Discovering Donna


Is It Really 2009?

Posted in 101,Ankle,Holidays,List,NaBlPoMO by Donna on January 1, 2009
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I guess so.  Wow, it’s another new year already.

And I’ve got big plans!  I’m on the blogroll for NaBloPoMo for this month.  I’m gonna try it again and see if I can post each day.  I’ve got the list for the 109 in 2009 up too and I’m going to start working on that.  Of course a lot of those on the list are parts of my 101 lists but you know, that’s okay.  I’m knocking out 3 things at once and that’s good.

This hard cast comes off tomorrow.  And in case you haven’t seen it, let me just share it with you for a minute.The castDid you think I was kidding when I called it Post it Yellow?? LOL  It’s been on my nerves for the past week, I think I’m just anxious to have it off.  And tomorrow is THE DAY!  Yep, that’s right and I can’t wait.  In less than 24 hours, I should will be in a walking cast.  Finally the ability to walk, go up stairs, play Guitar Hero and cook will be in my hands again!  Ohhh and work, let’s not forget work.  I’ve been off for almost a month now and it’s driving me batty to be in this house, this apartment 75% of the time.

Not to mention, I realllyyyyyyy want to shave my left leg.  Girls there is nothing worse in this world than needing to shave your leg and not being able to because of a cast.  YIKES!

But here we are.  In a New Year.  And I’ve got some things to accomplish.  Do you want to see all three of my fabulous lists??  Check up at the top.  I’m ambitious I know.  I’m just eager not only to figure out what this life is supposed to be about but explore things about me that I haven’t been able to.

Rach said when she turned 33 she thought it was going to be a great year.  Well I think I’m going to say the same thing.  33 is going to be a fabulous year!!!!  And the 14 days leading up to it too!!!  LOL

What about you?

I almost forgot to post today

Posted in Holidays by Donna on December 30, 2008
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I’m getting ready for bed, it’s a late 9:16 at night right now. I’ve managed to catch a cold, along with Florrie from Dirk. So we’re both feeling under the weather. Dirk is getting better, thank goodness. I’m worn out after today, not that I did anything special, because I didn’t. I hate being sick. But at least I’m getting it out of my system before the first of the year. I’m determined to have the next year be a good productive year. I’ve been tweeking my 109 list and both of my other lists. I keep tweeking, trying to get them just right because I made the decision that I’m not going to change either of the 101’s after Jan 1st. My 109 will also be set in stone.

So I’m taking some calm spirit and going to go lay down. Only 2 more days until I go back to the doctor and I’m excited but anxious. I want to be in that walking boot so bad right now. I can’t stand being in this cast right now. So cheers and here’s to a better year, a healthy year and a productive year.

Happy New Year My Friends!!!!!!

Saturday Posting

Posted in Holidays,NaBlPoMO by Donna on December 27, 2008
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Well, I’m at least trying to finish out the month on NaBloPoMO.  I just had the week and a couple of days where I couldn’t post because of the ‘net and the &$#@ ankle.  I’m getting better with it and am counting down the days until Friday when I go back.  I’m fully confident that he’s going to put me in the walking cast.  I’m not even thinking about the possibility.

So it being the day after Christmas yesterday, I started working and really looking at my 109 list that I decided to do.  It’s a combination of my 101 lists but also with a few other things that I wanted to do.  So I’m excited.  But I also revamped both of my 101 lists.  I took off a few things, added a few things, changed a few things.

2009 is going to be about getting healthy, setting the path to discovery and having some fun along the way.  I’m excited  I think it’s going to be a fabulous year and I can’t wait!

What about you?  No resolutions, just what do you want the new year to be about?

Merry Christmas!!!!

Posted in Holidays,NaBlPoMO by Donna on December 25, 2008
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Yep it’s that time of year!  We’ve finished the first round of present opening and are getting ready for the second one.  Furniture is being moved to make room for people that will be here later.  I’m about to attempt to get a shower which is a chore in itself with the cast.

I called mom but of course they are a couple of hours ahead of me and are getting ready to sit down to Christmas lunch.  I’ve got to call Lori but I might just wait a minute in case they too are getting ready to eat.

I just want to say Merry Christmas.

Love you all!

Days Like This

Posted in Holidays,Life,NaBlPoMO by Donna on December 24, 2008
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Now, don’t get me wrong.  It’s Christmas and I’m excited.

But.  And that’s a big word right now.

I am sitting at my desk in our little apartment listening to The Bishops Wife playing in the background.  You know, the one with Carey Grant?  My hubby is off working on the float for the Rose Parade and I’m enjoying the silence.  But at the same time, I’m not happy with it.  I talked to Mom this afternoon, right before I started writing this actually.  And we both had the same thought.  We both wish I was there right now.  The holiday’s aren’t really the time.  We both thought that we could be playing one of our favorite games right now, you know  Boggle, phase 10, yahtzee, pictionary, scrabble.  Something to pass the time on Christmas Eve in the bosom of family.  Instead the whole holiday is topsy turvy.  Hardly anyone is going to be at mom’s this year.  Well I take that back.  Lori, Eric, Corban, Dirk and I won’t be there.  And it’s different.  I had grand aspirations to make Christmas gifts this year, to send out cards, to do so much.  Instead, I’m home, doing nothing.  With a broke ankle.

And don’t get me wrong.  I’m thankful.  Thankful I’m alive, thankful to have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, food to eat.  I’m thankful for so much.

But I’m not at mom’s with the heat blaring.  Pappy wearing his red coat wondering if we are going to play the game that’s quiet.  Sleeping over on Christmas Eve so we can get up early and open presents and then cook dinner.

Instead, I’m 1600 miles away, with the heat going, a good book, a good movie playing and my foot propped up where ever I go.  Christmas will probably be low key and quiet.  I asked Dirk not to get me anything this year.  Instead I want to really celebrate my birthday.  Because the cast just kind of hampers me and my spirits right now.

So here’s to better days and getting excited because it’s that time of the year.  There is no reason I should be bah humbuging it.

Because after all, it’s not about what we have, what we get, who we are with, who we are missing.  It’s about a baby that was born in a manager who was the Savior to us all.

Funny how priorites get turned around and we lose meaning of things like this.  It is too commercialized.

Days like this………..

NaBlPoMo

Posted in Holidays by Donna on November 30, 2008
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Well, I held out on doing it so for long but then I decided, what the heck.  So when I was looking for things for my second 101 list, I decided to go for it.  When I whittled down my list, I kept it.  So here we are.  Tomorrow starts my run for the month of December for National Blog Posting Month.  You can find the website at http://nablopomo.ning.com/ Check it out some time.

With all that’s going on, I feel like maybe I’m bottling somethings up and even sugar coating some.  I can feel myself slipping into what I feel like is a severe case of home sickness as the holidays are now here.  But tomorrow I start my new job and I’m hoping things will get better from there.

We’re going to handmake Christmas gifts this year and I’m kind of excited on the prospect.  I miss the baking and cooking part of being in Louisiana.  You know it’s around this time of the holidays that Mom would always bake all her goodies and Christmas Candies.

I can’t tell you how much I miss that and the prospect of being there to swipe some of the yummy peanut butter fudge that she makes.  I mean don’t get me wrong that isn’t the only thing I miss.  I miss the difficulty of trying to shop for Pappy.  It’s always hard to think of something to get for him, but at the same time, it’s fun.  You can always do something fun for him.  Like the time I asked him what he wanted for Christmas and he said a Mercedes Convertible.  So I got him one.  And it’s sitting on the TV at their house now LOL.  Yeah so I got him a hot wheels one but hey he didn’t specify if it was one for him to drive.

And seeing everyone.  That’s something else I am going to miss.  How many times since last Christmas was everyone able to be together?  Not many.  Lori and Eric and their family live in Austin, Daniel works out of town and is gone most of the time.  It’s just hard.  But I’m losing my train of thought.  And I don’t want to be depressed anymore than I am.  So anyways, back to my original point.

You know I love comments and I think I’m going to need all the support I can get on this one.  Can you imagine blogging EVERY DAY this month?  It’s going to be a challenge, but who knows, maybe after this one, it will get easier and I can do the challenge again.

Oh well, we’ll see huh??

What’s Going On

Posted in 101,Holidays,Life,My Life,Things Completed by Donna on November 28, 2008
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Ok-I’ve got so much going on in my brain right now, pardon the complete and utter randomness of this

Now on to the good stuff.  I’ve weeded out my 101 and got rid of some things and replaced them.  I’ve taken my other list and weeded it down to 101 so it will be a true 101 list.  I’m trying to get the hubby to do a list with me and so far, it’s difficult.  You know these men are.

We’re going to be making Christmas presents this year.  Baking 101 here we come!  Look for some awesome recipes coming up!  Between Judy, Ryan and myself, we should be able to make some awesome goodies.

So we’ve found a really awesome feature on the On Demand part of the cable.  And because of it, I’ve discovered True Blood, the series from HBO, I’ve finished it and now I want to read the books, which by the way, if you are reading this family of mine and want to send me something for Christmas, I’ve got a lot of stuff on it, including the books.  Not to mention, you can look at my lists too.  Yeah, I’m shameless I know.  But I just thought I’d put it out there.

So I’ve entered 3 contests, JPG magazine has two entries, fresh milk has 1 and so does sony.  I’ll keep shooting and maybe get lucky enough to win something but they are contests so I’ve marked that off my other 101.

I also got to mark off Kiss my hubby in the rain.  During the two days of down pours, we took advantage of it one night.  Talk about fun.

The hall way is almost completely done, I’m so excited.  The brown is fabulous and I can’t wait for it to be completed, talk about a peaceful color.  I think that’s about all for now.  I’m anxious to work out a game plan for wonderful home made gifts this year.

What about you?  What have you got planned for the holidays!!  Comment, please, you know I love them!!!