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Getting Older

March 22nd, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in reflection

I’ve been thinking a lot about getting older (can’t help it, seeing as how I’m an old married pregnant lady now), and as much as the thought kind of scares me, I’m also excited. These first formative years of adulthood are rather scary: you don’t know exactly who you are and you don’t know exactly what you’re doing or what you’re supposed to be doing. To me, getting older doesn’t simply mean renewing the quest for the fountain of youth, but rather, it means getting wiser, more confident, more carefree, more settled and grounded. It means that I’m not just flying in the wind hoping to catch onto the next leaf of life, but rather I can be settled in the current leaf I’ve landed on. It means being happy with who I am, not comparing myself to anyone else but me, being stable, being grounded, being happy.

I don’t mind getting older. Especially when it comes with so many wonderful things and wonderful people.

Wii Belong Together

March 22nd, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in reflection

This Valentine’s Day and anniversary (they’re only two days apart for Dave and me) was spent just enjoying each other’s company and stalking stores for the Wii console. Heh. About a month later, we actually got it. A lot of women get flowers or even a Rolex Datejust on V-day, but all I really wanted was a Wii. How geeky, huh? So Dave and I decided to invest both of our money into a Wii as a V-day and anniversary present instead of buying each other separate things. Although it took us about two months to actually get our hands on one, we finally did and I gotta tell ya - we’ve been enjoying it ever since!

How did we live without interactive video gaming before this? It makes other video gaming consoles look so old school and feel so dorky. I even got a really good cardio workout the other day with Dave playing Super Mario Olympics. Haha. Swimming and swimming and swimming. Four rounds. Geez. My arms were so sore afterwards. But at least we both felt we were actually getting exercise while having fun. It’s so neat!

Can’t wait till Bean can enjoy it with us. Heh.

Business Ideas

March 21st, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

You can say that we’re in the works to making our own business. With the birth of Baby Bean coming near and dear to us, we have to think about creative ways to make extra money for our little one. While I love what I do and will continue to do this work, it doesn’t make us a lot of money, so like many other families out there, we’re forced to look at another alternative to making money. Having a business is one of those ways. However, getting started can be really difficult, and I don’t look forward to that process at all. Luckily, with Business Cash Advance from Merit Capital Advance, it can be made a little easier and more efficient. They help small businesses get started, and help entrepreneurs (or wannabes, like ourselves) get what they need to own a business. First comes the ideas, then comes the creation.

3-Day Weekends

March 21st, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in gratitude

This is a semi 3-day weekend for me. I look forward to getting Fridays off, though I don’t think today really counts since I have to go and see a kiddo at work. I don’t have to, but I want to and I know he needs it.

With a bit of cleaning, I can just sit down and do paperwork in peace, without having to think of a dirty house or anything like that. I love weekends. It is a respite place in my mind. I hope you all have a good weekend too. Happy Easter and don’t let the bunnies scare ya too much. ;P

Cuff Links

March 21st, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

I remember when my parents used to go out when I was a kid. They’d get all dressed up and I’d watch my dad put on his formal coat and tie and stuff. He’d always put on those weird tie links and cuff links. He had a pair of beautiful Silver Cufflinks that I loved so much too. I remember as a little girl, I’d ask him what they were for, and he said nothing much, but that they were just for decoration. Men’s jewelry, so to speak. I thought that was odd, but so fascinating. Remembering this makes me want to go out and get Dave a pair of some really nice cuff links if we ever go out to any place formal. Maybe I’ll get them from Tateossian’s too. They have some pretty elegant ones there!

Kindred Bellies

March 21st, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in headlines

I can’t help but look at photos of pregnant celebrities. Isn’t that odd? It seems like they’re popping out of nowhere all of a sudden. Everyone in Hollywood is pregnant, it seems. And I try to guess how far along they are by how big their tummy is. Not that I’m an expert or anything, but it’s so fascinating to see. I’m addicted to these photos. Halle Berry’s preggy tummy, Angelina’s, Nicole’s, Jessica’s. Yeah, they all look so beautiful with their big, preggy bellies. It makes me so happy to see them. Heh.

I know, I’m weird. I’m totally nesting and all geeky emotional.

Drug Rehab Works

March 18th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in encompassed

I work with a lot of clients who are severely into drugs, and trying to quit. It’s not so easy when every single part of your life is devastated because of an addiction that is too hard to shake off on your own. Every single day I see the devastation and the trauma that come with having to deal with drug abuse issues and problems. Everything seems to suffer. What’s even worse, in some of these cases, parents end up losing their kids. It’s not easy dealing with this, and judgment is the last thing they need from other people.

After being a drug abuse therapist and helping people get on with their life and kick their addictions, I realize the importance of Drug Rehab, Drug Rehabs are saviors to this human problem. Without access to various treatment programs, such as this program in Malibu, California, so many people would have lost their lives. Not just their physical lives, but their emotional lives, their families, their support networks, their jobs and careers — everything they’ve worked for and lived for. Thank goodness for places like this. In fact, I’m in the process of sending a kiddo of mine at work to a treatment facility so he can kick his drug habit. It works. I’ve seen it myself, especially when the client wants it badly enough.