Let’s keep up with the Horse in 2014

Posted January 6th, 2014 by Laura

So my Chinese horoscope says that this will be a challenging year where I’ll need to keep up with the horse if I don’t want to be left behind.

Well, I’m ready. I will join the race and try hard not to fall behind so as to end up staring at the Horse’s butt.

So watch out everyone, this little Rabbit is going to hop her way over obstacles and make it to the finish line!

Bunny Hopping

Autumn Days

Posted October 20th, 2012 by Laura

This morning I awoke and it was so dark out that I couldn’t believe it was 7am already. Yep, we deep into October and the days are considerably shorter.

The older I get the more I look forward to the seasons but I will admit I like the seasons when the sun is out better than cloudy days. In Fall, the leaves are brighter colors, the oranges and reds come alive as if on fire. In winter the snow glistens, like a million little crystals. In Spring the new green of the leaves and grass are inviting, and the various colored flowers display their beautiful colors brightly. And summer… well, what is summer without the sun? It brings out smiles in people’s faces. It’s light makes everything radiate with warmth.

Yep, now if I could just someone to rake the leaves, shovel the driveway, trim the bushes and weed the yard it would be prefect!

 

Early Fall?

Posted August 25th, 2012 by Laura

It’s been so dry around here that fall has come early. Trees are already turning…pretty, but sad. I was kind of hoping summer would last a little longer.

Anyway, let’s embrace fall. Glorious colors on trees, windy days, Halloween, Thanksgiving… and the extra 10 lbs we all gain to fatten up for the winter!

Why, why , why….

Posted August 10th, 2012 by Laura

Why is summer going by so fast?  If it wasn’t because I like Thanksgiving and Christmas I’d be mad.

I saw a tree with orange/brown leaves today… and it’s only August!!! Not fair.

Oh well, I guess I can look at it as one day closer to another year…

I love hammocks

Posted July 31st, 2012 by Laura

Right now I’d love to be on a hammock, relaxing the day away. A gentle breeze swaying, not a worry in the world. To me, this is getting away from it all.

I did it earlier this year but even four full days of it wasn’t enough. This is something I’d like to do every weekend. Right now I’ll even take a hammock in my backyard. I have a hammock, a pretty one from Central America, unfortunately, I just don’t have anywhere to put it.

But someday I will.

July is flying by

Posted July 21st, 2012 by Laura

And I don’t like it.

Quite frankly, I would love to go back to June and start summer all over again.

We’ve had unusually warm weather since early in the year but since I grew up in a tropical country it’s not enough! I want it full year round.  I used to live in Quito, Ecuador and I miss the weather. 70 degrees all year round and only two seasons: the rainy season and the windy season.

Loved it. Everyone deserves to live in  a place like that.

Did I mention I went hiking in the Andes mountains? The beauty is beyond compare. The feeling…unreal.  Not only that but I actually lived in a place where I woke up to see three snow topped mountains every morning. Here’s one of them, Cayambe:

Here’s to hoping that someday you get to experience this too.

2012 Summer

Posted June 10th, 2012 by Laura

 

I’ve been watchng a lot of Phineas & Ferb this year and I’ve come to a conlusion – I need to make the most of each summer day.  I think we all do. Whos says we can’t be kids anymore? Who made up that stupid rule? Why can’t I enjoy the summer in my own way every day? I’m going to strive to bea kid, inside and do fun and free stuff this summer. (Free because I’m a little bit low on cash but what’s new about  that? :)

So to all of you reading this, take heed of Cheryl Crows’ message in “Soak up the sun”:

It’s not having what you want
It’s wanting what you’ve got

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, what do you have that you can enjoy to it’s fullest?

Windows, Doors and a Cat

Posted March 21st, 2012 by Laura

Earlier today I read an article about learning to close the windows and doors of your mind by Remez Sasson, in other words, learning to block other people’s troubles and emotions so they do not affect you. 

Perfect example-  this morning, when I arrived at work I was in a great mood, jamming to some good music and loving the warm weather. Then I get in and some of my coworkers are all worked up about something and since I can’t close an actual door I get to hear and almost feel the stress they are feeling.

So what do I do in these situations? I find that turning on the music helps me cope with this, I try to concentrate on the lyrics instad of listening to the mayhem If that doesn’t work I take a coffee break so I can get away from it for a while and visit a co-worker who makes me smile. However, that solution is temporary, so when I get back to my desk the problem is usually still there.

So what can I do other than telling them to “chill out” (and possibly loose my job in the process)? To me ,the article suggests tat you visualize yourself as a room and that you close the windows and doors so things like the “storm” outside my office doesn’t affect me inside. Inside I am safe from the hail, lighting and thunder that is my co-workers state of mind, and I can imagine yourself all bundled up  in front of a soothing fire with a purring kitty on my lap.

Mmmm, wonder if my hubby would approve of me adding hot butler massaging my feet to the picture…

Early Spring…I still can’t believe it!

Posted March 20th, 2012 by Laura

Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.  ~Chinese Proverb

Ain’t that the truth! I’m still in shock over the 70 degree weather we’re having in March!!! But the plants can’t lie, can they? Trees are blooming, the iris has come and gone and now daffodils are popping up. It must be spring! So even if it snows next week, Spring has officially begun – the plants have said so :)

Green Grass and Lucile

Posted August 20th, 2011 by Laura

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”  – Lucile Ball

Yep, I’d say good ol’ Lucile had it right. Sometimes you just have to go out there and try something new. Another of my favorite sayings is:

” Sometimes the grass IS greener on the other side.” -  Unknown

Not too long ago I fulfilled my goal of improving my day-job situation. I managed to go back to school and get a new job with a decent raise at a much better place. However, this would not have been possible if I had listened to a certain individual who lives her life by adhering to “Better the devil you know.” If you ask me, that’s a bunch of baloney!

“Success comes by grasping it, not by just waiting for it to happen.” – Paramanhanse Yogannanda

Anyway, things are looking up this year and it looks like that will continue. And now that I’m done with school and have a better job, I can go back and spend sometime on my writing and that makes me very, very happy!