Tuesday, November 24, 2009

And this is why I love him

Me: I'm sorry I'm so spazzy and can't focus on one thing

Hubbs: You know, I love the way you get so excited over things-it's like you're 12 years old inside-so I can't really get mad when that carries over to things I'd rather not see you get so spazzy about. It's a trade off, and it's worth it to see you so happy.

My favorite holiday

I love love LOVE Thanksgiving! It is truly my favorite time of year. I spend most of the week feeling overwhelmed and panicking about my cooking schedule, but I really love it. I love preparing a huge meal for my family, I love listening to oldies all day, and I love just hanging out and enjoying the day with my guys.

We have no guests coming this year, but I have enlisted the guys to help with the cooking. Hubbs will be tackling the bacon wrapped jalapenos, and Youngest will be making the pies. Of course, there will be LOADS of pictures documenting all of this.

I can't WAIT!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Book Review

The Professional by Robert B. Parker

1.When did he start throwing in random French phrases that I have to look up on the internet?

2.He finds a new word/phrase, then uses it several times. I know I read the phrase "soapstone sink" at least twice. Also applies to the random french. Struck me as weird.

3.He totally “borrowed” the subplot from “Of Mice and Men”. I don't know if that's good or bad, it just shocked me for some reason. NO ONE can do Steinbeck except Steinbeck.

I do believe my love affair with Robert B. Parker has officially ended. We had a good run though!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Book Title Meme

I stumbled on this via mentalfloss.com, and thought I'd give it a try-

What To Do: Using only books you have read this year (2009), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. It’s a lot harder than you think!

Describe yourself: Scar Tissue

How do you feel: Time Of My Life

Describe where you currently live: When the White House was Ours

If you could go anywhere, where would you go? Requiem, Mass.

Your favorite form of transportation: A Crooked Path

Your best friend is: The Story of a Marriage

You and your friends are: Savage Girls and Wild Boys

What’s the weather like: Prayers for Rain

You fear: Dark Places

What is the best advice you have to give: Don't Sleep, There are Snakes

Thought for the day: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

How I would like to die: Hit and Run

My soul’s present condition: Fine Just The Way It Is

link via mentalfloss.com

Friday, November 13, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

And what did I learn?

I quit my training as a Crisis Call Center volunteer. The world, to me, is a very scary, very painful place. I have been through so much pain in my life-choosing to listen to it firsthand for 4 hours a week is just to much for me to handle. I had a listening shift yesterday, and I've been basically crying ever since.

So what did I learn? That sometimes strength is in knowing what you can and can't handle.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

You know you've turned your life around.....

When the thing you're looking forward to the most on your birthday is eating a hamburger. ON A BUN.

You know, as opposed to all the drugs you USED to do to celebrate.

Anyway, Happy Birthday to me!

The guys are making dinner tonight, and Saturday we're going to.....Dairy Queen! I have a hankering for a chocolate/vanilla swirl cone. Living large!

All kidding aside, I'm pretty damn happy to be where I'm at at 41. My life is so completely different than it was even 10 years ago. I'm older, wiser, and-yes, I'm going to say it-better looking. I've never been healthier or happier than I am right now.

I love my 40's!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dear Online Diary......

I'm sorry you've been so neglected lately! I've been so busy lately I'm actually having quite a bit of trouble just keeping up.

I have 7 more classes to finish this month for the Crisis Center-things should at least feel a bit more calm after that. This class every Wednesday night is kicking my ass.

Of course we still have my birthday, Thanksgiving, another holiday party, Christmas, and my wedding anniversary to go. I am SO looking forward to January!

Things have been going well, though I'm still a little concerned that I may have taken on more than I can handle with this call center. I live in a self imposed protective bubble-I don't watch the news, I don't read the paper, and I generally do a pretty good job of insulating myself from the horrors of the world. The classes are enough to send me into a downward spiral, how am I going to feel actually dealing with a woman who has just been beaten? I know I have to focus on the fact that I'm helping people, but I'm still pretty skeptical.

On that note, Sunday is my first "listening shift"-basically just hanging out and listening to the other volunteers for 4 hours. I think that will give me a good indication of if I can do this or not. And for that reason, we have moved family movie day from Sunday to Saturday this week. I need my family time, and I don't really want to just hang out and drink like I do most Saturdays.

Anyway, things are going well, I'm totally overwhelmed, and you, dear diary, are not the only thing that has been neglected lately. You should see my house.

More later.

Lula

P.S. This new plan of eating low carb/primal? Best choice I've ever made. I hit 132 pounds the other day-and bought a new pair of size 5 jeans! Pretty damn proud of that. Now it's all about the strength training.