Friday, November 5, 2010

6 ~ 10 & my Dream House in Texas

Happy, Happy Friday Friends!!!
Y'all know I just got back from the dream state Texas, but what you don't know is while I was there I found my Dream House!

This is not only my dream house. My darlin friends Charlene & Larry who adopted me while I was in Texas & showed me the BESTEST of times, took me to see their dream house & now it's mine too!

Charlene is my cohort in crime at the Magnolia Pearl booth in Marburger & my bloggy buddy from the lovely blog, My Hearts Ease.

This is the amazing view off the back porch which was Heavenly & this picture just doesn't do it justice! The skies & the clouds & the fields, just went on forever. Her & our boyfriend Larry, spent alot of time trying to explain to me the difference between a TANK & a POND. Others were involved in this on going conversation as well, but I must admit...I'm still not sure. I think a pond is made by God & a tank is made by that right?? LOL

Would you not just die to have this porch?? {although being alive to enjoy it could
be fun too, ;)}

OK,'s number 6.
Something you hope you never have to do.
Easy Peasy...I'm ascared of heights! So I never want to have to Hang Glide, Bungee Jump off a bridge, Para sail or take the Tower of Terror ride at Disneyland. That's right, just call me scaredy cat & I will turn around & answer! {I could get really heavy & say bury a child, but that goes unsaid for all of humanity}

Number 7: Someone who has made your life worth living.
My daughter Courtney & my grandchild Kaimana, the absolute joys of my life.

Number 8: Someone who has made your life hell or treated you badly.
Again I am blessed, I can honestly say with all my heart, there is no one in my life past or present who fits this bill. I have been surrounded by love & kindness & if I meet negativity in my life, I cut it out.

Number 9: Someone you didn't want to let go, but who drifted.
Don't have one of those either. I work hard to nuture the relationships that are important to me. Even if I lose touch for a minute, I can reach out & reconnect & pick up right where we left off, as if no time at all has gone by. Again...I am blessed.

Number 10: Someone you need to let go or wish you didn't know.
If I had one of those, I would have already done it. Everyone in my life brings something wonderful to the table.
Well that was an easy round!! :) Now back to the HOUSE!

This was a little guest house off to the side of the main house. I could TOTALLY live right there. It was small, but so cozy & charming & I adored this bedroom. Isn't that bed frame amazing!

So in my dream I see me & my hubby sitting on this porch rockin in our chairs. We're looking out at our Wide Open Spaces talking about the weather. Looking up into skies, we tell each other what we see in those amazing Texas Clouds as we smile & softly laugh!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

30 Truths... 2 ~ 5

OK, here we go again...
Number 2: Something you love about yourself.
That's easy, I LOVE my sense of humor...I'm funny. Even I think I'm funny. Sometimes I can barely contain myself telling a story, cuz I crack myself up. Case in point, my Carlsbad Caverns post. That's me at my best, just being it!

Number3: Something you have to forgive yourself for.
SURVIVING...for being 1 of 2 children to have been spared from a tragic genetic disease that ultimately killed my Mother & has completely taken my brother from me. Huntingtons Disease is so cruel, it's a flip of a coin, a 50/50 chance. I won the toss, my brother did not & it breaks my heart. And the very worse of it is, I haven't seen him in 10 years at the hospital he's being cared for in, cuz I just can't handle it. I may never forgive myself for this one.

Number 4: Something you have to forgive someone else for.
I need to forgive a friend I've had since I was 17, for recent crimes that are not all that huge. They were just a handful of words, but those particular words were so hurtful to me. I wish they weren't & maybe they shouldn't have been...but they really were.

Number 5: Something you hope to do in life.
My life has been so full & I have been so blessed. I always want my family & friends to know that if I were to die tomorrow, I have had a GLORIOUS ride...everything from here on out is frosting. I would love to live a long enough & healthy enough life, to be able to see my grandson happily married & with beautiful baby's of his that would truly be FROSTING!

Wow, this is a little harder & more thought provoking then I intially thought. lol I guess that's why I was up to the chalenge, how would I HONESTLY answer these questions. Gosh, I only have 25 more to go...arggghhhh! ;)


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thirty Days of Truth...

Happy Hump Day Sweet Hearts!
Now that I'm in self imposed unemployment, I find I have no hump day to look forward to anymore. I'm not complaining!! Working the weekends at the shop made my hump day Friday, which never really seemed right. Friday is suppose to be a party day, end of the week day...but it was my hump day. On this Wednesday, I stayed in my jammies ALL day & played on the computer. I started in the morning, by helping a friend with her background on her blog, which led me to choosing a new background for my blog, which made me have to create a new banner to match the colors of the new background, which made me want to change the colors of my fonts, which...enough all ready! Yes, it's 5pm & I'm still in my jammies...that's a TRUTH!

My sweet friend Linda from Ye Olde Crones Gazette blog fame has summoned any of her friends to join her in a challenge...30 Days of Truth! I am taking on this quest for truth, but I'm doing it a little differently. Instead of answering a statement everyday, I will answer several at a time with a few posts in between just to mix it up a bit. Join us if you dare & if not, I hope you enjoy getting to know your bloggy friends a little bit better. Here we go...

Day 1: Something you hate about yourself

Day 2: Something you love about yourself

Day 3:Something you have to forgive yourself for

Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone else for

Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life

Day 6: Something you hope you never have to do

Day 7: Someone who has made your life worth living

Day 8: Someone who has made your life hell or treated you badly

Day 9: Someone you didn't want to let go, but who drifted

Day 10: Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn't know

Day 11: Something people seem to compliment you the most on

Day 12: Something you never get compliments on

Day 13: A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough times

Day 14: A hero that has let you down

Day 15: Something or someone you couldn't live without

Day 16: Something or someone you could definitely live without

Day 17: A book you've read that changed your view on something

Day 18: Your views on gay marriage

Day 19: What is your opinion of religion?

Day 20: Your views on drugs and alcohol.

Day 21: (Scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you got into a fight a couple of hours before. What do you do?

Day 22: Something you wish you hadn't done in your life

Day 23: Something you wish you had done in your life

Day 24: Make a playlist to someone and explain why you chose those songs

Day 25: The reason you believe you're still alive today

Day 26: Have you ever thought about giving up on life?

Day 27: What's the best thing you've got going for you right now?

Day 28: What would you do if you got pregnant (or got someone pregnant) right now?

Day 29: Something you hope to change about yourself

Day 30: A letter to yourself

Number1: Something you hate about yourself.
My WEIGHT! It seems like this has been something I've thought about forever. In Jr High I weighed 124lbs. All of my friends weighed 105 ~ 110lbs. I'm 5'8" & looking back I think "You Fool, why didn't you embrace 124 lbs? If you had only known that would be the lightest you would be, maybe it wouldn't have sounded so bad!" In HS I weighed 142, yet all my friends weighed 115 ~ 125. How was I to know that at 142, I'd be at my prime? Yeah, it would definitely have to be my WEIGHT!