What's in today's grab bag

New Year Grab Bag I

Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of my Nana‘s death.  I looked it up–now follow this train of thought–because I have been feeling so down since Christmas, and I was thinking about how my Nana always struggled with the blues this time of year, and I remembered that she first got sick right after Christmas, and then I realized she also died around now.  I needed to know exactly when, and it was January 7, 2002.  Funny that the 10th anniversary went by unremarked.  Not that I don’t think of her all the time; I do.  I just think of her life, not her death.

A nice dinner with friends can really chase those blues away.  Sushi, sake, Sam and Sara, aaaah.

I once wrote that I wanted to be formidable.  My horoscope the other day said I would be, actually using the word.  Excellent.

I have decided that I am going to make resolutions that are achievable.  Just like setting goals with clients, I want my resolutions to be manageable, attainable, and ultimately effective.  My first resolution of 2013 has been to push myself professionally.  I recently met with a terrific company and when I was asked how I get my clients, I was embarrassed to answer truthfully that I usually sit around and wait until they fall into my lap.  The CEO was gracious enough to see that as a positive, but it crystalized the challenge for me.  See “formidable” above.

Being the mother of two teenagers is like living in bizarro world.  And the lack of a parenting manual only adds to the surreality.

What are your random thoughts of the day?  Really, I want to hear them!










4 responses to “New Year Grab Bag I”

  1. chris

    My mother once told me ‘The dumbest question is the one you don’t ask’
    Boy did she ever pay for that……

    1. cbyrne9458

      She may still be paying!

  2. My random thought of the day: I love being part of an alliteration — Sushi, Sake, Sam and Sara. I really do hope we pulled you out of the blues at least for a short while. I know you did that for me. 🙂

    1. cbyrne9458

      You really did. It was such a great evening, kind of what you hope for all nights out.

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