25 September, 2012

Dr. Seuss I Ain't...

Life as I know it is out of control. I just need to get a grip and a grab a hold.

Of something, anything to hold on tight. Better yet, I’ll take a flight.

To the hills, mountains, forest or beach – just anywhere that’s out of reach.

From the hustle and bustle of corporate tussles.

To gain respect, to gain control. In the end, it sucks your soul.

Going here, going there, never really getting anywhere.

In the end, I know I’ll win, but until then – it’s spin, spin, spin.

I’m told things happen for a reason. Like wind, rain and change of season.

Don’t lose your mind, don’t lose your soul. Just grab a hold and take control.

Good things are meant to last, but until then – they can kiss my a$$.

10 September, 2012

Technology - A Double Edged Sword...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE technology - when it’s not inconveniencing or annoying me.

It has simplified many tasks in my daily routine, but at the same time – it has added so many complications.

I like how I can check my e-mail from anywhere, receive text messages from family and friends, update my website remotely, check weather, find directions – all while being on the move, but at the same time, I dislike all of those things. I’m a slave to technology and not proud of it.

I dislike how I’m expected to respond immediately to e-mails and text messages. No matter where we are, we can be found, we can be hounded and we can be pestered.

I like the “good ole days” – when you left the house, no one could find you find you until you wanted to be found. No one knew where you were going or where you had been.  Life was simple...

Just because we have the technology to annoy instantaneously, doesn’t mean it should be used that way. Those who need to get a hold of me might as well understand one thing - I’ll get back to you when I feel like it, if I feel like, on my time. Know one thing - if you pester me too much, I’ll ignore you – forever.

And that - is what technology has done to me.

04 September, 2012

September? How'd that Happen?

I can’t believe its September. Where did May, June, July and August go? In some aspects, time passes so quickly these days, but in others, it just simply drags on forever – like weekdays vs. weekends.

Today was the first day back to school for the little ones, so my commute was littered with school buses, anxious looking children and ecstatic looking parents. By the end of next week – everyone will look miserable again.

This past weekend was my friend’s 50th birthday party/zip-lining extravaganza. We had a BLAST zip-lining and I would highly recommend it if you haven’t done it before. Fun, fun, fun! If you’re not an adrenaline junky before you start – you will be by the time you’re done. The after party/picnic was also a huge success. The weather was spectacular, food was great, but then again food always tastes better when you have great company and Saturday was no exception.

Yesterday was a holiday (thank goodness), so time was spent cleaning up the house since it had been neglected for a few days prior to the party. I also spent some time organizing all of my jewelry pieces, supplies, photographing finished pieces, writing descriptions, etc. I like the creative side of the business, but dislike all the fine details and business aspect of it. Maybe it wouldn’t seem so much like a task if I actually had the time to dedicate to the tedious details. Soon…soon....

Today, I’m in recovery mode. It’s a good thing I’m at work today - now I can catch up on some rest. Ahhh…