Shaken Not Stirred

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bracing Myself For Some More Winter Weather

So, another winter storm is coming through. So tired of the snow and the cold. But at least, I do love sweaters and winer jackets. Yes, that is the fashionista in me. I love the winter weather look. I do not like the winter weather feel. I grow weary of this weather....

Saturday, January 11, 2014

In A Weary World

I am sure that by now many have heard through the news or at least some grapevine that Charleston, West Virginia is in a state of emergency due to a chemical leak into our water supplies. While this has been taxing on the patience of many people, in some it brought out the goodness and the desire to share. I was standing in a grocery line waiting to buy dry shampoo (yes, while I should have been buying bottled water, I was purchasing dry shampoo. I was wondering why the line was taking so long because the groceries of the customer had already been bagged. It turned out her debit/credit card was being declined. She seemed surprised and perplexed. The gentleman in front of me handed the cashier the total amount and said "I've been there" and didn't say anything more. It is moments like this that restore my faith in humanity. The kindness of a stranger so to speak. One of my friends once said that many times, we are kinder to strangers than we are to our own colleagues, friends and even our loved ones. The take home message, kindness has an effect on everyone around you. You just don't realize it.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Happy New Year

Well, a few days into the new year and I haven't broken any of my new year resolutions yet. One of my friends came up with a brilliant idea. She asked us to come up with a word that links us to our resolution. My word is attainment. I thought it was a brilliant word seeing that I do have certain goals for this year. Anyway, we are meeting at the gym on Monday and she is going to do some sort of "picture" with me and my word. I will have to let you know what that part of the project is all about. A lot has happened over this year. I think for me the biggest goal was met when I started my health kick, and really started it. I lost over 20 pounds and went to the gym practically every day! I started running. I basically run between 3 to 5 miles a day. I didn't realize my weight loss until I saw pictures and my clothes really were looser. It is work to keep it up, but I liked the end results. I hope that everyone had a great holiday. I look forward to really writing more posts. If not for those readers I have left, for myself.