Monday, January 25, 2010

It's Time...



I’ve decided to close down this blog.

My life is going in a different direction right now and feel as though my interests tugging me in a different direction. I’m finding it hard to write here, especially on a consistently heartfelt way.
I started out just wanting a place for my thoughts and instead found a place full of extraordinary people.

I wish you all well. You have been an amazing part of my life.

Be brave, be well and be happy.

Susan

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Lesson So Far

Thanks all for your good thoughts and prayers.

Dad’s life if a series of doctors appointments, test, results and trying to figure out the next step.

The lesson so far is love, with all your might, the people you care about and let them know.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Think Good Thoughts

I just got off the phone with my father... he's been diagnosed with colon cancer.

My dad, cancer. Augh. I know there's lots of success stories and I'm writing his now.

I love you Dad.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Bounty


Thursday’s are the day I go pick up my produce box from the local organic farmer. I’ve been doing this program since August and I split the goodies with a friend of mine. We paid $1000 ($500 each) up front for the year, which I know sounds like a butt load of cash-o-la, but if you break it down, it comes out to be less than $10/each a week, $9.62 to be exact.

Here’s the haul we got to split this week.

2 bags of salad mix
2 bags of spinach
1 bag of arugula
6 eggs
2 bunches of carrots
1 bunch of kale
3 onions
1 bag of snow peas
1 bag of snap peas
2 peppers
1 bunch of leafy greens I had never seen before

It’s all super delicious, super fresh and how spoiled am I that in the middle of winter I can be so blessed to have such a bounty.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

All of Me

This post should come with some warnings of some pretty graphic pictures. If you have a weak disposition, you should go ahead and go else where.

As I was reading through some blogs the other day, this post really inspired me. I thought it was so brave of Tina to post pictures and that post for some reason really stuck with me the past few days.
I've always wanted to have some "before" pictures and I'm at a point right now where I'm not comfortable with how I feel or look so I'm using these as my "before" pictures. These pictures feel like something concrete, something that will keep me more in check and something that will help be a motivation. My hope is that these pictures will be a reminder of my where I want to go and things I want to accomplish.





It's hard for me to look at these pictures, but it's me and it's the truth. It's my reality and it's something that I can change.


Monday, January 4, 2010

My Word For 2010

ac⋅com⋅plish [uh-kom-plish]


1. to bring to its goal or conclusion; carry out; perform; finish: to accomplish one's mission.

2. to complete (a distance or period of time): to have accomplished the age of 70; We accomplished the journey in little more than an hour.

3. Archaic. to provide polish to; perfect.


Origin: 1350–1400; ME, earlier accomplice <> ac + complir ≪ L compl─ôre to fill; see complete
Synonyms:1. complete, fulfill; execute, effect, do.
Dictionary.com UnabridgedBased on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2009.


With each new year, there seems to be that fresh beginning, the optimism, the wave of new energy. As the last of 2009 faded, the word accomplish kept repeating itself to me. Accomplish. Accomplish. It chose me and it felt right to me. So, that is my word for 2010.

There’s a lot I want to do this year and this word will be used as the springboard to get me there.

I want to have the strength to follow my voice and make this the year to accomplish so many things I’ve put off, been too scared to try.

I want to get the mundane chores done. No putting off checking the homeowners policy any more. No more putting off getting the will done. No more putting off making hard choices.

Accomplish.

I want to change my body. I want to exercise more. I want to eat better. I want to feel more alive.

Accomplish.

I want to make a business out of my creativity. I have an etsy site but I need to manage it. I want to find the courage to approach schools about my snack bags. There’s a market and need for them.

Accomplish.

There’s so much to do. So much I want to get done. All this will require, focus, hard work, a positive attitude and courage. But I have a desire to see the finish line.

May your year be filled with big dreams and the power, strength and will to accomplish them.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

May your light bring peace and happiness to all in the New Year.

Here's to a wonderful 2010 and may it be kind to all of us.