Tuesday, May 24, 2011

as the days go by

The reason that I started my 101 in 1001 was because I found myself not truly LIVING. I was going through the motions of life, but not enjoying it. Daily now I live. Sure, I spent last night on the couch with B watching the Mavs play - but that is where I wanted to be.

I truly remind myself to live each day - to enjoy each day as it was your last. So I live and I love. I truly love my life.

What I love so much is that I truly have found a partner - for life, in life. We explore, travel and see so many things. Soon we are going to the middle of nowhere with some friends. A middle of nowhere beach to camp and just be in a beautiful place. He has helped me see that I love doing things like this. While I complain at times (I mean there are NO restrooms in the middle of nowhere) it is wonderful to TRULY get away from it all. He does indulge me at times - we did stay at a beautiful 4 diamond hotel while in La Jolla, California 2 weeks ago. We do it all. Later this summer we will be boating from Florida to the Bahamas for 10 days. Like I said - we do it all. From camping to 4 diamond hotels to boating. Last year was a big mountain year - with Colorado and all of the offroad adventures - this year seems to be our beach year.

I love traveling alone - but I love traveling with him more. I've never felt that way.

Friday, May 20, 2011

San Diego

B and I went to San Diego last weekend and it was wonderful - so wonderful that in fact no pictures were taken.

It was relaxing, fun to walk around, and truly just nice to be together.

We went to the desert and on some jeep roads, saw the seals, went to a farmers market where I bought the BEST oranges that I've ever tasted! Truly it was wonderful.

It was a nice quick little trip to kick off our vacations for the summer...

We are going to the BAHAMAS for 9 days later this summer...and I cannot wait! :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Life changes

Blogs are funny. Sometimes you write a post and then other people's blogs posted at similar times as yours have similar 'takeaways'. Here is what I was working on when I read about another person's whose life is changing -linked below.

My life is changing...has changed and is constantly evolving. I look back on the past years and see ME..but I also see parts of me I don't ever want to see again. I realized in years past that I was living in the "what will be" and not the "what is". I was looking towards my future and not at my present. It all changed summer of 2009- my life changed. I was at rock bottom. I was not anywhere near who I am now. I was a shell. I was broken.

I decided in July that my life would be everything that I ever dreamed. So I started right then, over July 4th weekend learning to be myself. To love myself.
Through my 101 in a 1001 challenge, meeting new friends, setting up a new life, moving, catching up with B and starting our life together- me, the person I am today...emerged.

A blog buddy...Al, has gone through and is going through life changes...and is moving to TURKEY. All I have to say is that it makes me so happy. :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

So..one of my favorite blogs is doing a giveaway:
Houston's Weekly Chic

Grand Prize Winner

(will receive the following plus whatever else we decide to throw in:)

hanging shoe organizer

hanging sweater organizer

floor shoe rack

leather pda/cell phone/ipod charging caddy

square corner shelf

alphabetical binder dividers

Avery mailing labels

2 under-the-shelf baskets for the kitchen

**bonus** - the first 3 issues of Life+Dog Magazine

2nd place - a Purseket and Real Simple Grocery Checklist

3rd place - Post-it Pockets

So how do you enter?

Go to Houston's Weekly Chic and read all about it!

God Bless America

I had a post that I wanted to write - all about the Royal Wedding...but now - it just seems so frivolous.

So instead -  God Bless America. I am not one to rejoice in someone elses death, but I am one to rejoice that someone who caused terror in Americans lives and lives abroad was brought down.

As former President Bush said, "Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al-Qaida network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done."

Thank you to our military for keeping us safe.