Wednesday, January 28, 2009

him times me = her

Friday, January 2, 2009

(Haunted CamelBack Trunk - $400)--craigslist

I'm not sure where I was reading, but I saw on someone's blog that they posted funny Craigslist ads they found. I never thought much about it until today when I read this, and I had to read it a second time to make sure that the person who posted this ad really wrote what they wrote!!

I am not sure how old this trunk is, but I my wife bought it for her brother in 1960 and it was old then. In 1990 it was given to my daugher. For a while, she had it in her bedroom, but didn't sleep well because at night she sees this old woman who sits by the trunk and cries. My daughter loves the trunk, but cannot have it in her house, therefore she is selling it. The trunk is 26" H X 23" W X 36" L It is in very good shape. Fully restored, this trunk would sell for $1200 - $2000 at sites I have checked on line.

2008 Questions

I found this question thingy over at All and Sundry's blog

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
I experienced the true power of turning it over and letting it go, and because of that I experienced less stress in my life. I think I had a lot of awakenings this year.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't think I made any last year, I didn't want to set myself up for failure. This year I am going to NOT cut my hair!!
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My sister in law who lives in Hawaii, had her first baby girl in November.
4. Did anyone close to you die?
5. What countries did you visit?
Only the ones in books
6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
I'm not going to have any expectations of 2009!
7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Finding my daughters nanny, what a life changing relationship that's been! and of course the election of Obama
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Less stress, more education and deeper relationships
9. What was your biggest failure?
too personal to answer here
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
11. What was the best thing you bought?
None come to mind
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My children's
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My children's
14. Where did most of your money go?
House, Food, Childcare
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to school, quitting smoking, being a mom
16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
There's a song on Scrubs that is kind of sad and slow when JD starts to remember stuff, that song and the Cold Play song
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier!
b) thinner or fatter? Fatter
c) richer or poorer? Richer
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Reading
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? worrying
20. How did you spend Christmas? With my family
21. Did you fall in love in 2008? with life
22. What was your favorite TV program? Scrubs and Always Sunny in Philadelphia
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? No
24. What was the best book you read? The Red Tent
25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Jack Johnson
26. What did you want and get? Healthy Skin :)
27. What did you want and not get? smooth sailing, life isn't always easy, it takes so much damn work sometimes
28. What was your favorite film of this year? Appaloosa
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? It seemed like we celebrated all week long, we had special dinners, we celebrated with my Mom because it was her birthday too, we had all kinds of celebrations and such special gifts that I will treasure the rest of my life. I turned 32
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Less stress, although I did so much better this last year! so this next year I am going to make the effort to let go of the things I can't change and try to keep relaxing. I leave the job to God and not try to do it for him!
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? I'm still trying to get used to being bigger after having my daughter, so my fashion concept this last year has been a struggle.
32. What kept you sane? My very close friends, my program, my God, my husband, and my gratitude.
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? ??
34. What political issue stirred you the most? The ones around the election, I didn't think it's right for anyone to be racist or show bigotry, so I was really upset about Obama's pastor and the things he said.
35. Who did you miss? A very close friend who left our lives and has just recently come back.
36. Who was the best new person you met? Jessica!! She takes care of shmabel all day and she has become a close and dear friend.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008. All the stress and worry in the world is not going to change how things turn out. I need to breathe in, breathe out and just let things be, I can only change myself, I can not change anyone else no matter how much I think it would make things better. God's Will, not Christy's. So I let go, and my body can be healthy, I have less skin problems, I have better health, and I'm an all around better person to be around. When the stress, anxiety and worry do come back, it is especially uncomfortable and more dramatic because I don't live in it everyday like I used to...I also pray every morning, that was something I wasn't doing in 2007...
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Some days I feel like crying Don't matter if its rain or shine I feel like my heart was broken At least a million times Some days I wake up dreaming Feels like I never even wokeAnswer life's big question As if it's one big joke Maybe it's too soon to be sure but I Really do believe that some day we're gonna have it all So I cry so hard it keeps the rhythm of a train Rolling right along when the ride gets rough you got to carry on Some days I feel like singing I sit back and just groove the day away Maybe I pick up a guitar and play what I want to play Maybe it's too soon to be sure but I Really do believe that some day we're gonna have it all So I cry so hard it keeps the rhythm of a train Rolling right along when the ride gets rough you got to carry on Carry on,You got to carry on You got to carry on You got to carry on Today I feel like laughing seems to be no reason at allAnd if the world stops spinning I'm not afraid to fall Maybe it's too soon to be sure but I Really do believe that some day we're gonna have it all So I cry so hard it keeps the rhythm of a train Rolling right along when the ride gets rough you got to carry on .........

Thursday, January 1, 2009

What a way to bring in the new year

We brought in the New Year in the tradition of our life; surrounded by friends and all of us reflecting on what the most important things in life are. I'm amazingly blessed in my life that I get to live the way I do, and that I'm constantly reevaluating to make sure that I don't loose touch of my gratitude, that way I don't ever have to stop this new way of life I'm living. We enjoyed a great dinner with friends, my husband was the main speaker at the event we attended, and then we stayed for a while and took pictures and visited. We left earlier than we usually do to pick up our 16month old daughter and we were in bed shortly before midnight. We had a great day today, we went to breakfast and then went and picked up our first ever flat screen TV!! Then we organized, cleaned and got stuff together to take to goodwill. Altogether a very productive and fun day with my husband!