Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

"Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong."


To Armed Forces veterans both past and present, may this Memorial Day be a reminder of the courageous difference you make and have made not only for the United States but for so many other countries as well.

And to honor those who have served our country and given their all for us.....let's each do something to make this country a better place to live!

As JFK once said.....

"As not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Inspirational Story

Inspirational Dog Story - click on link to read.


What an amazing survival story and love.  As to travel as this dog did with two broken legs to find his way home after being tossed by a tornado, well one can only interpret that as a love so deep for his family he would do anything to get back home to them. So sad that he could not stay with his family right away because his house had been reduced to debris.  But what a great example of the beauty of  unconditional love that dogs hold in their hearts.  If only that kind of love could fill everyones heart and soul.

For some reason the story made me think of the Cold Play song Fix You.   So thought I would simply share the lyrics to this beautiful song as well.


When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need

When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep

Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face

When you lose something you can't replace

When you love someone, but it goes to waste

Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you

And high up above or down below

When you're too in love to let it go

But if you never try you'll never know

Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home

And ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down on your facehen you lose something you cannot replace

Tears stream down on your face

And on your face I...

Tears stream down on your face

I promise you I will learn from my mistakes

Tears stream down on your face

And on your face I...

Lights will guide you home

And ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you


 













Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Power of Words

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. “  
Words have power.  They can lift us up or break us down. They can hurt hearts or heal hearts.

Words can and do have an affect on those around us.  Words can have a profound, unimaginable affect.  That is why we should all watch what we say, take our words more seriously, think before we speak because we never know who or what we are affecting.

Words have just that power.  They can leave us feeling joyfully happy, or painfully sad.


Do you talk positively toward your family, friends, spouse, co workers or even strangers?  Or do you talk negatively to them?   Do you build the people up in your life by choosing encouraging words, or do you tear them down by using judging, criticizing words?


Words become rather set in stone once said.  It is hard to take back once said.  It is hard for people to forget especially hurtful words. And yet why do we find it hard to refrain from saying words we know will only harm?  Even when not so nice words are mustered followed by "just joking" does that make it okay?  The affect of the words has still been felt. 


An incredible example of the power of words is with children.  And maybe that is why some of use are the way we are to begin with because we learned early in childhood.  But kids pick up words incredibly fast, and they learn from us how to use words.  If they hear us be critical or judgemental of another they will learn to be too.  If they hear us use positive words, or even simply apologize to others....they will learn to do the same.  Children watch and listen to how we talk to others and then usually follow our examples. 

Or another example if the social media bullying we read about in the news.  Teenagers being bullied with hurtful, judgemental words on sites such a Facebook.  The hurtful words leaving deep wounds on many of their hearts and souls, even causing a few to even want to give up their lives.  Oh if that isn't the most profound example of the power of words.

It happens with adults as well.  Being around a person who is negative, condescending, critical or just has nothing good to say, usually makes those around them feel bad and brings those they talk to down to their level.  Where as being around someone positive, happy or has nothing but good to say usually makes those around them feel good and brings them up to their level. 

And let's not forget it all starts with good communication.  Finding ways to both listen and share our thoughts with those around us in positive ways.  To really listen and to genuinely make time to talk to those important people in our lives or around us.  Good communication and quality conversation hold the key in many ways as well.


There is so much power in words.  They can inspire us to greatness, enable us to share our deepest feelings with one another, create loving relationships and so much more. Words can change the very core of who we are.  And when used with care and kindness, they can change the world around us.

Think about how you choose to use your words.  And if hurtful words do take the place of loving ones find it in your heart to sincerely apologize.  Let's all try to use words to encourage and uplift others.  Most importantly just always keep in mind the power that words have.

Besides energy is contagious so the more positive, loving words you express the more you will attract back into your life.

Choose words carefully and always with wisdom and love!
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Too Early

"Sleep is like the unicorn - it is rumored to exist, but doubt I will see any."

Too early....but here I am.  First it was 6, then 5:30, 5 and now 4am!  (and no one needs to get up until 6:45)   And it's happening pretty much everyday now.  Beginning to worry that it might get even earlier than that....

The man's poor sleeping habits are now starting to affect me as well.  Have I mentioned I'm a light sleeper?  As soon as he makes any kind of noise like going to the bathroom, or walking around the bedroom I'm pretty much awakened.  And of course cannot get back to sleep.  Does that happen to anyone else? 

He on the other hand wakes up watches tv, and even dozes back to sleep.  Leaving me to toss and turn in the wee hours of the morning.  So this morning I thought to myself I can't stand it any longer, I might as well do something productive instead of lay there dwelling on the fact I'm missing precious sleep. (so I decided to work on bills figure if anything might make me drowsy it would be that)  Nada.  So here I am blogging as well.  And browsing photos of happily sleeping people and animals. :) 

 If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he'd make a fortune


Think we need to get a bed for one of our extra rooms, I remember my grandparents did that because of their different sleeping habits.  He liked to sleep, she had trouble sleeping.  So on the nights he really wanted a good nights sleep he slept in their spare bedroom.  I'm at the point where that sounds like a great idea as I just want a few nights a week where I can sleep 7-8 hrs straight through.  (not sure I even remember what that is like)  Experts say for optimal energy/health people should get 7-9 hours a sleep a night. Now I know that differs for many people but I have to admit I find 7-8 the best, any less and I tend to feel out of sorts or run down.
 
It's strange too because years ago, when I first met my man, I thought he slept a lot but maybe it's because he used to go to bed so much later. We used to be able to sleep until at least 8,  even remember him sleeping right through until 10 some weekends.  Whatever the reason I'm wondering if there might be some natural remedies/ideas/vitamins to help him sleep through the night or even things that might help me get back to sleep after his noise/movement wakes me up.  I've read up on a few things but who knows if they really work.
 Ah the joys and perils of sleep......


"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Musings

Monday and pretty much everyday seems like the same here as even the weather has been cloudy/rainy/stormy for about over a week now. Philadelphia actually had a confirmed tornado as well.  It was scary seeing the emergency warnings flash across the tv telling people to seek shelter.  Overall we had but one day of part sun.  And much the same for this week only now they are saying it will be hot, humid and stormy. 

As weekends go it was rather perfect.  Saturday was spent Chip n Putting with the man.  The sun actually came out for a few hours.  Warmed up at by hitting some balls at the driving range beforehand.  (good deal too as we had buy one get one free coupons for everything)  Golfing is really a lot of fun. Oh sometimes I get frustrated if I play poorly but you know I just remind myself it's just a game, it's great to be able to just be out in nature and able to play.

Afterwards my sister and niece came over for a little bbq.  I was very excited as it's not often that last minute plans work out like that.  So we were very happy to have them come over and spend time with us.  My niece simply amazes me, she seems so very intelligent and inquisitive for her age.  She always manages to somehow brighten anywhere she goes.  It felt like the icing on the cake of the day.

Sunday was spent lounging, in fact we spent the afternoon/evening relaxing in bed. lol  I tuned in for the Celebrity Apprentice as well, Trump definitely had a tough decision as both Rich and Matlin were amazing.  Though I think John Rich was the right choice as he had been project manager more than anyone else, and he did an amazing job on just about all tasks he was given.

The only negative part of the weekend was yet again the man didn't hold his promise to review the documents from the irs he received.  Apparently, he filled out something wrong and now owes more.  So I was going to sit down to help him figure it out this weekend but as I've said he avoids dealing with his personal finances at all costs.  Talk about frustrating!

Anyway....spent the morning running errands, came home started baking blueberry muffins only to realize I had run out of muffin cups.  So jumped back into the car ran to closest store only to find out they had none, so drove to a smaller market thinking no way will they have them but luckily they did.  So I arrive home to find the lawn guys blocking the driveway and street in front of  the house.  So I double park car trying to scrabble to move the flower pots so they don't get weed whacked like previously.

Then go back to car, try to park car in first spot I find. Everyone around here seems to have lots of kids/people living in their homes but only one car parked in their driveways so the street gets packed with cars.  Rush into house to finish baking muffins, then look down to realize my flip flops are covered in grass and so are just about all the floors in the house.  Needless to it created more work than I anticipated but the muffins came out great.

Okay enough of my musings it's time for a little playoff hockey and hoops this evening.....


Friday, May 20, 2011

Unconditional Love

"we come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see and imperfect person perfectly"

Unconditional love is possibly one of the most beautiful things in the world.  And I believe only when love comes with no conditions is it true and real.  When people feel they are free to be completely themselves, accepted and loved for exactly who they are, not what they are.  In many ways it requires unselfishness to the highest degree.

And so it was a recent story from a friend that left me pondering love. As she told me a story about how her live in boyfriend of many years informed her recently he didn't want to get married unless they had a child first, as he wanted to make sure they could have kids. (they are both getting older I suppose)  Meanwhile she has been patiently waiting for him because when they first met he had told her he took marriage seriously (his parents are divorced) so creating a strong relationship was more important than anything even having kids, that they could explore other alternatives like adoption if need be.  Think those are the pertinent details.
So....
I thought to myself real love doesn't issue ultimatums like that. Well at least that's what I feel.  It can't be love if one person will just disappear if their ultimatum isn't met.  And it's sad to think people might treat love like that, or treat another's love rather insignificantly like it is easily disposable.  And that is where love separates itself into two forms.  Unconditional and conditional.

Unconditional love is love given without any conditions, it's true and genuine. The love has no limits or boundaries, it does not require anything but one to be exactly who they are, imperfections and all. It is freely given without expectations of receiving in return. It looks past all those things one thinks they supposedly need to love someone. Unconditional love is loving another regardless of certain qualities or actions.  It is essentially holding another's heart in our hand like it is our own.

There is never an "if" in this equation, only a promise to love and support no matter what. Unconditional love is caring about the happiness of another person without any thought for what one might get for themselves. For example this is the kind of love that says in sickness and health, for better or worse and means it, doesn't run off when people or things change or are less then perfect.  It finds a way to make it through anything.  This love is based on emotions, feelings, intimacy, all things related to the heart and soul.


Unlike conditional love which depends on what is received from another person to give love in return.  This kind of love is selfish, superficial, and lacks substance. For example, I will love you if....you are rich, if you have a great car, if you are pretty or handsome, if you have a good body, if you can have kids, if you are the perfect weight, if you hold a certain job or degree, if you do this or that for me, etc.. This love asks for something in return, it has a condition.  This kind of love stands in the way of real love.

As soon as "if" comes into the equation in whatever way..it is conditional love. This kind of love is hurtful, it is not real it disappears quickly when the conditions are not met. It's based on things not feelings, emotions or intimacy. And if love can be that easily withdrawn than can it truly be love in the first place?

I suppose we must keep in mind that not everyone's soul is open to real love as well.  Maybe there are lessons to be learned before they can get there, or maybe they choose not to see the lesson being shown them.  There are many a person shut off from love due to past experience, family history, fear, etc., or maybe because they just know no better.  If only there could be required courses on love.  Or if only everyone could grow up knowing what it felt like to be loved unconditionally or to see it expressed between their family maybe that would help too.  Who knows....

Yes indeed, love is a complicated thing, but one thing is for sure there is nothing like unconditional love.  It's a rare gem to be treasured when one finds or has it. 

True unconditional love has the power to heal, bind people together, bring peace, and create infinite relationships  beyond our capacity to even imagine.  Anything is possible with this kind of love.

And I wish we could all learn how to love a bit more unconditionally, and stop trying to place conditions on love. 



"If you judge someone, you have no time to love them."




Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Woof Wednesday

Welcome to Woof Wednesday, please meet Caeser and Chant two special Westie brothers in need of a loving home.  And they need to find a loving home that will take them together.   You see they lost the only home they ever knew due to hard times.

The tough economy and job market right now is not only affecting people but many, many dogs and animals as well.  I know first hand, as after being laid it was hard enough to afford food bills let alone the dogs vet bills.  So I can only imagine how many others are being faced with the same situation.  It saddens me so much to think anyone would have to give up their beloved pets because of financial hard times.  And that is why I'm hoping someone out there will be able to help our little guys today. 

And maybe if you know of someone with pets who has been laid off or a family who is struggling financially, we can also find ways to help those people as well so they don't have to give up their pets.  Donate pet food, treats or toys, help with medical expenses, offer to walk or help take care of the pet, whatever ways anyone can think of to allow those going through hard times to remain with their pets. 

Back to Caeser and Chant....both are very good dogs, they were well taken care of, love people and enjoy respectful children as well.  They would be lovely additions to any family or home.

Do you, or someone you know, have room in their hearts and home for these two loving westies?  Contact information is provided below.   Let's find these guys the loving home they so deserve!




Caeser 8 yr old and Chant 12 yr old
West Highland Terriers
 Westie Rescue Of New England Inc. Boston, MA
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19446025


{Please keep in mind a dog is a lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care,training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}


*If you want to be apart of "Woof Wednesdays" email Lauren at [lcairdo@gmail.com] or leave a comment! We would Love to bring you on board!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Good Morning America

Okay, so I have been watching Good Morning America since I was a kid.  It just always appealed to me more than any other morning show. 

I loved Charlie and Diane together.  Even Joan Lunden.

And when Diane, Robin, Chris, and Sam started doing the show together I was ecstatic as I thought their chemistry was perfect for morning tv.  They were professional yet had a charisma, chemistry, and genuine humor together that made it fun to watch. 

So you can imagine my disappointment when the foursome was no longer.  When Diane moved on to the Nightly News and they took Chris away for no apparent good reason I thought maybe just maybe they knew what they were doing.  I mean abc has a host of other great reporters such as David Muir, Bill Weir, Terry Moran, Elizabeth Vargas, Bianna Golddryga, Ashley Banfield, and so one just assumed one of them would step in.  But noooo.....somewhere along the way the producers seemed to lose their way.  In fact, the recent addition of Josh Elliot and Lara Spencer just seems really out of place and flat.

Juding from the message boards, blogs, tweets, and even articles in the paper I have been reading apparently I'm not the only one who feels this way,  It appears a lot of fans are clearly upset with the direction the show has taken. 

All I know is mornings are just not the same.


Bring back the team!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Musings

Monday is here already.   Apart from picking out a new couch this weekend (a free replacement for the one that broke), it was basically quiet.  So not too much to recap. 

It's a rather dreary Monday on the East Coast.  The humidity is rather high, and the clouds make it appear as if a storm could pop up at any moment. And they are saying that is basically the forecast for the week.Yikes.

Actually this weather seems to encourage my baking side, and I'm mulling over whether to try making homemade Italian bread.  The recipe sounds rather simple so I figure why not.  Also picked up some blueberries to make muffins.  I find muffins are great to snack on anytime. 

My thoughts have been so scattered lately.  So much I want to write but the words just don't seem to be flowing freely.  It's as if my thoughts have become a little introspective.  I've been pondering how I'd like to incorporate more intimate moments.  And maybe a little more of this in my world....

Candle light dinner with good conversation.


A play day at the beach with the man,
 with no phones, tvs or laptops.


More moments filled with kisses, hugs, and I love you.


Some of my favorite days are those spent out in nature, with no technological distractions, just taking in life with the man and little one!  

And those are my musings for this Monday.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Woof Wednesday


Woof Wednesday and I am honored to introduce you to Shasta, a special West Highland Terrier.
She is a sweet, little dog who happens to not be able to see, but yet is able with a little time and patience is able to learn how to get around with no problem.  

We know first hand how amazing dogs with certain disabilities can be, as our westie developed site problems at a young age.  And though challenging for her at times she is able to play ball on non carpeted floors where she can follow the sound of the ball, she is able to go for walks just like any other dog, and is remarkable in spite of the challenges life has given her.

So if you know of anyone willing to take the time to help this little dog learn their way around a home, a yard, and a neighborhood please pass along Shasta's information.  Shasta is a sweet dog looking for a good, loving home.  Let's show her what it means to be loved unconditionally by finding her a good family and home!


Shasta
West Highland Terrier
Rockville Center, NY



{Please keep in mind a dog is a lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care,training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}
*If you want to be apart of "Woof Wednesdays" email Lauren at [lcairdo@gmail.com] or leave a comment! We would Love to bring you on board!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Inspiration

Not quite sure why, but lately I have not felt inspired.   In fact,  just writing this I am struggling with finding the right words to accurately describe how I feel.  I kinda feel like my creativity has been drained.  And even maybe lacking in a spiritual sense as well.  The dreamer in me, that always seems to be able to find a little magic to each day feels asleep. 

Could it be I have fallen in the doldrums of this unemployment situation?  With all the effort guess I thought I would have found something spectacular by now, or at least something. haha (plus the solitude of being home all day with no one to talk to gets a tad boring/lonely at times) 

Maybe I just need more time at the beach, that is where I tend to feel the most inspired.  Having once lived in a small beach town it's hard to live anywhere else.  You know a beach vacation would definitely help but not exactly in the budget at the moment. haha 


Or could it be my mans way of thinking rubbing off on me at times too.  Sometimes he has a way of looking at things that is opposite of me which makes me see a side of life I don't always like or believe is right. (if that makes any sense)  And sometimes it makes me feel sad to think about a world like that, which can silence inspiration at times. haha  Maybe I need to turn off the news as well. (its hard to find tv shows that don't involve a lot of drama anymore, ones that simple make you feel good and laugh)


Then again maybe it has to do with the fact that I am overwhelmed with too many thoughts,ideas, to do lists, dreams,desires, wondering how to make it all a reality which causes any inspiration to be clouded as well.  Or maybe I'm just not spending enough time doing creative things. 


Maybe instead of waiting to feel inspiration, I need to simply somehow just create it.  Or find a way to be more productive when I do feel it. 

Or could it be I've gotten away from doing those little things that make me feel a deeper connection to life and a higher power.  I don't remember the last time I just laid in bed and prayed at night. (something I used to do pretty much every night before going to bed)   Maybe I just need to spend a little time outdoors each day as well.  Sometimes simply looking at the puffy clouds on a sunny day or stars on a clear, dark night can bring such inspiration.
 

Who knows.....

All I know is I desire and need to feel a little inspiration, creativity, magic, or whatever you want to call it. 
 



Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Musings

Wow is it really Monday already?

The weekend seemed to fly by.  Our Saturday involved two parties for my niece.  A kids party in the morning, followed by a family party in the evening.   And it is amazing how kids parties have changed since I was little.  We used to go to someones house play some games like pin the tail on the donkey, hit a pinata or two, and eat some cupcakes.  Now these kids have all out high tech parties! 

My niece had her party at what they refer to as "Pump It Up".  You know those inflatable jumping castles people rent?  Well this place is nothing but those air filled machines....they have basketball courts, obstacle courses, slides, climbing walls, and much more.  In fact, even the adults are welcome to play.  And play I did! 




I jumped right in with the niece, her friends and all their parents. Played until we had to get out to eat lunch. haha  It was so much FUN!   Which leaves me asking....where were these places when we were young?  Anyway....the adult party paled in comparison to the Pump It Up party.  (The man snapped this great family photo, though him and the brother in law are both missing from it, so hard to get everyone in a photo)


Sunday was just a complete chill out day trying to recover from all the playing the day before. haha  My man did good too, he and the doggie got me the most beautiful flowers and card for Mother's Day.  It was just sweet that he thought to do that.  As pet mommy and daddys are just as much parents too!  : )


After this weekend though it just makes me wonder how come as adults we don't all play more?  No I don't mean go out to bars/clubs, party all night,drink or any of that stuff.  I mean simply play like we did when we were kids? Shoot hoops, play catch, ride bikes, skateboard, draw, paint, board games, video games or whatever else we all did for fun as kids.  There is something to be said for that kind of good old fashioned play!

Just my thoughts for this Monday. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.


Since I already gave my mother a heartfelt card with pretty flowers.  And our weekend was filled with fun moments together, leaving little time to write on here what I truly wanted.

I will simply say this.  I love my mother more than words can ever describe or express.  She is the one person who I trust in this crazy world, whose kindness goes way beyond the definition of kind, the one person I can depend on to just be there in the good and the not so good times, her honesty is enlightening, her loyalty fierce.  The good I believe exists in this world is because of her. She is simply a good person, no more like amazing.  And the love I feel for her simply cannot be put into words.

Today my little Angel, who is my baby, gave me these flowers for Mother's Day.  She reminded me that I'm the glue that keeps our little family together.   But she has no idea she is the true glue.  She is the one that taught me what it means to be a mommy and to love unconditionally.  But had it not been for my amazing mother I would not have had a clue. 

So to my little one I'm glad I'm your mommy.  And to my mother you are my sunshine!

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Nature Song

Live fully and honestly.
Feel this whispers of the trees,
the warmth of the sun,
and nature's beautiful song.

Friday, May 6, 2011

House Dream

When I was younger I used to spend a lot of time dreaming about traveling the world, and living in places I have always desired.   So when I actually started traveling, and living in those places I always dreamed well a funny thing happened I actually started longing to create roots somewhere. 

Moving around, and even traveling was fun, but it can get tiresome in some ways.  And I started to miss being close to family and having a place to officially call home.  Hence the idea of owning a home slowly became appealing. 
So this week when we got a little news about our current home I felt disappointed.  You see, we have been renting our cute cottage house from another couple who wanted to save money especially for their wedding, they already have a duplex half a hour from here and were not sure where they eventually wanted to live. It seemed like the perfect opportunity.

We were hoping they would remain undecided for a while, or maybe even consider the rent to own option, but just found out this week that they have decided to make this house their permanent residence. (she wants to be close to her parents/work who are basically down the street)  Hence in about 6-12 months we will have to look for yet another place.

I feel disappointed as I love this little cottage house and the neighborhood too.  We have not got my man's credit to the point we can buy a house just yet. (unless we want astronomical interest rates)  Which is a bummer because we have been working hard on it.  Plus the fact that I still have not be able to find a job on par with my last position has made saving money near impossible. (a story in itself)

Even renting could be a challenge, as trying to find a cute, affordable place, in a nice neighborhood, with the man's credit and having a dog can make it a challenge as well. (and we pretty much need first floor places due to my dog not being able to see)  The house we live in now is the first place my dog has been able to walk out the front door and go to the bathroom without having to be carried.  Due to her advanced cataracts she can't walk up or down steps unless they are the really wide type.  So any place with steep staircase is pretty much out. Anyway....

Considering I'm a clean freak, who loves to garden, takes immaculate care of any place we live, and basically gives the places we rent nice makeovers.... well people should be knocking down our door to rent or even sell to us. haha 

Truth be told I'm tired of moving around.  I yearn to buy our own little house, a place we can decorate and renovate as we desire, with a yard where we can create and plant flower gardens, do our own landscaping and more....a home we can simply establish roots in.  Oh we would take such good care of it, and be so happy just to know it was our very own.

Sometimes I get frustrated because I know people who own homes and could care less.  They want nothing to do with maintaining or taking care of it.  It is as if they don't appreciate what they have.  And some days it just makes me wonder. How come everyone else seems to be able to own their own home but us. And I know that I should not be thinking like that but some days it's hard not too.  Between trying to find a job and then finding that out about the house I'm just feeling so out of sorts. haha  So....

While outside planting flowers today I just started thinking about how much I want a house.  Then I started daydreaming about what it would look like, what kind of gardens I would create, and wondering if any of it would be possible sooner rather than later.  At least dreaming helped me focus on the positive rather then dwell on the negative!

I just adore these cape cod and/or cottage type homes.




Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Woof Wednesday

Welcome to Woof Wednesday....please meet Scruffy, AJ, and Faith.  Their story is rather sad in that their owner passed away leaving them with no place to go.  They need a new home where they can heal together.  And that is the key finding a home they can all go to together.  Do you, or anyone you know, have room in your heart for three small dogs?

Scruffy is AJ and Faith's father.  So let's find a way to allow this little family to stay together.  They already miss their owner, and need each other as that is all they have ever known.  Please if you know of anyone willing to adopt the dogs together contact the Last Chance Rescue for which I have provided a link below.




Scruffy 10, AJ & Faith 7-8 yrs old
West Highland White Terrier/Schnauzer Mix
Last Chance Rescue, Winchester, NH





{Please keep in mind a dog is a lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care,training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

*If you want to be apart of "Woof Wednesdays" email Lauren at [lcairdo@gmail.com] or leave a comment! We would Love to bring you on board!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Musings

Monday, yeah one step closer to the weekend!   It seems every Monday peoples sentiment's seem to revolve around wishing the weekend could be longer or just have more hours in the day to do everything people desire to do, because let's face it people tend to spend a majority of their time and lives at work.

For many weekends are the highlight of life, and I wish everyone could have more time spent doing what they love and being with whom they love. 

In fact, today I'm keeping the musings simple and sweet.

Our weekend was fun and lovely.  It was how every weekend should be.  In fact, some of those little daydreams of mine in a previous post came a reality.  Which is always good.

So here's a little Einstein inspiration from my good ole little desk calendar today. (I love these daily little quote calendars)  And I hope this Monday the Flyers can find a way to win game two.  Go Flyers!

Three Rules Of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity,
From discord find harmony,
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.


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