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Goodbye Today

October 27th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in visualization

Today I had a hard day. Hard days are all in the mind, I believe, but still, I couldn’t shake it off. I suppose it has to come and go. It makes us appreciate the good days even more. It didn’t start out as a hard day, or a bad day. It started out as any other day would’ve. Woke up to a cheerful baby, had a bit of time to myself, etc. etc. I won’t go into the details as to why it was a hard day, but I was emotionally drained and physically exhausted by the end of it. I’m ready for bed. I’m ready for this day to end, and I’m ready for tomorrow to begin.

Tomorrow will be better. I will appreciate it that much more because today was so hard.

Books and Reading

October 26th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in gratitude

I’m not entirely sure how I managed this, but I’m just glad that I have. I’ve been able to read almost every night now, even with an infant in my hands. I, of course, have many things to thank for this. One is having a husband who can stay at home and help me out so it’s not so overwhelming taking care of a newborn by myself. I’m spoiled that way. Two is that our little Lily Bean has been sleeping through the night since 5 weeks old, so I’m spoiled in that way as well. All this added together has left me a bit of time to enjoy some books during her nap times and sleep times. Every night I’m able to curl into bed with my bedside lamp on and read a few pages before drifting off into another 8-hour sleep before she wakes up in the morning. It’s really nice. And even on some mornings, when she is taking her scheduled and predictable morning nap, sometimes I have the time to read again. This has allowed me to read about one or two books a week (which is GREAT considering I haven’t been able to do this for a couple years now). I’m finally able to go through all the new books on our bookshelves that I keep buying yet never have the time to actually read.

It’s simple. I am grateful for books and reading.

Online Education

October 25th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in headlines

Back in the day when online schooling first became available, it was criticized for being under-rated and not as valuable. However, it is amazing how much times have changed since this first became available. Now, I know so many people who are choosing to get their degrees online. One of my more brilliant colleagues in my last job got her degree from afar — and she chose to do it online. She received her Master’s degree while living and working in another country, and it is just as valid and just as valuable as it would have been should she have gone to a physical university. Online Degrees are just as good these days, and what’s more, they are more inexpensive and they cater to the student’s individual needs, such as time, money, location, and space. Gone are the days when we have to physically apply to schools. Here are the days when education is made easier, and we have more choices than we ever did before. If online schooling is the thing for you, check out Edvisors.com.

Needs Vs. Wants

October 25th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in received

Simplicity is the name of the game. Every time I think I “need” something, like a quick shopping spree or a new coat or a new hat or a new pair of shoes, I remind myself that everything I need I already have. It is a matter of wanting what you need, not needing what you want. I don’t remember who said that, but it’s so true. If I had “needed” something before now and don’t have it yet, then I really don’t need it because otherwise I would have had to already have it. Heh. What a tongue twister. And it makes you think too.

We’re in short supply of money right now, so rather than stressing about it, I have come to the conclusion that I can re-assess what I “need” versus what I “want.” And the more I assess, the more I realize that everything I’ve ever needed is already within my grasp, and everything I already wanted I can touch and kiss and hold. In fact, two of them are still sleeping in their beds. Heh.

Car A/C

October 25th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in headlines

It’s hard to think of summer now that fall is here and the weather is getting cooler. We had a good summer run while it lasted, and the sun was out for most of the summer months. Now is a good time, though, to think about next summer and how we can prepare for it. If you’re using air conditioning in your car in the summer, you may want to upgrade with an a/c compressor. Now, Discount AC Parts offer all types of a/c upgrades for all types of models, including Chevrolet AC Compressor for your Chevrolet vehicle. I don’t personally use the a/c too often in my car, but sometimes, when I’m really desperate and sweating bullets while driving, I’ll turn it up. Would be good to know that it’s upgraded, safe, and reliable. Go check the site out to see what is offered for your model!

The Upcoming Day

October 25th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in visualization

If the weather permits, we’re going to take Lily Bean out to the park and take some autumn baby and family photos together. I’ve got her autumn outfit all ready and I am just so excited! I can already picture how these photos will turn out, and how she will look in her outfit and her cute little wool hat. It’s about time we have a decent family photo since she was born. We don’t want to spend the money for studio shots (money is very tight right now), so we’re going to try to do it ourselves. It will be fun! I hope it won’t be too cold, or we’ll have to postpone it or make it short. I don’t want her to freeze to death while I try to get some good shots in!

And then we’re going to Nana Sylv’s house afterwards. Mostly to do some needed laundry while our dryer is waiting to be fixed, but also to see Nana Sylv in her own environment so she can hang out with Lily Bean at her house instead of always at ours. Good to get the Lily used to being at Nana’s house.

Will be a good weekend.

Power Steering

October 23rd, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in headlines

With our new van, we were able to get power steering and a power steering rack, which makes it easier to control the car and make it even safer to drive. The fact of the matter is, it takes care of our car and lets it run for longer periods of time, so that we can keep it maintained and in safe, driving condition. I don’t believe I’ve ever owned a car with power steering before, and I now know that it’s almost necessary. With Power Steering Pros, you can get your car hooked up and pimped out with this stuff!