Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Burning the candle

at both ends....that has been my theme for the past three weeks it seems like. I've been busy, busy, busy. I came home from Santa Rosa, hit the ground running and haven't stopped since I've been back. Between work and sleep (when I can get it), I've been hanging out with friends, going to the art festival and the arts district here, playing poker w/ friends, and just being the social butterfly that I used to be. My cat feels ignored...as I'm sure my husband does too. Ang isn't too bothered by it...since she hasn't been home much either. She's got herself a boyfriend :) and has spent much of her free time w/ him lately. I'm happy for her....it's awesome she's back out there among the living.

As much fun as I've had lately being the social butterfly...it's exhausting and my house is suffering greatly for it. The house is a mess...laundry has piled up and the dust is getting ready to join forces and stage a coup. I can't have that...so on my days off this week (if nothing else happens) I'm going to attack my house w/ a vengance. And after that I get to prepare for a round of birthdays that happen the first week of May.

I've got my godson's, the hubby, and Ang all in the first week. Gah! Ang is covered already. I have an extra week to shop for the kiddo and I'm clueless as to what to get the hubby. He wants this ring out of The Pyramid Collection magazine...but I just can't afford to get it right now. That and since I would be ordering it online I would end up using his card to get it and somehow that just doesn't seem right to me....know what I mean? And at some point I need to call my family. I'm sure they aren't too happy that I've been AWOL from the phone lines for the past three weeks.

Well...I'm off! Today's thing to be happy about: Mrs. Butterworth's syrup bottles :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Today's things to be happy about....

Felt the need to blog today....but didn't have a clue as to what to write about when I sat down at the computer. Go figure....

So here, at random, are five things to be happy about today. Taken from the book: 14,000 Things to be Happy About by Barbara Ann Kipfer.

~ A price sticker that peels off completely

~ Stopping at "enough"

~ Daffodils looking like a carpet of yellow

~ Saying what's on your mind

~ Possibilities

Go forth and be happy. Even if for just a moment through the entire day.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New Acquisitions....

Went to one of the many, many bookstores around town on Friday and purchased two new books and ordered another. My newest pretties? Eat, Pray, Love and 14,000 Things to be Happy About. I'm pretty excited to dive into both....though I have flipped through the 14,000 things book...it's cool. It's just a list of stuff...lots and lots of stuff. For example: coffeepots, teakettles, and a ring around the moon. (Located on pg. 301) I know this book is going to come in handy. I think the reason I bought it is, too often, when I'm feeling blue I have a hard time seeing the things that I do have. I fail to recognize the good admist the bad. That's one of the reasons I made the blog post 101 Things....to give me a gentle reminder. Now I have one with even more stuff and (bonus) I can take it with me :)

Eat, Pray, Love I bought cause I saw a preview for the movie that's coming out starring Julia Roberts. The movie looks so intriguing that when I found out it was based on a book I swore to read it. Now I own it :)

The book I ordered...Living Your Yoga. One that a good friend mentioned and I've been dying to read for a while anyways.

Well...that's about it for now. I should really get to bed soon...work comes early tomorrow...followed by a anticipated day off. I'm going to get my witch on around this house....it's driving me nuts.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I found my Zen....

and apparently it was hiding in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Well, at least this time it was. I spent Easter weekend w/ my Mom, myself and some amazing scenery there. It was way past time for me to "get away" and I'm glad I did before I was driven to some desperate brink of sluggish routine. I got away before I snapped. And that is a benefit to not only me but those that I care about.

My only regret....I didn't get any pictures of me and Mom together. Kinda makes me sad. She got pics of me and I got some pics of her...but her and I...well, we kinda dropped the ball on that one. *sigh* Oh well...maybe next time. She wants me to come out to Zuni, New Mexico (where she lives) and spend a week out there with her. I must say...that I'm strongly considering doing it.

So...I'm back home and I feel a thousand times better than before I left. I feel more at peace in my own head. And for the first time in a long time...I'm determined to keep that feeling. I've decided that it's my Zen and I'm not going to let anyone else corrupt it.

I guess that's it for now....I will post more later about what all we did in lovely New Mexico (maybe even squeeze in a few pics here and there. In other news...I figured out how to create a button for this site :) Yay!!! So now I have a button and I've set it up to where you can have it too. Enjoy!