Monday, January 31, 2011

Snow!! :)

Lots of snow is heading this way and I am excited for the prospect of having work canceled, a warm drink and a book while I sit in my apartment. But in all reality, I'll go to work and earn a living like everyone else. But one can hope right?

10-20" between today and tomorrow. Bring it on! I like winter.

Stay safe everyone! :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Real Life

I watched a movie today. It was cute and very me...happy ending, romance, reconciliation, friendship, and love. I was so wrapped up in the movie and after wards I am thinking to myself, I wish I had friends like that or a life that that. but then I think, I love my life. Thinking deeper into my thought, I realized being depressed, having someone there for you, and after you climb out of the hole you dug for yourself...I had that. I still have that. The real life view of the situation isn't as spectacularly amazing as the ending of a movie. But I take that back, the love of my life proposed to me after I made the finally pull and got myself out of the hole I dug for myself and I am going to spend the rest of my life with someone who makes me happy. I understand I'm still in the mooning phase of my relationship, but he was there when I was at my lowest. I like real life and I wouldn't trade it for any romanticized view of life.

I love realizing I love my life. I hope everyone can find one positive thing that happened in their day and cling to it. Hold on to the happiness for you never know when things will turn for the worst. Wow, how romantically optimistic is that...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I updated the Books Read page to include the rest of the fall books I read (which is not many) and the books I have finished and am currently read. :)

I hope everyone is enjoying the lovely winter despite the tons of snow everyone is getting. :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mists and Romances

Despite the fact that I broke resolution number 3 within I think hours of making said resolution, I am almost done reading all of the books I bought. The Bridal Quartet series by Nora Roberts is cute. I love Nora Roberts (NR). She and her romance novels are wonderful. To me despite an escape from reality of how people act and how romances actually work in the real world, NR books almost cleanse my mind after very difficult or deep books.

Case in point, The Mists of Avalon. A WONDERFUL book, but one that I need to take a step back from, no matter how I long to read and find out what Morgaine is going to do and how to fulfill Vivianne's mission in life. So that is how I have plowed my way through 3 of the 4 books in the Bridal Quartet. But yesterday I did read from Mists of Avalon and I thought to myself, how much Morgaine was becoming Vivianne as she has aged. Also, Morgaine has conceived a child from Accolon's during the eclipse.Every time I think the story has to be slowing down another twist or turn is laid out in front of me. Mists of Avalon is amazing and I cannot wait to finish the last 150 pages of the book. What will happen to Arthur and Gwenhwyfar? will Mordred take down Arthur and claim the thrown for Avalon? Will Morgaine have a happy ending (which I feel isn't likely), how will Accolon die? Oh so many questions to answer in the last portion of the book.

I feel that Mists of Avalon is right up there with The Count of Monte Cristo. Such an amazing book I am so happy that I picked up the book and kick myself for resisting so long in reading it.

Well, the bread is almost ready to be baked, have a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pitfalls and the Long Haul

So I might have already broken New Years Resolutions 1-3. I have been active and done something every day but not for 30 minutes. I have had 1-3 sugary things almost every day and I bought 6 new books since I said I wouldn't. So now it's time to revamp.
1.)No sugary things except on Wed. (movie and dinner night with friends). 
2.) Make yourself do something active every day. 30 mins. min.

3.) No more books until all are read.

I think No. 3 will be easier now due to the fact my fiancee and I are actively searching for a house. We have said we are going to save up and have a 20% downpayment on the house. I have to keep that in mind.

With the wedding coming up No. 1 and 2 should be easier as well. I just need to get rubber bands and every time I get the urge to eat sugar..snap the rubber band and go get a drink of water. Cues are great and I know this has worked before when I stopped biting my nails (which thinking about it should be No. 4: Again, stop biting nails).

Only 156 days until my wedding. Oh, I am getting impacient. But as a friend reminded me today, I need to enjoy everyday and not look forward so much. Time passes either way and I should enjoy right now as much as the future. For one day the future will be the present and if I'm trained to look forward I will not enjoy the major events  in my life.

Oh bright sunshine, I love you. Happy times. Despite pitfalls with resolutions and the long haul til the wedding (And house), I love me and I love today. Happy January 6th everyone!