Monday, April 4, 2016

Time heals all wounds, right?

Why can't I seem to keep up with my blog? I will personally blame my poor management of time. Well that, and a broken heart. 

Back in the summer of 2013, I met a boy. Let me rephrase, I reconnected with a boy from my 20's. This was the boy that broke my heart in the 19 and 90's but yet I could not stop thinking about him. So a connection was made and it was a crazy arse strong connection. The word "love" was thrown in there for good measure.  For the next year and a half, there were ups and downs. Did I mention that was a long-distance issue? Nonetheless, I had never been happier and a sadder than I had ever been in my life. The bottom line, gurl was dumped last year. 

After a year of healing, I am still alive. I am in one piece and stronger! Here's to surviving a mid-forty's break up and the wonders of what time can do for a broken heart. Enjoy my tunes!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Things Can Only Get Better

I am finally getting over a cold. What?!! I haven't had a cold in about 10 years. I forgot how much they suck.  Here's a financial tip based on my recent situation.  Invest in a company that produces tissues and chicken noodle soup. 

Actually, it couldn't have come at a better time because the weather sucked and I (along with the entire city) was a shut-in for a couple of days. It was dark, dreary and made for some great afternoon naps. And I know that got some good sleep because many a time I woke up drooling all over the place. I was pretty much dead to the work. 

It's been about a week and I somewhat feeling like a person. Not 100%, maybe about 75%. I am just ready to get through the day without coughing up my lungs or snotting up all day long.

So here's to feeling better soon and to that lovely spring tiime that is so close yet far away. Enjoy!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

I believe in Valentine's Day

So...another Valentine's Day is here. In years past, I would get a little verklempt but not this year. It's just another day. Kinda weird. I guess that means I finally growing up. LOL!

I think I've only had one romantic Valentine's day and I think it was when I was in high school. After that, the rest were pretty much down hill from that. But I have not given up hope that one day I will have a great holiday. Positive thinking!!

In honor of the day of love, I've put together a nice little play list. There are so many great songs and it was really hard but I narrowed it down to just a few. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Music can have such an impact on you. It can make you happy, sad, nostalgic, or powerful. That's why I love it so much. There's a song for every mood. 

I found this video on Facebook and it's had such an affect on me. I can't tell you how many times I have viewed it. And I can't even tell you how many different emotions I feel when I watch it. It's just beautiful. Enjoy!

That's pretty much all I have for now. Thanks for reading my blog!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Running back

Where have I been? What happened to me? What's going on now? 

The last time I was here I was in midst of looking for a new job and I was still dealing with my recent diagnosis. It was rather weird time for me. I decided that I needed to step away and try to figure out this whole situation. I was in a strange place. I had never had a health scare and I still didn't know what I wanted to do with my life.

After my U.C. diagnosis, everything that I had known was upside down. I felt like up was down and hello was good-bye. There were many times where I had breakdowns (snot-inducing crying jags) and kept wondering why this happened to me. I needed the time to mourn the loss of my health and the food that I loved. Needless to say, it was difficult and to this day, I am still trying to navigate this whole situation. 

Last year I decided that I needed to actually do something about this stupid thing. I decided that it was time for me to start raising funds to help find a cure. In August I jumped online and found out that the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America had some fundraisers planned and all I had to do was decide which one was for me. Unfortunately, at the time there was only one event, and that was a half-marathon (13.1 miles). What!!???!! My timing has always been bad. I kept an open mind and went to an information session and learned that for every dollar raised, 80 cents goes straight to research. That is huge for a charity. They had me 80 cents. I was in and now I had to raise at least $1,900, oh and also train to run 13.1 miles without passing out or dying. Luckily, the charity also had lots of training sessions and coaches that trained us all during the fall. 

On December 10, I had managed to raise my minimum and I was so relieved and thrilled. The race was held on December 14 in Dallas on a dreary rainy day. I was up at 5 a.m. and the race started at 8:00 a.m. By the time I made it to the start line (there were thousands of runners); it was about 8:15 a.m. I was scared to death and took each mile one at a time. It also helped to have an iPod filled with great music. Two of my sisters showed up at 2 locations on the race course. It was such a great surprise to see them. I crossed the finish line about 11:30 a.m. and I didn’t pass out or have to crawl. I still can't believe that I achieved this goal. The best part, I have raised $2,500!! 

In February, it will be 2 years since my life changed. I am still learning about this disease and how to deal with it. I've very blessed that I am not a severe as a lot of people I've met. I have stopped feeling sorry myself and put this into perspective. I felt great enough to run a half-marathon. Woo!

And now for the soundtrack that helped me make it the whole 13.1 miles. Enjoy!

After an almost 2 year absence from blogging, I'm back. The time off was what I needed and I hope that I will back in the swing of things again.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Carrie Diaries - Must Watch!

Is anyone watching The Carrie Diaries on the CW?  I am completely obsessed with this show. I read the book a couple of years ago and now I am completely hooked on the show. Granted it doesn't stick to the book, which is a good thing because it broke my heart.

Why do I love this show so much?  Let me break it down.

  1. I love that it's set in the 80's. It makes me wish that I had Carrie's cute wardrobe.
  2. The music is fantastic. Not only do they use original music but they also use some great cover songs.
  3. I love AnnaSofia Robb - she does such a great job as Carrie.
  4. You know how much I love writing in my journal and does one Carrie Bradshaw. 
  5. And let's not forget about her purse. That amazing purse!  Me want.

If you haven't watched it, give it a chance. I hope you do.  So today's soundtrack theme is totally 80's in honor of The Carrie Diaries. Enjoy!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pets = Bad Boyfriends

As you know, per my last post, I have not had a real boyfriend since the original 90210 was on the air.  I can't believe I actually admitted that out loud.  Oh well, it's now out there.

This brings me to something that I discovered about a year ago.  One day I was talking my friend Tobs about our pets. She has a Boston Terrier and of course as you know, I have my squatter, Oliver.  I think we starting talking about the image below that I posted on my facebook page.  We laughed at how her dog, Bel gives her the stink eye too. 

We laughed about how pets tend to have some people traits.  Somehow we came to the conclusion that some pets have really bad boyfriend traits.  I've told this to a few people and they have all laughed. Then I thought, I really need to get this in writing. So below is my list of why my cat, Oliver is like a really bad boyfriend.
  1. He doesn't have a job.
  2. He sleeps all the time.
  3. He expects me to buy his dinner and feed him.
  4. He stinks up my apartment.
  5. I have to clean up his "office".
  6. He sleeps everywhere.
  7. The only time he really wants to spend time with me is when I'm in bed. 

Now that you know all about my slacker, you need to check him out. I present, Oliver.

There you have it. My cat is the equivalent of the worst boyfriend.  I kind feel like David Letterman.  Minus the talent and the ca-jillion dollars in my bank account.  So for today's soundtrack, it's all about the boys.  Enjoy!

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