Tuesday, June 16, 2009

8 years

Today is our wedding anniversary.....8 years I can hardly believe it. It seems like 20 after all that we have been through. Is it a day to celebrate?..I'm not sure, yes we've made it 8 years but it has certainly had its ups and downs, the one thing we have both longed for so long we still don't have. We've had a rough couple of weeks, first our boat, our pride and joy - mind you this boat is worth more than our house, is having lots of issues and is in Texas getting fixed, this is the second time in a matter of 3 or 4 years we have had this issue with our boat. DH is NOT happy. Then on Thursday last week my car got hit while it was parked in front of my office - of course the wonderful scumbag who hit it didn't leave a note or anything so I get to fix it myself ! Just what we needed when we're short on cash anyway. Then yesterday, we were having an issue with our four wheeler that we also had in the shop, come to find out there is something seriously wrong with it that will cost over $1000 to fix - LOVELY!!! So dh is crabby makes a comment last night that everything he has is JUNK....I know he didn't mean me, but I couldn't help but feel that I was just another thing in his life that is not in working order due to no fault of his own. It was just a really depressing moment for me. Nothing ever seems to go right in our world. It's hard to celebrate any day when things are just so crappy.

To top it all off I got a letter in the mail inviting me to my 15 year class reunion! Yay!! (Ok I'm lying) I have no intention of going... the main day activity is a get together at 'Miss Married Three Times' from my previous post a month or two ago - the one expecting her 4th child with her 50 something husband...Oh man, wouldn't I love to spend the day at their house! Not only that but the letter goes on and on about all the fun activities they have planned for the kids and in my response I need to tell them how many kids I will be bringing because they need to know how many sitters to round up....ummmmm Big FAT ZERO on all accounts, I am not attending your kiddie fest...I am not attending any of it - all I need is to go and see how well everyone elses lives have turned out and have to keep telling everyone I see "No we don't have any kids yet" - I'd rather shoot myself.

So things at our house are as turbulent as ever, here's hoping the next 8 years are something to celebrate.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Love This.....

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer,Cleveland ,Ohio
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written."

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."