Just minutes before midnite on December 31, 2010, my husband and I were preparing to open a bottle of champagne and make a toast to new beginnings. We had a plan and by the grace of God, we were able to make some important decisions and reach a amazing milestones. As we were focusing on those milestones, there were others that we had totally overlooked. Life is just that way.
So this is going to be my year of milestones and big changes.
Friday, December 31, 2010
I want to take a moment to wish everyone a very happy and special new year.
This morning on my facebook page one of my friends wrote the following advice for the upcoming year - Start each day on the right foot. How do you do this -
1)Achieving an A+ Attitude
Every single day is filled with all kinds of situations that could upset you—things like losing your car keys or getting caught in a traffic jam. But you can choose to be at peace and in control.
God doesn’t necessarily create difficult situations for us, but He will use them to develop our character.
2)Setting Realistic Expectations - You cannot count on someone else to make you happy. You must take responsibility for your own happiness.
3) Putting God and Others First - Spend time each morning focusing on the good things God has done in your life. Think about the dangers and difficulties He’s brought you through, the ways He’s healed you and changed you, and how good it is to know He cares for you and hears your prayers. When you learn to set your mind on God each morning, He’ll give you all the peace and joy you need to love others every single day of your life.
I know that this advice will do me alot of good this upcoming year and the rest of my life.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hello everyone. Thanks so much for those who continue to read my blogs and check to see if I'm still here. I'm here. Life is so incredibly busy once school starts again. When I first began blogging it was towards the end of the school year, everything was winding down. My daughter's extra-curricular activities had come to a grinding halt, my classroom had been cleared out and everything was slow. Now we are at full speed again and I have little time for anything fun. I appreciate the fact that total strangers show concern. So thank you so much.
I did manage to have some fun this weekend (had to squeeze it in). I went to a Halloween party and decided to go as a cat (Cat-n-Hat Party). Here are my photos. I did the makeup myself - yes I did. If you want to know how I did it, just comment below and I will send you a link.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Whether it's me that he is happy to see or just knowing that a doggie treat is just minutes away after my arrival, it's still brings me pleasure to see how happy he is that I'm home.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Picture courtesy of: http://static.tvguide.com/MediaBin/Galleries/Shows/M_R/Pq_Pz/Project_Runway/season7/project-runway307.jpg
I should have called this blog, "Confessions of the Reading Teacher Who Would Rather Watch TV"! Okay I'm busted, yes I would rather watch a little reality t.v. rather than read a book.. Yes, I love to read, but this is summer and I need a little bit of reality or is it?? My favorite guilty pleasure - all of the Real Housewives series produced by Bravo. Yes I love love love Teresa Guidice from New Jersey. It all started of course with the Real Housewives of Orange County, which is why I want to sell my house and move to the "gated" section of my neighborhood. When I "drive through the gates" when visiting a friend - I can hear the Real Housewives of Orange County theme song playing in my head (I'm not the only one - don't judge me). And of course one of my NEW favs is - Bethanny Getting Married?- I'm so happy for her.
For now watching the lives of others gives me a great break from the "realities" of my own life - children, house, bills, work, husband etc. etc.. Thank goodness for my DVR - which needs an upgrade. I can record one show after another and when all of the housework is done, and the paperwork is completed - I can sit back with a hot cup of coffee and escape into someone else's reality. Which reality shows do you watch?