Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Life as an Empath

Empath: A person who is capable of feeling the emotions of others despite the fact that they themselves are not going through the same situation.

I've known that I'm an empath for a while now. I hear other people's problems & take it on as my own. I want to save the world & fix everyone's problems. I know I can't do that, but it's hard to turn off those feelings of wanting to help everyone. For example, my brother had a stroke, can barely talk or move his hands, he is stuck in a wheelchair & is often angry. What can I do to help cheer him up? I imagine what it would be like to not be able to talk & do all the things I love. I was thinking maybe it would be nice for him to take a day trip to an animal shelter to see some dogs & other animals or maybe somehow he could get a service dog. My friend had colon cancer & I felt for her as she went to chemo every week or other week. All of this wears me down. I already have chronic fatigue & fibro & am always exhausted. I hate watching the news because it leaves me feeling sad & anxious. I hate hearing animal abuse stories or child abuse stories etc.... I would like to work on things to learn how to not feel so much, but it's not an easy thing. I'm planning on getting some books on the subject & crystals to help.

Monday, January 30, 2017


Sorry that I haven't been posting every day. Things have been a little stressful & busy around here, but things are getting better. I had a colonoscopy on Friday. It's been 3 years since I had 1. My Dad had colon cancer in 1998, but survived. So this was my 3rd colonoscopy. During my last 1 they found a polyp, so that's why I had to go 3 years later. Prep on Thursday was horrible. A liquid diet all day & then I had to drink 2 different things & pretty much stayed up all night. At 4am on Friday I had to drink 64 more ounces of a drink. At 1 point I felt like I was going to throw up, but I made it through it. The colonoscopy went well & I didn't have any polyps this time, so I don't have to go back for 5 years. So happy about that.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 288

This week I have on a new 1. It's from Revlon~Magnetic. It's a pretty purple polish with blue & red sparkles in it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Happy Mail Lately

This ornament I got from a new pen pal in Italy. She mailed it the beginning of December & I just got it on Saturday. We thought her letter was lost. Glad I got it.

Cute cat card from a pen pal. She has 7 cats.

Late Christmas card. I think it's really cool from Arizona.

Huge stash of happy mail from a swap that I did.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Nail Files. Week #287

This pretty polish that I have on today is Salon Perfect-Back to the Fuchsia. It's so pretty. It's kind of a matte.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hey, It's Okay

--To need more hours in the day to get things done. That's why I'm writing this at 10:55 pm when I should be in bed.
--To be happy to get rid of old clothes & old stuff.
--To enjoy getting surprise gifts.
--To look forward to a free weekend when my family can just hang out & do some things on the to-do list. Some little mini make overs in the house.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Motivation

I thought I would do a new feature Monday Motivation. I know Monday is almost over, but I'll try to post it earlier in the day next time. Some type of motivational quotes or happy/positive sayings.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

What Are Your Favorite Guilty Pleasures?

These are a few of my guilty pleasures:

1. Lindt Dark Chocolate sea salt candy bar
2. Reality tv (Housewives of Beverly Hills, Orange County & New Jersey, Don't Be Tardy, Vanderpump Rules, Bachelor, Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, Monica the Medium).
3. Vanilla Coke

Not too bad. These really are my main 1s. What are your guilty pleasures?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 286

This week, I have on a Loreal polish Called "Royality reinvented". This is a pretty lavendar. I love purple. I always have.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Kind of Thinking That I Need a Make-up Room

I think it would be nice to have a make-up room. Maybe someday if we had an extra tiny room. I found these photos on Pinterest. I do my make-up in the bathroom. I feel like it has the best light. I've never had a make-up mirror, but I would love 1 with lights all around it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New book that I'm reading

I'm starting a new book today. It's author is actually from my town.So I guess this counts as my 1st book for the year. My last 1 I started in November & finished in Jan, but since I started it last year it doesn't count. The book is called "Flying Backwards". I hope it like it. I'll let you know.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Mommy & Me Monday

These are some older pics from a few weeks ago that I never posted. I was pretty glad to get the Christmas tree down. I kind of get sick of it after a while.

Linking up with Krystyn from "Really Are You Serious"?

Friday, January 6, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 285

These are my nails for the week nails for the week. They are kind of plain, but sometimes plain is good too. The color is NYC~Pink Promenade.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Homemade slime

Tara is really into DIY's. She loves watching them on You tube & making them herself. I suggested that she make diy presents for her friends for Christmas, so she wanted to make them slime. My hubby went online & found a good recipe. 

They went out & bought tins, food coloring & glue. He brought home some labels from work & we took a pic of her with Kiz. We had an assembly line putting the tins in bags with stickers & wrote her friend's names on the bags. They all loved them. We had silly putty as kids & now they have flubber, slime, goo & Thinking putty.

These are the directions that were on the bottom of the tin.

What you will need:

Solution A
1 cup water
1 cup glue (not from the dollar store, too watery)
2 Tbs. liquid tempera paint or 7-10 drops of food coloring
Solution B
1 1/3 cup warm water
4tsp. borox laundry booster

How to Concoct it:
1. Mix ingredients in solution A together in a medium bowl.
2. In a second medium bowl, mix the ingredients in solution B together until the borox is completely dissolved.
3. Slowly pour solution A into solution B (Do not mix).
4. Roll solution A around in solution B 4-5x .
5. Lift solution A out of solution B and knead for 2-3 minutes.
6. Store gunk in an airtight container or plastic zip bag.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

What is on Your Reading List for 2017?

I really would love to read one book a month, but I'm a pretty slow reader & sometimes don't get to read every night. I also read magazines at night sometimes. I want to read more Chick lit books, positive books about living a positive life & also cozy mysteries. I also would like to read all of Laura Childs newer books that I haven't read. She's a cozy mystery writer that has a scrapbooking series (the main girl in the book owns a scrapbook store) & she has a tea shop series (where the main character has a tea shop). What type of books do you like to read? Do you have a set list of what you want to read this year or an amount of books that you want to read? Are any of you doing a reading challenge?

Monday, January 2, 2017

Nail Files. Week # 284

For New Year's eve  had this purple polish on. My daughter got a nail kit with jewels & a book that shows what you can do. So she added the rhinestones & there was a little gold star & a pearl. So cute. They actually lasted a few days. Anyway, the nailpolish is Loreal~Sexy in Sequins.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

A New Year

We took a few pics on New Year's Eve Eve. Notice our cat, Kizmet with a lei on her neck too.

New Year's Eve we went to Target & spent 2 hours there. Took a break in Starbucks.

Went to a Bar & Grill for a drink.

 Had a few sips of champagne @ a friend's house. Yuck.

Me, at Midnight. So tired looking.