Thursday, November 06, 2008

Catching Up

Howdy! I am back from my jaunt down south. Have I mentioned how much I appreciate the safe travels and well wishes you send my way when I am traveling? If not, THANK YOU!

I believe by now you know how how I feel about the power of prayer, collective thoughts, and putting it {whatever it may be} into the universe. Y'all are a part of that for me and I thank you for keeping me in your thoughts while I canvass around these parts.

Upon my arrival home last night, I showered and changed into my jammies. I let my inner pyro come out and lit all of my candles. I loved on the kitties and talked with Maricel {I coulda' sworn Jasmine lost weight while I was gone but Auntie Mars assured me she ate like a mad cat} for a bit. I steamed some spinach. I did a little follow up work watched a dvr'ed reality show and fell into bed.

Anyone else other than Ace, Mel, and some of my work peeps watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo? It cracks me up and has me saying WTF more times than not. It is a true train wreck of a show you want to look away from but can't seem to. Mindless entertainment at its best.

I'm passing Breaking Dawn on over to Mars. I have not been able to finish it yet. I'm not breezing through it like the first three. I have been stuck on chapter 30 for more than a few days.

Other Twilight series readers (Fiwa, Steph, etc.) did you experience the same? I'm in this book exchange (Thanks Fiwa!) and it is not fair to hold it up because I can't get into it ya' know? Plus, I have 5 books from the library I need to read before their due dates come up.

Those five are
  1. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
  2. Marley and Me by John Grogan
  3. Against Medical Advice by James Patterson and Hal Friedman
  4. Dark Summer by Iris Johansen
  5. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Plus I have another one I have to pick up today or I'll lose the reserve and get this - there are four more that are up and coming on the list too! Cue Missy Elliott but instead of "get your freak on", get your reading on.

So, off Breaking Dawn goes until a later date.

Not much more is going on around these parts. It's my busy week at work, well they are all busy, but this is the week more goes on than others for me.

It has truly become the wet fall we know and love around here. As I type this, the wind is blowing at a steady 28 mph with gusts up to 38+ {according to}, the rain is softly falling {2-7 inches expected}, and the temp is 51. Officially there are more leaves on the ground than on the trees. See why we need our Starbucks up here and I have a large hat collection? It gets dark around 4:00 or so too. Yay PacNW!

Don't get me wrong. I have come to love it. Texas never had four seasons, which I get now, and thoroughly enjoy. I couldn't imagine it being November 6 and the temps being in the 70s and calling it fall. I'm not hating. I am just saying the above description of my neck of the woods may sound ugh to some but this transplanted Texan has come to enjoy it.

Election results. I won't go into great detail about my political beliefs but I will tell you I vote in all elections and honor those who came before me making this a right.

There are a few things I won't discuss here. Shocking I know as it seems like my life is an open book but politics, specifics about my professional life, and educational pursuits are off limits for good reason in my opinion.

What I will share is how I spent the night. Like many of you, I was glued to the tv. In a hotel room with three work associates. The room was evenly split, two dems and two repubs. Merlot and beer. Riveted by the results. Somewhat heated discussions with respect intact. Plenty of laughs. Dinner after Obama's speech.

History people, history. 20 years from now I will look back on that day and remember how I voted and how I spent the day/night. Guess who will be scrapping it later too in case my memory fails?

Speaking of craftiness, thanks for the kind words y'all shared from the cards I sent. I really do appreciate your understanding for them being late and am glad you enjoyed them just the same.

I gotta' go get back to the grind now. Hope things are well with you.

Peace and Love Peeps.


Live.Love.Eat said...

Welcome back!! I did not actually have the same experience with Breaking Dawn. By that time, I was so enthralled in it that I could not put it down. Eclipse was my least fav and I really just loved the way they wrapped up BD. It's not the same for everyone but I do hope you don't let too much time go by before you get back to it.

And I think I just got the merlot and beer metaphor. I thought that's what ya'll were actually drinking. But that's the thing about politics, it's never black and white 'cuz I love Merlot and I love beer :)

Brad said...

Glad your home safe & sound. I LOVED Marley and Me. Best dog book I've read in a long time.

BTW - thanks for the card - We all loved it. And it came on the day!

Ace C said...

You know the reason they make cell phones, right?

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hah! LOL in response to your comment. So, it wasn't a metaphor. Ha ha. And yes, that would be SO cool to hear John Legend. How about I send you a copy then of Jason Mraz? And you reminding me of my sis is a very good thing. She is actually coming up this weekend, just got back from the liquor store to pile up on some Bailey's for coffee, odd beers to try & some wine. There'll be dems and repubs all 'round the house:)

anna said...

I miss fall up there.....

kimmyk said...

i just got the twilight book last week but havent had a chance to sit down and start reading it. soon i hope.

thank you for my card. you are so crafty. you seriously need to get a line of greeting cards in the works. seriously. they are like way better than any in a hallmark store i've seen. thank you.

i need to scrap. i have to finish adam's football season from last year. hopefully this weekend. it's on my list to do.

miss you.

Jennifer said...

Glad you are back!