I just found out about Grace in Small Things, a project aimed at reminding us of the positives in our daily lives we so often overlook.

While I think this is a pretty great idea (honestly, I’ve been pretty negative the last month or so), I just can’t get myself to commit. Granted, the site does encourage people to do it any way they see fit, I just can’t say I’m going to “do it.”

So, randomly, whenever the hell I feel like it, I’ll try to remember to post a couple or five small (or maybe big) things in my life that are positive. Starting today.

  1. House reruns. If it weren’t for the reruns, I’d never get to watch it. And I love House.
  2. Dogs that loves me. As I type this, Callie’s head is resting on my leg and Velvet is lying on the floor next to me.
  3. Super Nintendo. Enough said.
  4. Alone time. Even though Pete’s got to work tonight (and probably tomorrow night, too), I can focus on the fact that it’ll allow me to clock in some quality alone time and do nothing constructive around the house (like dishes and laundry).
  5. Despite the poor economy, Pete got a raise! I won’t discuss details, but it’s a pretty good raise and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Etc. Grace in Small Things

After elle michelle posted hers, I couldn’t resist. Why not, it’s not like I have anything better to do.

I don’t particularly believe in astrology (like horoscopes and all that) but the personality stuff is so dead-on sometimes I can’t help but wonder if it’s legit. Because I’m so much like a Leo it’s scary.

The Leo woman

The typical Leo woman is glamorous and regal (I’m so far from glamorous it’s not even funny). She isn’t complicated (ha!) – in fact, she’s more up-front and honest (well, yeah). She revels in the spotlight and often finds herself the center of attention (I wish!). No matter how happy she is in her personal life, a Leo woman needs more (always, always more). That usually means a career (oh hey, I’ve got one of those?!) or, in some cases, an involvement in social or community affairs that showcase her creative interests and organizational skills (eh, I’d rather sit at home in front of the TV with my laptop on my, well, lap).

The Leo lover

… Leos are great devotees of the dating ritual. They love giving gifts (but, you know, getting them is pretty sweet, too) and will go to almost any lengths to make their adored feel special. They retain their romantic persuasion even when they marry and continue to “court” their spouse by showing just how thoughtful and generous they can be.

Other interesting things about August 1 birthdays…

Children and family

Because of their rebellious nature (who, me?) August 1 individuals often separate early from their families (OK, just because I moved out when I was 17 doesn’t mean anything). They are not greatly interested in becoming parents (sort of true) since they often have demanding careers (hmm). However, if they enter parenthood, they tend to have a liberal attitude (yeah, that’ll probably be true if I have kids).

What about you?


Well, maybe not spoil. But I definitely treat myself to nice things from time to time.

Remember this? As of today, both the coat and the BlackBerry are in my possession.

And I think I love them more than I expected.

What can I say? I’m a (slightly) material girl. So sue me.


Let me just say that this

was so much better live than you could ever know, and he

did things to me, watching him perform, that shouldn’t happen to me while watching a complete stranger on stage. Alright, maybe it was just the scene as a whole, but damn.

For some reference, here’s a couple of the absolutely horrible photos I got with my camera phone, so you can see the seats we got.


We stood in line for a couple hours after meeting Jesse and Yolanda, who had been in line for at least an hour or maybe even two. We ended up with excellent seats and got wristbands so we could have been on the floor if we wanted. I didn’t want. Pete and Jesse apparently did want, though, because they stayed down there for the whole concert – two bands (Skindred and Sevendust) in addition to Disturbed.

The concert was great. Granted I didn’t hear every song I wanted (but then again, I know just about every song they’ve ever done and like they’re going to play four albums live…) and I’m pretty damn sure they played most songs at, like, 90 percent speed… it was still a great show.

I can mark that off my list of things I need to accomplish in my life. Now I just need to see Godsmack and I can die happy. And, you know, get married and make babies and all that stuff. But mostly just see Godsmack.