There’ll Be Parties For Hosting

One of the selling points when I bought my condo was the large kitchen with ample countertop space.  I pictured myself playing hostess to friends for dinner parties, festive get-togethers, and celebrations of all seasons.  I imagined yummy foods and delicious drinks atop every available surface.  Happy faces would be everywhere and laughter would be the soundtrack of the evening.

I just knew I had to have a party before the year was up.

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Christmas Confessions

This is my time of year.  I love Christmas!  It’s the season of giving and everyone seems a little jollier.  You’ve got the great Christmas classics on TV and the radio.  Houses and shops are festively decorated.  Packages arrive at the house almost daily and cards are delivered with joyful wishes and season’s greetings.  And let’s not forget about the eggnog!  It’s a happy time to be a happy person.  Though this year, the holidays seem rushed and have come out of nowhere, I am getting into the spirit and helping others get into it as well.  Baxter has his stocking hung by the fireplace and I am hosting our family’s Christmas get-together next weekend.  As much as I love this time, I have some holiday confessions I need to get off my chest.

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Things That I Believe To Be True

What do you believe in?  What beliefs make you you?

A personal philosophy is something that everyone should have.  I’m not talking about religion.  No, personal philosophies are much more complex than that.  Not that religion isn’t important, but this isn’t a post about religion in the traditional sense.  While philosophy and religion can go hand in hand, one greatly influencing the other, there is much more to a person than religion and that is what I want to discuss.  Our experiences not only make us who we are, but inspire how we perceive situations and how we react to what happens to us.  While some beliefs may be silly, others are much stronger in molding our character and ourselves into the kind of people we want to be.

And with that said, these are some of the things that I wholeheartedly believe in.

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A Black Treat For Halloween

It’s Halloween! Whether you are dressed to the nines as a sexy [insert any profession] or are home in sweats passing out the unwanted chocolates to trick-or-treaters while hoarding the favorites (I’m looking at you, Milky Way Midnight), the night is full of fun movies, delicious morsels, and just a hint of the spooks that make our hearts race and our palms sweat. There are tricks and there are treats. Just don’t let a black cat cross your path.

Or in my case, try to trip you.

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30-Before-30: After Summer Update

Photo credit:  www.ohmyhandmade.com

Photo credit: www.ohmyhandmade.com

I’m almost to the halfway point and there are still quite a few items left to complete on my list.  Luckily, 2014 has really been my year and accomplishing goals has never bene easier.  Ok, so they’re not all exactly easy, but they have been coming together better than I could have ever imagined.  There’s a lot I’ve already written about, but some things didn’t seem big enough to warrant their own post.

To celebrate the return of sweaters and getting to wear boots for a week straight, I present to you the other items I was able to check off this summer.

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Too Tired To Write

I just spent the entire day at a theme park with two kids under the age of eight, each vying for my undivided attention.  Oh, and did I mention I stayed up way too late last night after running a 5K in the morning, taking a dog to the beach, and meeting Jason Segel?  It’s been a pretty busy weekend and I’m pooped.  I’m about to curl up with Jake in a bit and promise to have something more meaningful to say tomorrow.

Until then.

The Things We Remember

The mind is a funny thing.  With just a sniff of a fragrance or the tune of a song, the brain brings us back to another time or place as we recall a moment of our past.  In an instant, we are back at the prom wishing someone would ask us to dance or we’re replaying that fight and wondering if the hurtful things said had any truth to them.  It’s as though we’ve sat down in front of our television and started streaming a movie only this time, the movie is our own tale.

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Welcome, Fall!

October is finally here. It’s time for pumpkin spice lattes and endless bags of Halloween candy. My schedule is filling up for the month and there’s just so much to do each weekend. No wonder kids these days get a “fall break.” This was one of those busy weekends with birthday dinners, UFC fights, wine walks, and The Walking Dead streaming on Netflix. Needless to say, I’m pooped and ready to call it a night.

Gone Girl is waiting for me.

A Living Legend

This world is filled with a variety of talented people.  Some are starving artists waiting to get an interested buyer while others happen upon an idea that changes the world (I’m looking at you, Mark Zuckerberg!).  Many of us will never have the chance to meet these revolutionaries, but when the opportunity comes up to share the same air, we must seize it for they come along with the same frequency as a winning lottery ticket.  That would be a very slim chance.

About a month before our trip to Costa Rica, Karen asked me a question:

Do you like the Beatles?

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A Crime Most Hilarious

As I’ve written about before, my dad and I like to go out and do things together.  Over the years, we’ve chuckled at plays, giddy-upped on horseback, and felt the wind on our faces while exiting a plane at 13,ooo feet.  We always have a good time, just the two of us.  So, when Father’s Day rolled around, I knew exactly what I wanted to get him: an evening of murder and mystery.  The fact that I checked off #11 on my 30-Before-30 list was just an added bonus.

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