Saturday, October 4, 2008

I am thankful for...

1. Family - I love that I feel absolutely no pressure whatsoever to be hip, cool, smart, or fashionable around my family. They don't care if I have the latest designer handbag, or what the state of my house is (currently it's clean, thank you very much), or whether or not I can spell dichotomy (which I can, by the way)...they just like me.

2. My husband - Same as above, yet he also knows how to make me laugh when I'm mad, which makes me instantly feel better and not hold a grudge. He'll go shopping with me, usually without complaint, and he understands my constant need for Starbucks.

3. Dogs - All they want is to be loved and to love you in return, and no one gives a better welcome-home than a miniature dachshund named Bruiser. Dogs in general just make me smile - there is nothing better than a happy dog.

4. My brain - I'm not saying I'm the smartest person in the world, but I do thank the good Lord that I have a brain in my head. I know that I have common sense, and I know that I have the ability to find an answer I don't know. I love getting handed an assignment with no background information - the thrill of the hunt for information is the part I love best. And this is yet another reason Google is high on the list of things I can't live without.

5. The holidays - Each year Labor Day signals the beginning of the Holiday Season for me. It means fall is coming, holiday decorations will soon be near, and the baking and gift giving can begin! Today at Target I bought a Jack O'Lantern door mat and every time I see it it makes me smile. I love the smell of pumpkin bread in the oven, the taste of stuffing at Thanksgiving, the sound of Christmas music, and the sight of Christmas decorations and lights. Ah, what a wonderful time of year!!

6. Job security - I may not have the most exciting job in the world, but at times like this, when our economy is on a serious downward spiral, I am more than happy to continue life as a meager public servant. I can't imagine what it's like to wake up every morning, fearful of losing your job.

7. Friends - Who better to lean on when you're down? Who better to share news of a great bargain with? Who better to text in class while you're bored out of your mind (or email at work for that matter)? No one better than a friend.

I feel like I'm missing something...there's something on the tip of my tongue (and my fingers) that I really want to say, yet it's not coming. How can a Blogger have writer's block!?!?!

I've been web-surfing

I'm house and doggie-sitting this week, and to be honest...it's boring. I am a tv fan, and yet, the house I'm at has only basic channels and NO DVD PLAYER. Seriously. What is a Law and Order-loving-girl to do?

Surf the web, that's what.

So here I am, with a whole list of new websites to check out. God I love Google...

Confections of a Foodie Bride - There are some amazing-looking recipies on this website. I don't know why, but I really want to try the Homemade Mayonnaise

Smartcookies - A friend sent me this website. It's full of articles and tools to help you eliminate debt, spend smarter and save better.

Boston Gal's Open Wallet - This site is not very aesthetically pleasing, but she has a ton of great information on here related to your financial well-being. Just browsing around I've already picked up some great tips.

Fabulously Broke in the City - I can't say this is one of my favorite sites that I found while surfing tonight, but it is pretty damn informative. I found this site while surfing personal finance blogs; she does have quite a bit of info about her personal finances and tips about finance in general, but includes posts in categories like makeup, home and organization, and lots, lots more. It's sort of addicting.

Mind Tools - What a find! The tagline on this site is "Essential Skills for Your Excellent Career." Just a few of the categories on this site are time management, leadership skills, stress management and more.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ah, Pumpkin Spice Latte...

...How I love thee
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Just a quick note!

I finally updated my 50 books in 2008 link. Instead of taking up a whole lot of space on the side nav bar here, I linked the blog to my Bibliophil page. It's up to date, and I realized...I've only read 29 books! I was so on track for 50 in the beginning of the year, and now I'm so behind! Aaahhh!