June 24, 2010

Name that Cottage

A friend of mine recently told me that I'll have to name my cottage. I finally decided to get over my lack of patience today and started thinking positive thoughts....like lake house names. These are my top thoughts so far. Bella Vista (Italian for beautiful or fine view), Chez Recoin (French for our nook), Petit Coin (French for little corner) and Sans Souci (French for without worry). I'm leaning towards the French names due to my French heritage.

Patience....I'm running out!

So we've been wanting a cottage for a couple of years now. We have exhausted our search of all the local lakes. Either the drive is too far, or the price is ridiculous! Some of these cottages that have carpet, wallpaper, kitchens and bathrooms circa 1980 want $350k minimum. Whatever!

So now we are trying to purchase a lot...also frustrating. We are down to two lakes. Lots are available at both but aren't ready yet. The roads aren't completed, hasn't been approved by the Department of Environment....yada yada yada. Every week it's another story. Just let me buy a lot already before I'm freakin' 50! I would like to enjoy it while Tyler is still young.
Sorry Folks. Patience is not my thing right now. ARGHHHH!

Don't get me started again on the house across the street that still doesn't have a lawn! Mow your f@$%ing weeds and maybe you'll finally sell your damn house!!!!!

June 21, 2010

My Birthday Girl!

Here she is on her first birthday....

and now her 10th....

Where has the time gone? Have I told you that I'm a lucky Mom? Honestly....Ty is such a great kid. She's funny, caring, beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. She makes me smile everyday. She is truly a gift.

Tyler had 7 friends from school for a "Pink Vogue Sleepover". What a wonderful bunch of girls. Giggling continued through the evening until about 5 am. Fun was had by all!

June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Today marks my third Father's Day without Dad. I still miss him so. We all do. Our little family is getting smaller all the time. I miss his laugh, his long stories, his knowledge, but most of all his hugs.

Love you and miss you Dad....forever. xoxo

June 15, 2010

Violet Eyes

Jewel wrote this song for her friend that died of cancer. Beautiful....I wish I would have found it before losing Sylvia. She loved music and would have been touched deeply by this song. Miss you.....

*Click the word song to see the video....

Happy Anniversary to Me :)

I'm a little shocked I stuck with it. Writing isn't my thing. Maybe year two will have more posts....we'll see what my mood is. LOL

June 7, 2010

In the words of Sir Elton John.....
♪♫Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word....♬♩

My entire life I have overused this word. It seems that every argument I've been in ... I always come forward first to apologize...even if I shouldn't. I've noticed that my daughter has picked up my habit. Recently I've not been speaking to someone who has used very hurtful words to me. It seems that "Sorry" seems to be the hardest word for this person. I can't remember the last time the words "I'm sorry" have came out of this person's mouth. I will not back down this time. Until I hear these words I will remain silent. I will not be the one to come forward first again. I refuse.

"Never accept words meant to hurt. Turn them back because they are the responsibility of the speaker. When you are caught off guard, hold the emotions in silence for a moment and tell them to be still. It takes longer to forget than it does to forgive - and time heals when we give it the power."
-- Joyce Sequichie Hifler

June 1, 2010

Eat Pray Love

This is my favorite quote from the book....

"I keep remembering one of my Guru's teachings about happiness. She says that people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you're fortunate enough. But that's not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don't, you will leak away your innate contentment. It's easy enough to pray when you're in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments."

There are certainly days that I feel I have to shut certain things, or people out in order to stay afloat.