Monday, November 24, 2008
Today... I turned...
One year older. It's funny how as young people, we want desperately to appear older than we are. When we get older... we try desperately to appear younger than we are. Today... my mirror should come with a warning! "Things in the mirror appear older than they are".
I got some nice presents for my birthday. My son bought me a gift certificate to my favourite clothing store. He bought it with his own money. So.. I bought myself some nice things. :)
Hubby? He bought me beautiful flowers first thing in the morning, and made reservations at our favourite booth at a new restaurant. It was a lovely day. But birthdays just don't mean much to me anymore. It just means older. The birthday I love to celebrate? Christmas and my son's birthday. Christmas for obvious reasons. My son's birthday? Well, because that's a date I remember being there for. That's a day I remember vividly. I remember him coming into the world. I remember looking at him. Wondering at him. I remember the love... the awe... the absolute heart-wrenching and painful love that consumed me the first glance of him. I remember that day, oh yes. Now THAT'S a birthday I like celebrating.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
What was on my Bucket List? Nothing grand. Ok.. slightly grand.. but not out of reach.
1. Go on a long Disney Cruise
2. Go on a long family cruise to the Mediterranean
3. Write and publish my book
4. Be healthy and achieve my goal weight
5. Buy a motorhome and travel with my family
6. Swim with the dolphins
The problem with my bucket list, is it changes so much. There are some consistencies... but it does change. I'm about to do up a Vision Board. If you've ever heard about *The Secret*... then you've probably heard about the Vision Board. I think I'll respond better to that. I can hardly wait to get started. In case you don't know what a Vision Board is... you prepare a board of images... and when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation, your life changes to match those images and those desires. It's a hyper version of writing down your goals and dreams. You are increasing the PICTURE of those goals and dreams.
When I get it done... I'll post it here, with instructions.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
(I accidently drafted my posts... so they haven't been posted. I'm such a turkey)
Happy Birthday to me... Happy Birthday to me...
Happy Birthday dear Sandie....
Happy Birthday to me.
..... and many more.........................................
November 2nd... All Souls Day. Can you believe it? I'm getting kinda old too. I'm now at the age where I don't want to tell you how old I am. I've actually become *one of those women*.
It was a good day. I got up, and hubby brought me a card and flowers (a dozen pink tipped/white roses) when I went downstairs. Then... hubby, son, and I headed out to a beautiful restaurant for breakfast. It's a new European restaurant that we discovered. He reserved my favourite table and everything. Afterwards, we had some presents. My son went and gave me a fab gift card to my favourite clothing store. It was bought with his own money. I went shopping right away, of course... and bought myself a sweater... with a long shirt underneath it. for once... I decided to dress a little more youthful. Since he bought it for me... I figured he'd prefer that. Both hubby and son loved it. Unfortunately my son had to work. :( Hubby and I had a lovely day... and I got to play, shop, enjoy...
All in all... a good birthday.
OH... did I mention what my hubby bought me? My TREADMILL!!!!!!!! YAY!!! I've wanted it forever... and I FINALLY got it! I spent part of the day cleaning and preparing one of the downstairs offices, so that it could be set up in there. THEN we set it up!!!
Happy Birthday to me... :)