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Movies that make you go hmmm…

 I love a movie that just gets your thoughts flowing… What would it be like to hike the PCT? Am I out of control in my life? Would my Boys be sad if I died? Why haven’t I bought a new pair of hiking books, I love to hike? Am I wasting my life? What is my full potential? I wonder if I make my family happy? Does Andrew still love me the way he used to? Am I boring? Am I disgusting? Am I happy? I’m so happy the weather is cool today. I’m happy I got those counters decluttering in the kitchen today. I don’t want to die. What time is it? I miss camping. I wonder how much the train is to Oregon? I wonder if I make Andrew happy? Don’t forget to ask Dad if he can pick Devin up today. Maybe I should look into posting those bikes on Craigslist. I could totally hike for miles in my Tevas. I wonder what kinds of essentials I would need for a long backpacking trip? I need to book us a trip to the Treesort. I wonder which train station is closest to the Treesort? I wonder if Andrew would be up for a train ride? I wonder if Andrew can get some time off work? I haven’t ridden my bike for a while, maybe I’ll take it over to Perfectly Pressed tomorrow. I need to start riding that hill more often to get stamina. One day it will get easier, right? Why am I so hungry today? I wonder how many points that juice was I drank this morning? I wonder how many points beets juiced are? What the hell is with all of these “national” days? I wonder who decides and creates these “national” days? They’re kind of dumb, are people that bored? I would never do heroine. Why are my eyes bothering me so much?

My crazy thoughts for an afternoon. I must say though, that movies as these get your juices flowing. I like that. ūüėÄ




This really stuck with me today. It can’t express how I feel any better. ¬†It also reminds me of what I need to do in my life. What I think about constantly, but don’t follow through with. That I need to just speak and not walk on eggshells. That I need to do more for myself and what makes me feel good. ¬†

I want to thank, Rachael, a friend on Facebook. One of the very few friends that I have on Facebook, that I have never actually met in person. I adore your drive for life. For peace. For health. For education.  ♥







Some days I really want to paint. Lately I haven’t. ¬†Actually, not in several, several months.

I started painting, because I thought I would try another artistic outlet for myself since I am not good at any other artsy things. Every time I do paint, it is like I am learning all over again. It is different every time and I love it.  It relaxes me. Focuses me. Brings me calm.


I have the images in my mind, but as that image goes through me and down my arm and out my hand with an art utensil of any kind, it usually looks like a kindergartener did it.  Seriously!

Some days I think of selling some of my paintings. ¬†Well, the ones that I actually don’t hide in the closet, which is most of them. ¬†I do show them to friends when asked. I mostly just give them to friends as gifts. ¬†If someone likes one, it is usually going home under their arm.


I do have a couple that I really liked, and those went to special people in my lives.  If they hate them, I guess they can hide them in their closet too.  LOL!

My Husband has had a request in for some time now of an Arizona stormy sunset. I have several photos, just haven’t tried it yet. I’ve never really taken the clouds on and they seem a bit intimidating. ¬†I really need to do it just for him.

Sometimes I paint something, because it reminds me of someone.  Like sunflowers remind me of my Niece, Jennifer.

I thought that I would share some of my paintings today. They are all oil on canvas. ¬†Some you may like and others you may not. ¬†Same as me. ¬†I am my own worst critic. ūüôā



Thoughts for today…

It has been quite the lazy summer.  I made sure to that after I got up that I immediately got dressed and put on my tennis shoes. I NEEDED to get on that treadmill today.  Did a leisurely walk at 3.0 while reading for just under 2 and a half miles.  It is a good start

I am down 17 pounds with Weight Watchers since September. ¬†Slow, but still great. ¬†I have to keep reminding myself that is 21 pounds lighter than my highest weight. ¬†Funny thing is that I am still in the same clothes size. ¬†Just not as tight and pretty damn close to a 12. ¬†I figure at this rate, I will be in a 8 within another year, or so. ¬†I’m okay with that.

My motivation has been totally lost with household stuff.  Pantry a mess.  Closets a mess.  Time to tackle a little each week.  Today I got into one of the kitchen cabinets and reorganized it and have Carmina doing the refrigerator and freezer.

I have been thinking of starting a new Blog. ¬†Just an addition to this one. ¬†I wonder if more people like Blogger than WordPress? ¬†Hmmm… I may need to do a poll on that one.

My children have been sleeping in pretty late each day and it seems that they aren’t doing much, but swimming and playing on the computers all day. ¬†We get out here and there, but with me not driving, that is sometimes impossible. ¬†I realize that some things are out of my hands, but doing interactive things aren’t. ¬†I need to gain my creative energy back. Especially for them.

I’m a bit pissed at myself for not planning our Summer better this year with an outstanding vacation. ¬†My will at the time just wasn’t where it should have been. ¬†Sometimes I feel like I am holding the rope with my family behind me in a tug-of-war game and turning asking them if we should pull and never get an answer. ¬†That really gets to a person after a while. ¬†I just wish I had more¬†enthusiasm¬†with my ideas.

I am loving that my oldest is enjoying his Guardstart Junior Lifeguard class.  It is great to see him so independent and enthused.  This is the very first thing he had done completely on his own.

I am hoping that a new job comes in this week for my Husband, or a change in his current one.  I am in such a need for a change for the positive.  In the meantime, I will trudge forward each moment the best I can and make my day great for myself and our Boys.

I am going to pull out my paints today if I can muster up the want to clean the closet everything is buried under.  My 6-year-old would be so happy if I did.  My soul probably would be too.

As said by Abraham¬†Lincoln… “A person will be just about as happy as they make up their mind to be.” ¬†ūüôā



WordPress A Post A Day/Week #39 – Describe Your Dream Vacation

Describe Your Dream Vacation

I’ve always wanted to go to Africa. ¬†Spend a week in the jungle. ¬†Sleep in a hut listening to the animals at night. ¬†Watching the animals stroll by during the day.

I love reading books that took place in the early 1900’s people traveled to the most wonderful places, stayed in huge beautiful tents, lived on the land. Enjoyed the land. ¬†I know that people travel now, but it is so different.

The second week would be spent on the coast in Africa, exploring and scuba diving.  

I will get there one day.

The photos that I have added to this post were taken at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park here in Arizona. ¬†What a wonderful place that was. ¬†ūüôā