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Stuff I’m Reading & 3 Quotes

Abundance took me on quite a journey over the past 24 hours.  And while I’m still gathering my thoughts on what happened and what was said, I know that I was honest, told the best truth I know, and loved as openly as I could.  And that’s exactly what I hope for.  And maybe tomorrow I’ll know how it all turns out, but probably not.  This life’s a journey and I’m all about going along for this ride.

So for now, Eryn Says. . . enjoy a little bit of reading and inspiration.

15 Surfire Ways to Impress Others | via Becoming Minimalist

I Am | via the amazing Kelly Hampton of Enjoying the Small Things

The Expectations Trap | via Psychology Today

I love the show In Plain Sight.  I don’t know who writes the closing monologue that character Mary Shannon delivers, but they are brilliant.  Here are two of my favorites from Season 3 Episode 10 called “Her Days are Numbered.”

“I need you to trust me.  I know it’s not easy, it’s a gamble, everything is.  I think you should gamble on me. . . I might not be the best person, but I’m a good bet.”

“Trust anything, your family, your instincts, the dim witted anger on the 10:00 news, it’s all a gamble with plenty of promises and no guarentees.  But I’m finding the longer I live, no matter how often I fall on my face, that folding’s for losers; winners take hits.  Call it going all in.  Call it rolling the dice.  Screw hedging your bets.  Bluff, raise, call, stand.  Again and again and again.”

And then one from Ali Edwards, taken from her first video in her Yesterday & Today course.

“Our lives are imperfect.
Our pasts are imperfect.
Our handwriting is imperfect.
Our glue is imperfect.
Our photos and memoires are imperfect.
Everything about our lives is imperfect.  And that is perfectly ok.
It’s something we all share that makes us human, allows us to support one another, thereby enriching the totality of life experience.”

Today Eryn Is…

Reading – Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky

Watching – Royal Pains

Writing – Letters of Recommendation

Enjoying – the cold weather

Excited for – a Christmas dinner at Dozen Bake Shop this Friday!

Gratitude Journal

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

  • Masterpiece Mysteries new Sherlock Holmes production on PBS.  It’s a great modern twist on classic characters.  Thanks N* for telling me about it!
  • My Job – so thankful I get sick time compensation.  On days like today, where I really wasn’t feeling too hot, I can take off and focus on feeling better, not on how much pay I’m losing by lying on the couch.
  • My friend Rob is coming to town tomorrow!  Lunch and shopping at the Waterfront will be so much fun!
  • Naps
  • My blog and this gratitude project.  It would be so easy to get sucked into Christmas this week.  So many people are already working on decorations and making plans for Christmas.  I’m glad I’m grounded in this project, and know that all my good ideas for next month will still be here after Thanksgiving.

Alton Brown Tribute ~ Recipe Page

Romancing the Bird – Thanksgiving With Alton Brown

These recipes are a sure fire way to a good Thanksgiving meal.  Not too fancy, not too difficult.  Check it out!  And if you have a chance to watch the entire Romancing the Bird Episode this year, don’t miss it!

I’ve created a playlist with the 4 parts of the show from youtube here!

Sweet Corn Bread Pudding Video

Sweet Corn Bread Pudding Recipe

Good Eats Roast Turkey Videos

Good Eats Roast Turkey Recipe

Tart Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Gratitude Journal

Sunday, November 21, 2010

  • I had a wonderful time at the opera today.  It’s pretty great to have an opera buddy, and I’m thankful to have a group of friends with diverse interests.  There’s always someone up for doing something fun!
  • Bonds that link old friends over great time and space.  I’m thinking about you L* and know good things are closer than they might seem.
  • Inspiring scrapbookers.  After checking out this blog, A Perfectly Imperfect Life, I was inspired to start my paper scrapbooking project that will reflect some of the thoughts from this online space.
  • So grateful to be able to live in the moment.  I’m present: right here, right now, today.   As relationships develop, being in the moment becomes so important.  And I’m glad that even though I’m looking ahead, I haven’t lost sight of today.
  • The TV Show In Plain Sight.  I don’t know how much of the show’s tone comes from Mary McCormack’s influence, but I really like the show’s perspective on life, friendship, and relationships.