Saturday, March 29, 2014

Life is a journey....

I have decided that it is a great challenge for me to write a six word saturday post and I will be welcoming that challenge going forward.

Life is a journey that exhilirates
Life is a journey that discourages
Life is a journey that encourages

Although the road is very long
and filled with potholes and bumps
The end result is something spectacular

Friday, March 28, 2014

Still a hole

Although everything is great here -with the new stuff - there is still one VERY big part of my life that is missing.

My daughter and son in law are still in Germany and I miss them very much. 
The time has dragged on far too long and I know that they are looking forward to coming home as much as I am at having them home.

My life will truly be complete when they return (hopefully this December!)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Little Fish

So... I started this new job 9 days ago. It is with a company I had never heard of and then realized I have not only heard of them, I have used their services! I have become a Sr. Business Analyst for Move, Inc. You've probably never heard of them either...but have you ever heard of
List Hub

that is just two of the sites we run....

Today was an all hands meeting for the technical team. We went into a conference room and had a video call with our office in Vancouver and in San Jose, Ca.  Holy Cow!!! or should I say  Little Fish!!!  I now feel like a guppy swimming in an ocean
       Or should I say:
A guppy in a 900 gallon aquarium?

Hope there are no sharks!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Joining my Friend Josie for her weekly meme: Check it out here

R    Remembering
E    Everything
G       Given Up
R    Reminds us of
E        Everything Gained
T    Time is too short for regrets to take over your future.

Look forward to all that you can do and understand that regrets will get you no where. Learn and move on

Are you part of the rat race?

I was driving to work (my new job) this morning at 6:45 AM and I realized that for the first time in a very long time I don't feel like part of the rat race. Oh, we could fool ourselves into thinking that getting up, going to work, going home, making dinner, playing with dog and/or kids and going to be is not the rat race, but that would be inane.  The difference is that right now it doesn't FEEL like that. Perhaps it is the newness of the job, the newness of the home, the love of life or simply I am so old I know I'm not going to win any races.

Seriously, I am so happy with my choices right now that everything just feels right...

Except, I can't remember how to change my header on this blog to include a picture, and I'm not really sure about the sidebar stuff....but who looks at that anyway?

Have a great week!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SWS - Being a Grandma is the best!

If I had known that being gramma
Was this much fun, I would
Have done this twenty years ago!

But I would not have had
the privilege that being a mother
brought to my heart and soul

Thursday, March 20, 2014

All things...

Anyone who knows me well knows I say that "all things happen for a reason."

I had been looking to donate a bunch of things and I always prefer to donate when there are homeless shelters or women and children centers involved, Having just moved to a new area I really had no idea where to go.  I used Google to  look up Goodwill centers and/or Salvation Army drop boxes and I found nothing.

Lo and behold on the way home yesterday afternoon I found myself driving right next to a truck with this on the side:

Donate to the Coalition Thrift Store!

Supporting the Coalition for Family Harmony and empowering survivors of domestic and sexual assault since 1976.

And then there was a phone number. Once I got in touch with them I went home and filled an EVEN BIGGER box. I mean let's face it. I just got a job that allows jeans and sneakers for work - who needs 25 skirts and 20 pair of high heels? I decided that if there was anything hanging in my closet that I haven't worn in over a year it goes in the box. Then I hit the drawers! I even found an extra blanket or two!

Can you say Karma? 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Beginnings

I used to have a blog... and those of you who used to follow me... thank you for joining me here.
The purpose of the old blog was to utilize my creativity and sell my books. Since then, I have decided that the publishing world is really not for me. That does not mean that I have stopped writing, it just means that I have stopped publishing. I would love to continue to create and share with those who are interested.

On a more personal note, I have decided that I am the happiest when I am close to my family - my family and their families. I have three children and three children-in-law (well almost the third! more to follow) and I have three grandchildren. It just seemed appropriate as the 'threes' lined up that I should be close enough to see every one of them everyday if wanted.  I sold my house, quit my job and moved!

NOW I rent a house - that feels very much like home.
NOW I have a new job - that seems to be a perfect fit
NOW I can see my grand children (and children) whenever I want.

I suppose the moral of this story is that when something feels right - but everyone around you asks "WHY?" you should believe in your inner being and GO for it.

This blog will be all about the new adventures I encounter with my new life.

Thanks for coming along for the ride!