Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I look forward to Thanksgiving every year. It's my favorite holiday and not just because I get to eat dishes that I only eat this time of year, it's about reconnecting with family and friends. I have the down time to reflect on what I'm truly thankful for and count my blessings.

This year's turkey day celebration will take me to Atlanta where I get spend time with my bestie Nat. Since she has relocated to Atlanta, I only get to see her a couple times a year, if I'm lucky. This is a special Thanksgiving for her because it will be the first in her new home.

Many of you will hit the road today or tomorrow and head to your holiday destinations, some of you will be hosting family and friends, and others will be welcomed guests.

Thank you for sharing and participating in my "Thankful and Giving"challenge and reading my blog. I wish each of you a safe, relaxed, and Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bring on the Weekend

As this week comes to a close, Kim Kardashian's latest magazine cover remains this week's celebrity hot topic. She claimed to "Break the Internet." I thought her butt selfie a year ago made my jaw drop. She manages to top that. Even The View's Rosie O'Donnell weighed in and came to her defense. While I get Rosie's point that if she had that body she would do the cover, however, I wonder how much of it is actually her body. Thanks to Photoshop, graphic designers and magazine editors can make even imperfect celebrities have the perfect smile, teeth, and body. Kim's skin is glistening a little to much for my taste. Feel me? My mother also used to tell me, "Just because you can doesn't mean you should."

I have to say this week feels much better than last week. I got four work out days of the gym in. I finally began chipping away at revising a script (as of last night 15 pages) and am currently reading Toy Story 3. In order to stay on track with my writing I'm writing 30 minutes a night and reading 30 minutes a night.

I don't even mind that it snowed a bit overnight although I was hoping it wouldn't hit until next month. Oh well.

Not sure about the rest of you, but I'm ready for the weekend and looking forward to it. Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to see Sacred Heart's High School's production of Singing in the Rain. Elizabeth, the young high school student I started mentoring this summer is performing in the production that will take stage at the Shubert Theater. I'm looking forward to it, it makes me nostalgic and brings back fond memories of when I performed in Cabaret for my senior class play. I still have the VHS of the performance.

The countdown to Thanksgiving has officially begun, which brings me to my Thankful and Giving Challenge. Take it if you have a social media account. Lets spread some positivity.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thankful and Giving Challenge

Happy Friday folks. I'm pleased to be kicking this blog off with a challenge to each of you. Don't we all have something or someone we are thankful for? As we approach Thanksgiving I thought it would be nice to share what we are thankful for or how we give back to our communities. At work I kicked off a "Thankful and Giving Challenge"campaign with the Aetna University community and now I'm sharing it with you.

Check out my video and I challenge you to share what you're thankful for or how you give back to the community. I also encourage you to share this challenge with your family, friends and colleagues. Lets have fun with this and have a great weekend!