Last night my husband and I returned from a five day vacation in Las Vegas. It was lovely. We typically head to Vegas with a pretty good plan for where we’ll have dinner, what shows we’ll see, and so on. This time, however, we went with only one objective: to relax. We realized a couple of weeks … More Proof. Of. Life.
I used to have grand ideas about my education. When I was a kid, my mom took me to see Notre Dame (South Bend…not Paris) and I was in love. The old buildings, the manicured lawns, the stadium, the latin, it all just oozed this idea that moguls, and leaders, and world dominance were born … More Grad. School.
I was in a bit of a state this morning. All weekend I was in a funk, if you will, and this morning I was in an effing state. To be fair…I listened to a lot of Nas this weekend which left me feeling a tad aggressive. We had one of those weekends. The kind where we didn’t have the … More If. I. Ruled. The. World.
As I scroll through the pictures of “feet-by-beach/pool” selfies, faces that look a little too red (because lord knows us Minnesotans don’t see sun for a good nine months of the year), the spires of the Magic Kingdom looming above the overly excited faces of their children, sunsets, water, green grass…it’s almost like all of … More Spring. Break. In. A. Day.
On Wednesday I talked about my family’s decision to sponsor a child in Armenia. What I did not mention, as a last minute deletion, is how we came to that decision. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that I’ve long thought about supporting. My mom has sponsored a total of four children for the past … More It’s. A. Shame.
Earlier today I emailed my girlfriend Ess and explained that I’m trying to tackle this issue. There’s someone with whom I’ve struggled for years. As time passes, I think about them less and less, but from time to time I hear something about them and every time it just pisses me off. It doesn’t matter whether what … More Only. Love. Can. Do. That.
So…what are you guys doing for the next 100 days? Me? Oh…I don’t know…just changing my life. Okay, that’s far too dramatic for what I’ll be doing. But who knows…it could happen. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a tendency to jump into things with tons of enthusiasm and hope. Soon after, however, I find … More 100. Days.
These past few weeks have been the kind that leave a mark. I don’t necessarily mean that in a bad way, although a week ago when I was still “in” it, I would have argued that it would leave a mark that would haunt me for years to come. You see, in the past … More A. Different. Definition. Of. Success.
I’m sure I’ve said this before, but Vegas? It’s one of our happy places. We were engaged at the Bellagio, overlooking the fountains, listening to Frank Sinatra. We went for a short honeymoon there and ventured out to see the Grand Canyon. We love to sit by the pool, people watch, eat out, shop, and … More Vegas. Baby.
About a month ago, as my husband was finishing up all he needed to complete for his two Fall classes, he pulled out an assignment sheet for a 12-15 page paper. This particular class was very paper-heavy. Whenever he has to write a paper, I help by talking it through with him before he starts … More Slowly. But. Surely.