Monday, September 29, 2008

Economic eeks

I'm working tonight so this post will be short.

I'm not a super smart girl. I'm just smart enough.

I read. A lot. But, admit that I don't understand everything.
I rely on my good buddy VIP for that:)
He is SUPER, DUPER SMART. You know, scary smart.

So, of course, this shit with Wall street I don't fully grasp. It's pretty complicated and me and complication don't have chemistry.
So, when VIP assured me yesterday that this damn bailout would pass and the stock market would rally, I believed him. He's SUPER smart after all.

Alas, it didn't pass and the stock market shit it's pants.
I think we will be cleaning shit for a long time.

VIP called. I hear it in his voice. Angry and worried and I know it's bad.
He, after all is my barometer.

All this bad news made me feel a little depressed. Then I read Julie's blog. And I laughed my ass off.

Laugh or cry, I would rather laugh.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Three years ago today...

My life changed. Huge. painful. change.
Actually had been coming for a year, that awful change. I knew it. I felt it. I ignored it.

Funny. Like death, you can never prepare.
So on that Saturday night, 3 years ago, what had died the year previous, ended. And my heart shattered. I have never been that devastated. Maybe it's true. The older we get, the harder we fall. We invest more so the loss is greater.
Three weeks later, I took my first solo trip to Kauai. It was one of the best things I have ever done.

Here I am, 3 years later. I have grown so much. Thankful I was able to pick of the pieces and move forward.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Scary, Stupid and Sick.

Scary is the word to describe the current economic situation.
Scary is the word I use to describe Sarah Palin.
Stupid is the I use to describe if the American people elect McCain/Palin.
Sick is the word I use to describe my feeling if McCain is elected, kicks the bucket and Palin is the President!!

How did we get here?

Training for San Fran.

I have been training with the leukemia, lymphoma society for the Nike Woman's 1/2 marathon (Some are doing a FULL marathon) since May. The race is next month in San Francisco.

We train together on Saturdays and run on our own through the week. It's been such a great experience. I have met some great people and I am in the best shape of my life.

So, this past Saturday, us halfers ran 10 miles. We previously did ten miles a few weeks ago. I ran my first 10 miles in 2 hours and 17 minutes. I was sore but pretty excited to have completed the 10 miles. Well, this Saturday I knocked off 12 minutes! YIPPIE! Ten miles in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

I look so forward to race day, spending time in a city I absolutely love, with my bestie, VIP whom I abolutely adore. It wil be a most fabulous weekend!

Monday, September 8, 2008


That is what is all about. Perspective.
Today, I feel fortunate.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Super Sunday and Travel Talk.

Super Sunday! I love the weekends that I wake up when I want. Lying in bed until I want to get up. I am not a morning person so I savory these days that are rare.

Ran with Sophie and then it was lunch with VIP. Chinese as usual but, I love it. I actually prefer Chinese over all other foods now. Maybe I was Chinese in my previous life:)

Shopping for homes is usually what we do on the weekend. Not for "us" but for VIP. We use to be "we" but now we are two "I's".
It really started me thinking of the future of I that is known as me. Where will I be when the key people in my life are no longer around? I need to make a serious decision or find myself in two years exactly where I was three years ago. I. can't. let. that. happen.

And just like that, I snap out out of pondering the serious to pondering a vacation. Yep. Much easier to ignore the obvious sometimes.
China was on the top of list. Yummy food, spectacular sites and one long ass flight! Maybe I should explore America a little more:)