Thursday, August 28, 2008
I wish everyone a safe holiday weekend, and we'll see you when we'll see you.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Here's a song to listen to if you get bored with the poems. It's my favorite Van Morrison song titled "Into the Mystic," and is fitting for this moment in time (awesome pictures on this video)."
Staring at an open road,
An endless painting, God bestowed.
Freedom, we all take for granted
In a song, seldom chanted.
Praise the splendor of this nation,
Absorb its beauty, on vacation.
Make it to our destination,
Laugh, talk, sing, good vibrations.
We made it to the new thirty,
Pull back time, it’s in a hurry.
Take pleasure in these forty years,
Do something fun, buy naughty gears.
“Will” I return?
On the move, ready for flight
Trouble sleeping, throughout the night.
Had a bad dream, my car hit a tree
Surprised by life’s disposal of me.
Called my lawyer to set a date
Things to entrust, since I lack a mate.
Dividing possessions, gives a chill,
Although it was time, to make out my Will.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I need to credit her decision to her husband. He told her it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. She is out of a job right now, so she doesn't have to worry about taking off work and they have enough of people to watch their daughter while he is working.
A two week break from work is my kind of vacation. I'll make sure to take many pictures and post a few here, but for now I must get ready for her little shindig. Her husband called me this week and I answered, "What up, sweet cheeks?" He laughed and said, "Not much hot buns." What? The call came from her phone. So, we're going to surprise her with a little get together with friends and family.
Take care and enjoy!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
On April 6, 2008, I decided to quit smoking, which was a 26-year habit. It was a spur of the moment decision, not one of pressure, but nonchalant. Well, it’s been 4 months, 2 Weeks (136 Days) and probably 10 to 15 pounds heavier since my quit. GAH! Before I quit smoking, I was already working out and eating healthy based on a routine I had when I dropped four sizes in the past. I’m still working out, I eat somewhat well, but the bad foods get in the way. This whole juggling to quit smoking/lose weight is driving me nuts. The thing is I know what I need to eat and do to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, it's the filling of time and that gets in the way. So, now I’m muscular with a lovely layer of fat on top. Nice vision isn’t it. Smoking did help me keep a reasonable weight. I’m 40-years old, a non-smoker and the weight is increasing my anxiousness. In my older years, I’ve been health conscious yet, I’m struggling between putting something in my mouth, or grabbing another smoke. I don’t need to be a size 4, but a comfortable size for me.
Resolution: For now on, when someone asks about my weight, I’m going to say, “I’m a woman of substance.”
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Recently, President Bush made a visit to the Mercy Centre in Bangkok. In a report from Dan Rivers, he talks with Father Joe about who and what is needed for the Mercy Centre to operate. YEAH, Greg! Word is getting out.
Greg’s book is an inspirational one, but most of all, it spreads awareness. I definitely will recommend it to everyone. Since I started reading his book, I find myself reaching out to people, something I don’t normally do. Granted, my reach is in small strides, but it’s something. Some days I will forget to “point towards the moon,” and some days, I'll remember. Thank you, Greg.
Here is one of my horoscope readings, Leo July 24 - August 23:
"Reality jumped out the window last night and hasn't been seen since." As odd as this sounds, it may convey the energy of the time. Great magical and mystical experiences could come to pass, particularly around the lunar eclipse on August 16. The days leading up to it are days of wonder; afterward, you may ponder where they went."
Can I consider being hung over on my birthday 'magical' and 'mystical'? I spent magical moments with the toilet and mystical moments begging God to put me out of my misery. It also mentions the lunar eclipse, August 16, when I yelled at my sister. Not so magical for either of us.
At this time, I'd like to wish you all a Happy Birthday and I hope you can cope with mortality better than me.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I found an article on the National Geographic site from 2004, and I gotta tell you I was quite disappointed to learn my mood swings have absolutely nothing to do with the moon and everything to do with my character. BAH! Then again, this article also discusses a study regarding whether or not dogs bite people more so when there is a full moon. It seems more dogs bite people in
Anyways, my behavior prompted me to do a little research, and although that research didn’t come out in my favor, I know now not to put blame on the moon and stars. Before I end this conversation with myself, the article did mention that the “full moon has been portrayed… as cause for celebration.” Maybe I can’t blame the full moon on mood, but I can place blame when I’m celebrating. Good to know!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
As you probably already read, I'm an aspiring writer. We're springing up all over the place. I want my blog to be part of my history, to connect me with the world and ultimately improve my writing skills. I hope to find a few people out there patient enough to read my thoughts, and come back for more.
I belong to a writing forum called, The Writers Block. This place has inspired me to get back to writing and connect with other writers. There's nothing better than learning from your peers, improving, putting a smile on someone's face or a tear in their eye, because of something you wrote. Something that touched them. Something they were able to connect to.
I've recently started writing poetry. If you're a family member, quit laughing, because I do enjoy it. Being a writer, I'm my worst critic, so I couldn't say whether my poetry leaves a lasting impression but it gets the creative juices flowing. Maybe when I build up some self-esteem, I'll post a poem or two.
Well, it's time for me to get moving on this beautiful Saturday morning. Have a great day.