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Friday, September 19, 2014

Mini Distress Ink Pads.

so I hear there is a new set of many distress ink pads for Halloween.

I have been looking for it online and can't seem to find them. 

Does anybody know where they are? Or even IF they are?

JUST FOLLOWING THE ADVICE OF FRIENDS....... (that's my story and I'm sticking to it)

My sweet friend Eileen told me to do something nice for myself every day. 

So, since I am SOOOOOO good at following directions,  today I started early.  

I got myself (an my daughter) the iPhone 6.  

It's bigger and faster and well...... just a new toy.  

Did I NEED it?  Of course not!  I had the 5.  

Did I WANT it?    Not really, my 5 is only a couple of months old.  But my friend George who manages the AT&T Store right in my building offered to hold one for me so.....

yep!  I can get used to this being nice to myself!!  LOL!!!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

MY POOR ABANDONED BLOG!!

Life has become so hectic.  So many things have happened over the past six months - some good - some not so good.  I miss blogging.  I miss the camaraderie of the blog, the blank page, the sharing.  So why have I not written?  Don't really know.  Just haven't felt like it I guess.

It's funny how you always put the things you enjoy most on the back burner when you are stressed or pressed for time.  We deprive ourselves of the things we enjoy and yet still find the time to do the things we don't.  How does that work?

Waking up this morning, in that space between drowsiness and wakefulness, I thought about the fact that I feel ..... I don't even know how to express it..... empty maybe?  Does that make sense?  Probably not.  I feel like there is something missing, that I am not living my "best life" - isn't that what all the psycho gurus call it?  But how to change it?  How do I live for "me" without feeling guilt or a sense of selfishness?

WAY too deep for so early in the morning, but these thoughts have been weighing on me.

My word for this year was PURPOSE.  I was determined to live every day this year with purpose - not just live a day at  time like petals we remove from a flower singing "he loves me, he loves me not".  But I have not done that at all.  I have not focused on goals to reach this year, I have not lived with purpose at all.

There is still a few months left of this year.  And I can always use the word again next year, but what good is the word when you don't live it?  When you don't get up each day and remind yourself of why you chose it in the first place.

The first mistake for me I think is that I have not journaled this year.  At all.  Journal therapy is something that has always tended to keep me on course.  A tether when I feel like I am going to just float away.  I love to write!  So what is wrong with me that I am not writing!?  It may be that everything and everyone else around me is SAPPING me of all energy, of all happiness, of all peace.

Maybe.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HELLO THERE!

OKAY, so I didn't come "right' back.  I can't believe I have not found the time to just sit down and WRITE - you would think it would be easy to just sit in front of a computer screen and write!  I type 130 words a minute!!!

But it's been one thing after another.  Good things!  We were successful in our same-sex marriage case!!  Judge Garcia wrote an amazing opinion and everyone is thrilled!  Of course the State of Florida has already appealed but I think even they have to see the writing on the wall.  So great to use your abilities to do something so great!

My cousins are back again!  They got here on Friday.  They actually came to do US a favor and I am thrilled they are here.

Everyone is okay for the most part.

Be back soon.

Friday, July 11, 2014

FINALLY!!!!


The end of a long, exhausting and exciting week!!!
 This week it is also my Friday face!!!

Dolphin Cove

Kaitlyn finished her last day today at Dolphin Cove summer camp here in Zkey Largo.

She spent a week with sea lions and dolphins.  She was so happy and had so much fun!  God I love this little girl.

She looks so grown up in this picture. Scary.

HELLO, MY POOR, NEGLECTED BLOG!!!

I have been so busy that I honestly have not made the time to blog lately.   Yet there is so much to blog ABOUT!

I WILL BE BACK.......