if this post makes no sense to you, please refer to the subtitle of my blog - this is bits and pieces of my thoughts tonight.
exactly one year ago i was standing and taking in this view. breathtaking really. if you've never visited oregon, then you should go. if i didn't have family so firmly planted here, i would want to live in portland. seriously.
i may have an unhealthy attachment to the show, glee. i do. the combination of geeks, singing and the tartness of jane lynch gives me a jolt of so much happiness that i am glued to my seat. for me, this is a show that lives up to the hype.
i love all the meatloaf recipes that i've received after monday's post. it reminds me of julia's love of sharing recipes and food in her book. i want to be babette and make you all a feast. i've been gorging lately on two buck chuck from the local market - it's good for a girl's budget. but i will admit, i might moo at any second. hopefully chicken will be on the menu this weekend.
the light coming into the window this season is so gorgeous that i can sit and stare at the objects i put there to bathe in it. i look at the chinaberry tree and think it could not be more gorgeous.
and i look at the almost ten months that have passed and am truly thankful for lessons learned. my brother challenged me today - to look at this point in my life and to embrace the change. to love it and say thank you. so i've tried to do that. my list is still growing with things that have changed me for the better.
i think last year at this time, i was arrogant. i thought that i did such a wonderful job and no one could ever let me go because i was so good at what i did. i've been taught the lesson that no one is irreplaceable or indispensable. last year at this time, i was proud. i was proud of my accomplishments and thought i had arrived somewhere in my job. i've been taught that no matter your accomplishments, what really matters in the end is that you love and you are loved. love is what has carried me through so far and will continue to carry me. i have become quite humble and in that, i have found some pride.