Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I've had a few ups and downs over the past few days.. weeks.. sometimes I forget how frustrating life can be, and sometimes I have to remind myself that the pressures to be are not requirements. I am quite happy with what I have, and always pushing for more is a great way to drive ambition, but truly is not necessary. Being happy in the moment with what you have seems to be my centering mantra. And to be upset and annoyed with such frivolous and unimportant things/people is definitely a waste of time. But it's that deep seeded uneasiness that pulls me back when I really just want to move forward. Annoying. Regretful. And frustrating.
Final preparations are in the mix for vacation in May in the Bahamas. Another cruise... leaving from Baltimore this time. Sounds amazing.. and the more I think of it, the more I want to do it. I'm making final payment and accommodations today, so things should be settled pretty soon. We make 3 stops along the week, including a couple great islands. And just getting away for a bit will be refreshing. Haven't taken much time off since last April, unfortunately. There is a snag at work, so I'm still waiting to see if I can take that week off.
Had a great Valentines Day weekend. Bought flowers. Prepared food. Ended up going to a couple parties, including a family event, dinner with my sister Molly, and Jim... then a friend's band played at a local coffee shop, and met up with my aunt & uncle for breakfast, saw an old friend from graduate school for lunch and caught up, and worked hard and long on Nola's house. Worked out, cleaned up, ran some errands... Was quite a busy and full weekend... couldn't fit everything in.. but tried.. and felt accomplished and refreshed. Work has been so completely DRY as of late, and it's nice to have a respite where waking up at 7 to work on something I enjoy (my house).
Just a few more weeks... and Spring will be here.
Posted by Luke at 9:50 AM