Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Random Letters on A Wednesday

Dear Headache that is threatening to suck the life right out of me,

You have overstayed your welcome. I looked at the calendar, and you are too early. You have no business being here right now, so please go away. I can do without the nausea, the exhaustion, the light/sound issues. All of it. Come back in a few weeks, would you? Or, better yet... don't come back at all.

Crankily yours, B

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Take a Minute... or Five.. or Ten

Mr. Man took the boy, and left with our neighbor early this morning for a "man's day" filled with testosterone and other manly things. Ms. Thang and I went out and did some errands after they left. She is such a lovely person to shop with. She wants to push the cart... she loves to pick out produce... and most of all, she doesn't complain one bit. After we got back, and put away all the groceries and stuff... we had lunch and I was just about to embark upon me long "to-do" list for the day, when she asked if she could have some hot cocoa. I said she could, and then she asked if I wanted to have some with her. We could have that cool mint kind we picked up at Target. (I really wanted raspberry, but it didn't come in a tin).

Monday, January 21, 2008

Che Signora

It isn't lost on me... that I just heard on the news earlier that today is considered to be the most depressing day of the year. I laughed it off, thinking how bizarre it is that too much winter, too much cold and too much holiday debt could be added up and given a "day".... yet I've been fighting the "winter blues" for a while now. Not as bad as last year mind you, as the daily school situation is better.. but it's always there, mulling around in the background. The sun is out today, which helps. If it wasn't so effing cold I'd bundle up and have a walk.. as part of my winter issue is not enough fresh air and 'outside' time. Frostbite warnings aren't anything to be taken lightly and so I'll enjoy the sun from inside my warm cozy house.

Sunday, January 20, 2008





Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wednesdays are for Randomness

I apologize for my absence in blog land lately. I have thought about blogging... but I haven't been inspired to blog lately. It may be the lack of decent photo taking going on, it may be the lack of interesting subject matter, or it may just be this damn cold I have contracted that is fogging my brain and making me grouchy.

Seriously though... ain't a whole lot going on over here at chez-sneezy. School's been busy, kids have been busy (archery started again last night, which means that 4/5 nights we have stuff going on), and somehow the month is already half over.

I have finished knitting to share... but haven't been home during decent sunlight (what is this sunlight, and where can I get some?) to snap any good photos. I have a project that was 'almost' finished, but I'm not happy about how it's coming out so I think I might rip it out and start over. But... the thought of that.. so depressing.

Almost as depressing as the next winter storm that is headed out way Friday. Seriously though, after feeling so lousy Monday on our last snow day... I'm kind of hoping we have no school Friday. Monday is a holiday and I could use a nice 4 day weekend. Word.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


YAY! I was so excited to hear my new favorite-est song on Grey's tonight (what, you didn't watch?). Long time readers won't be surprised that I would love such a song.. for it's beautiful music and it's meaninful (to me) lyrics. Check it out:

Sunday, January 06, 2008

One Little Word

So Ali has this thing that she's done for a few years.. where she takes one word and has it be the focus of her year. Last year she focused on peace, and the year before it was play. The goal is to incorporate your word into your every day living....let it guide you and be the focus of what you want for the year. During the past two years I have given this some thought, but this is the year that I'm ready to have my own word. I gave it a lot of thought before I decided on my word. What did I want from this year coming up? Where am I going with my life, and what can I do to improve myself and my sittuation? What was it I really wanted to focus on? I toyed with several different words before I settled on *THE* word:

Pause. (n) a temporary stop. a rest. a lull. a moment to reflect. to wait. to wonder. to be.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

In Which We Find A New Year

Lewis Carrol said, "Begin at the beginning and go till you come to the end; then stop."

I remember when I was growing up, and a year seemed like such a looooooooong time. Summer vacation lasted forever. School vacation weeks dragged on and on. Somehow, when you grow up, the universe plays a nasty trick and time speeds up. Summer is over before you know it, a week goes by in the blink of an eye, and the only thing that drags on and on is winter in New England.

Last year as I sat and thought about what I wanted out of 2007, I decided that I didn't want to be a resolution failure. I didn't want to get to February and realize I already blew my resolutions. I used to resolve not to resolve anything.. but last year I came up with a new plan. I would resolve to do things that I couldn't fail at. Perfect.