Monday, January 18, 2010

Best seller

I finally finished reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I don't usually read books on the bestseller list, at least not while they are on the list. It does happen sometimes and it happened this time because my good friend gave me a copy of the book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was glad that it had a happy ending. Life in Mississippi in the 60s was not so fun if you were black. For a truer look, read "Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody."

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Home alone

So last night I decided to watch Julie and Julia on demand. I haven't ordered anything on TV in a long time but I was feeling kind of down and there was nothing on regular TV. Anyway, I love in the movie how Julie is feeling lost and decides to blog about cooking her way through Julia Child's masterpiece Mastering the Art of French Cooking. That got me to thinking about the path my life has taken, and how I, like Julie, sometimes feel a little lost. I also tend to procrastinate and not finish things so I am making a goal similar to Julie's. This year is a big one for me and I'm going to try to chronicle it.

This is the first time in my life I have ever lived alone. It's been a few months now but with this being the beginning of the year I'm going to start from here. I won't be alone for the entire year because, I assume, my son will be home from college in the summer but I'll deal with that when it gets here. The other thing I realize when I say I'm home alone is that I'm not really alone. The dog is here. Juneau is a year and half old pure bred Siberian Husky. She belongs to my son but due to circumstances that I don't really fully understand, she is with me...only temporarily, I hope. So maybe this should be called Home Alone with Dog.

And so the story begins...

Saturday, January 2, 2010


The world is perfect as it is because that is how I made it. Everything that has ever happened has made me what I am and I am creating the world.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Here we go!

Not really sure why I'm taking the plunge at blogging, but let's see where it goes. Sometimes you just need to jump...