- Getting back on track with my pen pal agreement with my nephew. We fell out of the habit there for a few months, but we’re back at it. Kiddo’s handwriting has really improved lately!
- Cashews. So buttery and yummy.
- When the reasons certain things in life don’t work out becomes glaringly obvious and you think, “Oh! Now I get it. Whew, glad to have dodged that bullet!”
- A lazy Sunday afternoon with my parents. It wasn’t the plan to crash their house for lunch and the Broncos game, but I’m sure glad it worked out that way.
- Hearing just the right thing at the right moment. Timing is everything.
Posted by Annie Brokaw on September 15, 2014
- I can’t believe it’s been 13 years since 9/11. Like most American’s, I remember that day with remarkable clarity.
- While I think it’s important for a person to know and enforce their boundaries, I also think it’s healthy to bump up against them and push a little from time-to-time just to see if things have shifted and moved. Life is fluid, perhaps our boundaries should be as well.
- There’s snow in the forecast today for my area. Weird.
- I’m glad I’m in a place in life where I realize that I won’t and don’t always get what I want, but that’s exactly how it should be because it usually means I get way more than I ever imagined. It’s just about perspective and knowing that everything will become clear in time and with ardent reflection.
- When people sneeze or cough into their hands it’s all I can do not to yell, “Into the crook of your arm, not your hands! Ew! Please don’t TOUCH anything until you’ve washed your hands!”
Posted by Annie Brokaw on September 11, 2014
- Lazy Friday nights at home. Sometimes it’s just nice to finish off the workweek by relaxing and heading into the weekend at a slower pace.
- Long walks on warm fall mornings. We’ve got some gorgeous places to go get some light exercise out here in my neck of the woods. I love it!
- Hearing the Zac Brown Band in concert again. They’re absolutely amazing. If you ever get the chance to see them in concert, do it! I plan on never missing another one of their local shows again.
- Having an arsenal of good home remedies to get me through the nasty cold I’m battling at the moment. I’d much rather approach a cold from this angle than with a bunch of meds.
- Netflix and good books. Nothing like those two things to help you pass the time while lying in bed bored out of your mind.
Posted by Annie Brokaw on September 8, 2014
No, that’s not my attempt at replacing the “champagne wishes and caviar dreams” quote from Robin Leech. Does anyone remember watching that show as a kid?
Anyway, I had a very cool, very vivid dream the other night.
I was standing on a tall building, high above the clouds. The building wasn’t a skyscraper, but more like an ancient ruin carved out of bleached-out red rock twisting itself into the clouds. The air was dense with humidity after a heavy rain and the sun was shining bright in an attempt to cut through the moisture in the air. Right where I was standing was the origin of a thick rainbow and I could reach down and touch it and feel its energy, which was calming and happy. I immediately started smiling. It was like putting my hand into warm, vibrating bubbles.
It’s rare for me to remember my dreams with much detail – the kind of detail that elicits and emotional response. So, when I do, I usually look into them because I feel like it’s my subconscious trying to tell me something. Sneaky subconscious! What I found is pretty cool!
To see a rainbow in your dream represents hope, success and good fortune in the form of money, prestige, or fame. The rainbow is also seen as a bridge between your earthly, grounded self and the higher, spiritual self. It refers to joy and happiness in your relationship. Alternatively, the rainbow implies that your troubles are almost over. Good will come out of your issues. Just hang in there.
Consider me hanging!
Posted by Annie Brokaw on September 5, 2014
- I’ve been wearing the same hairstyle for quite some time now, just at various lengths all within about an inch or two of each other. I’m thinking about mixing it up a bit next time. Nothing too drastic. But it’s just hair, right? It grows back…
- I find the baseball hats guys are wearing these days baffling. The flat across brim and the fact that they all look a size or two too large is unbecoming. And then you have the guys who pin the top 1/4 of their ear under the hat and I’m at a loss. It’s just not right, gents. Cut it out.
- I think #2 up there is reason #453 why I love country boys. They don’t do this crappola.
- I should have a new little niece any day now. I can’t wait for her to arrive!
- I’m tired of rude people. There’s no need for it. Being polite doesn’t mean you’re compromising your beliefs or your morals. Being polite doesn’t mean you’re bowing down to others or agreeing to things you don’t want to agree to. It’s quite possible to make your point, stand your ground, and be true to yourself without being a jerk. (P.s. this article is worth the read…)
Posted by Annie Brokaw on September 4, 2014