Monday, March 30, 2009

4:30 am

Ummmmmmmmm, why is it 4:30am and I still can't sleep? This is sooooooooo ridiculous!!! I have to take my God daughter to school at 7:40am, be at the doctor at 9:00am and then take my friend to pick her car up after that. Will I ever catch a break???

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying.
~Michael Jordan

I think this one is self explanatory. It's just important to me, because I feel like one must ALWAYS try. I feel like you set yourself up for failure by NOT trying, and those who have become successful have done it after failing over and over. You don't just succeed, and that's it. Failure is a part of life, especially business, and in order to succeed, you must learn how to fail. This also goes along with another great quote from Lance Armstrong:

Pain is temporary. Quitting is forever.

I LOVE that one, and when you put the two together, it's just inspiring.

I "used to be" afraid to fail, which lead me to never succeed. Now that I get this idea, I've finally become successful, and much, much happier.

Awesome Article

I just read a GREAT article from WebMD and Redbook. It's called "11 'Don't-Tell-the-Wife' Secrets All Men Keep". WOW!!! What an eye opener... and so simple. It's not like I've always had more male friends than female and have FOUR freakin brothers. I guess it's just different when "YOUR" emotions are involved. I just hope this will help me, and I can make things work. Now I just have to figure out how to do that, but I'm not giving up... not on that, on my business, or on my health (I'll write about that a little later, as all the test results aren't back yet).

Here, have a million dollars

Several different charities, because they NEED it. I'd have to think about which ones, but that's definitely what I'd do with it after I helped my parents pay off all their bills.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A friend of mine just opened a business here, and I told him I'd post a link on my blog. So, if you're a smoker and having to deal with all kinds of issues because of it, you may want to look into this.

The Electronic Cigarette

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Quote of the Day

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but at times of challenge and controversy."
~Martin Luther

Again, I'm out of energy, and don't have the strength to write about this quote, but I think it's pretty self-explanatory.

I had a colonoscopy and an endoscopy today to check on what is causing the same pain I had before I had my gall bladder removed. Guess what? NADA!!! Well, except that I have colitis and my stomach is irritated. Considering the prep pills you have to take, I bet it is. I don't know how those things can be "good" for you.

With that, I'm back to lay down. I wouldn't have even gotten online except that I needed to see why the pharmacy charged so much for this new medicine.

Peace out, Shalom, Adios, God Bless, Mazal tov!!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Quote of the Day

"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."

~ Theodore Roosevelt

I wish I had the energy to write about why this is such an important quote to me, because it is, but I just don't. Enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Quote of the Day

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mahatma Gandhi

I think this one speaks for itself. I also think I'll add another one that goes along with it that can be attributed to several people...

"Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself." ~Many people

Great Article

This gives me more hope than I already had. AND it's a nice selling point for... well, I'll keep that a secret.

Texas shines in ranking criteria for top-tier states

Reading 'Night' by Elie Weisel opened my eyes

It was my first real insight into the Holocaust and how people were treated.

Monday, March 23, 2009

BC Jean

I'm sure you've all heard Beyonce' sing this song, but BC Jean is the one who wrote this song. I have nothing against Beyonce'. She is an amazing singer, dancer... all around entertainer, but I personally prefer this version. I LOVE the raspy voice BC Jean and other artists like her have. So, enjoy.

And I just found this recent one... VERY cool. It's called, "Maybe I'm Wrong." What woman can't relate to this one???

Quote of the Day

"It is easy to hate, and it is difficult to love. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get." ~Confucius

I first heard this "theory", if you will, when I was in middle school, back when the dinosaurs roamed and Letterman was on NBC, from Henry Rollins. He happened to be on Letterman, and I have no idea what they were talking about, but I distinctly remeber him saying, "Hate is easy," and it's stuck with me ever since.

I have tried, as hard as it is, to not do what is easy when I should be doing something else. It's something I've attempted to explain a countless number of times to my ex-husband, but I don't know if he understands, or if it was plain old anger mixed with stubborness that was keeping him from seeing what I was trying to explain at the time. I hope it was the latter, because he is an exceptional man with the capabilities to become anything he wants and do great things.

It's also something I've tried to pass along to my God-daughter, because I have seen, far too often what hate and anger can do to one's life. Holding on to anything that doesn't matter in the whole scheme of life, which really isn't a whole lot, will only hurt you. Choosing to love, as hard as it might be at the time, only helps you in the long run. If anyone out there reading this takes ANYTHING away from this little slice of cyber-land, I hope it will be that.

Mazal Tov!!!

Infomercial... Yes, it works!!!

PedEgg, and I LOVE it!!! I wanna get the one with the long hangle. I think it would work better for my heels since I'm a little low on cash these days from another darn surgery but still like for my feet to be nice and smooth.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Linky Loo

I don't know how I was referred to this site, or I would tell you, but I stumbled upon an WebShow (???) called "Idolotry" about American Idol with some pretty good commentary about the show, although I don't agree with everything they say. But, I just watched the interview with Jorge, who was one of my favorites from the beginning... You know how I love accents!!!! It was great, and made me love him even more, even though I don't really know him. So, if you want to take a look at other's views of AI instead of reading through the ENDLESS commentaries online, take a look-see.

Quote of the Day

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Shame on the man of cultivated taste who permits refinement to develop into a fastidiousness that unfits him for doing the rough work of a workaday world. Among the free peoples who govern themselves there is but a small field of usefulness open for the men of cloistered life who shrink from contact with their fellows. Still less room is there for those who deride or slight what is done by those who actually bear the brunt of the day; nor yet for those others who always profess that they would like to take action, if only the conditions of life were not what they actually are." ~Teddy Roosevelt, 1910

This has close to the same meaning as yesterday's quote, but it goes a little farther. I came up with the idea from a Tweet about a blog post called, "Build Something or STFU". Sure, the name could be consider a bit harsh, but sometimes you just have to say it like it is. Those of you who really know me, know that I don't mess around. You rarely, if ever, have to guess how I feel about something, and that's what this guy is doing. Sometimes, you just get fed up with people complaining... (see previous "Quote of the Day").

It doesn't hurt that I'm a big fan of 'ol Teddy's words, too. I have many a Word document saved with his quotes in them. If you're interested, there are several sites out there with them. One that breaks them down by "subject" can be found here. Happy Reading!!!

Tunes that help you heal the ache in your heart!!!

45 Life Lessons

My mom sent this to me in an email right before my divorce, and I'm having a bad evening... fight with youngest bro as I was trying to go to sleep, and I have been in A LOT of pain today without much help from the pain killers, so I decided I needed to read something positive. I should read this every day!!!!

This was Written By Regina Brett of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio
'To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It's the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here goes:

45 Life Lessons

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step .
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years time, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29 What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles .
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Quote of the Day

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world." ~Mahatma Gandhi

I'm making this my first "Quote of the Day," because... Well, for two reasons... no, three. It's a quote that has always had A LOT of meaning to me.

First, it's quote that's always meant a lot to me, and for those who know me, I am constantly looking for and analyzing quotes. I mean, this one just makes perfect sense. Why WOULDN'T you be the change you want to see in the world? DUH!!! If you aren't, doing something about changing the things you want changed, and you're just complaining about it, doesn't that just make you a whiner? And NO ONE likes a whiner!!! Maybe this is one reason I really like President Obama.

Second of all, our world is going to "hell in a hand-basket", and everyone needs to start taking responsibility for it. DO YOUR PART, PEOPLE!!! Imagine how much easier it would be on EVERYONE if all the people who do NOTHING did their small part instead of sitting on their butts and complaining about what they wanted changed. Yes, I know I'm a radical thinker.

And finally, because I'm getting older, and it seems like that's the only way to get things done. I will be the first one to admit that I am not the biggest fan of working "for THE man", but in order to get the things you want, it has to be done. In addition, the best way to get someone to see YOUR WAY, is to show them. A very small example is accents. How many times have you traveled to a place, or known someone who has, where there's a very distinct accent in that area, and after just a short time, you or that person picks it up? I was in Calgary some years ago for a week before my friends met me there, and when I said something to one of them, not only did I shock her with my newly acquired "ehs" at the end of every sentence, rounded O's and strong emphasis on the ends of words, I scared myself. I thought I'd been captured by a Canadian alien. But, you can also see this happening with children. Have a wild a crazy kid spend some time with your child, and see how he/she behaves, and then have a very well mannered, well-behaved child spend the same amount of time with your child, or maybe do it in reverse order... just in case. You can never tell these days. But the point is that we influence people more by EXAMPLE than by just by "telling".

As a fourth reason, I want to ad that I think Janet stood for everything this quote says, and that alone is a good enough reason for me. Not that she and I ever discussed this quote, but this is how I saw her, and how I will remember her.

Plinky Time

New laptop, preferably pink (but I'm not picky)

Friday, March 20, 2009


OK, I "think" I have finally found the perfect layout.... for now.

But, who knows??? I may change it tonight when I can't sleep.

I'd also like to take the time to send out my personal thoughts and prayers to the family of Natasha Richardson and my friend, Janet Eaton, two lovely women with families taken from us far too soon.

First Post!!!

So, I've decided to start, yet, another blog. Hopefully, my severely mentally ill and just plain mean stalkers, cyber bullies and all around cyber terrorists won't find me... just yet, at least. Well, a girl can hope. I feel like I've gone into the online witness protection program. The already ruined my marriage and ran my husband out of the country. It's ridiculous, and I have NEVER even met the main offender. But, if I give them power, then they are happy. At least I KNOW, as do the people who care about me, that their allegations are unwarranted. It's been almost SIX YEARS, and they still haven't come up with one legitimate grievence against me. I mean, who spends that much time on the internet finding out that much personal information about someone's personal life whom they've never met, sends them letters at their parent's home, finds their wedding registry, posts lies about them on someone else's website and doesn't even have enough balls to send their their threatening emails and blog comments with their own IP address and name? I can go up to them IN PERSON, if the situation ever presented itself, and tell them to back off to their face, but that's just the kind of people they are. They've proved it time and time again with the, probably, 1000's of emails they've sent to people threatening them, yet NEVER speaking to anyone in person. WOW, I'm glad I got that off my chest. I had NO IDEA it would be that long, but... OH WELL!!!

Now that I got that craziness out of the way, I can start writing more. I'm really excited to start blogging again, because sooooooooo much has happened, AND I'm on ANOTHER stinking Leave of Absense from work for surgery, and I'm going stir crazy with nothing to do. I'll save that story for later. But, for now, I'm off to shower happy that I finally got this first post out of the way with a layout I'm "almost" happy about.