It seems as though every time I turn around I hear about "the key to happiness" or "money won't buy you happiness" or some other clever saying about happiness. But what is happiness? Well, first I'd like to say, whoever said "money can't buy you happiness" isn't entirely correct. Where it is true that you cannot literally buy happiness, having the means to do the things that make you happy can't hurt!
My first full taste of pampering came when I was given a gift package, from hubby of course, to a very popular Spa in the area. It was good for a mani/pedi, facial, massage and other girlie galore! I had my nails and feet done a few times before, but never a full day at the spa. I have to say, it was the best experience in my life! But let's wake up and be honest, times are tough right now and I don't think anyone really has the time OR money to spend on days at the spa every couple of weeks or so.
SO, naturally when I came across an article in the Weight Watchers (September/October 2009) Edition, it caught my interest. "Bliss Out for Less." Anyways, I figured I would pass some of the tips along to you guys and see how they work out for you as well as myself!
(1) Fill one bowl with cold water and ice, another with warm water. Plunge your hands into the cold water for 90 seconds, then into the warm for 90 seconds. Repeat 5 times then dry and moisturize hands
(2) Take a tennis ball and, while seated, roll it over the sole of each foot ten times. You can also lie on the ground and place the ball under your neck or upper back and roll up and down over the ball. Focus on tense or sore muscles
(3) Gaze at a point straight ahead of you and focus on it. Breathe through the nose and inhale while counting to four, pause then exhale while counting to four. Repeat a few times.
There are many, many more "spa" like tricks in the magazine, definitely worth checking out!
Update soon I promise!
Anyways, while getting my nails done last night, the boy that worked at the shop turned on G.I. Joe. I hadn't seen it because hubby said it wasn't that great, so I figured why waste my time that wouldn't live up to my expectations. Well, little did I know that one of my all time favorite hunky actors, Brendan Fraser, was in it! God, he is such a sexy older man. Anyways, I figured today I would dedicate a post to him and all of his hunkiness. Enjoy ladies!!
GRRRROOOOOWWWWL times 5000
I also won't go into full detail about specifics (mainly because I'm still not sure about the action I am taking), but I will say that it was by a pure miracle I was saved. Robert and Raul came in for Robert's birthday weekend and the second I saw him, I knew I needed to leave with him and figure it out as I went along. I abandoned all hope for a normal life without him, it just wasn't going to happen. Robert, I'm pretty sure, knew this as well. He knew he was my saving grace. & if by the hands of God, he became my knight in shinning armor that I had prayed for all alone.
Since that time, I found employment the very next day in Texas. We have never been happier. I have never been happier in my life. I found a part of me I had lost long ago that I feared I would never find again. So now, when I go out to a party or a club, I don't need to go straight for the Jack, I just turn to Robert and I have everything I need. I can have fun completely sober and I'm okay with that. Don't get me wrong, I still DO cut loose and have fun drinking, but it isn't a neccessity to my survival anymore. I have everything I need & that's all I've ever wanted.
I suddenly woke up to realize it was only 4:30 in the morning, I was not late, and all of that crazy randomness was, in fact, a dream.
& to answer your question before you ask, I don't do drugs and I haven't drank in forever. so I have no idea what happened there!
It begins with watching this video:
This is our song. We've had many, but this one really gives me goosebumps. It reminds me of when we first met. It reminds me every morning is a great morning when I can wake up to him. It reminds me of everything we've ever done or had together. It reminds me of his beautiful singing voice that can soothe my soul, any time, day or night. It reminds me to be a better person, if not for myself, for him. This is our song.
As most of you may have figured out by now, he didn't return to collect his garbage and dispose of it properly. Instead, he and his son got in their car and prepared to depart, leaving the workers to pick up after them, almost like their personal maid. My husband, being just as disgusted as me, walked over to their table, grabbed some napkins and started picking up their garbage and tossing in the garbage can. It took us all of 15 seconds to completely clear the table, the whole event took so little time that the man was still buckling his seat belt. I looked at him until he was forced to make eye contact. This is when my bad temper kicked in. Robert is always my saving grace. Had he not been there, I know I would have walked outside and asked him to get out of the car. Child there or not, this man needed to be taught a lesson, even if it is from someone half his age. But I did not do this, because I know I would have been stopped. Instead I mouthed the word "asshole." How did he react you ask? He waved. To this, I laughed, which seemed to anger him (ever notice that when people are mad and you laugh at them, it just pisses them off more?).
I just don't understand. What would possess someone to do that? The most ridiculous part about it, the kid had through his crusts all over the table. Obviously he was never taught table manners. I chalk it up to this, obviously the man was just a nasty, dirty, slob with no respect for others and thus, no respect for himself ultimately. I should confirm that thought with myself based off of the way he was dressed, a holey dirty black shirt, dirty shorts, purple socks and dingy shoes.
That's it, I'll just tell myself he's a slob. There is no way someone could possibly be that rude and disrespectful.....
Anyways, check out the video below. Season finale of Daisy was last night, SOOOO aggravated she didn't pick Flex.
So, as everyone now knows, I have been on a major kick on getting healthy again. Now that I have cleansed my mind & some of my soul, I'm working non-stop on my body. I've been eating pretty healthy, going to the gym, but I think it's time to give myself a little boost.
A co-worker/friend of mine and I are going to go on the "Lemonade Diet." For those of you who are unfamiliar with this diet, it is pretty simple. You make a lemonade like mixture (organic lemon juice, tiny amount of maple syrup, cayenne pepper and, of course, water. Gross right? lol well, you drink the mixture (6-12 glasses a day) for about 10 days. Nothing else is to be consumed while on this diet. Absolutely no food, also no vitamins, the mixture contains every vitamin the body needs during this process. It is to cleanse the body.
I'll be sure to post and let you know how it all goes!
Robert admitted that he has done more in this area in the short time that I have been here than he had in the past year & I can easily believe him. I am not the type of person that can sit on the side and do nothing. I tried to repress those feelings for a while & learned that there is no way to get rid of them but instead, I'd have to use them & act out whatever my little heart desired.
Ice skating was an adventure. I clung to the wall for the first few times around. Robert tried to be a hot shot whipping around me, until he realized he couldn't stop. I came to his rescue, slowly, but surely.
My first major league baseball game was surely not the last. I had such a great time. We bought tickets in the nose bleed section because I thought we'd be saving some money. The view was GREAT! I would never buy anything other than those seats. The atmosphere was great. At one point I closed my eyes and breathed in the air & took in the sounds around me. This is what it felt like to be alive.