Hi Friends! Happy Friday. Anyone have any good plans for the weekend? Summer's pretty much here which means a smoke out at our favorite Southern friend's house and the first concert in the park of the season.
The last couple of weeks I have really been focusing on getting those real life friendships back in shape after sadly neglecting a lot of them for numerous reasons. While I've been taking some time each day to still blog, I've been off of the computer a lot less since returning from Yosemite, and have really taken a break from Twitter. I did the math, and after being on Twitter for a little over a year now, I have racked up over 4000 tweets. If you calculate how long it takes to read a stream of tweets, and then type up 4000 140 character messages on a phone, it adds up to over 30 minutes of my time each day. Sad :( While I often tweet when I'm alone and having down time, it's still time that I could spend reading a book, saying a prayer or even just thinking. To be alone and lost in your own thoughts is an important and necessary thing sometimes isn't it? Anyhow, just something I'm working on for me and my sanity :)
Have you heard that registration closes for Blog Sugar next Tuesday? Yup, it sure does! Rachel and I are meeting this morning to walk through the venue and we're getting really excited. I'm looking forward to meeting many of you in September, so if you haven't bought your ticket, GO NOW!!
On a completely different topic, we are in need of new cookware badly. We have non stick that is 12 years old now and we literally can see some of the Teflon flecking off and floating in the pan. Not good. I want to go with something like All Clad but am so overwhelmed with all the choices. Do we go with the brand name and if so, where do we buy it? Who has the best prices? Or do we go with an off brand and save our money? Any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated :)
Lastly, like I said I've been spending a lot of time with girlfriends lately and the other night we were joking about our husbands and the ups and downs that we go through in a marriage. It was all very nice I promise, no husband bashing. We are all pretty blessed to be married to some great guys. I told them that sometimes when I start to get angry with Art over the petty crap like his annoying habit of leaving drawers and cabinets open or coming home late from work, I try to remember this clip from Bridget Jones Diary, Edge of Reason. You can forward to the actual scene at 6:50 in the clip, or you can go ahead and watch it from the beginning and marvel at Mark Darcy ;)
It's the scene where she's in jail and complaining how Mark Darcy didn't stick up for her. Turns out she didn't have it so bad in comparison to the boyfriends that make their girls take drugs and work on the street. Obviously a very silly and trivial comparison, but it makes me chuckle anyhow and sometimes help me get out of my bitch funk. See, there are lessons to be learned everywhere, even from a cheesy chick flick! Have a great weekend everyone!