I’m Still Here!

Hey all! I’m in the midst of changes, if I get typepad figured out…I have a name, if I don’t, then it’s back to the drawing board! How has your week been? Hope it’s been well. I appreciate everyone putting such thought into these names, they’re all wonderful! My little brain has been ticking, nonstop….trying to figure out which way I should go. Should I take the typepad route? Should I go back to blogger? I’ve been reading articles on how blogger/wordpress can shut you down if you’re promoting your business on their sites. I’m Catholic, it’s Lent…I can’t risk committingΒ  too many sins during this holy time , and lying cannot be one of them. Why do I have to be such an honest soul? In the words of Kevin from The Office, “I’m a textbook over-thinker!”

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Overdue Thank You!

I have some thank you’s I need to get out to my dear bloggy friends who have awarded me. My apologies for not getting to this sooner, I feel like such a jerk! I have been in a mood all week, and being gracious is just the medicine I need. Thank you again, I really appreciate it!

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I never want to hurt anyone’s feelings by not picking them. Heck I never posted the “25 things on facebook” when I was tagged because I didn’t want to hurt anyone by not tagging them.

I’d like to pass each and every award to everyone on my blog roll, and I mean that. You are all so talented, and I appreciate all the effort you put into your blogs! You deserve all the recognition and more. Btw…..I expect to see these on the right or left hand side of your blogs saying they were awarded to you, because they were!!!

Thank you to The Pampered World! πŸ™‚

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Muchas gracias a Dana de Chic Banana, en Mexico distrito federal, je je! πŸ™‚

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Thank you to Luphia loves! πŸ™‚

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Thank you again to Chic Banana! πŸ™‚

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Thank you Callie of Grayson! πŸ™‚

Merry Christmas & Happy 100

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

I hope you all have the merriest of Christmases, and while I know I will see you before the new year, for those of you who won’t be in the blogging world between now and then, Happy New Year! Today marks my 100th WordPress post ( those of you who’ve followed me from my blogger days, know it is much more than that.) I don’t have a giveaway set up, and won’t until I set up shop…which will hopefully be soon. Thank you for being the best blogging community one could ever ask for.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers during this trying time. I apologize for not having the time to visit everyone’s blog lately, and personally thanking you….I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will today. My family and I really appreciate it. She has an appointment today, so hopefully everything will go well…so we can have Christmas at home.

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I love playing around with my new camera!

I love playing around with my new camera!

OH……AND I’M KEEEEPING THE BOOTS!

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img_6822Wishing you a Merry Christmas!!!! Much love!

Mil Gracias

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for your sweet comments! I hope the test went well. Shockingly I think I did the best on the math portion. If you’d like the percentage, area, or need help with fractions, I think I’m your gal πŸ˜‰ Regular posts will resume this week! Woooohooooo!!! Here’s something I found this week when I was studying, and it really helped me put everything into perspective, and not worry about the outcome. I did the best I could, it’s no longer in my hands. I hoped for the best, and the best outcome will come come out of this!

Beginning Today

Beginning today I will no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never change.
Only I can change by choosing to do so.

Beginning today I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today.

Beginning today I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration.
This person looking back at me is someone I enjoy spending time with and someone I would like to get to know better.

Beginning today I will cherish each moment of my life.
I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly share this gift with others.
I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

Beginning today I will take a moment to step off the beaten path and to revel in the mysteries I encounter.
I will face challenges with courage and determination.
I will overcome what barriers there may be which hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.

Beginning today I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my self-image, my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

Beginning today I will walk with renewed faith in human kindness.
Regardless of what has gone before, I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.

Beginning today I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences.
I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else: perfection does not exist in an imperfect world.
But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human shortcomings.

Beginning today I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do things that make me happy. . .admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen to my favorite music, pet a kitten or a puppy, soak in a bubble bath. . .pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.

Beginning today I will learn something new;
I will try something different;
I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.

Beginning today. And every day.

By Penny White; Copyright 1990

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11.27

1127 has always meant a lot to me, it’s part of my address but I never thought of it as my lucky number until last year. On the 27th of November I would have to say my life changed for the better. I realized the power of positivity and how wonderful life can be with a positive attitude. Needless to say I ate fast food that afternoon, and haven’t been able to touch it since, after a horrible case of food poisoning! I must say this year with everything that has happened would have been far worse had I not experienced the wonder of that November day. With the loss of my beloved aunt, my two next door neighbors who were father and grandfather figures, and severed relationships, I don’t know where I would be without my gracious outlook.

How fitting that Thanksgiving lands on the 27th this year. You may wonder how I remember dates? I should have mentioned in my “quirky” posts that my memory is startling. I can remember just about anything except things I don’t listen to! πŸ˜‰ At times I love it, while other times it drives me nuts as it doesn’t give me a chance to forget anything. This holiday season I have made it a point to do my best to not “think” about the past, forgive, and go on with my life without them. I’ve realized forgiving doesn’t mean forgetting,Β  and it sure doesn’t mean having coffee and hanging out with the person. It means moving on with your life and not having to get past something.

With this being said, I must thank all of you for all you do.Β  I could never have fathomed that the February day when I decided to create an etsy shop, and make a blog to promote them would bring me so much. I have always wanted a career in journalism, and the scarves brought me a little closer to it. You inspire me, and keep me strong when I could run the other direction. You don’t know the joy it brings me to know you visit, and especially when you leave comments letting me know you’re here and you’ve enjoyed what I share.

To those who’ve followed me since my blogger days, I am at a loss for words to know you changed your links and still read what I have to say πŸ™‚ Some were in shock when I left and truth be told, I didn’t know how this would turn out….but I knew it was time for a change. My posts reflected the negative and that wasn’t me, that’s not who I am. Dreams, aspirations, love and strength blossom in positive light.

Much love and gratitude. I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving regardless of what you do, and who you are with. It’s a time to be thankful, and I truly am!

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I'm pretty thankful for my new camera and my beautiful subjects!