Friday, July 26, 2013

The epitome of lazy.

I have a severe case of the lazies today.

And it's not like I've been rushing around, busy for weeks and just needed a break. Nope.  I've been on summer vacation for a while now, and I'm just EXTRA lazy today.  I actually crawled back into bed to rest.  REST.  To rest from what?  All my resting?

It's not like I haven't been doing things.

Things I've accomplished or wanted to accomplish this summer.


  • I wanted to read. A lot.  And I have!  I read The Help, The Book Thief, Night...and I'm reading The Things They Carried.  My list is super long, so I have a bit left to go!
  • I'm not teaching drama this year, so I needed to move rooms. Check!  And it was lots of work! Heavy lifting! Sorting! Building IKEA bookshelves (Thanks mom and dad!)!
  • I'm all caught up on laundry today, so there's that...
And that's about it for accomplishments.

I still have time, yes.  But many things I want/need to get done.

  • I had big plans on organizing my classroom.  This can still happen.
  • Organizing my house?  Maybe next year. Maybe.
  • I wanted to lose 10 pounds this summer.  Or more! Guess how much I've lost??? Guess? NONE.  Not one flipping pound.  I suppose in the four weeks of summer vacation I have left, I could lose 4 pounds.
  • I was going to turn into a good blogger.
  • I wanted to teach myself piano.
  • I wanted to write songs again.
  • I wanted to write, take pictures, become a better person...
So many things...so much time wasted.
We have been running, though. Not as much as I hoped, but the heat wave last week kind of knocked my socks off.
We are doing the Warrior Dash again this weekend. I'm not entirely sure what I was thinking when I decided that was a good idea again. Hopefully it's just as fun as last year?
We also signed up for a half marathon. Oh my.

So there's that.

When I'm working, I'm totally not lazy at work.  I'm busy all the time, always doing something, so I think that's why when I slow down in the summer, it's basically a STOP.  Any other teachers experience this?  I mean, I do school-type things at home, etc, but I'm definitely moving at a snail's pace for any and everything.  I just kind of shut off for a bit.

What have you done/not done this summer?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Taking care of myself

I still haven't figured it out.

I take care of my skin.  I always use lotion, eye rollers, creams.  I wash my face in the morning and before I go to bed.
I use sunscreen daily (on my face, anyway), and on my legs, arms and chest when I run.

But do I really take care of myself on the inside, mentally and physically?
I've been under so much stress lately.  My stomach feels sick all the time. ALL.  I have a little stress ball in my stomach on the regular.  I'm anxious and agitated constantly.  

Stress and colder weather make me want to eat poorly, so I do. I crave junk food.  Typically, I start out in the morning okay...with a yogurt (if I remember to eat or make time to...issue number 1!). 
But it's downhill from there. If I'm at work from around 7:00 AM (typical, or even a bit earlier) and I have to stay later than 5:00 PM (it happens more often than I'd like to admit...and yet, teachers have such bad reps!), I will want to hit up the vending machine.  Usually doritos, cheetos, or cheez-its. So bad.  I need salty snacks!  It's my craving.  If people have a candy jar and I have to walk past it?  Look out.
I only bring a sandwich (turkey on wheat with a slice of reduced fat cheese), an apple or other fruit, and triscuts.  Should I have more with me?  Even if I do, I guess, it's to the vending machine I go.

I gain and lose the same 6 or so pounds every year. I try to lose it in the summer because I hate the way I look, and I do okay until the week of the first show, and then I stop working out and eat everything that's not nailed down (only if it's terribly processed).

The thing is, I know it's bad for me, but I can't seem to stop!

When I get home from work, I'm too tired to work out, so I don't...knowing full well that if I just DID IT, I would feel so much better.  But I don't.
I do run on occasion. I often start out the week well.  I'm the slowest runner you'll ever meet, but I do it.  Today, we didn't run because B has a sinus infection.  I could still (and I may go at least walk on the treadmill).  I'm too afraid to run alone.  I won't have time Tuesday, so I'm sure I'll just throw in the towel for the week.  I want to look good for our vacation coming up, but more importantly, I want to feel good. I want to feel good about myself like I did when I was 110...even 120!  I'd have to lose 6 pounds just to get to 125. (That's the 6 pounds I gain and lose each year).  I know it doesn't even seem like that much weight, but to me, it is.  If I gained 6 pounds each year and didn't lose?  That's so bad for my health.  (Also, this has nothing to do with others. This is just about me.)

I want to feel good about myself.  I REALLY want to be healthy and take care of myself.  But how?  I don't have a fridge close to my classroom, and drinking enough water daily means I'm doing the potty dance halfway through class each class!  On days like Tuesday, when I have a meeting at 7:00 AM, another meeting after school, and then awards night at 7:00 PM (until around 9:00 PM), I can't go home and make dinner and relax and eat well.  I'll be stressed all day. I'll make poor choices.
I'm not trying to make excuses.  People do it all the time. They eat well. They make time for themselves.
I just don't know how or where to start.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

This is me. In a nutshell. I'm a pretty big nut.


  • I am not profound, nor am I as smart as I hope to be.
  • Often, I feel I will need a dictionary next to me to read your book. Or understand you. Or anything.
  • My brother is a genius. I've spent my life trying to catch up.
  • I don't remember nearly as much as I want to. Mostly because I just don't care that much about things that I know truly aren't that important.
  • I crave appreciation for my efforts, even if I screw up 95% of the time. Damn it, I TRY. And I try hard.
  • A simple thank you or any show of gratitude if so much appreciated. So much.
  • I fancy myself a writer, but I doubt I'll ever be published.
  • I fancy myself an actress, though I doubt I'll ever perform on stage again.
  • I fancy myself a singer, but see above.
  • My dreams have fallen by the wayside for consistency.  Probably not stability, because Education is definitely not stable.
  • I want to be a writer, singer, performer. (See above)
  • My cat Steve appreciates me more than most humans will. But it's probably just because I feed him and let him sleep in my lap.
  • I don't think I'll ever figure out how other people NOT doing things (anything) is MY fault.  You can lead a horse to water...
  • The more I have to do, the worse I am at doing it.
  • The more I see people living their dreams, the more I see mine slipping away.
  • Shoes and clothes (and make up. and nail polish) are my weakness. But I'm not shallow.
  • I care too much (even though my favorite thing to say to people is, "Ask me if I care. No. Really. Ask me."
  • I love reading, but I never have time. On my list? Finish "I Was Told There'd be Cake" Start "Dust to Dust."
  • Napping is one of my favorite things ever. EVER. A nap can make most things better. Especially when taken with cats.
  • Any military homecoming video makes me cry. Especially one with animals.
  • I'm 33 and I STILL don't know if I want kids.
  • I'm pretty selfish. (See the naps bullet)
  • It doesn't matter what time I go to bed. If allowed, I will sleep until 9:00 AM. Over spring break, I slept for 10 hours a night...and took a nap almost every day. Sleep and me? BFFs.
  • I would be an excellent personal shopper.
  • Or buyer.
  • Target? I'm looking at you. 
  • I love editing papers. Can I edit books from home?
  • My to-do list takes up an entire legal pad page. And that's just the things I remember.
  • My mom's goal is to organize me this summer. She has ordered me 12 green packing crates. 
  • I hope it works.
  • Beach vacations are the way to go.  I love learning, but I love drinking relaxing more.
  • I think I would be an excellent stand-in on a movie set.
  • I HATE my nose. HATE.
  • But I pretend I'm okay with it, and then have to pretend more when others cross a line because I pretend to be okay with it.
  • I am horribly un-photogenic.
  • I'm pretty sure I'll never be happy with how I look. (Vanity.)
  • I have BIG dreams/plans, but a much bigger reality button. BIG.
  • I give my cat cranberry pills twice a day and wet food with powder capsules every day to keep bladder infections at bay. I can't stand thinking of him sitting at the vet for days in a cage, so I treat him myself. He's playing again :). And totally worth it.
  • I pretty much never fit in.
  • I don't have an iPhone.
  • Or an iPad.
  • I do, however, have an iPod (Thanks to my husband). :)
  • Most of the music I "like" now has been heard on commercials first.
  • I LOVE running even though I'm terribly slow.
  • I'm not competitive. Not even with myself.
I suppose that's enough for now!
Happy almost Wednesday!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Scotch Scotch Scotch. I love Scotch.

I really don't. But that's what popped into my head as a title, so we'll just go with it.
I do love Anchorman, though. :)
Here is another list post for you. I can't promise any pictures, because I haven't taken any. Oops.  Boring blogger am I.


  • This week I have something to do every day after school (well, work. I teach, so school=work).
  • This does not include grading papers or anything.
  • I have practice for a talent competition (I'm not in it, my students are).
  • Drama tryouts Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
  • My brother's birthday is Wednesday (Happy Birthday, Aaron! I know you don't read this!)
  • The talent competition is Thursday. An hour away from my school. Other schools are dropping like flies, so there are only 10 competitors now. 8 get to go in the traveling show.
  • I'm going to a baby shower on Saturday.
  • I had a migraine all day Saturday.  It continued into this morning, but appears to be gone now. I'm trying not to move my head so it doesn't come back (crazy? yes. but it hurts).
  • I'm already tired and it's only Sunday.
  • The good news is I ordered not one but TWO pairs of Chuck Taylors. I'm so excited!

I ordered these mint ones from UO and grey ones from Kohls.  I hope they fit. 
:)

I can't figure out how to post the picture, and let's be fair...I'm just too lazy. :)

  • It's so sunny here today, I can barely stand it (in a good way). 
  • It has rain EVERY day since last Sunday. Poured.  I haven't seen the sun in a week.
  • It's supposed to rain all this week, too.
  • It's only 35 degrees right now.  I want to run outside (because today is the only day we can due to the cold, rainy weather)...I'm going to wait til it reaches the high of 47 to do so.
  • Anyone else still experiencing winter? I'm so jealous of everyone who has temps above 40 right now.  
  • I'm feeling a bit desperate. :)

Anything fun going on with you guys this week? I hope you get to relax more than me.
Enough whining! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Back to the grind..

...at least for about 9 more weeks! Then it's summer break!
Not that you'd know from the weather we've been having.
It still says flurries in the forecast for later in the week...I still have hopes that it will warm up.  I'm about ready to lose my mind.

This will be a random post all about things on my mind lately! :)


  • I did my hair "natural" today.
  • This means I didn't straighten it--I scrunched it with this:
I got mine at Ulta.  So far, so good. I like it, and I'm able to be lazy with my hair. Win/Win.



  • I finally got to run outside again today. It was still freezing, but not as bad as it has been.  
  • I hate bundling up to run.
  • I'm jealous of all of you that don't ever have to.
  • I'm VERY slow.
  • I have no internal drive to be faster.
  • I'm absolutely not competitive.
  • I need new running shoes.  Any favorites?
  • I'm tired of being a worrier. 
  • I worry about things I cannot possibly change...mostly because other people worry about said things.
  • Silly things that will probably change anyway.
  • I don't like when people who do not understand things make the rules.
  • I have SO much to do when I get back to work.
  • I'm just going to get to as much as I can each day and not stress about it. Nothing is pressing and HAS to be done immediately, so I'll get to everything when I get to it.
  • I'm excited to paint my nails and toenails! 
  • We can finally wear sandals again at work (I'm aware it's still freezing...I don't care as long as I don't have to wear tights)
  • This is the color I'm going to paint my toenails:
It's China Glaze Flying Dragon :).




  • Finger nails:
China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

Both images from Amazon :).
I purchased mine at Ulta.

Okay, well, I'm starving, and you're probably bored.
Time for grocery shopping!
Have a great week!

Gretchen


Friday, March 29, 2013

Nail Files--Neon!

The Nail Files Link Up



I was feeling the need for bright and springy this week, so when my mom and I went shopping (Ulta, obviously), I was excited to see this neon pink! :)  (So much so, that I made my husband go back with me yesterday to get more...this time, China Glaze!)


This is Orly Oh Cabana Boy! :)  I LOVE it and the picture doesn't do it justice...it's a great neon pink :).

Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

Don't forget to link up!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Nail Files--Spring Colors!

The Nail Files Link Up

This week I needed some spring colors, so I went with two Sally Hansen shades: Coral Reef and Deep Purple as my accent nail.  I know all eight year olds will be jealous. ;)

Don't forget to link up, even if you're late (again) like me!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Nail Files...Late again! :)

The Nail Files Link Up

I'm a day late! Sorry! :)  
I typically paint my nails Sunday night for the week, but this week we had Monday off, so I painted them then :).
Zoya doesn't disappoint! :)  (But my polish application does! :).


This is Zoya's Noot (a Greenish grey?) and Essie's Beyond Cozy as an accent nail.

I'm craving bright and springy colors again, so who knows what color this week will bring! :)

Don't forget to link up! (Even though I'm late!)


Monday, February 18, 2013

Today...

Today I...

Ran almost two miles on the treadmill (and did almost 5 on the bike!)
Graded 14 outside reading papers
Made a banana oatmeal smoothie (that B liked!)
Made chicken/veggie stir fry (and now I'm hungry again!)
Only ate one thing that's not super healthy (organic graham cracker bunnies from Target)
Did four loads of laundry
Will paint my nails
(well, we) Decided that we want to go to Punta Cana for vacation! I cannot wait!


Yesterday I...

Got my family to go back to school with me and paint set for two hours!
Relaxed and caught up on some DVR shows
Found out my Cougar Town episodes haven't been taping (it's on past my bed time...boo!)

Saturday I...

Went to dinner with Bryan and his family for his dad's 70th Birthday!
Picked up a cake for said birthday (it was delicious, and thank you momma for the idea!)
Went shopping with my momma (she bought me two cardigans from JC Penny! Thanks, Mom!)
Bought two new CDs...The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men

This week I will...

Grade 34 research papers
Hold a cappella auditions for a talent competition in April
Have four after school drama rehearsals
PLAN PLAN PLAN for third tri (I've already started this!)
Get the music for the musical!

Eventually I...

Will teach myself piano
Practice singing/guitar
Write more often
Read more often
Stress less
Worry less
Not be angry about things I cannot control
Care more about the things I want to care about, not things I'm told are important

What will you do this week? :)

ETA--I think I'm addicted to Pinterest. Is there a 12 step program for this? :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Nail files! 2/15/13

The Nail Files Link Up

I have no good pictures of my nails this week! Epic fail on my part. I painted them Sunday night, and by the time I thought of it, they were too chipped to bother.
The color is great, though! It's Maura by Zoya :).

Nail Polish-Maura Lg

http://www.zoya.com/content/38/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Maura.html

This picture doesn't do it justice!  It's the perfect orangey-red and it was lovely for Valentine's Day!  

Don't forget to link up!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Green Monsters! And awesome purses :)

Today, we made Green Monster Smoothies! :)


This is what we did (and you can add anything you want, really!)
2-3 handfuls of spinach (washed)
1 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 cup yogurt (I used 0% chobani vanilla Greek yogurt)
1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 sliced banana (some say frozen, mine wasn't)
1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder (I couldn't really taste it, so I may add more)
1 tablespoon flaxseed ground ( I bought the seeds...that was a disaster!)
a few ice cubes to make it cold
I read that you should put the spinach on the bottom and the heavier items on top, so they don't fly around the blender and stick to the sides. That amount made the two glasses. I may add some cinnamon next time and more cocoa powder) Pinterest has a lot of great recipes, too, which fruit, etc 

That was what we did (and also the message I've sent people on facebook after they asked about them!)

This is what they looked like:


They were pretty tasty. I was impressed!

I'm going to try to make them the night before, and then eat them (drink them?) for breakfast. I don't have a lot of time in the morning, because I leave so early (and let's face it, I'm not exactly fully functioning that early!).

I got my new Target purses in the mail on Friday.  I took pictures.





I'm using the blue one now, and saving the mint one for when the weather is a bit nicer.  The blue one is HUGE. I love giant purses.

We also made breakfast for dinner (sorry, no pictures) and set off the smoke alarms! Because we rule.

Happy Sunday!






Friday, February 8, 2013

Snow Day Nail Files!

The Nail Files Link Up

Happy Friday/Nail Files Day! Don't forget to link up! :)

This week I had spring fever...so I decided to go with a bright color!


This is Essie's Tart Deco...it didn't translate as well in my picture (probably because I'm terrible at taking pictures and it's a phone picture...), but it's a great coral and it's long-lasting :).

I've been getting pretty spoiled...we had a snow day last Monday, and another today! Thanks, Nemo! :)

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Zoya Love!

I ordered four new Zoya polishes a while ago (they had a great promotion going on) and they arrived in the mail yesterday!

They are Jules, Noot, Paris, and Chyna (the pixie dust one!).

I really like them, and I cannot decide what color to go with this week...so I tested them out (no base coat, no top coat).


My other issue is...I'm so OVER winter...I almost want to go with a bright, springy color!  It feels a bit early to be trying that though, as this week the temps are in the 20s...all week.  It feels like I would just be fooling myself and when it didn't get warmer for a least a month (March is typically in the 40s with some snow storms, etc), I would not be too happy about it! 

I am excited for March so we can maybe start running outside again. This weather makes me want to hibernate!

I just ordered two new purses (and The Help for the book club!).  They are in bright, springy colors:

Merona® Solid Satchel - Blue

http://www.target.com/p/merona-solid-satchel-blue/-/A-14249727

Merona® Crossbody Handbag - Mint

http://www.target.com/p/merona-crossbody-handbag-mint/-/A-14280724

I know I said I wouldn't shop on Target.com again, but I'm giving them another chance!  (And nothing I ordered is on back order, so hopefully that helps!)

I have been reading Gone Girl (for said book club) and it is CRAZY!  I stayed up until 1:00 AM reading and finally had to go to sleep.  Wow. That will give you crazy dreams!

Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? I really don't watch (I enjoy the snacks and the commercials), but I want the 49ers to win!  Trenton Robinson is from my hometown! :) Whoo!

OH! I also won one of Christina's giveaways!  I got three eos lip balms, and I LOVE them!  She sent the sweetest note along with them and has the cutest blog!  Go check her out! :)



Well, I'm off to finish laundry, work out, and grade some papers! The life of a teacher! ;)

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Nail Files 2/1/13

The Nail Files Link Up


This is Recycle by China Glaze. I love a good grey, and this one fits the bill.  I almost went with Grey Area by Sally Hansen, but I decided on this. Another good wear...I painted my nails on Sunday (as seen here), and it's lasted the whole week with just some tip wear.  I love a good covering and long-lasting polish.

Don't forget to link up! :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Nail Files--a day late :)

The Nail Files Link Up


This is Essie's Head Mistress! :)  It really is a great color. I painted my nails Sunday night (as seen here) and  today they have minimal wear and no chips. Sometimes you just luck out with a polish, and this is one of those times. It's a great color! :)
(Again, sorry for the crappy phone photo!)


Monday, January 21, 2013

All of my nail polishes!


Photographer I am not.  But (obviously) I LOVE nail polish!  I paint my nails about once a week. I can't afford to get them done each week, nor do I have the time! :)  I love finding new colors to add to my collection...and sometimes buy without checking to see if I already own a color that's pretty close (Essie pinks, I'm talking to you!)  
So, here are the brands and names for each of my polishes!



White--Orly: Day Glow
Black--Sally Hansen: Black Out




 Corals/Oranges: (Upper Right)
Zoya: Gretchen (Not the prettiest color, but it's got my name!)
Essie: Tart Deco
Cover Girl: Candy Corn
Sally Hansen: Sun Kissed
LA Colors: Orange
Sally Hansen: Coral Reef

Pinks:
Essie: Fiji
China Glaze: Go Go Pink
OPI: Cha-Ching Cherry
OPI: Animal-istic
China Glaze: Raspberry Festival
OPI: Conquistadorable
Essie: Head Mistress
Essie: Plumberry
Essie: Recessionista
LA Colors: Pink



Greens:
LA Colors: Green
Sally Hansen: Ivy League
Sally Hansen: Mint Sorbet
Essie: Sew Psyched
Essie Mojito Madness
China Glaze: Paper Chasing





Purples:
Sally Hansen: Deep Purple
LA Colors: Purple
OPI: William Tell Me About OPI
Essie: Nice is Nice
Zoya: Yasmeen
OPI: Lincoln Park After Dark
Butter London: No More Waity, Katie (Is this more of a blue?)

Greys/Blues
LA Colors: Grey
Sally Hansen: Grey Area
OPI: Brand New Skates
Essie: Mint Candy Apple (Greens???)
Avon: Aqua Fantasy
LA Colors: Blue
Sally Hansen: Marine Scene
OPI: Give Me the Moon
China Glaze: Recycle
Zoya: Caitlyn
Essie: Lapis of Luxury
Esse: Bobbing for Baubles
Essie: No More Film
OPI: Light My Sapphire



 Yellows/Golds/Browns
LA Colors: Yellow
China Glaze: Lemon Pez
Revlon: Copper Penny
China Glaze: Jingle Bells
Butter London: Wallis (Greenish Gold?)
OPI: Warm and Fozzie
Essie: Sand Tropez
OPI: You Don't Know Jacques
OPI: Get in the Expresso Lane





Sparkles!:
China Glaze: Mrs. Claus
Essie: Beyond Cozy
Essie: As Gold as it Gets
OPI: Party Hearty
OPI: Gettin' Miss Piggy with it




Reds:
Zoya: Maura
Butter London: Knees Up
OPI: An Affair in Red Square
China Glaze: Ruby Slippers
OPI: Got the Blues for Red
China Glaze: Foxy

And there you have it!  I have a slight addiction to nail polish! :)  It appears I gravitate to greys and blues, mostly.

What is your favorite color/brand of nail polish?




Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday Social #33

Sunday Social

1. Top 3 favorite kinds of food:

Anything Pasta-based (spaghetti, mac & Cheese, lasagna, etc)
Mexican
Caesar Salads

2. First 3 things you do in the morning:

Brush my teeth
Shower
Make up/Hair

3. Last 3 things you do at night:

Take out my contacts
Brush my teeth
Wash/lotion my face
POND'S Wet Cleansing Towelettes, Morning Refresh with Citrus & Cucumber
(Image taken from drugstore.com)
I use these because I'm too lazy to really wash my face at night :).  I love them!

4. 3 TV shows you NEVER miss:

Happy Endings
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Go On
Cougar Town

Three of the funniest shows on television right now. Check them out! You won't be disappointed.

5. 3 places you want to visit:

Hawaii
Scotland/England
Tahiti


6. 3 people you can always count on:

Family (Mom/Dad/Husband)
Some people at work :)
(I guess that's more than 3) :)


Don't forget to link up! :)

Next week's questions

1. What is your ideal way to relax?
2. Where is your favorite place to be?
3. Who do you consider your biggest role model?
4. What does your life look like in 3 years?
5. If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?
6. What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?

Friday, January 18, 2013

Nail Files! 1/18/13

The Nail Files Link Up

This is becoming one of my favorite link ups! :)  Probably because I paint my nails at least once a week and I love seeing new colors! :)



The top picture is for my accent nail. It's Warm and Fozzie by OPI.
The second picture is Get in the Expresso Lane by OPI.  

It's been going strong for almost a week with just some tip wear! :)  

Please disregard my inability to paint my nails without getting polish all over the place...especially my base and top coats. 

Don't forget to link up!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Social 1/13/13

Sunday Social


Don't forget to link up! :)

1. What is the name of your blog? How long have you been blogging?

My blog is Seemingly Trivial Matters.  I had to look up how long I've been blogging, because I haven't been very serious about it...3 years! Wow!

2. Why do you blog?

I blog because I like to read other blogs, and I wanted to contribute. I used to be very creative, and teaching sucks all the creative out of me...I needed an outlet.

3. What is the first blog you ever followed?

The Chloe Conspiracy


4. What is your favorite post you wrote in 2012?

I don't really have one? :)  I'm just glad I posted a bit more.

5. What are you blogging goals for 2013?

I would like to post more regularly.  :)  And get more followers...who doesn't want more followers?

6. Name your top 3 favorite blogs.

Too many to name! Check out my blog roll and you'll see why I say that! :)

Stolen from Neely:


Next Weeks Questions: A Week of 3′s
Top 3 Favorite Kinds of Food
First 3 Things you do in the morning
Last 3 Things you do at night
3 TV shows you NEVER miss
3 Places you want to visit
3 People you can always count on



Saturday, January 12, 2013

Positivity (I know it's not a word :) vs. Negativity

I need to worry about others less--what they think, what they do...I know I waste so much valuable time worrying about what someone thinks about me or what I'm doing. Why does it matter?

I also know I waste a lot of time thinking/worrying about others and their attitudes...I can't change people, and worrying just takes time away from important things.

I'm definitely not perfect. In fact, I screw up ALL the time.

Negativity gleans negative results.
If all you do is complain, especially in a public venue, don't expect positive things to come your way.  Have you noticed this?

There's so much negativity in the world.

It's tiring
It's upsetting.
It makes me sad.


Why do people feel they can share everything they are thinking right to your face? Just because YOU think it doesn't make it so.

How I feel about myself and what I do should not come from others.
That's not to say criticism isn't necessary.  It should be done in a proper way.

This is what I need to do:

What to focus on - Signed Print
http://shop.marcjohns.com/collections/frontpage/products/what-to-focus-on-print

And this:



http://www.marcjohns.com/blog/2013/01/seek-out-the-joy.html#comments

In fact, that's what EVERYONE should do.  Focus on happy. Seek out the joy. Stop criticizing because it's easy, and be nice, even though it's harder.  Just be nice. See what happens.

If you are positive, positive things will find you.

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Nail Files 1/11/13

The Nail Files Link Up

Don't forget to link up!


This is probably one of my favorite polishes to date! It's Essie's Beyond Cozy and it's so sparkly and perfect!  The color is gorgeous...I'm just a bit worried for when I have to remove it...but I think it's worth a little pain and suffering ;).

http://www.amazon.com/Essie-Beyond-Cozy-Nail-Lacquer/dp/B008V1I458/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357907534&sr=8-1&keywords=essie+beyond+cozy

There is a link to amazon, so you can buy it immediately ;).

Happy Friday!