A Blue State of Mind
"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." Oprah
- Name: Debo Blue
- Location: The Western U.S, United States
I spent 48 years caring about what people thought of me. I'm not spending the rest of my life caring about that anymore!
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
I'm Just Rambling Here
Saturday, April 21, 2007
A Very Rough Week
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
This Time Next Year
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
There Is No Joy Here
Friday, April 06, 2007
The Joy of Having a Toddler Around
She's learning to walk, making 7 to 10 steps at a time before hitting the ground. I sorta wish she had the Pampers they had 30 years ago. You know the ones, they were so thick and fluffy they were almost bulletproof! Now she has these slim things that are mysteriously absorbent and leak proof.One day last week as I was rushing trying to get ready for work she awoke and started fussing. I took her up and held her for about thirty minutes, rocking her back to sleep. And guess what? For those thirty minutes I didn't worry about interview questions, what topics to bring up in the meetings, how to keep my presentations short, memorable and intelligent. Instead, I concentrated on her long eyelashes, her stubbornness, how she laughs at all my jokes (smart girl), and thinks I'm one of the most interesting persons she knows. By the time I was on my way to work I had a whole new relaxed attitude.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Getting My Groove Back
- been on a few interviews
- planned uptraining for a group of about 90 folk
- attended uptraining classes that I need to make my work life easier
- received a ONEderful year-end review
- started ANOTHER weight-loss plan
- watched helplessly as my 32-year old brother moved back home
- began reviewing year-end reviews for my direct reports
- some other meetings to talk about those meetings!
So I'm glad to be here, alone with Pandora playing Michael Franks, checking out my favourite bloggers and sipping a watermelon slush.
Remember last week I told you about an Arizona Spring, how hot it is? Well, today it's expected to top out at 92 degrees. My family wants to have an Easter picnic on Saturday. Really? You expect me to leave the confines of an air conditioned home to sit outside in near boiling temperatures to watch children find brightly coloured eggs that start to rot the moment they're removed from the fridge? I don't think so.
Now, I don't mind hanging out if we get out there early, say 7:30a and leave before the heat's too oppressive, like say 1oa. Maybe if there was a pool, I could tolerate hanging around longer, but the only comfort I am assured of is throwing water all over myself like a big elephant while swatting annoying flies and mosquitoes.
No, Saturday morning I'm gonna complete my preparations for the church-attending-getting-all-dressed up-eating-like-there's-no-tomorrow marathon that is Easter in my house.
Easter morning we generally attend Sunrise Service (6:00am), find something to eat, then get all dressed up and attend Easter service (now formally called Resurrection Sunday) at 9:00a followed by the Easter Children's program. All in all we're in church from 6a-12 or 1p on Easter Sunday. Then home to eat, eat, eat!
I couldn't have planned today any better. The house is empty and I'm calm. The phone's not ringing, the dog's not barking. Just me and the Lord relaxing and getting my groove back.
I don't know what you're doing this weekend. Whatever it is I hope it's filled w/family, love, lots of food and nice weather.