Monday again…

19 Nov

Hello everyone… it’s Monday again. I know we all dislike Mondays but I have a little fun fact for you all about Mondays!

Today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but according to statistics, there will be over 5,000 weddings, 10,000 childbirths and 42 million hugs occurring today throughout the United States. Also today,  there will be at least 4 people that will win the multimillion dollar lotteries, 600 people will get promotions at work and 3,000 people will lose their virginity. There will also be 600 dogs adopted, 35,000 balloons sold and 800,000 skittles eaten. Plus, the words “I love you” will be said over 9 million times. So again, I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but just smile, because according to statistics, it should actually be a really nice day.

 

I thought that was cute and that everyone might enjoy it today, I know it made me personally smile so that is never a bad things. “quotes” that is something that makes me smile, I’ll have to add it to the list.

Christmas movies started yesterday! I was pretty much so excited I watched them the better part of the day, it helped that my football team game wasn’t televised where I lived, so I slept late and then got around and did my pilates and my yoga.. and followed it up with Christmas movies, I caught ten minutes of one but then Christmas Snowglobe was on, that is becoming one of my favorites.. it was followed up by Santa Baby, and Santa Baby Two… I watched the first one but not the second one, I was getting dinner around and eating and what not and I only caught bits and pieces of it. But then I caught Holiday in Handcuffs, also a favorite of mine which was followed up my 12 Dates of Christmas which was also fantastic, I stayed up a bit late watching it, I’ve been trying to go to bed by 11 to do my yoga and pilates in the morning before work but it’s worth being a little bit tired when it comes to Christmas time! besides, it’s a short week… just two more days after today… Christmas movies are another reason to smile, I’ll have to add that to my list too. I am still working on my list to get pictures of to add to my wall… it’s coming along lovely and I can’t wait to share it!

Last but not least for the day, my telephone can be upgraded today! I am extremely excited, I am gonna get the samsung galaxy s3, but waiting to see if verizon has any kind of a deal on friday.. otherwise I’ll have to wait until next month when I can save the rest of the money I need for the phone… all in due time =)

Hope you are all having an amazing start to the week and I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Late Saturday or Early Sunday?

11 Nov

Either way… Happy November everyone! I know I am about 11 days late… fun fact.. 11 is my lucky number. I have taken some time to really think things over with this blog and me and what I wanted to do and I am excited about achievements and making this blog more about my goals and accomplishing my own personal bucket list, regular lists, resolutions.. you name it I am going to talk to talk about.. not much different then how it started now is it??

I have spent the last few days compiling a list of things that make me happy (simple pleasures)… a list of things I want to do while I have the chance (a bucket list)… a list of things I would love to do but that require someone else so I might never have the ability so I don’t feel like they should go on the same list (having a baby)… and then I even did some thinking about resolutions already to get them in place too. I am almost set with everything and am now working on getting images and putting tasks down and getting prints. I found a site (called york.com) that is cheaper then shutterfly so I am pretty much in love with that because it won’t cost me near as much to get prints even though it’s kind of hundreds… it should still be amazing and fun and not cost too much which is fantastic. I will show you guys before and afters of my room when I make my walls and different things and would love to help anyone out who likes the idea and wants to achieve it themselves. I think in the process I’m going to make my own headboard too so keep an eye out for that coming soon.

Aside from all that, I am very excited for the next 2ish months… this is my absolute favorite time of the year! I love summer, sunshine, flip flops, hoodies..all of that stuff but my love for Thanksgiving and Christmas an the entire season itself can not be trumped by anything else… the movies, lights, atmosphere, baking and love that can be portrayed is something that is so special I wish people would treasure it all year long… I personally know how hard it is to be over the top happy all the time and really can’t be an expectation but there are so many little ways you can show someone you love them throughout the year… don’t always wait for a holiday… I guess where my rant is going with that is to not wait, you never know when your last time of seeing someone might be so don’t leave anything unsaid…that’s my honest motto… doesn’t always work out when I get pissy because sometimes you just can’t help it, but I’m pretty sure you all know exactly where I’m coming from with that.

I hope you have all had an amazing last two weeks and weekend! I can’t wait to start sharing some things with you guys and really start getting my lists tamed…I’ve even realized that I have accomplished a fair amount of things off my ideal bucket list that I didn’t even realize I had done, so that was pretty exciting for me…especially when I am at this point in my life where I feel like I’m not going anywhere or achieving anything and I feel pretty low about it all.. I am a list maker at heart and sometimes that is the best thing about me.

Things that make me smile and bucket list inspired

30 Oct

I was really bored last night waiting for the storm and all and there happened to be nothing on tv. I started doing a little searching around on the computer looking for something pass the time until a normal bed time could be achieved and I could go to sleep. I ended up stumbling back on the pictures that I used to create my lists of things I wanted to do before 25 and before I was too old and the ones that make me smile… If you haven’t checked out my lists, feel free to do so even though they will never be complete, I seem to add to them everyday. But looking through these pictures got me inspired to do something great…

I am going to go through all that I can find and create some of my own that I think of and I am going to get prints of them all, most likely 4 by 6 because I’m afraid if I go too small you won’t be able to read them but too big and I won’t be able to create my idea… then I am going to get vinyl words (I have a vinyl cutter and I will gladly help anyone that wants to do this too) I am going to pick a wall in my room, probably the one my bed is on or do some rearranging so I have a fairly blank wall and get those circle sticky things at the craft store and write “reasons to smile” in vinyl cursive writing…and then take the hundreds/thousands of pictures that I am collecting and make a wall of things that make me smile. I can’t think of a better way to wake up everyday then to see something that already makes me smile. Life gets so consuming sometimes that we forget the simple pleasures and I don’t want to forget them.

In thinking this up, I have decided to do the same thing with my bucket list. I have a section of my wall between where my closet is and the door to my room are and I am going to write “my list” up and down and then attach the pictures and start compiling my bucket list on the wall where I see it. By seeing it everyday I am hoping it helps to encourage me to start slowly taking pictures down and putting them in a book as they are accomplished. Eventually I will have my own bucket list story about my life. Depending on how it turns out, I might even individually publish it to barnes and noble… maybe it will inspire someone else.

I am also thinking about doing one thing off the wall that makes me happy everyday. There are so many things I shouldn’t have to repeat for basically years (when I move out, it might be tricky to keep this up, let’s hope if I move in with someone they love me enough not to mind my slightly crazy side of wanting to have a million pictures on a random wall..lol or I’ll have to have an office..) and I think I might turn this blog into something makes me happy everyday and completing my bucket list one thing at a time.

What do you guys think? About all the ideas?
Hope everyone was as lucky as we turned out to be with the storm and that everyone is having a great week so far!

Weathered the storm just fine

30 Oct

Just a quick update for everyone paying attention where I am located we weathered the storm much better than expected. There was no damage, it is still raining today but we never even lose power. So all in all it turned out so much better then the flood of 2011.

Sandy…

29 Oct

With Sandy approaching it has been a day to really get ahead of everything before the storm hits. For those who don’t know I am located in New York, about an hour from New York City… We won’t get hit nearly as badly as they do and let’s hope it stays that way especially after the extreme flooding issues that we had last year. I don’t really think everyone around here can take another round with out going out of their minds. Needless to say, I woke up early because I couldn’t sleep so good… and had managed to move all the outside furniture off the porch and onto the fenced in patio so that it can’t blow too far and get broken. Also moved all the Halloween decorations back inside. From there I managed to shower and get around for the day and go to work, which ended early which was kind of nice due us being in a state of emergency starting at 4pm

During the time that I was working, I spent doing a lot of cleaning, laundry, dishes and filling up 6-5 gallon water holders so that even without power we can flush the toilet, then a little while ago, I not only made dinner but dinner for tomorrow too, there is lunch meat for sandwiches and muffins for breakfast. I’ve charged all electronics, downloaded tons of free books and apps for my nook… I don’t know that there is much more that I can do so now apparently I will play the waiting game.

On the plus side… they always say if you are over prepared nothing will happen… so that’s good. I even managed to come up with a few candles I still had around my room because my Scentsy won’t work with the lights out and I won’t have any light after dark… I guess from here all I can say is I’ll eat dinner pretty soon and maybe shower so I’m all set just in case for the morning… maybe roll my hair up in a sock bun and have curls for tomorrow, then I just have to worry about washing my face and brushing my teeth which can be done with water that is in a bunch of pitchers… I did that too! Filled 6 pitchers with water, and 3 of my water bottles I take to the gym.. Pretty sure I’m on top of things. Now I’m kind of bored.. Will update everyone on the outcome where I live of the storm… hopefully it doesn’t end up how bad they are thinking but I think the state of emergency is in place through tomorrow, so no school, that means I won’t be doing any baby sitting, the perk of nannying for a teacher!

Life update…

28 Oct

It’s been about a week since I have found the time to actually keep up with this, no wonder I don’t have a diary! I should have known it would be the first thing to go out the window when sleep is more important. How about we start with the beginning of the week…

This week went a lot better then last week.. I talked to Dave a little bit, I have no idea what he’s doing but I’m getting used to him being distant so it’s actually not bugging me anymore but I’ve also been tired all week so maybe I just don’t care.. that’s probably terrible! I launched my new business website this week… I will write a post all about that, but now I am contacting almost 24/7 to get vendors who want to partake in it. Life fell apart a little for my parents spent 2 days picking up those pieces and looking regulations and what not and it made me wonder what is so wrong with people that they have to act childish for their entire life? Why can’t they grow up?

Enough about that how about some fun stuff… I am really going to start looking into completing things on my bucket list… I am going to try to take them one at a time and just go through it, I’m not sure where I’m going to start or when, but I am going to see what I can do about it. I am going to write about each one as I complete them too so if someone else wants to join me they can! I’m pretty excited about it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of their weekend and good luck to anyone and everyone the east coast with the shenanigans that are unfolding, I’m pretty sure we have all had enough but it seems to be a here we go again…

What’s up with people?

23 Oct

So randomly out of the blue.. Dave texts me today…… I mean really?

I didn’t happen to have my phone on me at work today, so it kind of worked out because I didn’t respond for like 4 hours… so hey at least it didn’t look like I was waiting around but I said I was great and asked how he was, which he followed up with being SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BUSY and am I willing to wait.. really?  I still think you’re a douche, but I can sure as hell play hard to get and see where that goes.. sometimes I’m easily annoyed!

 

Back to music and working out which makes me ridiculously happy!