Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Wow! This week flew by, I honestly didn’t even realize it was Friday! This weekend my puppy bear graduates from his dog obedience class! We are so proud of him!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

But will it make you happy?

A friend of mine forwarded this article about simple living to me a couple of weeks ago and I finally had the chance to read it and I think you should too…

This goes hand in hand with how I’ve been feeling lately…I want to become a happiness ninja!!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

day two, three, and four...

I’ve been reading back a my blog posts and I feel terrible, I just feel like I’ve been being so negative, and I’m trying to turn this into a positive. This weekend was a blur, I finally got to that point, I need to center and balance myself…so I’ve decided, in the next 30 days I will work on myself, inward out, I will only surround myself with positive people who I can gain inspiration through, and I will begin to paint again. I will get my husband involved, break our routine, spend more time outdoors instead of in a gym or watching tv, and enjoy new things together. It’ll in turn make us grow together and strengthen our relationship. Guess its day one all over again…

Friday, August 20, 2010

day one

Does life have to be mundane? How and where do I get inspiration? Do I lack creativity? Am I not thinking outside the box? I need an artistic outlet!

My day consists of working 8:30ish to 5pm (which actually means 7:15am to 5:30 because of drive time), going to the gym (which means I don’t get home until 7pm), walking the dog with my hubby, showering, making dinner, having a glass of wine, watching tv, maybe reading a bit or surfing the net (blogs, FB, shopping, etc). Then going to bed and getting up the next day and doing it all over again, by the way this is Monday through Friday. On the weekends we usually have stuff to do, dog obedience classes for our puppy, family stuff, house cleaning, etc…when do I make time for my art? Am I too lazy to? Am I not passionate enough to make time for it? Am I really just making excuses????? So I guess for today, I will make an effort to make time in the now…

Seeking inspiration--- Tonight (Pizza & movie with the girls) Nat, Meg, & I are going to Pizza n Such for dinner and then we’re catching the 7 o’clock showing of Eat, Pray, Love, so that may just push me over the top or inspire me to just go and seek pleasure in life! To be continued…

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." --- Helen Keller

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

one day at a time

I’ve come to realize that I am not happy where I am as far as a career, I’ve always felt like I was made for more than just a 8-5 office job, but I’ve gotten comfortable where I am at. Now that my 9 year anniversary is only 2 months away, that feeling of not being satisfied is pulling at me hard and weighing me down. I’ve gone to culinary school, I’ve been to college and still have yet to find what fulfills my soul. I love to write but am not anywhere near my full potential, I love to cook, but I'm afraid not for a living, I love painting, but not a gifted painter, and so on... Many people have these fabulous creative ideas and they make a living with doing what they love, I admire and want that, yet I cannot seem to find my nitch. So now, I find myself here again, what should I do? So I have decided that I give myself until the end of the year to make this change. I will, one day at a time move forward in the right direction, to a new life, to a new me, to a happy place. Any ideas or suggestions?

Monday, August 16, 2010

weekend fun!

We had a really good weekend! James & I got new bikes, did some shopping in Downtown Pasadena, and we took family pictures, it was a really nice weekend! But this morning we both woke up with a bad cold, James had been sick since last week, but it finally hit him and he took me down with him. A cold in the summer is no fun, today we literally just laid on our couch all day in and out of sleep. It's horrible;( Ok, I'm done feeling sorry for myself, here are some pictures of the weekend!
The Perines
Perine kids

Perine Girls

Perine Boys

Saturday, August 14, 2010

cruising around town...

It's Saturday! Today James & I purchased new bikes, they're cruisers, super cute! Perfect for riding around town in;) We rode them home from the store, we worked up an appetite so we stopped by the Monrovia Market Grill to pick up some sandwiches and rode the rest of the way home! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

oh special day!

My good friend is getting married at the courthouse today, they just decided last minute to do it. I think it's so romantic, has me all giggly! Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Di Benedetto!!! Here are a few pictures I found around the web of some awesome courthouse weddings.

And here's a few pictures of the happy couple! "Going to the Chapel"...

Friday, August 6, 2010

we're back!

We’re back from the beach! It was a nice week of relaxing in the sun, bike riding on the board walk, indulging in food and wine (or whatever we felt like), ahhh, just what I soon to follow;)