Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving -

Oh, I love Thanksgiving. This year, I am thankful for the 4 1/2 day weekend that comes with it. I am thankful for a full-time job with benefits AND pays well. Finally, being able to pay the bills again. Less stress. ahhh.

I am also thankful for so many other things:

family. moms & dads. siblings. Nieces & Nephews. in-laws. friends.
SOPHIA - man I love her.
Grandparents - the ones that went on this year and the ones still here with us.

Thanksgiving dinner is so good. And so much better the next day! mmmmm.
Thank you Sandy for bringing that pumpkin cheesecake, yum. (And thank you for bringing it home with you also, I would've eaten the whole thing and would weigh 20 lbs more...)

A running car. 190,xxx and still going strong, way to go little Honda.
warm, cozy house. candles in the wintertime. fireplace. The pets: Nico and Jasmine.
A Maui trip this year.

And, last but not least, at this point, I can decorate for Christmas and get a tree anytime I want! YAY!

That's probably not everything, but for now. Thank you!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I woke up and began cleaning. Stripped the beds, washed the sheets, scrubbed the toilet, tub, sink. Swept, mopped (well, Travis mopped), dusted. The dishwasher was ran and the washing machine and dryer have been going strong for hours. It's one of those things that, I will tell you I hate to clean house but, there is something slightly therapeutic about it all. In the end, I am never more cozy than in my warm, clean house with candles burning and some music in the background. That may be one of my most happy places. I think all the hard work adds to that pleasure.

That is how I have spent the day, this is my reflection, and it's only 2pm. We still have a dinner date at friend's later.

I do love Sundays. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dear Maui -

I am so sorry we had to end our time together. I think you are beautiful and fruitful and warm and kind, but I had to go. It is definitely not you, it's me. I will return to you again one day, and I will always love you, but for now, our time is over. I have captured some of our memories together in photos and I will always cherish them. Thanks for our time together.

above: last morning in Maui.. :(

yeah, we sat by Santa Clause at our luau - he needs a good vacation before his busy season starts!


Trying to jump on the green train...