Thursday, July 30, 2009

Twenty Wishes

I am going to let this book Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber change my life. The premise of the story is to make a list of 20 well thought out wishes and then act upon them. Seems simple but it is very powerful.

As I approach 50 years old, I see that there are things I may never have the opportunity to do. It has felt like I am on a treadmill that has no off switch. I have a good job that I enjoy with a fair wage and no one else will pay me as well in this economy. But, like so many we struggle to make it from paycheck to paycheck.

So how on earth am I to wish for things that seem impossible?

First off I can put my trust in God, work at it not scaring the daylights out of me, and pray a lot. My relationship with God could use some work.

God is totally not to blame. He is there, I am not. To be where He is has been a desire of mine, so I will make that my first wish. I will have to think on how to phrase it…

I will update as I progress.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Self Improvement - Take 2

My complete lack of pictures and posting may have led some of you to believe the hair-coloring did not go well.

You would be correct in that assumption.
(That is supposing there are any of you out there)

Blondie tried very hard – it was not her fault. I picked out an all-over hair color with highlights. Too tricky for DIY. My skunk line is blurred somewhat but the highlights look just like my gray hair.

If by gray hair I mean white hair. Not blonde hair.

Just gotta laugh. No pictures until I can get it cut and fixed - At least all one color.

And by the by, the temperature here is a flip-flop melting 102 degrees. Summer here is rarely over 80 degrees.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Self Improvement

As I get older there is more upkeep required to just stay even. My natural hair is peeking out, no, blazing a skunk line down the center of my head.

It has turned drab and boring. The color on my hair is reddish littered with gray.

Not the professional hair I need for work.

My darling Pirate went out today and bought new hair color for me. I decided on it by using Now they don’t know me from Adam but they sure have a cool site.

Tonight Blondie will color my hair while we watch our favorite shows on the DVR. I am one lucky lady. If all turns out well, I might even let a picture of my head appear here!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Some Snippets of Life

After my first post I got writers block or rather OMG-what-was-I-thinking. I have not written for public consumption in ages…The last time was a help file for a product that never was released.

No, the help file was *not* the reason for product failure!

I decided today to just write. I will get better as I stretch my writing muscles. And if I don’t, no one has to read it!

We are a military family now. Brownie speaks glowingly of her husband on every phone call. Our son-in-law Recruit will finish Basic in about 2 weeks and move onto his technical school. We are so proud of him! Recruit has taken on a huge challenge and met it with enthusiasm, skill and determination. Brownie had a big surprise when Recruit arranged for a beautiful bouquet to be delivered to her! I have nothing but kudos for Recruit.

Brownie has had her own challenges as well but I am very pleased with how she has coped! Living across the US from us with Recruits parents has been a bit lonely for her but she has rallied and forges ahead with plans for the future with Recruit. She is learning to be a military wife and I know she will do a fabulous job!

The weather here is hot. H O T. Makes me long for a pool. Maybe I will buy a kiddie pool… Hmm….

Friday, July 10, 2009

My first post! History in the making!

So, the other day I inherited a Sidekick Slide from Blondie. Up to this point I have used phones for :::wait for it::: making phone calls and telling time. Every text message sent to me required a tortuous 20 minutes to reply as there was no keyboard. I frequently said, “If you want to tell me something, call me!”

Now before you burn me at the stake, I will gladly admit that cell phones have brought good things to the world. Cell phones to me are a huge improvement over the yellow kitchen phone with the thirty foot phone cord I used in my youth. Hmm, as I write this I wonder, should I just say cell? Is cell phone redundant?

Anyway, as soon as I learn to stop putting callers on hold by accident and remember which end is right side up, I shall begin texting in earnest. Blondie, Brownie and Curly have no idea what is in store for them now! Picture me grinning evilly!