Monday, May 30, 2011

New Strategy

Hello.  If you noticed I haven't blogged in a minute........that becomes the usual post from some bloggers who are not posting regularly.  I am laughing because it's me too! 

Well, lots was happening all at once, then I was going to double up last Sunday, or something like that, but then I didn't do it and then couldn't get the motivation to make anything happen.  I quit my job last week and yeah............been a on a show for sure.

Many days later I decided  that I would blog in my spare time and since it's half past midnight, this is becoming more sporadic.  I have decided to really do something totally different and hopefully meaningful though and that is "run my own business". Then perhaps do some more schooling but then I also want to jump right in with two feet and pursue my passion of music and art.  I know the skeptics think those things won't make money and that is simply the wrong way to think about life.  If it doesn't make money, does it mean then you are not to do it? More on that later.

I  really wanted to talk about how watching the last episode of Oprah last week, made me bawl my eyes out.  Really and I am going to miss her shows.  She is very inspiring and she finished up the last show on days that I could be watching more of her.  I didn't know it would be her last show and I still cannot believe it's an end of an era, so it seems.  Who doesn't know who Oprah is?

From all of Oprah's accomplishments, she exudes what a real lady should aspire to be by letting no limits define her and caring for people.  Some would say it's fake though, but I got the impression she has such a huge heart.  At least I have the feeling I can accomplish anything I set my mind and hard work towards it after learning and practising some of the lessons I have learnt from her over the years.

So I decided I am going to change my career strategy and work for myself.  I will be working on it this year and hope to enjoy more income from being happy. 

Have a wonderful week and I hope the sun is shining~!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Mother's Day Kudos

To all the Mothers today~ kudos, and I don't know how you do it as I have seen mother's in action with their children!!I can barely keep up with myself.  But that is the special stamina a mother has with their children.

Even though I haven't had children, I still find it hard to  keep up with all the demands that life has.  I am always feeling like the clock goes by too fast,and I don't have everything done in time and I am struggling to keep up.  It's a fast paced world or at least in this part of the country. 

So Mother's days start even earlier than some and then off to work after getting the kids to school or housework to accomplish.  Then after work, they are not finished or I can head home and get dinner started.   I think I would be wiped out tired, just getting the kids ready.
Selfishness has definitely served me well. I enjoy sleeping in on Saturdays, and I like having a cat that requires minimal supervision,  although he has some health issues at times, he stays home so there is no additional time needed for him in the mornings.  He just needs his water and and to fill up his food bowl.
There has been some times he got us up early with some frantic meowing.  The meowing is starting earlier and earlier in the mornings, but think if I had to get up any earlier to make breakfast for kids, getting everyone ready before I do, and yeah, I would be running late for work everyday!

I have to get my clothes ready for the morning, the night before, everyday, or else I will not get out the door in time. All the tricks I have to get out of the door faster for work, would be totally put to use and then some. Such as, it is so much faster if I don't wash my hair on Friday and put it back into a straight pony tail.  I have a hair washing compulsion, so that is HUGE for me. I enjoy being able to go out where ever I want or have a nap when I have time.

I would think mother's are sleep deprived, and more stressed than I am and I need rest all the time.
I wish you rest and relaxation this Mother's Day because I think mothers are amazing and very sacrificing!!   Happy Mother's Day.

M.I.A. Mondays Blogpost from May 3 ~Doing Nothing

What happened to me last Monday?
OK and I just had an MIA day and was pretty lazy!  Lazy like Garfield on Monday, just how this blog is named.  I slept in a few times and to be honest it was pretty awesome!  This happens to a lot of people when work takes over and then we get burned out and feel like hiding under a rock.

Also it was time to file my 2010 taxes, get in studying and now that I passed with 90's, I am part of  the "green team", but still in coaching and learning my new jobs.  So I have to realize I was not entirely lazy as I'd like to think.  To most that would be productive.  It's going well, so far and I am liking the support that is given with learning my job but that could change any time. hehe

Last week, I skipped out on doing much else except taking inventory and shopping with coupons to take advantage of sales.  I wait for the sale and use the coupon I have, and this way I can stock up my pantry cupboard fairly well and save money.  Someone said that they don't coupon at all and don't worry about the cost of things, but just spends her husband's money which ever way she wants.  I wouldn't call this person smart per say, as I see the value in my dollars and save some money for the time being.  I am not trying to get rich either, I am simply making up for some lost money and this way I break even.  I get some brand name products that I like or just skip using the coupon if I see better prices with the generic brands anyways, so it's not like I do this as a full-time thing.  I just like the feeling of saving a buck or two and making my own sales, as I often do by watching prices too.

But lately, I just want to do nothing these days.  I had a 4 day break the week before the Easter Long weekend.  Sure helped with some much needed rest.  Back in April, we went to an Easter dinner at my MIL'S (Mother In Law) and she is a super cook.  Every type of food like turkey, ham, cabbage rolls, stuffing, potatoes, buns, vegetables, potato salad, gravies and more desserts.  If you take a little bit of each by the time I looked I had stacked up.

Then I usually call family and catch-up to everyone, spent some time on, and I enjoyed reading my book on the patio deck.  I won't mention what I read but it is usually something non-fiction.

I want to stop eating pork and then I made a ham in the evening with brown rice and mixed vegetables.  So not sure if it's eating well or but sometimes ham is very tasty to pass up.

Then everyone needs a bit of tlc,,,,, so some much needed spa time marked the end of the weekend.
Soon I will post more about spring gardening and I planted some tomatoes that are sure coming along fast, but they not sure the weather is working with me as there was hard pelting hail to almost destroy my plants. After getting caught in the rain and hail during a walk in the park, I think I was fighting off a cold, as usual feeling tired and lazy by the beginning of the week.

 Does anyone else have those days, not depression, not laziness but just blazay??
The rest of my week was pretty productive thankfully. It's time to pay more attention to my gardening, so I may be writing about that in the future blog posts.   I am writing a special Mother's Day post.  Have a great week.