Monday, January 17, 2011

Just Stuff

Things I have learned about myself . . .
  • I've realized I'm a reader and not a writer. I read everyone's blogs every day but I hardly comment or write on my own blog!! Please know that I love all your blogs even if I may not say it enough - I'm going to work on that!
  • When I'm in the car, ideas of posts always pop in my head and then when I sit down in front of the computer - nothing!!
  • I'm letting all my magazine subscriptions end. Why? Because I find better inspiration, decorating ideas, recipes, etc. from YOU!! Seriously!
  • I'm on day 5 of taking a multi-vitamin and it seems to be helping with my energy level. It's hard swallowing them though - they are huge!
  • My colors are hot pink, green and black.
  • I'm taking 2 trips to Florida and the kids aren't going on either of them . . . I feel slightly guilty about that, but I'll get over it - ha!! One is a trip with the hubby for his niece's wedding and the second is a girls' trip - so needed!
  • My living room has been dubbed the "Charleston" room and I want to fill our powder room and kitchen with fleur de lis decor - I love the South!!
  • My daughter just got a pair of Toms today and now I want a pair. She got black and I want the gray and then we can share - it's a win win!
  • I eat like a kid . . . cheeseburgers, mac & cheese, pizza . . . I MUST get better. I am just not a huge veggie fan but I need to somehow find a way to get it into my diet.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Life Handbook for 2011

I received this in an email and thought I'd share . . .

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2010 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily, and while you walk, smile.

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree....

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing! Life is too short to live it wrong!!!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So ... be happy.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Everyone!! I hope 2011 is the BEST year yet for all of us! Starting my new year moving a little slow - thanks to a very fun party at our neighbors' house - but thankfully nothing was planned for today other than watching bowl games. I need to write down my goals for 2011 but my head needs to be alittle more clearer for that (those darn jello shooters!!).

Here's to 2011!