Monday, February 08, 2010
I stole this from a message board post today...
Take the Pressure Off
What's the best way to take the pressure off yourself? Do something about it.
How do you rid yourself of that burdensome frustration? Do something about it.
There is much you can do to make it better. And when you're sick and tired of feeling the pressure, then you're highly motivated to take positive action.
Instead of complaining about how bad it is, envision how good it can be. Then get busy bringing that vision to life.
Take the initial step, and suddenly you've changed the whole dynamic. What was a problem begins to become an opportunity.
When life gets tough, take that toughness and make it your own. Then make something beautiful and positive out of it.
-- Ralph Marston
To me this speaks to MANY of life's situations, but especially about making the best of what seems to be a bad situation. The power is back on at my house, and I still have much to be thankful for. My fridge, however, was not one of them. My brand new, I think I loved it better than any other appliance in the world, fridge was not working. After 2 hours on the phone with Best Buy and Samsung, I discovered that the fridge had tricked itself into demo mode and was very reluctant to come out of that state. After much fiddling and coaxing, I finally seem to have fixed the problem with the help of tech support. The fridge appears to be getting cold... I feel the need to celebrate!!!
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Our power has been out since around 12:30 yesterday... It was shortly after I said I was going to post the snowfall pics I had taken with my digital camera. So no power at our house means no heat and no hot water. We do have *some* (I think more than enough) heat with our gas fireplace. It will keep the house warm enough as long as you have on fleece or sweats and use a blanket. The only problem with using the fireplace is the dog... I'll use it as long as either of us (me or DH) are home. I'm terrified that something will happen when we aren't home, and I won't chance my dear Phoenix burning to death in a fire. So... There you have it. Momma has generously opened her home to us for showers and internet and the like so I can visit my SparkFriends and my real family at the same time!
In the meantime, if it seems as if I've dropped off the face of the earth... I have!!! J/K!!! It does remind you of Armageddon, or 2012, The Day After Tomorrow... SO QUIET everywhere!!! Roads deserted, and with no power... SO DARK except for the stars...
Inside we have a few candles for while we're awake, several flashlights, and one REALLY great lantern... I've finished Cross's Trial, and I think I'm halfway through Dear John (I want to see the movie as part of our Valentine's Day date). I DEFINITELY have TONS of books to read. As long as I have batteries for the lantern, we're good!!!
To all my friends and family... Be safe and stay warm!!!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
A friend posted a blog today about a young woman who linked her self-worth to her weight and/or others (BF) opinions. Don't you wonder how they got this far (at least 20 somethings) in life thinking that? I think something had to be lacking at home. I *could* be COMPLETELY wrong, but I think that if you are raised in a healthy home with positive self-esteem (not to be confused with conceit) you won't let your sense of self-worth depend upon how others see you.
I REALLY think you see this in people whose personalities change DRAMATICALLY when they lose weight. Some people may be less shy/more outgoing, what have you. That's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the person who at 280 lbs. who was friendly and sweet and now weighs 130 lbs. and is a complete BEYOTCH. I know everyone knows that person. Well... I've been 280 lbs, and I've lost to 135. I'm back up to 183.... SURPRISE... I still have all my same friends!!!
Monday, November 30, 2009
On Black Friday, we went to Best Buy and purchased a surround sound with Blu-Ray that was on sale for the day. Mind you, this Best Buy is approximately one hour from where we live. We traveled in a homeward direction stopping at Sam's Club on the way. When we stopped there, the HDMI cable they had on sale caught my husband's eye. He asked if we had one or if we needed one to hook up the system. I told him that I wasn't sure, that he should probably check the box. He went outside to look in the box... This is when he discovered that the "NEW" system had been opened before. It was missing 3 of the 6 speakers and the remote. BUMMER! So we put everything in reverse and returned to Best Buy after a long conversation with the customer service rep to pick up an actual NEW system. We opened it and made sure all was well before we left the store this time...
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