Friday, April 24, 2009


Flowers - Taken with camera phone

I work in an office with three bosses and one co-worker. She's not my boss, but I do a lot of work for her, to help her out. She is the only person who remembered Wednesday was Administrative Professional's Day. None of my three bosses remembered. She gave me this bright, cheerful little bouquet you see above. Isn't she awesome?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Plans and Laughter

Desert Island Blue - Nikon D40

After my whirlwind March, I planned on getting right back to regular posting. You've probably heard the old line, "If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans"? I really know what that means. My mom had emergency surgery two weeks ago and I have been taking care of her, plus doing all the things she usually does, which, let me tell you, is a lot. By the end of the day, there's just no time or energy for posting.

But, I am making the time right now. One of the {many} lessons I've learned in the past few weeks is that I need to really prioritize my days; do the things that absolutely have to be done, and the things that are good for my health and my soul, and let everything else go. So I'm letting a lot of things go these days, like the mind-numbing time-wasters, and focusing on the things that I should be doing. In so doing, I've learned a pretty startling truth about myself: it is my nature to be rather lazy (though I would tell most people I'm just laid back-heh) until circumstances force me to be otherwise. I would love to think that I am always up at dawn, doing all the things that need doing, making my life run like clockwork - but that just ain't how it goes. But, when life puts motivation in my path I amaze even myself with how quickly and capably I can jump to. So what's the lesson here? That on some things I shouldn't wait for a medical emergency to get my act together. That while it is my tendency to slack off, it's not necessarily my pre-ordained fate. That it's not such a big thing if the laundry gets done before the email gets checked. That I can do all the things I must, and still have fun and (most importantly) be fun to live with.

So, even in the midst of something that kind of sucked, some good things have come. Some lessons have been learned. Mom is on the mend and I am more aware of myself. I'd say that's pretty awesome.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Long Time

Yellow - Nikon D40

I was never very good at managing time and getting lots of things done at the same time. So when I bought a new car and picked up some extra shifts and got sick again, well, this little blog kind of got left behind for a bit.

How are you all doing?