Sometimes I Wish I Were a Brit Like Right Now

The pomp and circumstance, the revelry…I’d love to be a Brit right now and celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. These are the kind of celebrations I thrive on – where strangers get together in good or horrid weather and show their patriotism. The traditions and formality that have lasted through the years makes me wish for more civility here. The difference from celebrations in the USA is that we don’t have Royalty. And Royalty means fairytales and dreams. I don’t like dressing up, but I can’t get enough of seeing what Kate and Pippa wear. I couldn’t imagine one of those huge hats on … [Read more...]

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Help Being Positive

We all need a little bit of help being positive, especially when we feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders. I came across something to share with you, which I hope you'll share with others: The Positive Pledge I pledge to be a positive person and positive influence on my family, friends, co-workers and community. I promise to be positively contagious and share more smiles, laughter, encouragement and joy with those around me. I vow to stay positive in the face of negativity. When I am surrounded by pessimism I will choose optimism. When I feel fear I will choose … [Read more...]

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Blogblast for Peace 2011 #BlogBlast4Peace

Another Blogblast for Peace, this November 4th 2011. I choose to believe in and work towards the goal of peace and am grateful to Mimi of Mimi Writes, who organizes this each year. Her post about remaking peace will inspire you to join us, the dreamers and doers of peace. You have all day to take part and all you have to do is write something about what peace means to you. Most important things in life take effort - finishing school, losing weight, getting a promotion at work.  We even have to put work into the wonderful things in our lives like our relationships. Peace takes a lot of … [Read more...]

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Osama Bin Laden and Tornadoes

Osama Bin Laden is dead and I found out about it on Twitter. I was glued to it last night while I was watching Celebrity Apprentice, where I get to see what keeps Donald Trump awake at night. Then my Twitter feed started going crazy. Of course Twitter is faster than TV news, so I got the news before CNN even announced it on TV. Social media rocks! I even read about the guy who lived close to Bin Laden's compound and tweeted about the noise of the helicopters (our awesome Navy Seals coming in to get the bad guy) before he knew what the racket was all about. Poor guy. Now he's being hunted … [Read more...]

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New Hairstyle Equals New Outlook

Who would think that a new hairstyle would help me get a new outlook on life? If you're a woman, you may get that going from shoulder length hair to a short buzz cut is a huge change and can do things to your head figuratively and literally. From the time I met my husband, and years before that, about 10 plus years, I had long hair. It was something I treasured, even though it took a long time to take care of every day. I liked the way it looked, my family did and men did. When I met my husband, he was attracted to me in part because of my hair and would compliment me about it all the … [Read more...]

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