Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Whole Lot Of Nuttin' Honey

For the most part Amira and I have had an awesome summer. We've done tons of swimming which has been fantastic.

About 6 weeks ago or so Amira was diagnosed with a double ear infection, from a viral infection gone bacterial infection, and had to have some antibotics to clear it up. So this put us out of swimming commission for a bit, understandably.

Then just as she cleared up, I got whatever she had and was out for 3 weeks. Lost my hearing, sense of smell and taste. It was the strangest feeling. On one hand you feel fine and yet on the other hand 3 of your 5 major senses aren't working and you feel worn out. Bummer! So, I had to do antibotics as well..........grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

So when last weekend rolled around it was if it were the first day of summer all over again, we spent the weekend swimming. Awwwwwwww, now that's they way life should be. :-)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hair Cut & First Grade

Well summer has officially come to an end as Amira's school started back in session.
She asked me to cut her hair because she didn't like having the tangles combed out every morning and thought the shorter hair would prevent that......for the most part it has. :-)
Today was the first day back to school and Amira was thrilled to be going back to learn new jobs. She told me her goal was to do the harder jobs first so she could finish with the easier ones. Pretty smart thinking!

New backpack
Trying out her new "wink"
Funny Face
As a result of spending too much time with Grandpa gopher
hunting---Amira makes this gopher

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Latest Read

Well have been trying to gather information to begin the preparation of my master's thesis and along the researching trail I came across a book at the library that caught my eye. The title alone is a little

Anyway, at first I wasn't sure I wanted to partake in reading such a book, but there was a part of me that really wanted to see what it was all about, so the reading began.

Admittedly, I laughed at the obvious ridiculousness of the behavior of women and yet sadly saw some similar traits in myself. Grrrrrrrrrrr, hate when that happens! Nonetheless, I thought it was a great confirmed growth I had made as well as reminders of how I should perceive things in any potential relationship. Moreover, I think this is a must read for women. Even though it might be painful or make you mad to read it, it is essential for making better choices for one’s self rather than continuing to live delusionally.

This is not a “man bashing” book but rather a “woman taking accountability” book. We as women do not have the right to continue bashing men and blaming them for the things we knowingly accept as their bad behavior. We cannot love them one minute, then turn around and complain how awful they are because we no longer accept their behavior as such. Quite honestly, I think we as women tend to think more along the lines of “what if” rather than “what is” and therefore wake up one day feeling some how empty. We tend to think “if only this or that happened” we would be fulfilled and complete, which certainly puts a lot of responsibility on someone other than ourselves to make that happen with that type of thinking. Specifically thinking, when it comes to finding a life partner, we as women need to remember we are part of the selection process too. We are responsible for choosing our life partner just as he was selective in his choice. I think often times this gets over looked by the woman, and she believes she can only be selected. If more women put effort into selecting their partner as men did there would probably be more of a balance in partnerships rather than women just waiting to be picked.

Would love to know your thoughts on this……….. Perhaps a nice dialogue between the two genders would make for an interesting discussion

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Honest Scrap About Me!!

This is really cute. I was tagged by Sparkling Motivation, so thought I'd see what I could come up with regarding 'honest scrap about me'. I hope I got it right, so here goes....

1) I'm the oldest child, but #2 in the lineage of cousins.

2) I was a very open, friendly, and even a bit of a wild one when I was younger. I was never afraid of anyone or anything. Was never afraid to speak my mind even if it went against the masses......guess I still do that to some degree. I use to trust everyone. However, with time and bruises earned along the way I've become much more reserved, shy and quiet.

3)I've travelled a bit around the globe and have enjoyed every adventure (hope for more)!

4)I have ears like a dog----very sensitive to sound. I tend to speak in a quiet voice and like quiet sounds. Agree with Sparkling Motivation on the sounds of girls loud voices...ugh!

5)I started riding horses when I was 3 years old.

6)I helped build (construct) two houses in my lifetime. I'd prefer not to do that again.

7)I cry easily......if the moment moves me.

8)I've been parasailing in Hawaii----considering I'm deathly afraid of heights, this was a big achievement. lol

9)I could spend hours by the ocean doing nothing but feeling, somehow, larger than life next to that incredible body of water.

10)Two years ago I leg pressed 600 lbs of weight. lol

I'm sure this is JUST the mindless dribble you were looking for, huh? :D

Your turn!