29 December 2005

Talk about...Pop Music...

Ok, so I've always loved music, ever since I was a little kid. Love it. I used to be a DJ for a brief and shining moment in time at WWCK-AM/105.5FM in Flint, MI. It was fun. It was exciting. They paid me to play....literally. And music, lyrics, still seem to often express my emotions the best sometimes. My mood can totally be changed by a single song.

This December I've been laid up the whole month, and really missed out on all the fun that is the holiday season: christmas shopping, looking for the perfect gifts, driving around listening to the carols & looking at the lights displays, the eggnog and cookies, dressing up...all of it, I've missed out on because of kidney stones. how is it that something 8cm in size can screw up your whole life and make you a prisoner in your own home? *sigh*

So, feel inspired by this fun quizzy bit I ran across earlier tonight. I'd love to hear your answers!

Choose a band/artist and answer ONLY IN SONG TITLES by that band
Artist/Band: Duran Duran (of course)
Are you male or female: Girls on Film
Describe yourself: Ordinary World
How do some people feel about you: Hot Head
How do you feel about yourself: Is There Something I Should Know?
Describe what you want to be: Notorious
Describe how you live: My Own Way
Describe how you love: Hungry Like the Wolf
Share a few words of wisdom: Reach Out for the Sunrise

27 December 2005


I've decided to post my resolutions in the hopes that by living a public life, I will feel more obligated to them. My husband believes you live with secrets or you live publically, and you can't have one or the other. But then he is incredibly honest. So here it is...my resolutions to myself & the world.

1. Be Healthier. Of course I sit here hours away from surgery, so that seems a bit of an obvious request, but I mean an overall healthier life. The "I'm getting married stress" diet helped some, and the "kidney stone" diet has allowed me to drop some more rather non-obvioius to anyone but me pounds, but I want to seriously drop some inches and poundage over the next year. I want a baby with my husband and I want to not be "at risk" for my weight and age. I want to do more with Kaitlyn, who wants to be more physical too. And I want to keep up with my skinny, long legged husband well into my mid-life and twilight years to come.

2. Be in touch more. I want to make sure to send more cards and write more often to people so we don't lose touch. I've lost my dad and some friends this past year. I'll never have them back, I think. And it feels like a big part of my past has simply been erased. I don't want that to happen again.

3. Make ideas real. I have a couple of really big projects I want to do. That I've wanted to do for awhile now. And my husband is entirely encouraging me to do them...giving me the time and tools to make it real. And so I will. No more "what ifs"...I hope to be published (or in process) by next holiday season. I want my event planning business to really take off...even if its a slow start. But the reality is before me.

There aren't many, but they are big, life changing ones. I hope encouragement comes from the world at large.

26 December 2005

Happy Holidays!

Christmas has come and gone relatively happy this year. My wedding was a lovely, happy event I think most people enjoyed. I know we did! I can't believe I'm Mrs. Wawrzyniak now. We had a great honeymoon to England & Wales. Bath is my new favourite city. Arundel was amazing. And sadly, London is changing and not "MY" city anymore.

I returned to the USA and have been ill ever since. Two surgeries later and another yet to come tomorrow, for kidney stones and a serious infection. It's been difficult, painful, and frustrating. I feel as if I've missed out on the entire Christmas season, and barely was able to get any gifts for people due to being in the hospital or laid up. It hasn't been a good month, but I'm taking each day as it comes...and little better each day.

My illness has delayed me being able to be in touch with people, but hopefully that will change now.

I hope everyone is having a great holiday...no matter what your celebration may be! and may it be with those you love!