Monday, May 31, 2010

Holiday--Vacation or Work??


The reason for the title of this blog is that I feel that I did more work this weekend then relaxing. I am not alone when I say this, trust me. I have spoken to friends and family about this and they all feel like they need to go back to work to relax from the vacation. Haha! I think that most of us strive to have such a good time that sometimes we stress out. Every Memorial Day my family and I go to the parade here in our town. My towns parade lasts all of 30-45 minutes. I am not joking! Haha! Then we go to plant flowers and flags for our lost loved ones. I was surprised to see how many people were doing the same thing. Do any of you have any special Memorial Day traditions?

This evening we had a huge thunderstorm. I could not find my cat. I thought he had gotten out somehow. The power went out, which made the search even more stressing. After about an hour, I found him hiding in the bathroom under the sink. HaHa! His eyes were huge and he was scared out of his wits. I left him where he was and breathed a sigh of relief. Once the storm was over, he came strutting out like nothing happened. About 10 minutes later there was another really loud crack of thunder and I have never seen him jump so high in my life. I know it is wrong to laugh but it was just plain funny! Do any of you have pets that do crazy things when they are in panic mode or scared?

Well, that is all for now. Have a good week!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Random Feelings!

Hello Everyone! I know one of our option were to write something about this blog-o-sphere we are now working with. When I write on this blog it honestly feels like I am writing on my Facebook page, which I try to do on a daily basis. I think it is my way of keeping in touch and getting my thoughts out. Sometimes sharing things with people can be very therapeutic. I find that in my past classes at Kaplan I have made a couple of friends along the way. I think that because we do not see each other it makes it easy to just go on with our lives or the next class and not connect. I like taking classes online because it allows me to be flexible with my time. I have days when I feel better then others and some days I feel more motivated. So, going to class online allows me to go with the gusto. When I am feeling spunky, I get a whole lot done. When I do not feel like doing anything for class it is nice to know that I can do it later or the next day. I do miss being in an actual class room sometime because I am a talker and love to be around people. My husband laughs at me because he says he cannot take me anywhere without me striking up a conversation with someone. I just believe being nice to people comes back to you. Be nice to people and 95% of the time they will be nice to you. My brother thinks I am part Sunshine care bear and part Kathy Lee Gifford. HaHa! Anyway, I am getting off track here. I like being in class because it helps me with my procrastination. I am a classic procrastinator but when I know I have to actually check in with someone once or twice a week then I make sure things get done. All in all, I am pleased with my decision to go back to school and love being at Kaplan. No regrets! Missie

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Turbulance Ahead!

Hello! It has been a week from which I have not wanted to pull my head out from under a pillow. It is 9:30 pm here in Herkimer, NY and it is still 83 degrees. Last week it was 52 during the day. This weather change has been wreaking havok on me. I contracted the nastiest cold out of nowhere this week and it still has not left me. My uncle had a major heart attack last Friday and I could not go see him because I was sick. Why let a sick person in the hospital??? Just kidding, I know it was to protect him. Then there is the family fueding with each other and me having to listen to all sides of the story. Interesting yes but I dare not ever take a side. Is it just me getting older or do most people feel this way, life is just too short to fight and yell over stuff that should be just ignored??

I find reading a good book can be very therapuetic but I find after doing school work I just do not want to sit down and read anymore. I love reading. It is my favorite pass time and most relaxing thing I do. Does anyone have any suggestions to really good books or really good authors to read??

I have found one thing that has made me less stressed out this week and it is to stop playing most of the games I play on facebook. I felt happiest when I was in there checking on statuses and notes. The games take so long and now when I can be in and out within an half hour, I like facebook again! I have found a lot of old friends and some new friends too! Now just to stay in touch!

Tomorrow hopefully my nephew will be over to visit and tell me that I have no skills to play video games....he really makes me feel old. I love watching his face when he learns something new.

Enjoy your day,


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Beautiful Day

I hope everyone's Sunday was as calm and relaxing as mine. It was a beautiful day outside. I enjoyed a visit from family. My husband finally got my cat, Graybear, some snackies. He ran out the other day and has been truly inconsolable since. You would have thought I was giving him gold this afternoon when we gave him a few. I realize that he has his own personality and he is quite comical. I often wonder what he is thinking while he is just gazing out the window for long periods of time. I wonder if his mind is as cluttered as mine gets sometimes. I don't know if anyone else feels this way but my mind just never quits. Sometimes it is hard to even go to sleep. On a lighter note, I really enjoy looking at pictures that my friends post on facebook. I find it fascinating how fast the kids are growing up. Boy, it makes me feel so old. I think I have a facebook addiction. HAHA. I have to be on at least once a day or I feel like I am missing out on something. I think there should be a facebook addiction meeting online...haha. Well, time to get off of here. I am going to watch some T.V. while playing some Pogo. One of my favorite shows is one tonight, Army Wives. Love it!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A New Day!

Hello! This is my very first blog. I am both nervous and excited about this new adventure in writing. My first day of classes has been successful. I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead for each class. Going back to school has been one of the best decisions in my life. I am going to work from home when school is completed and that will be yet another great adventure. I have great family support which is very helpful. Life is about change and going with the flow of it is better than resisting. I will try to post here often because I am better at putting things into writing than I am talking sometimes. I think it gives me a chance to think things out before I put it in writing. Well, I am off to watch one of my favorite television shows MythBusters. Have a good night.