Saturday, January 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
- Glenn Clark

Friday, January 30, 2009

Coming out of the Dark*

I'm back. I'm living again and I'm feeling better about life. I've been laughing at myself for the past couple of days for being so hum-drum. But that's the way it goes sometimes. I can't help it. And I had a lot happening there for a while.

Plus my cat died, granted she was my adoptive cat but I miss her. She used to curl up in my lap while I watched t.v. at night and I miss having her there. I need to upload the pictures I have on my camera so you all can see how pretty she was.

But I've had a good week at work, I've got one major project 99% done (YES!!), and I've got a new one that I'm VERY excited about. Plus I had a discussion with my dad that made me feel much better about our future and our direction.

Life goes on and up and down but I'm looking forward instead of downwards right now. Which is good.

Thanks for being patient and now I'm back to tell you all about my crazy misadventures and observations of life.

*Name that song!!
Last reference was to "Remember the Titans" which rates a #1 on Lindsey's cry-o-meter. Meaning it makes me cry every time which means it touches me and makes me feel good.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
- Henry Miller

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

You don’t have to blow out the other person’s light to let your own shine.

- Bernard M. Baruch

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but amont those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

- W. H. Auden

Monday, January 26, 2009

"Sometimes, Life's Just Hard"*

Last week sucked. It just sucked.

I've got alot on my plate, work wise, and I'm treading water as best I can. It's a constant struggle for me - juggling my father's expectations (did I mention I work for my family's business?), my own expectations, my job requirements and all the other stuff I'm expected to do to help our business work and grow. I love what I do and I'm happy and I'm challenged and I'm motivated but time management is a HUGE challenge for me.

So when my personal life gets in the way like it did last week... well, I just want to throw up my hands and say F&(K IT!!!

Here's the short version of what happened:
1. The DLS and I broke up (AGAIN)
2. Huge fight with my sister
3. Getting Financing for house seems to be an insurmountable and ridiculously involved problem
4. Merrie, my sister's kittycat, living with me, died

Honestly, who wants the long version of all these problems? I certainly don't want to relive last week. Already, I feel like I'm living in a country/western song. (And I like country music!).

I was so overwhelmed and so stretched trying to deal with all of this - in a meeting last Friday afternoon, a friend who I'm trying to do a project with, told me that I sounded stressed. I was and I am. That's why I haven't been around very much - this is just another obligation and I don't want this to be another item on my "to do" list. I like my blog, I like getting my thoughts organized and out of my head, and I don't want to consider it an obligation. I'll get it back under control but until then, ya'll just bear with me.

Reminds me of when Andy is told, "Tell me when your personal life is shot to hell, then you deserve a promotion" in The Devil Wears Prada. Well, I'm there, so where is my raise?

*Name that Movie!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Please excuse my absense...

Life has been a little overwhelming for me lately...
I hate it when it gets like this.

I don't suffer from depression like most people would say they do or sunlight deprivation... I get apathetic and nothing, and I mean NOTHING can shake me out of my funk until I'm ready. I'm getting ready to get out from underneath the covers but I'm not there yet...

Give is a day or so more. Then I'll be back.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Quote of the Day

“I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”
-Coco Chanel

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Quote of the Day

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God, do you learn."
- C. S. Lewis