Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day!

No, I'm not wearing green today and luckily, I haven't been pinched for it ;)

Dr. Webb has been in Florida for Spring Break and I was hoping for a slow week to try to get some extra stuff taken care of but no such luck...The phones have still been ringing and there is so much to catch up on that I didn't realize how far behind I had gotten. The practice has gotten so much busier than it was when I first started a year an a half ago.

So, what else has been going on?

I have hired a professional organizer come in to help me organize my craft studio. Her name is Terri Sullivan and can I just say, what a gift to have her here! I have been trying for the longest time to get things organized so I can have friends over to create and perhaps pursue some type of crafty business. My problem is that I get so far and then get stuck. I can't figure out exactly how the space can work best for me. Plus, I start pulling out all my paints, beads, paper and instead of organizing, I want to play! Then the space ends up a huge mess again and I'm back to square one. So far we have managed to sort things into categories and I'm trying to go through and purge things I don't need, don't want or don't work any more. That is going to take a little time but I am totally committed! I can hardly wait until it is finished. And yes, I will show pictures when it is done.

Lets see, what else has been going on?
Doug and I saw "Tuna Does Vegas" at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center with Frank & Tonya last week.
Doug and I set up a meeting between the doctors we both work for and had dinner at In The Raw South. Very productive meeting and everyone left happy so definitely a success.
I went to the CMSA meeting at an event center in Tulsa that had all these old advertisement signs. It was kind of weird, sort of like stepping back in time - the event was great for networking and I met some very interesting people.
I took a drive to Oklahoma City to pick up my Business taxes and to get them filed and to be sure my accountant had all the paperwork he needed to do our personal taxes. I'm glad it is all in his hands now - just hoping that we don't *owe* any money this year. I *HATE* the preparation for taxes. Every year I'm so mad at myself for not staying on top of it all year long so it isn't a huge job come tax time and every year I do the same thing of neglecting it until the very last minute. If I keep doing the same thing I'm going to keep getting the same results - duh!
Finally, I'm seriously contemplating closing my law practice. Yep, just don't enjoy it anymore so I'm thinking of some major changes coming up. I just can't believe how everybody lies! It doesn't matter what type of case it is - people lie. It is amazing to me. It is wearing on my soul and I'm not sure how much more I can take. I'm a happy person and I don't like fighting with people (yeah - I know, then why did I go to Law School?). Let's just say for now, I'm evaluating my options and I'm thinking about moving on from that.

Finally, I'm planning on cooking for Easter this year. Better get to work on the menu. I've invited Doug's mom and sister but nobody has committed to coming so it may be just me & Doug this year.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis Acoustic show

Wow! What a show! Doug bought me tickets for Valentines Day and the concert was last night at the Osage Event Center. We had second row seats which gave us a fabulous view.

I just have to say that these two ladies were fantastic! I have never seen either one in concert before and have several of their CD's. Usually, I don't get too excited about concerts because honestly, the CD usually sounds better that the live performance but not in this case. Both sang many of their older hits along with some new material which was phenomenal! Both of their voices were so clear and so strong - I was just blown away! Can you tell I'm still in awe?

Doug was a trooper and hung around with me after the show to get a couple of autographed pictures. Yay!

After goofing off much of the day yesterday I decided today had to be a little more productive. Although yesterday morning I did manage to clean out the front flower beds and cut back all the overgrown rose bushes and crepe myrtles.

Today, I cleaned our closet, did a bunch of loads of laundry, cleaned the inside of my car, unpacked my Pampered Chef stuff and straightened up the bathroom. Oh yeah, and I spent a couple of hours organizing our stuff to have our personal taxes done. I can't seem to find my closing papers from when I purchased my house in Edmond. I can find the closing documents for I've ever bought or sold but not the purchase documents. Ugggghhhh!!! It's so frustrating. Maybe they will turn up tomorrow. Let's hope!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

More Brave Girls

I just love this picture! This was taken our final night at Brave Girls -can you believe so many beautiful, talented, loving, caring and giving women in one room? My heart is still smiling.
My week spent with these women gave me just what I needed. Time to slow down, create, express myself creatively and emotionally. Time to let go of my worries for a while and be able to see and appreciate all that is beautiful and wonderful in my life. I came home excited but peaceful and serene and with a renewed sense of self, new ideas and a fresh perspective. For all of that I am truly grateful.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Almost spring

It has been such a long and cold winter here in T-town and so it is no surprise that I am eagerly awaiting spring and the warmer temperatures that go along with it. Green grass, flowers, birds singing - I'm ready for all of that.

We need to do some landscaping/gardening in the back yard so I'm formulating my plan. Doug wants a pool and honestly, I want one too but right now I don't think that is the best use of our money. Plus, we have a pretty neighborhood pool not to far away - and we didn't swim in it ONCE last summer. That is a shame. We were both too busy with work during the week and on the weekends, well, its all families and little kids. Plus, I felt a little embarrassed to put on a bathing suit and sit by all of our neighbors. No thank you.

This summer is going to be different. I am going to take the time to enjoy the pool - especially during the week. Nothing more refreshing than a nice swim after a long hot day. Plus, I am on the straight and narrow which means I'm watching what I eat. I'm increasing my fruit and veggie intake, increasing my water intake, increasing my exercise and have set a goal to do the couch potato to 5K program. I want to actually jog a 5k. Doug and I have walked several 5K's but it would be nice to finish in less than the 50 minutes it usually takes us.

We are also planning a veggie garden - lots of tomatoes and some fresh herbs. YUM! And of course there will be flowers. I love flowers. I'm going to plant trees and shrubs and flowering vines - basically anything I can to attract birds and butterflies and hummingbirds.

Last summer I had a flowering hostas and a hummingbird feeder outside my office window and every time a hummingbird would come and take a drink, it would make me so happy! They are such quick little creatures as they go from flower to flower
and then off they go! So sweet.

Well, Doug is at an Eric Clapton concert tonight at the BOK so I'm going to take this opportunity to do a few things around the house to make the rest of my week go more smoothly.