Thursday, January 24, 2013


Snow Day!!!! Finally!

OK these are not the best pictures but I am a little excited to see something different outside...something other than bare trees and gray skies and no sun. UGH!!! It has been so sad lately.  I am already having issues adjusting to the cold weather after my three years of Caribbean fun in the sun and salty air.  We have salt here alright but it's not the kind that comes from being in a salty beach, instead it's the kind you spread on the driveway to keep from falling on your bee-hind!

So with this little bit of snow, I think they said one inch, comes school delays.  School delays are fun for the kids, especially on snow day.  Hopefully, they'll have a chance to play a little before going to school this morning.  I'm ready with some play clothes and warmed up dry clothes for the quick change over.

Side note... I am terribly saddened to hear of the people who do not have a warm place to go to on days like these.  I've complained quite a bit this week about being cold, mostly because I'm having adjustment issues, not because I don't have a warm place to be.  I take it all back. It was just me venting and sometimes it's good to do that right?! 

Anyway, I pray that shelters, warming centers and neighbors help those in need.  Let's help each other with hot cup of coffee, a simple hello, a warm embrace.  Look out for your neighbors, friends and family members. Sometimes people don't ask for help because of fear or shame. Sometimes we just have to be vigilant and help each other out in times of need.

Many blessings to everyone. Stay warm, stay safe!!


Monday, January 7, 2013

Blue Monday-Beautiful Morning

Cold but so crisp and clear... I love days like this! Makes running, walking the dog, taking out the trash and picking up the kids at the bus stop much more pleasant when the sky is not grey and the day is not gloomy!

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Happy Monday,


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

One little word...or two- Listen and Learn

OneLittleWord 2013

I came across this idea today when I was reading Dining with Debbie and other bloggers, and I felt inspired to read more.  The idea, as I understand it is to come up with a word which will be the starting point to define your life this year and beyond.  I've given this some thought, sat silently and just waited for a word to come to me instead of trying to define one that fits me now.

Each and every time the first thing that popped into my mind was LISTEN and LEARN.  My answer was always listen to whom and what exactly am I supposed to learn?  Almost gave up on this idea until I realized I just wasn't being quiet enough.

With these two words as my words for 2013 I plan to...

LISTEN to my kids stories from school, the playground, or last night's dreams and LEARN how they think and how I can connect with them through their story telling.

LISTEN to my husband even when he's not saying a word and LEARN how I can improve our communication and make our time together mean more.

LISTEN to my friends, my neighbors, my family members and LEARN about their day, their lives, their worries and their triumphs.

and most important...

LISTEN to myself and my thoughts and my feelings and LEARN how I can be more thankful for all that I have, learn to accept myself as I am, learn to be more forgiving of my own mistakes and instead learn to how to get up gracefully when I fall.

Personally speaking, I have been hard on myself. I've allowed the opinions of others affect my performance, my mood, my energy and positive outlook. But I realize that I can only change me and what others think they know about me is not something I should allow to change who I am.

I have a feeling there will be a lot more I learn through these words...lets just see where it takes me. This year is going to be a great year, just like all the years of my life when I've been able to get up to see another day, take care of my family, work, study, learn and enjoy life to its fullest!

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