Sunday, June 20, 2010

good vibrations

I truly believe that when a person puts out positive energy (or coupons) into the universe, they receive it back. My friend Julie calls me the coupon fairy b/c I often leave coupons that I don't need on the shelves at the store - and usually I am given a coupon during that same shopping trip by someone else. I know - totally weird. It happened again this past Thursday. I left a few coupons in the cereal isle, and at the end of my shopping trip, a total stranger came literally running after me to give me an EIGHT dollar off coupon!! The store was packed with people and he chose me to give it to - he even called out to me a few times - but I don't usually turn around when I hear someone call out "Miss!!" - finally I turn around and he's handing me this coupon!! He was out of breath from chasing me - he told me he was trying to get my attention! I was so excited that he gave it to me - I started telling him how I love coupons - but he just gave me the coupon and walked away. This is not the first time a total stranger has come over to me and given me a coupon. :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010


It's been almost 5 weeks since my surgery. The recovery is coming along. It's been very difficult (I'm sure most of you know) to lay low and let others help. I've had such a great support system. My husband has been amazing and patient with me. My kids have been good and mostly patient. My friends have been here for me more than I can even say. When I found out right before the surgery that the recovery would be 4-6 weeks I was shocked. Now, I understand. I still need to take it - is that ever difficult! Learning to listen to my body has been a new experience for me. I always would ignore my body. Ignore hunger, the need to sleep, pain etc.... Now, I have no choice. I must listen, and I am, even though it's difficult. There are some choices that I have to make now to make life more manageable - it won't be easy - but, once it's done, life will be a bit easier. Thanks for reading - hopefully I will be able to keep up my blog!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

3 Months Later.....

It's been 3 months exactly since I have last posted. I just happened to open my page today, and thought it was a bit of an omen to see that it was 3 months to the day since I had last written.
I have written a hundred posts in my head in the last 3 months. Have I been too busy to write? I don't know if that's a good enough reason. I know plenty of other busy women who find the time to keep up their blogs. Whatever. I had big plans for my blog, probably like many other people, to have a ton of followers and even make some money off of it. Well, at least its cathartic for me.
Speaking of cathartic, I will have some more time soon to keep up my blog as I will be recovering from surgery. Scared as hell about the surgery, but looking forward to lots of resting at home. For a couple of weeks, I won't have to make dinner, work, do the laundry, or clean. And the best part....strong medication. Take me to my happy place!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Wish

I wish a lot of things.
Wish I could write a post every day
Wish I could take my Mom's cancer away
Wish I could be a better wife, mother, daughter, friend
Wish I had more hours in the day
Wish I had more money so that life could be a bit easier
Wish I knew the right things to say
Wish I could make everyone happy all the time
Wish I had a much cleaner house
Wish I knew then what I know now
Wish I could take the pain away
Wish I knew how to do more on my own
Wish I had more inner strength
Wish I could help more people more often
Wish I knew how to take better care of myself
Wish I could say no more often and feel ok with it
Wish I had all the answers
Wish I could be happy with what I have and not feel the need to wish for more