November 4, 2009

for Marie-Josée


Yada Yada Yada (Seinfeld reference...loved that show) I have nothing to say. Not in the mood to write.....too cold.


Working on Year End right now. Frustrated...

October 16, 2009

Today















FOR TODAY...

Outside my window... cold and dark night
I am thinking...that the cold weather has shown up to quickly. I hate winter and it's going to be another long one.
I am thankful for... my husband and my daughter...they are my everything
I am wearing... gray sweats and a purple tank top
I am remembering...my Dad

I am reading..."You: Staying Young" by Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D.
I am hoping... to keep on the right track with being healthier.
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Pondering these words... To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! - Emerson

Around the house... been trying to clean and organize as of late.

One of my favorite things... my dogs
From my picture journal...above is a picture of my dogs enjoying some mid afternoon sunshine.


inspired by Rachel
check out her blog at Not-So-Plain Jane

October 13, 2009

Apple Obsession


Have you heard that I have an Apple Obsession? No not the kind that is involved in the damn cleanse I'm doing...but the computers, iPods and iPhones. About a year and a half ago I made the switch. Best thing I ever did. I HATE windows!!! It was always crashing. Always causing me to have a conniption fit at some point or another. I've made my husband make the switch too....we are windows free now and loving it. No more computer crashes! I'm a bit of a gadget freak so I'm usually pretty fickle and liking the next new thing. My iPhone I've had since the day it was available in Canada (❤LOVE it❤). There is still nothing better on the market for me. There are so many cool apps that are free that you can download. Now if the tablet would just hurry up and be released! I can't wait until it's available....I'll be there on day one too! Anyway, I'm rambling....

Week 2 Done!

Week two of the cleanse is done. We even got through Thanksgiving Dinner and stayed on the cleanse. Of course I made chicken, potatoes and gravy for Tyler and yes I even got her chocolate cake. We had Trout....it was supposed to be Friday nights meal, but we decided to have it for Thanksgiving Dinner instead. We've only had fish twice during the cleanse....otherwise it's veggies, veggies and more veggies. The great bonus so far is that I've lost 9 lbs! Happy about that. It's going to help me get on the right track health wise. Checked my blood pressure the other day and it was actually a little low. Probably because we haven't had anything but veggies and absolutely no salt.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

October 7, 2009

Veggie Overload!

I am not a vegetarian, I am not a vegetarian, I am not a vegetarian! OMG I need some coffee, some steak and a glass of red wine! ARGHHHHH

October 4, 2009

One Week Down....Three To Go!


Week one of the cleanse is done. So far so good. We are all still alive and feeling a bit better now. The first few days we were an achy bunch. My back was killing me, hips and neck. I felt like I was 60! As you may have noticed from previous posts the coffee part has been hard....it's a strict program. But I feel really good about it. I think it will get me in the right direction....or at least I hope so. This week it's time to incorporate some exercise. I'm going to start back on my Yoga practice. Namaste.

October 1, 2009

I need coffee...


Day 4 of the cleanse today and it's really not too bad....except this morning I am HUNGRY and would pretty much kill you for a cup of coffee. Having no coffee is definitely the worst part. Going from 2-3 cups a day to none is painful. Can you say addiction!!!!! I swear I can smell the coffee in this picture. mmmmm coffee.

September 28, 2009

Cleanse


Well I didn't change my "make a change day" and today I'm making a change. I am venturing on Day 1 of a one month cleanse. It is all natural, no pills....lots of fruits and vegetables. It's based on a book that my friend Tanya recommended called " Detox: The Process of Cleansing and Restoration" by Sara Rose. Overall we are healthy eaters but I will be eliminating Sugar, Wheat and Dairy for this cleanse. Day one so far has been good. I think the most difficult part will be no coffee. I'm really hoping that I will have the strength to stick to it. It's basically, fruits, veggies, beans and nuts (with a little bit of fish here and there). If I'm lucky maybe I'll drop a few pounds in the process. God knows my ass could use it :)

September 27, 2009

Good Mourning


Finally sat down and watched the Grey's Anatomy premier entitled "Good Mourning". Wow....I cried through the whole thing. It dealt with the five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. All of those things I have dealt with in the past few years after losing my father, the relationship with one of my best friends, the death of both of my cats, my mother-in-law being diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer and a few other things that I don't care to discuss on here. I guess the part of the episode that hit me the hardest was when Bailey described how she can't care anymore she has to stop caring so much; she cant keep feeling like this. I've been doing this for a few years now. Shut off so many of my emotions, lock them down deep inside. I used to be so involved with everyone's lives. My husband used to think I was everyone's therapist. I shut it off. Put up a wall. Developed the "I don't care attitude". Wow....this episode really resonated with me.

September 26, 2009

A New Day


As I wake up this morning and for the 1000th time say to myself this is going to be a new day. I need to make changes. I need to exercise more, eat less, be happier, less bitchy, read more inspirational books and less fluff books. Embrace the day! Most days are good, but sometimes I feel there is something missing from my life. I'm not sure what it is. I just have this nagging feeling inside me that says make a change. How many Monday's have I woke up and said this week will be different. But then somehow, I fall into the same routine. Have you ever felt this way? No one is stopping me from making a change...except for myself. Maybe I need to change my "Make a change day"......

September 24, 2009

Fall TV


So if you know me you know that I LOVE summer. End of summer sucks! It makes me think that winter is around the corner...but the one light at the end of the summer tunnel is the new Fall TV programming. Have you found any new ones that you like? So far I'm liking Vampire Diaries (I'm obsessed with Vampires), Cougar Town was hilarious, Glee was a great find (thanks Theo), I enjoyed Eastwick , and I'm even checking out Melrose Place (was a huge fan in the 90s). I'm anxious for my old favorites to start back up too. We got a new TV and I'm loving it. I'm slightly addicted to TV....not alot to do here in Woodstock. :)

Your Word....


I've been very irritated the last few days with people and their words or promises.

It started off with my Mother and her contractor....he's full of empty promises about when her house was going to start. Everyday I would watch my Mother become more upset with this man as he would promise .... "we'll be there tomorrow."

Now my story....well I recently brought some work to a local business. I was told it would be completed in 2 weeks. We are now about to go into week 4!!!!!!! I called her 5 times yesterday and she wouldn't answer the damn phone. Finally I got a hold of her when calling from a different number. She promised me the work would definitely be done today....guess what...it's NOT! I tried to calmly explain to her that nothing drives me more crazy then someone promising me something by a certain date and they are no where near having it finished. Don't give me a freakin' date! I told her that if it wasn't done by tomorrow morning I would be picking it up anyway. What pisses me off even more is that I know other people have been in and had work completed. Just because mine is a bigger job she keeps putting it off. Needless to say I will not be going back to this business....EVER.

Empty promises. Seems my life is full of them lately!

September 8, 2009

First Day of School


My daughter started Grade 4 today. Where has the time gone? I know people say that all the time, but I seriously mean it. It seems like yesterday I was dropping her off to daycare for the first time when she was only three years old....I came home and cried pretty much all day. Every year I look at her in amazement....how does she grow and change so much? She is such a special girl. She is kind, funny, beautiful (inside & out) and so loving. I thank God for her everyday. She brings me so much joy. Hope you are having a great day Ty....I miss you like crazy. xo

September 1, 2009

2nd Annual Back to School Concert


This past May I heard that the Jonas Brothers were going to be doing a concert in TO. We decided to get tickets since they were Tyler's favorite band. :) Last year we saw Avril Lavigne. :) The concert turned out to be great. Jody and I were really impressed with the vocals and the show in general. The opening acts were Honor Society and Jordan Sparks. Tyler was thrilled when Demi Levato also made a special appearance. I have to say there is nothing better then watching your daughter's eyes twinkle while she watches a band live that she watches on TV and reads about pretty much daily. :))) Jody and I both love music and were so happy to watch Tyler sing along to all the songs.

We had a wonderful weekend in Toronto with the Kumari family. They spoiled us rotten! Thanks Julie, Amit and Taijal.....xoxoxo.

August 21, 2009

ROAR!

So today as I was looking out my window and was again irritated with my neighbor across the street. It took everything I had to calm my ass down from going across the street and bitching at him. The house has been for sale for at least 2 years. Overpriced I might add. They have never finished the landscaping...the man has no lawn...just a big field of weeds. Someone rents the house so the lawn or should I say weeds get mowed about twice per summer. I'm just fed up. I've been looking at this damn house for 7 years...when is enough enough? I guess that's what happens when you move in somewhere without a convenance. Don't get me wrong....it took us awhile after we built the house to get a lawn....but every year we've did more to our house. Two owners in this house now and nothing has been done.....arghhhhh. Wanna sell your house buddy? Get a freakin' lawn!

Movie Night


Jody and I decided to see a movie tonight and we chose "The Time Traveler's Wife." Cry-fest! Seriously I bawled throughout the whole thing. I hate when I do that at the movies. We weren't sure if we were going to see it after someone we knew had a chance to see it and said they hated it. Their daughter had read the book....so I can understand. Whenever I read the book first I always hate the movie. Never as good as what I imagine in my mind I guess.

August 20, 2009

Wind Me Up....


Wind me up....I feel like I have 10 projects on the go at once. Trying to get ready for this damn yard sale. Way more work than it's worth. Seriously. Looking in my garage and see all this stuff and thinking that it's supposed to RAIN again on Saturday. I know, I know, it hasn't rained in awhile...but every time I have planned something this summer it has rained. Plus, what the hell am I going to do with the stuff that doesn't sell. I've never had a yard sale so I guess I'm just paranoid that all this work was for nothing. I'm also in the middle of cleaning out Tyler's room so that we can have it painted. You don't realize how much shit a 9 year old accumulates until you remove everything from the room. Here's hoping the yard sale goes well...."everything must go" as they say. And I'll post a pic of Ty's room when it's all done.

August 17, 2009

Another "Deep Thought by Jack Handey"


Awhile back I posted how I used to laugh at the Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy years ago on SNL. Thought I would share another one...


"Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don't know what your rights are, or who the person is you're talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door."

-- Jack Handey
[Deep Thoughts]


Yard Sale


We have been working hard all weekend going through our basement and garage. We have a ton of stuff accumulated in the last 10 years. I've never had a yard sale before, but decided it is definitely time. Next Saturday is the big day. Tyler will sell lemonade to the thirsty shoppers. There is a little something for everyone....sports stuff, kids toys, house decorations, kitchen stuff, linens, garden stuff, even some smaller pieces of furniture.

August 12, 2009

Painting


Getting some painting done around the house. Anne arrives next week to start in Tyler's room. She is going to do pink and brown "barcodes" on two of the walls. My office will be room number two and finally my bedroom is getting redone as well. Awaiting for the bedding that I ordered to decide on that paint color. A fresh coat of paint makes everything seem clean again....LOL.

August 4, 2009

Life at the Cottage....


Couldn't you just look at this view every nite? Seriously? The fam just got back tonight from our awesome vacation at a Cottage at North Lake. We are really trying to find the perfect place to build or buy. The view here helps to make it a consideration. I gotta tell ya that cottage life agrees with all of us. After 8 wonderful nights it was hard to pack up and come back to the real world.

July 23, 2009

On the Road Again....


Wow....we haven't stopped!!! We were in PEI last weekend. Had a wonderful time with everyone. Sunday we headed home. This week Jody and I have been scouting all the lakes for cottages. We've been to East Grand Lake, Lake George, Skiff Lake, Davidson Lake, North Lake, Grand Lake, French Lake, and Maquapit Lake. We've been looking at cottages and lots for possibly building one. We've also been looking at Ocean properties online. I would L♡VE to own something on the Ocean, but the drive every weekend would suck! My husband is cute as hell, but I'm convinced he suffers from narcolepsy.

Tyler has been enjoying Drama Camp this week. She will be playing Glinda the Good Witch at Friday's finale. After the perfomance Tyler and I will meet Jody in Fredericton for Jody's brother's wedding until Sunday. Next week we are renting a cottage for a week and going off the grid. No cell phones, no computer...something the Wheeler family is not used to!!! Looking forward to some rest, relaxation and family fun.

July 17, 2009

PEI or Bust


WooHoo....it's overcast and rainy and we are headed to PEI for the weekend. It's my last weekend to spend with my best friend Tanya before she heads back to California (where the sun and hot weather is). I can't believe our visit is almost over. I miss having her closer and when she is here...time flies by!!!! It's gonna be a fun weekend even if the weather sucks. Shelta and Stephanie (Tan's sisters) and their families will be there too. The only one missing will be Shayne (Tan's husband).

July 16, 2009

Drama Surrounds Us


Well what a freakin' week. My poor Mom has had quite a struggle with her move. First the movers were a day late, and when the movers finally showed up one of them decided to steal her camera! It hasn't been packed because they knew she was leaving with it that day. She took pictures all day of the progress. Then she turned around and it was gone and so were the movers. She said to her friend when one of the men was leaving that he had quite a bulge in his pants...not thinking it was her camera. She contacted the company as soon as she arrived here and it is currently under investigation. She spent a day cleaning like a mad woman. Tried to tell her that no one cleans a house like that when moving....but she insisted. Stuborn? Proud? A little of both but I love her just the same ;)

I tried to tie up lose ends here in town before our vacation begins. Husband and I had a huge fight at the end of the day. Then I find out someone quit at the office today. Yup, I'm an ass and this is a nice way to start a vacation. My husband is already stressed enough...didn't need to worry about this during our vacation. There is always something! Everyone thinks it's great to own a business...but if you had to deal with all the shit behind the scenes you might not think that way. What was my motto a few days ago?....oh yeah..."I don't care."

Just finished payroll and vacation pay. Paid all the bills I'm gonna pay for the next two weeks. My office is officially closed. Next step, vacation.

July 15, 2009

The Big Day!!!


Well, today is the big day. We are getting a new room mate. My Momma is moving in. I haven't lived with her since I was 18!!!! Am I freaked out? Ya...a little. Am I stressed? Yup...but I'm a stress bucket anyway. Am I excited? Yes, she is finally getting to open a new chapter in her life! Poor Mom, I think I have her stressed out with my reservations...but we are very different people. Mom has lived in silence for the last 2 years and that is how she likes it. Our house on the other hand is pure chaos. We like it loud and busy. Add two dogs and a hamster to the mix and I'm sure some days it will be just too much for her! I like my glass of wine....she doesn't drink. Her house is always neat and tidy, mine is usually a mess. We've set up the guest room for her as best we could to make her feel comfortable. She wanted me to remove the new bedding, it's white and she said she wouldn't feel comfortable to lay down on it. I put the old bedding, hooked up a TV....finally added curtains to that room. I also cleared out the closet to make some space for her. Now I have a pile of stuff to put somewhere in my closet. On another note we have too much shit and need to have a yard sale desperately!!! OK....something else to stress about ;)

July 14, 2009

Revisiting my Youth


Two days in a row now Tyler and I have been watching Grease & Grease 2. I LOVED these movies as a kid. Especially the original. I wore out the album!!! Amazing how you can still remember all the words of the songs over 25 years later. Tyler was so excited this morning when we stumbled on Grease 2. She seems really into it...especially since I told her that these movies were my High School Musical in the day. :)

July 12, 2009

My New Motto


Lately you can hear these words out of my mouth often... "I don't care." I guess it's been an easier way to deal with things. You see, I tend to be highly over emotional. I take everything to heart. Overanalyze? Yup! Sometimes I think I have OCD. I go over situations or conversations over and over in my head. So, I have adapted a new attitude. It's called I don't give a shit. It's probably not a great attitude, but I find it is helping to get through some things.


I'm staring out my window and see a ton of clouds coming in.....argh....breathe deep....."I don't care."

Girls Nite X 2


Wow! Busy weekend. I haven't been out on a girls nite in awhile and this weekend I had two! Tan is home from Cali so we had a Nackawic nite at Bobby's Rec Room on Friday and then a Fredericton nite at McGinnis Landing and Dolan's. Great chats and laughs at both. Happy to have my best friend home! Treated myself to a hotel room last night sans family and pets. I slept solid! Hubby was in Moncton celebrating with his brother who is getting married in two weeks.


July 9, 2009

Sunshine.....ahhhhhhh


Finally we are having some sunshine! Honestly, I thought I was stuck in a grey world. I suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and was starting to feel like I was crawling back into the winter blues. I NEED SUN! Honestly I am a different person when I have sunshine in my life. I have more energy, I am happier and definitely less Bitchy!!! When I don't have sun it's like I'm on permanent PMS. Poor Jody....over 30 days of rain in a row. So now ♩♪♫♬"I'm walking on sunshine , wooah...I'm walking on sunshine, woooah...I'm walking on sunshine, woooah...and don't it feel good!! ♬♫♪♩

July 7, 2009

The Ride of My Life...


OMG....I feel like I am on an amusement park ride that never lets me off. LOL. I haven't had a minute to even update my Blog! Had a wonderful day with the Ritchie's last Thursday in F'ton. April is the best host ever! Always has a yummy lunch waiting. Tyler and I met up with April and the kids after my acupuncture appointment. Dr. Bunin was great and showed Tyler all the needles in my back and thoroughly explained the process. By the end of it my girl who is terrified of needles thought she might be ready to try it.

On the weekend we traveled to Moncton for my family reunion with the Powers. I haven't went to the last two since my Dad died. Oddly, I've been terrified to spend time with his sisters or any family that reminded me of him. I guess I've been terrified that I would crawl back into a hole of sadness. I wasn't ready to face everyone. In the end, we had a great time...especially Tyler.

Monday we spent the day in F'ton with Tanya and the girls who are home from California. Finally had a chance to see Shelta's house after almost a year. The kids had a blast and it was great to catch up with my girls!

Today was a day to deal with all the chaos in my mother's life. The lot she purchased last year was a freakin' dud that would cost a fortune to develop...on to plan B or C or D. Been all over Woodstock and back today, but we have found her options.

Think I'm heading back to Freddy tomorrow to see Tan again. Ummmmm.....I think I need a glass of wine.

June 30, 2009

Lazy ass and rainy days....

I can't handle this weather anymore...it is draining me!!! The only way I get through winter is knowing that eventually we will have a summer. Well, where the hell is it??? Honestly, it has been raining for a freakin' month. My plants on my deck have flooded. Today, I officially have no energy. Mind you I've been busy and running for days...but seriously where is the sun? ARGHHHH

June 27, 2009

I Can't Believe My Girl is 9!!!!!


Phew! A sleepover last night with a friend and a birthday party today with a total of 10 little girls. Rock Band was played most of the afternoon. The theme was Rock Star. What a time they had!!!! This house was loud! I'm exhausted, but Ty had a wonderful time.

Now I can't believe that 9 years ago today my little girl was born. The years really are flying by. I wish I could just hit pause once in awhile before she decides that Mommy isn't so cool anymore. I love the time we spend together....she is so funny, smart, talented and beautiful on the inside and out. Happy Birthday Tyler....I love you big! xoxo

June 25, 2009

To Swim or to Cottage....that is the Question


We are all over the board....trying to decide if we want a pool or if we want a cottage. Not that I can afford either right now after Jody buying a car and me getting a new driveway. :) Part of me would love to have a pool...but Ty is scared of water even after all of the swimming lessons. The other part of me would love to get the hell outta dodge on the weekends and go to the lake. Actually, I'd really like to be on the ocean but that's too damn far away. All I know is that every weekend every summer is booked. I'm sick of it! Maybe if we had a cottage we wouldn't let anyone plan our summer away....

June 23, 2009

Tool Time


Spent the day at my Mom's house yesterday going through my Dad's workshop. Previously any time I spent in that shop I would cry .... being there reminds me so much of Dad. It was his place. Mom had sold all of the big tools earlier in the year after we researched what they all were and their value. This time we put together some tools that Mom would need and then I saved some tools that I wanted to add to our collection. I was always his helper with everything he built when I was younger. Hold this, get this, move this Lynn. Lots of memories with those dusty tools. Dad was so talented....carpentry, photography, stained glass, and wood carving. I have a few great pieces that he built for me in our home. Some we scratched together a plan on a piece of paper...others he built for me from the pages of my many decorating magazines. I had a few more ideas kicking around that I didn't have the chance for him to build for me.....maybe one day I'll do it myself.

June 22, 2009

If Today Was Your Last Day


So music affects me in so many ways. I couldn't imagine living without it. It helps me through everything. It can bring me out of a bad mood, motivate me in a workout, relax me or even keep me awake during a drive. In fact, songs often bring me to tears or give me goosebumps. Today as Tyler and I were driving to Nackawic to visit with Mammy the song "If Today Was Your Last Day" by Nickelback came on the radio. I started to sing along and then got emotional as I listened to the words...but not in a sad way....just in a way that reminded me we should live everyday as if it were our last....here are the lyrics.


Nickelback
If Today Was Your Last Day

Songwriters: Kroeger, Chad;


My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had, if today was your last day?
What if, what if, if today was your last day?

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the price is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you're never living twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had?

And would you call those friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories?
Would you forgive your enemies?
And would you find that one you're dreaming of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you'd finally fall in love if today was your last day?

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are

So do whatever it takes
'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life
Let nothing stand in your way
'Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had?

And would you call those friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories?
Would you forgive your enemies?
And would you find that one you're dreaming of
Swear up and down to God above
That you'd finally fall in love if today was your last day?

June 21, 2009

Father's Day


This is my third Father's Day without my Dad. It's amazing how much you can miss someone when they are gone. For the longest time I would catch myself wanting to pick up the phone and call him and then realizing I couldn't do that anymore. My go-to-guy was gone. I depended on my Dad for advice about everything. I didn't always take his advice but he was happy to give it. :) My world is alot quieter without him.

I think my favorite memories of Dad are from camping every weekend as a child. My Mom would usually go to bed much earlier than us...but I was allowed to stay up with Dad at the campfire. He would drink beer and listen to music and we talked for hours. Wish I could go camping with him again....we could drink beer together, but I would definitely pick the music. Love you Dad! xo

June 19, 2009

BBQ and Beer


Alright...been cleaning for two days straight for the Staff BBQ at our house tonight....of course it's gonna f@$%ing rain! No rain date 'cause our summer is too freakin' busy.

Oh well, nothing a few beers can't fix...

Cheers :)

June 18, 2009










Remember when SNL used to have these in between skits. They used to make me laugh...

"One day one of my little nephews came up to me and asked me if the equator was a real line that went around the Earth, or just an imaginary one. I had to laugh. Laugh and laugh. Because I didn't know, and I thought that maybe by laughing he would forget what he asked me."
-- Jack Handey
[Deep Thoughts]

Words to Live By....


k...so here is another note I posted to Facebook. My Mom had received this from a friend and sent it to me. I keep coming back to it. I really want it to be my mantra....life is too short!

Health


1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.

3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
5. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did last year.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.


Personality:

11. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with mistakes of the past as that will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Smile and laugh more.
23. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
24. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.


Society:

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful..
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

I'm going to try to follow more of these....

June 17, 2009

iPhone Software Update


OK....so if you really know me you know that I am obsessed with everything Apple❤. Well today the new software for my iPhone came out. Loving the new features....the MMS, cut and paste and definitely the landscape keyboard. The new iPhone comes out on Friday and of course I have the "I want it and I need it" voices in my head. I have an opportunity to sell my iphone in July....so maybe I'll be able to shut those voices off. :)

ARGHHHHHHHH

I'm in the middle of 10 projects at once and getting ready for two different parties....Staff BBQ and Ty's Birthday Party. I need a freakin' cleaning lady! I just killed my 6 foot bamboo plant. I'm in a pissy mood. Did I mention that I'm PMSing? Family can get their own damn supper tonight. Thanks for listening. I feel better....

School Picnic


Arent' they cute? What a great bunch of friends Tyler has. Most of them have been in the same class for 4 years now...and one has been with her since preschool. It's so amazing to watch these little personalities grow and change each year. The picnic was a nice way to get together with parents to celebrate the end of the school year. Ahhhhhh.....no more alarms, no more packing lunches and snacks, or running back and forth to the school....summer fun is just around the corner! Ty is signed up for Drama Camp and is also hoping to be picked for Break into Business Camp this summer. We haven't heard yet. It's kind of like the Apprentice for kids LOL. My girl is always looking for a way to make some money. The camp starts with a business plan and all the steps involved until selling their product at the Farmer's Market. At her age I was completely into sports, but this girl wants to be a Pop Star✭ with great business sense :) .

June 16, 2009

Wow! Young Talent....

Wouldn't you have loved to have a music teacher like this when you were a kid???? Perez posted this today "Our beloved PS 22 Choir in NYC's Staten Island has done one last song for the school year!"

SOLD!!!!



Well, we finally got the good news on Saturday (during an impromptu BBQ). My Mom sold her house! I can't tell you the excitement that finally spread over me. What a great day! My Mom experienced every possible emotion that day....happiness, relief, and of course sadness. Dad has been gone for over two years now. He passed away suddenly from a stroke. Everyone's life changed that day...but no one more than my mother. Suddenly she had all the responsibilities in a very quiet household. With a house and a lot that were much too large for one to maintain....she decided to sell. So for the past two years my Mom has either been trapped in the past or in the future...finally she will now be in the present!!! We are excited to be having you move closer Mom! Now don't be a pain in the ass neighbor ;)

25 Random Things....

I added the following 25 Random things about me on Facebook recently. It kinda works like those forward quiz emails you get...'cept you write what you want about yourself without all the mind numbing questions....


1. I love summer...I love the heat, the smells, the sounds. I feel like a different person during the summer. Free....happy...relaxed.


2. I am addicted to anything celebrity. My favorite blog that I read daily is www.perezhilton.com Perez cracks me up and fills me in on all the celebrity dish for the day.

3. I regret not spending more time on my studies when I was younger. So much to learn and so little time.

4. I love photography. I enjoy taking pictures of my daughter the most. She is the most perfect little subject. :)

5. I'm trying so hard to be more "Green". In the past couple of years I've started to recycle and compost. My husband and daughter think that I'm a bit of a freak. David Suzuki is one of my heros!

6. Red is my favorite color

7. I hate windows....I changed to a Mac this summer and am addicted to everything Mac!

8. I read the "Twilight" series in 2 weeks. All 4 books. Loved it!!! Love Edward Cullen. Always had a thing for vampires since the Lost Boys :)

9. I adore my Yorkies. Digby and Gypsy are the cutest dogs in the whole world. You might think your dogs are cuter but I beg to differ...lol!

10. I miss my Dad more then I ever imagined possible.

11. I love to laugh....it feels so good to laugh. My husband makes me laugh every single day. It's one of the reasons I love him so.

12. I love gadgets. Yup, just like you Tan. Crazy for the newest gadget. Love them all. Want them all....NEED them all. Good thing my hubby loves gadgets too. LOL

13. I am a sucker for a good chick flick. Love snugling up on the couch and having a good cry. Good for the soul. Let's it all out.

14. I would love to return to school to be an interior designer.

15. I miss by best girlfriends...they are all too far away!

16. I love Yoga, but don't do it enough.

17. I love to cook, but I hate to clean the mess.

18. Red wine...mmmmmm

19. I wouldn't be able to live without music. I constantly break into song. I am that person that you see in a car all alone singing at the top of their lungs.

20. I want to be healthier but I'm a lazy ass that needs to move more and eat less.

21. I love to travel. Hotel life rocks. Tyler and I love to order room service....but we always have to convince Daddy that breakfast is best served in bed!

22. I love to dance! But at my age it's limited to weddings...uggghhh.

23. I'm a huge Howard Stern fan. I know that women should NOT love Howard...but I've loved Howard for way too many years! Used to watch him on E! And now I listen to him on the satellite radio every day!

24. I check the weather online everyday....like my Mother and her Father...I'm a weather freak. Kinda obsessed.

25. I don't want to get old...can't believe I'm gonna be 40 soon. Some days I feel like I'm still in my 20s...other days I'm convinced I'm in my 60s.....getting old sucks!