Tuesday, July 3, 2012

When hope surrenders, life may surprise you

Happy late-night post (again),

BIG NEWS y'all!! My parents invested in Smart phones! I still cannot believe it.  After years of text messaging being the new phone call and updating Twitter being the new Facebook status, my parents have finally caved and joined the modern world.  My mom even got an iPhone! She loves her iPad that she's had for awhile so she thought it was time to update her slider phone and learn to text, Skype, and the whole enchilada.  I have spent most of my evening teaching both her and my dad to do different things on their new devices.  I am not kidding when I say that neither one of my parents have ever sent a text message until today.  I love that this new form of communication with my parents will bring us closer together.  I can already see my mom texting me videos of new outfits for me to critique.

Some not so great news: I missed spinning this morning.  I woke up a tad later than I intended to this morning and made it to the gym with a minute to spare, and of course the Monday morning spin class was full.  I took it as a sign from the universe that I was meant to do the intense ab centered workout instead.  I definitely feel the after effects right about now.  Glad to know I targeted my obliques.
I am confident I will make it to spinning in the morning and sign up for my favorite-- bike number seven in the front row.  If I'm lucky maybe "Call Me Maybe" will also come on at some point.  Wishful thinking.  Oh, and NO I have not gotten over that song for those of you thinking I'm crazy for still fancying it.  Anyone else dance to it like those boys do in the video I linked?

I've been cracking my head about how to become a better blogger.  I love it, I think about blogging all the time.  I look up blogs on my free time and I am considering moving to my own domain or to a different hosting site if I keep up the good work within a couple of months.  I am a big fan of BlogHer, a publishing network that empowers women bloggers and engages them online :) I am very much interested in submitting my blog to them in the future.  We'll see...

It was through BlogHer that I found this great post on why blogging matters.  I suggest you read it, I hope it intrigues you as much as it did me.  "Dear Anonymous, This is Why Blogging Matters"

I was pleasantly surprised this evening, just when I had given up hope.  That'll show you, don't give up hope.  Now it's a matter of how I handle what happens next.  Sorry to be so vague, but vagueness is all I can handle at the moment.

Two last things:
1. I am not a fan of this Raw Meal shake mix my sister-in-law gave me.  Blegh.  I'll stick to my Green Monsters.
The raw cacao makes it better, but it's too grainy.  
 2. Day #2 photo is titled "busy" and you can see it below.  Wasn't feeling too creative there was I?
Busy working for my sister-in-law on some Spanish translations for parenting psychology

Have you ever given up hope or were about to give up hope and been pleasantly surprised in the end?


  1. Great quote from the link you posted about why blogging matters, "Blogging is another form of voice, of creativity, and of encouragement. For too long voices and creativity has been stifled by culture and society - so instead let's embrace blogging, writing, creating, crafting, sewing, cooking, speaking, for what it truly is - a voice in this world."

    Good luck sending in your blog!! :)

    1. That's the quote that got me too!! I loved it.
      Send Vicky my love and tell her to bring Inga back to the states. I'm going to wait at least 90 days before submitting my blog. Get some momentum and consistency going :)