Saturday Six #29

I am feeling a bit tired today so Saturday Six will only be four.  I am still trying to catch up on a long trip home from Orcas Island on Monday and a very busy work week.  So without further delay, here are my picks for this week. [1] I have already written about the fact that I can't say good-bye, but I really how Keith of Traveling Savage shared his philosophy on being the goodbye traveler.  … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #28

Happy Saturday! If you are a cycling fan, the Tour de France starts today and you can admire the lovely French scenery as they broadcast the race, that's my favorite part! I am enjoying a 4-day weekend.  Yesterday was my off-Friday and I have Monday off for the 4th of July holiday - it's a pont (bridge) as they would say in France!  To take advantage of the four days off,  my hubby and I are … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #27

When I look over my selections this week for Saturday Six I see two themes: love/marriage and etiquette.  I didn't plan it that way.  Throughout the week as I read your many, many blog posts (I have over 300 blogs in my reader), I copy the urls of those that really stick with me into a draft post. Then on Saturday, I look at my draft and see what I have added. Sometimes there is a pattern, … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #24

Can I just say that it is incredibly hard to find a picture of six mochi?  It is not a very popular number in Asian culture, so I couldn't find any photos with six in them!  So I went with rice which is the key ingredient in mochi instead.  Why do I have mochi on the brain? Well it is really two people's fault, you'll have to check out this week's Saturday Six #3 to find out. You can definitely … [Read more...]

How My Version of Eat Changed My Life

Eat Pray Love details the journey that Elizabeth Gilbert took to discover just exactly who she was.  For as long as she could remember, her life had become melded with those of the men she shared her life with.  Somewhere along the way she lost track of who she really was and decided to embark on a mission to reclaim her life. Whereas I don't think I had quite lost myself to the depths that … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #18

You know what happens when I take a mini-blogcation? I get to read more blogs! So of course this week's Saturday Six isn't six, it's seven. But you have come to expect that from me, right? I actually had more but wanted to be reasonable and not make this post too long.  So here goes: [1] I discovered this wonderful new blog from someone who lives in the Pays Basque region of France.  It is an … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #16

Nearly the end of March? Unbelievable.  I have not seen this month at all.  A sign that there are too many things going on and some adjustments will need to be made. Do you do that? Take stock on a frequent basis to make sure that the things you do are meaningful and bring value to your life?  If not, you should.  Life is not a junket organized to the infinitesimal detail but rather a safari. We … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #13

Had a crazy week this week and next won't be any calmer. I was in training to finish a certification I have been trying to complete for nearly two years. All the while also keeping up on work emails and tweeting for my company. Needless to say, I did not have much time for reading all your lovely blog posts in my reader as I was catching up on other things in the evening. None-the-less, I still … [Read more...]

The Big Reveal

I have been very conscientious about having photos of myself on the internet.  I use an avatar everywhere.  I don't add photos to Facebook and I don't have photos of myself or my husband on this blog.  For me it has been a matter of privacy. Sort of, despite the fact that I am an avid user of social media, it was the last bastion of my inner world. Of course, I don't go around with a bag on my … [Read more...]

Saturday Six #10

Wow, this week just flew by! I am not sure if was catch-up from Blissdom or the fact that I am transitioning into a new role at work, but in either case, we are Saturday again!  It is a 3-day weekend for me and we are heading out for a weekend away. Only problem is it coincides with Valentine's Day which means that finding something to eat on Sunday is going to be outrageous. I am thinking of … [Read more...]