Tuesday, May 31, 2011

boston or bust

in a mere 32 hours, i will be on a plane to boston. i have never been and am SO excited! my youngest cousin is graduating from MIT (makes me feel old, sniff sniff) and most of my fam is going to celebrate. watch out boston, the floyd/williams clan will be descending upon you very, very soon...

the graduate, my cousin eli, and his sweet girlfriend alexa.

the campus that we get to stay across from and explore (will be looking for ben affleck and matt damon circa good will hunting)

the subway i am going to be all over...love public trains.
harbour tour. can't beat brunch on a boat.

the view from our suite at fenway...yes, i said suite.

and finally, the bar i will be sitting in with my sister after the rest of the family leaves on sunday.

so excited! hope you all have something fun to look forward to this weekend too~

all photos found on google images (besides my fab photo of e & a that is)

taking a poll

i have struggled with the answer to this for years.

is it better to get excited and let yourself get your hopes up knowing that if things don't go your way that you will be very disappointed? or is it better to not let yourself get excited and when things do go your way, you are pleasantly surprised?

i am inclined to the first. i like to be excited. this being said, someone told me a long time ago that i shouldn't get my hopes up just to be let down. i thought this was kind of a jerky comment. as i get older i am beginning to wonder if there is some truth to it even though it seems so negative.

what are you thoughts? and can there be a happy medium of excitement vs. self preservation?

Monday, May 30, 2011

quality time

card found here
the past 2 sundays i have gotten to spend some quality, one-on-one time with 2 of my favorite friends. as much as i love my wonderful big groups of friends, in both instances i left thinking how really wonderful this one-on-one time is. as life flies by, this quality time together can become rare. i just wanted to remind you all to not take time with friends for granted. it is priceless. maybe i will make this a sunday tradition...next week it will be with my sweet anna boo in boston!

oh oprah

on oprah's last show there were several deep, thoughtful, inspiring moments but there was one moment that really touched me and i haven't been able to get it out of my head. the following quote was discussed:

"please be responsible for the energy that you bring into this room" ~ jill bolte taylor

this hit me because i have been thinking alot lately about the energy that i put out and the energy of those around me. i feel like i have always been a pretty positive person. recently i have been feeling out of sorts and could feel that the energy i was putting out around me was slipping out of the positive realm. fortunately, i have taken control back and am making some big steps to getting my mojo back. it feels good. sometimes i wish more people would think about the energy and positivity (or lack there of) that they bring into a space because it affects everyone else's energy. in the end though i only have control of myself and will continue to try and bring a positive energy into every room.

Friday, May 27, 2011


let me preface this with the fact that 2 weeks ago, as i was getting out of bed, i severly stubbed my right pinkie toe on a suitcase that was in the middle of my bedroom floor. you all know how bad it hurts and how it lasts forever, right? it is still puffy and sore. ANYWAY, this afternoon i ran to 7-11 to get a coke and as i was walking back in the door, i stepped wrong on my left foot and it twisted. unfortunately my pinkie toe on my left foot did not twist with it and OH MY GOODNESS it hurts so bad. i don't know how to tell if it is broken and i have always heard that even if it is there is nothing you can do about it but after i sat in the floor and cried for minute (or ten), i tried to stand, can't apply pressure and can't move it without major pain. UGGGHHHHH. why do i have to be such a clumsy mess?! guess there goes my big idea of cleaning out my office tonight (whose dumb idea was that anyway?) and getting a pedicure. hobbling to the coach to sulk. but not for long because the 3 day weekend has begun! hope you all have a super fun and safe (be careful walking out there) holiday weekend~

Monday, May 23, 2011


while travelling for work last week i got the following fortune out of a fortune cookie at dinner:

"you will soon emerge victorious from the maze you've been travelling in."

is it sad how much i have taken this to heart and how many times i have re-read this small piece of paper that now resides in my wallet? i think not :)

nothing better than...

...after a long, stressful week away and a day that just would not quit, getting to snuggle this beautiful boy for a couple of hours on a monday night. i love you sweet crosby~

Sunday, May 8, 2011

new look

i finally did it. i finally figured out how to change the background on my blog. no more boring, depressing grey. obviously not the smartest cookie since it took me ages to find the pictures....whatever.
anyway, now that i know how, the look will probably be changing alot. it is so hard to decide and i haven't even had time to look through all of the options. thank you jessica for instructions and tips!

happy mother's day!

thank you mom for taking the time to build a family that we are all proud to be a part of and love very much. thank you for supporting me and listening to me and not judging me. thank you for loving me. happy mother's day, i love you~

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