Sunday, July 29, 2012


As I lay here reflecting, my mind wanders, but in a circular pattern around some things I have concentrated HARD on for too long...the following is my final reflection on the subject...:

We have all found ourselves in situations at various times in our lives where we've wanted to help someone. They open up some and let us help, but only for a while...then they shut down completely. They cut you out of their lives and act like you never existed. At first, we don't understand why. In fact, we may never know why, but we have to just accept it.
Everything happens for a reason! Everything !!

What a great feeling it is when you know you have done absolutely everything within your power, and then more, to help that person. Even though you were ultimately rejected, you still realize you couldn't do any different.

Its pretty amazing when you realize it's time to move on and make yourself happy for a change. Food tastes better, sleep is more restful, stress is gone, the sun is brighter, the rain smells sweeter, the breeze feels cooler...

Just think about it...make YOU happy and everything else will fall into place!

://end trans

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Live every moment like it's your last...

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You'll have your heart broken and you'll break others' hearts. You'll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them. And, you'll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you've never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. You just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone's hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don't be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Are you having problems with the A/C in your car?

I've had problems with the air in my car for months. It wasn't putting out cold air, and the fan would often just stop working. Sometimes I could slam the car door and it would blow again.
It was suggested that a fuse may have blown. I looked in the fuse box and couldn't see a problem.
So I stopped by Advance Auto this week and asked if they could help me find the problem fuse. The guy came out to the car and couldn't find it either.
But then he opened the glove compartment, which I thought was odd. He proceeded to disconnect the rubber stops that kept if from falling all the way out and reached behind it. He grabbed a piece of plastic and slid out an air filter!!! He said its called a Cabin Air Filter.
Who woulda thunk!!??
They didn't have a replacement in stock, but it's now on order.
Crazy thing my A/C blows arctic cold air with a hurricane force!!!
Gotta love it!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

More ramblings...

As some of you know, I've had a pretty difficult time with some things since March. I'm sure a couple of you got tired of me complaining about it.
I'm sorry to burden you with my non-life-threatening problems..LOL
But thank you for listening and offering support and encouragement!! Talking thru things and writing things out really did help, too.
I can honestly say the words of encouragement and the 'alternate perspectives' have been more than I expected and thoroughly enlightening.
My outlook on the future came to a complete 180 when I realized that even though events didn't turn out like I planned, my heart is still pumping blood and my lungs are still working just fine. It's been said that everything happens for a reason, even if we can't see that reason. Believe it or not, it actually does.
I've determined part of the reason for recent events in my life is finding my own happiness!!
It seems that most of my life I have has someone that I tried to one way or another...whether or not I was happy, I felt the need to make others happy.
Well, no more! I've come to a point where it's time to make ME happy!! Most of you know I've moved to Wilmington, NC with a new, great, job. I found an apartment that is huge, in a great complex, 5 minutes to work and 12 minutes to the beach!! I'm only an hour and a half from Myrtle Beach, so Bike Week is gonna be a blast (especially since I'm making friends who also ride!!!) I'm getting out some, seeing sights, meeting people, generally just having a blast!
I've put some things behind me, and refuse to lose another minute of sleep worrying about them!!
I can say with a clear conscience that I know I am doing the right thing. I am making room in my life for new friends, new experiences, new places to go, new things to do...and I have never been happier!!
I can't help but wonder "What if..." but I know I can't change anything that's not totally within my control. But I also realize that MY life IS in my control.
All this being said...I think it's time for some new ink!!! Maybe I'll start on the sleeve...I still like the idea of flames up my forearm :)))

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New friend...

Last night I made a new friend. We went to a couple places at Wrightsville Beach. She is a really sweet lady with a great smile, penetrating eyes, and an intoxicating smile. We shared some great seafood and walked on the beach. I know I had a good time, and I'm pretty sure she did too...
We decided before-hand that it wasn't going to be an actual "date" so there was no stress and no pressure. We were just hanging out.
I have a feeling we will hang out again...just sayin...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I'm done...

It's been brought to my attention that many of my recent posts have been depressing and sad. That wasn't my intention. I was simply communicating with someone. But, as it turns out, this someone hasn't even been looking at what I post. So, I'm more.

I won't be posting songs or sayings or photos of sayings that are less than happy any more. Those of you who are my real friends, and who actually love me, actually do communicate with me in various ways. For this I am grateful.

From now on, I will be posting positive, happy thoughts, saying, pics and movies! I'm done being not happy!! I'm to the point where I am meeting some great people, and enjoying my new town and my new life!

It's time to be my normal happy self that you all love and enjoy!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Kitty Hawk, part 1

Today I get to drive 4 or 5 hours to Kitty Hawk...never been there. Not sure what time I'm leaving. Have to be at a jobsite at 10 am tomorrow, so my company is putting me up in a hotel for the night.
Hopefully I'll get there early enough to check out a couple sights...will try to take a few pics to post...definitely gonna walk on the beach, even if I get there after dark!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I'll be alright...

What would you do...

What would you do, today, if you KNEW you would not fail...?

Then go out there and DO IT!

Friday, July 13, 2012

You know who you are...

"If you notice one day that we haven't talked in a while, it's not because I don't care anymore, it's because you pushed me away."

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Finally realizing...

One of the best feelings in the world is when you realize you're perfectly happy even without the thing you thought you needed most...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Do YOU care...?

I know we have all had at least one person in our lives, at one point or another, who isn't a family member, that we've been worried about. Sometimes you can actually do something to help this person you care about. But many times there is nothing you can actually do. Even when you make it known that you are there for them, and would do anything in the world for them, you really can't DO anything. Well, at least not until they are able to accept whatever help you can offer.

Perhaps they are in a position where any help they accept could cause other issues including making their life less tolerable. Perhaps they have other influences in their life that can't be easily changed, even if they WANT to change them. Perhaps they know what steps they should take to make their life happier overall, but they feel like they have to sacrifice their own happiness to please someone else. Maybe they just feel like they don't have the emotional strength to make the changes they know they need to make. There are so many variables, there is no way they can all be considered.

Often we don't really know exactly what influences they are experiencing. Other times, we know exactly, but again can't actually do anything.

There is no recourse other than letting this person we care about know that no matter what happens in their life or yours that you will be there to help in any way possible. All we can do is care about them, love them, be there when they need us. Never give up on them even if it's too difficult for them to send just a quick text or email to say "Thank you for caring about me. I'm ok."

Until such time as any help you can give can be accepted, all we can do is be there when they need us. This, in my opinion, is what REAL friendship is.