Sunny days and Chilly nights

It is the BEST thing about this time of year. Gorgeous sunny days that look really enticing but are cold and crisp. Really chilly nights that you need a blanket and some cocoa or tea to keep warm with. Love em!
The Festival of Lights has started at Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford. Scrooge and Tiny Tim helped Santa flip the switch to light the lights. It is a fun time and nice outing. If you've never seen it... do it. But bundle up because the wind downtown can be fierce. What other things are there to do in the winter? I've been trying to come up with some good ones (that don't involve shopping, or the mall) to do with the hubby. We try to do Fantasia in Goodwin Park too.
And now the season in here. Plenty of shopping and gathering and and and...
Love to all...
PS. I get to hang with Santa this weekend at Hartford Stage.


Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Time to give thanks for the little things that we generally take for granted.
Here is my list
I give thanks for my hubby... you are always there for me when I'm whining and when it's time to celebrate. I love you, thank you!
I give thanks for my girlfriends... Leah, Ali, Heather, Debie, Tina. I can't list you all but I love you all for being there to listen and give advice and go shopping... all at once. You ladies are one in a million, and that makes me SUPER lucky. Thank you.
I give thanks for my amazing family. For all the support, unconditional love, and good times. I always turn to you and you are ALWAYS there. Without you (literally) I wouldn't be who I am. Thank you.
To you and yours,
Happy Thanksgiving all!




The 11th month, alot like the 11th hour. Does anyone else start to reflect on the year past? Start to think, where and who was I a year ago? What is different in my life? Where do I go from here? Today has been that kinda day for me. Things are good and I am happy. That said things are different one year later. And some things are the same and it is hard to reflect and be happy with both those statements. I guess I need to remember that I am healthy and happy and that tomorrow is another day.
I was talking to my chiropractor the other day and she suggested that I start meditating and visualizing my life the way I want it to be. Does it matter that I'm not really sure what I want it to be? I think about putting time aside each day to stop and think and I am overwhelmed with that idea. I want to be able to do it and be all centered and be my breath and stuff... but... not really sure about it.

Alright... wow.
Not really sure where that all came from but glad to let it out.
On another note, I saw Wicked this past week. My lovely lady HH tok me. We had fabulous seats and it was a great musical. Good music, good story and very well done. My favorite part was when the flying monkey came out and HH leaned into me and said, "I think I want a flying money!" I laughed and a few minutes later when the monkey and Elphaba had a lovely moment, HH said,"Now I really want a flying monkey." And I almost lost my sh*t from laughter. HH you are one in a million and I'm lucky to have you as my friend.
As the week progresses let us all remember to take time to be thankkful. It is what the holiday is really about and somehow I think we all lose sight of it between the shopping and the traveling and the family drama.
I am putting together my list of thanks and will post as the day draws near, I would love to hear yours!



What a wonderful day. Went to the gym, had a yummy breakfast. My hunny fixed the kitchen sink last night. Got to hang with my girl HH and yak the hours (literally) away. Came home to lots of laundry and other household chores that I ignored... and probably shouldn't have.
Oh well... getting ready to read a little, watch and movie and SLEEP.
Tomorrow is another day!



Random pictures from Miami...
Self portrait. We were at a restaurant on Ocean Drive... people watching.
Palm Trees
View from the room
Really tasty gelato on Lincoln Road
My hunny and me.

Working for the weekend

Hi all,
Things are really crazy these days... as always. Miami was fun. While I was at the conference brushing up on my marketing skills G was hanging in the room RELAXING... ugh. Saturday when the conference was done I hightailed it back to the hotel and sat by the pool with a mojito and it was all worth it. I feel smarter :)
The flight was good... the descent always does a number on my ears. I have developed a bit of a vertigo problem over the past couple of years and the flying does NOT mix well with the vertigo. I've been suffering all week and am actually home today because of it. They are painting my office and he fumes coupled with the vertigo... I am home popping the meclizine.
The countdown to Thanksgiving is ON!!! I'm looking forward to the Macy's Day Parade, the turkey and hanging with the families...
More soon...


Bien venido a Miami!

This pictures was not taken in Miami.
The countdown is on... we are headed out in 12 hours and 30 minutes.
I'm really excited. I left work a little early today to pack and stuff and I ended up at the Mall. I just really felt like I needed something new for the conference... 3 hours and 19 minutes later... My wardrobe is one suit, one pair of jeans, 2 jackets and a sweet shirt richer and I'm poorer... Although I do have to admit that the clothes were ALL on sale as you know I can work a sale rack and I bought a Tahari suit that was originally $360 for (drum roll please!!!!!) $63.99. Yup you read me right... I'm the goddes... G has no idea who Tahari is so he does not understand the magnitude of this purchase.
Well alrighty peeps... off to bed I go while visions of beaches and conference rooms dance in my head.