Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Tenuous Relationship With the Start of This Calendar Year

So we're coming to the end of January, 2012 and can I just say that this has been a pretty craptacular start to the year. I had all these grand designs of how I was going to be more productive at home and work and how I was going to read all these awesome books and write super cool and meaningful blog posts and so far... nothing. What happens instead is that my Opa dies, Hubs and I get super sick and one of my office staff quits (over Christmas! Via Email!!) leaving me short staffed. So really all I want to do every night when I get home from work is lie on the couch and play Dr. Mario until I pass out every night.

Unfortunately he's not a real doctor.
The month hasn't been all bad of course and so in order to turn my frown upside down I'm going to go all Pollyanna and list at least 5 good things about this January. Enjoy!

1. The Goblin King had a birthday!
A big happy 65th birthday to David Bowie. My sister's first on screen crush (Labyrinth!!), the only guy who looks masculine in a unitard, sparkles and big hair and a top notch musician to boot. One of the pioneers of the androgynous look and just an all around cool guy. Happy Birthday!!
Where's my cake at?
2. Tim Horton's Upsized Everything!
Tim Horton's, beloved Canadian coffee chain has recently changed all their cup sizes. Presumably as a way to keep up with Starbuck's, Tim's has done away with the small, making the medium the new small and creating a new 24oz. extra large cup. It's bucket loads of premium coffee without having to learn Italian to order. I'm so excited I'm shaking...of course that could be the caffeine. ;)

3. Pinterest
So I got invited by some of my Internet friends to check out this website. Little did I know it would become this huge, super fun time suck in my day. Pinterest is an online pin board where you can organize and "pin" things you love and browse the boards of other people. I'm not really explaining it right. For a better definition check out my friend Syd's blog post about it, What’s Pinterest and How Do I Use It?
Right now, it looks like signing up is based on some kind of invitation only program, but it's really easy to get invited. If you get a chance to check this out do so, you'll like it.

4.  Live-streamed Church
So I've known that my new church has a livestream of their Sunday services since October, but I hadn't actually used it before. This past Sunday though, I was sick so I checked out the link and their it was, everything from the music to the message. So I got to sit in my jammies with my Kleenex eating BBQ chips and kind of be at church which was good, I needed that. 
Eat that all you people that say the Internet is bad!

5. The Library Came Through

So, I'm trying to be more fiscally responsible with my book purchases this year and it's hard. There are certain books, by certain authors that I want read and it's hard for my little library to meet all of my demands. However, this January, craptacular as it's been, I found not one, not 2 but eight (!) books that I wanted to read at the Library, so I haven't been tempted to buy any books yet. 
Hooray for the Brantford Public Library from me and my battered and bruised Visa Card.

Alright, I'm starting to feel a bit better about January 2012 now.
If you've had a hard month why not try and list the good stuff that happened?
Even if all you've got is that you possess the necessities of life you're still doing better than some people, right? Right!

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