Do you ever wonder why people get headaches? I believe it is because we think too much. When your mind races and you can’t shut it down. Your brain is an amazing thing it can take one tiny piece of information and turn it into a complete life meltdown. We have all done this, don’t try to deny it. So, I will leave you with a simple quote. If we could all get this basic concept, do you think we could eliminate headaches? Maybe not, but I do think there would be a lot less drama in the world. We would no longer need Maury Povich. Sorry, Maury!!!
Today is a gloomy, snowy and cold day outside. Often when the weather is like this, I tend to find myself a bit sluggish and not full of my usual spunk. I just ran across this quote and thought it was perfect for today. Despite the circumstances around you, you are in control of how you feel. Maybe this weather just means I am destined to go make some snow angels.
I AM IN
OF HOW I
TODAY I AM
This was a wonderful weekend. Kevin came in from Phoenix, so we could spend some much needed time together. He flew in Thursday night and we ended up grabbing a late bite to eat at Fat Sullys, on Colfax. There is nothing better than a ice cold beer and a slice of NY style pizza. It’s hard to go wrong with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. Besides, did I mention the slices are as big as a football. Not even kidding, it’s the best bargain dinner in town, $3 a slice. Go and check it out. Then Saturday we got a hotel room in downtown Denver at the Magnolia. It’s a historic, retro looking building, within walking distance to everything. We ended up getting a suite for $138, thanks Kayak.com! Then we got dressed up, I’m talking a dress and heels, a far cry from my daily scrubs I’m used to wearing and walked around the 16th St mall. Lemon drop martini’s, filet mignon sliders and creamy Gouda/jalapeno mac&cheese, oh yes, it was a night of indulgence, where calories and fat had no meaning. Then, Saturday night we went to party with some friends where the theme was keg beer and lawn games. I have to say I played a few mean games of Baggo. Yes, 35 year olds can be entertained for hours with throwing bean bags into a hole cut into a piece of plywood. Overall, it was an amazing weekend of spending time with my favorite guy, Kevin, enjoying the company of good friends and remembering to take in every moment. I am truly blessed.
Have you ever felt that making a big change in your life, can re-spark your excitement for life? I feel like moving to Colorado, starting a new job and doing this blog has awakened some new enthusiasm in me about life. Now considering I have exchanged the Arizona sound of the weatherman saying, “haboob” on the TV, for the Colorado sound of crackling wood in the fireplace may have something to do with it. Just saying. No more dust storms the size of Miami for me thank you very much. So, if you have ever been afraid to do something new or drastic, don’t be. It could be the thing that changes your life into something you have always wanted.
“The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.”
It’s not what you say or do that people remember, it is how you made them feel.
~ unknown ~
| This is my dog, Biza, the day we picked her up as a puppy in California. Too cute for words, she makes me smile everyday, even 5 years later.
Yesterday I went for the most beautiful drive through the mountains. There is nothing like winding mountain roads and the fall colors in the trees to make you feel alive. Thanks Colorado for being so beautiful.
Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
Sometimes it is such a simple thing that can bring a smile to my face. If you have been following me then you know I have been living in Denver with a friend, until my husband moves from Phoenix next month. So, I flew into Phoenix last night for a quick visit. I woke this morning and had the most wonderful cup of coffee. My favorite coffee, in one of my favorite coffee mugs with my hubby. Who needs diamonds, cars and all
of that, this one cup of coffee made me oh so happy!!!!!
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
As I begin my new job today, I think to myself how easy life can fall into place once you make your intention clear. Life is yours to do what you chose with, so go ahead start taking charge of it.
“It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.”
|Ko Phi Phi, Thailand.
Sometimes, just when you think you have life figured out, that’s the moment you get run over by a train. I’m sure everyone out there has experienced a moment of this in their own life. So, what this has taught me is to live life with out expectations. Learning to live for the moment and take it all in. When you stop planning out your whole life, you open yourself up to endless possibilities.
“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.”
|Bolivia, South America
“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~
Well as my husband and I spent our last day in Phoenix, we figured what better way to celebrate than to have some great Mexican food. We decided on a cute little restaurant, Aunt Chiladas. It was built in the 1890′s as a supply depot and general store. Now it serves as a one of a kind, great Mexican restaurant.
Hands down, my favorite dish there is El Pollo Fundido. It is a smothered chimichanga stuffed with chicken and then covered in jalapeno cream cheese sauce. Deelish!!!! My mouth is watering just remembering it. And what better way to top it off than with a fresh squeezed margarita.
Now, as I say goodbye to Phoenix, I’ll tell you the rest of my adventure. It started at 4:45 am and progressed into a 900 mile, 13 hour epic drive. Can I just say no matter how “cush” your car seats are, after 13 hours my butt, neck and back felt like I had been involved in 100 rounds of boxing. Painful. But, the adventure did come to an end and when I finally saw this sign I cracked a giant smile and said to myself, “I’m home.”