Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sweetie

I think I am finally ready to share this information - (also, I'm emotional so excuse the lack of consistency and fluidity in my writing)


For those who are unfamiliar with my life, I recently lost one of my best friends. Sweetie, our family's faithful companion of 16 years was put down due to his failing health on Saturday September 22, 2012.

It was one of the most terrible yet necessary experiences in my life and though I miss him so terribly, I think we all knew it was the right thing to do for him.


He was a wonderful friend, so forgiving, playful, energetic, and sweet...he made more friends with the neighborhood than any of us mere humans. I treasure all the memories I've been blessed with and though I feel sad, I cannot help but smile through the tears because for so many years this beautiful creature brought so much joy into all our lives. 



I found a good amount of photographs to share with anyone who is interested. You're damn lucky if you got to meet him and if you never had that opportunity, you can meet him now:





















Sweetie's entire life consisted of him running freely through our yard, terrorizing children on bicycles, begging for belly rubs, and showing off his two tricks - sitting and shaking hands. His memory will live on forever and ever and all we can do is move on with life - implementing the lessons we've learned. Thank you, Sweetie. You will always be loved.







Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lame

I've been called many things in my life but lame?? Lame??!!!




Oh yeah, I guess you're all right

Monday, September 17, 2012

Time to reflect

Every weekday, my friends/coworkers and I trek out to the nearby condominium community near work where there is a good little park of greenery goodness.

Some days we see many dogs come visit the premise, and some days we see people occupying the space. This photo was taken when people came to visit and these people were practicing or learning yoga.


One woman (seen in blue with a child on her back) came with child, trying to find relaxation and *ohmmmm* her center. Yet her child persistently treated her like a school yard jungle gym by climbing, stepping, hanging off this poor mom.






It reminded me something.




Through the distractions, considerably annoying and/or unnecessary, we must find our center. We must find our calm and focus on ourselves. Even if work or school or life throws road blocks in our way, we still have to resist the urge to be affected. We must sit in the eye of the storm in order to figure how to get out.




Also, we should all promise not to climb on our mothers when we are bored.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

What's been happening

There are days where I take time out of my oh so busy evening (Youtube, food, and nail painting) to look through my latest photos. Why do I do that? Well...



One. 
It reminds me what I have done lately



Two.
It's a good way to clean out my camera/phone



Three.
Tree.


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Here's a breakdown of my life lately - 



1. One of boyfriend's coworkers gave us her doggie and his name to our family is: Buddy!





He's a trouble maker but is so adorable.




2. I've changed.








3. No wait, I didn't change. I still spend my time mocking others instead of helping others.








4. Boyfriend is no makeup artist. Shame. I suppose he IS creative at least...








5. We love the beach! We're trying to go for a towel record.







6. It was Jeanne's 21st birthday yesterday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEANNE!!!






I've known Jeanne since she was a little itsy bitsy five year old. She has grown so much through the years, strengthening her character and mentality.










Thanks for recapping my life with me, till next time!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Slapped Together

Some days I feel roughly put together. 




I wake up with a sore neck, sore back, sore sores (what?) and I crawl through my bed to groggily get to the restroom only to find a mess of a girl staring back at me in the mirror.





The only cure I have found to this problem is not a physical cure, though coffee doesn't hurt, but a mental cure. The only thing we can do for our own sakes is to power through the rough mornings with positive thoughts.




Look in the mirror, what do you see?



What you are probably thinking: Medusa with drool marks. 

What you should be thinking: Oh my hair has so much character today and wow, did my drool create that cool Jackson Pollock styled pattern?



What you are probably thinking: Swollen eyes and grumpy faced.

What you should be thinking: Good day to open wide and smile big!



What you are probably thinking: I have nothing to wear today. 

What you should be thinking: Good day for my Batman cape!



What you are probably thinking: I hate Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

What you should be thinking: Sunday, Monday, Happy Days! Tuesday, Wednesday, Happy Days! Thursday, Friday, Happy Days!



What you are probably thinking: Is it the weekend yet? 

What you should be thinking: Hubba Bubba Bubblegum makes giant bubbles!





In any case, chin up and smile! It is difficult but the rewards are worthwhile. Happy Hump Day!