Friday, March 03, 2006


Here is a picture of a lovely bouquet of tulips that my husband sent me today for my birthday. They are beautiful!

Then as soon as I finished reading the card that came with the tulips, there was another call from the front desk. My family sent me the coolest, most unique delivery I've ever received - an edible arrangement! It's a basket full of freshly cut fruit and chocolate covered strawberries, made into a beautiful bouquet! I would take a picture of it, too, but I had to put it in the fridge so that Todd and I can enjoy it tonight.

There is one thing I love about my birthday - it's a sign that spring is coming...tulips are blooming, the temperatures are warming up. I love it.

Everyone I've talked to about turning 30 says that she loved her thirties much more than her 20's. I think I'm going to agree. I'm not even 30 yet (not until tomorrow!) but am already loving it.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


We watched "Elizabethtown" this weekend, and were surprised that we liked it. (Well, I say we, but I was the one who really liked it.) First, I really think it has a great soundtrack, I'm going to have to check it out for sure. But second, I likely identified with tje movie on a level that most can't, given that I've been driving around with my dad's ashes in my car for months.

Update: I checked iTunes - the soundtrack is so good there are two volumes to buy! The one song I remember liking from the movie is "Come Pick Me Up" by Ryan Adams. Other good ones: "Loro" by Pinback, "Same in any Language" by My Morning Jacket and Ruckus, and "io(This Time Around)" by Helen Stellar. I love soundtracks.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

It's come to this.

I have no time to make posts here anymore. Work is consuming me. I keep telling myself that if I just took two weeks to work 12-14 hours a day, I could get ahead of things and be in a good place. Then another trip gets booked...and I'm five more days behind...I'm at the end of my rope here at work. I've even told my boss this, I'm looking. Feels a little too much like it felt at my last job before I finally had to throw in the towel.

So I'm going to just list some random things I've been thinking about lately...
- Why do Brad and Angelina and Maddox always wear black? Seems the little Zahara has some color in her wardrobe, but otherwise, they're always in black. Maybe it's easier to pack and travel that way - I know I certainly keep things simple in terms of color and style when I travel, perhaps this is what they do as well?
- Pink has this new song out about "stupid girls", and while I'm not a huge fan of hers, the lyrics and video for this song really crack me up. I like it.
- I'm going to be thirty (30) this weekend. I didn't even realize this until I booked a meeting yesterday and it hit me that February is almost over...the sure sign that (a) it's getting a little warmer and (b) I should have about 5 kids by now.
- I realized yesterday that I've been so busy that I've not taken five minutes to sit down and talk to one of my new employees. I mean, how awful is that? I've said "Hi"...once. He's been here a week.
- Last night we made this delicious chicken with asparagus and pine nuts recipe. Everything turned out grand, but we burned the hell out of the pine nuts. I spent about 20 minutes digging through an oily mixture of shallots, garlic, and tarragon to pull each and every black roasted nut out so that we could enjoy the meal. This was really good for my current stress situation.
- My dog is so dirty and his toenails are so long, I've been neglecting him physically. This doesn't keep me from loving on him, cuddling with him and keeping him in shape emotionally, but I've never let it go this far. He doesn't seem to care, though.

Have a good day, people. Pray that I don't snap and burn this place down over the next couple of weeks. Sometimes, when I get home and realize that I left my floor heater on under my desk...I don't stress too much, I cross my fingers.