Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy V-Day

Happy V-Day!
Before i proceed with my annual "things i love" post in honor of V Day.......Do you remember my wonderful patient who told me to "marry for love" last year?  The Heme-Onc lady who died only 2 days after her 40th birthday, who imparted some relationship wisdom only a few days before she passed away....  Well, i had forgotten about her until yesterday when i saw her name and wow- these memories of an ill woman sharing wisdom with me on her death brought me to tears.  12 months ago she told me this: "Here is my advice.  Marry for love.  Don't marry for money.  Don't marry beneath you. Marry for love."  I loved how frankly honest she was with me and her words were something that kept me going when i didn't think that i would make it through the year.......and what a challenging 12 months it has been.

We all know that i am not a big fan of Valentine's Day...or that i have been lucky in love for pretty much my 34 years of life.....but i am sharing with you the things that i love, that make me happy, that keep me going.

 <3  Things i love  <3

The Taco Bell commercial with Notorious B.I.G in Spanish (from the Super Bowl).....
........freaking genius..... and you still sing along, even though the lyrics are in Spanish. 

The time when the rain ends and the sun starts shinning, and you know your shoes are saved. :)

When the hot tub is full and warm and inviting.....and i have a bottle of Prosecco and my ipod.  I really love love love this.

To live by this: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."  Albert Einstein

Watching movie trailers ( it)

The unconditional love of my puppies (again, yes, they love me) even though Leia likes to eat my leather couch....still....they love me regardless of.....well, me.

The smell of other people's coffee in the morning, which smells delicious but i have no desire to drink it!  Hand me my Diet Dew please!!!

Eleanor Roosevelt.  It has been a rough year, both personally and professionally.  As i start a new chapter after i end my marriage and graduate, i will always remember this quote.

When clothing stores mention me on Facebook......retail therapy has been very helpful this year......and given the fact that work keeps me busy, busy, my therapy can continue through shopping online.....

Zombie Valentines!


On another side note-  I always give Taylor a present for V-Day each year, and this year besides the candy, gum, and of course Reeces Peanut Butter Cups, i gave her two movies- The Breakfast Club and 16 Candles.  Two movies that she hasn't seen before......and i am so excited to introduce her to these movies.  16 Candles is my favorite movie ever (although Pitch Perfect is now competing for the prize) and i just love this coming of age movie where geeks rule and Jake Ryan is the ultimate heart throb.  <3

Well, Happy Valentines Day everyone!  Wear red today in honor of the day (as per my request from my patient yesterday!).  xox