lack of color

It seems as though when I am no where near my computer or even a pad of paper, I get these thoughts that beg to be written down, but my memory fails me and by the time I do get around to writing them down.... nothing.
I was lucky enough to have a 4 day weekend... but it flew by so quickly that I feel I didn't get to properly enjoy it. I spent the majority of my min-vaca either sleeping or in a store. I did get a massage, which was very relaxing... and OU did beat OSU, despite the off-season we have been experiencing. One of my best friends got engaged and I spent some time talking to my best friend this morning about life, which is one of my favorite things to do.
I watched The Jane Austen Book Club this morning and I am happy to report that I have a new movie to add to my list of favorites. I have never even read a Jane Austen book, but promptly after watching the movie, I showered (even though it's scrubby sunday) and made my way in the rain to Half-Price Books, my most favorite store of all time. There I not only found Jane Austen books... I found a Jane Austen book which is about 3 inches thick and contains 6 of her stories. It is a beautifully bound hardcover book and I fell in love at first sight. I am not certain whether I will like the books or not, but why not give it a try.
I seem to have slipped in the time management department lately. I feel as though I never have enough time in my day to do the things that I like or  need to do. I haven't been writing as many lists lately as I usually do and with the holidays quickly approaching I really need to get more organized. Christmas cards, presents, parties... I push them all to the side while I day dream.
sometimes I close my eyes and travel back in time. Mostly while I am in the shower... which was my sanctuary last year. But even with my eyes closed I cannot take myself back to white shower on my second floor efficiency witht the sliding glass doors and clear curtain which covered the window which could not open because it was painted shut. I spent so much time in there, trying to stay warm under the water, taking long baths with salts and bubbles while reading books or writing letters. My hair was much longer then and it took a lot longer to wash. I would stay in the bathroom, wrapped tightly in my terry cloth bathrobe, soaking in the steam and sitting next to the radiator. At the time I thought my life was at a stand still.... now I realize that it was only beginning.


much needed

I am a multi-tasker.
Right now I am:
grilling chicken
baking butternut squash
steaming corn and green peppers
watching Ohio State kick Penn State's ass
and writing. blogging. expressing myself.

Other than being in the car this is the first time I have sat down since I was woken up this morning at 8 am by 2 little boys jumping on top of me. I have ventured all over okc today... farmer's market, lake hefner, moore public library, party galaxy, and petco. I managed to squeeze in a few pages of Eclipse while keeping one eye on the boys when we were at the park on the lake. I looked away for a minute only to Parker say 'That kid just got hit in the nutsack' loud enough for the whole lake to hear. Oh the joys of young boys.
Right now I am trying to calm my pounding headache with a small cup of coffee but listening to the football game and some gamecube game where 2 large men are wrestling at the same time isn't really helping.
On a brighter note, my bf's mom bought mums for me today. I potted them and proudly display them alongside my other mums and hubiscus I have managed to keep alive... I don't have a green thumb but I do have traces of black soil under my nails... which reminds me how badly I need a manicure. and a nap.
and to check on my food that is cooking....


live and learn

 I didn't write this, but I fell in love with it and wish I did write it.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things:
a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life..'

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.You need to be able to throw  something back sometimes.

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you
But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others,
your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.

People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.


like an hourglass glued to the table

It's Sunday afternoon... where did my weekend go??!?!?!!
I did get a lot accomplished but I never did get around to the relaxing line on my to do list. I sewed curtains, made a fall wreath and rearanged my wall hangings. I took a trip to Half Price Books. I am obsessed. I bought books... a whole hand basket of them. I have a habit of buying books that I have already read but don't own. I also seem to buy the same books over and over again. That's how I distinguish my favorites.... I buy them, lend them to someone "You have to read this book!!!!" and then never get it back so I buy it again.... repeat cycle. I bought my 4th copy of Eat, Pray, Love yesterday. This one is hardcover so I think I may keep this one.
I have read quite a bit of Twilight this weekend. I know I already read it, but it's been a year and I forgot how amazing it is... I am listening to Robert Pattinson right now actually.... I have come to a very important realization though... I am only in love with Rob when he is pretending to be Edward Cullen, Edward is my real love.
Silly, I know, but I'm totally hooked and I can't help it. Can you imagine the blush in my cheeks as I, a 27 year old woman, wandered through Borders last year super frustrated because I couldn't find the Twilight books anywhere? Oh, it was because they were in the Young Reader section. Pride, shmide... I am way too in love to be embarassed anymore. I've had my tickets for the midnight opening premiere of New Moon for a month!  Um, why am I still typing? I could be reading right now......