Showing posts from September, 2011

Eat. Pray. Love.

Nope....not talking about the book. Talking about what I witnessesed tonight. There was plenty of eating: salad, spaghetti, desserts. There was lots of praying: prayers full of hope. Love: so much love. One large room, filled with a community of friends, family, neighbors. So many people with the common goal of helping someone who has touched so many lives.
I have lived in this little town for almost 12 years now, and still have friends in NY that ask why I still live here. Nights like tonight remind me why. The sense of community here is amazing. The outreach of humanity is humbling. The generosity of others is inspiring. All too often we forget our responsibility to help others. Give back when we can. I'd give so much more if I could. If I was ever in need of a lending hand, it's nice to think there are plenty of kind people here that extend a hand without thinking twice.
And the best part....the bestest part to my son. My beautiful 8 year old son. Asking if he coul…

BC Day 30: A picture of yourself this day and 5 good things that happened since you started the challenge

A picture of myself on this day is not what you will be getting. It's 6am, I'm in pjs, so it ain't happening.
Five good things that have happened since I started :
1. I started my new full-time job, which is bringing much relief to me, my boys, and my bills.
2. My older son transitioned successfully to a new school, which has had me in a panic for months.
3. Halloween candy has hit the shelves. Hello mini Kit-Kats.
4. Not that I didn't realize if before, but I realize even more now how fortunate I am to have found someone great to walk along this crazy life path with.
5.4 is enough for me, I don't like to over do! 

It's nice to be done with this '30' day challenge, back to regularly scheduled blogging!

BC Day 29: 3 wishes.

Can I wish for more wishes? I'm guessing probably not. 
1. I wish for my boys to live a happy, healthy life. A fun, laughter filled life. I think I've done a good job setting them up for that.
2. I wish to be around long enough to complete my bucket list.
3. I wish for this blog challenge to end.
Hee hee. Yell at me next time I say I want to do one of these 30 day thingies.

BC Day 28: Something that stresses you out.

Ahhhhahhahha!!!! So much stress, can't even really talk about....blood pressure rises as I do. Dumb drivers suck.

BC Day 27: The city you live in.

Ha. Not a city. A small town. A town so small, I have to drive a half an hour just to get anything I need other than food or gas. But, most of you that live in more populated areas, can't say you are blessed with views like this. 'Nuff said.

BC Day 26: Your dream wedding.

*Sigh*. I have a million things I can but won't say about this topic. I already had a wedding a while back. I did it the way I thought it should be done at the time. It wasn't about the gifts, it wasn't about the food, the music, the crazy sides of each family. It was just about the bride and groom. Understated, easy. Beautiful church, simple dress, quick ceremony. Then it was right to a plane (a missed plane, but that's a story for another day), and a week on the beach. No reception, no hectic planning for everyone else to enjoy our special day.
Fast forward a ton of years, and that wedding is in my past life. I don't regret the way I did it, but I do regret two simple pieces. A dance and a cake. At the time they would have been parts of a celebration that didn't exist, and I had convinced myself I didn't need them. Of all girls, I love cake more than many things in life, and I love to dance, so I'm just not sure how that happened. At this point in time…

BC Day25: Put your iPod on shuffle, and give the first 10 songs.

I did a post like this LONG AGO, but I know I've added/deleted many songs since. So here we go!
1. Rolling in the Deep, Adele 2. Nothing, The Script 3. Mississippi Queen, Mountain 4. Goodbye Stranger, Supertramp 5. You & Me, Dave Matthews Band 6. Stuck on You, Sugarland
7. Forget You (unedited version), Cee Lo Green 8. Pour Some Sugar on Me, Def Leppard
9. I Do, Colbie Caillat
10. I Wish, Skee-Lo
How's that for an eclectic list? lol.