Friday, June 12, 2009


I must admit, my dears, that I'm feeling rather scattered as of late. Things have been askew since last September when I, having decided that I did not want to subject myself nor my darling feline companion, Mischa, to the hellacious heat and misery that was to follow in the wake of Hurricane Ike, decided to evacuate while the getting was good. Rather than return to Houston where the failing economy was causing problems for my massage therapy practice, I decided to head towards the Ozarks where my loving family lives. I do not regret the decision by any means. I have met some wonderful people, made some new friends and met my amazing fiance. I am, however, finding the job market absolutely impossible to navigate. Having to give up my practice and career and start anew (Arkansas doesn't offer reciprocity for my massage license ~grumble grumble~) is frustrating enough, but when jobs are hard to come by it becomes quite maddening. I'm sure some of you out there are in (or know someone who is in) a similar situation. I know it drives you up a wall, but it's times like these that it is most important to be thankful for what you have and pay less attention to that which you lack. Though I am not normally a list maker, I think today it would be a nice idea for me to count my blessings.

I am thankful for:

1)my awesome and supportive family

2)my loving fiance who never fails to make me laugh like a woman possessed.

3)my feline partner in crime, Mischahe has nothing but love to give and he gives it freelywe could all learn a lesson or two from him.

4)the beauty of naturethere is the loveliest thunderstorm right nowa perfect summer rainnature always calms my nerves.

5)my health

6)life's mysteriesit is rare that a day goes by where I don't find myself at least mildly surprised by some little odd cog in the universal machine.

7)my hair. What can I sayI love itI'm a natural redhead with natural curls to bootit was the bane of my existence as a child, but as an adult I adore it and its unruly, rebellious ways.

Now it's your turnwhat are you thankful for today?

Wishing you a fantastic weekend,


Ps: don't forget to enter the "Color Me Crazy" Coloring Contest for your chance to win a free print courtesy of Down & Dirty Designs and Le Coeur Rouge Photography.


  1. Nice post. I am thankful for bloggers I follow. Passing ideas around is one of the most amazing things about the internet.

  2. Thank you, SugarCain...and I completely agree...there is more to the internet than shopping, youtube and porn...the connections people make is pretty amazing.

  3. Hey, saw your blog on great! I see your cats name is Mischa..mines Misha (I'm assuming its spelled the same way)! Also I'm def. going to try out for your coloring contest

    Check out my blog whenever you get a chance


  4. Sorry it took me so long to respond, Misha (love the name, by the way ;) )
    I can't wait to see your contest entry!
    I'll be sure to check out your blog as soon as I get a free moment.