Archive for November, 2012


happiness is…a warm fire on a cold day 


first…you may want to sit down. this makes three posts in two days! 😉

I have to say that for as long as I can remember, I have always been the peacemaker type. I like when everyone gets along and always feel for the underdog. I will root for the team that everyone said will lose; try to make eye contact and smile and speak to a person sitting alone at a restaurant; feed the hungry guy who comes to the office every month….well, you get the point. I am NOT a saint by any means. I have a mean side too…but it only comes out when I have been pushed, wrongly accused or I feel like someone is being treated unfairly. There is nothing worse than people who bully others just for the sheer sport of it, and sadly, I have seen it way too often. The bad thing is, when this happens….it absolutely, every single time, puts me in a bad position. And for that, well….I am just sad….and terribly disappointed in those who fall along with the crowd and play into the hate. It’s juvenile, it’s wrong and about as far from the kind of person that I want to be. What I must remember is that I can’t control what others think….even when they are wrong…and I mean, dead wrong. I can only focus on me….how I respond, how I treat others and be bigger and better. It is what it is….and sometimes…it sucks!

snuggling :)

thought I would use this page for my random happiness thoughts that I have been posting on facebook…trying to wean some things over into my blog in an effort to make myself write on here more often. 🙂

so here goes:

happiness is…when my baby, my boy… logan wants to snuggle with me 🙂

smiling sweetly for me


Apparently, about seven…count that…7 months ago, I had every intention of blogging more regularly. and apparently, I was wrong! I don’t think that I ever anticipated being as busy as I was this year….with quite a few hiccups in-between. I not only used all of my sick time for the year by the end of March, but it began quite a roller coaster ride for us as well. In a nutshell, there was walking pneumonia, bronchitis, pneumonia again….we think….at least, per the ER doc….I did not have anything “deadly….but I can’t help you”….lots and lots of medicine….and ended the summer with poison ivy not once, but twice….and it got ugly!

On top of that, trying to get my youngest child to pass math, tutoring, bartering with the principal and praying….a lot.

At the same time, working on the never-ending renovations on the house….add to that a few bumps in the road that I am choosing not to mention at the moment and we land on the month of October…which brought us the “movie of the week robbery”….that devastated my child….and has caused us more grief and cost us more money than I even want to think about.

On a positive note, I learned a lot this year….and met and connected with some fabulous people. My photography is beginning to have a life of it’s own and I am getting closer to my goals of mastering my camera and building my business. I have a lot to be thankful for and realize that the little things that knocked us down this year were indeed “little things”. I have friends who are dealing with so much more. Friends who have lost loved ones. Friends who are fighting for their lives. So, counting my blessings and praying for strength and endurance to everyone in need.

I would like to promise that I will not take another “blog break” – but quite honestly, who knows what I will be doing tomorrow. I will be grateful just to wake up!

sweet dreams ~ OoXx