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Livin In the Moment ..my version

“I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh

( I secretly just like his name …) My news years resolution is to live more in the moment so I have been photographing cool moments ( to look back and remember hahha I laugh because im such a bad study that this is my version of living in the moment….taking a pic and reliving it later 🙂 ) awww screw it at least i tried ..

enjoy my living in the moment after the fact pics 😉 

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For some reason I can only post 4 pics with this ..guess its meant to be this four 🙂 hahhahha 

Gratitude and Oscar the Grouch

Ok quick question who the hell in real life keeps a gratitude journal besides my mother and Depak Chopra ?? That said I was feeling really grouchy on my way from work today so I decided to do a gratitude list so to speak in my head and it went down like this :

(actual convo I had in my head ) 

Im sick with some good damn cold –

BUT remember how you always say you wish you were sick instead of your kids well your kids are healthy be grateful-

Fuckers probably gave me the cold !

This sucks to be stuck in traffic 

You are so lucky you have a car 

Your right cuz riding the bus reading a book , answering texts during all this honking and slamming on my brakes sounds soooo much worse ! 

I hate that I am so broke I cannot pay my bills and I work to lose money on daycare

But you have what you need like food and water  

And no wine or dining out ..lovin to work to lose money and not enjoy my escapes 

I miss Dave so much it hurts and hate that I am missing out on his life 

Im sorry even mary fuckin poppins could not make this into a positive ..( so thats where I left that ) 

and on that note I stopped my gratitude “list/journal ” and I learned two very important things :

First : Its a tad odd that I am arguing with myself on a random Thursday on the way home from work ( and who the hell came up with the idea of this gratitude thingy anyways-you did -oh ya -stupid idea-fine we wont do it again -but I digress ) 

Second: When grouchy call a friend, call Merlot or call a counselor  BUT for god sakes do not call yourself -Oscar the Grouch lives buried deep inside everyone but lives and will come out.

Here’s hoping tomorrow tomorrow is better and I will leave you with something that made me smile :

CHRIS : Hey Max throw me the ball

( to which Max threw the ball and Chris caught it )

MAX: Good job dad your learning !  

 

 

I have a Confession(s) to make..

I have a confession to make and I’m typing this in sessions because Max is hovering in between “Mommy watch” and …. “I need help “.

Two confessions actually: 

1. I’m having a love hate relationship with laundry. I love clean clothes and do laundry daily ( not like you do good-ers that pick one day a week and knock it out ) I actually like the act of loading, putting soap in ..etc etc BUT the love affair stops at the folding and putting away part . To solve this I have developed a laundry sorter , holder, and folder -its called Max’s bed.(NO he doesn’t sleep in it !! I know I know. )

I do fold the clothes and put them away EVENTUALLY but my European mother would disprove at how frequently. They sit and stack quite nicely BUT I am horribly embarrassed and genuinely jealous when I go to house that does not have a secret clean clothes pile . .

2. Sasquatch has nothin’ on my legs !! Its been a cold winter here in ( my first ) Denver. I wouldn’t have noticed except that I was walking around the house in my shorter P.J pants when my legs kept feeling ..well wispy ..like a tiny brush was rubbing against them .. or they were being tickled with fur ( not a far cry ..) I ignored this for awhile and when I couldn’t take it anymore I took a closer look ..and what did I find? Rasta man’s dreads on my two legs ..on the plus side if you are eyesight challenged I look very tan ..like very tan ….(until there is a breeze )

Anyone wanna confess also ??

Five Fabulous “Fun” I Found online today :)

1.Foods that boost your sex life …

Since im currently romantically involved with my DVD player this might not apply to both of us

“Asparagus Our love affair with this member of the Lily family dates back hundreds of years. Asparagus “stirs up lust in man and woman,” wrote English herbalist Nicholas Culpepper in the 17th century. In 19th-century France, bridegrooms were served three courses of the sexy spears at their prenuptial dinner.

Apparently for a good reason: asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin and folic acid. The latter is said to boost histamine production necessary for the ability to reach orgasm.”

2.Dirty Martini Dip

Obviously I love the name ..looks good too someone try to make this and let me know how it goes 🙂 hahhaha ***plus who knew milk and vodka were interchangeable ?

This dip is easy and looks festive served in a martini glass with olives on the side. Give it a try for your next party or get-together and see if you come home with any left (we’re betting you won’t). Serve with fresh bread torn into bite-sized chunks. (Crackers and pretzels are good, too, but add more sodium to the already salty-ish dip).

Here’s how to make it:

1 8-ounce package cream cheese (low fat works too)
1 Tablespoon mayo (again, can use low fat)
1/4 cup vodka or milk
3 pieces bacon crumbled (optional)
1/3 cup green olives, chopped
3-4 scallions, white and light green parts sliced

Mix all ingredients in medium-sized bowl. Chill until ready to serve

3.Homemade Face Moisturizer

I make one too actually its olive oil, avo oil and coconut oil..used it for years now and love it

PREP: 5 minutes mins

This moisturizer can be easily tailored to your skin and is incredibly inexpensive.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix the ingredients together and store in a sealed container.

4.Garlic Cures

because everyone knows my obsession with garlic ..:)

Garlic’s Special Properties

 

Fresh garlic has many active constituents including alliin, allicin, alliinase and unique sulfur compounds. Allicin and the sulfur compounds of garlic are the ingredients primarily responsible for garlic’s potency as an antibiotic, anti-viral and a fungicide and for its use in treating high blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, and for helping to prevent certain types of cancer, as well as its use as an immune stimulant. Allicin is a strong antibiotic agent produced when the alliin and alliinase are merged together, as happens when a fresh garlic clove is crushed or chewed.

5. Funniest About Kids Quotes 

This is my personal fav:

“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” ~ Erma Bombeck

 

getting to know you

These things are annoying as hell but someone sent me this today so i thought what a great way to open myself up ..or make you bored as hell either way I am avoiding dishes ( and three year old who has made my house look like a a sticker gang graffiti ed the house ) so read on :

 

1. Last hug: max a roo
2. Last phone call: chris
3. Last text message:becca
4. Last song you heard: addicted to love ..yep that song
5. Last time you cried: today -movie

HAVE YOU EVER:
6. Dated someone twice: yes ..in HS didnt we all ( 7 times ) no just me ??
7. Been cheated on:yes
8. Kissed someone & regretted it: yes opps -damn you tequila
9. Lost someone special: yes
10. Been depressed: really ?? ofcourse where the hell do you think girls night out came from?
11. Pulled all-nighter:  hahhhahha awww TJ ..been awhile ..

LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS:
12. who cares
13: do you really care ?
14: I think the only that cares is Max ..is is fascinated with that question ..

THIS YEAR HAVE YOU:
15. Made a new friend: yes
16. Fallen out of love: no
17. Laughed until you cried:yes
18. Met someone who changed you: yes daily -im not sure who will show up as max on a daily basis
19. Found out who your true friends were:  always knew
20. Found out someone was talking about you:  yes damn you nail salon ladies i know you are talking about me !
21. Kissed anyone on your friend’s list: yes

YOUR LIFE.
22.How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: all
23. How many kids do you want: LMAO ..loaded question ..i plead the 5th
24. Do you have any pets : NO but max really really reeally ( insert puppy dog face no pun intended ) wants a dog
25. Do you want to change your name: yes to steph not mommy at 9pm each evening
26. What did you do for your last Birthday: cannot remember I was here ..i think dinner ?
27. What time did you wake up today: 530 then 630 then moved at 7 to make waffles
28. What were you doing at midnight last night: sleeping
29. Name something you cannot wait for: sleep 🙂
30. Last time you saw your mother: two years ago
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: paused at this quesion..i wish i could be more in the moment
32. What are you listening to right now: land before time video
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: Yes and i like him
34. Who’s getting on your nerves right now: calliou ..i really have it out for him dont i ?
35. Most visited webpage: ??
36. Whats your real name: zelda
37. Nicknames: steph , stephers , stephie
38. Relationship Status: married ( for today ) 🙂
40. Male or female: hmmmm
44. Write w/e you want here: what ??
45. Long or short Hair: long
46. Height: my height ?? ive gotten suddenly confused ?
47. Do you have a crush on someone: why yes and he is coming over later tonight ..on my tv ..i have said it before and say it again I am having a seriuos relationship with my dvd player
48. What do you like about yourself: really ?? hmmmm
49. Piercings: ears
50. Tattoos: nope not yet but i havent revisited tequila in awhile
51. Righty or lefty: righty

FIRSTS:
53. First piercing: 12
54. First best friend: 3 ??
55.First sport you joined: soccor
56. First vacation: san francisco -insert John Denver -I think -song

RIGHT NOW:
59. Eating:this is getting too long
60. Drinking: really you ask ?? my
61. I’m about to: three year old
62. Listening to: is bored with this and melting
63. Waiting for:down 🙂

YOUR FUTURE:
64. Want kids: yes
65. Get married:yes
66. Career: yes

WHICH IS BETTER:
67. Lips or eyes: eyes
68. Hugs or kisses: hugs
69. Shorter or taller: taller r u kidding ? i would have to date a midget to be shorter than me
70. Older or Younger: older
71. Romantic or spontaneous: both -too much to ask ? bite me im old and can be picky
73. Sensitive or loud: neither -really not good qualities
74. Hook-up or relationship: relationship

HAVE YOU EVER:
76. Kissed a stranger: hell yes -fun times
77. Stole something for someone: no
78. Lost glasses/contacts: dont wear ( but lets face it i need to soon )
79. hurt youself: yes ..again TJ not a place i have ever NOT hurt myself at
80. Broken someone’s heart: oh plz ..i am the heart breaker machine :0
82. Been arrested:yes funny story was arrested for leaving HS NOT ditching but LEAVING HS campus during school hours -who knew you had to be there all day ?
83. Turned someone down: yes
84. Cried when someone died: ofcourse i have a heart and have lost people i love ( too soon if you ask me )
85. fallen for a friend: hahhha always but dont hold it against me girls you know i have a girl crush on all of you !

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
86. Yourself: ab-so-fucking-lutley
87. Miracles: yep!
88. Love at first sight: yes
89. Heaven: yes
90. Santa Clause: the idea and maybe the fat guy yes
91. Kiss on the first date : isn’t that the goal ??
92. Angels: all day long ..my kiddos have two ..gammy and carson

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY:
94. Had more than 1 boyfriend at a time: no
95. Did you sing today: yes i did not well but max and i did to ziggy -gotta love some ziggy marley -dare you NOT to sing
96. First person in your contacts: no clue
97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go?: not sure my past life where i was a rich queen ?
98. The moment you would choose: what confused again ??
NEXT QUESTION.
99. Are you afraid of falling in love:been there done that and WORTH it every single time !! so no not afraid