Thursday, May 24, 2007

crazy past couple of weeks

It's been 14 days of happy, scary, milestones and the like. Spent time with friends, alone, with Fishstick, a new kitten, a semi upset cat, the family, my thoughts and my worries. Had to start making changes in the day to day routine, improve on others and remind myself that everything is going to be okay. Listened to laughing, crying, yelling, and confusion. Super crazy cleaned the house (and have kept it as such), done laundry, washed dishes and cooked. Had a few cocktails, lots of coffee, a grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and some cow. Made long distance phone calls, local ones too, been surrounded by people that I love and that I wish would learn to love themselves more. Does any of this make me special? Nope. Is any of this new and exciting? Not really. Does it make me just like everyone else? Yes, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I love things constant and still. I thrive on routine and common people and surroundings. I love the norm. I am content with where I am at, my family, the social life I keep to a minimum, loving and being loved.
With contentness can sometimes come boredom, but I look to the things I have coming up. Trips to the city, my sister being in town for a week, a major vacation next year, lazy time by the pool, more BBQ's, more laughs. Keeping an "eye on the prize" is what keeps me going. It keeps me focused on what is important now, what I want to achieve now, and where I want to be later.

Driving to work this morning I realized that it has been a year. I met some great people a year ago. Doesn't seem like a year, time definitely flies when you are having fun. But alas it has been a year. What a great year! So many laughs and smiles to look back on. You are all wonderful, and I am very thankful you were brought into my life. So here's to being happy with what you've got, to not thinking you are more than you are, to being happy and content with life and making sure to make the most of it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

What kind of ice cream are you?

You are Rocky Road
You are Rocky Road
You're a little rough around the edges, wild, and hard to tame, but underneath your chocolaty exterior is a luscious ice cream center that no one can resist. You're a real adventure, with some mystery and danger involved. Nothing is too hard for you to achieve. And no one is to good enough for you; the world is your oyster!
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What kind of medieval legend are you?

You are a very controlled person. Or atleast you thought. In you're mind you believe that you can handle anything, nothing is too big or too scary for you, until.......
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What random vegetable should you throw at someone?

You want a vegetable that will convey the message that you threw a random vegetable, but it was a perfectly sophisticated and mature act of randomness. Asparagus is definitely your kind of random vegetable.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Hurt, sadness and coping....

Not me mind you, I'm doing well (thankyouverymuch for asking! LOL). I am, however surrounded by people I care for dearly that are going through some MAJOR life changes right now. All, I do believe are going to be for the better even though right now it feels hopeless at times. I am convinced if they keep their heads up with an eye on the prize, everything is going to be wonderful. Don't let the sadness over take you- it will all be better soon!
Side note: Peoples actions blow me out of the water sometimes, and not in a good way. I am still a bit dumbfounded at things I see and hear, but such is life!

Walking is still wonderful, although I am anxious to see physical results of my efforts, and was instructed last night that it is going to take a while for my legs to be smokin hot! :) So, patiently I wait for it! My living room is becoming a bit of a therapy area, and I love it. It is one of the greatest compliments in the world that people are comfortable with me and my home. So flattering!

And, some music for the morning- songs that make my heart warm....

And a special one for SSM:

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


It's interesting how we all vow to ourselves to make changes- physical, mental, work related but then get stuck in a rut a comfort zone and don't do a damn thing to move forward. I am one of these people, although this morning I have started my changes.

I have a walking buddy- my Kiwi, one of my favorite people in this world. She and I can be super upset talk for a bit and be laughing so hard our faces hurt. She's my rock right now- my motivation. She made a decision to better herself a while back, and I am now ready to take it on right next to her. Thanks for being so excited to have me beside you so early in the mornings! This is going to be awesome.

I have also radically changed my eating habits. I feel so much better when I get good stuff. Veggies, fruits, wheat based starches, no soda, limit my drinking. So, on that band wagon I have also jumped. SSM is a big help with that and I thank you for that sweetness.

I came to a realization that I made one hell of a decision to better my health 13 months ago, and although I have come leaps and bounds with it, I have been slacking and that isn't what I signed up for. I made a promise to myself to change for life, not go back and forth and up and down and it's time that I honor that promise to me.

So i embrace this new motivation, and I am planning on making the most of it.

Here are a couple of songs, though sad that give me strength and make me wanna be a better me, I hope you can find the same strength I have found in them.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

If you know me, you know that I am a HUGE Beatles fan (and a huge Ticket to Ride fan as well- they do one hell of a job with Beatles songs! )
I was downloading music one day and ran into a very interesting version of one of my favorite George Harrison songs. (He was too my favorite- love his lyrics and fingers), and I thought I would share it with everyone. It's he and Paul Simon, it's acoustic, it's awesome!

SSM turned me on to this guy, his juggling is amazing- and yes I know just about everyone has seen this, but I love this song, and this guy never gets old to me!

My mom used to sing this to me when I was younger. I'm a huge Pooh Bear fan, always have been, always will be.

Anne Murray- LOVE her voice! This is my favorite version of this song....

So these are my top 4 song to relax and smile with, at least for the next 10 minutes! :)