Thursday, December 31, 2009

Well this is it! The last day of 2009!! Best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy 2010!

With love,

Jessica O.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I'm back!

It’s been so long, I know! Too long, in fact. So much has happened. Most notably, Matt and I moved! We are on Cloverdale in Miracle Mile and loving life in our new apartment. Three fabulous friends, Suzan, Peter and Eric, helped us move on what was literally the rainiest day in LA. Such great friends! This first picture is the view of the Hollywood Hills from our bedroom window.
Here are several other highlights since the last time I’ve written:

We saw Christmas Carol in 3-D.

We went to several fabulous holiday parties including a champagne open house at Suzan’s and an intimate dinner party at Steve and Jen’s.

We saw Avitar in 3-D – a must see while it’s in 3-D. A very special film.

We got to meet baby Feldman and spent a Saturday night with Annie, Cortney and the Bartletts.

We went to Portland for Christmas – a classic trip with the Olmons spent eating Swedish traditional smorgasbord on Christmas Eve, reading, watching Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation, eating some more, shopping, cooking, and out to a fabulous dinner at Maggi and Gary’s favorite restaurant in Lake Oswego. We also saw the most amazingly decorated house with Christmas lights. These pictures don’t really do it justice, but it was enchanting. We made multiple drive-bys around the house at night.

So, 2009 is finally coming to an end. The strangest thing is that most people I know (myself included) are happy this year is ending. Is it a bad thing that we want to wish a year away?

For some time now, I’ve been lost in the feelings that life isn’t going the way I want it to. But on Christmas Eve, we sat behind a young woman in a motorized wheelchair at church. The only thing I could think about was how lucky I am that I’m not in her situation. It really made the things that “aren’t going my way” seem small. That inspired me to start some change in my life so that I can start thinking bigger. Thinking about more than the way I wish things were. So, the first big change is that I am going to try 60 days of yoga beginning January 1st. Getting busy thinking about something else! There is a great yoga studio near our apartment, and I’m going to give this a try. For days when I don’t feel like going to the studio or if we have plans in the evening, I have a few DVDs to use in the morning. Matt is on board with me. Between the physical challenge and the mental stimulation, I’m really looking forward to giving this a try. The second is that I am going to take on a major volunteer project. I haven’t decided what it is, but I will write more as soon as I do.

All in all, I am ready for 2010! I have this feeling bubbling up inside that 2010 is going to bring great things. Great change.

Jessica O.