Saturday, December 31, 2011

I Really Should Write More

The holidays have proved to be epic. Thanksgiving was wonderful and quick. Then it was back to the slammatude of school, holiday cards, work and moving toward that beacon of light that is, and soon to be was, the 'semester break'. No time for blogging.

It was a bombardment of prepping for a test, taking the said test followed by a holiday Christmas Jam fundraiser, then check-offs, then another check-off and oh yeah, a third check-off because I'm a dumbass and then the final. Sandwich many study sessions with classmates in between and that was my first three weeks of December. Then the celebrations began. Met the said classmates for celebratory drinks and junk food, entertained a weekend guest and hit a mandatory meeting for work after guest leaves and finally crashed in the afternoon for a much needed nap. Too tired to blog.

After recovering from all the festivities it was on to vehicle repairs, (yea me) and more food and drink related gatherings for the season and a feast at my mother's house with 12 other people. Sheesh! I think I'm officially full. However, today is the big 'New Year's Eve' hoo-ha so there will be more foodage and drink. The good thing is that I am working in the morning so I seriously doubt that I will see any kind of ball drop come midnight. Oh well.....there is a slight chance of seeing the midnight hour since I have been struggling with insomnia during my break. You would think I'd have sleeping problems while I'm working and going to school and not during a respite. What the hell is that all about? Too frustrated to blog.

All in all, I really can't complain. The holidays usually are a struggle for me at times. It's a love/hate relationship but I am certain most people are in a similar situation. I really do dig the holidays but sometimes I wish my life were a bit different and it seems to get a little bit harder as I get older. (sigh.) I am blessed and lucky and I have wonderful friends that I cannot describe in words how much they mean to me. So when those troublesome thoughts try to take a hold of my mind I think of my peeps and take a look at what I truly have in my life and take stock at what's truly important. I'm looking forward to getting all this holiday chaos over with and welcome 2012 for all good things to come my way and get rid of these roller coaster holiday blahs out of my soul. Happy New Year's everyone! May 2012 be the year for all to prosper and succeed in all your endeavors! elizinashe

Friday, December 9, 2011


Boom shaka lacka lacka boom shaka lacka lacka bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy bawitadaba da bang a dang diggy diggy ding dang a dong bong bing bong skeep-beep de bop-bop beep bop bo-dope skeetle-at-de-op-de-day de do do do de da da da eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana eh hee yeah amanaya yeaha yeah eh eh amana hoo hoo that's what I say! elizinashe

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lists & Clutter

I'm a list maker. Grocery store items, household items, things to do, people's birthday reminders, doctor appointment reminders as well as a variety of bucket lists. My 'bucket list' reminders usually end up sandwiched in some book or in a pile of stuff that you forget to throw away and sometimes you find the said bucket list squirreled away in some odd, random spot for 'safe keeping' just in case you make it happen or it actually comes true.

I have had one of my bucket lists laying next to my stereo for months now. It was a list that I had made well over ten years ago and had tucked it away until I had rediscovered it and decided that I needed to have it out in the open again. Now I'm thinking 'why am I really saving this silly wish list?' At this point all it's doing is taking up space and adding to my clutter of stuff that I save for no apparent reason. We all make bucket lists but what do you really do with them? I usually end up doing most of what I wish for however just not in the time that I wish it to be and some items come quite by accident.

So in hopes of not losing a piece of history from my life, which is why I think I save such silly things, I will share some of my 'bucket list' items from long ago and then throw this little piece of cardboard from a notepad into the trash. I really don't need to save this for the rest of my life but at least in posting my 'wish list' items it's still around for my own peace of mind.

  • go ice skating
  • buy a new car
  • hike the mountain behind grandma & granddaddy's house
  • hike Stone Mountain
  • own a grand piano
  • write stories about people I've known
  • snow ski
  • take flying lessons
  • have a black cat named Hecubus
  • have a dog or two
  • go to a formal New Year's Eve Party and dress up
  • take a sleigh ride
So what's in your bucket list and what kind of silly things do you save for years just for the sake of keeping a piece of your history around? elizinashe