Sunday, February 19, 2006


Ok, I admit it. I'm addicted. To Smallville, that is. Since we don't have cable (yes, I know it's the 21st century) I had only heard about Smallville. And I had seen one episode on a Saturday afternoon when it happened to be on one of the 3 channels we do get. But back around the holidays I discovered that my stepfather had it on DVD, so we decided to borrow it. Well, let's just say it's February and we are almost done season 4! That's what I'd call addiction. It's a great show and I have gotten sucked in. What I love about it is that it has an interesting story line, but it doesn't have 17 billion extra characters that you have to figure out, like Alias for example. Even though I love Alias, I usualy am quite confused about what is actually happening!

Anyway, I am bummed to realize that the current season of Smallville is season 5. That means when we finish season 4, I'm going to have to wait for a while before season 5 comes out on DVD. I might go into withdrawals! Although, we did skip a few episodes that I MUST go back and watch so that I can figure out some of the things we missed (like how Chloe found out about Clark's powers). Another perk - Tom Welling's not that bad to look at. Hahaha - ok just kidding - I'm happily married to the hottest guy in the universe!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Missed appointments

I'd have to say that as a business woman, there is little I dislike less than people who miss a scheduled appointment or cancel at the last minute. I realize there are times when this is necessary, but when you tell someone you'll be there, then you should be there! (And if you're not going to be, then you call and apologize)... I take time out of my [busy] schedule and set it aside for a particular meeting or event. Then I have someone assure me that they'll be there, only to not show up!

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is an interesting holiday. I find that people do one of two things: boycott it (i.e. whine, moan, and complain about how horrible it is) or embrace it (with all the money, time, and effort that implies). I guess I would fall more in the "embrace it" category. I mean, I realize that it's commercialized and just a ploy for Hallmark to make tons of money. But I try to find ways around that. For example, this year I made my husband a photo album of the past 9 years we've known each other (Wow! I didn't realize it'd been that long). I didn't buy him a card, because I know he hates them and usually throws them away. So, I managed to give him something he wanted, but that was also sort of mushy.

Anyway, all that to say that I think it's ridiculous to hate a holiday just because you don't think you have a reason to celebrate. (Lots of people celebrate Christmas even though they don't know the true reason to celebrate.) So I guess I'd rather celebrate Valentine's Day and just find ways to make it less about marketing and more about love.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Not much at all

I always feel like I have to have some big topic to write about on my blog. It's silly really, since my blog is my blog and I shouldn't be worrying about impressing anyone. So I guess I'll just write something quick tonight. Today has been a good day - church, then a nap with my kitty, then over to friends' for lunch and a little event planning, then back to church for a youth group meeting. While there, we learned that the evening service was cancelled due to the snow, so we came home and had dinner. Then I watched Extreme Makeover Home Edition and Desperate Housewives while working on my scrapbook album. Now I'm off to watch Smallville with my hubby!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Pain in the neck

So I sat up in bed yesterday morning and felt a sharp pain in my neck. Then, as I stood up to go downstairs, I could hardly move my head left to right or up and down. I took the dog out, went to the bathroom, and attempted to go back to sleep. Then I couldn't even get in a comfortable position where the pain was not constant. For the next hour and a half I couldn't get back to sleep, which is odd for me, since I love sleeping in!

Later I got up and thought maybe a hot shower would help loosen it up - but I couldn't even tip my head back to rinse my hair! This sounds crazy, I know, and I felt ridiculous. I've had a stiff neck before from sleeping the wrong way, but this was way worse than that. I decided I'd better call the doctor's office, because I didn't feel like I could safely drive or go to work the way I was. So I had my darling husband take me to the doctor's office and got it checked out. The doctor said not to go to work, prescribed a muscle relaxant, and scheduled a follow-up. So the rest of the day was spent on the couch with a hot pad on my neck and back, either sleeping or wathcing a movie. I felt so silly because I wanted to go to work and I wanted to be able to do all the things I normally do. Other than the constant pain and inability to move my head, I felt fine! However, some things you just have no control over.

After a day of rest and a good night's sleep, I felt much better this morning. I was still sore throughout the day, and sitting doing paperwork was not extremely enjoyable, but I'm sure I'll be back to normal again soon.

Sunday, February 05, 2006


I was informed by my friend Jess tonight that I've been neglecting my blog. I confess - it's been a long week. Despite the recent challenges, I've been able to enjoy some fun stuff this week. Tonight, for example, at the Superbowl party at Steve and Jessica's. We laughed a lot and just had fun.

I'd have to say that the highlight of my week was Friday evening. After work I went straight to a Creative Memories meeting. There my team recongized my recent promotion to Unit Leader. That was great, but the really meaningful part was when we talked about the purpose of why we are doing this. This, in the conversation, was being a Creative Memories Consultant. But you could ask the same question in just about any area of your life. "What is my purpose in doing this?" It really got me thinking about how so often we start out doing something for the right reasons, but then get caught up in the "stuff" - money, fame, popularity, etc. So I've been trying to evaluate the different activities I'm involved in with that thought in mind - what is my purpose? I don't know that there is a right answer to the question. It seems the important thing is to know what your purpose is and keep your focus on that, not allowing yourself to be caught up in the extras. And if you are doing something but can't figure out what your purpose it, perhaps you shouldn't be doing it.

Well, I think that is all the thought I can squeeze out of my brain at this time of night. My hubby's already asleep, and I should probably join him.