16 December 2012

Sunday Confessions

Compassion: I have to admit I've managed to avoid nearly all coverage of the tragic events that took place in Connecticut on Friday. It's not that I don't care: I do. There is no other way to describe what happened other than an absolute tragedy. But I don't deal with such things in a way that most feel is "appropriate" so I stay away from it: reading about it, watching news coverage, talking about it, etc.

But my heart does go out to the parents, friends, families, communities who are dealing with this terrible loss of so many lives, young and old.

Friends: This weekend I was reminded that I am a lucky girl. I spent the weekend with two friends who are the BEST. It had been two years...over two years in fact since the three of us were together but we picked up right where we left off, as if we had just seen each other the weekend before. It was a brilliant time: my face and sides still hurt from smiling and laughing for almost 16 hours straight.

Relish 12: I love this project, but you may have noticed an absence of posts about it this week. Here is the deal....I'm still writing every day, using the prompts. BUT as I'm reliving this past year and really focusing on what happened and how I feel and yadda yadda yadda (doesn't that just devalue this whole post!) it started to get real.......real personal. Too personal. As I told a friend yesterday, I've decided to keep most of the posts too myself because one starky word or misplaced sarcastic comment about it would crush me. This year has been such a growing experience for me, I just don't want to put myself vulnerable self out there just yet again.

Cheap Eats: I have been obsessed. Yes, OBSESSED with Ramon Noodles this week. I don't know if it's the crappy rainy weather we've been having or because I'm stressed out or just plain exhausted and don't want to have to deal with cooking an actually meal, but these packages of sodium filled goodness have never tasted better.

Commitment Issues: A.K.A. I'm not doing New Year Resolutions again this year. Instead, I am doing what I like to call New Year Suggestions. It's less official. Less stressful than a resolution. I'm nearly done with them. They are all pretty superficial this year so I feel like I need to throw something really deep an introspective on the list but I'm just not sure.

Masters of the Shadowlands: Ok....we all know how I feel about the Fifty Shades series. I actually said they were the "nursery rhymes of porn" recently. Anywho, this series was suggested to me by another blogger and holy mother of pearl. Not for the faint of heart. I'm reading the last book of the series right now and am torn because I want to see what happens (there is a legitimate storyline in this series) but I also don't want it to end! I've grown kind of attached to this cast of surly dudes and even though I read there is going to be another book out eventually, who knows what that will actually happen!


  1. I like the idea of new years suggestions. I generally set goals. Ones that are SUPER easy. Like trying to like carrots. Or going one day without a piece of candy. That's right, one day out of 365. It might be lame, but it makes me feel accomplished to actually be able to cross things off that list.

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. I love the new year "suggestions" idea. I like setting goals for the new year but occasionally I realize they're not what I REALLY want and I'm better off working toward something else, so suggestions is good in that they are less of a commitment and more of a "guide" :)

  3. I love that you're keeping your relish12 posts to yourself, that they are having that kind of an effect (that you're letting them have that kind of effect) is a beautiful thing. I hope they continue to help you remember and savor this year, and if you never share a word of them, that's totally ok. :)


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