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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


I am sure I have written about this place before...My grandparents live across the street from the water...It is a place that centers me...a place that I can look around and appreciate the beauty.   There is a place down off one of the boat launches where I have had many firsts in my life....my first kiss (one summer when I was 11), my first cigarette, my first heartbreak.  This is the place that my husband would have proposed to me if he didn't get delayed at work.  Sitting on the rocks letting the wind whip through my hair...I can actually just tune everything out for a little while.  I haven't been down there yet on this trip but I will go, probably at sunset.
There is so much beauty here...the flowers are in full bloom, the grass is green, you can smell the salt water when you walk outside.  I need to find hte time to take a walk with my camera and take some pictures.
Do you have a place like this....a place that no matter what mood or trouble you have is like a breath of fresh air that calms you? 
I am off to shop, get pedicures and do the other things you do to distract someone from a surpirse party that is being organized around them....so nice to be on this end for a change, instead of being the one trying to make it happen!! Hope that your weekends are fabulous!! Hugs

Friday, April 29, 2011

Heading south...

and it's a gorgeous day for a drive...
the sky's blue..temps at about 70- going to blast some music and drive with the sun roof open...
it that won't get me out of the funk I am in....I don't know what will...
My paper that's due on Monday is done...so no feeling like I have to rush out of there on Sunday to do it....which will be nice..
Can I tell you a secret?
I did not turn on the royal wedding today....I was awake for most of it and didn't turn on the TV...
Not sure why...just feel like the hype of it all was too much I guess....I wish them all the happiness in the world...but all this hype and scrutiny...don't you think it's hard enough to be married as normal people...add onto that the heir apparent to the crown of England..and then the media hype for the wedding....that's a lot of pressure...I did look at pictures this morning...and it looked gorgeous...just couldn't bring myself to watch it..

Okay..enough secret confessions for today...I am going to go pack...pull my hair back and break out some of my favorite cds....I am (FINALLY) able to send some sunshine out to all of you...hugs and love!!  see y'all on the flip side!

Thursday, April 28, 2011


We have positives and negatives on this Thursdays list....I think they balance each other out....
I have tomorrow off....that's a huge smile
I put in 41 and a half hours in the four days that I worked...
I have a new hot water heater
It is on the wall in the new bathroom and is huge and ugly
Hubby might have a new job on the horizon
We have to play with our finances a bit to make it work
There is a job posted at work that I have been waiting to post for a couple of weeks.
I am not sure if I should apply for it or not....I am having really mixed emotions right now...it would be a good step for me....I know that...but....I don't know...I can't quite verbalize yet....
I am headed to Connecticut this weekend to celebrate my aunt's birthday and my parents are coming up (both are huge positives....i can't wait to see my mom)
My grandmother is upset because David isn't coming with me....
I don't really know what's going on with me right now..just feeling kinda blah I guess.
I need to feel like I am accomplishing something?  I am not really sure that's the right word for it...
Migraines are more frequent than ever....I have been putting off some follow up testing that I need to go get done...I have my first acupuncture appointment in about a month and a half on monday and not even really excited about that....
I don't know....just some silly funk I guess....I will pull myself out of it I am sure of it...but right now I almost feel like I want to let it run it's course...don't know..
okay...I am rambling now....sending positive thoughts out to all of you tonight.. I hope that the star dust from your dreams settles in and make something magical happen for you all!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just wanted to say...

that your words inspire me...
they make me smile...
they make me laugh..
I have cried at your posts...
I have smiled at your pictures..
I have hoped and wished that there would be a cure..
You have helped me, smiled with me, been there for me..
I have read your blog longer than anyone elses..
You were the "first" blog that I followed...
and yours will always be on my list..
You inspire so many...
Always ready with a comment to make someone smile..
Always ready with an email when it is needed...
I know what it feels like when your body betrays you..
But please know that your words..whatever they are...even when it's not every day...inspire me.
I don't "Know" you in the traditional way that people "know" each other...
but I count you as a dear friend...
Tonight, my blog is dedicated to you...
the one who smiles in spite of it all..
the one who writes for the joy of writing
the one who shares from the heart
the one who is at the center of our little blog family...
you may not think that it's "enough"
but girl, i gotta tell you..it's all you.....and sharing "you" with the world is a gift.
Sending healing thoughts to you...
Sending a bunch of silly jokes to make you smile...
But mostly sending my love and admiration...
because you inspire me and you will always be enough.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Beware of crocs

I am obsessed with shoes.
I am not kidding I probably have at least 100 pairs of sandals.  
It drives my husband crazy when I come home with another pair of shoes.
As the spring starts to slowly warm up, there is one type of shoe that comes out of hiding that I seriously despise.  I have never hated a pair of shoes more than I hate these.
I hear all good things about them
They are so comfortable
They are so easy
They are perfect for working in the garden
They come in so many different colors.

I get it...and most of the time all of those (except the gardening one...i avoid that at all costs..but that's a different post) are enough reason for me to go out and buy a pair of shoes.  
But, at the risk of offending some who may wear them (and if that is the case, I am very very sorry) they are seriously about the ugliest shoes I have EVER seen
Honestly, they are the most hideously designed shoe I have ever seen.  They are designed to be used in the garden and they are plastic so they can be hosed off and cleaned easily.  I get it.
However, there is something about these shoes that make people think it is acceptable to wear all variety of colors together.  First of all, I have never seen a fluorescent orange shoe that I have liked, but put the color in a croc and everyone has them, especially when wearing pink. Okay, so maybe if you were out hunting in the middle of the woods and were wearing your hunters orange then the shoes would match- except they would get stuck in the mud that you would inevitably have to cross to track whatever animal you are looking for.
Lime green- another shoe color that is really not okay to wear with most articles of clothing.  My favorite pair of sandals were lime green- I wore them with two outfits- both were mostly while and they were these strappy things that unless you were really paying attention you wouldn't have noticed they were lime green- these shoes are like clodhoppers- no one can miss them.
To exhibit my extreme dislike of these shoes let me tell you a story.
My three year old nephew (hubby's sisters kid who I can't ever say no to) was in a store with us one day last summer.  He knows that all he has to do is bat his cute little eyes at Auntie and she will buy him whatever it is that he wants.   He wanted these:

I said no and picked out another pair.  He batted his eyes, begged, gave me kisses, and eventually through a huge fit because I said I wouldn't buy him the shoes.  My sister in law ended up getting them for him so that he would stop crying....and I still won't go anywhere with him if he has them on.  He is a cutie and knows that auntie won't take him out if he is wearing his "bob pants" shoes.

Now that spring has started to arrive and we are anticipating the new shoe season I just have one piece of advice:
Beware of the crocs.  They will sneak up on you and appear when you least expect them- often in bright neon (or even tie-dyed) colors that match nothing else an individual is wearing.

Friday, April 22, 2011

new awards and other random thoughts for a Friday

Hello all!
I hope that this finds you all doing well and having some fun on this chilly Friday night...
My allergies have kicked in full swing today...not sure why but they are killing me right now.
I left work early today.  I went in this morning and just decided that I needed an afternoon off....and I did pretty well...usually I set a time that I am going to leave and end up not leaving for at least forty five minutes after that time..today was only twenty minutes :) I came home and took a nap.  There is something completely luxurious about taking a nap in the middle of the day...
I have two awards that I feel incredibly honored to receive.
Caterpillar over at Musings and Confessions of a Wandering Mind gave me one a few Sundays back
I really do appreciate that you all read my ramblings...so thank you for this one!!  Caterpillar is one of those individuals whose posts make you think and delve into your soul.  She is a beautiful writer who lays everything out on the line for you to read. 
The next one is from Thisisme at Southhamsdarling. which I have never seen before
very sweet and I thank you very very much for it....if you haven't read her blog you should totally go check it out (although I think everyone reads it now) because she gives a great perspective on life, the love of family all in the backdrop of a beautiful English town.
So, as with most awards these have rules.  I am going to combine them and tell you seven random things about myself- forgive me if I repeat anything you already know..
  1. I work in sales and am putting up killer numbers for the year, but really I would love to be working with teenagers who are aging out of the foster care system to make sure that they have resources and skills to make it on their own so that they don't end up in abusive relationships like many have seen family members in, mixed up with drugs, dependent on the system or in jail.  This is a huge gap in the way the system currently works.  Did you know that in the state where I live and thirty seven other states, the minute a youth turns eighteen they are kicked out of a state funded system that is all they have known for many years and told that they need to figure out how to make it on their own AND that in many states it is against the policies of the Department of Human Services (or what ever other system is in place in the particular state) for any worker to have contact with this child once they age out of the system.  And people wonder why so many of these kids end up perpetuating the cycle that they lived through as a child?
  2. I live in a house that is almost 100 years old.  I fell in love with the house after looking at 47 others.  This house was the very first listing that my mother sent to me and i told her that I didn't want to go look at it because I didn't think i would like it.  Guess mothers really do know best!
  3. I have been to 45 out of 50 states.  I am still missing Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, Colorado and Montana.  I hadn't been to Vermont either until last year when my hubby and I went for our anniversary even though it took us less than two hours to get there.
  4. I am very spoiled and mandate that we go on vacation for a whole week at least twice a year.  This involves leaving the house and staying somewhere that isn't someone elses house.  We do this with a time share that we bought about ten years ago.  Even though we have done this for the last ten years, we have never been back to our "home" resort, always trading to go somewhere else.
  5. One of my favorite places that we have ever been is Moosehead Lake Maine.  In general, I hate the woods but this place gives me a chance to recenter myself and hubby and I try to go at least once a year.  Our favorite activity while we are there has nothing at all to do with the water.  We drive around for hours on the logging roads that run through the woods and look for moose.  We have driven on snowmobile trails, gotten lost in the middle of nowhere with no cell phone reception, gotten stuck in the mud and gotten a flat tire on there trails, but we stock up with junk food and drinks and literally will drive all day.  My husband gets a kick out of the fact that we will be deep in the woods with no one else around and I will get creeped out by the silence and swear there is a serial killer in the woods stalking us and waiting to kill us- think about what better place to hide a body that in the middle of the woods where people don't generally travel.
  6. Piggybacking on the above fact, i have never in my whole life peed in the woods.  My husband tries his best to make that happen and has for ten years- but I have a bladder of steel.
  7. I have a rule about visitors to my house.  They are not allowed unless they give me at least an hours notice.  Only once has anyone challenged this rule and I took them out for a very nice lunch and then made them stand outside because I hadn't had a chance to straighten up at all and my house usually looks like a bunch of unsupervised five year olds live in it.  I am not a good housekeeper by any stretch of the imagination and even with several days notice, my house isn't spotless (unless my mother is coming and then I will obsessively clean even though I know she doesn't really care but her house has always been spotless and I feel kinda bad that I didn't inherit that particular gene from her) but at least it looks like two adults live here.
I think that's probably enough of my rambling for tonight....I hope that you all have a wonderfully fantastic weekend, whether doing nothing or accomplishing a lot.  I am going to go take a dose of Nyquil and attempt to get several more hours of sleep. Peace and positive thoughts out to the universe tonight that hopefully settle on each one of you!!


Chaos defined by the American Heritage Dictionary

  1. A condition or place of great disorder or confusion.
  2. A disorderly mass; a jumble: The desk was a chaos of papers and unopened letters.
  3. often Chaos The disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed in some cosmogonic views to have existed before the ordered universe.
This is how I feel about most aspects of my life right now.
My house is in chaos because of renovations
Work is in chaos for a variety of different reasons

The only thing that centers me right now is my hubby- which is good but slightly chaotic as well..

I think I have too much going on and I am trying desperately to find a balance.
The days are getting longer so why does it feel like there is less time to get things done?

I am waiting for the world to stop for just a moment...just freeze...I need to carve out some me time...
That's what my blog forces me to do..carve out some me time..
time to reflect on the positives
time to put my thoughts on paper
an outlet to just be myself

I appreciate that you all read my ramblings and that you comment
I have written over 200 posts...that's a little bit crazy...
I guess what I am trying to say is thanks for being my one little corner where chaos doesn't infringe...
Thanks for giving that one moment where it feels like the world stops for just a second and I can just breathe.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday's List

things to smile about this week

  1. The snow pile is almost gone.  there is one shovel full left on the grass and I should just throw it into the driveway to melt but I won't because I put the shovel away already.  Still chilly out but at least the snow is almost gone.
  2. I had a flower come up last week.  It is purple and something that someone planted (not me probably my aunt).  I was late leaving for work one day because I had to go look at it and make sure it was actually a flower and not a piece of plastic
  3. I have walls in my bathroom.  That's very exciting
  4. I am almost at my monthly card goal with a whole week left.
  5. I have a weekend that there won't be anyone in my house (in theory).  It's Easter weekend so the inlaws are staying at home.  We will get the bathroom mudded, sanded and hopefully painted this weekend.
  6. I will be able to sleep in on Saturday morning....I may take Nyquil to help me with that one Friday night.  I am exhausted and looking forward to not having to get up at a specific time
  7. The party is only three weeks away...I am psyched to see friends and family I haven't seen in a while
  8. My dearest hubby brought home a birthday cake and two cards on Tuesday because he forgot to bring them home on Sunday.  He seriously hasn't bought me a card in two years so this was very exciting to me
  9. Only eight more weeks of school!! YAY!!! (you are all going to see a countdown with this because I seriously cannot wait to be finished right now)
I have nothing else for this week.  It's been a long one and I am grateful that it is almost over.  What has made you all smile this week?  Hopefully, there have been a lot of smiles and lots of good stuff going on in your corners of the world.  Going to go crawl into bed and snuggle with my hubby....hope you are all well....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Before and Midway Through

You all asked for pictures of the bathroom...it's still a work in progress but I figured I would show you some before pictures...
what a mess...all over my house..

under the stairs after all the plaster was removed

the ceiling

these had to be removed one by one so as to not crack the shower wall behind it...what a pain..
walls  yay!!

whole bathroom

Very exciting....the walls are mudded.  They need to be sanded and mudded again and then primed and painted.  We need to level the floors and lay the floor.  Then it will be time to put in the toilet and the sink and put up the light....I am excited because it feels like it will be finished soon.  Then on to railings and steps for the deck and maybe a backsplash in the kitchen and we will be ready for the party.  Only a couple more weekends to get everything finished....but those are the  major projects we hope to accomplish ourselves this summer.  We need to replace the hot water heater and will be putting a tankless hot water heater in this bathroom and doing the roof on the house.  
The best part of this bathroom is that everything will be in the same room...because right now...the toilet is in what is supposed to be the pantry cabinet in the kitchen...so I will be able to finally rip down the peach wallboard in there and put up shelves and actually have a pantry.  lots to be done...but after it's done hopefully that will be it for a little while...
Hope all is well in your corners of the world!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Really really quick...

cause it's almost 1am and I have to be up in five hours...
I have the best thing to smile about today (well technically yesterday)
I came home from work....
and I have walls in the bathroom!!!
And a floor...
We need to tape, mud, prime, paint and lay the floor and then my father in law will come and put in the toilet and the sink...and guess what...
Then the bathroom is
I am so excited I can't even tell you....lots of work to do before Friday..but it's all good....I am pretty excited....now to finish the deck and the backsplash in the kitchen and hire the cleaning lady to come in and clean up the dust all over the place and we will be good to go for the party...


I am going to bed now...see you all in the morning...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Another year has past

365 days and another year old.
365 days and hopefully a little bit wiser.
Over the past year we have done some kitchen renovations, started a new bathroom, built a deck.
I have worked hard and done well at work..
I have loved more, smiled more, and laughed a lot more.
I have lost some important people in my life, people who have passed and others who have drifted from my life...
I have found a whole new world out here in the blogging world and made some very good friends.
Today, there are walls to a bathroom that hadn't been there before....sort of...
Today, I am more grateful for today than tomorrow and live  to the fullest.
Today, I am grateful for my family and friends and the support that they give me.
Today, I know that there are some big scary things out there in the world..and I know that I can handle them..
Today, I sing out loud with my windows open, I laugh out loud often, I cry when emotions drive me to, I always say I love you.
While I may be another year older, I am also another year wiser.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

And the renovations continue

Today was a day of back and forth and back and forth to the home improvement stores.
Hubby and my father in law were working on the bathroom...again....I think they got most of the plumbing done...pipes moved etc....spent the entire day without water...
My mother in law and I went shopping this morning and then were gophers for the afternoon...
I despise home improvement stores and am officially done with them for the weekend I hope...but at least it kept us busy...I am not good in home improvement stores, as someone often points out to me.  I like to walk in with my list, find the older gentleman who looks like he knows what he's talking about, show him my list and have him show me where everything is.  I like to look and pick things out and then normally hubby just makes it happy....it's not like that when I go by myself....If I pick out a light I have to remember the fifteen things that are necessary for it to work...and I just don't know what they all are....like the octagon shaped junction box that I didn't get for the light that apparently is not a fun thing to have to put up....these stores are one of the places in this world that make me feel like a stupid human being...and I don't like that....but I suppose we are all good at different things...this isn't mine to be good at..just to drive back and forth to until I get all the parts and pieces!
I am enjoying the peace and quiet right now...catching up on blogs and snuggling with the kitties....
Tomorrow we are having hubby's cousin, her husband and little girl over for dinner with my inlaws...so that will be good...making bbq brisket...which will be perfect for a rainy day...I do have to run out in the morning and pick up the rest of the stuff that I need to make it...it's a labor intensive recipe..but one of my favorites...
I am enjoying catching up with you all on your blogs....hope that the weekend is treating you well and is an productive, or unproductive, as you want it to be...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday's list

There's no place like home....there's no place like home.....

unless it's Mexico with a drink in one hand, sitting on the beach or by the pool in the eighty five degree weather in the sun...


Okay enough of that...
Work has been crazy....trying to get caught up, but feel like every time I start to fill in the hole that has been dug, I am just making it harder for me to avoid the other ones all around me..
But..smiles this week..
It's nice to be missed...and to have people tell you that..
I am halfway through my second to last class!!! YAY!!
My father in law is coming this weekend....I might have a working bathroom downstairs after this weekend...
I have to work on Monday even though the inlaws will be here cause there's some bizarre holiday on Monday that means they don't have to work (Patriot's Day is the holiday BTW)
My cats have been super snuggle all week....I think they are afraid that we are going to leave them again.
The sun was out today.....all day long...it was nice in the quick fifteen minute break that I got to take
I will feel very accomplished once I get everything caught up.

I have missed you guys....I have been reading when I have a few minutes but rarely commenting....I smile when I see something going well for you and it does appear that much of the blog world is really positive right now....that makes me happy...happy to know that you have settled into new houses or are feeling good about packing to get into new houses....that you are posting yummy recipes that are complete with all the wonderfully fresh veggies and such that is going to start to come up....that you are going away on holiday or have family in town....it makes me happy to think that there are people that I care about who have been to hell and back lately who are doing better....
That's all I got for today....I am going to go take a nice long hot shower and crawl into bed with my sleeping husband and be thankful that tomorrow is finally friday....wishing you all sweet dreams, happy Friday and as always sending good thoughts, positive vibes and lots of smiles across the universe to you all!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


It is raining cat and dogs out there today.
I am sitting on my lunch break at work and it is just insane out there...
It's been a busy few days, but hoping that by the end of the day tomorrow I will have a good handle on everything.

I wanted to clarify my story yesterday.  My grandfather was Jack and it was my mother who got back in touch with these wonderful people.  We were reimiscing last week in Mexico when we got the news that Aunt Peg had passed and my mom shared parts of the story with me.  She was an amazing woman who was completely nonjudgmental.  She always had perfect timing on her emails and phone calls to me.  I will miss her immensely.

My lunch is over.  I need to go put my nose back to the grind stone.  It's my late night tonight so I have another 5 hours of work left.  Hope you are all enjoying today!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Angel wings

I have a story to tell tonight about a nun and a priest.. a love story for the ages...
Bob was a young catholic man who heard his calling early in life and knew that he was going to go to seminary and become a priest.  He studied at the Vatican under one of the popes, said Mass in latin and was eventually placed in a church in New York, close to his brother's family.  His brother, Jack, chose not to go into seminary, got married and had four kids.  Their mother and sister were disappointed in Jack's decision but Bob was their shining star.  He was a man of faith, one of those priests who's faith was present in every act, every word, every kindness during his life.  
Peg was a woman of incredible faith who made the sacrifice to go into "god's service" as she used to call it.  She too had an incredible faith, devoted to doing God's work, even when it was difficult.  Church every day, days of silence, community work you name it, both were involved in it.  They met each other through the congregation in New York.  They developed a bond over their love of God and the church and what it stood for.  
The Catholic church, facing declining attendance, stopped saying mass in latin and at some point lost the focus.  Bob decided, after much praying and, in his words, consultation with God, that he was going to leave the church.  He felt that the church was becoming less about God and more about something else.  He turned to his brother Jack when his mother and sister turned their back on him because he was leaving the church.  He kept in touch with Peg, who was slowly falling in love with him.  Conflicted, Peg prayed about this and decided to leave the church as well.  Realizing their shared love of God had evolved into a deep devotion to one another, they were married and for a while lived with Jack and his family.  The bond between brothers was stronger than ever.  Longing for the connection to the church again, Bob and Peg started their own congregation, one that was far less judgmental and one that focused on the positive relationship with god and the power that relationship gave people to help others. Both were well out of the age for child bearing so their church became their baby.  Jack and his family moved out of the area and Bob and Peg, like many others went to Florida.  Here they started another church, again focusing on the love of god and focusing that love into positive acts of kindness for the community.  While establishing this new life, Jack and Bob remained close.  Visits occurred and Jack's kids grew up and had children of their own.  Bob and Peg were not around often, but when they were there was a peace about them.  Slightly standoffish but willing to listen, they both offered their wisdom and shared their relationship with everyone who encountered them.  Peg learned to use email, Bob loved a phone call.  They enjoyed retirement in a way that only a couple without children could, cruising for a large percentage of the year, spreading their faith.  Jack died, cancer took him and Bob was told not to come say goodbye.  He didn't and Jack's daughter took this hard.  Jack's daughter was the only one who spoke with them any more and she cut off contact for about two years after Jack's death because she was angry that Bob did not come to say goodbye to his brother who took him in when the rest of the family turned their back on him.  She got over it and called one day.  Bob and Peg both spoke with her.  Emotions overflowed because of the connection that was reestablished.  Phone calls and emails picked up where they left off like nothing had changed.
They were getting old, but still managing to get out into the community and share their profound faith with those around them.  They organized community projects, were recognized as civic leaders in their community and when asked why they did it, the answer was simply because God's message was to be kind to each other and give unto yourself.
The nun and the priest, their story of shared faith and love came to a crossroads last week when Peg unexpectedly passed away.  When Jack's daughter spoke with Bob, he simply said that his father had called his angel on earth to get her wings and that he knew that she would be waiting for him but he had more love to spread before he joined her.  
While I may not believe in the same things that they did, while I may not have the faith and unwavering belief in the higher power, their faith and love is a testament that I was lucky enough to be able to experience and learn from.  We had many conversations about God, the church and all that went along with that...and never once did they tell me my beliefs were wrong, just that they kept me in their prayers and that I needed to come to my own conclusions and live my life and my faith in the best way I could.  I know that there is another angel watching over me, guiding me and leading me down the path that is life.  Rest in Peace Aunt Peg.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Home again

We got home late last night....We still have snow in the yard...but not as much as there was there before.
Today has been a day of catching up...fun fun..
I had drinks for all of you....and I am trying to get some homework done so i am going to leave you with some pictures from our trip...hope you all enjoy and i'll be back with a real blog post!!
Hugs to you all...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

As we are getting ready to go out for the evening I leave you with some pics...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Good Morning!!

From sunny and warm mexico...
I am sitting on our balcony overlooking the ocean.....it is gorgeous...I am going to figure out where to buy a cord for my camera so you all can see the pictures...
I am sitting on the balcony because my procrastination has gotten the better of me and I need to finish a paper...
but better to be doing while listening to the waves than at home in the cold snow.
We are having a great time...just relaxing...drinking a lot of tequila (promise Odie- I have had more than one for you!!).
My parents own a timeshare down here, so we have been coming down for about 10 years.  We know most of the wait staff, the bar tenders etc.  Our favorite bartender is on duty during the day, not at happy hour, which is kind of a bummer...but he is giving us happy hour pricing all day on drinks... you can't beat that!! We did a tequila tasting with him yesterday because my parents want to bring my brother home some tequila.  We tried six different kinds and really, in my opinion, tequila is not meant to be sipped.  We had a couple of really smooth ones...but I guess I just don't like it that much outside of a drink...in my blue margaritas...bring it on!!
I haven't read any one's blogs yet....I wanted two days without the internet (never thought I'd say that) but it's been nice to not get on this blasted computer...
So I hope that packing has gone well for some, moves well for others, the cherry blossoms I heard from my parents were peaked this week and I know that's someone's favorite thing to go see, hope that job searches have gone well and spring has been enjoyed...hugs and lots of wishes to you all...I am going to figure out a way to bottle the sunshine, sand and waves and send it out to all of you.....

Friday, April 1, 2011


We are in Boston- we got in last night and spent the day today at the Aquarium.  I had never been so I needed to go and see what it was all about and it was the perfect rain/snow day activity.
Actually it was kinda lame...it was expensive...and very limited as to what they had for animals....they have a great penguin exhibit...but that's about it...a big tank and then just a bunch of new england fish...pretty low key...but I spent the day with my hubby so that was nice...
I am procrastinating.  I have a paper due on Monday that I really need to get done before we leave tomorrow.  I have started it so I guess that's a step in the right direction.
In approximately 12 hours we will be checking at the airport and getting ready to leave for sunny mexico...I can't wait...
We are both in desperate need of this trip so it will  be good to get away, recharge and relax.
Hope that all of your moves, jobs, trip etc have gone well...and that you have all enjoyed your April Fools Day.  Since I will flying over a lot of the country tomorrow I will be sure to send out smiles and hugs the whole way....maybe you all will feel them even better if they are coming from an airplane!