Feb 24, 2011

The Circle

Let me ask you one thing. Is it possible to juggle all that you are responsible for? Or does one or two items/people/tasks/goals always get left behind, shrinking in their importance? Until they revist your mind either by you actually remembering them or worse - being reminded by someone else. I know there are superwomen out there that, on the surface, are juggling a career, kids, boyfriend/husband, hobbies, the gym, blogging, a clean  house, a clean car, grocery shopping, being a chef that continuously comes up with magical recipes that happen to be delicious AND healthy AND on budget, all at the same time.

But I don't think they are really that successful. I do NOT think it is possible. Someone - somehow - in their circle of control is unhappy or something is not quite getting the attention that it deserves. Just when you think you have it under control at work - that you haven't turned into a hairless devil cat that ends up throwing the hot coffee in your snarky coworker's face or that you have actually managed to put 2 healthy dinners on the table so far this week or that you gave your kid a bath, fed him broccoli AND read him a book all in one night - something breaks. And breaks hard. And it was one of those things or people that you totally took for granted. And before you know it you are quickly brought down to reality and reminded that you DO NOT have it all together. Oh no - not even close, sister. You feel kind of shocked at first - like how? How could this have slipped through my fingers? How did this get so bad so fast?

Oh Really?

Considering you didn't get to the gym at all, you haven't even come close to doing any sort of a hobby other than picking out all the blue m&m's, you let your kid go an extra day without a bath because "he" was just too tired and laundry is an afterthought as you comb through your closet to see what wouldn't make a blind man whince if he sensed you coming, you should have had tons of time to focus on that circle of people and goals that are important to you right? Come on!

You would think. It happens. I didn't try hard enough. I guess I will give the circle another try. Here goes.

Feb 13, 2011

Connect the Dots

Here is attempt number one at getting back on the horse, so to speak. I'm getting distracted watching The Big Chill - one of my all time favorite movies. Have you seen it? It popped into my thoughts a few hours ago and I went on a search for it. Found it! I remember just how much I love this movie. Anyway, what do you get when you wear giant white polka dots? A reason to snap a photo...

 Photos by Brian :) thanks!

Polka Dot Dress: thrifted, Goodwill
Black Leggings: NY&Company
Black Cardigan: NY&Company
Boots: Steve Madden
Pink earrings: vintage

Feb 3, 2011

Ho Hum

Sorry for the absence - guess the title should be "most boring blog right now while I deal with stuff". I have had absolutely no creative juices flowing lately. I know it's because I have been way too busy at work and I feel mentally zapped when it comes to anything beyond that. It's been this way at work since the beginning of December. It's getting a little old now. I'm hoping things will lighten up. Seriously. I can't seem to think of putting a decent outfit together, I'm tired, I'm cranky and just all around boring right now. If it requires any effort, I just shy away from it. Maybe this weekend I can dig down deep and pull something out of my hat. I'm #1) hoping work will balance out #2) keeping my eyes open for other jobs #3) contemplating giving up entirely and living out the Eat Love Pray book word for word. Except the first part. Just skip the first part and start off eating delicious pasta. Actually, just stay in the part of eating pasta. Well...maybe a little Bali wouldn't hurt? Ok Ok You've convinced me. Italy and Bali it is.

To save you from anymore of my ramblings, I will sign off and strive to bring something worthwhile to the table next time. Until then, my little fuzzy peaches, enjoy life!