Friday, December 31, 2010

Poised on the brink...

Retro Vintage Girl in Grass With Purple Shoes

of what is and what is to be...

I'm sure  I stole that from someone... But from whom?

I love this time of year... This point in time...

New beginnings... Possibilities...

A clean sheet of paper... New colors to paint with...  (If only I could paint for real, like my girl Anjolie!!)

What should I swirl across it, and what will it look like come next year at this time?

I'm in a better place this year for sure... More settled... Moving in positive directions...

It's good, but rather lonely...  The important things were focused on and settled out... The noise fell away...

It had the desired effect, but then...  What next?

Can I move into maintenance mode on the current list of important stuff and maybe have a little time left to add back some of the fun?

I sure hope so...

Maybe that's what the theme of this year will be... Adding back the fun...

:)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

In serious need of comfort...

I think I like this version better...

Worked pretty well... for awhile...

Still the pictures are pretty...

And the new cookware is FAB!!

Going to do brunch for the kids tomorrow before DoctorGirl heads back to school...

What to cook... What to cook...

Some days I'm convinced I have the best job in the world...

Today is not one of them...

My success or failure should be something I can control, right?

And there we have the gist of the problem...

I should somehow be able to control things that aren't really controllable...

Except that I don't really believe that...

I... Can control... EVERYTHING...

Right? RIGHT??

So... I guess my job is at least aligned with my internal belief system...

Sigh...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I'm not sure I'm ready...

Day 6 - Now that's more like it

to figure out what NEXT year should bring...

I'm not even sure where to start...

Work could use some fine tuning for sure...

And of course the regular stuff about working out more, blah blah...

But what do I REALLY want out of the next 12 months?

How do I figure out what's really going to matter in the grand scheme of things?

The importance of something is always measured against what is...  I'm lucky... there's very little drama right now...  Everyone is healthy... Work is insane busy, but that beats the alternative right?  Family is good, the kids are good...

So what do I want to focus my energy on... How do I want to spend me ever more precious time?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Red Stiletto Sparkles

Red Stiletto Sparkles - Anjolie York


Are just the thing for this week too...  Though I REFUSE to dissolve into a puddle of despair, or snap in two from the stress...

I meant it... 

I DO!

Really...

Technorati claim...

9RYWFX3AHBCT

I need at least one more day...

of pretending I don't have to work for a living...

White Christmas

It's still Christmas!!  It is, it IS!! :p

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Clean Slate...

There's something to be said for starting from a clean slate...

Everything is fresh, clean, shiny...

But this is TOO clean...

Not only did I manage to whack my moveable type database, but blogrollng.com has gone out of business, so all my links are history...

I can't find you all :(

If anyone has great links to share, I'd really appreciate it...

Curse you Google Apps!!

For making me switch to Blogger!!

Ok, it's not really Google's fault...  I really like Gmail, and have used it forever, but I just discovered that a lot of suspicious, overly-process driven, commercial sites kick back my email because I have my website hosted on a separate IP than my mail...

I guess that means SPAM??  (Never heard of GMAIL people???)

So, for awhile, I just shut the website down... But now that I can host Blogger blogs via Google Apps I thought I'd give it a shot...

Still, it feels like kindergarten blogging... :p

Guess I'll have to dust off my hacking skillz!!

Solstice Eclipse

This has been a most welcome solstice and I cherish the return of the light...

My Current Theme Song...

This song gets me up and dancing every time...


Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's been so long...

Since I’ve been here…

Mostly busy with work, but also in large part due to the fact that I upgraded my server to Fedora 13… A ‘clean install’ SEEMED like a good idea at the time… CLEAN… That’s good right? Yeah… And me without the proper backups… I thought I’d saved everything, but managed to NOT save my blog databases… Yay for static webpages… Boo for PERMANENTLY static webpages…

Sigh…

So here I am REALLY starting from a clean install… new server, new software…

Eventually I’ll get all the posts converted, but until then… It’s just you and me…