our spurt. We'll see how it comes out.

Five on the Fifth - November
5. Daniel's 41st - he made it another year
4. Work to do - working with Shama on a presentation....making my brain hurt :-)
3. I love the cooking I am getting to do...chili anyone?
2. Girlfriend time -- after weeks of packing and craziness I get to hang out with Donna on her kitchen counter and just talk...and maybe have a Sangria ....or two.
1. Possibilities - I can still see the possibilities opening up..not sure which one to grab but they are there.....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Is This What It Is?

Okay, turning 49 was a bit wierd, I admit. But the really interesting thing has been the changes in my body over the last 4 months. It has seemed to happen overnight though that has probably not been the case. Just that I am not spinning and running in a crazy cycle I know that I am not just flushed, I have hot flashes. And now it is not stress it is menopause that is waking me up every 2 hours during the night and making me not fall asleep. And now i know that my digestive issues are not stress and taking a laxative is part of being nearly 50. So, HOLY COW!

For the first time ever, I feel like I am a stranger in my own body. Couple that with packing and moving and cleaning and every now and then trying to look for a job and it is pretty crazy. Standing outside of my body watching myself. Who is this person?

Oddly, only when I interview do I feel like myself. I feel intelligent and reasonable and like I can add value.

Moving in with Donna next week and hoping for some more centered quiet time, more focused job and life searching, more excercise and cooking time and of course more creative and crafting time...

Life....who knew?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

5 on 5th (or the 8th...hey it is close!)

Ugh! I am a horrible blogger and I blame it on Facebook. The free time I have I have been playing with Facebook which is more interactive. So, to do list is HUGE!

Lots going on. Getting caught in the last United RIF was definitely not a total surprise.But even when something is not a surprise, it does not always feel good. Ouch. Not wanted. But somewhere in this chaos I feel like I have been given a chance (again) to sort of get my life back. My former boss told me, the first time I saw him after he left, that he was sleeping well, excercising, getting in touch with people, engaging, hanging out with his kids and spending quality time with his wife. Not please, tell me what is wrong with that. The bigger problem is, how come we don't do all of that when we are working too.

So I have a more clear idea of what is important to me which is actually pretty helpful in this search.

Let's face it: the bucket list is a viable thing. Life has a beginning and an end. So why spend most of that time unhappy?

Five Things on the Fifth:
5. Definitely fall, possibly winter. We went from comfortable upper 60's to 40. Just like that. The furnace is now on. Ugh.
4. New doors swing wide open -- a week of interviews and contacts going well.
3. Getting ready to move...why does this always come back around and why am I not more prepared.
2. Getting over the sinus thing and trying to get over the insomnia
1. Feeling more blessed every day. Good things do happen in our lives..we have to be willing to see them.

Happy (almost) Halloween~

Sunday, September 13, 2009

First Sign...

Rita was out doing her morning business this morning (I managed to sleep to 5:30 a.m....woo hoo!) and we noticed this sign of the changing weather...beautiful in the morning light.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

5 on the 5th - Happy Birthday to Me!

Okay, so I originally chose Five on the Fifth because, as luck would have it, my birthday is on the fifth. I think of it as sort of my lucky number though I will say lots of wierd things in my life have happened on the fifth. Anyway, here it is.

The Fifth of September, 2009. My 49th birthday. Pretty darn quiet but sort of nice....

5. FOOTBALL...yes the official beginning of the college football season which included a victory by my alma mater (if you can call a 63-0) blowout a victory...ugh!)
4. A bone for Rita - hey she is my best companion so I thought she deserved a present.
3. Phone calls and well wishes from lots of people from all areas and times of my life!
2. a lovely dinner of steak, potatoes, and a savored bottle of 7 Deadly Zins
1. a leisurely day of crafting, shoppping, tv watching and not much else....not a bad way to start my 49th year!