Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Feeling a bit patriotic...

So it's early July. I look at my life goals (the 101 list), my work goals, my personal goals and realize I haven't really gotten anything accomplished. The year is now officially half over, and for the life of me I can't really remember anything that I've done this year. For this same excuse, it's why I have yet to do Rakesh and I's 7Th year anniversary scrapbook pages (To my recollection we didn't do much last year). Our anniversary is Feb 15. I suppose I could rifle through the pictures I have, but I never seem to get around to it. Slacker much? Yeah, I think so too. lol

I read other people's blogs and they seem to have figured out how to lead the less hectic lifestyle. I think their technique is a schedule. I need a schedule. I used to be adamant about what time everything was happening but since I started dating fly-by-the-seat-of your-pants-Rakesh all of that has gone out the window. I will get back to my old self. That was a good quality I had. I need to be my old self in that regard.

Anyhow, that was just a bit of my mid year ramblings.

And now onto a brief synopsis of my 4th of July holiday:

July 1st - I was officially promoted to Senior Staff. So hooray to that!

Friday started a bit rough-- It rained a lot in Houston and the roads to home made my journey impossible and tiresome. I didnt get to go out like I had planned but I did get to have a sit down dinner with my Mom. So I lost one thing but gained another.

Saturday was nice. Woke up, did some scrapbooking, spent the day with Lauren, Regina, Leo and Rakesh. We went shopping for jewelry for my soon-to-be-stylish niece, bought lots of spices for Indian food, and walked through IKEA. I got to straighten some things out with one of the many unnecessarily complicated relationships in my life. I watched the fight with the Bhattacharya's and got a KICK out of Shuvir. (He was very excitable during his first ever UFC fight.)

Sunday- Spent part of the day at Auntie Ann's. She made a TON of food. Everything tasted great! Later went to Freedom Over Texas in downtown Houston. It was an awesome show despite the fact they lost a lot of fireworks on Friday because of the rain.

Monday - I didn't have to go to work so I ran errands and did chores around the apartment, watched movies with Rakesh and spent most of the day relaxing (well, as relaxed as you can be spending an entire day cleaning and running errands).

Thinking about the 4th, I just want to remark that I never cease to feel patriotic about the country we live in. I will be the first to admit that this place is not perfect by any means. In some regards, I'd dare say it's not even close. But here in this country, I find my pride in the amazing growth we've made throughout our history; how we as a people can come together all on one day and find the good in one another and celebrate, side by side, each other, our history and our future. It amazes me. It truly does. And more than anything I feel blessed to have those among us that would willingly step forward and face the challenge of protecting these moments for me and for all of us. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and celebrated with loved ones. I hope it was fun and you made memories to be cherised for a lifetime.