Just me giving words of wisdom, sharing thoughts and poetry and the occasional health or diet tip! Ok, and may be some other stuff! :)
Not sure what I am exactly doing yet....but it's fun so far!!! So follow me and let's see where this blog takes us!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quote of the day

"Three things you cannot recover in life: 
The moment after it's missed,
the word after it's said, 
and the time after it is wasted."

Leave me a 4th of July Memory

or summer time memory!

4th of July Memories for the upcoming weekend!

Everyone has fond summer and 4th of July memories. My fondest are the 4th of July picnics spent at my Aunt Marie and Uncle George's house in Milburn. I recall my cousin Joe bringing a different 'girlfriend' every year...sorry Joe... :) The food, fun and games were the best. We all loved that house, the yard continued into the woods and the lake was down the street. I remember walking in those woods, exploring and walking near the lake. I also remember having the entire family around, I miss that....it was so nice seeing my dad with his siblings...ok...waterworks.....you know why....
There were some great 4ths and un-memorable 4ths....I hope everyone makes this one a memorable 4th!
I have some other thoughts...but I choose to keep them to myself...if you don't mind :)

Do I know wht I'm doing? This is a test....

so I have no clue what I am doing here!  LOL!  So I set up a FB page and trying to link the two somehow like I've seen others do! 
So I think I'm suppose to 'blog' here and post on the FB page?  Not sure how to set up some of the Like buttons on either page tho.......  :(  OK...here goes....
Testing, 1, 2, 3
Testing 1, 2, 3

please leave me a comment and let me know if you think I did it correctly!  LOL!!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Exercising in the heat! A must Read!

Summertime Stroll...

sun caressing my tanning skin
running through my hair a warm summer wind
sky a cloudless blue
leaves an emerald hue
birds singing sweetly
grass manicured neatly
and me and my thoughts………

This is the park that I was walking in when this poem started forming in my head....

Monday, June 27, 2011

I long for.........

I long for the days of yesteryear
When everything seemed so clear
When everyone seemed so dear
Now things aren’t so near
It all took a veer
Now not sure as I shed a tear

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Plan B?

Gone are the days where you work for a prestigious company and stay there forever.  Many jobs are unfortunately leaving the US and going into 'emerging markets' in other countries.  There has been a lot of uncertainty in my company, which leaves me pondering a Plan B.
I've always loved to write.  In second grade I wrote a haiku which sparked something inside of me.  I still have that Japanese poem, it was accompanied by some artwork too.  It is in one of the many boxes of precious memories in my attic.  I must dig it out along with another story that had my college writing class in tears.  It was a story about my sister Joanne.  The teacher read it aloud to the class, he said it was one of the most descriptive pieces he's ever read.
Then there were a few other pieces I wrote in college and even had an idea for a novel back in the 80s.  About 2 years ago, started writing again, mostly poetry, but then this 'blogging' thing came about.  Now I really want to get into it, but I need to think, should I have a 'gimic'?  or just be me?  That would mean I write about a little of this and a little of that...a poem here and a quote there.
I do have an idea for a novel, perhaps I should start making an outline.  Nevertheless, I am very happy that my daughter seems to have inherited the writing gene.  She wrote a beautiful poem a year or two ago that I posted on Facebook and everyone loved it.  She too has an idea for a book series for children.
I know I'll never make the money that I do being in the pharmaceutical business, but, Plan B would allow me to have a flexible schedule and I would be doing something I love.  Not sure I really love my job any more (I use to)....oops, did I just write that?  Oh well, I always speak and write the truth.

Friday, June 24, 2011

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What have I missed being a working Mom?

I've been off all week,  just me and my daughter.  We did a lot despite the rainy and cloudy weather.  During the week, I've thought often what I've missed being a working mom.....or more importantly, is she missing or did she miss anything with me working.

I try very hard to give her everything that I did not have growing up.  Perhaps if I wasn't working, there would be some sacrifices, but my parents sacrificed and I came out ok.....but then again, the cost of living is 'out of control' nowadays.  So what is a mom to do?

Now that she is older, it is probably ok that I work.  Setting an example when I bring her to the office or she sees me working from home.  Women can be successful in a 'mans' world.  She also has afterschool activities and she wants to be with her friends more.  But what about the other years, when she was younger and at daycare.....

I know it's too late to do anything now....perhaps I'll hit the lottery ..... but Lord knows I try.....

I also been thinking about what she missed or me even, not having another child.....so many what ifs....

ok...now I am just feeling sad, is it the weather?  Am I lacking sun?  Whatever the case may be, I hope my daughter knows that everything I do, I do for her.  She is #1 in my life and hope she knows that always....

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Thought of the Day....

“Sometimes the greatest moments happen unplanned and the greatest regrets occur from not reaching what is planned.”

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Great Summer Reading Suggestion

Do you know the author Janet Evanovich?  She has a great book series!  Her main character is Stephanie Plum, she is Italian and Hungarian (like me!) and a bounty hunter (not like me!).
The books are set in Trenton and there are many references to NJ locales.  Check out the website:   http://www.evanovich.com/

She has a new book that just came out, can't wait to read it!  A perfect 'read' for a beach day or lazy day on the deck! You don't have to start from the first in the series, but after you read one, you will go and start from the beginning!

Tell me what you think!!  Happy Reading!

This is for Donna!

My Friend Donna.....

Saw a post from my friend's sister on Facebook, she posted that her heart is heavy because today is 20 yrs since Donna passed away.  She fought the ovarian cancer, but 20 yrs ago, guess the treatments weren't as advanced.  Our moms grew up in Rahway together and then we moved around the corner from them in Avenel.  We were very close.  Ran track together and loved the Bay City Rollers!  I still have a friendship card she gave me years ago, will always cherish it.
Donna....you will not be forgotten, I love you and miss you!  Many of us do!  Hope you are looking down and smiling at us all  xxooxxooxxoo

Is it Thursday already?

Ok, so my daughter's last day of school last week and camp doesn't start until next week.  So the only logicial thing to do is take a week of vacation to do some things just me and her.  The weather is not suppose to be very good :(  so this is what we did so far..... 
So on Monday we went to the beach, it was a glorious day. 
Tuesday I had to work (interviews for Argentina staff).  So we went to the library and signed her back up for Sylvan (want to keep her math skills up through the summer again!)
Wednesday had to do some work in the morning, but went to a noon movie and then went to visit my sister Joanne.
So far, it has not really rained, although that is what was being predicted...so do we chance it and head to the beach today?  Ordered 2 new bathing suits for both of us from Zappos...want to wear them...but is it worth it, should we chance it?  Will tomorrow be better....hhhmmmm...decisions....decisions!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A few of my favorite quotes

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. ♥ So love the people who treat you right. ♥ Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. ♥ If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. ♥ If it changes your life, let it. ♥ Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it....

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile......... ♥ ♥
Laugh with your Eyes, Hug with your Soul,and Smile with your Hear

It's just me being me: Am I really doing this?

It's just me being me: Am I really doing this?: "Ok, now I've been inspired to blog. I seem to have a lot of thoughts and would like to share with everyone. Hoping some thoughts, inspirat..."

Am I really doing this?

Ok, now I've been inspired to blog.  I seem to have a lot of thoughts and would like to share with everyone.  Hoping some thoughts, inspirational words, tips or just fun stuff will make a difference for somebody.  So here goes, hope you follow me and enjoy!  :)