Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cyberspace


Its true. I am going to be facebook free? Trying the FB Diet,for one week. I realized as I was on facebook this morning, after I had slept in late..that how hooked I was into cyberspace. I mean, it was only about  3 yrs ago that I finally bought my own personal laptop. Heck, I even made it through nursing school without owning one, I relied heavily on the school library and friends home pc's. But back to this morning. A cousin of mine who is on nearly as much as me said..what if I close my account, I need some real human interaction. I'm all for it. Although had it not been for fb, I wouldn't have gotten in contact with alot of  my friends, and I wouldn't have gotten to get to know such nice people. It is an interaction for me, I admit it. I love connections! Not to mention, my itunes, and I discovered this...

I know, I'm a little late boarding this train...I started the 30 day free trial, I think i'm enjoying it, but
 its not what I thought it was..I think I may just do the mail option...oh I don't know. We'll see, but its kinda fun having movies available with a click of a mouse, LOL. I love to watch movies when I can, and the last couple of days thats what i've been doing, besides getting caught in another freaky monsoon storm....AGAIN! I love rain.

But I think about when my mother was alive and we couldn't afford it. I was lucky to buy a dial up aol card from the store and use it. And here I am three and a half yrs later and I am at my computer almost everyday! So in a way, i'm going to test myself...and no, i'm not getting totally off of the computer. I'll check my email for the next couple of days. And there is always As My World Turns, if you want to catch up with me , you know where I'm at. But I'm going to  Disneyland this week, and I am so darn excited...I can't tell you!  But here's a peek...


Countdown to the Mouse-94 hrs....but who's counting?  :)
Whats even better, going by bus = I don't have to drive. I get to relax.
Its gonna be a good life....

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Today My Life Begins.


Today My Life Begins Lyrics

I've been working hard so long
seems like pain has been my only friend
my fragile heart's been done so wrong
i wondered if I
I'd ever heal again

oh just like all the seasons never stay the same
all around me i can feel a change (oh)

i will break these chains that bind me, happiness will find me
leave the past behind me, today my life begins
a whole new world is waiting it's mine for the taking
i know i can make it, today my life begins

yesterday has come and gone
and I've learn how to leave it where it is
and i see that i was wrong
for ever doubting i could win

oh just like all the seasons never stay the same
all around me i can feel a change (oh)

i will break these chains that bind me, happiness will find me
leave the past behind me, today my life begins
a whole new world is waiting it's mine for the taking
i know i can make it, today my life begins

life's to short to have regrets

so I'm learning now to leave it in the past and try to forget
only have one life to live


so you better make the best of it

i will break these chains that bind me, happiness will find me
leave the past behind me, today my life begins
a whole new world is waiting it's mine for the taking
i know i can make it, today my life begins

i will break these chains that bind me, happiness will find me
leave the past behind me, today my life begins
a whole new world is waiting it's mine for the taking
i know i can make it, today my life begins
today my life begins...

Can I just tell you how much I love this positive message?   Here's the video...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oatmeal? :/


I hate oatmeal. I think as a baby, this probably what my mom served me every day, I don't know. I know people in colder climates, want nothing more than a piping hot bowl of wallpaper paste,        (this is how I looked at it anyway.).  So let me tell you what I bought at my local Costco...


   What did I get myself into?!!!! AAACK! This box is a 10 lb box, heaven help me. My Grandma called me at Costco, and I was being nice and asked if she needed anything. She needed oatmeal. And I did not want to shop anymore than this. Costco is enough. So...I picked this up and thought, oh I'll just share with her.  Little did I know my portion is a 5lb bag. Oh. My. Gosh.  But I made a oatmeal dish, and guess what? I actually like it. But, it makes an amt for a 9x13 pan.  I will be sharing... because its the right thing to do.  ;)

Peach Baked Oatmeal
from Fix-It and Enjoy-It Cookbook: All-Purpose, Welcome-Home Recipes
Makes 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 35 minutes
½ cup oil
4 eggs
1-1½ cups sugar, depending on your taste preference
3 cups dry rolled, or quick, oatmeal, uncooked
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pint fresh, or canned, peaches, chopped (if canned, reserve liquid)
2 cups milk
1. In large mixing bowl, combine oil, eggs, and sugar. Blend together well.
2. Add dry oats, baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Blend thoroughly.
3. If using fresh peaches, stir into batter, along with 2 cups water.
If using canned peaches, drain peaches, reserving juice. Add water to peach juice to make 2 cups. Add both peaches and 2 cups liquid to batter.
4. Add milk to batter.
5. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Serve warm with milk.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 12th.


Memories attack, well kinda.  Warning, my post is a write down of feelings. I wanted to write this down for myself, so when in the future this happens again I can read this and I can say its ok. I went shopping today, I was gathering things for a care package I was making.  I went into this wig shop called Serge's. My mom had shopped there on occasion. And today, I went there looking for a knit cap for the head. My mom used to wear them at night when her head got cold. And as I was driving to Serge's I realized I was going back to the place that my Mom had spent so many years working, Spartan Health Food's.  My Mom had only worked part time but she had spent alot of time there, you know? Anyway as I walked into the shop it physically looked different. But it was still hard, because I was picturing the way it used to look. And when I was browsing through the store and I saw the cute scarves on the mannequin's head..I quickly went for help when I saw the price. I knew there were cheaper things in there. As the salesclerk led me to the back of the store I saw it. The cap my mom wore. As I was picking out a couple of caps for my friends mother, it just kind of hit me all at once. The moment she had her attack, the days I spent at my mothers side...the nights I sobbed. It just kind of came over like a whoosh. And it was hard. As I was talking to the owner and the salesclerk we were talking about how both of our parents had passed away, and her dad was a frequent customer to Spartans. Looking back, everytime I would go into spartans and smell the odor coming from the store, not a bad odor, but that of vitamins and supplements and juices that my mom would make, it was familiar to me. And I guess I missed that today. And as I left and went to my car, I just cried. And I was thinking, this is so dumb. What is wrong with me? And as I talked with my dear friends today, I have come to learn, that there are and will be triggers....and crying it out is ok.  Thats is all and it is enough, i'm together again.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Blah Blah.



I just love Ziggy. Boy, I have done much of nothing this wknd except be lazy. It is monsoon season and had some mishaps getting caught in the rain. I love it. But as far as plans went they fizzled...I should have done laundry (doing that now..) and dishes....(tba)....and grocery shop. Ugh! Not to mention pay a few bills...and not to mention to go to the post office.  And work. You know, sometimes being an adult is hard! I'll take a verse from Bruno Mars~

" Today I don't feel like doing anything. I just wanna lay in my bed.  Don't wanna pick up the phone, so leave your message at the tone.  ' Cause Today I swear i'm not doing anything...nothing at all  (woohoo, woohoo.)"

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My First Movie.


My first movie. It wasn't easy to make...but it was worth it. I absolutely fell in love with this song, as well as the price $1.99 for an entire summer music cd at Deseret Book . This is a hymn remake from Jericho Road. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 4th...Don't Rain on My Parade!



We ended up getting up early on Monday and attending the Summerlin Parade. Which is kinda like a hometown parade in a small town. I have never been, and it was fantastic. Although a great parade, it was very sticky outside. But at least it wasn't hot. I kinda felt like a second class citizen when around the corner I saw a VIP tent with a breakfast buffet and airconditioning in the tent. I'm thinking to myself...how do I score that? I took so many pictures I would be blogging forever. But for now, this is what i've got.

Here are some videos from the parade, they're short.  ;)

video

video


Fourth of July Weekend...the third.


I love 4th of July and all of the festivities that go along with celebrating our country's birthday. Good food, friends, family...fireworks. I was in search of all that. But here is how my fourth rolled out. I was scheduled to work on the 4th of July which happened to be on a Monday. So I decided to attend the fireworks extravaganza put on by this place...
                                        This is Lake Las Vegas, nice huh?

I attended my church meetings and it was great. I decided to do this, and invited my friend to go with me. Lake Las Vegas is this huge community adorned with homes I could never even fathom living in. But it is fun to look at. Anyway. There is a big man made lake and they have activities there occasionally I guess. So later that afternoon, I start to drive to Henderson..and I see this.

 I'm thinking to myself, oh how nice rain drops. I hope this doesn't last. Meanwhile as I am driving across the valley the storm is just following me. I hadn't watched the news the night before, so I had no idea if rain was in store for us. But I knew that July is Monsoon season. That meaning, without a moments notice...KABOOM! Tons of water and just unprepared. So keep this in mind...

Next. I arrive at my friends house. The rain had stopped and the sun was shining..all was well...then we waited at the entrance to Lake Las Vegas..
                 I need a visual. Hahaha. We sat just like this waiting patiently to get in. :)

And then the clouds rolled in....

Then, the heavens opened up. Now here are some pics from my short stay at Lake Las Vegas.
                                                Calm before the storm.
                                                        Wiper Workout.

Crazy!
 
Your speed.....is 7. Yeah.

Here's a new lake forming...

Whew!! Get me outta here! :)
I thought this was a neat shot. Nevermind the flash on the window.

I personally love rain. But I must say, it is darn right scary driving through monsoon weather. But the air smelled fantastic!! And as bummed as I was, I thought to myself..this is what happens when I plan something on a Sunday, even though it was free. But here's how the fireworks would have looked...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Inpiration Sunday.

You ARE far more powerful then you realize.
You can do anything that you set your mind to.
You are the author of your own life .
You have the ability to change your life.
You have unlimited potential !

You are a living magnet. You literally attract the things , people,  ideas , and circumstances to you that vibrate and resonate at the same energy frequency as yours.  Your energy field changes constantly , based on your thoughts and feelings , and the universe acts like a mirror , sending back a reflection of the energy that you are projecting.  The stronger and more intense your thoughts and emotions are , the greater the magnetic pull becomes.  Now, this is not a process that requires any real effort ; a magnet doesn't ''try'' to attract anything-it simply does , and so do you !  You are always in the process of attracting something into your life.

Do you realize that your life at this very moment is the result of everything that you have ever thought , done , believed , or felt up until now?  You can start right now to consciously and deliberately attract whatever you desire in this lifetime.

Jack Canfield


And don't let ANYONE tell you different!

I love this too....

“Your job on Earth, therefore, is not to learn (because you already know), but to remember Who You Are. And to remember who everyone else is.”—For you are the creator of your reality, and life can show up no other way for you than that way in which you think it will ''. ~Neale Donald Walsch

I hope this finds the inspiration for you as it does to me.~ Cindy

Saturday, July 2, 2011

To My Friends...


Thank You!!


For What? For being there...for late night phone calls...to laughing over stupid things..or laughing till we snort. For laughing till we cry, or for just crying. You are all apart of  my journey and I love you.     P.S  ....My pic is another gem from Facebook. :)