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Things I Love Thursday!

 

I fully commited this week to be funk-less. After a week of sad face and drama (not even my own!), I wanted to be very anti-funk. So I committed to my week being filled with goodness and the things I love to do that bring me joy. And I am happy to report that today was no exception! I am in love with today. I took the time to treat myself right with a puppydog wash for Boo, a big yummy breakfast at Cup & Saucer and a girly pamper day. I didn’t realize how much I needed it. Sometimes you need to just take a little extra time for yourself.

Little Loves . . .

♥ Trader Joe’s. I always forget how awesome they are and each time I discover it again it’s like a little surprise of joy! ♥ Garlic hummus. Yummers! ♥ Giant white bouquets of freesia ♥ Dinners with the pops ♥ Days with Boo ♥ Six Feet Under. I’m addicted. I’m sad I’m on the last season though, almost over. Sad face. ♥ Vitamin Water Zero – Berry flavored ♥ Remembering to drink lots and lots of water. I realized this week that I’ve probably been dehydrated. I used to drink bottles upon bottles of water and I’ve been nowhere near that since I haven’t been working. No more I tell you! ♥ Rambo being on Spike ♥ Snow in march ♥ Storm chasing. Sometimes, you just really need to be surrounded by abnormal stormy goodness. While everyone is running away, I’m in heaven. ♥ Cleaning out my second desk and realizing how much ridiculous crap I have. I am determined to pair down mucho. ♥ An interview callback from LB. I’d love to at least have something going on to occupy myself. It’d definitely be nice. ♥ My big comfy cream sweater and big combat boots ♥ New cotton tees that aren’t riddled with stretch♥ Finally getting to use my beautiful vase! ♥ Popcorn. The mini bags are an addicting snack! ♥ Layering shirts ♥ Finding a shamrock plant. What a unique way to ring in the green day with a little bit of luck! ♥ Boo’s breath finally getting back to normal. No more pig’s ears!!! ♥ Finally putting away the Xmas stuff. I know, I know, it’s march. But it’s done. ♥ Sharing my intimate home life circle with the man friend and not being afraid of it. Such a nice change! ♥ Listening to my Dad present ♥ Late night Subway convos of love, stay at home wives and raising children ♥ Remembering how my used to read to me. It brings a warm spot in my soul.  And remembering I have all of this time to read now. Why haven’t I been reading???!!!  ♥ Hearing new Jason Mraz music on the radio ♥ Planning my St. Patty’s day outfit. I love a day I can wear unlimited green! ♥ Nude-colored nails in different shades ♥ Grapes ♥ Trying a new recipe – Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies  ♥

♥ This song from the internet explorer 9 commercial
http://youtu.be/OuvdzBt64RQ

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30 Days of Truth: Day 1

 

Something I hate about myself? I spend all day trying not to focus on such things, yet this is the first question out of the gate?

 Bugger.  Something I hate about myself is struggling with the validation of my own self worth. What is it about me that makes me feel as though my feelings are insignificant?  I was originally typing a whole thing about hating my hormones and having to research and monitor them and in the course of that I started to feel as though I was unnecessarily whining about my problems because there are bazillions of other people with issues that are worse. Why are someone else’s feelings or someone else’s problems more important than mine just because they are bigger? Logically, one has nothing to do with the other! Yes, there are people starving in the Sudan and others who are trying to come off of heroin. And it’s a world of pain. But this does not makee my pain or frustration any less valid.

As women we are ingrained to serve and nurture and encourage and support. Most of us any way. And in this, I feel like we often demean our own significance. By saying the words “it’s ok” or “I’m fine”, we’re really saying “your feelings are more important than mine”. So silly.

My feelings are just as important as yours! I repeat this over and over not to convince you, but rather to convince myself.  At least I’m now beginning to notice as it happens. I hear it’s the first step . . .

 

30 Days of Truth: Day 2

 

Something I love about myself is my ability to read people. For a long time I did not see my ability to see truth as a commodity. I thought everyone had this ability!

Again, it’s a catch-22. I feel blessed to have the gift of being able to see what many others around me are unable to. To read meaning in body language and translate it, to be able to see the genuine and embrace it fully and to see through the faulty. It’s not always easy because it makes me tolerate less from others. I can see through the malarkey and laugh at the shenanigans for what they are. It allows me the ability to step back from a situation and see it for what it is, side-stepping the drama trap.

Don’t get me wrong, when it comes to themselves everyone has a set of rose-colored glasses! I am not immune to this. Everyone wants to hope for the best in a situation, be naive to the worst. But in recognizing this as something I possess, I’m also learning to be more patient with others. To realize that sometimes they aren’t being dishonest in a situation, but rather they just haven’t realized the truth yet and you have to allow them that.

What are your gifts?

 

Ten On Tuesday . . . on wednesday . . .

Yeah yeah, so I’m late. I don’t care. I’m awesome. And so are you!

 

1. What did you do this weekend?
I spent the weekend with the man friend giving blood (and him trying not to throw up afterwards), eating breakfast at Fatty Patty’s (hint: there’s lots of pigs everywhere), meeting more of the fam, having a super yummy dinner and snuggling.

2. Do you prefer short fingernails or long fingernails?
I like somewhere in the middle. My nails will never get really long, they break too easily. But I like a little something. I never understand how women with super super long fingernails can type. Must be creepy magic.

3. What is your favorite use for Pinterest?
Ok fine, I confess, I don’t use Pinterest. I don’t get it . . .

4. Do you sleep with your mouth open?
Have to. Can’t breathe from my nose very easily

5. Where did you have the best pizza you’ve ever eaten?
Pizza Oasis!!! Hands down. I’m a sentimental sucker. Love it!

6. What do you eat for breakfast on weekdays?
Depends on when I wake up. But I like cereal or a piece of fruit and muffin. Something tasty.

7. Do you watch awards shows? Why or why not?
No. I used to, but then I found a life. Ok, sorry, that was a slam. I watch snidbits later when all the hype is there. I do like the grammy’s though because you often see unique performances for music.

8. Can you whistle? Snap? Curl your tongue? Bend down and touch your palms to the ground?
Everything, but the last.

9. What email service do you use?
Hotmail. Shut up. And gmail for biz goods.

10. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Hiking and kayaking. Oh yes! Can’t wait for spring!!!

 

Fill In The Blank Friday

1.  The love of my life is . . .  right now, Boo. But we’ll see 🙂

2.   Falling in love is . . .  a scary and vulnerable experience, but amazingly worth it. It is something I was designed for.
 
3.  Marriage is . . .  something that takes effort, patience, compromise and communication. It’s a beautiful partnership that everyone has the right to.
4. The longest relationship I’ve ever had was . . . 3 years and thankfully done!
 
5. The key to a good relationship is . . . is the same as a good marriage. Patience, communication and the effort to keep trying equally.
6. I feel loved when . . .  when my mom calls me each morning, my dad says goodbye before he leaves, my friends hug me, Boo offers kisses, little gestures of appreciation are made, I sit in the sunshine.
7.  My favorite quote about love is . . .   “Love is all you need” – John Lennon (smart man) 
 

Things I Love Thursday!

 

 

Happy Thursday!!! I dearly hope the world is treating you write and that your week is abounding with goodness. I’ve been slowly putting some pieces together this week in terms of what I want my life to look like and how to make that happen. It’s an interesting road to be one, but definitely an adventure! Thus far I’m decided that I want to spend more time with the puppydog and my family, I want to work on my own schedule, I need to put myself back on hormones (ack!) to prevent ughyness and I’m thrilled to be in a different place right now. I’ve also decided that I love these things . . .

♥ Valentine’s Day! ~ Umm yeah, I don’t know about you but I heart the heart day. It’s awesome. No matter if I’m single or note, I’ve always been in love with it. A whole day of wearing all the pink and red I want with fun hearts, doing fun things for my loves and surprising people with goodness. Oh yes I will. This year was simple and great. Gave some flowers and goodies to my friends and fam and partook in fun things. All in all, two thumbs up!

♥ Painting? ~ I have been trying to push through an artist block in my brain for weeks now. It’s insanely difficult when all you want to do is paint and your brain refuses to move. Ack!

 

Little Loves . . .

♥ The commercials for Top Gear. I love the nerdy boy making gun noises while holding a rifle, hehe. ♥ New canvases ♥ Secret government organizations ♥ The Voice. This is my ridiculous new tellie obsession. ♥ How the right east coast accent can make “pawn store” sound like “porn store”, hehe. ♥ Blueberries. I can eat these by the handful! ♥ My moomoo’s vday gift. I’m a sucker for hearts! ♥ CLo’s flirting. I love a short man with a tall personality 😉 ♥ Big bushy hydrangea blooms and vibrant irises ♥ Pink streamers ♥ Making apple pancakes for the first time ♥ Blowing bubbles ♥ Whimsical cards ♥ Watching RvB from the beginning ♥ Days with Boo ♥ My twitter photos suggesting I like the following things: art, my dog, cooking and shoes. I’m ok with that. ♥ Pawn Stars. I’m amazed at how attached people are to things! It’s up there with Hoarders, only they’re trying to get rid of it. ♥ THIS homemade lip scrub recipe. I cannot wait to try it! ♥ Planned Parenthood. I can’t even tell you how thankful I am for them! ♥ Having my boots back again. I left them in someone’s car and I’ve been feeling the need to get out with them and explore. ♥ Opal Apples. I couldn’t help but go get more! ♥ My rented rug doctor. I couldn’t take my carpet being grody and smelling anymore so darnit I did something about it. Fingers crossed that it stays super. ♥ FINALLY getting an additional circuit put in for my bathroom. It’s been so frustrating blowing the circuit every time I wanted to dry my hair. So silly. ♥ This creamsicle dream outfit and this pink delight outfit that reminds me of a cross between Jackie O and Coco Chanel from Miss Bee ♥ Getting real about how much crap I have. I does not matter how much I love it if there is no room for it. Kind of like people I guess. ♥ Being up early again. My body schedule has been so whacked out lately, but I think it’s been affecting my productivity level. So today might be difficult (an understatement) to reset myself, but I know it’s worth it! ♥ Bright blue panties ♥ Buying all of the trident pomegranate & blueberry gum a store has ♥ Digging through the linen in my closet and trying on my long flowy dresses. I cannot wait for summer! ♥

♥PS22 Chorus (better known as the awesome girl from the Target/Adele Grammy ad!) ♥

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day my lovelies! I wish you all a stupedous day filled with love, hugs and goodness.

And remember, storm troopers need love too . . .

 

 

PS . . . Enjoy your peanut butter and jelly time and as Dr Ruth would say, don’t forget the condoms!