Sunday, January 14, 2007

Snowing, Moving, & Studying....

Yay weather! This last week has been very pretty with all this snow, but very frustrating to drive around in - solid ice slabs we once called roads are what we have to drive on... Loving Husband last night was out in our drive way chipping the ice off our driveway so that we could park the car in the garage... today it finally warmed up to high 30s so some of the ice melted away and driving around was much easier, and with the sun out it's really pretty!

On another note... we are moving! Yep that's right we're headed further into the city and into a smaller place. This place was nice, but always temporary... so we're still renters, but paying less and have less space. We are signing the lease tonight and will be out of this place by the end of next month - so before the bar exam we'll be in our new place for sure.

That's all for now ... pictures of snow and our new place will follow soon, but I must go listen to a Sale's lecture right now! Yay bar studying!

Sunday, January 7, 2007

One Year

It's been one year.

Does this mean I should feel better or be at a different place than I was one year ago?
I just feel numb… I'm not sure how I should feel or if I should be resolved that this is how life is now and will forever be… but I'm not there regardless. The pain has gotten better over the year, it's true… but today I could tell you were I was during every minute of the day last year. I can tell you that around 1pm The Net was on and that we were telling my dad that Sandra Bullock was on tv.. and it was only a few minutes ago that my dad's heart rate and blood pressure were slowing… and by 7pm I was crying on Becky's shoulder because my dad was gone from this world. I still remember hugging him and telling him I loved him and thanking the nurses for being so kind and understanding. It was by far the hardest day of my life.

And today… it's like I'm reliving it all over again.
The song that is stuck in my mind is written below, 2006 was one of the most emotionally devastating years I've ever experienced and today I feel like that raw emotion is very present, but overall life is still very positive. So, I'm going to go relax and be quiet and be thankful for the time that I did have with my daddy.

Life Ain't Always Beautiful
By: Gary Allan

Life ain't always beautiful
Sometimes it's just plain hard
Life can knock you down, it can break your heart
Life ain't always beautiful
You think you're on your way
And it's just a dead end road at the end of the day
But the struggle makes you stronger
And the changes make you wise
And happiness has it's own way of takin' it sweet time
No,life aint always beautiful
Tears will fall sometimes
Life aint always beautiful
But it's a beautiful ride
Life aint always beautiful
Some days I miss your smile
I get tired of walkin' all these lonely miles
And I wish for just one minute
I could see your pretty face
Guess I can dream, but life dont work that way
But the struggles makes me stronger
And the changes make me wise
And happiness has it's own way of takin' its sweet time
No, life aint always beautiful
But I know I'll be fine
Hey, life aint always beautiful
But its a beautiful ride
What a beautiful ride

Monday, January 1, 2007

Books read in 2006

kept track of the books that I read in 2006... and I ended up reading (for fun) 24 books in the year!

Everyone Worth Knowing . Long Road Turning .Thr3e .The Broker .The Ersatz Elevator-Book 6 .Motherless Brooklyn .Best Friends .The Circle Trilogy .The Little Lady Agency .The Da Vinci Code .PS, I Love You .Love, Rosie (aka Rosie Dunne) .HOUSE .The Geographer's Library .The Vile Village-Book 7 . The Hostile Hospital-Book 8 .Forbid Them Not .Something Borrowed .Something Blue .Perfect Match .The Book of Fate .For One More Day .The Memory Keepers Daughter