Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Silver Linings

This weekend was full and for the most part fun.  My brother-in-law came up with his wife and good friend.  We went and ate at Aunt Chilada's (if you're ever in Phoenix I highly recommend going) and I had a cheese crisp - my favorite.  Then the not so fun part of the weekend happened...



If you know me, then you know that I am addicted to reading.  I read... all.the.time.  I stared to panic when it was obvious that the top half of the screen didn't work.  I went online within 30 minutes of finding the broken kindle and purchased a new one.  I paid extra for 1 day shipping so I would get it Monday instead of Wednesday.  I used Handsome's kindle (actually my old one) while I waited for mine to be shipped; he didn't mind since he typically reads on his phone using the Kindle app.  The only positives in this are that my husband hadn't put on the new skin yet so it was not destroyed and when I got my new one he put it on so it wasn't naked, and my previous kindle had been acting up anyways and I was contemplating purchasing a new one even before the dogs ate it; they just made the decision easier.

AAAAHHHH - Chorus of Angels - My new Kindle

My sister-in-law and I went shopping while the guys hang out and then we all talked for a while until they had to go home.

Sunday we went to see Silver Lining Playbook and I really liked it!  I won't ruin it for those of you who haven't seen it but it was touching, funny, and romantic.  Here is the great message I got from it... we are all crazy in our own way, and love is about finding someone who's crazy fits yours.  I'm sure we've all had, or at least seen, those destructive relationships where the couple is butting heads and its all very explosive and dramatic - that's when your crazy does NOT fit theirs and it causes destruction, but when you find someone who loves you and all your crazy and you love them and all their crazy then you know you'll be all right :)


Common english saying"
"Every cloud has a silver lining"

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Wow, its been a long time...sorry for that.  One New Years Resolution is to write on here more especially now that I'm over my... let's call it a slump.  Handsome and I had decide to take some time off from the fertility treatments over the holidays.  I could have called with my December cycle to start in January but my cycle came so early in December that I have decided to wait until my January cycle.  No ideas when that will be since I am very irregular off medication.  I have to say that I actually miss the medication since it not only kept me regular but my skin appreciated it.  I feel like I am back in high school with my face breaking out, and my neck, and collar bone area, and upper back - they're small but gross.  Nothings seems to be helping!!

A second New Years Resolution is to try and make note of the everyday remarkable.  You know something that you see or feel and you think to your self "wow, that's pretty cool/weird/awesome" and you look around for someone to share it with but you are all by yourself.  I don't know, maybe its just me?  Three things I found remarkable today:  finding a perfect moment of empathy and humor as I saw a kid waiting at the bus stop with a spiderman blanket over his head.  I could relate because it IS cold outside (well cold for us Phoenicians) but it was cute to see him with it thrown over his head with his mother standing nearby like he was telling her that if she was going to drag him out there he was going to embarrass her with the spiderman blanky... seeing a gust of wind blow the leaves across the road, it was so directed it was like a leaf blower and the leaves were round so they were rolling along on their edges like coins... leaning down to kiss Bremen (my dobe) on the nose and realizing that my old dorm room in college smelled like his nose...

My third resolution is to try and shape up, I was doing so well and then it just fell by the way side.  I am going to try going back to ballerobica on a couple of Sundays a month while Handsome goes out to the range, other Sundays I will go out with him for the exercise as long as it isn't freezing outside.  Meanwhile I will get my butt back at the gym and at least do cardio, some abs and pushups.  Fourth and not least I remember getting so much done when I tried to accomplish one, albeit small, chore or task a day... I'm going to start that up again but so as not to set myself up for failure I will try and accomplish one task per week.  This week's task - to clean up the kitchen and put all the party/holiday stuff away.

The Mail-Coach Passengers by Hans Christian Andersen
"It was New Year's Eve, and the church clock was striking twelve. "Tan-ta-ra-ra, tan-ta-ra-ra," sounded the horn, and the mail-coach came lumbering up. The clumsy vehicle stopped at the gate of the town; all the places had been taken, for there were twelve passengers in the coach."
Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian) (2009-10-04). Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (Kindle Locations 5599-5601). Public Domain Books. Kindle Edition.