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Well hello, 2013!


It’s 2013.  Wow.  Children being born this year will not graduate high school until 2031.  Doesn’t that make you want to curl up in a ball somewhere?  When did we get so old??

Initech is dragging me down this week, I’m sad to say.  Everyone has the flu at work, I think it’s only a matter of time until I do too.  My coworkers think I’m crabby now, just wait until they see me super sick too. 😦

The being said, my.alphabet.adventure is on standby this weekend, while I see how my health shapes up.  If it’s possible I’d still love to go, but there’s no way I’m going to risk infecting other people, or delaying my recovery, just for a blog.  I love you guys, but not that much!!!

So consider this weekend a “maybe”.  If I don’t get out, it will probably be rescheduled for the following weekend, Initech allowing, of course 🙂  Lord knows my job is more important than anything else I could ever hope to do in my life!!

Stay warm out there, readers.  It’s freezing here in the Burgh.





It’s been a roller coaster of a few months for me.  Let’s be honest, these past few months my life has take a turn on its head.  I started and successfully ran/run a Quidditch League.  I decided to open a bakery.  I’ve sat for state health exams, decorating classes, and business law courses.  I’ve gain new friends, and lost old ones.  I’ve started not one, but two blogs, and have sold several hundreds of dollars of baked goods.  I’m evolving.

Through these ups and downs of the past few months, though, it’s easy for me to lose sight of all that I do have.  Sometimes it’s easier to sit and sulk about what I don’t have, starting with a million dollars and ending with a better nail file (seriously, am I destined to always purchase crappy nail files??)  I think that’s the whole “American Dream” curse, where I look at all the things others around me have, and forget to be thankful what I do have.  Am I rich, and debt free, and working my dream job, and married to Kris Letang, and the mother of 12 Asian babies?  No, I’m not.  And sometimes it’s easy to look at that and say, enough, my life sucks, and give up. But that’s not fair.  It’s not right.  And today, of all days, it’s not something I want to do.

Instead, I sit here tonight thankful for all I do have.  I could make a list, but I’m sure you’ve heard most of it, friends, family, health, etc.  I’m thankful I have the chance to voice my thankfulness in a blog that so many of you, for reasons unknown to me, still want to read.  I’m thankful that tomorrow I will spend Thanksgiving Day with some of my family and friends who are as near and dear to me as family.  I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to give thanks.

This blog has been about me growing, about me learning more about myself.  Over these past 5 months, I have learned a lot about myself.  I’ve learned I like to be crazy, and sometimes I blurt out the first thing that comes to my mind.  I’ve learned I’m stronger than I give myself credit for, and am bound and determined to meet goals that I set for myself.  I’ve learned to let my hair down, kick off my shoes, relax, and simply be me.

One of my favorite Bible verses that I had to memorize when I was young is Psalm 107:1 — Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever. (How many of you are signing that song right now?  Giiiiiiive thaaaaaaaaaaaaanks, give thaaaaaaaaaaanks)  Today I give thanks not only to Him, but to the blessings He has bestowed upon me, the big ones I think about every day, down to the littlest of blessing I probably don’t even notice.  Maybe that nail file is simply a blessing in disguise.  Positive spin!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Blessings and safe travels for you and your families.  Take a minute this weekend, during the holiday madness, and think about the smallest blessing you have in your life.  Be thankful even for that!


Launching Tonight!


I know I said no more bakery posts, but I can’t help myself, I’m so excited!!!

We are finally launching our fundraising campaign tonight, and all I can say is its about time!! This has been more than a month in planning. I’m excited to see what happens. I hope this helps to spread the word about our bakery and raise some money for our bakery business.

Check my bakery blog tonight for ordering information. Or comment below!!


Yay Christmas!!

Build Lis a Bakery


Last bakery post on here, I promise…

I’ve moved all my baking hopes and dreams to a new blog, and I hope you’ll hop on over there after you’re done reading this.  I’m hoping to keep people up to date on my baking business as we start out together!

You can click here to find my new blog. Or just go to http://www.buildlisabakery.blogspot.com.

See you there soon!  And see you back here even sooner!!


Next Week: D is for Dance and Dine


Back from my almost week-long hiatus.  Blame Initech and their ability to make my life a living hell.  I don’t really want to talk about work, but let me be honest and candid with the faithful blog readers I have: if you know of a job in the Pittsburgh area, let me know.  IMMEDIATELY!

So this week has been awful.  That kind of week where you either want to kick a small child (I don’t think I will ever be allowed to legally reproduce) or break down on the couch with Ben and Jerry’s Half-Baked, the Notebook, and your favorite gal pals.  I’ve teetered both directions this week.

Luckily, next week I’ll be back with a brand new post: D is for Dance and Dine.  That’s right, I’m gonna bust my move.  Well no, I’m gonna shake.  Shake my groove thing.

There’s a band in Pittsburgh known as Dancing Queen.  I’ve never heard of them, but see them for a concert, I will.  They are a 70s and 80s tribute band.  You know, two decades I really experienced first-hand.  My experience of the 1980s revolved around cribs, diapers, Seasame Street and preschool.  I’m not what you’d call “well-versed” in the 80s world.

But, oddly enough, this is where my life is taking me.  One foot in front of the other, Day. One step at a time.

Sidebar: I have been listening to 90s music all week at work.  What an amazing decade for music.  I’m not just talking about Nsync, BSB, Hanson, and NKOTB (though they do count).  I had Third Eye Blind on repeat today for awhile.  (Did not realize THOSE were the lyrics to Semi-Charmed Life when I was 10)  Followed by some old school Weezer, it’s Buddy Holly’s birthday after all.  TLC’s Scrubs, R Kelly’s Bump and Grind, Spice Up Your Life by the fabulous Spice Girls.  WHY ARE THERE NO 90s COVER BANDS?!?!?!? My generation feels so neglected.  Let’s start one!  Oh, C could be for Cover Band.  The Hootie Matthews Project?  Weezing Pumpkins?  Or some acronym a la boy bands.  Music of the Nineties are Kick Ass: MONAKA.  Boom.  Cover band name done.  Who’s in?

So this is my life.  Dreaming up 90s cover band names in my room on a Friday while the tv blares in the back round.  What do you mean, I’m part of the over stimuli-zed generation?  My cell phone is on its charger right now, thank you very much!

I’m switching some letters around.  You’ll hear about this soon.  Maybe this weekend if I can get my act together.  It’s a pretty big deal, to be honest.  I will be setting foot on a holy ground that I have not seen in over 9 long years.  Get ready.

See you soon.  Happy weekend!!


P.S. A friend of mine (don’t ask how, the 100 degrees it takes to link her to me up are ridiculous) is going to be studying in Rome this semester.  I am mucho jealous, as that is where I fell in love with Italy.  She’s going through the same college program I went through, and I know she’ll love it.  If you’d like to read about Rome, stalk random people you’ve never met, or finally find out if they do make teaberry gelatto, give her blog a glance.  Or two.  Buona fortuna, Amy!