Ever since I first heard this song I just cannot seem to get it out of my head. Its just so catchy! It makes me want to dance and be happy!
Daft Punk- Get Lucky
Have a great weekend!
Friday, May 31, 2013
I remember her from when I was 14 years old, when I used to tear out pictures from magazines and post them all over my bedroom walls. She was super chic then and is still super chic now. Oh and she wears lots of black too which is my color of choice most of the time!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Is there a plank in your eye?
I received this email today. The title caught me and reeled me in. We’re (almost) all guilty of judgment. So I thought I would share.
I had a doctor’s appointment for little Dem a couple of weeks ago, so I was sitting in the doctor’s office hallway, waiting for our turn.
A young couple with a 6 or 7 year old boy was waiting with us.
While little Dem was slowly walking around the hallway, exploring new surroundings, the older boy kept whining, throwing toys on the floor, and pushing on his parents nerves.
At one point he stumbled and with surprised look on his face sat on his bottom. He looked up at his mother, who immediately rushed to him with a panicked look on her face, grabbed him in her arms and started feverishly whispering “It’s ok, oh, it’s ok, it will pass soon…”
The boy took the hint and started crying.
It was obvious that he was in no pain, he was just following his mother’s lead and behaving himself just as she expected.
What was the first thing I did?
Immediately in my head I judged her.
“What an unwise parenting,” I thought, “She is really just spoiling the child. What kind of man will he grow up to be?”
Of course in this moment I felt very “wise” myself, full of parental pride and my own superiority.
In a minute or two my conscious mind finally woke up and the awareness came “Here, I’m judging again.”
I was ashamed, really.
Judging is the habit that I battle with constantly.
Judging leads to fault finding, stereotyping, manipulation, and blame. The judgments instill fear, defensiveness, inferiority, resentment, hatred, and disliking.
By judging others we get into trouble when conversing with other people. Our relationships suffer. Our friendships suffer. We feel like there is a wall between us and others.
I don’t want these things in my life, so I’m working hard to stop judging and labeling people.
The truth is, that when you stop being judgmental, one magical thing happens.
People feel it and respond to it.
Once you learn how not to judge you will become a powerful person.
Your personal magnetism will radiate in every conversation. People will feel at ease when talking to you and love your company. When you remove judgments, communication tears open and people begin to, at last, understand one another.
Don't you agree? I'm subscribed to Arina's quote of the day and she always gives me something to think about.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
My husband has been out of town on business a lot lately. So I've been spending a lot of evenings alone. I haven't been cooking much, mostly snacking or picking a subway sandwich for lunch and having half for lunch and half for dinner. Tonight I decided to cook something decent for myself, didn't know what I had in hand, so I came home looked in the fridge and pantry and came up with this.
Here's what I used:
Half package of whole wheat penne rigate.
2-3 tbsp of butter
3/4 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup of diced queso fresco
1 slice of smoked bacon
1 cup of medium cooked shrimp
2 handfuls of grape tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic mashed & minced
Here's how I prepared it:
I cooked the pasta until al dente12-13 minutes. Cooked the bacon, got rid of the fat but left the flavor, in the same pan I melted the butter and added the heavy cream, mixed and simmered for 5 minutes. I then added the cheese and garlic, blended quickly with a whisk. In a separate pan I cooked the tomatoes in olive oil for a few minutes turned off the the heat, then added the cooked shrimp. I added to cooked pasta to the cream sauce added pepper to taste. Then combined with the tomatoes and shrimp. I topped it with diced bacon. It turned out delish! Definitely made a little too much so I will have plenty of left overs.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Saturday I stayed in all day. Cleaned, relaxed, had some Micheladas (Clamato, mexican beer, fresh lime juice, Tapatio, and Tajin). Sunday I went to a bridal shower and hung out with my sister in law after. She came over and we walked into old town for drinks and appetizers. Today I woke up and made potatoes and eggs in a hole for breakfast. Took the pups on a walk and will probably just BBQ and relax today. Happy Memorial Day!
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Just got done watching Moonrise Kingdom. What a cute love story. Sam and Suzy are such cute characters. I love everything about it, the scenery, costumes and the characters. Probably my favorite Wes Anderson picture and I truly really love The Royal Tenenbaums. Can't believe it took me so long to see it!
Where is the coolest place you've ever spent the night? Memorial Day weekend a few years back (or more) I stayed at a lighthouse. It's was definitely one of the most unique places that I had ever stayed over night. Here are a few pictures of the lighthouse, area and caretaker's home.
Walking down to the lighthouse
View from inside the lighthouse tower
Stairs leading to the lighthouse
View from upstairs bedroom
View out front
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Farewell to the office, one of my all time favorite shows. When I watched the final episode I cried, after Michael (Steve Carrell) left the show last season, I did not think the show would survive without him. Although it did struggle, it was a proper send off, the finale was perfect. Farewell...thank goodness we'll always have the reruns.