Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Music and Life

I don't know if you're anything like me, but I associate things in my life with music. It may seem funny, or odd, or even peculiar ... but I seem to match a particular song with an event that happened in my life, no matter how big or small.

I can hear a song on the radio, and it takes me right back to that moment ... something that happened in college, or a date that my husband and I went on, or a funny thing that the kids said ... all marked by a unique song.

So I just heard a song, that brought me back to a milestone-moment in my development as a young adult, and I thought ... what a difference music has made in my life ... and how very different life would be without it.

So I'll go back to humming my tune, with a big smile on my face, and special memory on my mind!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My dear friend Jillian ... is trying to kill me!

Yes, you read that right, she is trying to kill me.

It all started out when the panic in my head became real.

The panic that, my high school reunion is later this year, and I am not quite ready to present myself to the people I went to high school with. And no, I'm not telling you how many years I've been out of high school!

Did I mention that I went to High School in California, the land of the beautiful people? Yes, the BPs. So I have retained the services of my dear friend Jillian, as my personal trainer.

I mistakenly thought, this is going to be fun! We get to spend some good quality time together, catch up on what's been going on in each other's lives, and at the same time she is going to help me tweak this body in to just the right shape for my reunion. And then it happened.

What I had envisioned as fun, turned into something that is absolutely torturous. What happened to my mild-mannered, fun-loving friend? She has turned into this crazy, three-headed drill sergeant that is going to kill me if she makes me do one more leg press. Ahhhh!

Okay, I think I'm going to crawl upstairs now, and try to lift my sore muscles into bed, and pray that my mild-mannered friend returns tomorrow ... and not her. (hehe)

Do I really care what people think? Right now, I think not!


Murphy's Law

Ahhh, my dear friend Murphy.

Continuing on in yesterday's "When it rains, it pours" theme, yes ... it's still raining.

Day three of the craziest week I've had yet this year, and my hair dryer decides not to work. Now if today was Saturday or Sunday ... I'd be all over rocking a ponytail and baseball cap. But seeing as today is a super, crazy, busy work day, not so much.

So out I head out to Walgreens at 7 o'clock this morning, all dressed for work and sporting the wet hair, to purchase a hair dryer so that I can gracefully attack this insane day. How's that for Murphy's Law?

This week has got to get better, right?


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

When it rains ... it pours!

How come it seems as though life is either all or nothing? It's not like you could have a busy week at work, and a quiet week at home ... or conversely, a quiet week at work, and a busy week at home. Oh no. Everything seems to come at you from all angles!

I love, love, love everything that I am involved in, but does it all have to happen on exactly the SAME week?

And then, of course, that is the week that one of your dear friends comes up to you and says, "Are you okay? You look like crap today."

Gee, thanks.

Doesn't anyone remember what Mother taught us ... "If you can't say anything nice, don't say ANYthing at all!" Clearly none of my friends have that filter button!

Oh, and did I mention, that on top of everything else, my lovely black lab left me a surprise on the kitchen floor when I got up this morning?

Yep, when it rains, it pours.

So clearly, my only option tonight is to climb in to bed, pull the covers over my head, and hope that tomorrow goes a tad bit more smoothly than today did! :)

(On the flip side, check out my favorite weekly column, "Suburban Fringe." It's quite funny this week!

Let the rain fall down ...

Another Day

Another day, and once again, I feel as though I have not gotten done nearly what I wanted to!

How can that be?

Blog # 1, in the can ... more insightful blogging to come ... I promise!