Monday, February 14, 2011
My favorite color has always been purple. I love every shade from deep violet to light lavender. It is not the most relaxing color (for relaxation I go for green) but it represents passion and beauty to me. It is a little mysterious, combining the warmth of red tones and the coolness of the blue hues. I think it is color of imagination, creativity and power. It can be both pensive or intense, much like me
Sunday, February 13, 2011
This one is for my mom
My mother's cross is my most treasured item. When she was alive, my mother never took this necklace off. To me it reminds me of everything that I loved about her. She had a hard life and I often felt like God just wouldn't give her a break, yet she always wore this cross.
My mom, Cassie was born in 1949. Her brother and sister both had severe mental retardation requiring 24 hour in home care and as the oldest, and only healthy child she was often ignored. She also suffered physical abuse and I think the happiest day of her life was the day she married my father and escaped the house (not home) that she grew up in.
Unfortunately for most of her adult life my mom was very ill. She had severe bipolar disease, complicated by OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) which made it nearly impossible for her to live the life she may have wanted. Her family was very important, as was fitness but other than to take long walks (often 5-7 miles a day) she rarely left the house. In her mid 40s she suffered her first stroke and her ability stay fit was markedly decreased. Over the next several years she had several more small strokes and was no longer herself. I was heartbroken, yet relieved for her when she died of unexpected cardiac arrhythmia in 2005. She was only 55 years old.
My father gave me her cross, which I treasure more than anything else. It sits in the top of my jewelry box in the place of honor and I only wear it for special occasions or when I want to feel close to her. Last year, I wore it in every race I ran in and it gave me an incredible sense of peace, and the feeling that somewhere my mom was looking down at me, proud of the woman I am becoming.
Love you Mom
Thursday, February 10, 2011
This one is going to be fun!
Can anyone guess what my favorite tv show is based on the above photograph? It is me on Halloween 2004 dressed up as the main character of my all-time ultra favorite TV show.
Answer at the bottom : )
Currently my favorite show on TV is:
I love watching Sam and Dean bicker as only brothers can while solving Supernatural Crimes. I watched the first 5 seasons last year while I was on my big exercise streak. If you have never seen it - check it out - it pretty awesome!
Other series I have enjoyed running on the treadmill, biking, and ellipticizing through the hours:
Currently we are about halfway through season one of Bones. I find it keeps my mind busy while I am jammin through the miles inside over winter. If you want to try seeing how TV can support your exercise habit, I suggest starting with "24" If I wasn't married already, I would be in love with Jack Bauer and things move so fast, the tv show itself keeps your heart rate up.
My favorite 3 kick-ass Characters on TV:
Number 3: Sydney Bristow
From the first moment I loved watching Syndey as the double agent spy who could do anything
Number 2: Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
Ok, yes she drinks too much, and sometimes falls from the wrong guy but watching Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica reminded me that girls can do anything boys can!
Finally, Number 1
Have you guessed yet?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
For 7 years she saved the world over and over, and I will never get tired of the witty brillance of this show.
Deep down, I always wanted to be Buffy
And save the world
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