Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lemons vs Lemonade

It's 3 a.m. and I can't sleep. This doesn't happen too often for me, but I thinking I am coming down with a cold and I just don't feel real well. So, I'm up and thought I would write a few words.

A few people I know are going through some "transitions" in life right now. Different circumstances for all of them, but transitions just the same. I got to thinking about how we perceive these times in our lives. Some take the bull by the horns and run with it, some fear change, some try to change their course and others just take what comes along. I think over the years I have tried all of these things. But, in the end, they weren't things I could control so the effort I put in didn't really matter because it was going to turn out the way it did for better or worse. It's funny how we envision things happening and then see the how they really happen.

It's not what we thought it would look like at all. Kind of like thinking we knew the end to a good book and it didn't turn out to be anything like we thought is was going to be, but it was a good ending anyway. Or thinking that we found a missing piece of a puzzle only to find out it really wasn't the right one and the one we were looking for didn't seem to be the right fit the first time we looked at it. I know the people that are dealing with this right now will all make it through their respective transitions, but they might not believe they will. Things will work out and perhaps not in the way they envisioned them, but they are strong people and they will make it work in the end. It's hard to see when you are in the midst of it, but it will.

For those that know me, I don't make lemonade out of the lemons, I just eat the lemons!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A while

Yes, it has been awhile since I last posted. My husband was gone for a week and I must say that I took advantage of the peace and quiet at home and tried to do lots and lots of things around the house. I didn't get near as much accomplished as I had wanted because I can't seem to concentrate that long anymore, but I got some things done and I thoroughly enjoyed my "alone time".

I've also had a few writing projects I have had to do lately. And, that hasn't been going so well. Can't quite seem to get those words down on paper and it gets me so frustrated. I don't know how many times I start and stop while still in the end having to ask for help. I might as well ask for help up front and be done with it -- but that is that stubborn independent streak I'm not willing to give up just yet!

Dancing With The Stars

Last night, my good friend Carol and I went to Atlanta to a fundraising event for the Alzheimer's Association -- Dancing With The Stars. The event was great, had over 500 people in attendance and raised over $225,000! Great job by everyone! Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin won the dance contest. It was a great night and great effort by everyone involved. Thanks to Carol for being my date!