• Random and Odd

    I hate this time of the year

    Yes, it has Christmas and New Year’s…but doesn’t have long days. Today the sun sets while I am shutting down the shop. It usually hits me around now when everything slows down….I’m sad. It’s seasonal sadness because I am not getting enough sun….and exercise. I need to spend my weekend out on the trails and in the mountains, but I’m feeling a lot of conflict in that lately. Ugh…oh well. Either it will work itself out or I will just die of heart desease. Either way, I won’t be alive to worry about it. Now I’m off to work. Oh yay.

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    A whole new life

    What an incredible last month we have been having. Thanksgiving was spent in our new home surrounded by our family. In a very unlike Kristine move, we went to pick out our Christmas tree in Apple Hill the next day. It’s a beautiful silver tip that is swimming in the most beautiful bulb lights and ornaments from my family and his. I promised Alyx that I would wait until she gets home before I put up our 10 family ornaments. Jon said there isn’t enough room on the tree for one more, but I think I can find a few spots! This last weekend we road tripped up to Oregon…

  • Random and Odd

    When I started planning my trip to Ireland and told my agent that I had two weeks.  He lost his smile, “No, that’s not enough time!” at that point I thought he was crazy. Two weeks was plenty of time to be able to see all the cool things I wanted to visit. Now that I am back and reviewing all my notes, I know he was right. It wasn’t enough time. Not even close. When I started planning my trip I was single. I honestly didn’t believe that I would have anyone in my life when I finally got my stamp in my passport.  Again, I was wrong.  I…

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    It’s been a crazy year

    I’ve been sitting in front of this screen for 45 minutes with tears in my eyes trying to hold them back before I start writing, but just like a year ago, that is not possible. A year ago my friend passed away and a day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about her. When I was learning how to combat daily anxiety attacks through classes and books, they talked about putting things in boxes, labeling them and letting them be.  Emotions and situations that I had no control over needed to  briefly examined and then put away. This was a concept I was very good at.  Putting things in…

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    Let me introduce myself…

    In order to hold myself more accountable with writing I started “Blog Revival” It was an idea I got from my friend Kathryn.  She and I were on a comment section of a very high profile blog (Dooce) and I met some amazing people from that time in my life. We all fell into Twitter, MySpace and then Facebook and our blogs fell to the side as we jammed everything into a small box and stuffed down what we were really feeling about the situation.   She decided she wanted to write again. I haven’t stopped, but my brain did.  I update crap here and it sucks because I’m tired…

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    Up early enough to write

    It was 6am when my alarm went off and instead of having that hostage negotiation talk with my alarm clock and phone, I decided to get up and write.   There was a time when I didn’t schedule a time to purge through writing, I just sat down and did it.  Man I miss those days. Today is June 1 and the way I see it, the first day of June is Summer. The last day of August is the last day of summer. Welcome to the first day of Summer. I have 13 weekends to do all the stuff I want to do this summer.  It sounds daunting when…

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    Life is really good.

    I had the best birthday in the history of birthdays! I ran my ‘Birthday Race’ and beat my time from last year by 15 minutes. That is huge for me. After the race everyone gathered at my new place and we had a BBQ. I was surrounded by my friends and family. My travel agent and best friend both bought me my favorite whiskey (Red Breast). One bottle was gone within an hour and I only got a small glass. :( My travel agent was so charming and everyone told me afterward that they loved him and understood why I liked my Ireland meetings so much.  My mom and sister…