Thursday, January 24, 2008

Beginning to Focus

Sometimes I've felt like I am just existing at work.....but for some reason the light bulb is brighter today.

I am running across things and thinking that there's a better way to manage certain items.

Maybe we needed this lull in the industry to allow us to stop and focus.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Looking back

I was looking at my picture in the previous post.  That was a great day.  The weather was perfect.  The friends were perfect!

I so want to rid myself of my anxieties about life in general.  Carefree.......not focusing on "what if".  Just go and do.  So many times in my past I "could not" do something out of fear of the unknown.

Hopefully my future, whatever it holds, will let me continue to grow outside of my box....not being afraid to take chances or travel, or even be happy.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sunsetting behind the farm

Nanny's neighbor.

Winter Sunset.

The sun was a pretty orange, but by the time
I got back, it was disappearing.

It is nice living so "close" to Nanny.  She
walks this field most everyday.

85 and spry!  Whatta gal!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Peaceful Sunset

Somehow there is a peaceful feeling along side
the water, especially at sunset.

Inlet - south end of Wrightsville Beach.


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Alphabets Of Happiness

"stolen" from


Alphabets Of Happiness

    Accept others for who they are and for the choices they've made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.

    B--Break Away
    Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.

    Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with.

    Decide that you'll be successful and happy come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.

    Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you'll learn more about yourself.

    Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.

    Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.

    Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.

    Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.

    Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day, and you'll grow.

    Know that no matter how bad things seem, they'll always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter.

    Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there's room for nothing else, but when love is in your heart, there's room for endless happiness.

    Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you'll suffer less stress and worry. Then you'll be able to focus on the important things in life.

    Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding

    Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there's still much to be thankful for.

    Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.

    Ask many questions, because you're here to learn.

    Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and remember that things always have a way of working out in the end.

    Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times over.

    Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You'll be amazed by what you can accomplish.

    Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that's wasted has no value. Talent that's used will bring unexpected rewards.

    Value the friends and family members who've supported and encouraged you, and be there for them as well.

    Work hard every day to be the best person you can be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.

    Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you'll see the goodness and beauty within.

    Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain dedicated, you'll find success at the end of the road.

    Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow rear a ugly head.
      I am happy to say that I did NOT eat any of these 10 worst foods listed EXCEPT for the P'zone and YES I did share it.

    Sunday, January 6, 2008

    Thinking Of You

    Willow Tree "Thinking Of You"


    A sunbeam to warm you,
    A moonbeam to charm you,
    A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
    ~Irish Blessing

    Someone remembers, someone cares;
    Your name is whispered in someone’s prayers.
    ~Author Unknown

    Just thinking...............

    It was a beautiful day in NC.  High in the upper 60's...warmer tomorrow.  Remember January came in with a b-b-b-rrr?

    I do enjoy warm weather.

    Friday, January 4, 2008

    Thoughts to Consider



    Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
           - Joan Lunden

    A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
           - Irish Proverb

    These I should post in front of me everyday!

    Thursday, January 3, 2008

    Good to know people

    Yes, it is very good to know "people".....the kind you hear about in movies...."I'll have my people call your people"....

    My now x-roomie has a friend in the housing business who has said "Hey, call this guy ....he'll get you a good deal".

    Hopefully today I'll give him a call and wham bam thanky ma'm I'll have a new heat pump on the way and save some cha-ching!!

    Funny thing is I work in the building business myself and couldn't get this deal with my connections even.

    It is good to know people.


    Wednesday, January 2, 2008

    A New Year - New Journal


    Hello J-land!  It's Sharon coming to ya just wanting to start a pick me up spot for myself.

    2008----I want it to be great.

    I want to lose weight.

    I want to be happy.

    See?  I told you it was all about ME!

    New Year's Day:  Blah.  First full day home from Florida and my heat pump is dead.  Ran the emergency heat all night. 

    Deciding to lay off the favorite soda.  I've gained so much weight since Tom and I were married in 1997 and it is telling on me in ways I do not like.

    Like bending over to tie shoes or put on socks.

    So far '08 is not so great eh?

    My Nanny fixed me my requested meal of fried chicken, dry lima's, collards, rice and biscuits.

    Then I tried to help Miss T learn to ride her bike.

    I don't have the patience for that!

    So I rode it.......rode it down to the circle in the nearest neighborhood and around the circle about 5 times.

    Can you say Ouch? and Huff and Puff?

    That's when I bailed and had the Sundrop!  Comfort drink I guess.

    My dinner consisted of yeast rolls and peanut butter.  Real healthy!

    January 2 Today I am proud to announce that I went to the mall and walked ALL corridors!  My pedometer read 2025 when I sat down in the car.

    There are 4 wings in this mall; 3 are normal and one is long.  I started out in the longest one - the Food Court area - and had a Chik-fil-A combo with fruit and diet lemonade then took off!

    The first 3 wings were OK.  Then I started #4 thinking "GO!" - don't let it beat you. 

    It actually felt good to complete this walk.

    Today:  One 20oz coffee, 1 trail mix bar and NO Sundrop so far!

    Lord, keep me on the straight path!!