It’s Friday – 10/19/2007 – Revisited

I started this particular blog last October and this was one of my first posts. {It’s not fantastic, but it is what it is}

It’s funny how much changes in a year and how much actually stays the same. What I have gained most from being a part of this bloggy blog world {besides learning more about who I am} is really getting to know all of you wonderful bloggers and I want to thank you for cheering me up when I was down and making me feel really great about myself when my confidence lacked. I hope {via comments} I was able to do the same for you and I hope we can continue to unite each other and strengthen the human bond in these stressful times in our lives {personally and worldly} …even if we never meet in person 🙂

There’s something different today. Maybe it’s because it’s October. Maybe it’s me. It’s very still and quite warm and there’s something eerie in the air. It feels as if someone is watching. I keep looking over my shoulder and into the hallway from my desk in the office, expecting someone to be there. An energy is pulling my focus elsewhere.

I had a strong craving for wine today which is unusual. Not only do I drink only on occasion, my first choice is not wine. Today, it was wine, and I wanted to start drinking it at around 2pm. Of course, it wasn’t until I got home from work, grabbed my husband, returned my rental car, picked out a pumpkin, brought one over to my brother’s house, grabbed some food to go, picked up guitar hero 3 and returned home when I finally uncorked it. …and it was delicious.

God and religion have been the topic of choice today. My most recent thought on the entire category of god is that he is Santa Claus for adults. Many people think if they stop believing, they will not go to the mythical heaven. Like children feel when they learn that St. Nick is not real; they fear they will not get presents. It’s a bit of a sad realization, as it was when I learned that Santa was not real. But it also symbolizes a growing period {forcing me to really think about what exactly I do believe in}

After a long night of wine, getting kell to laugh on the phone, and rocking hard to guitar hero 3 (which may I say has some awesome new songs), I took the dogs out for their last walk, a chore usually left to my husband, and found the mailboxes littered with post-its with hand-written messages on them. Immediately I thought it was the work of a religious group and thought it was a sign that my god is st. nick theory was right. but then I saw Believe… on the box next to ours, which had nothing …and maybe that was a sign. But it just seems so ridiculous to me. {btw, I grew up Catholic and attended Catholic schools}

Believe in yourself. Believe in love. Believe that nothing is coincidence …just believe

Happy Friday!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Maki

    October 3, 2008 | Reply


    I think people often time forget to believe.. It has become sort of cheesy to embrace the word, although I’m a believer…

    This post touched me. Thanks Maegan!

  • Miss Anne

    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    You gotta BELIEVE. it’s where it’s at 😉

    Hope that your Friday treats you well and that you have a great weekend!

    (Love the post its on the mail boxes.. sweet reminders!)


  • Wep

    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    I love the God/Santa comparison. It’s SO true.

  • RiverMist

    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    .You got to believe chiLD.
    love the santa/god comparsion, it’s so true.
    I belive in fairies.*


    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    Hey Maegan,
    It appears we started both our blogs at the same time. Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could discover yours. It also appears you have a couple little cuties of your own. They are pretty adorable.
    I really like this post. It just makes sense.
    We’ll be back.
    Lisa & Alfie

  • Savvy Mode SG

    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    congrat! yes, go for some wine. i am going to have some tonight too!!! : )

  • Claire,

    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    Maegan, I love this post. I was so surprised and delighted to read it.
    You are so right there is something “in the air” I wish you love and peace

  • Katie

    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    great post!

    yes, BELIEVE. Believe in whatever you want! As long as it does you right and makes you a better person, then that’s all that matters.


  • Couture Carrie

    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    Wise words!


  • hautepocket

    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    Wow, Santa Claus…that’s an excellent comparison, I love that.

  • Rachel

    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    So true my friend…nothing is coincidence.
    Your comments always cheer me up!

    You Rock girly!

  • Nanny Pants is on the loose

    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    for me, the idea of a higher power allows me to stop trying to control every little thing because there is no point when there is something else in control. I never think about gifts, heaven or salvation, just relief that there is a plan for me and it is better than my minute to minute plan for myself. God sees the forest and i only see the trees. i’m glad i didn’t grow up Catholic. that guilt would have really fucked me up.

  • La Belette Rouge

    October 3, 2008 | Reply

    My faith comes and goes but somehow I always manage to believe that nothing is coincidence—including reading this post.

  • Hope2morrow

    October 5, 2008 | Reply

    Wow! How perfect is that? I love that sometimes when we lose faith or focus that our sites are brought back by the smallest of random gestures. I loved this post and needed some reaffirmation too.

    Thank you.

  • merc3069

    October 6, 2008 | Reply

    I needed this tonight. Thank you.

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