Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sensitivity

This happened recently. I decided to share it here with you.
A friend wished he wasn't so sensitive. I expressed the following to him.
Very fine line between sensitive and sensible. I guess the things we can do something about requires us to be sensitive. Then there are those things we can't do anything about. Trust that those things will be resolved the way they need to be resolved. That's the only sensible thing to do.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Where did the time go

I'll tell you where time went. Took a trip, had an injury, physical therapy, house full of guests over the holiday and oh yeah two teenagers but wait there's more. Pausing to take a deep breath since obviously I can't do that and type at the same time.

Here we go. Garage door broke. Repairs were reasonable. Car left me on the road due to a washer falling off. Seventy five dollars later no one can figure out how that ever happened. It was on the other side of a bolt on the alternator. How it jumped off, we'll never know. Busted air conditioner unit in the house, had to replace the entire system. It was far from reasonable repair cost. Right after that the tankless water heater stopped working. I thought I caught a break since it is still under warranty. Nope. According to the absolutely depressing repair man, a broken filter due to debris in the line is not covered. Another out of nearly empty pocket cost.

That all happened between Nov and Dec! In a way I think it was best I didn't blog for that time period.  I am sure I would have vented more than just share positive things.

As January sets to close I can look back and say that I didn't always handle everything with calm and grace. Got totally frustrated when I heard the replacement cost for the AC units plus repair of water heater. However, I came through it all ok mainly due to the support of my amazing family and friends. They may not have always said the right things but being here for me was priceless. I couldn't stand up for more than 5 minutes, drive, pick any thing up, clean nor cook. I could never thank them enough for everything. From decorating inside and out, to cooking and offering a sympathetic ear. I owe them.

Not once did I question why any of it was happening. I only wanted things to get better fast. They have. I am almost at 100 percent.

Moral of this story (at least as I see it) is that no one can predict the amount of storms that will reach you, it's what you hold on to while going through it that matters. People matter, fluctuating situations don't.

A.

Monday, November 4, 2013

One more time

A brand new week awaits. Another opportunity to get things right, put things in place and move forward.

Perhaps the desire to forge ahead eludes you on occasions. That is when you should simply say, let's do this one more time. Before you know it, the week is over. The question then arises did you build towards what brings you joy? If the answer is no, the good news is that at this very moment you have another chance to work on it.

Work on it one more time.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 11, 2001 Hurt and Survival

Today happened and it hurt. In remembrance of September 11, 2001.

"The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt." -Max Lerner

Sometimes too many words get in the way. I selected that Max Lerner quote because it reached me. I still close my eyes to recall where I was, what I was hearing and how my body reacted to seeing what I was seeing. Hurt sums it all. After the disbelief, after the shock nothing felt right, still doesn't. It is not a matter of healing, it is a matter of knowing you can survive the worst.

You are not alone.

It's not you, It's the site

Two people at two different times of the day called to ask me the same question. They were having trouble logging into some of their accounts. They both gave a similar account as to how they entered their log in info yet were unable to obtain access after several attempts. I knew it was not a coincidence. So I went over to the Down Right Now website (url below) to check the status of the sites they were trying to access. I learned that in fact there were log in issues reported. I informed them plus posted the below status update on my Facebook account:
"Having problems logging in to some of your sites?//Estas teniendo problemas ingresando en algunos sitios en la red?  Check the status here://Revise el estatus aqui: http://downrightnow.com "


Moral of the story is that on occasion it's not something you are doing incorrectly, it could be a known issue with the website that is not allowing you access.

Pass it on.

Thanks.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Morning walk

Started this day with an invigorating walk as the sun was rising. I missed my sunrise walks. Adjusted my schedule on the weekends to enjoy it again. This ones for you. Enjoy the view.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 25 Headlines

Today's Worthy Worldwide Causes headlines:
Plus an interesting group of video updates on issues such as world malaria day, world immunization week and more.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Not Merely Words

"Silent" and "listen" are spelled with the same letters.
Author Unknown

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Instagram and Pinterest

Many times I've referred to Instagram as my happy place. Press refresh and a set of whole new photos of puppies, smiling faces, breathtaking landscapes, a simple dish beautifully served, pop up as if intended to transfer me to a blissful happy place. I have spent more time viewing than posting pictures. However, of late, Pinterest has earned a spot in my happy place. A bunch of smiles and ideas rush over me every time I venture through the pins and boards. Had a creative block going yet thanks to Pinterest the imagination has started to flow, am inspired again. Now all I need is more hours in the day! Totally doubt there is no app for that.

:-)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

September

A new appreciation arrived along with September. The month of many family members birthdays, also a change in season both in nature and within. Many things changed. I consciously made changes mainly to reduce, if not, elimate stress. People very close to me began making comments such as, your getting funnier in your old age. At least thats what it sounded like. Yes, I started my days with letting the funny pour right out but not too much to kiss the border line between being funny and being in the funny farm. If by chance you are not familiar with the phrase ”the funny farm” look it up but go a few pages deep. No. Not referring to a movie.

Admittedly, there have been days that the funny would not fit the bill. Serious matters over power funny hands down. Feeling the stress level creeping up while realizing I turn another year older, forced me to fiercely plant my two feet firmly in unfamiliar territory. I shifted towards myself. The time of constantly putting it all in place to make everyone happy has passed. It is time to rely on the foundation so delicately laid for them to build their own happiness. After all I won't be around forever. I will however continue to enjoy all the unexpected gifts they bring to my life in the form of run by hugs, a much welcomed cup of coffee, spontaneous duets, beautiful drawings, a tickle attack and more. Even nature joined in on the gig specifically on my birthday. There it was, a rare sighting delivered via my backyard. A double rainbow for my hearts delight.

All in all September did not disappoint, on the contrary it gave me more than I could ever ask. It gave me, me.


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