Friday, August 14, 2009

Are you a complainer?

I probably complain more than I should. The days become long and daunting sometimes and as any sane person I become overwhelmed. This is normal right? I came across an article that I think will help me kick the complaining habit. Check it out and let me know what your thoughts are. Are you a complainer?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thank You Apple Store Genius

This past Tuesday evening a most terrible incident occurred. My hard drive crashed! Oh the despair! Visions of a huge dent in my bank account as I purchased a new computer invaded my every thought. Then...a moment of realization...let's call apple support. 20 minutes later I was calm and collected with a next day appointment scheduled at the apple store. With a few quick questions and a few loosened screws to my laptop the problem was resolved; all for a mere $120!

Mere $120? you ask. Yes a minimal sum compared to the $1200 a new MacBook would have cost me. Cheers apple store genius! Thanks to you I am up and running.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My First Award!

This morning while checking up on my favorite blogs I discovered that my friend Toni had given me my very first blog award. Toni is from Australia and is a fantastic soul. Her blog little suitcase is a little bit of sunshine everyday. Being a recipient of this award I was asked by Toni to write seven things about here goes.

1. I absolutely love to read!
2. I always have had a secret desire to be a singer.
3. When I was a kid my best friend and I loved to dress alike.
4. I dislike messes very much. As a result I am constantly rearranging things.
5. My new favorite color is Orange.
6. I love to collect bookmarks. My latest acquisition has cute little gnomes on it.
7. If I could I would sprinkle blue cheese on almost everything. I love blue cheese.

So there you are...some random, maybe a little bit silly things about me.

Now to tag 7 of my fellow bloggers.

1. Tracy from alotusgirl
2. Jessica from lavender and lilies
4. Dani from The Power of Two
5. Melissa from Operation Nice
6. Jesse from Good Girl Gone Glad

So there is my list, if the people above choose to play along, they will need to...
:: Post the logo of the blog love token
:: Thank and link to the person who passed it on to them
:: List seven things about themselves
:: Pass the token on to seven other bloggers (and leave comments on their blogs to let them know they have been loved).

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Silver Lining

Monday has arrived and I am back ready to blog away. The past month has been a bit surreal for me and I am finding it a little difficult to fall back into my daily routine. Huge, life changing events are taking place around me and I am finding it all a tad overwhelming. One such event is my best friend being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Three weeks ago she underwent surgery to treat her illness and this is only the first step in a long and difficult process in order to eradicate this disease. The news that she was so so sick was a shock to everyone around her. No one saw this coming. In the weeks since her surgery I have visited with her often and must say that her positive attitude and unbreakable spirit are truly inspirational. She is looking a the silver lining of the dark cloud that decided to loom over her for awhile. All this has made me reflect on my life and whether I look for the silver lining....most of the time I must admit that I don't. What better wake up call for me than what is happening right now. Do you look for the bright side of things? Do you look for the silver lining?