Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"Just for today" survey

I saw this neat survey on Jen Waters' blog. She got it off of Ali Edwards' site, I believe.

July 8, 2009
Outside my window... It’s starting to clear up after a brief rain shower this morning.
I am thinking... about many things. Namely, that I’m definitely grateful to have a job during these tough times – but I know deep down that I’m meant to do something more fulfilling, like working w/a non-profit organization, with the Office on Aging, or something along those lines.
I am thankful for... Family and good friends. And that I got to wear shorts to work today.
From the kitchen... I brought a frozen burrito for lunch. Sounds real yummy, right?
I am wearing... my black SIS t-shirt, denim shorts, and black/white flip-flops
I am creating... nothing right now. I have some wall hangings and things I need to work on for the hospice I volunteer for.
I am going... to Hobby Lobby on lunch. I need to get a birthday gift and some replacement blades for my paper trimmer.
I am reading... “Lost Boy” by Brent Jeffs
I am hoping... that this afternoon goes by pretty quickly. Looking fwd to dinner w/my mom and Alison at Twisters tonight (it’s a little mom-and-pop ice cream shop near my house)
I am hearing... people talking on the phone and typing
Around the house... I need to fold laundry and sweep the floors
One of my favorite things... is to have quiet time to read or scrap
A few plans for the rest of the week... Jonathan comes home from out of town tomorrow night. We’re going to a b-day party on the lake on Sat. aft. – fun!!.... Hope to get some scrapping done this weekend – I haven’t scrapped since Nashville!...Also hoping to plan our trip for our 10th anniversary in Sept.


Feeling slightly down the last couple of days. Really realizing that I need a change - something more fulfilling...... This "down" feeling will go away, but I know I that I need to start pursuing other opportunities.

Here's a good little list I saw on one of Amy Tan's pages on SIS:
(Not sure who to credit the list to....tried looking it up online, w/o success. Let me know if you find out who wrote it.)

1. Spread beauty.
2. Do what you love.
3. Love what you do.
4. Keep it simple.
5. Laugh out loud.
6. Go with the flow.
7. Be real.
8. Focus on the positive.
9. Do your best.
10. Just breathe.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It's about time I blog again, right?

It seems like forever since I've blogged. I'd love to include pics in my posts, but I'm usually at work when I blog. And honestly, a lot of times, after sitting in front of a computer all day, I'm not that inclined to turn one on when I get home.

The last two weeks have been terrific. I went to SISLive in Nashville, where I got to meet and hang out with so many wonderful people. What a BLAST that weekend was! Lots of scrapping, being silly, laughing. For the last year and a half, SIS has become a pretty big part of my life, and it was so nice to actually meet several of the ladies I've become good friends with!! (It took me a couple of days to recover from, what, 11-12 hours of sleep over 3 nights?...Totally worth it, though.)...I need to print some pics from that weekend!!

July 4th weekend was fun! Spent a lazy day at home w/Jonathan; went to Dollywood one day w/the fam; had a big picnic and fireworks w/family; and lazed around on Sunday.