Thursday, March 22, 2012

Coming back online

It's been so long since I have written on here that I'm not even sure what I would write about. My life? Crazy as always. I'm not even sure anyone reads this anymore. But I'm back and I will try to update this more often.

Monday, December 08, 2008

It seems so weird that I haven't updated this since December of 2007 but I guess I didn't really feel like updating people on the hard things that have happened in 2008. I know that this has been the hardest year of my life and I have really struggled with staying positive despite the death of my father. One of my best friends in the whole wide world. I loved him so much that it's been hard to be myself again, to just relax and live life. I never knew how hard it would be to walk through this world without him. He was a beacon of light and hope and energy that just ran through every inch of me. And not having him here breaks my heart a little every day.

As the season is now upon me here in New York I can't help but think about him. How he loved holidays. Not for the spectacle but for the chance to be with his family. He was all about that. Family meant everything to him. As I get older I realize more and more how right he is about everything. Not that I really doubted it before. Just believe more than I did in all the things he taught me. I love you Daddy. I love you with all my heart.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Lazy Christmas Card Writer

I normally don't do this or at least I don't admit it but this year, towards the end, I have just been sending holiday cards out to those that sent them to me. To be honest, I'm proud of myself for even sending them at all given the last two insane months I have had.

My mom and I were joking about sending an anti-holiday letter to people. I know, how ba-humbug of us but we thought it would be kind of funny. Something like the following:

Dear XXX,

2007 was a year filled with wonderment and happiness as K and G settled into living in New York and SLY turned 2 years old. We took many trips including one to the outer banks North Carolina with the whole P clan. K and G traveled to Spain, Mexico and many cities in between.

And then October came. J found out he had cancer again and it was a downward sucky spiral until the holidays. Merry effing Christmas.

I know, I know, harrible. But it would be pretty funny to send that out to people!

But seriously, cancer and other crazy family issues aside, I'm happy. I have a great life. I have a husband that I love very much, a job that is challenging me (sometimes too much), friends that I adore and what I consider to be one of the best families out there. I'm blessed and I know it. I know that I'm thankful for every day I get. And every day I have with my father, with my husband, with the deli guy who delivered my coffee and bagel to my front door this morning. I'm lucky and I haven't forgotten that.

But an anti-holiday letter would still freaking crack me up. Love, Me

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Job is insane

I am trying to get my grip on this job so it's been hard to keep up here. At least I'm keeping up with my meditating every day. :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Oh Christmas Tree!

What a weekend whirlwind! We had a friend's wedding this past weekend which meant a ton of fun but now I'm of course exhausted once again from my weekend. I need a day to recover from my weekend. The wedding was amazing though and it was of course great catching up with our friends. We had quite a few folks in from out of town so I feel like I got my fill of visitors.

We did finally get the tree trimmed yesterday evening and I made a yummy pasta dish with turkey sausage, penne, spinach, shallots and mushrooms. YUM! I'll take a picture of the tree tonight and get the photos from the wedding up for you.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Happy Friday!

I really enjoyed the meditation class last night. It was kind of cool since it's actually more analytical than I had anticipated. There was some meditation in it but it was also alot of the background on how to meditate and why one meditates. And the history of meditation which as you know I dig. I felt a little like I was back in school.

It was also interesting since this was the first time Jason Lamberth ever taught a class. He was really nervous but did a great job. It made me think of how hard and exciting that must be. He talked about how some people will leave this class wanting to spread the practice and I felt a little tingle thinking about how I would like to do that. Now I have to meditate for at least 5 minutes every day until the next class and document it in this journal. I'm excited!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Celebrate, Meditate!

I'm starting a new meditation class tonight that will run through the beginning of February. It's at this yoga studio near my house and the instructor Jason Lamberth is also a furniture designer. You can see his stuff here I'm really looking forward to this since I always sleep better when I meditate.

We are also going to be having a steady stream of visitors over the next week or so. We had our friend D here from Texas last night and tomorrow R & E get here for a friend's wedding this weekend. It's a black tie affair and I have a fancy new dress to debut. G order his tux so we are going to be all spiffy this weekend. I'll be sure to post a pic afterwards.