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Wishcasting – Let Go! 14 October, 2009

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Let Go!

Letting Go

Today is Wishcasting Wednesday at Jamie Ridler’s!  Today’s prompt is:

What do you wish to let GO?

Well, yes, I’m quite surprised at how difficult this wishing stuff is. And, yes, I realize I shouldn’t have expected it to be easy.  Writing it down makes me feel a little more accountable to having an expectation and working on making the wish come true.

So, here goes.  I wish to let go of the expectations I place upon myself.  Those expectations that are unrealistic and unnecessary; the ones that I look at and think, “I can’t do that, so why do anything?”  Along with that is the over concern about what other people think.  Both of those can pack their bags and head out immediately.


Wishcasting 7 October, 2009

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This is my first blog in response to Jamie Ridler’s Wishcasting prompt.  This is something she does every Wednesday and today’s topic is “What Do You Wish To Complete”

SO … What do I wish to complete?  I’ve put this off since late last night when she posted the question.  It seems like an overwhelming question and I’m starting this post in faith that somehow I’ll be able to answer it.  I often find that through writing I can focus my thoughts … I’m going to be positive and believe that somehow I’ll find my way through.

There is so much I want to accomplish; there are so many places that I want to be next week, next month, next year.  Maybe the point, for me right now, is not to think so big.  I have that problem.  I think too big sometimes.  I am often overwhelmed; wondering how the hell I’ll get there.  So, think small.  What do I want to complete.  I want my house clean.  Not only clean, but I want it to stay clean.  After I clean tonight, I want it to be clean tomorrow too.  My house was clean last week (makes me think of that saying, “My house was clean last week, sorry you missed it).  It’s a disaster once again.

I’m not a cleaner.  Now that I have a toddler who likes to destroy anything that isn’t destroyed, it makes it far more difficult for me to be motivated.  Why clean up when it’s going to be worse in 20 minutes?!

But, this is a wish and my thoughts are now focused.



Full Moon Dreamboard: Harvest Moon 4 October, 2009

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Well, Terri sent me this fantastic link to Jamie Ridler Studios I listened to a fantastic teleclass on vision boards that she did with Courtney Parks.  It got me motivated to jump in with the Full Moon Dreamboards on Jamie’s site.

This dreamboard is a visual manifestation of what I want to bring into my life over this next month.  I may go back and explain what’s on it, though … we’ll see.

Next month I’m planning to do it by hand, rather than on the computer and I’m starting a vision board for the rest of this year.  I’ll post it when I’m done!



Emmy’s … I know, I’m a hater 21 September, 2009

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Those girls weren't eating THIS before the Emmy's!WHAT ON EARTH?!  Hand me $2,000 and I will walk into a party looking goooood!  And I am nowhere near a size 2 or 0 or whatever it is these toothpicks say they are.  Side note: someone needs to give most of these girls a burger, they just have to be hungry!

Anyway, I usually take a peak at dresses and such, but this time … O M G!  Now that I’m thinking about it, maybe there is a stylist strike going on … why would I have heard about that?  And maybe these women are so dependent upon said stylist that they panic and grab the first tablecloth or reach into their closet and grab the first old bridesmaid dress

they can find.  Seriously.

There were so many bad dresses that I ignored guests (yikes!) and a few of the stars who are often wearing fugly clothes.  You know … like Sarah Silverman.  Funny girl, but she doesn’t let it stop with her words and follows through with her clothes.  Hmm … dedication to her craft maybe.


Taking the new supernatural tv themes far too seriously.  Even Kristin Stewert and Rpattz aren’t showing up in stuff like this!

Kristen Wiig

Even I want to make some snarky witch comment.


The wedding crew:

Elizabeth Perkins

I swear I’ve seen pictures of mother’s of the bride wearing this same dress … back in the 70’s.

Joely Fisher

Another one … Joely Fisher, funny girl but a really, really … I can’t even say these are bad dresses.  I mean, a bad dress is one that might have worked, but just didn’t.  These dresses were never, ever, EVER going to work!

Kara DioGuardi

Kara knows she’d like to have kids some day and that some day those kids will make her a grandma.  She just wanted to be prepared for the day those grandkids get married.


The previously mentioned table cloth:

Chloe Sevigny


Most unfortunate red carpet innocent victim:

Kristen Wiig

Who do you look at?  The woman wearing the really weird dress or the woman picking her ass in the background?  (See her?  No, well, look to the left of January Jones.  There ya go.)


Strangest moment:

Carrie Preston

What on earth ….


Saddest moment:

Patricia Arquette

Oh Patricia.  This makes me want to weep.  And I’m somewhat serious.  In every picture I’ve ever seen of her and even in her acting, this uncomfortable feeling always seeps out.  She just doesn’t seem happy with herself.  BE happy, girl!  Who cares if you aren’t 110 lbs?  What is so very sad about this dress is that the other women … they don’t seem to know it.  Even table cloth girl.  But, Patricia?  She knows it.  She knows that her boobs are shoved into this dress and are half falling out … but only on one side.  She knows that it looks like her dress used to have two sleeves, but she ripped it putting it on and this was the “fix”.  Ugh.

So, to end on a high note there were a couple dresses I liked.  Jennifer Love Hewitt’s dress was beautiful.  Maybe a little too run-through-the-woods-I’m-a-fairy-princess lalalalalaaaaa.  Sorry.  But, I thought it was pretty.  Sandra Oh, stunning.  Heidi Klum … I mean, how you squeeze yourself into a dress, deal with all the hair and makeup and then stand around looking ridiculously beautiful in the heat WHILE 9 months pregnant, I have no clue, but she did it.

Out of them all, here are my two faves.

Toni Collete

I have been a fan of Toni Collete’s for a long, long time now.  I “discovered” her about 10 or 12 years ago when she was in a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow and then saw her in another Aussie movie.  Love her and I’m so glad that she’s not only making waves here with her acting, but that she also looked super fab in this wicked dress.  Makes me think of a glammed up pirate with all the ripped skirts and stuff.  Look, I never said I was a fashion expert.

Drew Barrymore

Drew … there is something a little less flowy (yes, it’s a word … or it should be) than Toni’s, bu I still like it.  She looks amazing.  I thought this color would wash her out, but she pulls it off.  She pulls off just about anything.  I think it’s about attitude.  She needs to sit down with Patricia.


Who are you readers? 18 September, 2009

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Have a sit down and just TRY to take a sip without spilling!

Have a sit down and SPILL!

52 hits and 20 in the past couple of days.  I know those all weren’t Terri and JoAnn, so … who are you??  Come out of lurkerdom and share a cup of this holy-crap-could-they-fit-any-more-candy-on-that hot chocolate.  Apparently this cuppa was purchased in Dorset, England.  And, so not to offend, cuppa should really only apply to a cup of tea … but, ya know, creative license and all.  And, I suppose if I hadn’t said that, some of you may  not have even know.  Ah well.

My house is still a mess.  But, I’ve thought about cleaning and did pick up a little … a very little, but, here’s a big, fat OH WELL!

So, today’s quick question (I couldn’t think of a topic beyond, who on earth is reading this drivel?!) … how many blogs do you faithfully follow?  Do you blog faithfully yourself?  Add in your blog link and if ya want I’ll add it to my blogroll which is sadly lacking (and yes, has wordpress on there twice … huh?!).  I mean … all these hits maybe you’ll get some new readers.  I suggest food porn.  Apparently it works.


Headaches … who invented those?! 17 September, 2009

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They are completely unnecessary and for this girl, unwelcome.  I have them a lot, I’m sure it’s my crazed calm personality.  It may also have to do with insomnia.  I rarely sleep more than a few hours at night.  This morning it’s a chicken vs. egg scenario.  I woke up with a ridiculous headache and my child is screaming at me every few minutes.  Who started the cycle?  Yeah, probably I did.

So, when you know you are the problem, how the heck do you fix that?  We’re going to try having a chat with my friend Excedrin Migraine and maybe invite his friend 800mg Ibuprofen.  Of course I need to have something in my stomach first which means I have to … well, find something to eat!

What has this taught me?  A few things actually.  I desperately need to get the house in order and our daily life into a schedule.  I have such a hard time cleaning up.  It isn’t that I don’t like cleaning, but it feels pointless when you have a toddler running behind you and making more of a mess than what was there before!

So, if anyone is reading and has or has had little ones in the house, how do you do it?  Do you just clean every waking moment?  Do you not worry about it and just clean once a week for hours?

P.S. I’ve decided to add a chocolate picture to each post.  I mean, what’s the point of a blog entitled “chocolate emergency” without any food porn?!  So, if anyone wants to send me a picture of their own to add in, let me know!


Always a Blessing 8 September, 2009

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I’m reading a new book.  By reading I mean skimming.  But, and this may not fit in this blog lol, I’m trying to find that blessing in life.  Not that it’s hard to find, I am blessed fo sho.  So, the idea in this book is to shift your perception or energy by closing your eyes and repeating “always a blessing” until you feel that change happen.  It’s a 14 lesson book and while I’d love to go through one a day, that isn’t going to happen.

I’ll blog about it here and see how things go. 

We had a nice day yesterday … well, the end of the day.  Most of it was crazy and I nearly cancelled my plans.  Ben talked me into going and it was nice.  The two girls I was with have five boys between them ranging from Phaelan’s age (almost 3) to five.  Wow, writing that makes me shudder!  It’s odd to see how small Phaelan is next to all of them.  It’s hard to believe he isn’t that much younger!

So, not much bitching today.  I’m off to my in-laws to visit for a day and then come home for a day by myself.  First overnight for my bug and I think he’s going to do much better than I am!