Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Deck the halls

I'm happy to report that I finally have some decorations up in my apartment. The boyfriend decorated our living room and it's rather cute. I'll be putting more decorations out tonight to congest the whole area with Holiday awesomeness (that's the official term for it, just in case you're wondering).

Also, if you don't follow me on Facebook (which I'm sure you do because you ALL think I'm fabulous. All two of my readers), I lost a friend to a drunk driver the other day. John Hipp was a my boss/friend in college. He graduated from my college with a degree in communications and he was exactly four years older than me as we shared a birthday. It's not like he and I were extremely close after I graduated college, but it still took me by surprise and I got choked up over his passing. Losing a someone in your life that has touched you in some way makes you thankful for the people you do have. Maybe this brings me back to my whining about not being able to enjoy the holidays with friends and family, but this is precisely why. Am I stopping myself from enjoying them? I want so desperately to make memories with everyone and I feel like I'm a far cry away from that. Regardless, I miss my friend and I can't believe that he's gone.

Aside from that. Black ice sucks. I feel down getting out of my car at work yesterday morning. Talk about a wake up call!! My shoulder is a bit sore today because I tried to catch myself by landing on the palm of my hand. I didn't even get up right away because I was a bit stunned and while I was still on the ground, I could see the whole parking lot was iced over. If I had a camera I would have taken a picture of that. If it hadn't been extremely dangerous, it was a site to behold.

My friend Kristine reminds me often that people just want to have pieces of me posted on here and I find that really encouraging. I mean, that's what I'm looking for when I read her blog or any of my friends blogs so I have to remember that for myself. I don't need a purpose to post, just a post. Maybe. Okay, I have to admit I like having a purpose. For me, not having a specific post in mind is like driving around in a car with no destination. I DO NOT enjoy it. But I suppose writing without a purpose isn't exactly the same. Moving onward! :D

Thanks for stopping by!


Dawn said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend.

And I am still here, reading quietly but reading! Keep it up and happy holidays.

Anonymous said...

Ohh, I'm sorry about the death of your friend and your fall on the ice. Chin up, my friend, and looking forward to your January trip :) ~kk