Archive for June, 2012

I Like To Move It, Move It..

DAY 182

“Good instincts tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.” – Michael Burke

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe

“The master observes the world but trusts his inner vision.” – Lao-tzu

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

So much heat! Luckily, I was up early & volunteering as a massage guinea pig. Oh how I love my career path! Since then, I’ve been staring at a computer screen most of the day. Memory on my laptop (and – this just in – on my blog too – eep!) have been running severely low limits. I’ve been moving files all day (hence the title) to make more room. I’m not sure what to do about my blog yet, so I’ve had to delete some very early photos. I’ve got them saved though, so not to worry!

I am thankful for: external hard drives.

B.

You Shall Be Mine, & I Shall Call You Dinner..

DAY 181
(Friday)

It’s so hot, the home schooling moms have resorted to actual home schooling rather than “field trips.” – Tweeted by @FakeJDGreear

In duality love comes and goes; in unity there is only love. – Deepak Chopra

“The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.” – Mark Twain

Ok, sun is leaving now. Bye sun. ::waves goodbye:: – Tweeted by @Kokyubbq

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

Thank you, Pinterest! Dinner was a great success! I found 2 amazing recipes, went grocery shopping, made & enjoyed them in the same night. First up was a nectarine pizza with basil and balsamic. I tweaked the recipe a bit, but it was still delicious! I used peaches, spinach, parmesean, & light balsamic vinaigrette.  And for dessert, I made lemon brownies – sounds strange, but tastes great! I went light on the lemon it called for because I didn’t want it to taste too bitter. It worked well!

I also had time this afternoon to pamper myself a little – mani/pedi. First time I’ve gone solo – major accomplishment! I enjoy spending time alone, but going out and doing things alone is something I’ve only been experimenting with for a few years. (Sounds like a long time, but I don’t really have that much free time – like, at all.) It takes a little shove from my pushy over-the-shoulder angel, but once I’m out exploring, I’m good to go. Very content & making friends everywhere. I don’t know what was going on with me, but I was in a very red, white, & blue mood – navy & white striped dress along with my red nail color. Pair that with the same color combo of the Cracker Barrel game we have at home & that is what a snapshot of my afternoon was. I think I’m just ready for the 4th of July!

I am thankful for: good food & solo time.

B.

Smile With Your Eyes..

DAY 180
(Thursday)

“Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

 The theme of your daily practice is how you are each day. Feel into every part of you & realize who you are. – Tara Stiles

“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” – Thomas Edison

What can I say? I love to take pictures of my eyes. The first picture I took on my first digital camera was of my eyes. I don’t feel I’m lacking self-confidence there. : ) I remember (I think it was on America’s Next Top Model) hearing the phrase, “Smile with your eyes.” I’ve also heard that if someone doesn’t have “laugh lines” around their eyes when they are laughing/smiling, then they are faking a laugh/smile. Pretty neat that orbicularis oculi (muscle around your eye – sorry, habit of being in the medical field)!

I am thankful for: laugh lines.

B.

Oh Where Is My Hairbrush..

DAY 179
(Wednesday)

 “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The title was inspired by the song of this morning (which turned into the song of the day) – The Hairbrush song

After singing the song a few times, I took J&R to Barnes & Noble. Love that place! I surprisingly didn’t buy anything this trip. I’m making sure I stick to my goal of finishing The Great Gatsby before I read any new novel.

I’m still reading Yoga Cures and Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography. I love them both! Such helpful and relatable resources. Not to mention their respective authors (Tara Stiles & Tamara Lackey) are pretty awesome women.

I am thankful for: books!

B.

Tootsie Treats..

DAY 178
(Tuesday)

“Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

A trailer my brother shared with me for an upcoming animated film – love the concept!

‘Twas a day full of bike riding, playing in the park, & pampering feet! The latter referring to the reflexology event my energy class participated in. We offered 30 minute treatments for the night students & staff – a 10 minute Epsom salt foot soak followed by a 15 minute reflexology treatment for the feet. It was a great success & so much fun!

I am thankful for: Epsom salt foot soaks. And the word “ambiance”.

B.

I found Santa, Mrs. Claus, reindeer, & a very appropriate plate – COMN2TWN

 

 

Here Fishy, Fishy..

DAY 177
(Monday)

If you’ve got a little tiny dream, all you have to do is think about it, work on it every day, and you’ll get it. –Sebastian

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

“Sir your verbs and nouns aren’t agreeing please stop talking.” – Yasmeen

No one is more spiritual than anyone else. – right on! –@kumaremovie – Tara Stiles

I got a couple great shots on the way to babysitting this morning! Then an old friend appeared – gold fish!

This clip from Finding Nemo was helpful for a friend this morning – it always cheers me up!

I am thankful for: beautiful sunrises.

B.

 

And Then She Said..

DAY 176
(Sunday)

That might sound boring, but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most. –Russell (Up)

“If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” – H. Jackson Browne

“Think and wonder, wonder and think.” – Dr. Seuss

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.” – Aristotle

Goodbye? Oh, no, please. Can’t we go back to page one and do it all over again? –Pooh

“Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.” – Author Unknown

Sunday was full of typing. Homework. More typing. Basically catching up with my life. : ) I managed to get a picture of my reflection in a door knob & my free lip balm, courtesy of Durham Bulls & Burt’s Bees! It was so totally awesome! They had the biggest box of Burt’s Bees lip balm ever!

I also “favorited” a lot of quotes on Twitter. : )

I am thankful for: time to catch up.

B.