Saturday, June 23, 2012

Ahhh Saturday Morning

Even though I hate being woke up early, I must admit that I am indulging in a guilty pleasure of laying here in bed drinking my coffee and leisurely beginning my day.  I love this feeling of a few minutes to myself before the 2 yr old gets up. She is my joy but a few minutes of mommy time is priceless.

Friday, June 22, 2012


It has been a very long time since I have typed words into this forum and published.

Changes in life come and go and with each change in life, we change.  Important things change as the changes in our lives dictate what current priorities we have.

Since I last posted, I was married.  Had a child, who is now a beautiful flourshing 2 year old that keeps me on my toes.  My career has changed and I love what I am now doing.  I also enrolled back in school and am finishing my degree after waiting too many years to finish it.  I am fully looking forward to completeing that degree in February.

I have a strong desire to go back to posting.  I wont try to pretend it will be a daily thing or even regular.  But the very act of putting words together and being able to visualize the thoughts in my head will be very good for me.  It is a healer, a way to grow and learn.  I just cant promise to do it in a consistent regular manner.

I was a bit saddened that as I perused the blogs i used to enjoy daily, many of the other writers have also not written in many years.  I assume they too have experienced changes and things in their lives that have made the ability to write in this forum a non-existent ability.  I will find other blogs I enjoy and read the people that do still blog on a consistent basis.

I look forward to meeting new people and learning new things.  This is an adventure and I look forward to jumping in again.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Middle of the Line

I have a knack...

A knack for playing the devil's advocate. For seeing both sides of the story.

So many times I have had someone come in to me and give a story full of hurt or anger all blamed on an opposing party. After they unleash their anger, I calmly say to them...but can you see their side of it? Walk a mile in their shoes?

People are so quick to jump to a single conclusion without looking at the entire picture.

I know a girl...we will call her Angel. Angel is a young sweet girl that found herself pregnant. She was trying to get along with the father. The father helped her out with a place to live and a vehicle etc. She got mad at him over a few things and was ready to zip him out of her life. She was even going to not let the baby have his last name. I got her to think about how much that would hurt him and how much the child would want to know why she locked daddy out of their lives. After talking for an hour, she thanked me for giving her a bunch of stuff to think about. She said she had not stopped to to think about his side of the situation. All her family had done was egg her on to cut this man out of her life. She was happy to have a friend that was open to both sides of the story.

I think that being this way just mean that you have to be open minded. Look at the other persons intentions. Many times we have great intentions they just get taken wrong. We cause hurt to others without meaning to.

So slow down to anger and take a minute to try and see both sides of the story.

Friday, May 22, 2009

To Be 4 Again

A few weeks ago we told my Stepson4 we were going to take them camping next month. He got all excited at the moment and jumped up and down. We figured it was a momentary thing and would hae forgotten it and moved on to the next new and exciting adventure.

About 3 days later my fiance picked him up from preschool and Stepson4 started telling him that he needed to get his tent and his smores and learn the ghost stories for camping.

To our knowledge Stepson4 has never been camping and would have no reason to know anything about it. It was to cute that he was telling his dad he wanted to tell ghost stories around the camp fire.

So yes, in June we are taking the boys camping. We are going to go to the coast. We even got them their own tent. Big 5 had a GREAT sale and we got a tent for $26.00
We love showing the boys new things and getting their reaction to things like camping, playing in the snow, their first game of T-Ball....

Oh to be 4 again and have the fun of discovering new adventures....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday Blues!

Its Wednesday....all day long...

I wish it were Friday already, yep...yep. This weekend we are getting away. From it all the city, the heat and work.

We are heading out to Monterey. We are going to enjoy the ocean, the cooler weather and not having to worry about home or work for a few days.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sitting in my office

Each day I sit in my office. I can't see the front door to my office, but I can hear it opening.

Everytime it opens, I look up from my task or computer to see who is walking in the doors for a tour of the community.

Sometimes it is a vendor looking for more business. People are desperate to find more business and have taken going door to door with business cards in hand. I always feel bad for having to tell them that we already have a pest control guy, gardeners, and maid services. They always look so sad. Then I tell them that I will keep their card on file and if I find that I have a need in the future I can call on them. Most times I get rewarded with a smile.

Other times there comes in a desperate looking man or man with resume in hand. They tell me they need a job and are willing to do anything. These are the people that I feel the worst for. I have to tell them that we are not hiring at the moment, but that they can submit an application and we would be happy to look at it if something should come up....

Most of the time in walk people of every type of back ground, ethnicity and personality. I make it my goal to treat these people as if they were the most important people in the world to me. If someone comes in that is grumpy or upset, I try my heardest to calm them and get them to smile. It doesn't matter to me if they are dressed crazy, tattooed, peirced, angry or scary looking. They are a person that I have the potential to lease to and I want to make a difference to them.

I enjoy the job I have and its always interesting to see who may pop around the corner each time my door opens.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Mothers Day

This has always been a tough day for me.

Growing up I had a mom that was not much of a mom, but I always made cards and did the little school gifts and tried to make a big deal out of it....

Now a days...I am a (step) mom. I have always wanted to be a MOM. It makes me kinda sad that I am not. I always make a big deal out of the boys making something special to give their mom. I would never want to take away the magic of it being her day.

And my sweet man always brings me flowers...he knows that its tough for me.

Tomorrow we are going to go over to my mom-in-laws house. We will bbq and have a nice time. She has become like a mom to me and I enjoy her company very much.

I want to wish all the moms out there a wonderful Mother's Day. All of you have a hard job and us kids don't always say enough Thank You's to you.