Sunday, June 5, 2011

Where Has the Time Gone???

I haven't been here since 2009? Is that POSSIBLE? Oh.. I know facebook grabbed me by the arm and hasn't let go. heh.

I'm really here to see about setting up a blog about the BSHCA Living Shoreline... I'll give it a go.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oh Yeah... HAPPY EVERYTHING!!!

How Awful of Me!

I almost made it to the end of the challenge... I think it was FINALLY selling our north Jersey home that put me over the top- it has been one of the most stressful things.. and yet, I had very little to do with it all hahahahaha...

The house has been for sale since.. ummmm... FOREVER.. we moved here in June 2007 (well.. I didn't finish work up there till October 1, 2007) but we've had the "south" house since that June and SOME of us lived here....

But that's all behind me now but for the challenge... I plodded along through the fun things... the articles to read... the "nothing after 8" thing and then flaked out at the end?!?!?!?!

I did do the service section... I've been doing websites for a few groups for no charge... it's lots of time spent, and nothing but satisfaction in return... the Berkeley Shores Homeowners' Civic Association and the MSU Diamond Club websites are 100% gratis on maintenance. I do it to help out- and it's a good feeling.

Guess I better go and read up on the STRESS sections again! It was fun... regardless... and maybe a little of the spirituality WORKED in getting the house finally sold... but it feels so good that I'm not going to worry about it...

I did what I could.. and what I did do... I did well.. or ok...

So now, I can use my blog for other things lol.. yeah.. like ummmmmm.... talking about having ONE house? Ummmm talking about my sister's blog lol....

Ah... it's a good outlet- when I think about letting it out!

:)

Happy "one house" Holidays!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Previous Round...

Ooops... trying to sell a house is exhausting! I did not do well with the previous Service and Sprituality part of the challenge... or maybe I did OK.

I did get to "Host a movie night with a message" Our book discussion group met at my house for "The Secret Life of Bees" movie night... and there was a message... and we talked and talked about it- so I guess I completed this one!

We also just did a "craig's list giveaway" and gave away "1/2 a houseful" of furniture for free... so that was the donation part. My favorite donation was to my friend's son! He just bought a new home and was basically furnitureless... I gave him my mother's dining room set (among other things). We probably could have sold it, but I was so happy to see his face and know it was getting a good home... good for the soul- this soul anyway!

So, maybe I'm ok with this challenge section- just delayed, as usual.

Oh and PS.... this section, I ACED: Buy nothing for a week. Commit to going an entire week without buying anything that you don’t absolutely need. Rely on your own resources. Celebrate the fact that it’s possible because we’re already blessed with so much. I almost NEVER shop for anything - (it's highly related to having that extra house to sell lol... and well... you can figure it out).

Friday, September 18, 2009

HOORAY HOBBIES!

I was hoping I could use this line to post about my favorite hobby....

"I use multi-million dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods... what's your hobby?"

I saw this on a T-shirt and I must have it... I'm a 4 (going on 5 this November) year geocacher... I've released one travel bug that recently showed up in Oklahoma - he is truly LOST!! lol. My sister's bug has made it to Europe... we're currently watching him travel through Germany.

I have had THREE of my own caches... all named after the bug- GeoHenry... one was closed due to my move south, one was muggled and the final one is still going strong!

This is truly one of my favorite FUN FUN FUN activites!! I will write more on this as I peruse the challenge blog...

thanks- and get out there and GEOCACHE!

Visit http://www.geocaching.com/ for more info! My GeoHenry Cache is located at:

N 39° 54.630 W 074° 08.591

If you have a geocache account (it's free.. go for it!) you can find me at: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=ba9aa293-2158-45ea-b97e-98d809ca3b49

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fun Activities!

I LOVE these games!! I've played the vocabulary for rice game before... I've used it in my classes (in my former job)... good one!

I often "Lose yourself" in your hobby of choice...
Playing games on Facebook... or working on a website- Hours sometimes go by... WHOOPS! :)

Six Word Memoirs from Smith Magazine.. OMGOODNESS... I LOVED THIS... I go back OFTEN and laugh and try to come up with a 6 word memoir for myself... hmmmmm can't do it- but I LOVE THAT SITE!

Guess-the-google is an addictive guessing game based on Google's image search. It turns the mental activity of searching into a fun, visual and engaging game where people can enjoy the challenge of being the fastest and most efficient at making that connection between search terms and their results

AND WOWIE... If this is helping my health and wellness... I'm in quite a good position hahahaha... I spend a tad toooooo much time ... especially on rainy days or days when there's nothing on TV... which is pretty much ALLLL SUMMMER!!!!
Facebook is a great way to connect with old and new friends and family. A recent study said that checking social networking sites like this at work actually increases productivity! While the jury may still be out on that issue, it is still a fun way to reach out and socialize.

Having fun is the easiest thing so far in the challenge... I'm never at a loss for fun- most everything I do is fun to me! :)

It's great being "semi-retired"...





Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back on Track

OK... so here we go. Been riding the bike again... even did a few laps swimming the last couple days... I need see what's up with the challenge now-

Have fun- I ALWAYS:
*Drive in your car and blast your favorite songs. Make sure you sing along!

I took a look at Cake Wrecks.. interesting-

"Plan a fun activity - it gives you something to look forward to and then a precious memory to look back fondly on." This was easy... I got together w/ 2 friends (friends I've known since KINDERGARTEN)... one visiting from Texas and one just finished w/ chemo and radiation... this was a FUN day filled with laughter and memories... and looking forward.

Next fun thing is getting together w/ 3 college roommates... to me.. this is the MOST FUN you can have!!!

I have an extremely positive attitude- and that's what gets me through the day!

I'll start looking for other places to have fun... but I pretty much have fun doing everything and nothing!