Friday, November 19, 2010
Finishing up my sewing and getting ready to hit the bed in an hour or so. Beach bound tomorrow and the internet signal down there is spotty at best.I have to piggy back or borrow time on someone else's open line so I may not be posting a blog until Monday night.
The time i actually get a signal will probably be used building "the baby". So have a fantastic weekend all and make the most of it. I know I will! ~S
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Oh it is late and I should so be in bed but I am trying to stick to my blog schedule and i realize I haven't written anything since Monday Night so here it is 1:17 am and I am slightly , mildly buzzed and I am writing my blog. Hmmm. What random things can I discuss tonight that I will regret in the morning. LOL very few things experienced in my life, buzzed at night, have been regretted in the morning. What can I say, I make great late night buzzed decisions.
So got the hair did and my girl Kelly McMahon at Hair Cuttery in West Goshen hooked it up. Something about a fabulous new sexy haircut that makes a woman feel fabulous. I hated my hair - very MOM like.... and I needed a sexy new flirty cut. Lots of layers etc. She did a fantastic job and I LOVE IT! Tho of course i haven't done it myself yet so hopefully I can pull off the look on my own.
Heard from a friend tonight who's far away and I miss him. It was nice to hear his voice! Would have been better to see him in the flesh... so to speak... but alas not to be.
Looking forward so much to going away to the beach this weekend. No kid, no dog (tho i love them both) and 4 days to simply be. To write, to think, to breathe. I need it. I deserve it... and it's the beach so of course I crave it. Hoping my girl Tami stops down for the night - do some adult art therapy (aka jigsaw puzzles and coloring books) drink some wine. It's the little things. Spending some time with mom and dad which is always a great thing.
Also YAY ME - celebrated the new website tonight - www.thisismedamnit.com. Wow - I am still a bit blown away about the realness of it. Dealing with the building of it, the SEO words to make it show up on google and yahoo search engines. But that's part of what I used to do at my last job so I have a bit of an idea of how to make it work. I am lucky to have some fantastic and supportive friends. Friends who believe in me and say woohoo! BUT... Still get the looks and the "Really's?" and WTF's?? from people in my life who have no idea what I have been doing., I like to see the surprise in their eyes, and the doubt. The doubt fuels me. Yep I am writing a book... surprise. Yep, got a website... and building it myself - imagine that. I love it. It's almost like a challenge from the doubters, to prove them wrong. But then I don't spend too much energy worrying about that. I know what I can do. I know what I have lived thru, survived in my life. And yet I still thrive. So yeah, I don't worry about the doubters. They will be the ones who say 'Hey give me a book for free. I don't want to buy it... I was behind you all along'. Sure okay.
And speaking of surviving - Out for happy hour tonight - which is an unusual occurrence. I usually head out after 8. I like to do it every now and then so I can catch up with the regulars at the Stone. Such great people... and who shows up while I am riding high on my fabulous hair and my brand new baby ...I mean website but the EVIL ONE. Yes THAT evil one. You know the guy that tried to kill me and then stalked me for a year... The one I hid from for 3 years...yeah, I guess he randomly stops into the Blarney and tonight was one of his nights. But you know what? I didn't panic. My heart didn't race (well a little but not a lot). I didn't have an anxiety attack... in fact I didn't even tell anyone. I sat in my seat and laughed at jokes and talked across the bar. And then my phone rang - my far away friend I mentioned above. And I went outside to talk to him, oblivious to the asshole in the bar. And who folllows me out but said evil asshole. But guess what? I pretended to ignore him and I talked to my friend. And as I hung up and went to walk inside I saw him heading towards me. No one else there, just me and the guy who tried to kill me... and I hung up my cell and opened the door and walked inside. And I never saw the evil one again. I guess he left...
But I didn't care, because I had my friends and my book and my website and my fabulous hair. And the song in my head that kept playing ... ♫ ain't nothing gonna break my stride, ain't nothing gonna slow me down....♫
Monday, November 15, 2010
“The key to change... is to let go of fear.”~Rosanne Cash
Soooo I changed the blog background etc. You likey? Time to try on something new. It doesn't make my butt look big does it? My old set up was messing up the videos and had a lot of empty space so I wanted to widen things up.
Also, on Wednesday... you ready for this? I am buying my domain name for the book website! WOOHOO!!! I spent some time doing research this weekend and found the webhost AND my domain name is available. I will be going DOT COM baby!!! Very exciting!
This of course means that I have to stick with the name of the book I have chosen which is so friggin final but okay too. I haven't thought about calling it anything else in the past 9 months so I guess the name will stick.
Now I have to decide if I should move everything over to the dot-com site or keep it totally separate for the book. That's a whole other decision I am not prepared to make right now LOL. God forbid I over tax myself.
I am also going to buy staceygatescharter.com as well. Not sure what I am doing with that one yet. And in case you were wondering, umm no, I did not win the lottery. My webhost (as most web hosts are) is extremely affordable. Like, $3.50 a month affordable. which is what...$42.00 bucks a year. Or $84.00 a year for both sites. It will be my Christmas present to myself! I am going with one of the top 10 web hosts available and am very excited! I will tell more about the host and the domain name once the deal is done... Promise!
Hey what can I say I'm Irish and don't want to jinx anything. We are a superstitious group.
That means I will have 2 websites, this blog (if i don't convert it over), my personal Facebook page and my Spread the Positivity Now Facebook page. WHEW!! It also means this weekend coming up will be full of website design and writing. Which is a great thing since I will be heading to the beach from Friday thru Monday. Then with a little luck I will also be at the beach for the weekend after Thanksgiving as well.
So the times, they are a changin' and it's a wonderful thing!!
“Change is the essence of life.Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.” ~Unknown
...and that quote just about says it all, doesn't it?