Monday, March 30, 2009
So here it is for this week.
"If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will".
I love the simplicity of this statement. If you look for bad things in a person or in a situation you will doubtless find it. And conversely, if you look for good in a person or a situation, you will find that, too. So the idea is to look for positive things in people and situations even when the tendency is to see how bad someone or something might be. Sounds easy, right?
Not for most people.
It requires stepping back and looking at something from all angles before jumping to a negative conclusion, and giving someone another chance who has done wrong in the past. Challenging? Yes. Do-able....?
So good luck in seeking good this week!
Friday, March 27, 2009
At any rate, while researching some different wineries in the area to see which ones we might want to drive past or take pictures at (no, no wine tasting tomorrow - that's next weekend!) I came across this on one of the winery websites:
Wish me luck on my photography excursion!!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I'm having my friend come over extra early so I can try jeans on and hopefully choose a fabulous pair that I'm going to buy with my hostess discount... and will of course wear them to the party so I can be a walking advertisement. Now I just need to figure out what smashing top and sexy heels I'm going to wear! ;)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Rules: List 5 things about me that I think are sexy, then pass it on.
2) Standing up for myself. Having my own own opinion and sticking with it instead of following others. (Wimpy and non-committal is not sexy).
3) I have to copy Polka Dotted Owl for this one... having a toned, fit body that I work hard for and am proud of. Taking care of yourself is totally sexy!
4) Ambition. I know what I want and I go after it, without tromping on other people to get ahead (not sexy!). I always admire people who have the drive and determination to go after their dreams.
5) Laughing at myself. I know I make mistakes and goof up from time to time or even act like a complete goober, and I always laugh at myself when I do. So sexy!
So last weekend I hit the trail. I chose a partiularly hilly section because I figured that would be good preparation for me. I was SO proud of myself! I did much better than I thought I would do, away from the comfort of the ceiling fans blowing right on me, my water bottle secured in the cupholder, towel draped on the treadmill bar right in front of me, and, of course, the distraction of the TV and all of it's wonderfully mindless shows.
I ended up doing 7 1/2 miles and even did it faster than I would have had I been in the gym! I couldn't believe it! Now, I'm still really slow, too slow to call myself a runner (and I still have to alternate with speed walking - which I am totally fine with) but I don't care how slow I am, I'm just proud that being on the trail wasn't as mentally difficult as I thought it would be.
I've got less than 6 weeks to go and right now I'm feeling pretty confidant that I'll be able to do it. *sigh* That's a good feeling. :)
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
So last night was her launch party to get her business going. All of her merchandise will be sold online (website is up but not totally finished yet - I'll pass that on as soon as it is) but until she really gets her name out there she's doing Trunk Shows at the homes of people that want to host them. It was so much fun! She had racks and racks of designer clothes so all of us girls were sipping champagne while trying on hot stuff.
I fell in love with these darling jeans by Miss Me. It's hard to see in the picture but there are tiny sparkly rhinestones on the crosses of the pockets and the belt loops. SO cute! I'm all about fun pockets on jeans (you gotta make the butt look good... am I right, ladies?). ;)
And I also really like these ones (also with some rhinestones).
Oh, and she also served snickerdoodle cookies so I got have my snickerdoodle with champagne. YUM! ;)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
So here we go:
Light, feminine blouses for work.
Breezy tops, and pretty much anything in coral.
The classic tank.
Soft, flowy maxi dresses.
Did I mention I love maxi dresses? ;)
Casual metallic sandals.
I can't wait to start pulling this stuff out of my closet! Not that I have all of it, but variations, to be sure. And I'm sure I'll manage to find some great bargains along the way to add a few more pieces (yes, I had to write a few, which means that I will make a conscious effort to control my shopping, otherwise it'd be bags and bags of fun summer stuff!).
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The retirement party was a huge success! We had plenty to do to get ready for it all day Saturday... my hubby and his one brother finished the slideshow presentation while the other brother and I put together the centerpieces.
If only you knew how much time and energy we put into these centerpieces over the course of the week and the idea we started out with, how it evolved, to what it ended up being on Saturday... well... I think you'd have been impressed with our finished product. We created floral arrangement in clear glass vases with "a beach on the bottom". We put a layer of sand, then some rocks, shells, and driftwood, then added and arranged all of the beautiful, fresh-cut flowers, then last added the water. Then around the base of each vase I arranged more shells and driftwood. Sounds simple, but, like I said, we originally started with something else and over the week we kept changing what we were going to do until we arrived at our beautiful creations. I have to say I was very proud of them and enjoyed all the many compliments we got. If only I had taken a picture of it!
Usually I'm the Camera Queen but for some reason, probably because I was helping out most of the night, I completely forgot to take out my camera so I did not snap ONE picture! I didn't even get one of me and husband! Not one of my super-cute dress that was a huge hit! (It worked perfect, by the way, and so did the shoes). ;) I guess that means I'll just have to wear that dress to something else, ha! :)
The food was great, the hall looked great (thanks to moi) ;), everyone had a great time, and, most importantly, my mother-in-law had an amazing retirement party she'll never forget. The slideshow was very sweet, as were the heartfelt toasts given by her husband and each of her three sons (my hubby included!). And she ended the evening doing something she especially loves - dancing! I even got a fun dance with my father-in-law who just recently started taking dance lessons. All in all the night was a huge success!
Now I want to go back again for another visit!!!!! :)