Friday, December 31, 2010

Grinch or Genius

Last year the day after Thanksgiving I pulled out all the outside Christmas lights and got to work. The day after Thanksgiving this year I pulled out thisAnd then I quit. It could have been laziness or it could of been that I wasn't emotional prepared to find any of the lights for bushes not working. However, I was beginning to feel like the Grinch because we have quite a few houses in the neighborhood that go all out with Christmas lights. Then today as I watched my neighbors tackle their decorations and all I had to do was thisI was feeling pretty pleased with my decision.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Proof That Nobody is Perfect

Reese Witherspoon, super cute. Paul Rudd, super cute. This movie, blah. It's not bad, but it's not good. I can see where they tried but it just missed the mark for me.

Did anyone else see it and love it? Am I missing something?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What's It Gonna Be

I love this time of year, the verge of a new year. Oh the possibilities. Anything can happen in a years time. I've had years that stood still, years with huge steps back, and years with huge improvements. What kind of year will 2011 be?

I am working getting some goals on paper for 2011. Decisions, descisons...stay tuned.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Celebration Gone Wrong

In honor of the birth of the sweet baby Jesus, I spent the last few days consuming enough food to gain the weight of an avg new born - 7lbs 8oz.

I am not even going to tell how close I came. Pretty darn close.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

14 and 4

14 - the number of pounds I've lost since my birthday. 4 months too late for my class reunion.

Better late than never, dang it.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

I am Starting To See It

For the longest time I didn't get it. What's the big deal I thought. I don't see it...but the more times I watch The Proposal I am starting to see it.
Yeah, I am starting to see it...

Defining Moments

I was born a natural critic. Raised by a mom with no filter. I am a tell it like it is person. I have a hard time faking anything.

Many years ago I had a priest tell me "Ann, God doesn't require you to like everyone, but you do have to love everyone." It was a relief because can I love anyone especially if I don't have to look at, speak to, or deal with them.

Truth be told until I hit my 30's I didn't really like most people. Blame it on my early retail career. Nothing can make you hate mankind like working at the mall.

I guess we mellow with age because I am not anywhere near as hard to get along with as I am sure I was in my younger years. I've developed a filter, somewhat small but it's a filter. My years of recruiting have taught me to understand people better. I now live by - you fly your freak flag and I'll fly mine and as long as we aren't hurting anyone it's all good.

I am still not fond of everyone and there are days that Facebook makes me a hater. (Really, do we need to be update about every ache, pain and doctor visit your daughter has?) But the blog world has introduced to more fantastic people that I just love than I can count. It's progress.