Legacy Smegacy

Morning everyone…

I have been thinking a lot about this legacy stuff lately.  It really has been hitting home with me about what kind of legacy I would like to create.  Recently I have decided that I must be leaving  the crazy lady legacy.

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I have some new neighbors that I met this past weekend.  It made me laugh that one of them immediately labeled me as a city girl with a little bit of country it in me.  So, it got me thinking….if I had to label myself, how exactly would I label myself?

 

Let me start  by stating that I hate labels.  In fact, I pride myself on breaking labels and normally look for ways to break the expectations that labels conjure up.  But, if there was one label I had to adopt…it would definitely be the “crazy” label.  It gives you a lot of room to be you.

I am so proud to be who I have become.  Not to sound egotistical.  But it’s true…To be hard working.  To be a friend.  To own my quirks.  To be ok in my not-so-perfect skin. It’s such an amazing feeling to be at peace with who you really are.

So, own it.  Be you.  Start today.

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Be strong.  Be soft.  Binge watch TV.  Take a nap in a hammock.  Listen.  Feel unconditional love.  Eat Swenson’s.  Feel the sun.  Bake cookies.  Learn new things.  Listen to music.  Snuggle in blankets.  Hug a 4-legged furry friend. Enjoy a beverage.  Be smart.  Go shopping.  Get dirty.  Pamper yourself.  Work hard.  Help someone.  Drive fast.  Love the smallest moments. Stay away from drama.  Be a friend. Forgive. Stay the course (thanks Samantha for reminding me of this one) Own it. Own being you.

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Most importantly, I follow this goal daily.

To go to bed at night knowing that I did the best I could with what I have.  I tried.  I tried really hard.  I might not be perfect.  I might make a ton of mistakes.   But somewhere in the course of the day, I did one or two things that were good.  Great even.  All in the effort to know that when my head hits that pillow, I can get my sleep knowing that tomorrow is another chance to do even better.

And just remember….You might not be everyone’s cup of tea…and that’s 100% ok.

 

Class tomorrow!!  MADE PREP MODE is going on!  Pics to come!

Peace out peeps!

 

If I had a kid… Chapter 1

So, I don’t have children.

But, I often times think to myself …what if I did have kids?  What little tidbits would I want to  impart on them?  What life habits would I want to share with them?

With all of this being said, I decided that I would start my book.

Now, this blog is designed to talk about the house and everything with it.  But I kinda feel like this is part of it.

Leading me to Chapter 1.

This past weekend I was very sick.  Let’s be honest, I’m still sick.  But I managed to get 4.5 hours worth of mowing completed before I couldn’t move on Sunday evening.

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When I was a kid, whenever I would get sick, my mom would always insist that I get a shower and put on clean clothes.  I always hated her for that.  The effort.  Ugh.  I mean, you want me to bath…and change clothes….double ugh!

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But as an adult, I value that life lesson more than ever.  So much so, it’s my first chapter topic.

When you feel like death warmed over, get a shower.  Put on clean clothes.  It might only help for a brief second on the whole timeline of life, but for that precious moment, you will feel better. You will feel alive again.  You will have a clear head.  Truly, there is nothing better than the feeling of being “clean”.  It’s amazing how that shower will make you feel better.

So, I will continue to add chapters to this wise book…wait in anticipation for my words of wisdom!

Peace out peeps.

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So, sometimes, when I am preparing for my classes, I start to wonder if they are worth it.  I mean, between the shopping and the prep work and the clean-up, it can be daunting at times.  But then I remind myself, that the point of this is that I want to create an escape for people.  A place to go and enjoy the afternoon, eat, mingle and create!  When I remind myself of that, each class is perfect.  And I love it.  All of it.

A big shout out to Momma D for her amazing prep and help with the food.  Hands down, might be everyone’s favorite part of the class.  I truly don’t know what I would do without her being a part of these classes…and hey, my life in general.  She’s pretty remarkable.

For the record, I did help make the food.  But she makes all the really pretty things. Like those TINY tomatoes that she hallows out and stuffs with yummy stuff.

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Then when everyone shows up, it just makes it even better.  There was grazing, chatting, lots of laughing and just general relaxation!

The best part was seeing everyone put their own spin on their wreaths.  I love seeing the individuality!

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So, we had a great afternoon.  Ate way too much food and laughed really hard!  To the ladies who participated…you totally made my day!  Thank you!

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Now, back to full-on warfare with Petunia/Petie the skunk.

Peace out peeps.

 

Saturday Night Secrets…

Hey yo…

So, it’s Saturday night.  I am feeling a totally random urge to blog…although I have no idea what about.

That’s your warning.  What you are about to read will probably be the most pointless, random set of thoughts strung together in recent history.

In an effort to find a topic for this blog, I googled for ideas.  One of the topic suggestions was to tell a secret.

I can do that.  Tell a secret.

It can’t be THAT hard! Right??

Then I realized, that is much harder than you would think.  Because the information that is really secret (like what’s in the second drawer) is information that will ALWAYS stay secret.  But then there is information that could be misconstrued as secret, but in reality it has already been shared with those close to me.  So, in all actuality, it really isn’t a secret anymore.

Even in this somewhat anonymous forum, secret revealing can be frightening as hell.   Because at the end of the day, nothing online is really anonymous.

But, this brings me to one of my favorite, random fun websites…PostSecret

I was first introduced to this website a few years ago and I fell in love.  Because it is honest.  Funny. Awkward.  Intense.  Odd. Real.  But most of all, just human.

I mean…interesting??

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Or.

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Or.

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Or.

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So, pop on over to PostSecret sometime and check it out.  I think you would be amazed and how close to home some of the secrets can be.

They also have a live show now, plus an app.

Finally, since I tackled the secret topic….I’ll go ahead and share. I don’t know if it’s really a secret, or a confession…or a little both…that some of you already know part of…blah blah blah.

I have delusional aspirations of what I want to do with my life that look more like the plot line to a  4-star RomCom featuring Sandra Bullock with an unlimited budget and calories to eat…and then I realize, my life is already half over, my bank account is very limited and my calories are counted and analyzed daily.

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Peace out peeps.

 

 

What would YOU do????

So, big news in the world…

Have you heard about the lottery?  It’s up to an insane $675 million I guess!  Maybe more by now, that was the number I read hours ago.

Confession time.

I have a serious obsession with the lottery when it gets this high.  HOW CAN YOU NOT!?!?!?!?

It’s just so fun to dream, imagine, envision the life you could create for yourself and those around you! I was watching the news the other day and they were saying that you had better chances of having identical sextuplets.

Well, here’s my argument.

Someone always does win.  ALWAYS.  And if you don’t buy a ticket or two, the odds are WAY worse of not winning (math was NEVER a strong point with me!).

Plus, it’s a little cheap thrill in life.

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Unlike this poor guy!

So, what would you do?  Where would you move?  Who would you help? Jump on board the dream boat and just have fun dreaming of the possibilities.  Our regular session with reality will start again as soon as someone…lucky bastard…wins!

But, while I was shopping for my next dream house (no worries, I would still finish restoring this one to it’s glory days!) I stumbled upon this fitting article!

How to Buy a House you Can’t Afford

Thanks Circa Old Houses for the great read and help!  If you have never taken a moment to check out their site, it’s wonderful.  Splendid layout.  Broad selection of historic homes and eye candy for days for those of you who love drooling over those old gems as much as I do!

 

Do it.

Ok, let’s do this!

5 Things that make you happy!  All 5 should be something you will experience in the next 24 hours (or the past 24)!  They can be little…like having the time to actually tweeze your eyebrows…I’m just saying!

So, here are mine!  Depending on if anyone actually participates, there might be a prize involved.  But for the internet being endless, it seems rather lonely at this point!

  1. I didn’t have to pay in our weekly weight loss challenge, and it was the week of Thanksgiving.  That is practically miracle worthy!
  2. I got to see something that looked like sunshine today!
  3. I ate chocolate today….and frankly, it was delicious…and well worth it!
  4. I started my Christmas shopping…and almost finished it (in about two hours mind you).
  5. I got to have a conversation with a friend and as a result, got to see her smile for being happy about something!

Ok, go ahead…be brave…add your 5 in the comments.  If I knew how to call out other bloggers, I would.  That might be my next mission!

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