Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Wish for You

My son graduated from college a few weeks ago. At this time you begin to reflect on the growing years and now the future. And then today this list of wishes appeared and I thought it was appropriate for all our graduates.

The Wish List by Collin McCarty

Of all the things I wish for you, I would give anything if these wishes
could always come true…

*I want you to be happy.

*I want you to fill your heart with feelings of wonder and to be full
of courage and hope.

*I want you to have the type of friendship that is a treasure — and
the kind of love that is beautiful forever.

*I wish you contentment: the sweet, quiet, inner kind that comes around
and never goes away.

*I want you to have hopes and have them all come true.

*I want you to make the most of this moment in time.

*I want you to have a real understanding of how unique and rare you
truly are.

*I want to remind you that the sun may disappear for a while, but it
never forgets to shine.

*I want you to have faith.

*May you have feelings that are shared from heart to heart, simple
pleasures amidst this complex world, and wonderful goals that are within
your grasp.

*May the words you listen to say the things you need to hear.

*And may a cheerful face lovingly look back at you when you happen to
glance in your mirror.

*I wish you the insight to see your inner and outer beauty.

*I wish you sweet dreams.

*I want you to have times when you feel like singing and dancing and
laughing out loud.

*I want you to be able to make your good times better and your hard
times easier to handle.

*I want you to have millions of moments when you find satisfaction in
the things you do so wonderfully.

*And I wish I could find a way to tell you — in untold ways — how
important you are to me.

Of all the things I'll be wishing for, wherever you are and whatever I
may do, there will never be a day in my life when I won't be wishing
for the best… for you.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Those funny emails....

We all receive those funny email. Sometimes I receive so many I can't possibly open and read them all. Today I received this from a friend and it really made me chuckle and thought why don't I put this on my blog. I hope you all enjoy it - it's just for fun!

SAD News.....
Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, three children: John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Day of Beauty

There is nothing better than a day of beauty.

First I was off to get a new set of acrylic nails. I don't really know what it is about getting my nails done that makes me feel so good. But when my nails look good I look good. I started doing acrylics back in the 80's when it was fairly new. I've always had terrible nails that no matter what home remedy or over the counter product I tried, nothing worked to stop my nails from splitting. I tried whatever I could find to have nice nails and nothing worked. And then I found out about acrylics and the rest is history. I think the secret to beautiful acrylic nails is to get a new set every 4 weeks. And just look how great my flower ring looks with this great manicure!

Then I was off to get a pedicure at my favorite spa Coldwater Creek. Believe me when I tell you that a person can fall asleep during a pedicure at CC. It starts out with a lavendar foot soak that smells heavenly. Then you get a warm neck roll, a blanket wrapped around you, an eye mask before they completely recline your chair and you are now totally relaxed. But, wait, now they give you some aromotherapy which totally relaxes you and then the pedicure begins. About 45 minutes later your technician wakes you up with a little more aromotherapy, puts you in an upright position, takes off the mask, neck roll and blanket and welcomes you back to the real world with really great looking toes - ooohhhhh!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Dream House

When I was younger I wished for a two story house, but we always lived in a one story ranch. Two stories were not really popular in California then. My first three homes were one story ranches and I remember wanting more. I still had that dream of two stories. Then I moved into a condo in downtown San Francisco that you had to walk up a flight of stairs to the main entrance and the main floor which was the living area, then once you were on the main floor you could go back down a flight to the kitchen, dining room and an office or you could go up one flight to the two master bedrooms or you could go up one more flight to the laundry room and rooftop garden. Is it any wonder that after several years going up and down so many flights of stairs I no longer wanted a two story house. But when we moved to New Jersey, the home I fell in love with was 2 stories and 100 years old with very small stairs. Then our last move, where we are now in Naperville, I moved into what they call in the Midwest a split level Ranch. Which, if you want my opinion is 2 stories. We've been here 20 years (a very long time in one place for us) and I long for a small, quaint cottage somewhere, anywhere. My dream house is no longer a big 2 story home, but a single story, small, quaint home. When I see a home like the one above my heart soars for the simplicity of life this home offers. And now that my son has graduated from college, I dream of this house and wonder how long will it be before we find each other. I wonder where it will be? I hope somewhere warm at least 9 months out of the year - wouldn't that be nice?

Where's your dream house?

Friday, May 16, 2008

Planting Anxiety

What a beautiful day today!

I'm always so torn this time of year - do I plant my annuals yet or wait a few more weeks. And, if I do plant what are the chances of a freezing night (or day). What to do? You see in my neck of the planting zone, it could conceivably still snow. Sounds ridiculous right? Well, one year shortly after we moved to Illinois, I went to the garden center as soon as they had their plants out and purchased many annuals not realizing that I could lose everything in a single night/day. AND, I did! Hundreds of dollars gone in one night because I didn't listen to the forecast. I mean, after all it was in the 70's that day - who thought it would get down to freezing that night. So now every year about this time I get really antsy especially when I see my neighbors planting their beds and pots.

When is a safe time? Most people around here say Mother's Day. I think they say that only to get sales. I think the real date must be after Memorial Day. We've lived here 20 years and believe me it has snowed on Memorial Day.

But you know, it was such a beautiful day, and I thought maybe I could just go look and maybe purchase a few small plants for my pots. Something I could quickly cover and protect if I had to. Now you all have to cross your fingers for me and hope the weather holds out for another week.

I hope to get them planted this weekend along with working in the yard and really try to hold off for one more week before making anymore purchases at my favorite garden center.

While you're waiting to plant your flowers, why not wear some flowers with these incredible Peek-a-Boo Strapz for any interchangeable bra or strapless bra - a great look anywhere!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Live, Love and Laugh

Oh my God!!!!! I can't believe that this is my 3rd attempt to post and each time I've lost what I wrote! I'm going out of my mind! I think I am really on sensory overload and just can't function right now. I've been listening to training tapes for hours and hours and I'm exhausted. I realize it's been a few weeks since I last wrote a post and have gotten good mileage out of my last post about Facebook so thought I could coast along a little longer. But the time has really come that I need to get with the program and get blogging.

It's not like I don't have anything to blog about. Why, just last week I took a walk along the Riverwalk here in Naperville and took some great pictures that I thought I would share along with a beautiful scene right outside my kitchen window looking out at my flowering plum tree. Nature pictures always bring about inspiration and I find them easy to tie into my website.

And, just this past weekend my son graduated from college giving me plenty to reflect upon. And, then of course there was Mother's Day.

But for some reason my mind has been a little mushy and I just can't write the words because I keep thinking of all the things I have to get done and that keeps getting in the way of writing. When I looked at my biorhythms it showed my creativity very low - should I be happy? I don't know.

I do hope all the mom's out there had a wonderful Mother's Day, I know I did. And, I hope all my followers will forgive me for being lapsed in blogging and will understand that occasionally bloggers do that.

So.... Live, Love, Laugh with this great necklace and show your zest for life.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Crazy in Love...with Facebook!

Last month I thought I'd start a little flirtation with Facebook. Little did I know it would become a full blown relationship! Who says Facebook is only for school kids? You can be on Facebook for purely social reasons or you can be on Facebook for social and networking reasons. That's right you heard me - blogging is great, but Facebook is phenomenal when it comes to getting your name and business out there! I get to tell the world I sell Murano glass jewelry.

If you are on Facebook, look me up and add me as a friend. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1035831088

If you are not on Facebook yet, why not? There is so much to learn and it's not only fun but rewarding.

I post this logo on my Facebook profile and all of the groups I belong to.
What a great way to get your business name out to people all over the world.

And, they have all of these applications that you can add, such as your blog. Who knew?