Apr

20

The Good Life

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I love it when people that I love contact me to share great things that are happening in their lives and upcoming special events that they have asked me to be a part of. It makes my heart sing to see people happy and living a great life.

I also love it when they ask my opinion on great gifts like the Australian Opal Beads that someone I love is giving to someone they’ve fallen in love with.

We all have our little times when we hit a speed bump but on the whole, life is great and we just need to embrace every great moment.

Apr

20

Day Three

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Today is the third day of not feeling well. Yesterday and today all symptoms have left with the exception of being constantly tired and having no energy. I did have a half cup of coffee today, so I’m convinced I’m on the road to recovery. There’s something to be said about positive thinking, right??

Marcel is working and JJ is at my mother in laws. It makes life really easy for me since I am unable to get out right now. It also makes it easy for me to sleep when I need to without being disturbed.

Apr

19

And We Wait

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That’s what I’m doing- waiting, waiting, waiting- trying to get better. It has been a long time since I’ve been completely knocked flat from being sick, but here I am, day two.

Marcel is working today and my mother in law has JJ, which helps since I can’t get out. I’m hoping that tomorrow I’m feeling a little more energized and back on track again. Sitting and not moving is for the birds. :)

Apr

19

Beautiful Moments

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One of the good things about being confined to the sofa and feeling bad is the excess time I have to browse websites on my iPad. I need to catch up on emails and I’m working on that a little at a time, but it’s slow business on the iPad.

One thing I have been doing is checking out babiesnbellies for maternity dresses and other sites since I just found out a friend is expecting her first baby. I’m so excited for them and I’ve already sent several links and ideas. Life is so full of great moments.

Apr

18

Eat Your Veggies

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20120418-192238.jpg. This picture shows the vegetables I bought two days ago. A pound of broccoli, 4 eggplants, 3 zucchinis, 3 bell peppers, a 2 pound bag of pink onions, and 4 pears. Any guess on the price?

I’ll tell you – $11.00! Isn’t that a steal? I thought so too.

I love fresh fruits and vegetables and I can’t wait to put these to use once I get my strength back.

Apr

18

Fun Amongst Colleagues

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I called Marcel at work the other day and while I had him on the phone, he and his colleagues were going each other a hard time about various sporting events. I couldn’t help but laugh at them. With all that testosterone floating around its safe to say they done need any progene, but it’s great to see them not only doing their job but having fun doing it.

Apr

14

Allergy Woes

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Last night I went to bed far later than I should have.   I was catching up on a show that a friend told me about and even though it was not knock-your-socks-off good,  it was silly and light-hearted, which happened to be just the mindless television that I needed.    I fell asleep reading a Nora Roberts book on my Kindle- and at some point during the night- I turned it off and tucked it under the pillow it was resting on.    Marcel had the night shift- which meant I was home alone and no snoring to wake me.

This morning when I awakened, I had a pounding headache- and I also noticed my eyes were watery and blurry.   Welcome to Spring-   I’ve been noticing an excess of pollen and it appears from the nausea and headache that I’ve had most of the day- that it has found my nose and sinus cavities.   I consider it the price of having beautiful weather and the gorgeous flowers that Spring gives us, although I do recall grumbling this morning when I woke up with that pounding feeling in my head.

Over the course of today-  I’ve been busy and the headache has waxed and waned.   It’s also left me feeling exhausted, which may actually mean an early bedtime for me tonight-   That remains to be seen.

Starting next week- I’m going to start getting up an hour earlier each day.  I’d like to make it even earlier- but I’ll try a little at a time until I get there.   I want to start training for a 5k- and I know that in order to do so- I need to schedule some work out time- and not make it hit and miss the way it has been.   I know I can do it- and I plan to run my first 5k this year.  It’s been on my ‘list’ for a few years now and it’s time to make it happen.

Mar

31

The Good Life-

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I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about in spite of the occasional uphill battle and hiccup that we all tend to have from time to time that life really is good.   There have been people who have said to me that I’ve got the perfect life- and while that is far from the truth, I know that I am blessed and don’t take it for granted.

I’ve also noticed that as I’ve started really being true to myself and in doing what works for me that life has become even sweeter.    I’ve started avoiding those who prefer to focus on the negative or tend to err on the side of drama.   I’m definitely not judging them for their choices in life-  I know it happens and some people prefer the chaos, but I figure life is chaotic enough from time to time on it’s own, I don’t need to have any extra additions that can be avoided, so I do.   We all have to do what works for us and that’s the great thing about life- we have the freedom to choose what works for us and what doesn’t and make concessions accordingly.

My Gratitude List for March 31, 2012.

Today I’m Grateful For:

  • Each and every blessing in my life.  From the roof over my head to good health.
  • The beautiful people in my life who are true friends.
  • The ability to finally ‘get’ what letting go of what doesn’t work is all about.
  • Spring weather and new life.
  • An afternoon of being ‘home alone’ and spending time with me.
  • My business and all that I’m learning along this amazing journey- one of which is patience.

Mar

31

Planning

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Yesterday I started making a list of the things that I would like to pick up before heading home this year for the holidays. Some items are for gifts, and others are just to have while I’m there- such as the Valrhona chocolate that I plan to use for specialty chocolate bars and in my cupcakes while I’m home. One thing I did see the other day was a print at one of the local museums that I’d love to pick up and give to someone on my gift list. (Not mentioning any names in case they see this.) I definitely don’t want it to get bent or creased, so I’m going to pick up a shipping tube and put it in my carry-on and that way it should stay safe all the way home. Plus I can wrap it with the tube around it and it will stay secure until the print is framed. Even though it’s months away- I’m already getting excited!

Mar

31

Number 81 on my DayZero list of 101 things in 1001 days was to Go to a City I’ve Never Been to and I did that a few weeks ago. A good friend invited me to go along with her for a girls day in another city up North that I haven’t been to but once, and it was the perfect opportunity to meet up with a few other wonderful friends. My friend and I traveled to a smaller town to a friends house- where we got in her car and headed to the city. It was my first time in her town and certainly not my last. I didn’t have a chance to explore, but she’s a wonderful sister friend and I’m looking forward to going back, spending more time with her and exploring. It was a fun day with lots of laughter and great shopping.

My ‘list’ says I have 619 days to get everything complete- and even though I haven’t checked them off- there are things that I’ve done- so I need to start sharing more of my list. There are also a few things that are on my list that I’m no longer interested in doing (funny how things change) so I may actually change it this coming week, or I may leave the things on there and just see where it takes me.