Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Feels like...

Do you know the song "Feels Like Today" by Rascal Flatts? If not, go listen to it, then come back. Listen to the lyrics. I'm thinking about these ones in particular:

"You treat life like a picture
But it's not a moment frozen in time
It's not gonna wait 
'til you make up your mind, at all"

I was just thinking about how true that is. Is it just because we're still so young? Or will it always be this way? Will life always move this quickly? Just think about how much life has changed in the last 5 my close group of friends alone, some of us have gotten married, some of us have moved all around the country (some a few times), some of us have taken jobs, changed jobs (also some a few times), we've had nieces and nephews be born, and some of us are even starting to think about kids (I am not in that group, I will sit on a couch and make eye contact with your baby but that's about as far as it goes).

We were all in such similar life situations when we were in college together. The details may have varied greatly, but the big picture items, the bolded items in our biographies, were about the same. Born within a couple of years of each other. Chose the same college. Chose the same sorority. Now we're scattered all over the place. 

I didn't appreciate it then. I loved it, don't get me wrong, but I feel that if I had known then what I know how - how hard it is to find another group of people like that, how rare the gift of living within a floor of almost all of your best friends at once is - maybe I wouldn't have slept until 10 everyday. There were some choices I definitely would have made priorities would have shifted. I look back now and I appreciate it more, and I wonder if there will be a time in my life where I look back at where I am now and feel the same way. And I wonder - if so, what should I be doing now to make the most of this time? 

Shouldn't we always feel this way? Always wonder how we can squeeze all the juice out of life? 

Am I the only one who gets tired thinking about that? Just food for thought...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I fixed it!

Kind of. It's actually still not correct, but hopefully only 5% of you will notice that, and of that 5% hopefully 0 will judge me.

Anyway, yay! :)

Monday, December 19, 2011


As you can tell, I tried to update the blog background to a Christmas theme, but totally messed it up. Anyone know how to get the top part to go away so that the whole background will be the Christmas theme??

Merry Christmas week

Hi all,
Sorry I haven't blogged in so long. I just haven't thought of anything in recent weeks that I felt like blogging about, and I didn't want to "blog for the sake of blogging."

So just wanted to stop by and say hello, and wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, Happy other-religious-holiday-I-didn't-know-you-celebrated.

Also, I'm pretty sure that spell check could suggest pretty much any spelling for the word Hanukkah and I'd be like "Yes. That is correct."

Just to make this post slightly more interesting, please enjoy this picture of our tree. The bottom 1/3 does not have any decorations on it anymore thanks to the destructive ways of Ronin the Beagle and Mugsy the Mutt. We discovered recently that Ronin has a particular affinity for chewing on electrical wire. Thankfully, the tree was not "on" when this discovery was made.

Eat, drink and be merry!