Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Paul (the cat) and I need to go back to decision-making school. And this time? We need to not cheat off each other.

Neither he nor I make great decisions. He where Bella is involved. He is constantly being whacked in the face by her, jumped on by her, jumping on her or trying to eat her food - the latter two which result in scolding. And to prove his point, he just this second walked up to her and tried to head butt her (his way of showing affection). It's a case of loving someone that is bad for you.

Me? My stomach. I make bad decisions when it comes to what I eat. If my stomach is hurting, my general response is to just put something else in it, which 9.8 times out of 10 doesn't help and generally makes things worse. It's a lesson I can't seem to learn.

Well, there's my year end reflection for you. Have a happy and safe New Year.

I'm going to watch fabulous drag queens, drink champagne, kiss the spouse and have brunch at 2 am - all while wearing a stylish sequined tank top (thanks, Amanda!) and wonderful silver circle ring (thanks, Sarah!).

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy & Grateful: The Thread

So, the computer with the camera is downstairs and it's way too cold to hang out downstairs, so I'm posting old school (aka, the written word).

I was inspired by this post HERE by Tattooed Yarn about things she wants to be able to remember about the here and now a year from now. She had a great list and inspired me to write one as well.

- I am grateful for the view from my window - a town covered in snow, the snow gently falling, Bella snuggling in a blanket and Hugo spazzing out with a toy - and the knowledge that I get to sit here all day.

- I am grateful for my job, that I have job security, that I've gotten two raises and two bonuses this year, that I have a team of co-workers that I adore and knowing that the work we do makes a real difference.

- I am grateful for my spouse and that we, over the past year, found our friendship again and that we are now the best of friends who have built a great life together.

- I am grateful for all my friends who fill me with love and laughter.

- I want to remember the chest pains I experienced shoveling snow yesterday because I am so out of shape - at age 31.

- I want this to be the deepest I am ever in debt - about $20,000 in credit card debt - and end next year as close to $0 as possible (and how much pain that figure causes me each time I think about it).

Happy holidays, everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


In which Bella plays in the snow and Jason discusses snow.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Going There

In which I shed tears of gratitude.