Monthly Archives: June 2009

Jon- the miracle

He’s so rad & has the most unbelievable story to tell.

Check out the story that Fox Sports West did on Jon.

He has so many angels in the sky… from Nick, Courtney, Henry as well as Devin.  That’s one crazy army of a support team looking out for him.

The Gray Area

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I’ve always been someone who is so excited to grow up. Graduating high school, I was so excited to start something new and be done with the past. Graduating college, I was so excited to start my job and be self sufficient. Even each birthday, I’ve been ecstatic for the next year and the new number that was assigned to me. I’ve never complained about growing up and actually meant it (sure, learning to pay all of your bills and having to call your insurance company to understand why random rates go up and fight to get them back down- sucks- but still, it’s a new obstacle and I feel accomplished and a little more free once I am done).

One thing that is starting to freak me entirely out, though, is the amount of gray area that exists in life. I’ve always been (to a fault) a very realistic and matter-of-fact kind of person. I always figured things were black or white. You either did this, or you did that. You either felt this, or your felt that. You do this to achieve that, and then that will happen next. You have two options, A. or B. Pick one and you’ll get that result. Bull Shit. Life is full of unexplainable, frustrating, confusing, irritating and down right ridiculous- gray areas. I know this is well-known information to the world (life is hard- cry about it) but I’m so bothered and upset with it all. I can’t control the gray area. I don’t know how to fix the gray areas. I don’t know what the hell to do with the gray area. Quite frankly, the gray areas scare the shit out of me and give me intense anxiety. Things aren’t easy (duh), but no matter how much control you take of your life, every single thing you do has the possibility of an unforeseen outside being sneaking in and throwing your black and white through a mixing bowl and turning your perfectly pure black and white piles into a million shades of gray.

Sunday Seven #1

“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.  And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.”  Genesis 2:2-3

While I don’t have the entire world to look at with pride and a sense of accomplishment, I do think He was on to something with taking the seventh day to look at everything and reflect.  So now, I’m going to start a Sunday Seven.  Seven things that I am either grateful for, happy about, obsessed with, anything that is sparking my attention at this point in time.  I’m not sure how long I’ll keep this going, but I figured I may as well start now.

Sunday Seven

7.1

1.  Fireworks- I am so so so excited that the 4th of July is right around the corner.  I can’t tell you how much I love fireworks.  The 4 year old in my nearly jumps out of my chest.

2.  Movie Nights in with wine (and with him)

3.  Candles- right now loving glade candles

4.  McDonald’s vanilla soft serve ice cream cones  (I hadn’t had one of these  in years… I rediscovered them last weekend… seriously underrated, they’re amazing!  And they’re only about 150 calories!)

5.  Baseball games + our one sports rivalry

6.  Beautiful sunsets over the ocean

7.  Enjoying a wonderful meal outside on a beautiful day

Another Wall

Hi life,wall

You’ve thrown worse at me- stronger, harder and more painful walls then this one.  So, I’m going to figure out how to make this new wall a positive thing as well.  I’m going to figure out how to get around it a better person than I was when I reached it.  I’m going to figure out how to fix all the things that I can control and ignore the things I can not.   I’m going to be grateful for the opportunity and challenge that I’m being given.   I’m not going to freak the heck out (although my vision of a freak out was absolutely hilarious).  Another wall…. and another plan to run through, over or around it.  Thanks for keeping me on my toes life.

Sincerely,

HB

Another day with CB

Dear Boss (CB) Willy, you are insane!

CB[2:59 PM]:
I’m so bloated heather
CB [2:59 PM]:
I had to unbutton my pants
CB [2:59 PM]:
I hate being a fatty
CB[3:00 PM]:
I’m like Willy
CB[3:00 PM]:
you know, from Free Willy?
CB[3:00 PM]:
call me Willy from now on
CB[3:00 PM]:
that’s all I’ll respond to

shamu

 

I should let you know that this boss of mine… the woman that the men in Chiat call “Unicorn” is probably about 110 pounds and half of that weight is in her chest. Oh, and she had a baby four months ago. If youare Willy… what does that make me? Shamu?!

Happy Father’s Day

I found this ad awhile ago and have had it saved on my desktop. Not sure where I found it… but oh man, amazing.

advert

Friday Morning

Me [9:00 AM]:
dear two bottles of red wine
Me [9:00 AM]:
you win.
JD[9:12 AM]:
ha ha
JD[9:12 AM]:
dear apple danish and coffee+cookie this morningdorsey
JD [9:12 AM]:
you win.

Oh I’m going to miss this guy! He’s leaving agency life and LALAland. Headed home to NOLA to start a new adventure. Super excited to share it all with you once he gets in on the ground and running!