Monday, December 31, 2007

Something To Do For New Year's Eve

My friend just e-mailed me a great event. She's out in LA and I am 3000 miles away, and we have the same event here!

If you are looking for a safe, fun, family oriented community event check out The event is hosted in different cities across the country.

The one in my town has fireworks, bands, clowns, a free trolley, and performances of all kinds.

How could I have not known about this?

Happy New Year Everyone!
Saturday, December 29, 2007

Looking Forward To 2008 New Year's Resolutions

I love goals. I must admit I have been a bit slack in my goal setting this year. New Years Resolutions are terrific, because it is a time to start fresh. To set new goals.

Each New Year's Eve we look forward to a new year. A new year of possibilities. I would like to think I evolve each year, and become a better person. I would like to think I become more financially stable, more educated and happier.

Here are my Top Ten Blogging New Years Resolutions for 2008

1. To post more frequently. (Who doesn't have that resolution?)
2. To explore other blogging platforms.
3. To connect more to other bloggers. (Holla!)
4. To find a blog design that I like.
5. To start a vegan blog.
6. To spend time each day learning more about blogging.
7. To post more pictures to my blogs.
8. To link more.
9. To use more tags and keywords without being obnoxious.
10. Improve my writing and content.

Maybe your goals and resolutions have nothing to do with blogging. I have personal goals as well. But whatever your passion, be sure and set some goals for your next year.

Stephanie at has some excellent ideas for 16 Simple, Green New Year's Resolutions.

I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, green, and prosperous New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2007

How to NOT be attacked by a shark.

Since I am pregnant I have all these crazy dreams. Last night I had the second dream that my Pug was sitting on the ocean floor. He can't swim and would sink like a brick. I rescued him, and he was fine.

I love the ocean so much I always dream about it, even when I am not pregnant. I am more comfortable in the water than I am on the land. In the water, swimming is like flying and you are weightless.

Last night after my dream, I couldn't fall back to sleep and I got to thinking about something that made me laugh. I thought I would share.

When I am in the water, I am not afraid as long as I am busy doing something. A lot of the time I like to just float around in the waves. While I am floating my mind wanders to sharks. I have a way around that so I never worry about a shark bite.

I always position myself in the water near some flailing swimmers. You know the ones, the ones that are splashing around and are not the most graceful swimmers. I perfect my strokes to swim like a graceful mermaid while the swimmers around me look like a dying fish! In all those Jaws movies the shark always attacked the unsuspecting flailing swimmers. I don't know that my theory would even work, but it does give me a little peace of mind.

I love sharks, and shark attacks are extremely rare but I still don't want to swim with them.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Blogging my Christmas

Well,Christmas was bittersweet. It started out to be the best Christmas ever. The whole family home and together.

I decided to blog my Christmas so I would always remember it. The good and the bad preserved on my blog forever.

Fredi and I decided we wouldn't be doing presents this year for each other because I am not working. I am off until June 2009, I am due to have our baby June 3, and then I will be taking a year to stay home with the baby after that.

Fredi went and tricked me and bought me a gorgeous Sony SLR camera. Exactly what I was wanting but better. He is the best husband ever! I felt bad I didn't have a gift for him though.

Then, we were getting ready to leave for my Aunties house for Christmas dinner and I accidently flushed my diamond "D" pendant down the toilet! It was one of the first gifts Fredi ever bought me. I heard a "ting" and thought "What on Earth was that?" Then as I pushed down the handle, I saw it in the bottom of the toilet and just like that it was gone. Fredi tried to dig around for it with a hanger but it was gone. I am so sad about it. It was all diamonds, and I was always afraid to wear it for fear of losing it. I only wore it on special occasions.

We got to my Aunties house an hour late, and then played Rock Band for hours. That game is so much fun. Me and my two cousins formed a band and went on tour. I played guitar, and sometimes did vocals. I am awful on the drums. Fredi jumped in sometimes and played drums. Haley just laughed at us and wouldn't play. We rocked it out for hours. As you can see from my picture, I am kind of wrecked from playing pregnant rock star.

All in all it was a great Christmas with the family together. I didn't have to work, Haley was with us the entire day, and we only had to drive five minutes to my Aunties house.

I just wish I didn't flush my pendant...
Friday, December 21, 2007

Do I turn right or left?

I was in the car with my ten year old niece Alexa yesterday. She is always completely hilarious but not on purpose. In fact when she tries to be funny it's annoying.

We were following my Sister in her Van and my Sister got so far ahead of us I didn't know where we were going. Alexa says, "She is turning that way!". I'm driving so I can't see which way she is pointing from the back seat, so I say "Left or Right?"

Alexa said, "I don't know my right from my left.". I said, "Well, which hand do you write with?" She holds up her right hand and goes, "This one." Then she holds up her left hand and goes, "No this one!" Then she goes, "I don't know, give me a pencil!"

Then the other kids are saying some other stuff, and Haley blurts out "You don't even know which side of the car you are sitting in." Alexa says triupmphantly, "Yes I do, I'm sitting on this side!" Then we all started laughing and figured out my sister was turning left.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mark Joyner is offering a great blogging deal!

I'm evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they're letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I'll let you know what I think once I've had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it's still free.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Babies babies everywhere, and not an adult in sight...

Geeze! Everybody is pregnant these days. I can't believe 16 year old Jamie Lynn Spears is having a baby.

Who am I to judge but poor thing is in for a rough road ahead. My ex neighbors 17 year old daughter was pregnant last year. The kids boyfriend was living with them and sleeping in the kids bed with her so what do you expect?

Supposedly Jamie Lynn was living with her boyfriend too. What is up with parents today? Are they in such a rush for their kids to grow up that they don't take the time to let them be kids?

I love babies, and I'm pregnant myself but I this was planned. Plus, I'm not a teenager. I spent my teenage years running around with my friends, having fun. The only diapers I changed were for the kids I was baby sitting.

I hope everything works out for the girls and their babies.

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