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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Busy November

Hello blogisphere.
It's been a while since my last post.
This time of the year is always my busiest.
November is especially busy this year.
We just celebrated my sons 12th birthday.
That takes planning, he likes to have a theme, a piñata that we create, and games.
So this year it was a meadevil theme. We had a shield piñata which we all three had a part in making. A sword we created to hit it with was so good it broke after the fourth hit. 
Our games were a ballon walk relay race, cardboard sword fights complete with cardboard shields all crafted by the birthday boy and a ring toss game that Zach's dad created call King Tormax' rings. 

A little side note, a couple years ago my son got a book from the book fair that had an activity in it to make your superhero name. You took a few letters from this row, a few from that, and whala! 
Tormax was born. So now my sons alter ego is Tormax. 

I am also working on a table for my kitchen to replace an old desk I had for my coffee maker to go on. 
It is still unfinished but I will try to post photos when I am done, on here.

Thirty one is on going, but very rewarding and almost two years later I still very much enjoy it. 

And of course it's National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo for short. I am working on a new project this year. I haven't been able to spend as much time on it as I'd like but I'm up to 23,000 words so far. 
The end goal is 50k in 30 days. Fingers crossed I can complete it this year. 
My phone is constantly pinging from the NaNoWriMo twitter updates coming in. 

Speaking of which, while I have dinner in the oven I should say au revoir for now and spend a few minuets working on it. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you all if I don't get back on before.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Reasonably Calm

Sometimes life is full of curve balls.
You can be going along just perfectly thinking how great it all is
Then bam! Fly ball to the head.
Your hit, your down.
But we are never out.

Remember that. 
Your NEVER out.
I've been a firm believer in Everything that happens, 
happens For a reason.
In Fact I think I've mentioned that before in this blog.

I used to question why I was born with cerebral palsy.
I used to get angry and cry about it.
But with all things in life no matter what you are facing
It simply does no good to get angry and cry.
It may make you feel better yes.
But does it get you results? No.

If I had been born with my body in working order I can tell
You that I would not be me.
I would have turned out very differently.
I really don't think I would have been as strong willed.

You have to go through tough times to come out stronger 
On the other side. It's true.

So if you are going through a hard time right now,
Just know that soon it will be worth the climb.
Because it does happen for a reason. 
And one day you will be glad that it did. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Procrastion, Determantion,and Perseverence

How Many of you know you have something that needs done
but you put it off?
Ah, I can get to it later.
Its not time pressing..

Yes, My biggest problem it procrastinating.
I have a desire to work on that.
I have Mantras ready to go.
Alas, I'll get to it later...

ha ha yep Its my issue.

This blog for one, is something that stays on my mind.
Yet I don't get to it as diligently as I would like.

I started it as an outlet.
A way to have purpose in my life after a huge life change.
And it did serve it's purpose.
It helped me a lot. Along the way I realized I really wanted to use
it to do one of my favorite things.
Empowering Women.
I did slack off when I found Thirty-One.
I discovered a new outlet to empower women.
I am aware that I can reach more through my blog and I have decided
to try harder to do so.

I want to work more on my writing.
With the Summer over and my big trip to Atlanta for Thirty-One behind me for the year,
I think it's time to get back on a schedule.
As for the blog I don't have a set schedule to give you yet.

But I was not raised to give up or to be a quitter.
Just because I was born with a disability I was not given leniency.
I never heard, "oh its ok, you can't do that."
No I was told, "get out there and do it"
I may not have been much of a joiner.
In fact I remember several occasions I sat on the side lines afraid to join.
Worried how I might "look' to others.
And as I said I was not taught that.
Yes, I am ashamed I sat by.
I did not know my purpose was to do and show those around me what I stand for.
Dedication, Determination, Self Worth, Empowerment.
I have been told that I inspired someone.
To be honest during those times, it was by pure accident.
I was just being me.
Crazy huh.

Yet there are times I feel I am beating my head against a wall
working to inspire some.
I have another flaw, its control issues.
I am learning to let go of control and just pray.
I said learning. Not learned.
As an individual with a disability I did need to have control.
I needed to trust in myself and figure out how to deal with situations as they arise.
To control it so I could work it to be the best for me.
And it leaked into other areas of my life that cause trouble for me.

One thing I remember when I think of how I came to be me is first,
that my mom was always there. She pushed me, but it was silently.
More subtitle pushing. Not treating me differently than anyone else.
But then I think of my Grandpa.
He pushed more loudly.
He promised me a toy, any toy I wanted from Wal-Mart if I could walk across his
kitchen floor without my crutches.
It took some time. But you know what.
I got my toy.
As I got older he had to come up with more ways to get results from me.
I had learned to control.
I got stubborn. :)
He told me that I probably could never drive a car.
Yep, it worked too.
I drove for about a year and half.
He actually picked out one of my cars.

Now that he's gone I have to push myself.
I miss him often, and I cry to think of him so I don't often speak of it.
I just keep it for myself.
I will try to use what I have learned to empower those I meet.
I will continue to use my blog as a driving force toward
women everywhere knowing and learning who they are.
And growing into who they wish to be.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Themes of the past

You know I talk a lot about how TV used to be.
How much I miss the good quality family time,
That wholesome television brought with it.
Back when the whole house would sit down together
after dinner and watch as a unit.

But have you ever noticed how just the theme songs
Had all the best knowledge built right in before you ever
Knew what goofy thing so and so was getting into that week.

You know.....You take the good you take the bad,
You take the rest and there you have, the facts of life!

There's the path you take and the path not taken,
The choice is up to you my friend.

As long as we keep on givin we can take anything
That comes our way...

Stop all your fussin' Slap on a smile,
Come out and walk in the sun for awhile.

And there ain't nothing we can't love each other through...

I get by with a little help from my friends...

All such great advice! Post in the comments if you know which shows went
with the quotes. Lets see who can get them all.
Don't cheat and look them up! 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

AMC Revamped

Yesterday I posted about OLTL.
I watched the new All My Children as well.

I have to say I was not as happy with it.
We are still waiting to find out what happened with
the cliff hanger that we were left with. Even after several
mentions of it throughout the episode.
And Yet another ending leaving me with questions.

Took me a minuet to figure out AJ was little A all grown up.
And from the theme at the beginning you can see a few new faces.
I even rewound and paused to get a closer look.

I was sad we didn't get to see all the cast, such as Bianca, Tad, Jr to name a few.
But you can not have a beloved character with out the one you love to hate that causes
so much drama for the beloved.
Yup Dr. David Hayward was present, and surrounding the events that cause
our many questions from late.

I thought the feel of the entire show was at least 10-15 years behind.
The furniture gave me a late 80's early 90's feel.
Very different from the return of OLTL.

Its odd to have AMC with no Erika, No Kendall, Ryan, Greenlee, Jr. and a few other faces.
So we shall see, I think I may need an entire week of episodes to decide my official opinion on
AMC return.

I will say yes I am glad they are both back.
Never should they have been taken off the air.
One of the shows that replaced them has been canceled already.
And many housewives such as myself were outraged.

But I have been complaining about ABC for several years now, its no longer
the great station it once was.
I could go on and on with an entire other post, so I will stop here.

What were your thoughts on the new AMC?
I want to hear, please comment below.. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

There Back!

Guess what I just did?

I just watched a NEW episode of
One Life To Live!

That's right prospect Park finally held up their end
and returned our Soaps!

I was skeptical I will admit.
Until I actually got to watch it with my own eyes
I was not sure it would happen.

Now here is my break down of all the New-ness.

First it seemed as though nothing had changed.
Seeing Vikki and Clint was like coming home.
But that was pretty much it for the same old Familiar.
Sure we have the majority of old faces back.
Just maybe not so much the old personalities.

Bo and Nora are loud and something is just off for me.
Natalie is all kinds of Not-herself. I knew they were progressing the story line 5 years but I was still surprised to see a 5 year old Liam come walking up to his mommy.
Talk about SORAS haha! Last we seen little Liam he was just being born and Paternity tested Right?

Who can believe the Destiny transformation?
Not me!

Blair is always the same and Tea is crazy but that sounds about right.

As for the fact that they are solely online now I can tell it is going to be a lot racier.
One scene in the Shelter actually stunned me!

Of course David and Dorian are still completely hung up on themselves.
Yet we love to watch them do so.
Our young innocent teens are not so young or innocent anymore.
And they set us up for intrigues and mystery right off the bat. I just won't say how
in case you haven't seen it.

Hope I haven't given too much away for those who haven't seen it yet.
What are you waiting for????
Here's the link http://www.hulu.com/one-life-to-live
If you still don't know, its free on hulu.com but if you want to watch it on your mobile devices you will have to pay for Hulu plus. And I have heard it is also on itunes I have yet to pop over and look there though.

I am off now to watch All My Children's Return.
I will post my thoughts on it tomorrow.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A 31 Year in Review

As most of you know I am a Thirty-One Consultant.
My one year anniversary came and went. I forgot it on that day actually
because that is also my sister's birthday!
Making sure I didn't forget to tell her Happy Birthday was
my front runner in the brain that day. :)

So How was my 1st year? I loved it!

I had 7 home parties, 23 total parties, with 167 guests (many of them
were repeat offenders), and 4 vendor events!

Needless to say, I was a busy momma last year!

I am still just a consultant but I got my 4th recruit today!
If she can qualify I will get a promotion to Sr. Consultant!
Out of my 4 girls, one just hasn't been able to get the ground rolling
at all, one is one party away from qualifying, sadly life is keeping her
too busy to focus on her 31 business right now, and my Rockstar younger
cousin is doing great!

I have made more $$ than I thought I did, and to be honest there were
months I worked my booty off and others I didn't.
This business is really what you make it. It can be anything you want.

My goals are to be Sr. C by national conference this year in July,
Attend National Conference in Atlanta, GA, Director in a year or 2,
continue with leadership after that, earn a Disney trip,
earn the Leadership trip for me and my hubby!
They have gone to Cancun in the past!
And my Ultimate goal is for it to help me fund
a trip to Europe for my family!!

I am reading Success Secrets of a Million$ Party Girl.
I am loving it! I am planning to pin up the titles of her chapters, they are so motivational!
Act On Purpose
Wealthy People Turn Pages
Failure is Your Blessing

I am excited to build and grow my team.
I am looking forward to the conference, making new friends, learning new things, and just having a wonderful time!
You can go too, I will be happy to help you get there and anywhere else you want to go.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Year, New Goals

How is every one's New Year going so far?

This is one in a set I made the other night
I have not mastered my resolution's yet.
I just take it one day at a time.
If I don't get them in that day, I say, "Ok I'll try again tomorrow."

I am also working on Thirty-One a lot and trying to earn a trip
to Atlanta, Ga.

I have been crafting some too lately.
I am making coasters and they have turned out great!
I just need to find some where to sell them now. :)

My book was rejected so i am now looking into
other publishers.

Is your New Year going as productive as mine has been?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

No Coffee No Cleany!

When we moved here 2 years ago I bought two essential things
in making my house run perfectly and easily.
A Keurig coffee maker and a Shark Steam Mop.

So a few months ago my mop quit steaming when the mop head
was on..
Now my coffee maker isn't wanting to push water through when
the coffee pod is in..
Why!!!! (I see Barney from How I Met Your Mother here staring up at the sky) haha
At the same time, Really?

What now?

I will tell you.

I have a dirty floor and it takes 10 mins to make coffee
instead of two!

What is a Housewife to do?
When this breaks
You get this for a wife replacement!

If you could see my kitchen floors you'd swear he lives there!