Archive for August, 2012

White Dudes [Can] Jump..

DAY 238

“The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.” – William F. Scholavino

“And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.” – Marianne Williamson

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world we lose connection with one another and ourselves.” – Jack Kornfield

Today was the annual get together for my dad’s company. Lots of great food, fun people, & the annual basketball game. Complete with a post-game soak in the hot tub. Don’t mind if I do! I think I can confidently say a great time was had by all.

I am thankful for: spending time with people I care about.



Laughing Tears..

DAY 237

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

“Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude.” – Pat Riley

“Hope is the feeling that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.” ~Joan Kerr

“The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.” – Stephen R. Covey

“It’s amazing what you can do if you just try really, really hard.” -The Buried Life

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

“We are livin’ the high life. Without the high. So…I guess we’re just livin’ life.” – Me

“He was in the middle of the road, so I said ‘mufasa’!” – Meredith

For those of you who may not have the awesome chance to hang out with me, I laugh. A lot. To the point where I’m crying, “talking” in a high-pitched voice, and just generally being a goofball. Tonight, world, I had one of those nights. Meredith and I were on our way home when there was a gentleman in the road, walking at a snail’s pace. Long story short, we ended up with the Mufassa quote! The laughter continued and there were tears, an ab workout, and sore throats. Totally worth it! I love having laugh attacks. It’s good for the soul!

When we arrived home, we saw my brother who proceeded to ask what we had been recreationally tapping into. Nothing, I can assure you. My colorful way of answering, however, resulted in the quote above about living the high life without the high. Sometimes I make myself laugh too!

It’s Friday!!! Which meant – yoga! And dinner, followed by dessert. Yum! Yoga was amazing. I needed it badly and Bull City Yoga was there to save the day! I love classes with Ali. We proceeded to have dinner at Bali Hai (awesome place!) and dessert at Francesca’s on Ninth Street.

Interesting finds:

The cow parade..
All over the triangle, there are colorful cows. Check out the link to learn more about the moo-vement. : )

Body Mind Spirit Expo..
The expo is back in town this weekend! I missed it last time they were in town, but not this time! Oh no sir. Hope to see you there!

Remember this kissing couple..
A few years ago, there were riots in Canada following a hockey game. This couple was photographed kissing in the middle of the street. I never really read or heard about the actual events that unfolded, so I found this article that my special (someone) shared with me interesting and very sweet.

I am thankful for: colorful cows and beautiful sunsets.


C’mon Talk..

DAY 236

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.” – Charles Sprugeon

“Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“The secret of success is consistency of purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Improvement begins with I.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann

Made one of the greatest discoveries today – a new musical talent introduced to me by Meredith. His name? Jarle Bernhoft.

Here is the little nugget of awesomeness I’ve been obsessed with all afternoon..”C’mon Talk”

I am thankful for: music.


Rainy Days & Rocketships..

DAY 235

“I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble.” – Rudyard Kipling

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” – Deepak Chopra

“Nothing much happens without a dream. For something really great to happen, it takes a really great dream.” – Robert Greenleaf

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did. – Mark Twain

“You can do anything, but not everything.” — Unknown

Being able to admit fault is an underrated leadership quality. It doesn’t make you weak or indecisive. It makes you HUMAN. – Adam Levine

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S Truman

Rainy days call for crafty ideas. Today’s was a rocketship! M loved it! It seemed to be the biggest hit of the day.

Class was excellent! We were given a “recipe book” of sorts for blending essential oils. So excited to crack into that baby!

I am thankful for: teachers who put in extra effort. Huge thank you!!


Nestled On Raindrops..

DAY 234

“You are unrepeatable. There is a magic about you that is all your own…” – D.M. Dellinger

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” – Albert Einstein

“Sprinkle joy.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where you’re going isn’t as important as who you’re with.

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts. – Benjamin Disraeli

if my soul exists without my body, i am convinced all my clothes will be loose-fitting. ~ woody allen

If your main goal is to make sure everyone likes & approves of you, you risk sacrificing your uniqueness & therefore your excellence. ~Anon

“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.” – Belva Davis

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I might remember, involve me and I will understand.” – Confucius

A tour of Duke Gardens with the boys

Paying it forward – parking pass for the gardens

Temporary Angry Birds tattoos with the boys

News of a beach trip!

I am thankful for: being able to help others.


What’s With The Yo, Yo?..

DAY 233

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

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” — Oscar Wilde

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” – William James

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius

“Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.” – Wally Amos

“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.” – August W. Hare

In case I’ve failed to mention it in the past 232 posts, I watch tiny humans (more commonly known as children) for a “job”. Believe me when I say I use the airquotes when asked what my job is. I don’t feel one bit like I’m working when I hangout with any of my peeps. I’ve basically given myself the opportunity to constantly play, act silly, and be a goofball. Oh, also repeat myself with synonymous words. It’s cool, just roll with it. So today, I was presented with this yo-yo that had no string, but lit up – it was strange and hilarious to me. [Insert my quote, which has become the title for the post here.] I hope that’s given you some sense of better understanding.

Also today, the tiny humans couldn’t find me while playing Hide-&-Seek. How two boys cannot find a 5’6″ babysitter in their own house had me in stitches today! They’d look in two places, call it quits, and wait it out until I’d walk out of some hallway and scream, “Where were you?! We looked everywhere.” Ha! (Babysitters, parents, grandparents, general public – great game to play!)

This evening in class we learned about Rosemary in aromatherapy. We even discovered there is a rosemary plant growing outside the school! You know what that means – field trip! All the way down the hall and out the door. I’ll quite obviously take any field trips I can get!

My shirt from ThisShirtHelps arrived today!! I have tried it on, but will take and post a picture of it after I’ve washed it. I love this organization. I hope you’ll check them out!

I am thankful for: Rosemary, which is for remembering.


Pieced Together..

DAY 232

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.” – Lao Tsu

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

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

“Goals are like stepping-stones to the stars. They should never be used to put a ceiling or a limit on achievement.” – Denis Waitley

“Let a man lose everything else in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success.” – H. W. Arnold

Calm, yet productive rainy Sunday. Just what I like! The Hunger Games is now out on DVD! It made for the perfect rainy day movie.

I am thankful for: hearts being pieced together.