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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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I stopped at the grocery store tonight.
I was tired- I worked until six thirty tonight and needed to run into the store to pick up broccoli to make a broccoli salad for work tomorrow.  I went to the one that is one my way home- I dislike this grocery store immensely.  So I walk through the store- pick up the three things I needed and got in line to check out.  It was a mess- the person two in front of me had three separate items they had to price check.  Once she was done, the guy in front of me pulled out his checkbook. I am not going to lie- that drives me batty when someone writes a check at the grocery store.  Plus he had milk and mayo- his bill came to $4.45.   I was not really paying attention to what he was doing, I was eyeing National Enquirer Newsweek.  The cashier was running his check through the machine and it stopped.  She needed his drivers license.  He didn't haven't it and I was watching this poor guy unravel.  The poor cashier couldn't do anything and this guy (who really was a kid) was looking a bit lost.  I pulled out a five dollar bill and handed it to the cashier.  She was pretty shocked but took it and the guy smiled for the first time since he had been in line.  It was nice to see him smile.
The guy behind me just looked at me while the cashier started to ring up my order and said he couldn't believe that I had done that.  I shrugged my shoulder and made some comment about putting karma in the bank.  The guy looked at me and said that the kid probably pulled this all the time and it was probably some scam that he had running to get people to pay for the groceries.  I just shrugged my shoulders again and said that if it was a scam then I guess I got off easy and picked up my groceries and left.
I drove home and was thinking about the guy behind me.
How sad is it that someone is so jaded that the first reaction that someone would have had would be that negative.
I felt pity for the guy.
And then I thought, so what if the guy scammed me?
It doesn't matter who he was or what he was doing.
Maybe he was a college kid who forgot his wallet at home
Maybe he was a young dad who had a screaming child waiting at home for the milk
Maybe he was a millionaire who simply forgot his wallet
What difference does it make?
That five dollars would have ended up buying me breakfast tomorrow morning or a pack of cigarettes or any other random thing that costs five dollars that I probably wouldn't remember tomorrow.
Instead, I got to make someone smile, and pay it forward a bit....far more important to remember that than the guy behind  me who was so jaded.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Tonight I talked on the phone with my girlfriend and her two year old. These are the ones with whom I am going to Florida in a short 37 days...I can't wait....she is one of my oldest and dearest friends..
Her daughter is super excited about the trip.  She gets on the phone to me and tells me that I am going to meet them in Florida when they get off the airplane and we are going to the beach and play in the sand and swim in the oceans.  Then she gets all seriously and tells me that there are sharks in the water with the monsters.  I am not sure where she got this from, but she wasn't worried about the sharks.
The monsters come in different colors:
Blue ones that are just mean
Green ones that eat people
Pink ones that give love and snuggles
Purple ones that give sparkles, lollipops, candy and pink cotton candy.
We talked about the monsters- she's no fool- she was keeping the purple ones all to herself but was sending me a pink one to snuggle with tonight in bed because she wouldn't be here.
Do you remember when your imagination used to run like that?
When the whole world was full of new and exciting adventures?
When you  had no idea how you were going to get on a "big metal bird with wings" and fly in the sky- just like a super hero- and end up in a place with sand and water that you have never seen before?
When the most you had to worry about was what color monster was in your room?
And when you had the confidence to say that the green and blue monsters wouldn't come in and the purple and pink ones were the only ones that mattered anyway?
The sense of wonder is amazing and I think that's something that I am missing right now.  Life is such a routine and so much gets put off- til school's done, til the bills are paid, til we have vacation time, til the house is cleaned.
I am going to look for an adventure this weekend- on purpose- whether it be getting in the car and deciding when to turn left or right and not having any place in particular to go or taking a new camera out to take pictures.  I need that sense of wonderment and awe at what's around the corner.
When was the last time you went on an adventure and truly let yourself be captured by the moment, as opposed to planning everything out?
Hope all is well in your corner's of the universe..hugs and love to all of you...

Final Grade

Paper's been done for a week...I am not going to lie, I have been obsessively checking the website for a grade..
Final grade was posted last night for the class- 98,48%.
That means that I ended the class with an A
And you know what that means??
I graduated with a 4.0.
Pretty excited...it's time for a party...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Good weekend

This weekend:
Auntie can you play a card game with me
Auntie can you help me
Auntie will  you play battleship
Auntie let's play crazy eights
Auntie I'll teach you
Auntie move please
Auntie- I don't want to pay the toll
Auntie I want to snuggle
Auntie do you have to leave
Auntie I love you

There are many titles in my life that many people call me...some good...some not so good....but Auntie is one that I will never get sick of...

Friday, June 24, 2011


I have the day off today.  Last night, I went to bed with the best intentions of getting up and going this morning to get a bunch of stuff accomplished that has fallen by the wayside over the past few weeks.
Instead I:
Slept in- which is good because I haven't been sleeping much this week
Got up, realized it was pouring out
Put laundry in
and have been sitting on my couch, curled up with a blanket playing on the computer.
I haven't showered yet and even the thought of my self-promised pedicure isn't making me move.
I HATE not being motivated...especially when we are going away for the weekend again.
I sent times for myself- by twelve thirty you need to get up
By 1pm you need to get in the shower.
I don't have the motivation or energy right now...so instead I am sitting here, all cozy warm, snuggling with my kitties and typing a blog post.
This has been a week of extreme highs and lows and I am just emotionally exhausted I think.  It would be a good weekend to just curl up and stay in comfy clothes for the weekend.  But alas, that's not going to happen and the packing or cleaning isn't going to get itself done.
Hope that you are all well...blogger is giving me a hard time posting comments again...boo.
Have a great weekend!!! Hugs and lots of love to you all.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

To whom it may concern**

There is a level of respect that is earned in any environment.  Whether at work or at home, one must conduct themselves in accordance to the level of respect that the others who are in said environment have earned.  When you make a decision that will impact others in the environment, you owe them an explanation that will make them feel that, although the decision may not be what they want or have anticipated, you respect them as individuals, colleagues or life partners.
If you fail to show this level of respect, said other person will lose respect for you and may not respond in a manner that you find appropriate.  While actions may be, as you deem, over the top, remember that you brought them on yourself by not treating someone with respect.   Respect is crucial in both the workplace and at home to maintain harmony and  happiness.  When you are disrespectful, please don't expect harmony or happiness.
There are actions that you should take immediately to rectify the situation.  A simple, that wasn't supposed to happen that way will not suffice.  An explanation of why you acted in such a disrespectful way is owed and a sincere apology, not necessarily for your actions, but for the disrespect is not only expected but may help you to regain control of the situation and help to avoid actions that will continue to be "over the top".  If you don't respect others enough to be straight forward and honest with them regardless of the conflict that this might cause, then you in turn will not be respected.
Respect is something that is earned.  It is not a given, and when lost is difficult to regain.  Re-establishing the respect will take time, it is not something that will happen over night, please don't expect it to be immediately rectified.
So before you act, please consider your actions carefully.  Consider the respect that you have for other individuals involved and how your actions may impact the respect that they have for you.  While the decision that you have to make may be difficult and uncomfortable for you, if you treat the person with respect, while they may be disappointed, they will remember how you treated them longer than they will remember the message that you delivered.  If you choose to not to treat them with the respect that they have earned, they will remember that for a lot longer.

**Hope that you are all are well.  These last few posts are out of the norm for me, but there is some stuff going on that I need to resolve in my head....and writing helps...I hope that you all have had much to smile about this week.  Hugs and love to all of you.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Turn it on...

Good morning
How are you
Ha ha ha
Nod your head
Buckle down
Get it Done
Go Go GO
Don't stop
Keep moving
Keep going
How was your day
Walk away
Smile...everything's fine
Even when It's not
Does anyone truly want to know?
Do you really have to go through the bullshit?
Do you really need to just agree?
Is that was this has come to?
Don't say how you really feel
Don't make a wrong step
Everything's great
Everything's wonderful
Everything's fantastic
Yep I will
Yep I do
Yep I can
Of course
Listen to me
Hear me
Talk to me
Ask me
Wait for the answer
Pry behind the nodding, the smiling, the blank stare
Ask the question you want to ask but only if you are willing to hear the answer
Encouraging status quo
Going through the motions
Asking if you don't really want my opinion
Don't ask the question

The question I have---do you want lemmings who will follow you off the cliff --or---people who will find a way over it?

It's been a long day...hugs and love to you all...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My reason to smile today...

from my wonderful parents....

Hope it was a great day...hugs and love to you all

Monday, June 20, 2011

Manic Monday

This weekend was a bit intense for me....paper writing, traveling, baby showers, game night, father's day and more papers....it was exhausting...
The baby shower went well...for those who asked..here is a picture of the diaper cake I made
Is it cute?  I think that this one came out particularly well.  Hubby decided that I should make them and sell them..I am not so sure about that..they are a lot of work....but she loved it which is always good.

After the shower we headed back to my sister in laws for the pampered chef party...which was fun...I guess.  I ordered a bunch of stuff half of which I don't need....but some that just might show up on someone's doorstep.   David's other cousin (the one who got married in vegas last year) and his wife came over and we played board games and had a few cocktails....it was a good time.  David had made plans to go out with one of his buddies from high school so it was nice to be doing something other than hanging out at his parent's house.  Went to breakfast for father's day and headed home to finish the paper.  
At work today hubby sent me these:

Very pretty....there were stargazer lilies in there as well, but they found a home in another vase away from my desk because they were quite potent.

Got home from work and changed into my comfy clothes, made hamburgers on the grill, caught the grill on fire (just the bottom pan...hubby had cleaned the burners and neglected to tell me that he hadn't cleaned out the bottom part of the grill...we had flame broiled burgers...and a hell of a mess to clean up before we use the grill again...best part was dessert:

peanut butter smores from the oven...YUM!!!

And just for fun...our very first piece of produce that is growing in our garden....a pepper!!

teeny tiny yet, but it's the first one!!

It was glorious coming home and not having to do any homework...it's been a while since I had a Monday night I could do that...talked with a friend on the phone without feeling guilty and am getting ready to go to bed.  Thanks for all your well wishes on my last post...i am quite excited.  I am going out with a couple of friends tomorrow night for a drink or two to celebrate....so relieved to finally be done...

Hope all is going well in your corners of the world.  Remember tomorrow is the longest day of the year....we always used to try to stand an egg on its end on this day of the year- the small end...not the other one...something about the way the earth, sun and moon line up and the gravitational pull.  Used to spend hours trying to do it....got it every year...but not until after some frustration...hope the longest day of the year brings extra smiles, extra love and blessings to you all....

Psstt 3

Guess what?
No really guess?
I don't have to whisper any more
Or wonder if my hubby is peering over my shoulder
Or count how many more minutes I can waste have on a stupid computer game or reading blogs or typing blogs
I don't have to worry about what time midnight is in Utah
I don't have to write one more paper
Respond to one more discussion post
Spend crazy amounts of money on text books
Rush home from one more weekend
Pass up another Thursday happy hour
Research one more quote
I am FINALLY finished.
Paper is turned in, discussion questions are responded to..
and you know what it's 12:30 and no one is awake to share it with..
So I turn to you all...not sure if you're awake or not...but I wanted to tell someone..
I am done and sitting here crying at my computer with relief, sadness and just awe that I actually did it.
Thanks to all of you for all your support....I am going to go up and wake up my hubby and tell him...love and hugs....

Friday, June 17, 2011

Psst 2

It's not done but I have retyped the same sentence three times so I am packing it in and going to bed...
Heading up north tomorrow for inlaw stuff...baby showers, pampered chef parties, Father's Day etc... you know all the important things that I need to be doing instead of my paper :)
I look at it this way...I am ahead of where I normally am at this point- most of the time I haven't even started it yet so no biggie...last class I wrote my final paper in five hours on Monday after work and aced it so I should just quit worrying -----or something like that....
I feel like it's the last week of my senior year of college all over again....
I am going to go snuggle with my hubby so we can get up really early in the morning and head north....
oh yeah...I forgot to get the diapers for the diaper cake that I need to make as the centerpiece for this baby shower tomorrow- so we will be at Walmart at six am getting those....fun times!!
Hugs and love to you all and thanks for "listening" to my rambling about this crap  I appreciate it...

By the way- anyone who won my giveaway like pampered chef??  or kitchen gadgets in general??  Let me know.....


Sneaking over to say hi..
I have written five pages of my paper...
gotta go...hubby's gonna see this...
Hope you are all well..
love and hugs!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday's List

I just finished my last set of discussion questions for my class.  One more paper and I am DONE!!
This has been a busy week....
Lots to smile about and a lot to just roll my eyes at and try to move past.
The sun has finally come out- which is always exciting...we had a pretty good stretch of rain so it was nice to feel the sun....
My plants appreciated the sun....we have blossoms on the tomatoes (okay so one but it still counts right?)..the cucumbers are growing, the peppers have little itty bitty baby beginning peppers on them and my lettuce needs to be picked
The outside cat is much less matted and we don't have to worry about fleas at the moment which is good...she hasn't forgiven hubby for shaving her yet- but at least we don't have to deal with skin infections because of the mats
my kitchen floor was washed tonight (that's the positive side to the pipe coming loose and spilling the blocked water all over the place....made me clean up the mess and wash the floor...always a bright side )
I am almost done with my class...that is pretty cool....I think that hubby finally got how much this really means to me today....not that he wasn't supportive in the past but it was kinda just something that I was doing and he would roll his eyes at...tonight we had a really good conversation about the whole thing and I think he finally gets it..
He was tickled by all your comments on his love note but told me I had to tell you that he doesn't do it often (or this is the first time in five years he did it) and he was sure that he did something that negated how cute it was throughout the day....he did manage to remind me why I love him and why he infuriates me so much all in one day.....isn't that the basis of a good relationship though....change it up a bit!
My grandfather is at home and is actually taking it easy for the moment...his blood pressure is finally back down to normal levels
I am caught up at work and although I am not at my goal for the month yet I am very close and with any luck should be there by the end of next week
I had a pretty big deal come through at the beginning of the week that made it's way up the food chain....good exposure with people I will hopefully be interviewing with soon for this new job
I am going to buy myself a new camera....a really snazzy one as a graduation present.  I want to go get it now..but I won't....once I find out my final grade...then I will go and buy it to celebrate my 4.0 haven't decided yet which one....I am in love with my Cannon Rebel film camera and they make one very similar to that in a digital but I am digging the new Nikon's too....
hubby still likes his not so new job and his stress level is lower..which is pretty awesome
I got my order in the mail this week of my new summer dresses that I bought for a steal....kinda excited about those...

Not a bad list for a busy stressful week....I have been thinking about my blog giveaway and still haven't decided what I am going to do for prizes...but at least I am thinking about it...hubby is too...he texted me today and said I think that xcxxx would be a good prize for your giveaway....I am not sure why I did the give away when I did knowing that I probably wasn't going to get to it immediately...but thanks for being patient with me....I can't wait to pull some stuff together...

I hope that this finds all of you well....I am having trouble commenting on some blogs and others have disappeared from my reader...but know that I am reading and that I am wishing all of you father's out there a wonderful father's day weekend.....I don't know if I will get back here before Sunday...I have to get a paper done.... hugs, love and lots of positive wishes to the universe for each of tonight!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Somebody got a hair cut....

and she's none too happy about it...but it got rid of the mats and it's cooler for the summer.

Hope you all had an awesome day....it was a long one here and I am going to go curl up with my other kitties and go to bed...hugs and love to you all!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My smile this morning

from my hubby who got up very early this morning.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Well- I don't know if it was all your good wishes or just the fact that my grandfather is a crotchety old man (said with much love and admiration) but he is home and doing fine.
The cauterization showed a partial blockage that they will be able to fix with medicine.
I talked to him tonight and he tells me I worry too much...
I know that death is a natural part of life...
I have seen it in many different ways...
However, I am a fortunate one- I knew all of my great grandparents-
My great grandmothers died when I was young (ish) around 12.  I didn't lose my great grandfathers until I was a senior in high school.  My other great grandmother died five years ago.
My other grandfather died when i was a senior in college- I can't believe that's been twelve years already.  I still miss him every single day.
These grandparents- my dad's parents- have been there for me through everything.
They lived an hour away when i was in college- closer than any other member of my family-
So I visited them on the weekends
I brought my dirty laundry to their house
I had holiday dinners with them when I couldn't make it home
I cried on their shoulders when I had my heart broken
They were at the college for random day trips- because they thought I needed to get off campus
They came to see the shows I directed or stage managed
They saw me on stage the time or two people managed to get me there
They would rescue me when I needed a break.
My pops would put his hand on my shoulder and squeeze and tell me that he was proud of me...
and still is the first one to get a hug when I go to their house.
He will just look at me through my wild and crazy stories and just shake his head and say "Nic"
He checks my oil and my tire pressure every single time before I leave their house
He is one of my soul mate....he understands me without me having to say a word and knows just what I need to hear..
He's a crotchety old man who can be stubborn as a mule...
but he has a heart of gold.
I know death is a part of life.
Selfishly- I am not ready for that part yet...and thankfully today, I got to hear him say "I told you nothing bad's going to happen...love ya Nic" one more time....
not the best picture every- but my grandparents dancing at my aunt's fiftieth party.

So wrong....

That i am sitting here attempting to concentrate on work while my grandfather is in the hospital getting a cautherization right now. 
I wish I could be there but he was pretty adamant that we not come. 
Thoughts, prayers and wishes are asked for...whatever you believe...
This is the second one in less than a year....
He's a stubborn old man who I love to piece and hope taht he comes out of this okay..
My heart is breaking into a million pieces at the thought that he might not be okay...
not a good way to start a Monday...
Hugs and love to you all...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Random pictures

One of the fur babies favorite spots is in the sink in the new bathroom...apparently it's just the right size...

How does the garden grow??  I normally have a black thumb so the fact that the plants are growing is amazing to me....hopefully we will get some veggies..


 Lettuce....two different kinds

 Several different varieties of peppers
 I planted half a potato in a pot with some flowers....I think the flowers are getting eaten by the potato...which is kind of a bummer but will be interesting to see if the potato actually grows under the soil
 several different kinds of tomato plants..
Zucchini plants, more cucumbers and red cabbage
A picture of my fabulous hubby at lunch today...isn't he a cutie!!

Happy Saturday...

Friday, June 10, 2011


"I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life,
To put to rout all that was not life
and not when I had come to die
Discover that I had not lived."

~Henry David Thoreau

I have this quote posted on my computer at work and in my den.  I read it at least fifty times a day.
How many days can you say that you live them to the fullest?
How many times have I rolled my eyes and said that I just needed to get through it?
I try every single day to let go of the little things, but I am human and I fail sometimes.
I reflect every night before I go to bed on the day.
Did I 
do enough?
Say I love you enough?
Laugh enough?
Cry enough?
Recognize and let go of emotions enough?
smile enough?
make others smile enough?
Thank someone?
Help someone?
Listen to someone?
Some days are better than others.  
I said a long time ago, my goal in my life is to make one person smile, every single day.
I laughed so hard that my stomach hurt
I indulged in something 
I said I love you to my husband
I celebrated an amazing accomplishment that my mother had
I swore about a few things
I worked hard
I cried
Sucking the marrow out of life to me means recognizing and feeling emotion to one's fullest ability
It means having no regrets for tomorrow, not necessarily because there is nothing wrong, but because you can't hold onto it.
It means laughing, crying, yelling, hugging, kissing, breathing.  
It means cleansing your soul and stopping to listen to what the angels are telling you.
It means simply being- accepting your faults and moving on.
It's an ideal way of thinking, don't we all wish that we could live every single moment this way.  While that is not always possible, one thing I know, as I lay my head down to sleep tonight and welcome the fairies and wishes into my dreams, today I did the very best that I could with everything available to me and today, I truly lived.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday's Smiles

It's been a very warm week....it's so nice.
Some are complaining that it's too hot....but really I hate the winter so I will take the hot weather...
I have plants growing.  We have sprouts for zucchini plants, the cucumbers are starting to peak through and I have a potato plant that is taking over a pot that I have it planted in.  This is our first year of trying to grow a large number of things....so it's exciting...
Work has been a bit insane..busy for sure...
I only have eleven days left of school...I am pretty excited about that...I have about 20 pages to write...
I booked both my summer trips...to my parents house in July for my dad's 55th birthday and then Florida in August....I really can't wait to get away for a little while..
I slept the other night...only three nights without sleeping...I did fall asleep without sleeping pills which is always good cause when I take my sleeping pills when I wake up I feel like I drank an entire bottle of tequila the night before....
You are all a reason to smile....although honestly no help at all with my giveaway prizes :)
I will try to pick something that you will all enjoy....I will tell you that they will probably not go out until after school is done....
We had our first grilled zucchini today....yum...with chicken.  So good...I love summer
Not much planned this weekend...I am going to try to stay motivated and get two papers done...not sure that's going to happen but I am going to do my very best..
Well my dears, we are in the middle of a thunderstorm so I am going to shut down for the evening.  I love summer night thunderstorms!! Hugs and love to all of you....hope that you are smiling about something new today!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


YAY!! my first giveaway..
so I was going to find some random generator thing and use that...
I was going to put your names in a hat and pick one...
Then I decided...EVERYONE wins...
There were 9 or 10 of you who entered....so you all win!
The problem is I am not really sure what yet.
So tell me, what would you like to win...other than the normal trips, plane tickets etc....those are a little out of my price range!
For all you international folks, what can I send you from the United States that you have always pined for?
For everyone: do you want something from Maine? Gift certificates? something homemade? Food? Are any of you vegetarians??
I also caution that while I have the best intentions of getting this stuff out this week....it might have to wait until I am done with school in 12 days.....just saying...
So let me know your thoughts....
I am off to work for the day...hope that your day is fantastic...hugs!

Monday, June 6, 2011


that is the sound of the wind going out of my sails tonight.
The interviews went extremely well today I think.  I find it incredibly difficult when you are interviewing with people that you work with everyday and have an established relationship with because it is sometimes a struggle to get them to think outside of their preconceived notions about the work that you do.  I did get really positive feedback on this round- so hopefully I will get called back for the second round of interviews....fingers crossed...
A great big huge thanks to all of you for your advice and well wishes.....you are the best!!
I finished yet another paper for school tonight...only four discussion questions and two papers left...YAY!!
Other than the interviews it was a pretty good day today...managed to get a solid block of work done so that's always good.  I haven't slept in a couple of days- I think a combination of nerves and the changing in the weather has gotten to me...so I am hoping that I will go fall into bed and be fast asleep with relative ease...if not I will break out the sleeping pills tomorrow night....cause three nights is about my limit without any sleep.
I hope that you are all doing well and thank you again for all of your positive support this week!! Hope that you are well....hugs!

Wish me luck...

Interviews start at 9:30....four of them in two hours and this is just the first round.
By the way- I didn't put on my last post the deadline for entry but let's say midnight tomorrow.
I'll be back

Friday, June 3, 2011

A surprise maybe??

I had a really good day today....
no cranky customers
the sun was out
the temp was fabulous
I got out of work early
Spent half and hour on the treadmill
and have an idea that I am playing with in my head...
I'm not going to tell you yet...
but it might involve
one * of you wonderful readers
and a package.
HOWEVER...this is not going to be a traditional giveaway...i don't want you to pimp me out on your blogs or ask for new followers or anything.  I just want all of you who read this to tell me if you are in.
I will need to be able to mail something to you....so you will have to trust me enough to give me your address.
Let me know if you are in....
Hope you all have an amazing weekend....

**I reserve the right to make this more than one of you wonderful people....

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy Thursday

Well, thank goodness for short weeks!!
Today was the start of a new month at work, so the slate gets wiped clean once more and we move forward.
There is much to smile about this week....
I have my job interview on Monday..actually four of them and I am pretty excited about them.  They are with people that I know pretty well and I have been doing my homework.  anyone who wants to share ideas about the best way to mentor/coach employees I am all ears.
I had drinks with my boss tonight...so tequila combined with the opportunity to catch up with a woman that I respect and consider  a very good friend...pretty good night.
My homework is done for tonight...always a plus
Hubby is working tonight and while that shouldn't make me smile, the silence that is resonating through my house right  now is pretty awesome....and I will be happy when he gets home..
I am completely addicted to the game angry birds....seriously a great way to mindless kill several hours
My house is almost back in order from the weekend...always a good thing..
I talked to my "little" brother for almost an hour tonight...that kind of thing is absolutely priceless...we don't get to talk very often and I love it when I catch him in the mood to talk..
Most exciting of all....I am going to Florida with my girlfriend in August....plane tickets are on hold...vacation time is approved...I really can't wait...
Good smiles all around this week....I am looking forward to the weekend...no real plans yet, but the weather is supposed to be gorgeous....so a long meandering drive up the coast may be on tap...i am in the mood for my first lobster roll of the season!!
I hope that all of you are doing well and that you are snuggled in for the night, hopefully wearing your comfy clothes and enjoying a cocktail or two....love, hugs and lots of smile sent to you all tonight on the tail of a shooting star....