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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Somewhere Over the Rainbow has been a week and it is only Tuesday. For some reason I have been feeling out of balance lately. It really came to focus Sunday when I was practicing yoga. I could not hold a pose to save my life!! I have been really focusing on making steps to bring a beautiful new changes in my life. I am a very lucky girl with oodles of support- an amazing family- I consider my Aunt who is also my Godmother one of my closest confidantes- I have a wonderful and supportive Boyfriend who is also my best friend. I also have tons of friends that are amazing and wise listeners and advisors when things get tough which truthfully has been happening alot lately. Between the economy and being in a not so happy Mon-Fri environment really takes alot out of a girl especially one that prides herself on having such a sunny positive attitude. I see that slowly fading and want to catch up with it before it goes away forever.
That said I am making proactive changes in my life. I REFUSE to allow the circumstances that are surrounding me to get me down. I am in the rain now but sooner than I can even possibly imagine I will be over the rainbow and back to my normally cheerful and happy self. If anyone has ideas to pass on please feel free to email me! Merci and big Hugs... XO Carolyn

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Cleaning...

So I am thinking I need some clear goals. This is something I have been thinking about for a long time unfortunately it feels that time sometimes gets in the way. I need to figure out how to NOT allow that to happen. For the month of April I want to accomplish the following:

Yoga at least once a week studio and more with home practice.

WALK with my beloved spring here, there is really no reason for me not to get some fresh clean air in my lungs and head- for some reason after a long walk I see things much more clearly.

Create a budget and stick with it! That will be a challenge especially these days but I just know it can be done.

Journal- I am going to make a proactive effort to write in my journal at least 3 times a week if not more!

Blog more! With my home computer needing repair that will be tough- lucky for me the library in the town I work is open late every night! No excuse not to stop by and blog!

Merci!! Merci!! for letting me get this out into the open!!

xoxo C

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Spring!

Tommorow is the day I have been waiting for!! The first day of SPRING!!! I feel like all the grey dreariness that winter sometimes brings has gone and tommorow is the first day of a gorgeous new season. I have had Spring Fever all week long!! Enjoying lunchtime walks staying up just a little later and getting ready to embrace this gorgeous time of year!!
I wish all a very Happy Spring!!!

xoxo Carolyn

Friday, March 12, 2010

Enjoy a Cozy Weekend...

The Tri-State area is supposed to be rainy and stormy all weekend..I will be in the City spending the weekend with a Friend and plan on movie watching while snuggling, journal writing and cooking dinner rather than going out or ordering in. What will you Lovelies be doing to create your weekend...Enjoy!! xoxo

Monday, March 8, 2010

Good Karma Swap!!!

A short while ago, the ever lovely KaileenElise decided to host a Good Karma Swap. The Swap Partners were done round robin style and the treats were to bring the gifts of celebration, comfort, calm and creativity. I received a lovely package from the delightful Heather of Everyday Grace. My gift was filled with all sorts of scrumtious goodies...cushy lavender socks, a gorgeous journal, funny sticky pads, a manicure set, a really cute sleep mask and of course chocolate.

Merci Beau Coup Heather for treats that are spot on..and Merci to you Kaileen for hosting!


Friday, March 5, 2010

A weekend in the Countryside

I am ecstatic the weekend is finally upon us. I will be going to my sisters for a girls weekend. She and her family live in a charming 270 year old house basically in the middle of nowhere. I am excited to indulge in a facial as well as some spring clothes shopping at the Outlets near here home...Loft Outlet here I come! I will catch up on movies "Coco Before Chanel" and sleep...ahhh bliss!! My friends I wish for you the same peaceful weekend...Namaste

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Half Broke Horses Review...

To say I loved Half Broke Horses is an understatement. Jeanette Walls took her Grandmothers true life experiences and blended them with a little fiction and lo and behold she had a winner, at least in my eyes.
Lily was amazing- strong and so sure of herself! From leaving home at 15 to take a job 500 miles away from home and getting there on her home on marrying a total louse with zero knowledge that he was already married to someone else ( sounds like Jenny & Peter in "An Education" to marrying the solid practical as well as older and wiser Jim Smith..Lily's life was a journey with all kinds of experiences filling the blanks.
being someone who sort of rolls with the waves, Lily does not. She opens her mouth and she is sassy and spirited. I love the fact that it did not faze her when she got into trouble with the various school systems that she worked for when she was defending what she believed in! I thought that was superb!
I recommend this book to anyone young old and in between. I had heard it was similar to "Glass Castles" I did not get that impression at all!!
I hope that everyone in the Slow Readers Book Club enjoyed this book as much as I did!!