Thursday, February 19, 2009

If Only I Was on a Beach...

Unfortunately I haven’t run away from Southern Maryland to the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean. I’ve just been busy with uninteresting tasks and I haven’t felt the desire to blog the same old stuff. Remodeling the old house is growing quite tiresome, my renewed fitness is going well and my knee is holding up ok, the new house is great and we’ve been trying to entertain more as we realized we don’t have any friends that we hang out with on the weekends. The most exciting thing (seriously) in my life right now is that I’ve made it my life’s goal to drink 8 glasses of water a day, and sometimes it’s comical how much I have to use the restroom and then calling Mircea to see if he’s finished with his 8 glasses of water. This is my mundane life, but it’s mine and I love it.

It’s funny, I have had a blog for quite some time and I’ve never really had a theme. In fact, I’m pretty sure no one has ever been totally interested in what a single, childless, whiney girl in Maryland is doing. I love reading about my friends’ children, I love reading all the vegan recipes, and frankly, I have very little to offer these days. Although I’m vegan cooking, it’s more mundane. I grab a bag of frozen veggies, steam them, add some sort of sauce variety (usually a Target purchase, they have exotic one) and add a little tofu. I’m not sure that there will be a lot of folks clamoring for that.

I know it sounds like I’m doing my usual whining, and I’m not breaking up with my blog, I just don’t have a lot to say anymore. And I’ll take that as a good sign that I don’t have to cry about a break up, bitch about weight loss (I’m just keeping quiet, I still bitch internally) or worry about the next step in my life. Despite getting passed over for a raise at work, I’m finally happy and content in my life. I know, gasp, right?

I can’t wait to hear how everyone is doing, I enjoy reading your blogs and leaving my inane comments.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Heart Warming Video

A nice sentiment and a great story.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children.
- Kenyan proverb

I got this email from SparkPeople today and thought it would be nice to share. I agree with much of what was listed, except the picking flowers part because that isn't really helping the Earth...unless you're weeding your garden, but those aren't flowers.

"Reduce, reuse, and recycle sounds great, but do we really think about (and apply) earth management into our daily lives? You might not litter, but how often do you drive your own vehicle rather than carpooling? What about buying "green" products instead of commercial items made with harmful chemicals? It is easy to disregard the dangers to the environment because there are no immediate consequences to our lives. However, think about how the earth will be in 50 years if everyone lived as you are today. Set a good example to your children of stewardship for the earth by recycling, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and generally appreciating nature. Instead of going to Disney World, go on a camping trip. Turn off the TV and pick some flowers. This world is not ours alone. It is communally shared with all of the generations before us, and all of those to come after us."

  • I owe you pictures of the new house. It's not all done (not even close) but there are enough rooms to show a little bit of improvement. So you can see that I'm not just sitting around watching Law & Order and the Office. Well, not all the time.
  • I have been reading a lot lately and have some book reviews to provide. Including The Shack, which everyone is talking about these days.
  • I need Valentine suggestions for Mircea. Help me out here, he's been the best boyfriend ever (completely redeeming himself from his behavior last year where he won the worst boyfriend ever award) and I want to do something special. And although I know beef jerky is the way to his heart, I thought I'd try to do something a little more special.