Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Husky: Victory and Ruins

It's pretty well-known that I'm a Husky fan, so I won't go too far into that side of my life, other than to ask you this: have you been reading the article series "Victory and Ruins" over the past few days? If you haven't already read the articles, I highly recommend that you do... it's a pretty eye-opening, and somewhat disheartening, story.

If you have read the series, I'd be interested in hearing what your thoughts are on the topics raised...

Monday, January 28, 2008

Serene Seattle Snow

The big news here in the Seattle area today was a morning snow storm (of sorts). Yep, we got one of our typical January snow storms that blew in and then melted away.

I like snow. I especially like the beautiful quiet and serenity that comes just after the snow has fallen... have you ever noticed that? How wonderfully peaceful it is just after the snow has fallen? I love that part of snow.

One of the other things that I love about Seattle snow (and weather in general) is how quirky it is... you can go a mere 10 miles away, and the weather will be absolutely like night and day. For example, in Bothell, they may have gotten 4 inches of snow, while in Bellevue, it was barely an inch. And if you wait a few hours, it's like it never snowed at all. Totally weird, and totally cool all at the same time. I love Seattle snow, don't you? :-)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Thought Stew

So, tonight I was sitting on the bus stewing about some things in life, and then I found myself stewing about stewing. Lately, I've found myself being frustrated by things, and then spiraling into being frustrated about being frustrated. Or getting angry with myself about being angry.

Which leads me to one thought/question/pondering/etc.: why do I let my emotions let me get more emotional? Is this a "girl" thing? Does it prove that I'm human? Or am I simply over-thinking things, and I should let go and stop stewing? I don't know the answers to any of the previous questions, but I do know that I need to relax more, because when I'm relaxed, I'm less likely to stew. So, I'm going to go and relax now. :-)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Art of Relaxation

Over the past few months, I have struggled with truly letting go of work and stress when I leave the office for the day or for the weekend. Somehow, though, this weekend, I have managed to let go of my stresses and forget about doing things other than relaxing. What a great pleasure, and I hope to continue refining the art of relaxation and letting go.

What do you do to relax? How do you let go of stress in your life?

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sniffles, Sleepiness and Seahawks

I seem to have come down with another cold, which decided to strike full-force yesterday. Ugh. So, while the Seahawks were tanking their last playoff game of the season, I was half awake on my parent's couch trying to keep my eyes open. Alas, the sleep won out, and I can't quite tell you how half time went, or how the game ended (other than we lost). Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

I'm still sitting here with the sniffles, and haven't made it off of our couch yet today, but this too shall pass. (Could someone please pass the Kleenex?) :-)

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Half a Million Hands

As a deacon at our church, I am called upon to help greet at morning services once a year or so. Today was our day to greet, and we got the opportunity to help out with the 9 a.m. service... which is slightly earlier than we like on a Sunday morning, but it was nice to get the day going. It felt like we shook a half a million hands this chilly morning, but it was fun to connect with people. It was also interesting to me how different people's handshakes can be. Some are firm, some are too firm (did you just break my hand? Possibly!), and some felt like you didn't have a hand in yours at all. Alas, we made it through and had a little fun along the way.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! May 2008 be filled with love, laughter, good health, great adventures, and joy for all of you.