Sunday, June 28, 2015

Soul Sunday

If you believe that you are what you feel, then life truly stems from your thoughts and emotions. Affirmations or the process of repeating positive words can boost your spirit to new levels. We must translate our thoughts into words and eventually into intention in order to manifest what we want in our reality. Affirmations are proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains and have the power to change people’s lives. Science also says that positive self-talk definitely brings about changes in the brain.
Here are 10 powerful affirmations that can change your life.
1) I can achieve greatness
One of the most influential ones is to tell yourself on a daily basis that you can achieve all the greatness in life. Focus on your vision and dreams and then attach the emotion to that vision. By telling this to yourself and believing that you can achieve greatness, it will eventually turn into reality.
2) Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy
Joy starts from within not from outside of yourself. It also starts as soon as you rise. So make it habit to repeat this to yourself first thing in the morning.

 3) I love and accept myself for who I am

Self love is meant to be the purest and the highest form of love. When you love yourself, you automatically start appreciating and respecting yourself. If you have confidence and pride in what you do, you will begin to see yourself in a new light and be encouraged and inspired to do bigger and better things.

 4) My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil
A healthy body starts with a healthy mind and soul. If either suffers from negative emotions, the others will be affected. The number one cause of health or disease is you. You can also remove and revoke all permission that you have given consciously, subconsciously, to all the ills of the world because you share that pain. You are conquering your illness and defeating it steadily each day.
5) I believe I can do everything
You need to say this to yourself every day. Because this is something that is so important for counseling yourself to stay encouraged. By saying this, you are able to do anything and everything that you put your mind to.
6) Everything that is happening now is happening for my ultimate good
There are no victims, no accidents and no coincidences ever. They simply do not exist in this reality as you and others will only attract what you and they are a part of. So know from the bottom of your heart that everything happens for a reason and in perfect synchronicity. You are at peace with all that has happened, is happening, and will happen. Your fears of tomorrow are simply melting away.
7) I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents
This is something that you should tell yourself when you wake up every morning. Every new day offers a fresh start and also makes an impact on others around you. You can make anything of that day that you like because you are the architect of your own life. If you begin your day with a positive thought and feeling it will transform your day into something incredible. Works every time.
8) I forgive those who have harmed me in my past and peacefully detach from them
That doesn’t mean you forget what they did, but you are at peace with what they did and the lessons served. Your strength to forgive is what allows you to move forward and your reaction to any experience is independent of what others think of you. You can forgive one thousand people and even if none of them forgive you, there will always be a sense of peace and freedom within you that they will never have until they share that sentiment. Your power to forgive them also instantly changes how they react to you.
9) My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinitePlain and simple, you have no limits but those you place on yourself. What kind of life do you want? What is stopping you? What barriers are you imposing on yourself? This affirmation will help you address all of the boundaries.
10) Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive onesRealize that any difficult time are only a short phase of life. This too shall pass along with your old habits as you take in the new. You are a fully adapting being with creative energy which surges through you and leads you to new and brilliant ideas and the mindset that allows that energy to flow.

Wild Beauty - Flowers

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday Musings

Hot, humid, stormy that's been the weather here in Philadelphia recently.  But can't complain as the heat feels good after the very, long cold winter.  It's so nice to not walk around shivering.

Pretty much over the last two weeks the man and I have been laying rather low.  He had two weekends to just rest, something he loves to do.  He's been very tired lately, not even having enough energy to go on walks with Cooper and I.  Not sure if it's just the toll of starting back to work for him and his body getting used to a schedule again. He spent close to two years sitting on the couch all day so think it's probably a shock to his body working 8 hour days again.

It was a busy week as far as the house search.  We toured five houses, yet every one of them had a little bit of a flaw or issue.  Whether it be not enough space, not a great neighborhood or other quirky things.  We have a decent amount of stuff, which I have tried very hard to reduce down to necessities at this point. But some of the places have odd layouts so they would not fit our large sectional couch, or my favorite kitchen table.

None felt like home to us which is a bummer because you want the place you are living to feel some what like home. They only left me feeling even more sad about having to leave our place which I love. There's a charm to our little cape cod house that makes me so happy. And love our neighbors especially the friendships Cooper and I have made along the way.  At this point I'd rather live with my family than settle for something.

Honestly we are not asking for a lot....3 bedroom, lots of windows/light, some charm, nice kitchen because we cook a lot, rooms that fit our furniture, good/safe neighborhood, porch or deck, yard for cooper and gardening. 

Sunday I went over my parents house to hang out with my family for father days. We had fun together.  We played bean bag toss, bocce and ran around playing with Cooper in my parents big, fenced in backyard.  Cooper was in his glory, he loves to be outside and getting to run around was like icing on the cake for him.  The festivities of the day were followed with a delicious dinner to complete a perfect day!

It was so nice to get out of the house.  Playing games and just being active felt refreshing. Love getting to spend time with my niece. Plus my parents have such a pretty and relaxing backyard too.

Since it was the  US Open golf tournament the man stayed home to watch it on tv. Have I mentioned he's an obsessed sports fan who loves the couch.  Just wish he would go on more walks with us as I worry about his health because of his couch habits.  And he wonders why he is always sore but sitting around all day will only contribute to it. Keep reminding him how he wanted a puppy, that he was ready for the work but one year later he still can't even commit to daily walks for the little guy.  Exactly why I say actions speak louder than words.  Anyone can say anything, but it's there actions that will show you who they are and if their word is good.

Meanwhile I've been on the migraine diet for two weeks now, it's a little hard but could we worse I guess. Avoiding cheese and lunch meat is a tad hard.  We went to order Chinese the other night but msg and soy sauce is to be avoided too, it was a little hard to find a dish without it. Seems like the things that add taste to the foods are the most restricted.  What works for migraines doesn't always work for vertigo migraines so it's all an experiment of sorts.

Today it's back to the grind.  Got lots to accomplish and am hoping the dizzy might step aside and let me do it.  The dizziness has really been getting in the way of things lately, not sure the man realizes how bad it's been flaring up.  He seems kind of clueless when it comes to the dizziness, not sure he truly realizes how it affects me. Does anyone though?  Not sure any of us can relate to how another feels unless of course we walked in their shoes, and then maybe we might all be more compassionate toward one another.

All right I need to get off the computer. 

Of course had to include a little something from our great family day!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Soul Sunday

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive; to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

You don’t have to be a morning person to benefit from morning rituals. Most people hit snooze, roll out of bed and into some clothes while plunging into their day without a plan.

You, however, can choose to approach your day mindfully. Being mindful will increase the odds that you will feel good, be more productive and end up happier when it’s all over.  Here are ten things you should do every morning to stack the deck in your favor.

Meditating or even some simple breathing can help you begin your day with a sense of calm. Instead of reaching for your phone or checking email first thing in the morning, take just a few minutes to sit and experience the quiet.

There is plenty of activity during our day, make a commitment to start on a quieter note. It will set the tone for your day and will help increase your focus, energy, and optimism.

 Reflect in Gratitude

 “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart

Start your day by reflecting on what you are grateful for. A consistent practice of gratitude in the mornings will increase your awareness of gratitude throughout your day. It will also make you more resilient when challenges occur and help you put drama in perspective.

 Set Your Daily Intention

In the quiet of the day, before the fires need putting out, plan your day by focusing on three goals you want to accomplish.

Make those goals a priority for the day. When you set about planning your day with intention, you are more likely to feel productive at the end of it.

 Pad Your Schedule

As you go about setting your daily intentions, pad your schedule to allow yourself to tend to fires as they arise. Padding your schedule with free time will give you a better chance of achieving your goals and may even add some downtime throughout the day.


Your body awakens dehydrated, so it is very important to drink up first thing in the morning. In her book, The Body Ecology Diet, Donna Gates suggests you drink half of your entire daily water intake by mid-morning. It will flush your system of toxins, leave you feeling less hungry and reduce headaches throughout the day.


You will be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t wake up feeling a bit stiff. It isn’t always easy to incorporate exercise into a morning routine. If you were going to choose one thing, the
American Journal of Sports Medicine suggests adding a short muscle-stretching sequence of exercises to your morning schedule.

Studies show that consistent stretching in the morning can increase flexibility, improve circulation, reduce stress throughout your day and improve posture.

 Listen to Music

Starting your day with upbeat and fun music will not only wake you up but it will fill you with positive energy for your day.

2013 study found that music makes you feel good. According to study participants, the two most important benefits of listening to music are “mood regulation” and “self-awareness.”

Not only has it been shown to improve your mood but it can end up increasing motivation, performance, and lead to a better night’s sleep too.


Start your day off by smiling at yourself in the bathroom mirror. Smiling will have a positive effect on your overall attitude and well-being, even when it starts out a little forced. Smiling makes you more approachable, and appear more trustworthy. In fact, The University of Montpellier discovered that smiling will also make you a more effective leader.

 Clean Up After Yourself

Life is busy and morning routines can be a bit rushed. It can be very tempting when you are running behind to leave your clothes on the floor, dishes in the sink or leave the trash until later. Just do put them away!

Procrastination around cleaning up after yourself can prevent you from realizing our highest potential and best work. It also allows you to relax fully upon returning home. It is better to pro-actively clean up after yourself than waiting to be called out on it.

 Do Your Hardest Task First

It might seem enticing to get a bunch of easy things checked off your to-do list, but it has been shown time and time again that doing your hardest task first leads to a more productive and happier day. You are more likely to remember the day as being a good one when your day gets better and is easier over time. The bonus: it helps stop procrastination over the things we like to do the least.


Kauai, Hawaii #travelnewhorizons

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Woof Wednesday

Welcome to Woof Wednesday. Please meet some great dogs from CA, NY, PA and TX all in need of good, loving homes!
Crystal is around 8 years old.  She along with so many other dogs are just sitting at the county shelter hoping to find a family.  Please lets find her a loving home!
Crystal - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Animal Control - Carson
216 West Victoria Street
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 523-9566
Cookie is a Dachshund mix who is around 7 years old.  She would like nothing better than to find a family to love.  Please lets find her a great home!
Cookie - New York, NY
Best Friends Animal Society New York
New York City, NY 10011
(435) 644-2001
 Angel is a Jack Russell Terrier, 10 years old and 11 lbs. She is terrified and needs to feel safe and de stress. She was re homed 4 years ago from an unstable living situation to someone who loved her very much, and with whom she bonded deeply. When that person could no longer keep her due to factors beyond her control, she drove Angel to PAWS all the way up from Georgia because the shelters in that area would euthanize her due to her age. Now, Angel finds herself in a situation she doesn't understand, and all she seems to want is someone to bond with. Angel would do best in a quiet home with no other pets, or with another dog who will ignore her or be very low key. Please lets find her a good home!
 Angel - Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
100 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-298-9680, ext. 16
Harry is a puppy Labrador Retriever mix who was pulled from a local shelter because of health reasons. He has severe mange, which means he hasn't been taken care of. Medical attention, good diet love and training and he will be perfect. Please lets find him a loving home!
Harry - Houston, TX
Dirty Harry
 Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc
P. O. Box 62736
Houston, TX 77205
(832) 539-4004
No paw left behind our mission!
{Please keep in mind a dog is 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 a part of Woof Wednesdays email Ann Michele, Lauren or leave a comment. Or simply start posting about dogs in need of a home on your blog or facebook page.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Monday Musings

Though believe I'm a day behind, quite honestly right now I'm feeling years behind.

The weather is blasting us with heat and humidity.  Dew points are above 70 which if you know anything about weather is down right soupy.  When it gets this humid it becomes almost impossible not to put the ac on.

Still cannot be on the computer for long at all, hence my scattered posts here and there.  The thing that upsets me the most is I've missed Woof Wednesday posts, those are the ones that mean the most because finding shelter dogs is so important to me. So when I can't be on the computer to do those I feel frustrated and upset.

This dizziness is kicking my butt, I'm trying my best to stay calm but it's very hard at this point.  Seriously one attack of vertigo leaves me with a chronic dizziness and head pressure that is extremely hard to even put into words. Being a woman doesn't help as the hormonal changes wreck havoc on my body, making the dizziness worse.

My hair was in desperate need to be highlight and colored, when the girl who does my hair called to say she had a cancellation I decided to take the chance.  She has a studio in her home.  So I don't have to bend my head back in those washing tubs she normally cuts my hair dry, foils it, then I go home to let it sit for the amount of time it needs and wash it out in my shower.  Just another example of the affects the dizziness has on my life.

Usually I'm okay but since the dizziness has been flaring it was tough.  Of course we forgot the motion factor, when she spun the chair around to do the other side it brought on not only dizziness and nausea which took a little bit to calm down.  My head felt like it was going to explode.  Not the best experience that's for sure but at least it got done. Got to focus on the little positives.

I mentioned in a previous post praying a 9 day novena to Saint Jude in hopes of being healed. He is the patron saint of desperate cases. So far haven't seen the miraculous results I had hoped for or that many say they experience by the 8th day of the novena.  But who am I to judge as maybe this is all part of a large plan that I just don't understand yet. 

All I know is this....I just want to be cured and healed of all the dizziness and physical ailments that seem to plague me. So I'm putting this out to the universe, to God, Saint Jude and whomever else can help.....please heal me so that I may live life to the fullest and help others, including saving as many animals as I can.  :)

On the home front it was a quiet weekend.  The man wanted to just relax and rest.  So I did some outdoor gardening work, and also tried to work more on cleaning up the basement.  Organizing and getting rid of stuff one doesn't use is tough.  I'm the type that likes to hold onto things because hey you may never know when you need them.  Seems like whenever I get rid of something few months later I could have used it. But having said that I have gotten rid of a lot.  Watching Tiny House nation on Fyi channel is helping as I do find life does feel simpler with less stuff around.

Lately the man has been back to using work as his excuse but quite frankly he was off for two years and still had excuses then too.  Like I always say people find time for the things they really care about, want to do or deem important.  The man gets more down time and rest at 39 than my parents do at 68.  Sometimes I think if he did a little more he might feel more energized as the couch can be a trap once you start lounging it's hard to get motivated. And tv, computers and smart phones don't help these days. Sitting around all the time just isn't good for any of us nor our bodies. Anyway....

Been trying to enjoy the porch as it happens to be one of my favorite things about this house, and I'm going to miss it a lot when we have to leave.  So Cooper and I have been sitting out enjoying it and nature together. The man isn't much of an outdoor type, no matter the season he pretty much just prefers the couch. ha  Sometimes to fancy me he will come outside and join us but not nearly as much as we would like. 

And before over doing it on the computer I better just leave it at what I wrote. 

It was hard trying to get a photo of the both of  us so here's my little man on the porch, he's always reminding me to smell the flowers. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Saint Jude

Saint Jude is the patron saint of lost or desperate causes. You pray to Saint Jude when you have nowhere else to turn. You pray to him when you are trying to do the impossible. You pray to him when all the odds are against you. When you need a miracle of sorts. That’s where I am now. That’s why I’m praying to Saint. Jude.

In the past, I never would have written about it. My superstitious side would have prevented me. In the past, I would have prayed first then waited for the results of my prayers. If the results were good then might have written something about them. But if the results were displeasing I would have kept silent.

When we pray to Saint. Jude, we must publish the results, whether we like them or not. You cannot sit in judgment over them. It is not our place to judge whether Saint Jude has answered our prayers to our satisfaction. When we pray to Saint. Jude, we must publish the results, whether we like them or not.

Saint Jude places a special requirement on his devotees. When you pray to him, you are supposed to promise to publish a thank you. There are all sorts of ways to spread the word.  In so doing, you inspire others to pray to Saint. Jude. At least that’s the theory.

With this post, I am going one step further. I am announcing my novena to St. Jude in advance, before I have even finished it. This is the ninth day of my novena.  I have no idea how St. Jude will answer my prayers.  Have no way of knowing if he will answer them at all. I do not know if my life will be better or worse when this novena is done. I do not know if my path will be clear or my vertigo and dizziness healed.

I am praying for a nine day miracle. I am praying for a turnaround in my health. I am praying that my vertigo and chronic dizziness will be healed now and forever. And I am praying that St. Jude will make crystal clear, by the ninth day of this novena, whether or not he has chosen to grant my petition.

Some how have to trust that St. Jude has his own good reasons for doing what he does, even when I don’t understand his reasons.  I hope and pray to be healed, but also to not lose faith or hope if that doesn't happen. Thank you Saint Jude.

Novena To Saint Jude 

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus,  the Church honors and invokes you universally, as the patron of difficult  cases, of things almost despaired of, Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.

Intercede with God for me that He bring visible and speedy help where help is  almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive  the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and  sufferings, particularly -
(make your request here)

And that I may praise  God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O Blessed St. Jude, to be  ever mindful of this great favor granted me by God and to always honor you as  my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you.

The Saint Jude Novena is provided below. Say this novena nine times in a row, for nine days in a row. Publication of thanks to Saint Jude must be promised. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday Musings

The weather has been all over the place one day it's cool and cloudy the next sunny and warm.  
Meanwhile the dizziness continues to kick my butt it was another rather rough week that once again held me back from accomplishing what I needed to. Just seemed like more dizzy spells and feelings of pressure in my head that this point are driving me crazy.
Friday was spent just chilling out at home. Saturday we went to the Phillies bs Giants game. Overall though the game was fun and rather exciting as we went from a rain delay to bright sun, a man behind us proposed, so the grand slam and even had a caricature portrait done. Though the emergence of bright sun did take a toll on the dizziness so last two innings had to seek shade. 
Sunday I spent the afternoon running errands with my mother which is always fun. Plus it's nice to have the help and running errands as well.
Even through all that though I'm still really not feeling up to par. Saturday and even Sunday I started feeling better but by Sunday night the dizziness seem very prominent again. 
I'm really not sure what to do at this point but I started new regimen which includes implementing a very strict migraine diet that John Hopkins recommended along with supplements as well. Fact of the matter is there are so many things that can influence migraines especially vertigous migraines that it makes it that much harder.
Today was spent doing an overall major cleaning of the house including bathing Cooper and in changing the sheets. Probably did a little too much but quite frankly I'm tired of just sitting on the couch.  I'm actually writing this using the voice microphone on my iphone in notes so as to not spend too much time on computer.
There are strong storms headed this way, tornado watches have even been posted.  The wind has been gusty and strong all day, so it's a little scary to think such storms are showing up on radar. Hoping everyone stays safe.
Here's the caricature from the baseball game, she even added Cooper and think she captured our little guy perfectly!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Soul Sunday

Five Soul Changing Lessons

1. Stuff is just stuff.

 The things we hold onto, the things we buy, what’s it all for? I need a bigger TV. I think I need more clothes. I definitely have to have that chair. So much stuff. Do we really need it?
In the event you ever decide to pack up and run away, what are you gonna do with all that stuff?
The less you have, the happier you will be.  Stuff is just stuff.

2. People are people no matter where you go.

How often do you wonder if the people in the Bahamas have a better life, or if the people in New York are more stressed, or maybe the people in Los Angeles really are richer? Who cares?
No matter where you go, everyone has the same problems. Work, life, kids, bills, sickness, poverty.
We’re all people and we all have stories. We are all on this planet with the same goals. We all live, breathe, laugh, play, cry, and die. Be kind to each other. Treat everyone the same—with respect and compassion—no matter where you are. We are all in this together.

3. The world is big and beautiful. Go see it.

Do you ever see the most amazing photos on Facebook and Instagram, and look at them in awe. Hard to believe those absolutely breathtaking places exist. And since they do why not get out of the town you live in and go see places.
Not everyone has a huge savings to use for travels around the world, and many of us can’t up and leave our lives for years, but we can venture out beyond the world we know, whether that means visiting a new city, a new state, or a new country.
If you want it bad enough, you’ll figure out a way to do it.

4. Things don’t need to be so complicated.

Who isn't guilty of making mountains out of molehills. Things that really annoy us, anger us, scare us, and just freak us out usually end up being easily managed anyway. Things are rarely as bad as we make them out to be.
 Relax. Just relax. Life is awesome.
Easier said than done. But life truly is a lot easier and more enjoyable when you relax, keep your eye on the big picture, and focus on the good things instead of stressing out about everything that seems bad.

5. Life is short. Be brave and take chances.

Get out of your box and go do things. Many things. Adventurous things, scary things, fun things, not so fun things (because you won’t know that they aren’t fun until you try them).
Seriously, get out of your comfort zone. There is a plethora of adventures awaiting you.
A pink aurora dances in the sky at Rana in Nordland, Norway

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Woof Wednesday

Welcome to Woof Wednesday. Please meet some great dogs from CA, NY, PA and TX all in need of good, loving homes!
 Lucas Labrador Retriever/Hound mix is a sweet pup that is full of energy and needs a good amount of exercise. He also is an excellent guard dog. Lucas lives in a foster home now with other dogs, children and adults. He is peaceful with all. He enjoys playing with balls, toys, water and loves his walks and car rides. Jesse will make a very dependable family dog with his cheerful nature. He really needs a forever home! Come visit with this very affectionate pup! He is hoping you will. In the canine heart there is always hope. Please lets find him a loving home!
Lucas - Bells Garden
Miracle Dog Rescue
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
 Bonnie Blue is a 8 month female White Purebred Chihuahua with sparkling blue eyes. She is 8 lbs of pure sweetness. Don't be fooled though as she is a pure puppy at heart and loves to race around the house and do zoomies and create havoc. She has happy go lucky energy  and  loves to play all day esp with my big foster sister pitbull.  She is super energetic and mts go with another dog to expend my energy otherwise I will become destructive. She does her business on wee wee pads but still learning to walk on a leash as she is terrified to go outside. She knows sit but still needs obedience training. Because she is so nibbly and chewy, no small children but she is okay with cats. She needs someone who understands my breed and has another similar small or large young dog that needs a playmate. Please lets find her a great home!
Bonnie Bue - Long Island, NY
Baby Bonnie Blue
Tails of Love Animal Rescue, Inc.
Staten Island, NY 10302
Daphne is a a Terrier mix, 7 yrs old, 10 lbs.who was found as a stray.  She is friendly girl who gets along with just about everyone. She's good with other dogs and cats. She's a trifle nervous from time to time, so we think she shouldn't live in a home with younger children who might startle her. Daphne has been playing with the other dogs in our playgroups and she's just a treat to watch her learning to relax and enjoy herself. Please lets find her a good home!
Daphne - Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society
100 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-298-9680, ext. 16
Cujo is a young, beautiful Australian Shepard mix more terrified than terrifying. He is currently in a home that keeps him outside and he just had to be treated for a hundred and one fleas. His fur has been falling out due to flea dermatitis. He needs a foster or forever home that will look at his wonderful personality and help his outside look as good as his inside. Please lets find him a loving home!  
Cujo - Houston, TX 
Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc
P. O. Box 62736
Houston, TX 77205
(832) 539-4004
No paw left behind our mission!
{Please keep in mind a dog is 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 a part of Woof Wednesdays email Ann Michele, Lauren or leave a comment. Or simply start posting about dogs in need of a home on your blog or facebook page.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Monday Musings

The weather has been up and down.  Sweltering summer like temperatures, then cooler Spring like temperatures.   Today is stormy with rain.  But some times that's okay, as the water is much needed and cloudy days feel more conducive to relaxing. 

It reminds me of life, which feels up and down lately. After that dizzy spell a week ago my head hasn't felt the same, for some reason my brain has a hard time compensating after these attacks.

Memorial Day weekend was a blur of ups and downs.  Saturday we spent looking at another house which lead to a disagreement, the day wasn't the best.  Than Sunday we had a great day....golfing on a warm, sunny day.  Followed by a nice dinner at home, but then come evening the dizzy spell hit.  Which lead me to spend most of Monday doing nothing.  After that pretty much everything felt hard last week, especially not being able to run errands or get good sleep.  It was one of those feel sorry for myself type weeks, ever have those? haha

As we head into June we are still no closer to finding a home.  The house hunting process has brought some disagreement.  The man is very much like his mother at times as he isn't able to accept or try to understand other's points of views.  It's like all or nothing. What does it matter the reasons one doesn't like a place, if one doesn't feel comfortable or at home what would be the point of living there? 

There have been so many road blocks when it comes to houses.....not enough space, no basement, not pet friendly, requires ridiculously huge deposit, not in good neighborhood, extremely outdated/old for price, etc. Wish we had more options at this point as there just seems like too many limitations or roadblocks that we keep running into. And finding the houses to look at has been up to me.  It's been really stressful.

Meantime I'm trying to cope once again with dizzy spells.  Have a list of things I need to get done that keep getting pushed back.  Even missed my nieces last soft ball game because of it.  Have I mentioned despising the dizziness.  It's so frustrating, hard to even put into words.  I'm tired of it interfering with things I really want to do.

Not even sure the man or others close to me even realize how difficult it can be.  It would be awesome if the man were more game to running errands with me as some weeks I could really use extra help.  Dislike having to ask or bother others for help.  So try to put off the things I need to do until can do them myself but it's not always easy.  The main problem is doctors would prefer I not try to drive when the spells flare up, that's what makes things more difficult.

This weekend we laid low, tried to relax and did our food shopping.  The man grilled us a nice dinner Saturday.  And we got some quality time in with our little man. Daddy got him a doggie bagel Sunday, and we took him on a little bit of a longer walk which he seemed to love.  Cooper and Isat on the porch for awhile.  Love our porch it's my favorite part of this house, going to miss it so much when we have to move. 

That's my story this Monday.  And now I better get off the computer.  Photos will have to wait until later. :)

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