Saturday, December 30, 2006

Holiday reflections

As Christmas is ending and we approach the new year, I can't help but wax philosophical. This year I was especially repulsed by the glossy garrishness that is the retail version of Christmas. I'm not an extremely religious person, but the useless pit of junk that is the mall can be quite repugnant.

I fully realize my hypocrisy. Consumerism is what puts numbers in my checking account, and the season was good to me. I broke a half million in sales for the year this month. Some smaller jewelry stores do about that much in a year!

So, although I'm not a fan of rampant consumerism and big business, I can't depricate it too much. Some people detest our consumer-based society and big business and yet don't consider the scholarships, jobs, and other benefits resultant from the five million dollar checks business entrepreneurs write. Oh how I love the dichotomies!

The coming new year forces me to take stock of the preceding 365 days. I find that I haven't done nearly as much as I would have liked. Thinking positively, however, there are some things I am proud of:

*Reached half million in sales
*Wrote a radio spot that was cut and aired
*Was instrumental in developing a new and successful website
*Launched a successful marketing campaign to the gay/lesbian community
*Continued to cultivate a 1.5 year + relationship with Eddy

Goals for 2007:

*Be more healthy (eating, trim up, etc.)
*New job
*Expand my horizons both personally and professionally
*Appreciate what I have
*Give more to others, especially volunteer work
*Continue to build a relationship with Ed

Saturday, December 16, 2006


I find it ironic that on a night where I am quite content to stay home, and in fact, would prefer said course, I have FIVE social opportunities. It is quite out of my character, but tonight I just prefer to watch Voyager with my puppy. In addition, my Zipper needs me, and it is nice to be needed.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Until you're resting here with me

Is there any thing better than staying in bed cuddling the one you love on a cold winter day? I think not...

Friday, December 01, 2006

In like a lamb, out like a lion

I spent a few days with the fam last week for Thanksgiving. Despite being quite ill, I enjoyed a great meal, the unseasonably warm weather, target practice, taking the dogs to the park, and racing RC cars. Fun times!

Since being back, I've had some long and somewhat stressful days at work. Tis the season, I suppose.

November, which started out so warm and beautiful, ended with a bang last night. Mid-MO has got a few feet of snow dumped on it. Long stretches of I-70 are closed, Columbia has practically shut down, and I get an adult snow day! Unfortunately, that means I don't get paid, and we lose a big day during this holiday season.

Normally I would wish that I was snowed in with Ed, but he has inexplicably shut me off from his life this week. I knew he was going to be crazy busy this week, and that I wouldn't see him much. But this is beyond what I expected. It's all exacerbated by the fact that we traveled separate ways for the holiday last week. Needless to say I'm left feeling bewildered, a bit hurt, and a tad angry stemming from being hurt. I have little recourse but to just wait for him to contact me. Meanwhile, I will take comfort in the fire we have going and the company of my cute puppy and funny pocket roommate.