Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bucket List

I've been busy working on my bucket list while I have the time. Look to the right of this post and guess which one I'm busy with right now?

Let's just say I'm NOT screaming 'Geronimo' or 'yeeha' this week. But I am closing the gap on the whole tank driving thing, and my word count is sure to beat last year's ;-)

The good thing about bucket lists is that you have your whole life to complete them. What's on yours?

Monday, January 18, 2010

For Marla

Today I would like to put a spotlight on an amazing young woman. I first met Marla in high school. Always the bubbly personality that smiled at you in the morning, Marla never put her self before others. She's a giver. Her hands and heart work for Christ.

This month she embarks on a journey that will transform her. Hiding behind the bubbly smile is a woman who faces a struggle, physically and emotionally. Her blog Off the Couch On the Journey will take us with her as she finds time to post about her experience while attending the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge.

I know her heart is stronger than her doubt, and she will accomplish great things during this journey. My best wishes to you, Marla. May God be your guide as you have guided others to him.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Not Just Cold...

It's not just cold outside here in, it's STUPID COLD! The chance of snow flurries last night should have been an indication that I would need more than a sports bra, workout pants, and my fuzzy slipper boots to step foot in my garage this morning. I was going out with good intentions to slip on my running shoes and pull my sweatshirt out of the dryer, but my slippers were warmer and the dryer was cold. PFFFLT.

Global warming my a$$. I think it's just a ploy for scientists to divert our attention from some other global catastrophe they can't quite explain so the feed us this crap because they can snap pictures of melting ice caps and penguins with fruity drinks and umbrellas.

From my understanding, as the earth spins on its axis it is also gradually turning upside down. Little by little Australia will no longer be on the bottom of the visual globe. We'll be side ways (not in my lifetime) then upside down (not in my children's lifetime). It's likely the same result as Mars. After all, "they" (the smart guys) say we are also inching closer to the sun.

Here's a theory: if the planets follow the same pattern of rotating, spinning, and flipping, then eventually they all get sucked into the sun--devoured--as new planets are formed and fall into orbit. At some point in the orbit life (humans or non) is sustainable, creating a new Earth. It's a never ending cycle. I know, crazy theory, but it makes more sense than the crap the smart guys try to feed us. Perhaps our man made journey into space is typical from previously devoured planets and that is how life is formed on the newer planets. See? It's feasible. Wow, I think I have a plot for good Sci Fi story!

I'm not sure how I went from it being STUPID COLD to writing in a new genre, but you get the picture at how random this day is going to be. I hope everyone is staying warm. I'm enjoying my slippers, fuzzy robe, and homemade espresso ;-)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I resolve to...

It's a new year. My outlook for 2010 is pretty much the same as it was this time last year...with one exception.


That's my first and foremost resolution. The rest are:
  1. Not only will I write everyday, but I will write a minimum of an hour everyday. This is to make sure my writing time becomes part of my daily routine. A block of time set aside with NO KIDS, DOGS, or HUBS. I love you boys, but mamma's gotta get her ink on ;-)
  2. No more Dunkin Donuts...Hubs bought me a new espresso/cappuccino maker that rivals the little bistro in Portugal where I fell in love with dark cup of sin in the first place. I vow to not only learn how to use it, but to use it often.
  3. Go golfing with hubs at least once a month; and that does not include Wii PGA Tour 10. He's already upset that my golfer is better than his.
  4. NO DIETS! I refuse to "diet" this year. The cost of food and gym memberships isn't worth the roller coaster of emotions trying to fit back in my size 8's. My phat ass is quite sexy in my 12's and as long as I get my normal ration of chocolate I'll be fine.
  5. Work out. No diet doesn't mean kill myself running everyday, but I still need to maintain a healthy heart. Heart disease is the number one killer of women my age so I resolve to work out at least three times a week. Not to mention I should be using that blasted Gazelle hubs bought me for Christmas. PFFFLT.
  6. Make it to Nationals. I'm the newly elected VP for our writing chapter; it seems fitting to go this year. Yeah...we'll see how this pans out with work, school, the academy, and of course my boys!
  7. Submit, submit, submit. I want to get four submitted this year, along with at least three contests. There's no other way to know if you're good enough unless you put yourself out there.
  8. Wear heels. I'm a flip flop chic with a fetish for shoes that I never wear. This year I resolve to wear heels at least once a week.
  9. Be confrontational. I usually avoid confrontation for the sake of keeping the peace, but this past year has proven that I let people, especially my job, take advantage of me when I should have stood up for myself. Guess what 'people'? I now have a pair, and I'm going to reach down and grab them every time you try to push me down. *whhhhiiiiichaaaaa*
  10. Last, and by far the least, I'm going to smile. Not all the time, just every so often. Just enough to make people paranoid at what I may or may not know, may or may not do.

Those are my 10 resolutions, all feasible.

*My muse is currently playing hide and seek so this will count for my writing today.