Monday, December 16, 2013

Grateful Day #2

You ever have one of "those" days? You know the day. The day when you wake up to NO heat in your house a week before Christmas or the one where your car doesn't want to stay on and cuts off on you in the middle of the road on a Monday morning on your way to a work meeting. Or the day when you come home from a work meeting and realize that your flea problem is worse than you thought it was and an exterminator is needed ASAP.

Oh wait a minute, that was my day today. What a horrible, stinking, defeating morning!

Several times I had to remind myself to breathe and remain calm. To think of the little things. The things that I take for granted. The things I should be most thankful for. My home, my car (that did get me to my Monday morning meeting and back home). To be grateful that I woke up yet another morning. Another morning(opportunity) that I ordinarily would not have thought too much about.

So to the universe & the heavens, I say thank you. Thank you for lending me another 24 hours to right my wrongs, learn something new, talk to my family and just BE.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Grateful Day #1

Okay, so today I'm grateful that I checked off the top 5 things on my to-do list, I started to catch & stop myself from thinking negatively and I've decided to finally set my goals and achieve. Writing this post of a small step in the process but now that I'm typing this is the the farthest from want I want but since I put it on my to-do list I had to check it off.

So I'm done so I can finish watching the Survivor Finale.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hello November #9

My favorite Quote:

The obstacle is the path - A Zen proverb

To me this resonates because that which is harming me, holding me back and/or stunting my growth is what I need to "deal" with in order to continue on my journey in this life. A person shouldn't run from their problems but to them for clarity on which direction I should go.

I need to confront my problems & insecurities, that is the only way.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hello November Day #8

Ok, so I was looking around the internet for a 30 day blog challenge and stumbled onto this one from Kristazzi

This is just what I was looking for so I'm going to dive right in: Day 8, Worst Habits

1) Procrastination
2) Laziness
3) Pessimism
4) Glass Half Empty vs. Half Full mentality

Throughout my life I've struggled with these but have never really dealt with them. Well at the age of 40 I'm finally ready to put them away. They have served their purpose in my life and now I want to replace them with:

1) Ambition
2) Motivation
3) Optimism
4) Half Full outlook vs. Half Empty

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Macon, Georgia #15

During my April break this year My daughter & I went on a quest to find Honey Boo and it took us through Macon, GA. When we left our house on April 3rd we 1st stopped in Mcdonough then Irwinton and finally in McIntyre when Honey Boo Boo lives. We then doubled back and spent the evening in Macon.

Our first stop was at Ocmulgee National Monument
This was our first visit to an Indian mound, although Georgia is known for a few of them. They were really cool and big.You could go in this and walk to others that were not opened. National Parks are free to enter so what better way to pass the time, view nature and see something new & interesting.

2nd stop was to Fort Hawkins but unbeknownst to me it was closed.
It's open on the weekends & is also always free. It's coined as being the "birth place of Macon".

It was starting to rain so we decided to go check into our hotel and end our day at Carrabba's. We got up the next day and went to tour downtown Macon and visit the Visitor Information Center. This place even has a mini movie on Macon and what makes it so special.

Believe it or not, visiting a Bass Pro Shop has been something that I've wanted to do for a while so when I found out that Macon had one, I put it on the list. Other than the sporting goods purchases that you make it's absolutely free to go in, take pictures and enjoy the creativity of marketing. (remember picture to come).

I enjoyed Macon and want to go back to visit all of the many museums that it has to offer.

Fast Facts:
Population: 155,369
County: Bibb
Zipcode: 21 different ones: 31204, 31210, 31206 being the 3 most populated

Friday, July 5, 2013

Acworth, GA #19

Old Dixie Hwy Yard Sale on June 8, 2013. I found so many bargains & deals that I've already promised myself that I'm going again next year. Hopefully I can get further like the whole 90 miles. We (myself, daughter, 2 cousins, aunt, sister & nephew went about 50 miles but the time just went so fast that we couldn't finish the course. We started off at 8 a.m. and threw in the towel around 5:30p
My Aunt & I
love ya Auntie

Dixie Highway Yardsale - MAP

Rome, Georgia #14

Atlanta Steeplechase April 13th, 2013. 
My daughter & great friend Ana joined me at the 48th Annual horse race. It was a day full of firsts.
1) First time at the races
2) First time the 3 of us hung out together
3) First picnic of the year
4) First time I got my daughter to wear a hat 

Unfortunately, most people don't go to this race for the race but it's still a great family opportunity. Remember to pack your lunch and blankets.

Juliette, Georgia #13

Juliette, GA is where the "Whistle Stop Cafe" from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes is located. 

Come on in!

My daughter & I made a pit stop by the cafe on our way home from Macon April 5th, 2013. The cafe was so cool, it looked just like in the movie.

Who would stop by the Whistle Stop Cafe and NOT get the fried Green Tomatoes

Other photos from the city of Juliette who's population in 3,343.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Irwinton, Georgia - #12

Wow, what can I say about Irwinton.......

On my way to Mcintyre, I had to ride through Irwinton and I literally was in and out of that town before I  even realized it.

The population was 583 in the 2010 census..need I say more?

Kennesaw, Georgia #7 Update

The Big Shanty Arts Festival in 

What a great festival. It was awesome weather, good family time and unique vendors 
We even touched my 1st lizard, hey it wasn't as bad as I've thought it would be all these years.

Decatur, Georgia (Fulton County) #11

My 1st juice bar = nectar in Decatur

I got a wheat grass shot & "the green of the day". I've had wheat grass before so that wasn't a shock but the juice was. Would I juice again? Absolutely! But maybe I'll start off slow and get one with a little more fruit.

Next stop the Dekalb Farmer's Market. This was my 2nd time here and just as memorable. Anything exotically grown can be bought here. This is definitely a must do at least once in your life. A great time to go is right before your regular grocery shopping or if your need to buy ingredients for an ethnic meal.

My son(18) & daughter(11) had an enjoyable time. I give both of these 1 thumb up.

May 13, 2014

Less than a year away my self imposed 101 in 1,001 challenge will be over. I'm sad to say that I haven't made this a focal point in my life. I wanted to, I intended to but I didn't!

May 15, 2014 is my deadline, I better get moving

101 in 1,001 Challenge

Monday, April 8, 2013

Lilburn, Georgia (Gwinnett County) #9

A hidden treasure in Lilburn, GA. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

 A beautiful Hindu Temple

 Photos were not allowed past this point!

 The inside was just a intricately designed

Alpharetta, Georgia (Fulton County) #10

American Girl Bistro in Alpharetta for my niece  

 My niece, me & dear daughter

We went for tea (hot cocoa) & sandwiches 

 Carousel @ North Point Mall

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Kennesaw, Georgia (Cobb County) #7

Kennesaw Mountain Park 
 Wow what a view!  From the bottom of the mountain all of the way to the top. Spectacular outing with my daughter. We rode up the mountain because the shuttle bus wasn't in service. The park and parking are both free so there's no excuse not to plan a visit to this national battlefield.

The park also has a civil war museum that highlights the campaign to Atlanta 1864.

Me, almost at the top 

A lot of cannons were left behind here

Rating: 1 Thumbs Up! Affordable, Family Friendly

Douglasville, GA (Douglas County) #8

I go to Douglasville often! I normally go to the mall or the dentist and orthodontist. I pick up my husbands medication in this city. My daughter and I took a beading class here. So on this trip I decided to see a different side of a city that's a mere 5 blocks from my house. I wanted to learn a little bit of history about Douglas County, Georgia but first I had to sweeten up my daughter. You see, history is not her "thing"!    It's mine. It's a new found interest so to be fair we had to have a little "fun before we learned a little Georgia history.

My daughter and I started out day at the Bowling Center in Douglasville. We bowled two great games 
(I won).

Then we headed over to the Douglas County Courthouse Museum.

This is a really cool piece of history. There's all kinds of history relating to Douglas County, Georgia.

and collections

There was also a section dedicated to the Armed Forces and local soldiers.

The museum offers a free tour with your own personal guide.

Rating: 2 thumbs up! Affordable, Great for Families