• Fashion is about what you wear. Style is about how you live your life. ~Ralph Lauren

Monday, April 5, 2010


Lately, I've been smiling and laughing a lot. That's not all that unusual, I suppose. Even on the most stressful days, I've been feeling optimistic about most everything. And things are kind of stressing me out at work, too. Weird. But is it? After this weekend, I'm pretty convinced that I'm actually feeling inner joy. Yes, I know that sounds cheesy and probably a little Oprah-like. But I've spent such a long time feeling twisted up inside about so many things that it's nice to know that I'm embracing what I've been trying to do all of my life. Feel happy from the inside. whoa. Okay, okay. Maybe I'm just having a good week. Maybe the weather is the reason. Maybe it is. Either way, I'm embracing this happy little feeling and trying to make sure I acknowledge
it before I feel jaded again. ha ha.

I think I woke up today feeling good because I had a very nice, low key, relaxing weekend.

Friday was really quiet at work. We had a visit from a little friend. I called him Tucker (the Ducker). My friend Barb gave it to her grandson for Easter. It made me want a pet duck. I'm over it now, but for a few minutes I almost drove to Tractor Supply and had a new little friend.
I spent Saturday morning sitting on the deck. Followed by a little shopping (but only for new sneakers) and then I worked out on the elliptical. I promptly rewarded myself with a nice long walk. So I got an extra workout but I don't even care about that part. The best part was being up in nature. I felt so happy and peaceful. I'm a little stressed at work right now (not unhealthy--just a lot to do) so I definitely needed that feeling of overwhelming good. And I got it. I absolutely love this picture. It just makes me happy.

The deer are out and about.

And by the end of the walk--this is what I got. I go on this same walk just about everyday when the weather is nice but this weekend, it seemed even better than normal.
Sunday (Easter) was low key. I spent the morning getting some errands done and then I had another great walk. My friend, Alisha, and I went out for Chinese food and ice cream. Then we colored some eggs. Someday I'll have a traditional holiday again. Until then, I'm enjoying the fun I'm creating on my own.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and weekend and that you were able to find your own joy. :)

Friday, April 2, 2010


While I was at Verizon last weekend searching for an orange cover for my blackberry, I was surprised to learn that I am going to be eligible for an upgrade. Weird. I just got my blackberry curve last June. I'm not sure why I'm eligible again. I wasn't really looking to get a new phone....BUT I couldn't help but to look at the phones and wondering which one I'd pick next. (Why is this always so much fun?)

The Tour is an option. It seems like a good phone. Sensible.
BUT I'm a sucker for the curve. It doesn't have the tracking ball, but I think that may be good for me because mine gets stuck from time to time. And it's purple.
I know I don't necessarily need a new phone but it's nice to have the option. Especially a purple option.
What's a girl to do?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Keeping Track

I've been on the weight watchers plan for a LONG time now. I love it and I've been successful with it. It's the only thing that I've ever tried that works and makes sense. While I've been super happy with the results since I started, I have hit a point that I am just maintaining and not losing much. That was fine for awhile but now I'm ready to start losing again.

I don't eat crazy things and I exercise every day and yet I'm not moving forward. So after some thought about what I could do to make it as fun as when I first started, I decided it might just be simple stuff. The key to this program is tracking. And sometimes I get lazy because I can generally track in my head. SO I've switched it up and am going to use this cute little journal to track. Okay, so what, right? Well, I started using it on Saturday and I've written down everything I've eaten since then. I'm not sure if this is the reason or I've just found my motivation again. Either way, I'm excited to get back on track again. For those of you that have done WW before, how do you stay motivated when you hit a plateau?

Happy Thursday!