Saturday, February 5, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 1

Day 1 - A picture of yourself with 15 facts.

Fifteen Facts about me...

  1. I hate having my picture taken.
  2. This picture was taken in August of 2009
  3. I was heading on a special date with the guy I had been seeing and my friend did my makeup and hair.
  4. She is now an ex-friend because she turned out to be a life sucking whack job.
  5. I hate clowns... HATE clowns!
  6. Yes even Ronald McDonald!
  7. I want to bartend again.
  8. I am Irish.
  9. I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, because someone attacked and tried to kill me 10 years ago, but I take meds for it and have it mostly under control.
  10. I hate taking showers.I take them, but I hate them. I think it has something to do with the PTSD  - hey I said it was MOSTLY under control.
  11. I want to learn self defense- Haganah F.I.G.H.T.- so I can kick ass if I ever need too.I mean really kick ass... Like Ziva on NCIS.
  12. I believe in God. Tho I am not super religious (organized religion), I am very spiritual and I live my life based on my belief in God and Karma.
  13. With #12 said, I also curse like a truck driver (sometimes), love a good beer, am pro-choice, Liberal and love a fantastic romp in the sack w/ a sexy ass man. I think that I can be both 12 and 13 with no angst. God told me it was cool with him.
  14. I believe in One Love. Be it between a man and a woman or 2 men or 2 women. Regardless of race, religion or sexuality. We are born loving who we love and should never be judged, or treated as lesser beings,because of it.
  15. I am most proud of the fact that I managed to raise my daughter to believe in # 14 as well.

The 30 day blog challenge... (thank you Shay! xoxo)

So this popped up on my niece Shay's Facebook profile today. The 30 day challenge. I have decided to use it for my blog. Every day a picture, with a brief story on it, based on the list below. I'll still be writing regular blogs but will add these in every day. Gonna go balls to the wall here on this one. No self censoring! So if you're afraid you may see your picture up here... you may be right! My blog, my rules and I don't care who reads it. Time to let it all (well almost all) hang out. 

"Buckle your seat belt darling, it's going to be a bumpy ride!" ~Bette Davis

Friday, February 4, 2011

Come with me as we wander...

There are so many things I want to write about but  can't seem to get them to gel in my mind or on my keyboard so today I will ramble. Think of it as a meandering path thru my thoughts, likes, & needs. It'll be random. It'll be fun! Really! Come on, get off your ass and meander down the path with me. (I'll add lots of pretty pictures for you to look at)

~~I love this ring! Not that I ever plan on getting married again. I mean really why bother? I am 47 and can't have kids. While I do see myself in a committed relationship down the road, I would be happy with just an engagement ring and no wedding. I saw this ring years ago while I was on a trip to New York city with a man I loved. Fabulous man, fabulous trip and then this ring - it was at the Trump Towers I think. Trump something any way - and we had gone in to escape the 5 degree weather that was NYC that January.
I've always wanted an Emerald and being non -traditional this would be the ring I would want. It makes this Irish girls heart sing!

~~Have you all heard about 13 year old Nadin Khoury from Upper Darby, PA? He was beaten up and bullied by 7 bigger, older boys and it was caught on tape. He has spoken out and been so brave to do that. Recently he was on the View and I just fell in love with his strong, brave, little face. Such a horrible thing to have happen and bless him for speaking out about it to help others going thru the same thing. While on the View his hero - Philadelphia Eagles DeSean Jackson and 2 other teammates,Todd Herremans and Jamaal Jackson surprised him by coming out to meet him. Here's the video - grab a tissue! Watch Nadin's little face, so strong then such a child... meeting his hero.

FYI - I have the ad portion disabled, so it takes a little while to load the View segment. and a message comes up that says the ad won't load. Just hang tight and wait - the View segment will play. Thanks for your patience and believe me - it is worth it!

So so proud of My Eagles!! This is what you should use your fame to do!

~~I am a huge NCIS fan. HUGE and I loved the story line that had Gibbs dating Lt Col Mann. On one of the shows, where she thought he was leaving her, she said this line - well a few actually, that just rocked me. Every time I see it it makes want to write it down and i finally found it.
 "Don't say anything. Not that you ever do anyway, but you know what, I am gonna say something. You're making a mistake. You're gonna wake up in a week or a month and you're gonna realise that you threw away something good, and it's gonna be too late. You know, I realise that there are three billion men in the world and they don't all have to want me, but you should want me. The fact that you don't, it just makes me wonder why I ever wanted you in the first place." 

It rings so true in my life - especially over the last several months, while I was trying to get my heart back in one piece after the ending of whatever it was I had with John. In Lt Mann's case, he wasn't leaving her... In my case, he never woke up and realized he was throwing something good away which makes me wonder why I cared... C'est la Vie.

~~This is the our signature drink for the Oscars Beach Weekend we have coming up at the end of February.
Champagne, triple sec, pomegranate juice and fresh raspberries... I'll be doing a blog later on about that tradition. Needless to say it's a weekend filled with friends, fun, food and drinks. Something we've done for over 10 years now and I am counting the days until we are there!

~~Here's what I am drinking now!! (not right now but in general now lol)Bully Hill Winery's Growers Red. It's sweet for a red wine but so so good and it seems to be my wine of choice lately. 
Every time I have a glass I think of my wonderful friends Vern and Jeff. I've known them both forever, Vern first and then, once they started dating, Jeff became a part of the family. Now they are hubbies, in every sense but the legal sense. Jeff lives in New York State so they have introduced me to some fantastic wines from vineyards up that way... Bully Hill and Hazlitt, Here they are...
Just look at those handsome men! They will be with us down at the Oscar's weekend and I can't wait to see them and catch up! MWAH!

~~The kid went out and bought us Big Joe wine glasses. Like on Cougar town... if you haven't seen it here's a little clip that will clue you in

So funny and so worth watching if you aren't watching it yet. Wednesday's at 9:30. Here's what my Big Joe looks like...

~~So we've reached the end of the path and our meandering is done. Just some things that have been on my mind or in my life lately. This winter's been ugly and cold and snowy and icy and I have cabin fever... so of course the mind wanders all over the place. I will leave you with a quote and a dream picture I use to snap me out of my cold weather "where the hells the sun" funks. 

“Live, laugh and love out loud! Who cares what others think if you are happy within yourself! Remember, everyone deserves happiness. You just can't expect to have it handed to you. It's something that you must find for yourself.”~Stacey Charter

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Could you be the ONE that makes the difference?

Can you spare an hour to help this local mom? Please consider attending this donor drive on Saturday to see if you could possibly be a bone marrow match. It's free, quick, and will help Heather Sutton and so many others fighting for their lives. Click on the link for all the information.  For those of you who read my blog but are not in the Pennsylvania area to attend this donor drive, please click on this link Bone Marrow Donation Information to see how you can help in your area. Also please share with friends! Thanks!

Marrow Donor Registry Drive
When: 02/05/2011 at 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
1443 Telegraph Road
West Chester, PA
United States 
Contact: Claudia Roemer
When you join the Be The Match Registry®, you become part of every patient's search for a bone marrow donor. You could be the one to save a life of thousands who wait for a bone marrow donor. Heather's medical team will be utilizing this registry as a part of searching for her bone marrow donor match. 

Heather and Jayson are personally committed to helping "Be The Match ®" grow their registry to help others like themselves. They want to create awareness through their personal story and Journey of Hope. This registry drive is one way for them to do that. The Suttons and Team Heather hope to see you there taking that first step!

Please consider becoming a donor and attending our registry drive! Go to the "Become a Donor" page for more information. It only takes a few minutes to get registered! There is no cost to register or donate. Donations are welcomed.

And here's a big dose of inspiration for you. One person can make a difference, could you be the ONE??