March 8, 2010

Monday Inspiration

Last night was the Academy Award Night aka Oscars Night.
For years it's a ritual of mine to watch it - no matter where I am on this planet.
We used to dress up on Sunday night and watch it with little appetizers and such. That was all back in the day when I lived closer to the big event and when time wasn't a big issue. Not so over here. I worked till 11pm and by the time I got home I was exhausted but still determined to stay awake. And I did. From the beginning till the end...it was nice. Not spectacular or overly great or whatever...just nice. My eyes barely stayed open (just imagine me lying on the sofa in my PJ's *so much for the dress ritual* and a huge cup of hot tea, three blankets wrapped around and the TV right in front of me)...it was 1am till 5.30am. YUP. Insane I know. But okay. It's my ritual and I did it. :) I will not be talking about the dresses or the winners as so many of you already have. All I'm gonna say is that I wish I'd look half as pretty and elegant as Helen Mirren did last night. She was my absolute favorite of all. Yes, I admit it...she's no young actress and definitely not one of those "well-known kinds" but to me she pulled it off with her dress and grace. :)

Today I woke up quite early...thinking of when I went to bed. BUT I have to be back at work this afternoon so there's no real time to sleep in and relax. Hopefully I can find my make-up skills somewhere and make me look fresh and happy and all. Right now I look pale. Booh. Might also be the lack of sun we're getting here. This got me thinking a lot...I'm a lot happier when the sun's out. Sure, everyone is...we discovered this a long time ago. However, I truly believe I am a totally different person when the sun's out and shining...I'm more relaxed, energized, open to everything and everyone, full of ideas, dreams, and just happy. Some say the winter blues hits a lot of people and I believe that. I just discovered that I am a summer person...to me it could be summer all year long. Not hot summer but just mild and wonderful summer...75 degrees every single day, max. 80 degrees...a mild breeze from time to time...almost blue sky and the sun right there looking down and smiling for about 10 hours or so. :D Nothing against that. So I conclude...I live in the wrong part of the world, wrong time anyway, and just will make myself miserable the longer I try to do what I think is best when I know exactly that what I think is best is wrong and that I just deny what's good for me. This sentence makes a lot more sense when you can feel what I've been feeling. Needless to say, I'm gonna try and change lots of things. Yes, I know I've been talking about this for so long it sickens me. However, it is always easier said than done. Plus, sudden changes scare me so I'm trying to stay cool and take it day by day...slowly.

Ok, I wanted to make this short...I am exhausted and my soup's ready...great lunch. Really. The only decent meal I get to eat today. Just awful. Very unhealthy too. Oh well.

So, I wanted to wrap this up today...with pictures of course...and hopefully these will not only inspire me but also you. Happy Monday everyone!!!!! Hope you had an awesome weekend and an even greater start into the new week!!!

 
 
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AND...I wanted to shout out a very happy birthday to one of my oldest friends. We've known each other for 23 years and it's been a blast!!!!! Love her and am so thankful for having her in my life. She's always been like my older sister (even though we're only a few months apart) and therefore family to me. Happy Birthday Girl...have a blast and I'll be thinking of you...so sorry I can't celebrate with ya today. But I told ya on the phone a few minutes ago...we'll celebrate later!!!! For sure!!!!  Love ya!!!

Happy Monday.

xoxo

12 comments :

Juliana said...

I LOVE watching the Oscars and so want to dress up next year--I could barely stay awake and I watched it at the normal time. Best and worst dressed?

xoxoKrysten said...

Hehe, I love that "I caught the sun" picture. So cute!

Swissy said...

the sun today was great but the cooooold "Bise" brrrr...freezing. i heard the rest of the week won't be as nice as today :( awful.
can't wait for spring!

Annie said...

just keep taking things day by day hun :)
i didn't watch the oscars but i've been looking at the dress photos today, there are so many pretty ones!
i hope you are having a great day!!

Mara said...

oh I love that you dressed up for your Academy Award party! I want to do that next year too! Such great inspiring pictures. Thanks Selma!

samnhal said...

I love what sunshine does for my mood too. It just makes me energized and motivated. Bah, I've been so unmotivated this winter. We have this cool thing called a go light. It's for seasonal mood disorder. It emits the type of light given by the sun, that you can't get from a light bulb, so it's supposed to help your mood. Maybe it would help during the dark Europe winters.

OceanDreams said...

Wow those are some late hours for you for The Oscars, way to stay up and watch them! I think the sun should help for sure and maybe some exercise? Keep looking up love!

Savvy Gal said...

I love the sun picture. so cool.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I always watch the Oscars! Maybe next year I'll dress up.

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Katie said...

happy birthday to your friend!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I was on a plane so missed the Oscars - boo!

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