Archive for July, 2009

I feel Lucky

I feel lucky today.  So I bought lottery tickets.  I also finished my cover letter and sent in the application.  So please think happy thoughts for me and for Hubby.  I have just been in a happy relieved mood all day.  Hopeful and full of faith that things are going to work out.  I don’t know why the change in attitude, maybe because in stead of just waiting for something to happen I am actively doing something about it.  🙂  Since I had that dream the other night it just feels like life has turned the corner to the better. 

I got weighed and measured at Curves today.  I lost 2 pounds and an inch from my bust.  That makes me very happy. I bought some new bras on line and when they came they were not what I was expecting.  And they are a little small in the cup size.  But if I keep up the exercise I should be able to fit in them fairly soon.  The bands are ok just the cups are too small.  My theory is that all of the exercise has gotten the muscles into shape and now it will start working on the fat.  Thats my theory anyway.  I have no idea if it works that way or not.  But hey makes for a good excuse!

I got to talk briefly to all of the girls today.  They are doing fine.  It looks like Navy Girl and Air Force Girl will be leaving about the same time.  I have to go get ready to walk to meet Hubby. 

Happy thoughts for a happy day!

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What a day!  I started out with curves then swimming then grocery shopping then working on a cover letter.  Man I hate writing cover letters!  I need to embrace these things.  If I am going to… No!  I am going to find a new career so I need to write a good, no great cover letter for my resume.  I usually have good luck with my resumé getting a few hits.  I was contacted by a company out of Madison.  I would really like to work at that company.  We will see.  I am getting my cover letter perfected and will hopefully have the Application done tomorrow.  Everyone think happy thoughts for me.

What we believe we achieve.  I found that quote a few years ago and I am sorry I do not know who wrote it.  It was posted on my mirror for a lot of years.  I had forgotten about it I think I need to put that up again.  I had a dream last night about standing up in an auditorium giving a talk on being a success.  I know this dream will come true.  I feel it.  I know it.  What we believe we achieve.

Went for a walk to meet Hubby this afternoon.  I am seriously trying work on the weight and fitness thing.  I need to be in top form for my interviews.  Positive thinking. 

Happy thoughts for a happy day!

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how the mind works

It is amazing the way the mind works.  I was watching tv and a commercial for acne stuff came on and it was a boy looking to be fixed and that got me to thinking about the son of a the skinniest woman I have ever known and he was going out with one of Army Girls friends and so then I wondered how the friend was and what she was doing and if Army Girl still talks to her, and then I remembered that the friends dad was not real wild about his daughter dating the guy and how that went.  And then I got in the shower.  Pretty much washed the whole train of thought down the drain. 

So now I have a clean body, clean hair, clean teeth and nothing on my mind.  And most of you are saying so what else is new?  I went to curves today.  I have to go 4 times this week.  We are doing this boot camp thing (not sure what is supposed to be happening, kind of a get back to basics thing) and I need to go 12 times a month.  I would have been fine but the owner of curves was ill on Wednesday of last week so I missed one day and now need to do 4 this week.  I think I will go at 6 tomorrow and then swim after that.  I will try to anyway.

It looks like we have some interesting weather coming up.  I will up post this and do something to update it later.

Happy thoughts for a happy day!

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I chatted briefly with Army Girl today.  She was getting ready for bed.  She said she had a good day.  I asked her what I should write about today and she said muppet’s.  So now I am going to try to write something interesting about Muppets. 

I have always enjoyed the muppets.  One of my favorite shows was “The Muppet Show” it always amazed me all the very famous people they had on it.  What I really like about the muppets is how they teach inclusiveness.   In the movies they all live together and they are always willing to go help their friends. 

Hubby says “It’s not easy being green” which is very true, not everyone can pull it off.  Most of the time if someone is green they aren’t feeling well and you should probably stay away from them.  Might be why Kermit says it isn’t easy being green. 

Army Girl’s favorite muppet show was Fraggle Rock.  She never missed it.  She even liked to copy the hair styles when she was little.  Between the fraggles, doozers and gorgs it was an entertaining half hour or so. 

Navy Girl and BFF had an interesting discussion about Animal.  There is a quiz on Facebook about what muppet are you.  Evidently BFF is Animal.  Her comment was she couldn’t play the drums.  And Navy Girl said that was ok because neither could Animal.  😉 

I have always like Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker, Rowlf, and Sweetums.  But my absolute favorite is Sam the Eagle because he said “underneath our clothes we are naked” and you know I really like being naked!

Happy thoughts for a happy day!

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It’s raining again.  We were looking at the yard last night even with all of the rain we still have lots of dry spots out there.  I think today’s high is maybe 70’s.  So now I need to write an inspiring blog . . . hmmm wwwweeellllll uh hmm. 

Linus Pauling, an American chemist, peace activist, author and educator said the following “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.”  It is easier said than done some days (like today).   I feel a great responsibility towards you to say something worth reading.  But today, well I am struggling a bit so if this feels rather random and wanders a bit, well sorry, keep reading you never know when something profound might happen. 

I like reading inspirational stuff, I don’t mean religious things I mean inspirational that help remind you to keep positive because you never know when something great is going to happen to you.  I am a big believer in fate, and destiny.  I also believe that when your time is up it doesn’t matter what you are doing.  You could be sitting in a rocking chair or saying “hold my beer and watch this!”  I personally like to live my life between those extremes.  I think inspirational people and sayings help me. 

I suffer from depression.  I fight it everyday.  Sometimes like the last few weeks I don’t fight it very well.  Sometimes it gets the better of me.  But I choose to get up every morning and try to be positive.  FDR says:  “It is common sense to take a method and try it.  If it fails admit it frankly and try another.  But above all try something.”  The last few weeks my methods of fighting my depression weren’t working.  I finally said something to people and they helped me.  It has been a great relief to know that I can ask for help and people are willing to extend their hands and be there. 

Navy Girl will be on her way the middle of August, Air Force Girl will be on her way the end of August, and Army Girl will be home for a few weeks in September.  After that it will be Hubby and I.    Hopefully I will be back to work or have a new job and Hubby will not have to take anymore time off.  I am going to try to be more proactively positive and say we will both be working full time after Army Girl goes back.  Even if at the same time I will be wanting to lock her in the closet so she has to stay with me.  I think it will be good for Hubby and I to have them all gone.  Who knows maybe we will grow up and get a life too?

Some profound words of wisdom from Air Force Girl:  gtygydytyytriuytrewiduytrejdiuyjb  m6, kyu,

On that wonderful advice I wish you all, Happy thoughts for a happy day!

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Hi I think I have it figured out for commenting on my blog.  All you have to do is click where it says leave a comment, then it will ask you for your name, what ever user name you want and your e-mail address, it will show your user name but not your email address and then make your comment.  it will come to me and I will read it and post it.  I have it so it comes to me so I can moderate the comments.  I do not want anyone saying mean things about my girls, me you can say what you want but not my girls who are fighting for our country.

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Perpetual Optimism

Good morning!

Sorry I didn’t write yesterday. I worked and then got my hair done. I think I like it. I had low lights put in. Air Force Girl has been very vocal in the fact that she did not like the color it was. So I had low lights put in to cut the brassiness. It will take me a bit to get used to it. A couple days and I probably won’t notice it anymore. Air Force Girl and I went to see the new Harry Potter movie last night. It was pretty good. The biggest problem with movies made from really good books is they have to cut and paste so much. You miss a lot in movies that is included in the books. But Air Force Girl and I had a good time, while Hubby stayed home.

Navy Girl has found out where she is going. It is not where she wanted but her Master Chief and her Captain has assured her that where she is going to is a good ship. Also the time frame works out wonderfully for Army Girl to go and visit her.

I know that Army Girl has had a rough week. Between being sick all week and not getting promoted this time she has had it rough. But she will persevere and have a much better next week. Air Force Girl’s sometime boyfriend left for basic training this week. I think he was more than a little freaked out by the time he got there. So Air Force Girl was a little freaked too. So I think I calmed her down by pointing out that Navy Girl made it through basic training and if she could Air Force Girl could too. Navy Girl being the least athletic of the three of them. When I told Navy Girl that I had used her as an example she laughed and said that is pretty much what she would have told her too! 😉

When Hubby and I were driving to Illinois in June we did some brainstorming on possible ideas for future blogs.  One of the ideas was:   Smiling and persevering in the face of disaster.  Now not getting promoted, not getting the ship you want, and being scared, are not necessarily disasters, but they are things you have to “grin and bear.”  We may not want to but sometimes – more often than not- what we want and what is good for us are totally different.  So continuing to smile and have a positive attitude works.  This week has gone much better for me with a more positive attitude than last week did with a very negative one.  I found this quote from Colin Powel “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier”  I think it works.  Please let me know if it works for you.

Happy thoughts for a happy day!

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