Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gypsy Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I often think that that there's a gypsy inside of me.  You know that "bohemian" feeling that you get sometimes or at least I do.

I think that's what prompted me to take off on my hitch-hiking"adventures" many years ago.  When I think back to those years I can't believe I actually did that but I'll talk about that later in more depth.

My interests are everywhere although I do gravitate to certain "familiars".  My tastes run the gambit from decor to clothing and on and on...

Anyway, while I'm typing this, Sushi is wandering around the tabletop looking for something to get into.  Sniffing the laptop and generally being the inquisitive little monkey that she is.

Looks innocent enough right? Don't be fooled.

Anyway, we took in the CNE on Sunday and afterward walked along the beach.

Taken from Hubby's Blackberry
The Beach
So Sunday was a good day but Saturday I was down for the count.  Had one of my "Celiac" migraines.  Oh well...
Have to make this post short as work awaits but will continue later...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thoughtful Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Okay well I'm in a "thoughtful" mood this morning.  Thinking about all the things I've seen and done and hope to do in the future.

My b'day is coming up a week from tomorrow.  I'll be 61!!!  Wow!!!  I feel grateful to have made it this far considering the obstacles I've had to endure throughout my life on this planet earth.

Oh I know others have too.  Everyone has a story if we take the time to listen.

As a little girl growing up my biggest concern was making sure I earned my allowance so I could spend it on Saturday or worrying if my favorite flavored popsicle was still available at the corner store.  I was a bit of a geek.  I collected old coins, stamps and taught myself "braille".  I belonged to brownies, girl guides, sunday school and took various lessons all to make me a well-rounded individual.  I attended dance classes, drama, piano, swimming lessons and so on and so on.  I went to various summer camps, both through the church we attended and girl guides.

I feel life is a constant learning experience and being a curious person by nature, I just absorb it all in.  I never want to lose that curiousity or "wonder" at the things around me.

I feel sad for people who are no happy with their lives.  For whatever reason, they dwell on the negative.  I like to think I'm a positive person and try to emphasize that when dealing with negativity.

Where I got this from?  I don't know but I hope to always feel this way and wish everyone else did too.

I cherish all the memories I have, good and bad because it's part of life.  Someone once said that if you don't feel sorrow, how will you ever know happiness?  I believe that to be true.

After watching Annaliese Carr (14 years old)complete the swim across Lake Ontario, I was moved to tears.  You go girl!  She swam for 27 hours with strength and determination.  She fought back the obstacles she had to endure and succeeded in the end.  Proof that if you want something badly enough you can do it.

Face you worse fear an go for it!

Hope everone has a great day!!!


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tattoo Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Well it's been quite the long weekend as well as my day off today. 

Busy getting Sushi settled in to her new environment with her new roommate, Sam. Numerous trips to the condo, helping the kid organize and pack her stuff to bring back here.  In between of course the usual cleaning, laundry, etc.  The in-laws are arriving next week before their trip to Portland and Vancouver so we want to get the kid all settled in before they arrive.  I think I'll need to up my vitamin intake and hubby's sick during all this.

Haven't had a chance to visit mom or my beautiful granddaughter with everything that's been going on.  Oh and don't forget I'm back at work tomorrow as well.  I'm getting weary just thinking about it...

Today I finally got up the nerve to get my tattoo that I've been wanting for a very long time.  The kid went with me and I have to be honest, I was scared to death.  I was using a breathing technique to relax and try to calm the anxiety I was feeling.  Well all the anxiety was for nothing because it was a piece of cake.  Now I'm not going to lie, it was uncomfortable but not painful.  I was fine and they even put U2 videos on to watch as a distraction.

The tattoo artist's name was "Cory" and understanding how nervous I was explained everything beforehand and was as gentle as he possibly could be.  My daughter was impressed and proud that I actually had the nerve to go through with it.  I know have a beautiful green shamrock adorning my left leg.  It signifies my pride for my Irish blood.  I'll post pics later...

I highly recommend "Black Irish Tattoo" on Wolfedale Road in Mississauga.  They are open Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm.  Well worth the trip.  I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Well I have to go for now but before I do, those deals are still out there sot ake advantage before they're gone.  Ridiculous deals on shoes, summer apparel and outdoor decor.

Until later.....