10 February 2007

Moving forward.

That's the key. Always make forward progress even if it is symbolic progress. I have done that for the last 3 days and it feels good.

You know, this probably sounds stupid but sometimes I can be slow. When I do what I need to do everyday I feel incredible in all areas of my life. For instance, I really, really, really want to lose weight. In order to do that I need to eat right and exercise. Well, when I exercise each day I feel good and that bleeds over into my work life and I get more efficient at work. It will also bleed into my home life and I will handle the mail the minute I get it rather than letting it pile up on my desk. Does this make any sense at all??? I guess what those folks were saying is true, if you do a little bit every day it will build and build.

Anyway, I've been moving towards my dream a little bit everyday. As a result I'm sleeping better, not stressing at all, eating well, and getting my workouts in. Life is good.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

09 February 2007

Here's something you don't hear often.

I was watching Oprah yesterday..... Yeah, I don't say that much. I like Oprah and I think she is definitely someone to be admired and she makes a great role model, I just don't agree with some of her views. She loves Barack Obama and that is really scary. Anyway, I was watching her show yesterday and the guests she had on were saying how you can live your perfect life. One lady had a great example that really resonated with me. She said, if you place an order in a restaurant you fully expect to receive the food just as you ordered it right. Well, the universe works like that. You say you have a crappy life and guess what, you just placed an order for a crappy life. This is something I've always believed in. I have always been absolutely positive that if you think it it will happen. And when I practice that in a positive manner it works every single time. The human mind is the most powerful thing we have.

So while watching this show yesterday it suddenly hit me, I've lost that. I've let the negative things build up and build up and weigh me down. I don't mean just recently either. 1 year ago our truck had burned in the carport and we had gotten evicted. While I did get a little upset over it, I decided to view it as a chance to make major changes. I had no idea how we were going to buy a new truck, pay off the old one (the insurance was a little short) find a place that would allow 3 dogs and pay deposit, first, last months rent. I had no clue. But I knew that I had to do it, I really had no choice. So I went about in a positive manner sure that all would work out and guess what, it did! When we moved I had big plans. I was going to do all kinds of things and start a business and everything. Somehow over the past few months I've let the negative wear me down. I've been dwelling in the negative instead of focusing on the positive. Well, that ends right now.

I sat down last night and wrote up a detailed description of how I want my life to be. I described where I live, what I do for a living, what I do during the day. It's a great vision and I can totally see myself living that life. Beginning today I start making that vision a reality. One of the folks yesterday said you need to move towards your vision everyday but, it doesn't have to be actual progress it can be just symbolic progress. So the forward movement starts today.

One thing I'm considering is renting out the little studio attached to our house. I don't relish the idea of a permanent occupant, but yesterday I was looking on Craigslist and there are a lot of folks looking for short term rentals for the summer. That sounds much better, knowing they will be leaving in the not too distant future. We don't need the money but it could go towards moving us a little closer to my vision.

I have an idea I've been tossing around in my head for a while, but I need your help. What do you guys do with all your race shirts?? What do you think about making a quilt or a pillow out of some of them?? I've done this and I think they are great. I made my husband a king size quilt out of his 49er t-shirts and he uses it all the time. I also made myself a small throw quilt that chronicles my marathon journey in 2005. It's really great because I look at the quilt and can remember every race leading up to the marathon. I plan on doing another one with my races this year because my marathon this year is going to be awesome. I think these would make great ways to remember a fantastic season or just some really good races. If you're doing an Ironman a quilt made of all the shirts leading up to the big dance would be a fun to look at. You could also use it as a wall hanging, I've seen that done with lots of quilts. I've also seen t-shirt pillows which are great to have around like a family or rec room. It really inspires me to see those shirts and remind myself of what I am capable of. Anyway, let me know what you think.

Well, it's Friday (yea!!!) and tomorrow is ProBowl. There is a special kind of insanity that accompanies ProBowl week, thank god it's almost over. All the guys are going to the game tomorrow so I will have the day to myself. Sweet. I'm not sure what I'm going to do, probably just enjoy the peace and quiet.

Have a good day all......

08 February 2007

Okay, okay.

The previous post was directed at someone in particular. It was supposed to rattle their cage but they refused to take the bait. Darn, it would have been good too. I spoke with them on the phone and they absolutely refused to get involved in that - bastards!!!!

Just for the record, I don't really care if they take the space shuttle back and forth. Knowing what it's like when "dignitaries" end up on the ground, the traffic disruption and overall agony, I'm all for keeping them in the air and out of the way.

Now, if we could just figure out a way to keep them there..........

This is just wrong!!

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20070201-122225-1157r.htm


I do not care who you are, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green Party, this is wrong. Do congress folks really need planes with catered food and an open bar??? Is this a good, prudent use of our tax dollars??? Can they not travel back and forth on smaller, more efficient planes??? They want us to cut back on the use of fossil fuels yet they will jet across the country in one of these polluters. 1 cross-country trip in a private plane uses more gas and generates more pollution then my 4 cylinder does in 1 year. If you want to get serious about global warming here is a good place to start.

What you do speaks so loudly I can't hear what you say.

07 February 2007

I figured it out.

You can put your e-mail address back in your comments in new blogger (not beta!!). Go to the dashboard and "Edit Profile" The 3rd item down says "Show my email address" Check that and your return e-mail address will show up when you leave a comment. Now we talk again!!!! No more comments going out and getting lost in cyberspace. Yeah!!!!

Is it Wednesday already?????

A lot has happened this week. Unfortunately none of it has been working out. My lower back is really sore. It feels like I've worked it too much (I haven't) and is just sore. Also, my plantar is acting up really bad. I've decided to rest. I'm doing easy things, walking, stretching, etc. No running or swimming or weight training. I also have this weird burning sensation in my outer right hip. It feels like it's at the attachment point of the IT band and since I've had trouble with that IT band before, I'm guessing that's the problem. I could go to the doc but that would take the fun out of self diagnosis :) For my first marathon I had to take 800mg ibuprofen repeatedly just to get through the marathon (luckily years of drinking have destroyed my liver so I'm not worried;).

On the neighbor front ( hereafter referred to as the murdering scum bastard (MSB)), I've spoken to the police and attorney general's office about him. The police are up to something and of course, being police, they won't tell me what's going on. All they say are they are investigating him. On the other hand, the guy at the attorney general's office (Jon) was a wealth of information. First off, Jon was a cop that worked on MSB's murder case so Jon hates the bastard. Second, he is putting the report together to submit to the judge to begin seizing the property. Jon asked me to provide some information to him, which I gladly agreed to, to make this report very , very strong. When I told Jon that MSB was back at the house, he said he would get an order barring him from the property - sweet!!! Jon also told me that the neighbors have been reporting him for 4 years now. Jon said not to worry about him, MSB knows who turned him in and it all started long before I came along. That made me feel much better. Turns out the house belongs to MSB's brother in law and Jon said he was a really nice guy but wouldn't stand up to MSB. Because of his lack of a backbone he's going to lose his house. It is kind of said but if you allow this stuff to happen in your home under your nose you deserve what you get. Okay, enough about that.

There's a lot of stuff going on right now that I don't want to get into here. Suffice it to say I'm in a bit of turmoil. Things are changing and I'm not sure what direction they are going to take. I really feel like I'm at a crossroads and need to decide which way to go. Unfortunately no where on the map does it say, "here be dragons," that would sure help me decide which road to take.

Also, I've been doing a lot of worrying lately. About everything. About nothing. I haven't been sleeping well. I toss and turn till 1 or 2 a.m. then fall into a deep sleep so I can't wake up when the alarm goes off. I need to get things settled down. I hate change and unrest and that's where I'm at right now. UGH!!!!

Okay, that's it. I don't want to come off as whining (I am). I should probably do some work.

04 February 2007

Well, it's been a weekend.

Adjusting to a new animal in the house is never easy. When that animal is a bird that makes a lot of noise and drives one of the other animals crazy, it's even harder. Then add into the mix that the animal is 10 years old, has had 2 previous homes and really wants to go back to last home. It makes for a challenging weekend.

The bird will take time to adjust to a new home. Also, being a Moluccan Cockatoo, she is loud. Luckily it's not constant. She generally gets loudest around 6-6:30 p.m. When she's done she pretty much settles down and gets ready for sleep. But it's an exciting 1/2 hour or so.

On a really bad note, my neighbor has been released from jail. We saw him over there last night. I haven't seen him at all today but he was definitely there last night. We spotted him as we were going out last night. Then when we came home, he was on the street talking to someone and he turned and stared at us as we pulled in. I'm sure he knows it was us that turned him in. I'm not afraid for myself but if he tries anything like with the dogs or something, I'll kill him myself. Of course, if he knows we turned him in he has to know that we're not afraid. If he tries anything I'll immediately call the cops and Hawaii does have a 3 strikes law :)

But, as a preemptive strike, I'm calling the detective tomorrow and reaming them out for announcing on TV that his neighbors turned him in and then releasing him. What is up with that??? Also, the attorney general told me that if a drug bust is made at a house the house is seized. I'm calling him to find out what's up with that, when is this house getting seized. I'm pretty pissed and I'm going to find out what's going on.

Anyway, on my run this morning I was thinking about this sleaze and it was making me angry. I would run too fast then get out of breathe, have to slow down, then think about him and run too fast and get out of breathe..... You get the idea. So my run was not very good. I ended up only doing 20 minutes cause I was getting myself so angry. But then I came home and cleaned house with a vengeance. It's amazing how much mess a bird can make. Anyway, that was my workout today. Not the best but something.

Well, birdie bird has settled down and is perched with one foot up and beak grinding away. I think it's time for me to let her sleep. Since Desperate Housewives isn't on tonight I think I'll go take a bath.

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