Friday, September 14, 2012

this week

 Wow!!! time sure flies when you are having fun! i wanted to update so many times this week but so many things would come up and they next things i knew it was friday! this week has been such a positive week and i truly enjoyed it!!

* i was able to complete our cutest pet contest and we are now waiting for votes and i am caught up on my sales project.
* i found out i had training and attended a two day training and though i was not excited about it i landed up having a good and fun time!
* i received happy mail from my smashing group and postcrossings.
* i did interviewing this week (something i love)
* i spent the morning with the girls shopping
* we went to Hunny Bunny's first soccer game with CedarWood (they lost)
* i am invited to a Bunco night...yipppeee...this is on my bucket list...i know but it is!!
* i started my HCG...not a great week but i am determined
* i had a "wow" moment and called up Hunny Bunny and cried like a baby and thanked him for being so amazing

wow!!! what a great week!!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I have discovered the word of Smashing while i was away and here is some of my work:

 I love us...the heart is out fingerprints together,
 This was for a challenge about guessed it...ME!! the strips have facts about me. This was one of my first pages and it was fun to do!!
 This was for a challenge: Cartoon I guessed it..i love this little yellow sponge!
 Things i Love on PINTERST...if you have not discovered this world you so need to!!! but is addictive!! it!!!  just a bunch of names taken from magazines and i added some glitz to it!
 LOVE her!!!  another challenge involving labels...
Challenge...Things i love...and yes i love everything on this page!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012 we go! 1. I am *REstarting my BLOG*. 2. It seems *like only yesterday I was keeping up this blog*. 3. *My family* makes me laugh. 4. Did you know *that so much has changed since last i filled out one of these Friday Fill-ins*? 5. I looked more closely and I saw *i needed to open a door and go through it*. 6. I'm so glad *I have my family in my life*. 7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to *getting this blog back up and running*, tomorrow my plans include *shopping...that has not changed!* and Sunday, I want to *go to church*!


Wow! I cannot believe I am back! 2, more like 3 years later!!! Looking through the post and the site I am amazed how far I have come and how many changes have happened during this time. So much change. So much change. I have been on Facebook and for someone who loved words it has been fun! I enjoy it. I have though been wanting a place to express myself, my life and me...which gets me to live, love and laugh! I still believe in those three things an try to do each one everyday! I am wanting to make some major changes and me being me I want a place to write down my feeling regarding those changes. I hope to stay her awhile and today I am excited about this old, new venture. SMILE. So here is to...not starting does one start over in here is to opening a door and continuing onto a different path!

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us” - 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011!!! wow!!! Today is a new day...a new year...a new time!!! I am glad to see 2010 gone and a little excited, a little frightened and a lot in awe of 2011!!! Let's see what happens...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Today...i was able to spend some time in the word and was drawn to Psalms. It hit me real good. I felt the word and it spoke to me. I need to stay focused on Him and through everything I need to make sure I am Praising Him. From the heart. I may to feel like it all the time but I need to Praise Him. If I can do this I think I will feel so much closer to Him and more at peace. I need that peace so much right now. I need to feel like everything is going to be ok...that everything is going to work out. I need that. I need to feel Him close to me. I KNOW He is there but in so many ways I am the one who stops. I stop believing. I stop hoping. I stop having faith. I STOP. I need to stop doing that (teehehehe...stop stopping!!). Today i did and tomorrow...well it is not here so I need not concern myself with it...right? HA!! that is another story. So for now...I praise Him for loving me and mine and for looking down and watching over us. He told me a few months ago..."my ways are not your ways..." Help me to remember that everyday....
wow!! it has been much going much that my mind is overwhelmed at least 18 hours of the much!!! i rarely stop and smell the roses let alone get on the Internet, and blog...PLEASE!!! when do i have time...*sigh* well...i am here right now and i have this site i follow on my facebook and i just started following on my focuses on you and that is a good thing right? says we should list 10 blessings so i am going to list them (it has you do this every Sunday, and there should be no repeats). *sigh* let's see if i can find 10 blessings today...

1/ at home with us
2/ Bridgette...she has been a rock during this time
3/ Hunny Bunny...he has been my core
4/ God...even though I don't speak to him everyday just knowing He is there is a blessing to me...
5/ My church family...i have not been able to see them b/c of work but knowing they are praying for us is a blessing.
6/ My job...with everything the way it is I know I am blessed to have one right now
7/ My weird as that sounds, it is a blessing...
8/ Our is ours and I am so blessed to have one
9/ My health
10/Hunny Bunnies health

*sigh* that took some thought...and when i look at the list i realize i am truly blessed...thank you LORD!!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Friday Fill-In's

1. A cup of tea is something I do not find on my to do list.
2. Family makes a place feel like home.
3. Everything has its beauty if you spend the time to look for it.
4. I love the taste of strawberries?
5. Art makes me want to CREATE.
6. LOL I just noticed I forgot to take some time to breathe today.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing, tomorrow my plans include relax and Monday, I want to relax!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I was so singing this song all is stuck in my head and will not leave!!!!!

"Leaving On A Jet Plane" Ringtones to Cell

All my bags are packed I'm ready to go
I'm standin' here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin' it's early morn
The taxi's waitin' he's blowin' his horn
Already I'm so lonesome I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

There's so many times I've let you down
So many times I've played around
I tell you now, they don't mean a thing
Every place I go, I'll think of you
Every song I sing, I'll sing for you
When I come back, I'll bring your wedding ring

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Guitar Solo

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time let me kiss you
Close your eyes I'll be on my way
Dream about the days to come
When I won't have to leave alone
About the times, I won't have to say

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh baby, I hate to go

Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Monday, February 22, 2010

I was in Yahoo and came across this article. I tend to me the french nail girl, how about you?

Work Like Your Nail Color, Even if It's Nude

Posted Feb 22nd 2010 4:46PM

By Lisa Johnson Mandell

office attireWith all the negativity and depression clouding the working world these days, author/radio host Mary Foley thinks it's time to lighten up a little -- or at least to add a little color. She's been through all the ups and downs the economy has had to offer, and she chooses to look on the bright side, which is an inspiration to us all.

Freshly graduated from Virginia with a degree in engineering, Foley took an $8 an hour customer service rep job, "just to pay the bills." That was with the then-unknown AOL, and she moved up, up, up with the company, eventually heading up corporate training, then getting out of the company back when the getting was good.

Since then she's earned a master's degree in organization development from Pepperdine University and authored two books, including Bodacious! Woman: Outrageously in Charge of Your Life and Lovin' It, and Live Like Your Nail Color. She currently is the co-host of the fabulously friendly "Girlfriend We Gotta Talk" radio show, which is broadcast live in Richmond, VA, and can be found online at

For AOL DimeCrunch, Mary applied her colorful concepts to the working world:

What does your favorite nail color – or naked nails – reveal about you?

Your fingers (or toes) are really mini-indicators into your personality!

  • If you usually have a French manicure, you are one classy, sophisticated and incredibly practical gal. Your nails are neatly manicured, without going to extremes, and the look goes with every outfit.
  • Are you wearing mocha or a shade of brown? These earth tones mean you're a woman who is grounded, approachable and someone we can share our deepest thoughts with.
  • How about pink? Pink is the quintessential girlie color, and one of the most popular colors for nails. If you choose a light to medium pink, you are friendly, happy and lighthearted. For those who prefer the wilder side of pink – aka, the hot pink and fuchsia tones – then you are known to be on the talkative, fun, and exciting side.
  • Wild about red? Considered to be the wildest nail color of all, women who love red nails are usually leading the "Passionate About Life Parade" with their energy, enthusiasm, and confidence.
  • And if your nails are naked? According to a recent survey, only about 35 percent of women paint both their fingers and toes, which means most women paint only one or the other, the most popular being their toes. There are a lot of reasons why women don't paint their nails; but one thing is true: having naked nails means you're willing to be your true, authentic self and show it to the world.

office style

What does your nail color say about your career?

Because fingernails are always visible, they communicate more about your career than do toenails. Sixty-one percent of women surveyed have naked fingernails. It's considered by many that well-manicured naked nails are the mark of a confident, modern woman. However, naked does not mean neglected! Far too many women in business have ragged, bitten, unkempt nails that can communicate to co-workers or a potential employer nervousness, incompetence, and lack of confidence.

Then there are the gals who take the time to color their fingernails. Gals who wear a French manicure or mild nail color usually like their career and feel comfortable with how it's going. They literally look and feel polished! Gals who sport a brighter nail color are usually excited about their career and have found a personal sweet spot of success. Their confidence is high and they are willing to take more career risks because of it!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Today is the third day of 2010!! wow!!! I am thinking 2010 is going to go as fast as 2009!! Maybe even faster... I have been thinking about the new year and the things I want to accomplish this year. I have a few "words/theme" but I am not sure which one will be my 2010 word. I know last year was suppose to be a continuation of the year before but that changed in June. I believe I was just existing after Mom passed away. I sure do miss her. Well, one thing I want to do is be more grateful so I am wanting to have 5 things I am grateful for every week. I am not sure how it will go but I have to start to find out, right? *grin*

5 things I am grateful for...

* My family...they complete me.

* The support I am getting on my new resolution (my family ROCKS!!)

* Having both girls with us (it will not last forever!!)

* My job (especially at this time in America)

* My home

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I am so trying to figure out how we are going to do this holiday. We usually have a huge Christmas (3+ trees, gifts galore, baking, visiting different holiday spots and more...). I spoke with my family and I am so not in the mood this year. My hunny bunny was trying to delve in and see what is was all about and the "deep" reasons for my feelings and I became frustrated and yelled out "My Mother died!!". There was silence and then I knew he "got" it... and I "got" really seemed to make sense and there was silence. As we were silent I felt this relief...this pressure was released and it felt good. It felt good to say...MY MOTHER DIED!!! There does not have to be anything deep or profound...there only has to be that for my. I don't have to apologize, I don't have to try to make sense of these feelings, I don't have to do anything but know...know that this is hard and I am not sure how to handle this holiday thing this year. I told the girls about not having a holiday this year and they were silent. I can understand that. After speaking to hunny bunny and getting somethings out there I think we will find a happy medium. A place where we can all be content (happy is to strong of a word right least for me...). I am not sure what type of holiday we will have but at least we are talking about it and I am confident we all reach an agreement...who would have every thought this would be a bridge we would have to cross at this point in our lives...*sigh*

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone had a wonderful day and did not forget to stop and be thankful for all the blessings in their lives. My hunny bunny and the girls felt it would be best if I did not cook so we went to a restaurant with my dad and in-laws. I am so thankful for such a thoughtful family and even though I did not enjoy the meal, I did enjoy being with my family. Hunny Bunny is so wonderful and thoughtful and I am soooo thankful for him! He completes me. In the end I was glad I did not cook, I was able to enjoy my family and think of my Mom and remember her and yes...miss her. This was the first Thanksgiving without her and I truley missed her so much! I am so thankful for knowing her and the many special memories I have of her.

We went to see the Movie "The Blind Side" this afternoon (hunny bunny, the girls and myself). It was such a great family movie! I loved it. I loved how a family took in a stranger and loved him as one their own and how "family" counts!!! I also loved how love can do so much when applied to people and in people! The acting was good and I loved the "little brother"...he was adorable! If you get a chance please see it!!! It is a great movie!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

i have been thinking about life changes lately for not those changes that we have no control over...i have had my share of those this year and an still dealing with those. No, I am speaking about those things i can control...and as i have been thinking about that i am discovering some things about myself...interesting things, things that have stopped me in my tracks, things that i want to walk away from but feel i need to look at. i must confess, this life changing thing has taken me to a new place. i know i am here for a reason but i am not sure what to do. i know i need to make some changes and i know in the end it will be for the good but boy, oh boy...i am really just starting to realize...I DO NOT LIKE CHANGE!!!! ok...why would that be a shock...i am a traditional person who will have the same breakfast every morning and do the same thing every night if i allowed myself to. Yes, that same person is shocked at how much i do not like change...but more so i do not think i like the fact that i could be a change!!! I believe I am at that place in life when I need to become my own CHANGE AGENT. I need to make changes. I need to take those steps to change things in my life that are not healthy for me. I need to do this...not my hunny bunny, my girls or even God...ME...MYSELF...I!!! And guess scares me crazy to see that let alone believe it. I know what I need to do but I don't want to be the one to do it...interesting!!! I need to "marinate" on this and see what becomes of it...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

1. What is your favorite written work of horror fiction?
I do not like horror....

2. What is your favorite work of science fiction/fantasy? scared me sooo much when i was a teenager!!!
Matrix (all of them)

3. Who is your favorite monster?
Does Elmo count???

4. What is your favorite Horror movie?
don't do horror

5. What horror movie gives you the most chills?
I hated then all (my dad made me see them when I was young)...Amityville Horror was horrible!!!

6. What character from any horror film would you most like to play?
No thank you!!!

7. Freddy or Jason?
UUUGGGHHHHH!!!! to both

8. What is your favorite Halloween treat?
anything with chocolate!!!

9. Ghosts or goblins?

10. Friendly-faced jack-o'-lantern or scary one?
Friendly (of course)

11. What is your scariest encounter with the paranormal?
does seeing myself at 3am in the mirror count?

12. Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not?
no...there are only one of two places we go after death and earth is not one of them

13. Would you rather be a zombie, alien, or psycho?
Alien (the thought of flesh grosses me out!!)

14. Favorite Halloween costume?
A bee or pumpkin...

15. Best thing about Halloween?
the costumes and decorations

16. Person in your family who most likes Halloween (not counting yourself)?
It use to be my it is me!

17. Are you superstitious?

18. Share an unusual Halloween story.
don't have one...sorry

19. What did you do for Halloween as a kid?
dress up and go out trick or treating with my cousins

20. What's the best Halloween party that you've attended?
when i was a teenager we had one with our youth was fun (me, angie and bobby were stopped by the police and he was a clown and i was a pregnant woman with Noxema on my face...teeehehehehe)!!!