Monday, November 29, 2004


I find myself wanting to write but not knowing what to actually type up. I don't have anything profound to say - no epiphanies. Just life going on as it does. Why bore you with the mundane episodes of my life - they're not even close to being interesting drama. But I will blog on, even if just for the sake of it. It'll be something for me to look back on and remember.

Saturday, November 27, 2004


It can't be that I'm that old. I mean, I know I am, but I don't feel like it. And I look at these kids, young teenagers, and I try to remember if I or any of my friends were like how these kids are now. Did we "not get it" back then too? Probably not. But I like to think we did. Kids are just so selfish - the world revolves around them. They see their little world as the be all and end all and they can't see past their noses. The only hope I have is that they'll grow out of it as most of us do. It's just so difficult rationalizing with a non-rational person. They just don't understand. And apparently they can't understand. Their brains aren't developed enough. Will I have the patience to deal with Sidney when he becomes a teenager?

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Giving Thanks

I must admit that today went pretty well. I was expecting it to feel crowded but surprisingly it didn't. It was nice seeing my husband's cousins and then some. The food was very good. Deep-fried turkey, baked sweet potatoes, some kind of green beans, and yum and yum and yum. I promised myself not to eat too much and I didn't! I was still stuffed by the end of dinner, but not overstuffed like I could have been.

So much to give thanks for - I doubt there would be enough blog space.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Have you ever...

...spent a long time working on something one way only to remember that it should be done another way? That's what happened to me. I must have panicked or something. I was in such a rush to finish up one of my projects at work that I spent THREE days trying to make it work, only to be reminded today that what I was doing was totally unnecessary. Argh!

...looked around where you live and been utterly disgusted? That's what happened to me. Actually, it happens to me much too often. I look around my house and wish I could put everything outside, redo the inside, and then only bring in the stuff that really belongs. Time and effort is all it takes really. But other things have my attention right now, so I have to continue to settle for disgusted.

...had a short week? Guess what. That's what happened to me. Just this week. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and 99% of the places will be shut down. Friday is also a holiday for me. I wish that meant shopping!

...started a todo list that felt like it was never-ending?...

Tuesday, November 23, 2004


I'm not doing so well with my resolution to keep in touch. Work has been keeping me busy. One of my girlfriends is, what, 7+ months pregnant? I wanted to take pix of her every month but that didn't work either. (I see a trend here.) I went (by myself) to visit her a couple of weeks ago and we had a good time just talking. Of course, I did take a couple of pix. What I told her I'll be doing is commissioning a friend of mine to take some pix of her. He is the absolute coolest photographer! I told him about her and he's more than willing. He loves taking pix. He even set up a studio in his house. The next time I'm pregnant (hoping) I want him to take pix of me too.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Home Show

There are a few rituals in my family. Once of them is attending the car show. Another is attending the Home Design & Remodeling Show. Ok, so the last one isn't really a tradition, yet, but it might become one. When we went last year we ended up buying a set of waterless pots from Kitchen Craft, which we love. This year, yesterday we left with a Vita Mix receipt and a set of knives. Can you tell that we're food-oriented? There were so many other things we saw that I liked - a king sleigh bed, a bamboo gazebo, some decorative oil & vinegar, some hand-crafted wooden fruits, and the list goes on.

Friday, November 19, 2004


It's practically the end of November. No problem there. I've barely written a paragraph of my NaNoBlogMo novel. Problem there. I really wanted to try this, but I crashed and burned early on. First of all, the first week was lost because I was on vacation and had extremely limited access to the internet. The second week, in a flurry of fingers, I pushed out the first few sentences. Since then, I haven't had a chance to think, much less type. Doesn't much make sense to try to catch up now. I'd have to write 10,000 words per day, minimum. Imagine having to write two five thousand word essays! Rough stuff.

Monday, November 15, 2004


I'm so proud of myself! Well, sort of. I worked on my spiel and I worked on it til finally my turn came during the Board meeting. I'll tell you, I don't think I saw anything besides the chairperson, my notes, and the ceiling every once in a while. By the end of it, no one had any questions. Normally a motion is followed by a flurry of questions and criques and discussion. This time, only four people raised their hands and each one of them supported the motion. Needless to say, my department (Communication), got the money needed to upgrade the video system. It's not enough to do everything I would like, but it's a good start. Boy, I didn't wait. I told Karl before I even got home and he called the guy who'll be putting together the PC. Today we put money in his account so he can order what he needs. Just tonight we went to Brandsmart and bought the camera and a pack of DV tapes. Wed we'll do a test run. We hope to get the PC by this weekend to do a real test run - videotape a service and burn it to a DVD w/minor edits. The reason we're pushing is twofold: (1) Music Weekend is coming up Dec 3-4 and we want to be able to sell DVDs, CDs, etc, as a fundraiser; and (2) we're just anxious to get this going so people can see that we're serious, then maybe they'll take this whole technology thing more seriously.

My vision is to educate the church. There's no reason why God's people should lag behind. But it's difficult when the majority of the congregation is an older Jamaican crowd. I'm hoping that if we show them what current technology can do, they'll become interested to learn more and make use of what's out there, for themselves and for witnessing.

Sunday, November 14, 2004


I'm sure you know what it feels like to be tired so I won't bore you with the details. Let me just say that I am tired right now. I've had a full day and I have another full day ahead of me, then it's back to work.
To Do:
* rekindle the local NSBE Alumni flame
* decide if I want to present at Nationals in March
* update my benefits for next year
* prepare my spiel for Board Meeting this afternoon
* get my short- and long-term goals together by Tuesday
* find gifts for Pastors' Appreciation

Friday, November 12, 2004

New Car

Now, I'm a BMW enthusiast, just as every other in the world should be, but I think I fell in love with another last night. Our annual trip to the car show was almost uneventful until I saw my next car. It's the redesigned Audi A6. It's competing with the BMW 545, and it looks like it's giving it a run for the money. At $55K USD it's not cheap, but hey, you only live once. Yeah, sure. Maybe when I "make partner" for the company I work for. :p

Thursday, November 11, 2004


I need to make a lifetime resolution to stay in touch with the friends that matter to me. I know, all people are important and no one should be discounted. What I mean is that, the people who I have found to have a positive effect on my life I need to keep in my life. It's hard a lot of the times with a hectic schedule, to take my free time away from my family and give to others. That's the selfish part of me. What a sob story. Everyone has a sob story. But, I'll need my friends to help keep me grounded in reality. My husband is great at that but adding others' experiences and opinions can only make my life richer.