Wednesday, March 24, 2010

101 Things

As I was browsing Yahoo I found this cute article....thought I would share it (and make sure that I have a place that I could refer to it later. I'm only going to post a certain part of it...but will place the link for the full article at the bottom. Enjoy....

Since one of the key tenets of happiness is being able to savor small pleasures, here's a list of 101 delights that are worth enjoying today (not all in one day, though!).

1. Coloring (yes, grown-ups can do it, too)
2. crisp cotton sheets
3. soft skin
4. old family recipes
5. the first daffodils of spring
6. sleeping in
7. an exercise endorphin high
8. window boxes
9. a perfect cup of coffee
10. a genuine compliment (giving or receiving)
11. the way babies smell
12. a handwritten letter
13. waking up in a good mood...for no real reason
14. singing in the shower
15 finding a couple forgotten dollars in your pocket
16. doing something nice for your neighbor
17. a home cooked meal
18. laughing
19. movie theater popcorn
20. playing hookey
21. a bubble bath
22. swimming
23. an afternoon nap
24. street musicians
25. your favorite song
26. saying thank you
27. helping someone in need
28. old fashioned photo booths
29. fresh whipped cream
30. inspiring blogs
31. a glass of wine
32. rainy afternoons
33. the funny things kids say
34. a novel you can get lost in
35. finding the perfect piece of clothing...on sale
36. clean laundry
37. the wind in your hair
38. treating the person behind you at the drive-thru
39. sharing an umbrella
40. the smell of lavender
41. a long walk that clears your head
42. a bear hug
43. The Beatles
44. smiling at a stranger
45. eating with chopsticks (Chinese food optional)
46. butterflies
47. staying in your pj's all day
48. singing along to the radio and knowing all the words
49. fresh herbs
50. ordering in pizza
51. happy endings...even if they're fictional
52. flying a kite
53. puppies
54. root beer floats
55. holding open the door...
56. ...or having someone hold the door for you
57. fountain soda
58. white, fluffy towels
59. sunshine
60. spending an afternoon at a museum
61. really great advice
62. green lights all the way home
63. the sound of rain hitting the windows
64. sitting in a booth
65. holding hands
66. a great hair day with no effort
67. building a fort with your kids
68. when someone falls asleep with their head on your shoulder
69. fireflies
70. the perfect taco
71. geraniums on a windowsill
72. slow dancing
73. the smell of fresh-baked bread
74. cheesy, uplifting musicals
75. great stories
76. the smell of gasoline
77. the cold side of the pillow
78. love letters
79. old friends...
80. ...new friends
81. a pull-through parking space
82. a baguette -- crisp on the outside, airy on the inside
83. when a dog licks your hand
84. sitting at the counter at an old-fashioned diner
85. using your favorite dishes
86. reading your child a bedtime story
87. Girl Scout Cookies
88. flossing
89. kissing someone you love
90. the smell of onions and garlic cooking
91. hot chocolate
92. jumping in puddles
93. old photographs
94. birds hopping on the sidewalk
95. Ella Fitzgerald
96. a spoonful of peanut butter straight from the jar
97. your softest t-shirt
98. a new magazine in the mail
99. fireplaces
100. having exact change
101. bacon and pancakes cooking on Saturday morning

http://shine.yahoo.com/event/makeover/101-small-pleasures-you-can-enjoy-every-day-1125425/

Spring came rushing in....

With a roar, boom, a crash and a distinctive crunch. I woke up on Saturday morning to the sight of snow. A lovely carpet of white fluffy stuff covered the ground. The roads didn't appear to be too bad...especially after the onslaught of weather we had recieved over the Yule holiday season. So I prepared to go to work w/out a second thought. Got into my car, after unburying it, and set off on my way. Well...about 22 city blocks from my parking lot...I got into my first significant accident ever. This idiot Okie driver decided I was driving too slow and whipped around me like I wasn't even there. I tapped my brakes ever so slightly so that I didn't end up rear-ending him and I ended up going up and over a curb and slamming into another once when my tire had hit a slick spot in the street. (Yeah...I know...huge run on sentence there...be jealous of my mad grammer skills. LOL)

I, of course, freaked out and after a quick body check called Angie and woke her up from her 3 hr. slumber. I then called work and told them that I would not be in. Called the hubby and let him know what was going on and since I knew that he didn't have any tools or anything that would help in this particular situation, I then called a good friend of mine and begged him to come and rescue my car. So, he came and helped us :) He's awesome. Came home....car was relatively ok...with the exception of my passenger side tire's rim being bent all to hell and back. So for the past few days I've had to live with my car being slightly lopsided because of the donut. But today...hubby came up to work and made my car pretty again :) He even got me shiny new hubcaps. I'm overjoyed and happy to be driving my car again.

So...yeah...that was how my Equinox was brought in this year. Not the best way to start spring but I'm so grateful that it was nothing super serious and that I'm ok and nobody else was hurt in the incident. Nothing else major to blog about right now. The days are still ticking by minute by minute. Although me and the good friend who rescued my car are making plans for a Saturday nite of poker and future plans of getting together to do more stuff (ie. live more!) when the weather is consistently warmer. We're talking about bike riding, baseball/softball, golf, tennis, basketball, etc, etc, etc. We were talking today how it totally sucks to be an adult and having to be at work when the weather is so nice. All both of us wanted to do today was ditch work and go outside and play :) Vacation time is going to be a blessing this year....yup, yup.

Well....I'm off!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just another

Thursday morning. I'm bored....I've been bored for days now. I need to snap out of this mess. I have to go to work this evening....which is fine...work distracts me from my everyday (boring) routine. Maybe that's the problem....I'm too damn settled into this routine I call my life. I need some spice. I'm beyond just regular salt and pepper....I need tumeric!! LOL

But seriously....every day it's the same thing. Wake up, play on the computer, get ready for work, go to work, come home, veg out either in front of the tv w/ a movie or the computer, go to bed waaayyy to late. Repeat. Days off are all about shoving as many errands as possible into an eight hour time frame and then bitching cause I don't have time to do housework or laundry. *sigh* I've turned into what I never wanted to be. Now what......

I started this blog as a way to keep track of things going on in my life...both mundane and magical (hence the witch in the title) and so far....I haven't done anything really note worthy. Instead...I'm just filling in space. Ticking the minutes off the clock before I have to go and do something else. What the hell......I need some personal accountability here. I have to break out of this rut...or else I'm going to go insane. I'm almost 30....I would like to do more than just survive another year. Damnit...I want to live!!!!!

Ok...enough belly aching. I need to go scrounge up something to eat and get ready for work. Hopefully I'll be hit with a brainstorm and something good will come from this funky mood of mine.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Week Blahs...

So...it's a new week (for me). First day of work this week and I felt like crap. But of course, with me being such a "valuable asset" there was no way they were going to send me home. Even when the boss man said "We'll see what we can do for you when so and so gets here", I knew I would be seeing 6 o'clock surface while in uniform. *sigh* It's ok...in all actuality I love my job. I have a blast there with the people I work with and the customers I see on a daily basis. Just wish that this upset tummy and floaty head feeling would go away on a permanent vacation. Granted...sitting up so damn late every night really isn't helping me much. I'm sure that if I started eating better, taking my damn iron pill like I'm supposed to and get some decent sleep, I would be fine in a matter of days.

In other news...I got a whole lotta nothing done over my "weekend". Sunday...as mentioned before...was wasted away in the Land of Nod. Monday I didn't do a whole lot either. The washers were free all day long and I didn't touch them. I did, however, get the kitchen cleaned up...it looks gorgeous :) Also went and got some groceries....I was tired of looking at Swiss rolls and chips as options for something to eat.

There's a ton of static rolling around in my head and not a clear word in the whole mess. Feeling disconnected and disoriented. Trust me....not a good combo.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Recharging

So today is the second of two days off for me. It's been nice....I think. It's gone by too fast for me to really judge either way. And the reason for that....I've slept through it. I haven't done that for a long time.

Yesterday started off way too early. Not only did we have to contend with the time change...but true to form Ang and I didn't go to bed until after the clock read 3am. And then I had to get up at 630 in the freakin morning to go to a mandatory meeting for work. Yup...that hurt a bit. So, after that I went to Starbucks with a friend and had a Chai Latte...mmmm, yummy. Came home, visited w/ Ang while she got ready for work, got on the computer for about ten minutes (would have been longer if the computer screed wasn't all fuzzy looking and dancing the mambo). Decided to pop in a movie and lay down on the couch. I got about 30 minutes through Hellboy 2 and passed out. Didn't wake up until 820pm. I haven't slept like that for a long time. And believe it or not....I was still tired. But I had to get up to go and check on my friend's cat while she's out of town and then decided to stop and pick up some food for me and the hubby. Came back home, watched Sex and the City and Twilight and then went back to bed. Didn't wake up until my phone started ringing about 1230 this afternoon. And here it is....3pm and I could probably still go back to sleep. But...things won't get done if I do that. I would like to vacuum, get some laundry done and clean up the kitchen. We'll see exactly how much of that actually gets done :)

Oh yes...and I have to go to the complex office and see if they switched out my mailbox lock yet so that I can actually check my mail more than once a month. That's ever so slightly frustrating. Well...I'm off to go be somewhat productive. I should at least get dressed and brush my teeth today.....

Monday, March 8, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook ~~ 3/2 Edition

Outside my window...is blissful darkness. It's overcast with the teasing promise of rain in the air. And if I knew for a fact that the kitties wouldn't dart out the door, I would have it open to embrace the wonderful beckoning of spring that hovers on the edge of the breezes.

I am thinking...that this blog is off to a slow start. And I might need a cup of tea.

I am thankful for...Angie. She keeps me sane...somewhat.

From the learning rooms...(if this applies) N/A...as I'm not sure what the "learning rooms" are.

From the kitchen...silence. I think the gremlins are up to something again.

I am wearing...my comfy jammies. *sigh*

I am creating...as of right now...nothing but dust.

I am going...to go play Guitar Hero in a bit. I need to practice :)

I am reading...Lasher (Anne Rice), The Body Sacred (Dianne Sylvan), and The Kitchen Witch Companion (Patricia Telesco)

I am hoping...that I this stupid rash on my arm goes away. I love the kitten...but if I get cat scratch fever again I might have to hang him upside down by his tail from the ceiling fan....string him up with feathers :)

I am hearing...the radio playing wicked cool songs.

Around the house...we seriously need to hang stuff on the walls. It echos badly here.

One of my favorite things...fuzzy black socks w/ pink polka dots. And tea.....

A few plans for the rest of the week: Work, work and more work. Gotta earn that Mad Money!!

Here is picture for thought I am sharing....it's a beauty isn't it? My current desktop....
















This post brought to you this evening by The Simple Woman's Daybook. A blog I stumbled upon while blog hopping :) Go visit...it's pretty nifty.

http://thesimplewomansdaybook.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 5, 2010

Here I go....

Well...I've done it. I've finally created a public blog. I've only been considering this venture for about a month or so and the hardest part was coming up with a name for it. LOL

I've been trolling blogs for a few weeks and have seen a trend among the Pagan blogs....most that I have seen are written by stay-at-home moms. Very busy stay-at-home moms. I really don't know how you guys have the time for all the stuff that you do. Now I know that it isn't all done in one day and that there are times where certain things will fall to the wayside in favor of other ventures....but damn....I barely have time to sleep and eat. Of course...I would probably have a lot more free time to pursue other ventures if I wasn't so damn addicted to the apps on Facebook. In fact, I know I would.

So...here I am. My very own little corner of cyberspace. Not too sure yet what I will do with it or what all I will write about here But at the very least...it will be interesting. For now I'm going to play with the page and figure out how to do all the links and stuff that I've seen on other blogs. Stay tuned.....