Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday Tidbits

I have a few odds and ends about various things to share today.

First, I found something in Self magazine that I wanted to share.  The last article in the November issue is about Jessica Capshaw, the gal who plays Dr. Arizona Robbins on Grey's Anatomy.  She's quoted as saying, "My mom told me a person builds a life and then goes off and does a job.  
Hopefully, you enjoy that job... but it can't become your life, which is about family, friends and things that are permanent."

I think these words are SO true, and it's definitely how I feel about working and specifically my job search right now.  I want my life to be fulfilling.  I believe that work can indeed be part of that, and I certainly want to find a job where I feel fulfilled by what I do since I'll be spending 40 hours a week doing it.  But work isn't where I think most of my fulfillment comes from.  It definitely comes from the relationships I have and the other things I spend my time doing outside of work!

A few other tidbits:
  • Yesterday I wore sweats all day.
  • I actually never even put on a bra.
  • In fact, I never even left my house.
  • It was awesome
  • I have recently watched two old movies that I remembered from my youth.  Courtney mentioned watching Follow That Bird, so I had to dig it out and see it.  I hadn't watched it in years, but it brought back memories of which scenes I liked best as a kid.  Does anyone else remember it?
  • I also watched Three Men and a Baby.  I forgot to watch for the scene where the guy is standing in the background that isn't supposed to be there.  That part always creeped me out when I was younger.
  • My grandpa is being moved to hospice as soon as a bed is available.  We're not sure how much longer he has, but it's probably not much.  I'm doing ok, but it's definitely a sad time for our family.
  • I got a great four miles in today and am gearing up for a 20-miler this weekend.
  • I'm also going to see Imogen Heap in concert this weekend, and I CAN'T WAIT!
  • Oh, and I have a second date with a guy. :)
  • I have also managed to almost finish my Christmas shopping.  I love to get it done early so that I can focus on decorating and baking and being with friends and families throughout the holidays.  I still have a few more people to shop for, but I pretty much know what I'm getting them.
  • I will not be seeing New Moon in the theater.  Sorry vampire lovers, but I just wasn't that impressed with the first film.  And honestly, even though I read all the books, I'm just not diehard enough to pay $10 to see the movie.  I'll rent it from the RedBox in a few months.
  • I will more than likely go see The Blind Side with my family on Thanksgiving.  We've started a new tradition of seeing movies together on holidays since it's pretty much the only thing open.
I've got a busy couple of days coming up, so I may be rather quiet in blogland until next week. Good luck to all the people running races this weekend!


courtney903 said...

You watched it! You watched Follow That Bird! I'm so glad somebody else knows. I swear, I was singing "Ain't No Road Too Long" for days after I last watched it. And "One Little Star?" Melts me every time.

HOORAY for a second date! (I just went on a third and I have to say, things are looking promising :))

And finally, staying at home in sweats for an entire day is something we should all do more often. Really. Especially if that day also involves watching Follow That Bird.

Lord, I'm a dork. :)

Nicole said...

1st- I'm soo loving Arizona's quote. I think she adds a lot to greys and I really like how she fits with the show. I may need to get a copy of the mag!
2nd date #2? I'm sooo happy for u! Please tell me how it goes! Ill be thinking of you!
3rd- I'm going to try to get my shopping done sooner this year too!
4th- I'm soooo jealous about ur sweats/bra less day! Sounds amazing!

Have an amazing weekend!!! Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Rachel H. said...

Can I just say that I'm SO jealous about your day yesterday...I wish that I could take a day where I wear sweats and don't put on a bra or leave the house. Unfortunately, I think Grant would just give me a hard time about that! :)

Jamie said...

Her words are so true!

OMG of Follow that Bird. It took me a minute to figure out what you were talking about. I loved that movie! Have fun on the 2nd date :)

Nicole Orriëns said...

I always feel awful if I wear sweats all day. They make me feel all... sweaty and stuff.

Have a nice couple of (busy) days!

Sharon said...

Hanging out in sweats all day sounds heavenly! I just love to do that every once in awhile. Especially when the weather is cold, gray & ugly. It's just so comforting & cozy.

My thoughts & prayers are with your grandpa & your family. I'm glad he is finally in a safe place & hope he is resting comfortably. Enjoy every minute with him - life is so precious.

Can I just say that I am SO jealous that you are going to see Imogean Heap?! I absolutely LOVE her!! She is such an awesome musician!

Hooray for date #2!!!! How exciting! I hope you guys have lots of fun :)

As for Christmas shopping? I haven't even started yet! You are so smart getting it done early so that you can sit back & enjoy all the fun stuff - family, baking, decorations, etc. :)

I am so with you on the whole Twilight craze. I read the first book, and although it wasn't bad, I really didn't think it was anything special. I really don't understand why everyone is going so crazy. In fact, I thought the movie was pretty ordinary - it certainly didn't blow my mind! I will see New Moon, but only when it comes to Redbox and I can't rent it for a buck! Glad to know there is someone else out there who agrees with me :)

I totally want to see The Blind Side. It looks like it will be really inspiring. I also want to see Precious, too!

Have a great weekend and kick that 20 miler's butt :)

J said...

I really want to see The Blind side! it looks so good!

I cant wait till next week when i can wear sweats all day all week!! lol

kilax said...

I sorry to hear your grandpa got moved to hospice. I am sending your family well wishes.

Is date #2 with the same guy you mentioned before?! :)