ok I did it.

30 days have September, April, June and November all the rest have 31 (except the month we are painted with love that one has 28).

 So I made it another National Blog Posting Month. I hope I did not bore you too much. It was actually the easiest time this year for some reason but I am glad this is not one of the months with 31 days as I need a break.

Friends

I know I haven’t updated the book section of my blog in a v.e.r.y. long time but I have still been reading. Not as much as I once was and not as much as I would like but I am still reading. I got a Nook from Barnes and Noble and I really enjoy it but there is something about holding a book in your hands. I friend let me borrow a book she had. It called Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton. I am almost finished with it and I like it in a bitter sweet way. It’s about a group of friends and their journey through life in a nutshell. I like it because it is sweet and uplifting but bitter in that I miss my group of friends out West. I have somehow not been able to form the same kinds of relationships here and it is so sad to me. I wish I know what was wrong and why I can’t seem to make meaningful friendships. Don’t get me wrong I have friends here but not that sisterhood kind of bond I had before. I wonder if a person only gets that lucky once in a lifetime.  I miss you GTFs……

Is it that time already? Tree Trimming 2010

I can’t believe it is that time of year again. I have said it a million times but I do not really like the Christmas season. Maybe it’s because I generally never need a reason to give my kids a gift. Or my loved ones for that matter. And goodness knows if I want something I just go and get it. I think what bothers me the most is all the fake “good will” that goes on. Yes I do not doubt there is true goodwill happening but I wish that was not just a result of the season. I mean I have taken to bring fruit in my van everyday to hand out to the homeless people with signs that seem to be on every corner these days. I don’t need Christmas time to let me know I want to do that. The food banks need filling every month not just November and December. And the countless worthwhile charities need year round support.  Why must the general public need Jingle Bells to remember these facts?

Anyway my super sweet husband loves Christmas so he goes all out with decorating.

     

Silly Saturday

Five things Friday

I have something weighting on my mind. Nothing big or drastic but it is bothering me. My old habits of dwelling on an event, playing the “if I’d said this or did that” game. I would like to evolve from the person who does that. I would like to become a more confident person. Above all else I would like to become the kind of person that can see an event happen, react to said event as appropriately as possible and then (right or wrong) move on and be past the event. I do not want to replay the event over and over. Think about the event over and over and continually seek justification from anyone who will listen for the way I handled the situation. Because no matter how I handled a situation right or not it is over.

So to try to avoid dwelling on my shortcomings I would like to focus on positive things. Thus leading me to Five Things Friday.

Five things I am proud of within myself:

 1. I love and defend my kids and loved ones fierily.

2. I always do what I say I am going to do.

3. I am continually trying to better myself even when I have to admit I am failing at times.

4. I love that I am a planner and almost always know where we are headed, literally and figuratively. This unless I am purposely trying to be spontaneous (even still it is hard not to set a plan LOL)

5. I never give up on something I truly want.

We’re so thankful!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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