Sunday, January 31, 2010
I stayed in my jammies from Thursday night until Saturday night. I read Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. I watched an unspeakable number of House episodes. (What a great Christmas present!) Overall, was basically lazy. I did do my taxes. Points there, right???
Saturday night, I finally cleaned up and planned on heading outside with Justin to build a snowman. I was quite excited as I had been talking about it since the snow started falling. My body though had different plans. After carrying two empty buckets across the yard and scraping a tiny section of an overhang, I was huffing and puffing. We had not even started building when I knew I was done. In tears, I headed back to the house. It is so frustrating to have such little strength especially as compared to this time last year. I know it is just for a season, but it still stinks that I can't do simple things like build a snowman. Justin went ahead and built a great snowman while I took a nap. After coming out to admire his handiwork, we ran to the store because we had run out of milk and bread. Yep, one of those people... We ended the night to bowls of veggie soup, grilled cheese, and two more episodes of House.
The sun is out today, but it is not supposed to get over 14 degrees. I am thinking another snow day tomorrow. Maybe we will finish season 3 of House and maybe, just maybe I will finish a grad school paper early! :O Anyways, here's to Situation 2010. (Buzz phrase for the moment.)
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Fond (and not so fond) memories of trying to get to India from China that are being experienced by Katie M. right now
Email from Peach whose name alone can conjure up tears
Connection with Lucy about trying to live up each moment before returning to the States
Waking up to the sound of gansta rap and yelling from the neighbor is no substitute for the farmers market right out my window
But most of all...
Wishing I could see my friend holding her new daughter
Spending the day with one of the dearest
Lunch at Loveless Cafe... country ham, hashbrown casserole, grits, biscuits... goodness
Shopping for a new addition to a family and for a family whose house burned down
Guacamole and drinks with girlfriends planning a summer adventure
Homemade pizza, games, an episode of The Office, and catching up with old friends
Lying under electric blanket warmth and mulling over future plans
The perfect kind of Saturday.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I heard this from down the 2nd grade hall this morning. (Oh Debbie Jones!) It made me chuckle a little bit, but at the same time it is something I can identify with. Jazzercise is not really up my ally, but have tried finding all kinds of things to give me a better piece of mind. You might ask, "What is saving you, Beth?"
"Starbucks coffee and the hope of something better is saving my life right now."
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Found out that my little sister Caitlin is ENGAGED!
Final chemo treatment
Dinner with Beth N. and some good catch up time
Another trip to Arkansas where I did nothing but sleep and read (Finished the books Hannah's Dream and New Moon)
Lunch with my cousin Sara in Jonesboro
New Years Eve with my family at sister Leanne's house
We got spruced up and headed to Wantabe's for sushi. We are all addicted. Side of spicy mayo and eel sauce please! Then after a good meal, we went to Rumours East. We enjoyed some wine (aka-the chemicals), good conversation, and lots of laughter. Thank goodness we made it back to the car safely! (High heels, slight incline, and ice make for a workout.)
Thanks girls for celebrating this milestone with me! It really meant a lot.