Monday, January 4, 2010

Baby, It's COLD Outside...

Thank goodness Roxie has her long johns on! Actually, she HATES them, but she's a good sport about letting us dress her up in ridiculous outfits. She's a good dog.

Well, here we are on the first Monday of the New Year. I hope everyone had as good (relaxing) a weekend as I did. Not much pressure to get alot real demands on my time...just alot of relaxing and renewing in preparation for a busy 2010!

Since I'm writing about good moods, can I just tell you that watching the TODAY show has done wonders already for my mood this morning? That precious Apolo Anton Ohno is on. He has the sweetest smile! I loved watching him on "Dancing with the Stars," and now he's getting ready for the winter Olympics, where Matt Lauer is saying he could easily become the most decorated U.S. winter Olympian ever. All I know is that he's a real cutie! Thank you, TODAY, for providing all us middle-aged women with such delicious eye-candy!

Just so you know, I'm on day six of taking SAM-e, the natural mood enhancer. The box said it takes seven to 14 days to "kick in." Larry is counting down! So sometime between tomorrow and next week, I should be in a really good mood!

OK, here's the deal: the real truth is that I'm NOT in a good mood all the time. It's because I'm ...HUMAN! But I do make a real effort at trying to be positive as often as possible. It makes things go a little better. I've noticed that when I'm in the middle of a "bitch fest," I tend to get knots in my stomach. Maybe I'm a conflict-avoider. I'm not going to over-analyze it. I just like to be around happy people, so I want to be the kind of person I'd like to be around!

I'm excited this morning because my parents have offered to pay the registration for the blogging conference I want to go to next month in Nashville. It's called "Blissdom '10" and includes seminars on both writing and business tracks. I see alot of potential in blogging and I'd like to blog for companies. I did that crazy contest to get the "Good Mood Blogger" gig. I didn't get it, but what I did get is the knowledge that companies see the value in real people like me writing about their companies/products/services.

On the homefront, it's freezing (literally) outside. Larry had to go to work today (he's usually off on Mondays) for a staff meeting. Joe is getting his wisdom teeth out this morning. Nicole is heading off to therapy and her workout with Eclecius. She's starting ballet classes again this month, so that will be interesting. She says she's ready...and Lord knows, I'm not going to stop THAT dancer!

I'm going to start working on cleaning out/organizing my office, which may easily be a week-long project. It's a new year...time to clean out and start the year off fresh.

Go make the most of this day!!!!!!

Blessings to all who read this!


  1. I'm a longtime lurker, first time commenter on your blog -- and I just wanted to say that I love your writing and Nicole is SUCH an inspiration! I'm hoping 2010 is just amazing for you guys :)

  2. Thank you so much! Yes, Nicole is an inspiration and we are hoping (counting!) on amazing things happening this year! Keep reading...and comment when you want. It means alot to us all.