Thursday, January 24, 2013

Think Back Thursday--Silly

So I finally remembered to join my friend Debbie's meme Think Back Thursday. This week's topic is to find pictures that are silly. These are the one's I picked:

Matt, his friend Bobby and the Naked Cowboy in NYC
This guy in NYC actually dresses like this and plays guitar on the street. He is semi-famous for it and Matt decided to ham it up for the camera, lol

Nephew Jayden being silly while learning to read. He is my precious!

Me hamming it up at the web cam :-)

This is just silly :-)

Matt and Bobby during the school's Musical Theater Performance--in HAIR!

My cousin Shannon and her son Alex being silly on the trampoline

Nephew Breyon being a silly baby riding the vacuum <3

My three kids being silly in the pool in Florida

And again..Matt being silly...i see a pattern here.

Most of the silly pictures i found are of Matt, lol

Niece Erica stealing Aunt Shell's camera to pose silly pics

Niece Kyleigh Grace being silly during her sugar high on her first b-day

Well, those were the silliest pics i could find. Hope you enjoyed them. I enjoyed looking through my pics to find them!
If you want to join this meme, click  here   and it will send you to our host Debbie and Debbie's Digest.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Back 15 Meme

 In the spirit of getting back into blogging, i am doing some meme's until the creative juices start flowing. This is what i found to do today.

15) How do you vent out your anger? Usually i put the music up really loud and clean the house. If i can't do that, then i stuff it for a while until i either forget or until it wells up so much that i just yell at anyone who happens to be in the way.

16) Favorite toy as a child?  My older sister :-) As long as she was with me, i was happy..i played whatever she wanted to play just so i could be with her. When she wasn't around, i liked to play with my dolls, or make doll houses.

17) Favorite season? Spring...or fall....but probably spring

18) Do you ever get letters delivered by the post office?  Not usually...mostly bills. Sometimes i'll get a card if it's a holiday or birthday. I also haven't sent an actual letter in i can't remember how long :-)

19) When was the last time you laughed hard? Hmmm...i honestly can't remember...i laugh alot...just a real, hard laugh...not for a loooong time

20) What is on the floor of your closet? A LOT of shoes! Blankets, out of season clothes in a bin, but mostly shoes.

21) Are you any good at drawing? Not At All! I love to doodle...but real drawing? Nope. I had to quit the game "draw something" because i couldn't draw any of the suggested drawings, lol.

22) What did you do last night? Same thing i'm doing tonight. Chatting on facebook, watching tv, drinking some wine (it's the weekend).

23) What are you most afraid of? Surface fear: spiders. Deep fear: being alone

24) Plain,cheese or spicy hamburger? cheese

25) Favorite dog breed? The larger breeds--labs, german shepherds, husky

26) Favorite day of the week? Used to be Sunday..wish it still was, but it's just it's probably Saturday.

27) How many states / provinces / countries have you lived in? Five country

28) Diamond or pearl? DIAMOND

29) What is your wish for this new year?  To get a job that i am happy with 

30) New year resolutions
To not smoke cigarettes by the end of the year...e-cigs are ok..reg cigs are not

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

It's been a whole year since i posted anything! The last post i wrote was about the goals i had for 2012....of which most i did not complete!

SO, this year, i am just going to have a couple goals.

1. Blog at least twice a month.

I really want to get back into blogging. I need to remember that i started blogging so that i could have a journal of things to look back on and remember, since my brain is so foggy and i forget everything. I also started blogging so that my far-away family could stay connected with what we have been doing. Also, i often have things on my mind that stay there until I get it out, and i used to blog in order to get my thoughts in order. Oh, and also I used to end each blog with a few things i was thankful for...which is why i named it Seek the Silver Lining. It's important to me that i always look for the positive in any situation.
So, i want to get back into it.

2. Quit Smoking!

Now, i would love to say that i will stop smoking by the end of the year...but i don't want to set myself up for failure.  However, I do want to only smoke e-cigs by the end of the year. They are healthier than regular cigs, have no yucky smell, and do not have cancer-causing elements in them. Plus, Steve's insurance started charging us an extra monthly fee because i smoke, and i don't want to have to pay that next year. I wish I didn't want to smoke...and most of my smoking is just habit...i don't even really physically want most of them...what a waste of money and health! So, yeah, i really want to focus on this.

3. Pray and Listen to God more.

I really have not been disciplined at all this past year in this area. And really, that is a shame...because i know that talking and listening to my Creator is the first thing that I should do every day. I have always desired to get closer to God, but i don't do my part very well. This should not feel like a chore, but should just be natural for me...but it's not :( I have always had a deep love for God and my faith in Him and His hand in my life is strong...but really, i know that there is just so much more i could be doing for this goal is very important to me.

There are a few other things i am thinking of, but i'm gonna stop with those, since they are my top three goals this year.

This blog is the first step in helping me in my first goal. I don't know yet how i'm gonna try to reach my second goal. As for the third goal...i have a bunch of books i plan on reading about prayer...and my church is doing a bible reading program that i am going to sign up for. I would like to say that i plan on getting up a half hour earlier every day to read and talk to God, but I just don't think i'll get up at five.  I'll update when i have a solid plan for goals two and three.

Oh, i thought of another goal for 2013:

4. Get a job!!

I am done with my internship and will be volunteering at the school two days a week until i find a paying job. Maybe i will write a post about my intern experience one day. But getting a good job this year is totally something that i will strive for this year...hopefully sooner than later.

So, those are my goals.
I hope i do better this year than i did last year!

Today i am thankful for:

1. New beginnings
2. The new iron i just bought :-) Best iron ever!! it's a t-fal and glides through wrinkles like hot butter on toast!
3. My husbands new car! He finally got his company car and its a beaut!!
4. My husbands dedication to taking care of his health. He found out this year that he is diabetic..and promptly started eating right and exercising consistently and has lost fifty  pounds!