Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Stinky

It was a quiet afternoon at work. A little overcast. All I really heard was the humming of the servers in the room next to me. I was working on a typical project, nothing out of the ordinary or overly creative. There wasn't much too look forward to that evening television wise. Although I was looking forward to getting out of work and going home to relax, as I was getting a bit bored.
Then the call came. It was the receptionist. "Gina, you have a package" she claimed over the intercom in her very breathy voice. Since Michael had been asking me all week if I recieved anything in the mail, I knew this must be it. I jumped up and ran like hell across the hall. As soon as I pushed the door open, I spotted it....

I walked quickly back to my desk, pulling the tape as I went. I paused only to get out my camera (as I knew I was going to want to blog about it) and to IM MIchael that I had recieved something. I was worse than a kid on Christmas. I slowly opened it as the smell circled around me. Gradually it was sending me into a euphoria of lucious creamy wonderful scents. I knew this was going to be great. I was so excited when i got the box opened and found...

As far as I am concerned, nothing beats a late birthday present! It had been over a week since I turned 31 and yet I felt like my dad just brought me home my first 10 speed. I could not wait to see what was inside. I tore open the paper and was greeted by aromatic foam peanuts. I shoveled handfuls of them into the garbage deeply inhaling as I went. What I found next was a site to behold.

It was the most gorgeous arangement of LUSH goodies I have ever seen. I nearly lost my breathe. People kept stopping by asking what the smell was. Each time I got more and more excited as I explained what wonders this box held. I knew that Michael had sent this. I was IM'in as I opened it pretending not to know. Then I finally found the card...

It pretty much left me with permagrin for the entire day...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The most wonderful time of the year... not necessarily Christmas! Although I do love the fall & winter and hate the heat. But this time of year something comes out that I love!!

For some reason the cows always stay at the back of the field during the winter. The warmer the weather, the closer they come to the road and the closer they come to the road, the better the pictures I can get!! If I am a passenger in the car on a nice warm day, oh you better watch out! If the cows are near the road you can rest assure I will be hanging out the window yelling hello to them!!! I love me some mookies!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; 
Enjoying one moment at a time; 
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it; 
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life 
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

-Reinhold Niebuh

If you were to ask me what I need right now I would tell you focus, strength, security and inner peace. If you asked me right now if I had these things I would say yes. So perhaps I just don’t have a hold on my emotions or perhaps I am not fully understanding my means. It’s all there; it just seems that every time I get close to it, it moves farther away. Kind of like when I try to kiss Pinto on the head. But at least with her I am confident that if I keep trying, one day I will get it. I try to have the same confidence with acquiring my other needs, but is frustrating.

A few years ago when I was going through a rough time, an old friend gave me the serenity prayer. I found it to be extremely comforting during those times of wanting to stab myself in the eye with a pencil as well as the times I was surrounded by cotton candy and puppies. No matter what the circumstances, it always seemed to work. So I have decided to resurrect it and share it. And hopefully it will keep me blogging on a more regular basis. ; )

Peace be with you (and hopefully me too!)