Monday, November 23, 2015

My Not-So-Politically-Correct Christmas Wishlist

OK, so it is getting to be that time of year again.  People (mostly my kids) have been asking me what it is that I want for Christmas this year.  Anyone that knows me understands what a difficult question this is for me to answer.  I'm low maintenance when it comes to my wants, and am lucky enough to just get myself the few little things that my heart may ever desire.  So, while I will probably send my kids over to my Pinterest Wishlist  board .... here's my "grownup Christmas list".

1.  Adam Levine -- preferably shirtless, offering me a massage of some sort

2.  Happy Hour  --  yes I know, happy hour already exists.  But I'm wishing for FREE happy hour.  You know where 5 o'clock hits and the drinks are flowing without a price tag.

3.  Nap Time -- Is it so much to ask to get a quick snooze in after lunch?  I have a feeling I would be much more productive at work after a mandatory siesta.

4.  A Nice Body -- okay, okay.....I know that being almost 40 and having 3 kids, I will NEVER look like the girl in this picture, but this is my wishlist, and I can wish for whatever I, I am working really hard.  So maybe I'll get close to this -- maybe?????

5.  No Work - All Play --  I would like to have a solid month to do whatever the Hell I want and not have to report in to work at 8:00 am every morning.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Life Lessons A to Z

OK, so because I'm such a wise old bird (not), I've decided to share some of the lessons I've learned over my many, many years on this earth.

Actions speak louder than words.  Seriously, do the things you say you're going to do.

Be--  Don't think about things too much.....just be (get it).  This is my favorite quote from the novel "Ordinary People".

Comparison is the thief of joy.  Appreciate what you have.  Don't worry about others and what they may have.

Don't drink and drive.....ever....for any reason.

Excuses are lame.

Facebook is not a therapists office.  Nor is it a place to air your dirty laundry.  It is a social network. The end.

Gratitude is underrated.  Live each day being grateful for matter how small.

Honesty is the best policy.....always.

Ignorance is not bliss.  In most cases, ignorance just makes you an ass.

Jail is bad.....don't do anything that may land you there, mmmkay?

Karma does not have a statute of limitations.  It isn't hard to follow the golden rule.

Laughter truly is the best medicine.  It cures most do Loving and Loyal friends.

Manage your expectations of others and of situations, and you will be happier.....and less bitter about things you have no control over (I need to remember this)

NO DRAMA -- don't create it, and don't participate in it.  It's like Beetlejuice.  Don't even say it.

Own up to your part in things and take responsibility.

Play the best hand you can with the cards that you've been dealt.

Quit blaming other people for your problems.  They will be there until you choose to change things.

Race the sun -- have full and productive days.  You'll sleep better at night.

Stand up for what is right.  Especially when no one else will.

Take vacations.  Enjoy every day and have fun along the way.

Use correct spelling and grammar.  It's not hard....don't be lazy.

Vote.  It's a privilege many people do not have, and one of your freedoms that many soldiers have died to protect.  The least you could do is be informed and have your say.

Work hard.  Have fun.  Make a difference.  The world doesn't owe you a thing, so check your sense of entitlement at the door.  If you really want something, you have to work for it.

Xtremists are assholes and tend to ruin everything.

You can't control what people say and do, but you can control the way you react to it.

Zen states are good for the soul.

Be Happy

Because life is too short to be unhappy.  So go see a movie.  Eat some cake.  Say you're sorry if you need to.  Ta...