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Next Blog Please

Ever hit that little button at the top of the page that says "Next Blog"? You should, it's an adventure waiting to happen. I've come across some of the most interesting stuff. I've caught myself reading about people and situations from all over the world. Some of the blogs have me laughing and rolling on the floor with their witty stories of mishap and observation. I've been reduced to tears as I read of someone's struggle for life or a family trying to find a new normal after loosing a loved one. Some blogs captivate me with their pictures alone, others with their views of the world. A recent blogger caught my attention with his personal art work posted to view even though it was in a language I didn't understand. Another sent me scrambling to the kitchen in search of something yummy to eat after reading her blog on cooking.

People are interesting and everyone has a voice that should be heard.

Anytime I begin to feel like the world should revolve aro…

Weight Loss Drama

I am a bit frustrated with myself. I went yesterday to weigh in at The Weight Loss Zone knowing that I might not have good results due to the fact that I've been splurging. What I mean by splurging is eating and drinking whatever I want since school let out. Not Good!

I gained almost 5 pounds...

I thought since I'd been playing tennis a couple of times a week and doing other exercise that I would have stayed the same. This was a reality check. Obviously, it was the wake up call I needed too.

You know what, because of my lack of discipline in my diet my colon has been acting up for a while too. Then, with the excitement of the job interview, it really yelled at me to straighten up. Time to get my act together again.

I am so disappointed in myself for allowing all the hard work to be undone in just a month. Maybe this was the kick in the rear I needed to stay strong and keep to diet plan. The funny thing is, it's not even a hard plan to follow! It's very realistic and am…

The Craziness of it All!

Until yesterday, I had not made the time to blog and I had NO IDEA how much I've missed it. Writing for me is a major outlet. I tend to internalize everything and writing helps me get a clear picture of all the craziness in life.

Ever since I can remember I've been journaling. I actually remember my very first diary. I was in 4th grade and was given a little red book with a lock on it for my birthday. I can still feel the excitement that coursed through my body as I open the wrapping to reveal the shiny little gold letters of "My Diary" engraved on the front cover. I think I filled the pages of that little book up with in the first 6 months. It was the beginning of my desire to write.

I have always loved to read. I can't remember not being surrounded by books. I come from a long line of readers. My love of words was given to me by my mother. She is a voracious reader! She is also a dang good writer. I don't know if she journals, but I do know, she had some po…

X Factor continued...

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Yes, I realize it's been almost a month since Katy and I went to the X Factor auditions...Sorry about that. Craziness is all I can blame it on...

So, the X Factor wasn't looking for someone like Katy. :(
She is not your basic cookie cutter pop diva so she did not fit the mold. What I prefer to say is: Katy is not looking for the X Factor type venue. She is an AMAZING singer that I would liken to Ella Fitzgerald or Adelle, not Brittany Spears or Katy Perry.

The trip was very important in so many ways. Katy did great in her audition and more importantly felt great about her audition. She said she wouldn't change anything about it except for maybe a judge who could appreciate her talent. I watched Katy as she contemplated  her music choices for the audition and was completely blown away by the amount of soul that comes out when she just rehearses! Simon--you missed out on an incredibly talented young woman! Katy was born to sing. Period.

On our way to Dallas for the auditions, …