I Should Have Been Blogging But…

This entry will be short and sweet.  I was craving some fresh air, the mountains, and some time with my mama-san. She is 82 years of age, and there are no guarantees as to how much time I have with her.  That being said, we spent a day snowshoeing.  A great workout!

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Matching eyebags!

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82 years of age..still doing what she loves.

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Trying out my Christmas gift!

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Relaxing by the fire…this is the life!

My plate is so full lately, but there are times in life that you just have to say “to hell with it” and spend time with those who have always made time for you.  We spent about an hour outdoors with our snowshoes and then went out for an early dinner.

Now here is the hilarious part, mom wanted to learn how to do video calls.  When I got home we gave it a try.  She had a blast and was so happy to have learned how to do it.  She is the least tech savvy person on the face of the earth and this was a big a-ha moment for her.

Have an awesome Sunday, all!

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A Day of Clean Eating

Hi all. It’s been a hectic couple days. Not that I’m complaining though. I love being busy.

Saturday was spent decorating for our church connect dinner on Sunday evening. This year’s theme was a night in Paris. I wish I would have taken pics but didn’t get a chance. I did snap a little pic of a trellis and the candle holders I was working on at home though.

Sunday was a first for me; I attended a day long live Tedx all women’s event. It was fantastic. It started at 9:00 am (groan).

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Lunch was served but left me so hungry I could have eaten the box afterwards. Oh sure everything was organic and vegetarian and compostable and it came with a unicorn that farted sprinkles and rainbows but cheese and rice, people. Would it kill you to add a little protein in there?

Tuesday night I went to a function that was sponsored by my investment firm. The food was fantastic;  a mix of both Arabic and Italian dishes.

There was games and conversation and it was generally really nice evening . But as usually happens when I’m sitting at a table where alcohol and food is abundant,  I tend to look around and remind myself of how much I have to be grateful for.  I wonder how many of us realize that.

How many people go to bed at night hungry how many little kids don’t have breakfast how many kids don’t have lunch at school? It’s a sobering thought.

So despite my best intentions, copious amounts of food have been consumed over the past week.  I was glad to eat at home today, and to eat clean and control my own portions.

 

I have been craving strawberries and yogurt lately.  Isn’t that weird?  This was my day of clean eating.  Feels good to be back to a “normal” eating routine.

Have a great evening, all!

 

 

Embracing the Void

Well, this funk I am in seems to be settling in for the long haul.  What is up with me?  I just can’t seem to shake this feeling.

Sunday evening was the worst. I sat on the front step with my iPad, reading.  The kitties were enjoying the fresh air and munching on the grass (only to toss their cookies minutes afterwards – why do cats do this?)

My funk turned into a deep sadness and sense of desperation.  I started worrying that this feeling would never go away.  I was mindlessly thumbing through memes and images and stumbled across this.

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All of a sudden, it makes sense. I’m not saying that it feels any better, but it makes sense.  I keep trying to keep these feelings at arms length and avoid them at any cost. Something tells me that until I learn to truly embrace solitude, it will forever hound me.

My life is in re-set mode.  My nest is empty, my friends are still there, but are probably going through their own stuff as well, some are becoming grandparents (yikes!), some have met new loves and are caught up in that.

Maybe this feeling is greater than me. Like a child being preparing for his first day of school, clinging tightly to the hand of his parent, scared, but knowing this is a necessary step in growth, maybe this is God, the universe, karma, destiny (whatever) way of saying to let old things fall away and to be open to a new way of life.

Change is inevitable in all things.  It’s not easy, but I think if I learn to accept it for what it is, I can keep my eyes and heart open.  I think a person has to fully embrace and accept a situation in order to be able to get through it. Walk with it, hand in hand and then before you know it, it leaves your side and in walks sweet relief and joy once more.

Saw a Great Comedy Last Night

My lovely peeps! Have I ever mentioned in passing how much I love going to the movies?  Tuesday night cheapie movies have always been high on my list of stuff that makes me happier than a bird with a french fry.

It’s such a great way to start off the week.  Mondays are a write off, I’m pooped from my first day back.  Going to a movie on a Tuesday is a little like flipping the bird to the work week/daily grind.  It’s like saying “hey, look at me, not caring that I have to get up early in the morning and that my dinner is popcorn and a bottle of water”.  I’m a rebel, I tell ya.

So getting back to the actual movie.  It was hilarious!  A real knee slapper.  The only trouble is, it wasn’t a comedy.  It was The War of The Planet of The Apes….

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Buzzwords for “crap movie”

 

Oh!..the over acting, the cheesy lines, the lack of originality in the plot.  Do not get me started on Woody Harrelson.  That should have been my first tip off that it was going to be a real stinker. That man cannot act. At all. Remember when he played that half wit on that sitcom Cheers?  Well my friends, I don’t think that acting dumb bit was much of a stretch for him.

Every time his goofy mug showed up on screen, I braced myself.  It was seriously cringe worthy.  I finally lost it after he yelled “SO EMOTIONAAAAL” to an ape.  I burst out laughing and turned to my friend.  “Ready to go?” I asked.  “Yep” was her reply.

First time I ever walked out of a movie theater.  You know it’s a hot mess when I do that.  Gladly, it was only $6 for the entrance.  Still, I could have been doing better things….like plucking my eyebrows or brushing my cat.  For reals.

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Dude, why? Why did you think this movie was a good idea? Why?