Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Good news comes in three's

It's true you know, good news truly does come in 3's.  So here it is...

 My husband has been hired and now is officially employed. We sold our house in South Dakota  and the best part is that we sold it to another military family. Now as for #3, well we're hoping to have that happen today or by the weekend at the latest. If you haven't guessed it, number three is buying a house here in MA.

Now to get back to having my morning coffee ♥

quote of the day

When it seems impossible,
when it seems like nothing is going to work,
you're usually only a few millimeters away
from making it happen.
--Tony Robbins

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

quote of the day

I've got a theory
 that if you give 100 percent
all of the time,
things will work out in the end.
--Larry Bird

Sunday, August 21, 2011

quote of the day

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
Soren Kierkegaard

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


OH the joy of practicing being patient. I confess now, I've never been very good at it. I was the kind of kid who shook presents that were placed under the Christmas tree (hey, every does it and at least I admit to it).  But this waiting game is not the same. At least with Christmas there's an end date to the long wait. This- it's almost torture. Everything focused on getting the job. Once the employment situation is in place then we can truly look for and put a bid on a house. Get the house, then we can have all of belongings delivered from their various storage locations across the USA. Have the house, then we can relocate our daughter and have her start in a new school for this fall. Yup, every hinges on "employment". 

I know that something is going to happen soon, I can feel the change in the current.

quote of the day

Happiness resides not in possessions
and not in gold,
the feeling of happiness
dwells in the soul.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

quote of the day

The deepest craving of human nature is
the need to be appreciated.
-- William James

Thursday, August 04, 2011

I sense a change in the tide...

To me, the ocean is a vast expanse of space, kind of what I see representing my life in a way. As currents ebb and flow so things in my life change. From being this happy go lucky Northern California Girl to meeting my husband and quickly becoming best of friends with him, to falling head over heels in love with him.  Love...Why else would I marry a career military man and move away from everything and everyone I loved and cherished? Our love brought us two beautiful children, and his career moved us around the USA and even brought us to England. But the depths of the glorious Ocean, which can seem to go on for forever are not as deep as we think they are. The waves of his military career, the ones that brought us back to America and with it retirement. It was the end of what I've considered a sort of vagabond life style. Granted we've never moved as much as many other of my husbands contemporaries have (of which I am grateful). I got to experience life in so many different places and I've collected many seashells along the way. The last couple of years I put myself on hold and even now, I find that I'm still waiting for all of me to come back together. Like a vision, I see that coming, I can sense it's going to it happen. Not right now at this very moment or anything crazy, but it's there and I feel it circling around me like water in a tidal pool.

Being here in this apartment for as long as we have has given me an insight to myself- I need to constantly keep my mind and my hands busy. Alright, so I already knew that about myself. The part of me that really came to focus is that I'm always worried that whatever I do, that no one will take me seriously. I dislike feeling that way but there it is. I really do feel as if my life can be summed up to being something similar to the sea grass of the coastal marsh lands- always changing and adapting. 

quote of the day

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
-Ronald Reagan

Monday, August 01, 2011

Doing something girly and fun

As you know I've been missing being creative.  And it took my daughter to make me realize that I AM being creative, just not in my usual sense of the word.

So here's my latest endeavour into my creative side...manicures and pedicures. I have a little secret, not only can I cook, sew, do needlework, garden and design things I can also do hair and nails. So get it over with and hate me now.

How far does this talent stretch? My best kept secrets are... I can do acrylic nails- as in apply them to other peoples fingers, do fill in repairs and such. There's also that eyebrow waxing/shaping thing- but then again that's something anyone can do (or at least I think it is). I've been doing this stuff for over 30 years without ever giving it a second thought that most people can't do it. My daughter and my closest friends all tell me that the things I do are not things that most people can do. Or that people can do some of these things but not "all" of them. It's got me thinking about myself and how my brain tries to keep my hands occupied. These so called "talents"  are things that I like sharing with others. If my friend Alisha were here she'd let me "do her up". I never thought about doing/sharing these things/talents with my girlfriends while we lived in England. I only did them for myself and for my daughter. I thought that it would make me look like I was one of those "Martha types" and I didn't want that label, hell no! So here I am rockin' the latest in manicures and having a blast doing it all while knowing that I did it myself.

quote of the day

I love pink, it's so girly!
Ashley Tisdale