Friday, January 25, 2008

What type of fruit are you?

I took this quiz and for some reason they always amaze me how close they come out and the fact that strawberries are my favorite...weird.

I am a Strawberry

You are friendly, outgoing, and well liked by many people.
You are popular, but there's nothing you ordinary or average about you.

You a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.
Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.

You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.
In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.
Click HERE to see what type of fruit YOU are =)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

What the...?

Last night I was sitting on the couch with my kids watching a movie, having a good time and a few laughs. My son has had a cold for a few days now so he has the "sniffles". I can handle a few "sniffles" but after a bit it just gets annoying. One of my pet peeves..if you got to sniffle..go get a kleenex. So I say to my son, "Bug, please go get a kleenex and blow your nose?". So he quickly hops down and heads to the kitchen to do as he was asked (good boy, listening to his mum, and all..hehe). He's taking a while but that's not unusual for him, he always takes his sweet time.

Still watching the movie I see him come back into the room out of the corner of my eye and I glance over at him and smile and motion him back to my lap. I did a double take and when I got a good look at my son, I started laughing. He says, "Mom..whats so funny?". I said, "Bug, whats in your nose?" He so innocently replies, "Kleenex, so it catches the stuff and I don't sniffle." I am still laughing just at the plain sight of him with kleenex stuffed up his nose not knowing if he was just lazy (to go get more kleenex if needed) or if he was just being creative. I summed it up to him just being a boy. As they say, boys will be boys, and thank goodness for that, as this little boy makes me laugh all the time!! Have a lookie at why.... The first picture is him showing off his "invention" and the second one he was laughing because I was. He knew he was just being silly. So darned cute.

**Note: If you click on the picture it should show it larger..better


Until we meet again...ciao!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I had been sitting here the last few days trying to figure out what to post and nothing really hit me and I don't like to post, just for the sake of posting. It kind of takes away the reason why I blog to begin with.

So tonight I was looking through some quotes trying to get my mind back on track and low and behold this quote hit me like a brick. Even though that analogy sounds bad, this time it's a good thing.

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
-- Theodor Seuss Geisel

Everything in life has a beginning and an end. It all has to start somewhere and when it will end, no one knows. This quote made me realize that no matter how sad an ending may be, you have to look back and remember all the good things that happened. Each moment that made you smile or laugh. It is these moments that we treasure forever and keep with us.

Be well and be safe..until we meet again..

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I am...


The broken clock is a comfort, it helps me sleep tonight
Maybe it can stop tomorrow from stealing all my time
I am here still waiting though i still have my doubts
I am damaged at best, like you've already figured out

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain is there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on
I'm barely holdin' on to you

The broken locks were a warning you got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded, I'm an open book instead
I still see your reflection inside of my eyes
That are looking for a purpose, they're still looking for life

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
with a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain is there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on
I'm barely holdin' on to you

I'm hangin' on another day
Just to see what you will throw my way
And I'm hanging on to the words you say
You said that I will, I'll be ok

The broken lights on the freeway left me here alone
I may have lost my way now, haven't forgotten my way home

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
with a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on
I'm barely holdin' on to you

Friday, January 11, 2008

I Miss You

This week has been a really rough week in an assortment of ways. One of the biggest impacts this week was being told by a friend that a twitter friend, Ashley or @ashPEAmama, had her life taken in a car accident on January 8th. Hearing that news instantly brought tears to my eyes for obvious reasons: a terrible tragedy, a husband and two wonderful babies left behind, mourning friends and family, amongst others. To be honest, I really wasn't close to Ashley but we spoke here and there and she always brought a smile to my face. To hear that she was gone, broke my heart. I know that she will be dearly missed by a lot of people. Ashley, your memory will live on in all of us.

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. David Searls


All of this has brought me to post about my mom. Ashley's terribly tragedy reminds me so much of what happened to my mom on November 1st, 2007. Taken so suddenly, not ever being able to say goodbye. The pain and the memories are so fresh that sometimes I just can't breathe. It feels like the world is just closing in on me and won't let go. I'm afraid to sleep because dreams of her consume me in such a way that I cannot even describe. They are not bad dreams, per say, but dreams of which she still exists and waking up knowing it was all a dream, I just cannot bear it. If I could just sleep with out the dreams....I miss her so much!

I miss...

  • laughing with her about the silliest things
  • crying with her
  • making fun of my dad and brother with her
  • teasing her about the things she did that made no sense to us but did to her
  • talking to her on the phone. Sometimes we would get laughing so hard neither one of us could talk
  • playing games with her. Bingo was our favorite thing to go out and do when we visited each other. We never won but it was time spent together
  • brushing her hair. She loved that so much!
  • her heart. She had the biggest heart of anyone I know and would do anything, give anything, if it made you happy
  • love of animals
  • her cooking
  • her smile
  • her hugs
  • hearing her say I love you the most.

Oh..this is a hard post.. *deep breath* ..

If you can remember one thing, remember to always tell the ones you love, that you do. Make sure that they know it!! Don't let a day go by that you don't say it because you never know when the day will come that you won't be able to say it anymore.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Listen to your heart...

I was poking in and around in my YouTube favorites and I came across Roxette's Listen to Your Heart. I know. Its an ooooollllld song, but it got me thinking. Not everything in life is easy and sometimes its easier to give up when things seem like they are not going your way. Holding on to something that you feel is worth it, that you feel you should fight for, can be the tougher road to follow. Either way you have to look deep inside your heart, your soul, to make a decision on how to move on.

Until next time...ciao...

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


What a day I had today! It's only the second day of the year. If the rest of my days are like today or worse, I'm in trouble!! Don't worry, I won't sit here and complain about my day because it sure won't make it any better and you don't need to hear it.

I will just tell you about one hair cut! ACK!!! Ok, so my hair was very long..about down to the center of my back, k? So I go in and tell her that I want my hair to still be long, just below my shoulders, and soft layers...SOFT LAYERS!! She says "okay, I can do that". I should have questioned her when she had the chair turned so I couldn't see the mirror but I figured she knew what she was doing. When she was done she handed me the mirror so I could see my new cut....OMG I almost fell out of the chair. She cut it sooooooooo short I wanted to cry. Nothing could be done at that point, all of it was gone and she sure as hell couldn't put it back, so I kindly told her thank you, paid and left. Mind you, the day I had was already bad and then to top it off with a bad haircut......grrrrr...!! But again, nothing I could do so I went home, washed it, dried it...and messed about with it. All in all, its not THAT bad, but I'm taking note to NEVER go back to that place.

So here it is...what do you think?


Until next time....

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

Good New Year to you all. I hope so far the day has treated you well.

I am pretty much just loafing around with my kids playing Guitar Hero 3 waaayyyy too much! I have a bit of an addiction, hence my kids begging for me to let them play..LOL! Now who was it that suggested that we get this game?? *wink* Its a lot of fun anyway... my favorites to play are One by Metallica, Stricken by Disturbed, and My Name is Jonas by Weezer. Oh..I like Slow Ride by Foghat too!

So lets see..what will this new year bring for me? Well... for starters, a very very very good friend is coming to see me in February!! I cannot even express how excited I am to get to see her and her daughter. It is going to be a blast so that is definitely one thing to look forward to! In May, there may be a trip to Napa for me! fun that will be getting together with a bunch of Twitter friends!! More trouble for Lisa and myself! August may bring a trip to Las Vegas...haven't been there in like 6 or 7 years so that will be fun!! Its kind of odd because all these trips I will be taking alone, at least as far as the traveling part goes and that is definitely different for me. I am looking forward to it, stepping out, seeing new places and gathering with new friends. This year I will be doing more things for me. I know that sounds selfish but I have given up so much over the years, its about time I had a year for myself! So I'm taking it and going to enjoy it!

Life is too short to give up the things you enjoy. This year I plan to laugh more, love more, live more, and just plain be happier!! I'm tired of sadness and hurt and a lot of that I have to move on from myself. Of course, there will be some that will never fade away..there will always be difficult times of the year but I will get through them.

So I guess we will see what this year brings for me and my life. I hope to enjoy it and have fun along the way. Won't you join me?

Until next time...

Oh, wait...I found this cartoon strip from a fellow Google reader, Eberrera, and I thought how fitting to me. Sorry that it is a Christmas theme as I know thats over with, but it still made me laugh and it fits me to a "T" cuz I am such a night owl! LOL.... Grrr..I cannot get the image to fit on my blog page (thanks WordPress *shaking fist* ) so you will have to click HERE to see it =)

Until next time.. again.. =)

New Beginnings

A new year always symbolizes a new beginning, a fresh start. Is it really? Or is it just an excuse for us to say that for one day of the year I am going to sit down and think about the changes I want to make? To sit and reflect on the past year? The good things you did, the bad things you did, the things that you regret, the things that you wish you had done but didn't? A time for you to make a new list of the the things you want to accomplish, things you want to change, things you want to improve upon? Of course! Its all that and more.

As the new year approaches I hope all of you have had time to reflect on the past year. I hope that as it comes to an end you can say you were satisfied with it and that you have no regrets, that you wouldn't want to "do it over" again. I know that I most certainly would NOT want to do it over. A LOT of bad things happened this year, but overall, more good things happened and for that I am thankful and look forward to the new year to come.

So with that said, I wish you all a Happy New Year full of love and joy. Always remember to laugh a little more, love a little more, smile a little more, and cry a little less.

New Beginnings
"New Beginnings"

"Almost everything comes from nothing." Henry F. Amiel