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Not quite under the wire

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In which I fall asleep and miss writing my blog post   But this is still my day 4 entry for Holidailies and it’s still December 4 someplace (California). And it’s a short one about good days and gratitude. So, a few things… Last night I noticed a whole bunch of extra money in my bank account and thought for certain an error had been made and I’d been paid twice. This morning I sent an email to make sure …

Movie Musical Traditions…

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In which I watch The Wiz Live (slightly delayed) and reminisce about movie musicals…   I have this ability to retain songs and song lyrics in my head. Particularly from musicals. It’s become something of a party trick, being quizzed to see if I know the words to a specific song from a specific musical.  If you know me at all, you know I’m a musical theater geek. A part of myself that I happily embrace. I was the kid dancing …

Two birds, one stone…

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  Or how I wrote a blog post and made some earrings in one evening…   So, I’ve been pretty prolific with making jewelry elements in my porcelain jewelry class. So, I’ve made a lot of stuff. Now I guess I have to actually make some stuff out of this stuff. #porcelain #jewelry #instajewelry #jewelrydesigner #jewelrydesign #jewelrygram #stuff A photo posted by Julie Blutstein (@girlingotham) on Nov 22, 2015 at 9:02pm PST   On the other hand, I’ve fallen down …

So, here we go…

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Top 10 Realizations that have resulted from deciding to participate in Holidailies on December 1st at 11pm…   I have not written a personal blog post in years…seriously, years. I think the last time I wrote a personal blog post may have actually been the last time I did Holidailies. So, December 2012? Where has the time gone? When you manage an online community for a living, managing your own blog(s) seems like something you should probably pay attention to, …

A new day…

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A lazy New Year’s Day, sort of.  Up early and then read for a while before falling back to sleep until about 11:30am.  Spoke to my sister and then up and hanging out doing a lot of nothing today with Gen.  Somewhere about 2pm I started making zucchini pancakes — my mom’s recipe — and one of my favorite holiday traditions.  They are absolutely delicious, but I forgot just how much work they are.  I had intended to shred the …

Tipsy…

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Have I mentioned that I’m a lightweight who doesn’t drink much?  This is why.  It’s New Year’s.  The ball just dropped, I’m half way through a large glass of champagne (actually prosecco), full up on pasta and lots of sweets.  And I’m a wee might tipsy. I spent the evening with Gen and our friend Jim and we laughed through the evening.  We mocked Jenny McCarthy’s plastic surgery (what is with that?), Taylor Swift’s singing, laughed along with the best …

Nothin’ doin’…

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Amazing how on a day you do practically nothing, there isn’t much to write about (also, nothing gets done).  Today I’d intended to clean, clean, clean.  I know, it’s a surprise, I procrastinated another day away.  But, I have a good excuse.  It’s a woman thing.   And so I spent most of the day doing a lot of nothing.  I took some ibuprofin.  I watched On the Case with Paula Zahn on Invesitigation Discovery.  I watched a couple episodes …

An Ode to Moderation…

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I’ll let you in on a little secret (that isn’t really one): I have a problem with chocolate.  Screw alcohol and drugs, give me chocolate every single time.  You think I’m joking, but I have literally sat in my apartment late at night and spent hours having a conversation back and forth in my head about whether or not I should go out to Duane Reade and pick up a bag of Hershey’s Kisses or Rolos or Riesen.  Fortunately, inertia …

I wish…

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I’m using a Holidailies prompt today, which is, “What do you wish had happened in 2012, that didn’t?”  It’s actually easier to think about the things I wish hadn’t happened in 2012, but I do try not to think about my life in terms of regrets or wishes for things that had or hadn’t happened. I’m not a “everything happens for a reason” girl.  I don’t think of  my life in terms of fate or destiny, but you can’t really …

Planned Inertia…

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I planned today as a day of very little.  It’s almost too easy to do, but I sort of knew that I wasn’t going to be productive today before I went to bed last night.  The good news is, I don’t seem to have had a return of the deep dark depression that followed my Thanksgiving sojourn. I caught up on some DVRed and on demand TV (those Real Housewives are not very nice to each other and the food …