Friday, January 29, 2010

Romantical Schtuffs

"Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you' re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU... The one who turns to his friends and says, "thats her".... "

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Moving Forward...

It's a new day and a new chance to shine. Today was my consultation with my lawyer about my divorce, and I'm just feeling very positive, and hoping that everything will go smoothly. With a no fault, no contest divorce, it could be done and over with in 90 days. There's really nothing to "divide up" or split, so I just want my things and want to move on with my life. I have so many options ahead of me with job prospects, that I most likely won't be staying in Pennsylvania. Options include moving back home, moving up to Wisconsin, or even moving to Springfield, IL where there are opportunities at my company's home office.

People change, and I don't hate my husband at all. I wish him well, and would love nothing more to see him move on and do good for himself. Maybe find someone and have a family one day. I don't think ill of him, and I would hope after the initial anger and reaction, he will come to realize that I'm a genuine person that cares about the people in my life, him included. Just because you love someone doesn't mean it was "meant to be". I know some feel I should be spiteful and angry over certain things, but at the end of the day, it does my heart and soul no good to dwell on them.

My friends and family have been overly supportive and for that I thank them. The "Big D", as they refer to it as, is never easy, and makes us question so many things about ourselves. Our morals, character, convictions, personality, views, etc. If anything, I will move forward and make the most of whatever I do, or whoever I eventually decide to get involved with. I love life in that sense. You can CHOOSE to make a different life for yourself, and that's exactly what I'm doing.

By no means do I mean to "dump" anything on my friends and family, but between work, and all the things going on right now, I just wanted to apologize to all my online friends, who I felt I've abandoned by not keeping up with them. Time hasn't been my friend this month at ALL!! LOL. At the same time, a lot have asked what was going on, so there it is. Working both jobs, trying to make it to the gym, going out with friends, and now my premanent Karaoke/DJ gig on Saturday nights, life's been just a crazy high speed rollercoaster! But what a ride!!!

Be safe, be well, and be good to each other! *hugs*

Monday, January 18, 2010

Been a while...

Hello my fellow bloggers and friends!! It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to sit down and get a blog in. Life had been hectic, but I'm loving the ride!! Things have been going well this new year so far. I'm down another 5 lbs in this new year (woohoo!), which is awesome, but I still have to start getting my "fitness on" and rebuild up my stamina and tone things up. Both my full and part time jobs are going great, and I finally have a set gig DJ'ing on Saturday nights with The Underground at a local pub. This past Saturday was the first night, and I had a blast! Of course, doing the "Cupid Shuffle" (the RIGHT way) is a short little workout in itself.. LOL. Sorry all you Altoonians, it's a shuffle, not a slide. One day you'll learn to do it the right way.. LOL

Of course, the 9th season of The Biggest Loser is on, and this year has so far definitely topped out other seasons in regards to the contesants. True they are in a controlled environment, but their stories are inspiring none the less.

Some movies that I've seen recently that I highly recommend are The Hurt Locker and District 9. Both were movies I had really no interest in seeing when they first came about, but I was talked into watching them, and I'm definitely glad I did. I'm not really into war type movies, but when the stories are centralized on certain characters, they definitely have an impact.

I've been trying to catch up on blogs, so hopefully I can do that here in a bit. I was reading one blog today on HealthMad called Are Your Plans for Losing Weight Too Complicated?. Kristie Leong MD makes a lot of great points on how some of overcomplicate the process of losing weight, and we end up getting so frustrated we just give up! It's all about finding a balance and what works for us. There are so many types of diets and eating plans, and workout tips and classes, we all have to find what works for us. What there is out there that we can easily fit into our already busy lives, and grow on. Making decisions that turn into choices that turn into habits! That's what it's all about ladies and gentleman. Turning a healthy active lifestyle into a HABIT!

Well, that's all for now. Lots coming up in the next few months, so I'll try to keep in touch! Amazing how things can happen when you set your mind to them. Keep positive and happy Monday! Have a great week my lovelies!! *hugs*


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

So much to update!!

Well, hello my lovelies! It's been quite a while since I blogged, but a friend of mine scolded me telling me he had nothing to read while bored at work, so I had to get one up here! LOL Well here goes!

The holidays were spent out at my parents in Minooka, IL. It was an amazing time with my son, Liam, and with the rest of my family. It was great seeing my nephew, Jacob as well, since he's now 1 year old, and can actually open the gifts, and say "OOOOOOO" when he saw his gifts. It was too cute! I actually got to do a little visiting this time around, and see some old pals from my teen years, that I haven't seen in 20 years. To Chrissy, Dave & Rob, it was totally great seeing you! Also stopped by my Aunt & cousins place, and spent some time with them. I squeezed in time with Wendy, John and Louie too! I always joke that next time I'm not telling my parents I'm coming to Illinois, because they totally plan out my entire stay! Gotta love them.

New Years Eve was low key per usual. I'm not big on "going out" on that night, because it's not me I'm worried about, it's all the other drunks out there. I sat and watched movies, Dick Clark, and toasted the new year with Welch's Sparkling White Grape Juice. I'm a rebel, I know.. LOL.

Of course, as many of you already know The Biggest Loser Season 9 started last night. All I have to say is WWWWWWWOW!! True, this show is extreme, and true they are in a controlled environment, but it just goes to show that it IS possible to exercise and MOVE, no matter what your size. The biggest guy so far on the show.. 526 lbs. He lost 34 lbs. Just incredible!

That's all for updates. Short, but sweet. (Happy Tommy?? lol) I'm sure once things get calmed down, I'll find the time to blog more, and I plan on getting to everyone's blogs next week, and playing "catch up" with all of you. Being my first week back after being gone, I just haven't had the time. Hope you all had a great holiday, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!