Thursday, September 30, 2010

rain, rain down on me now

it's been pretty damp around here the past few days. 20+" of rain in four days... that's a lot to absorb. literally. our roads are overflowing!!

made a new friend via Twitter. what do you think?

JimCantore @lelly28461 Not that easy to get around in middle of night. would be happy to share damage reports for you. just send them along
about 2 hours ago via web in reply to lelly28461

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

spt - Q.E.D.

i've never really been a fan of any sort of mathematics (well, except for geometry, because that was more like puzzle-solving to me. and i LOVE puzzles!) math and i really parted ways during the "pre-calculus" era, and we have never been able to reconcile our differences.

numbers don't "click" in my head. it doesn't matter if i am adding them, squaring them, forecasting them, plotting them on an axis or budgeting them (a-hem.) anything involving numbers tends to stress me out. i am most easily distracted when i am working on a numbers project. therefore, anything involving math takes three times as long for me to complete as it should.

something is out of whack with my month-to-date occupancy numbers at the hotel. it's a fairly small number. 25. or 26. (well, truthfully, one time i added it up and it was 28, so there you go...) regardless, it has to be fixed, and it has to be fixed before midnight on the 30th. it seems as if three days is plenty of time to figure it all out. but these 25 (or 26, or 28) "mystery rooms" have plagued me for four days already!!

and, yet, here i am. blogging. distracted. hoping someone else will figure it out for me.

are you a numbers person? are you easily distracted from accomplishing things that don't come naturally to you? is your stress level ever reflected in your hairstyle???

Sunday, September 26, 2010

today, i...

drank three (or four) cups of pumpkin spice coffee,
baked a loaf of banana bread,

did the weekly shopping,
washed, folded and PUT AWAY all of the laundry,
spent 45 minutes at the playground with jack,

made a roast turkey dinner (pesto turkey, rosemary polenta and squash),
took a plate of dinner to my grandfather,
remembered to help jack print out his homework,
baked a second loaf of banana bread,
made tomorrow night's dinner,
wrote good mail cards.

today, i feel amazing.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


i am wearing shoes with socks today, willing Mother Earth to make it *feel* like Autumn.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

self portrait tuesday

i've been doing the things that make me feel better:
singing and acting,

(and listening to the new Sarah Bareilles.)

thank you all for your kind comments. what i wouldn't give for one afternoon in a coffeeshop with all of you!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

wishful thinking

i wish i was inspired to create new things from my old things.

i wish i felt like i was on top of this mother/corporate life.

i wish it was 15 degrees cooler.

i wish the dog hadn't slipped out this morning.

i wish i felt excited for something. anything.

i wish i had a girls trip on the horizon.

i wish i could love the things i have.

i wish i knew what to make for dinner tonight.

i wish "the homework hour" wasn't so painful.

i wish i wasn't plagued by OCD'isms.

i wish i didn't suffer from depression.

i wish i could sleep.

i wish i had new music on my MP3 player.

i wish it was easier.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

a near miss

fortunately, that monster of a hurricane will miss us. we will have some wind and rain, but it looks like that will be about it. (see that spec of blue near the NC/SC border? the southernmost tip of that blue line is Southport, in Brunswick County. the Tropical Storm watch does not technically include us.)

it'll most likely be a soggy night, but i'm thinking a certain fourth grader better prepare for his spelling test tomorrow...

Wednesday, September 01, 2010