a game of what if?

Sizzle posted this today.  It got me thinking (I know, I know, what doesn’t right?)

Sizzle’s post made me think about her question – What if?

What if you could do anything you wanted?

Without regret?

Without limitations?

Without worry?

Without consequences?

What would you do if you had the freedom to do what you wanted?  Free from whatever restrictions you think or feel are holding you back?

My immediate answer to her was (in short) leave.  I would sell everything (I have nothing) and leave.  See the world.  Experience it all.  Feel the earth between my toes on the other side of the world.  See the people of the world.  Feel their emotions, experience their lives, listen to their dreams, listen to their struggles and feel their desires.  Taste it.  Everything.  All of it.  Everywhere.  gone.

Limitations:  Love my job, love my home.  Love my family, friends, kitten and life.

Other limitations:  Fear, (money? probably not an issue, it can be made along the way).  So fear I guess.

Fear of what: Regret?  Not really me.  I can be impulsive and try not to live with regrets.  What then?  What really stops any one of us from just doing what we want?  When you think of the people who are truly happy they are not the ones with ‘things’, they are the ones who ‘do’.  The people that are truly happy are the ones who decide what they want out of life and just DO it.  No ‘I WISH’.  They DO.

I need to think about this some more.  While I am off thinking  – tell me – What if?  Answer that question.  Don’t just lurk behind the scenes reading my blog, participate on this one.  I want to know what you would do.  Tell me your dreams, desires, needs and wants.  I want to know it all.  Do not hold back.  Do it anonymously if you have to (especially if the dream is a grand love affair that may or may not involve cheating! lol)… just do it.  You too mom, family and friends.  I want to know.

Enquiring minds (NerdGirl) wants to know.



chinese proverb

“I hear and I forget.

I see and I remember.

I do and I understand.”

Stolen with permission from “T“.

Head on over and experience this multi-talented gentleman.  He creates beautiful words and images that inspire us to experience the world outside of our own heads.

Love Day

It feels more like Thanksgiving to me.  Valentines Day always makes me feel lucky to have such love in my life.

Thank you to my baby girl for being the vibrant, lovely firecracker you are!  I love you to pieces.  You are doing what you should be doing at eighteen – voraciously taking in every bit of what life has to offer.  Remember to enjoy it.  Don’t dwell on those moments that are hard… down the road they probably wont mean a thing.  Thank you for showing me what it truly feels like to love another human being unconditionally.  Know always that my heart is with you every second of your adventures in this world.  Have a wonderful day with that lovely boyfriend of yours, Jordan.  Kisses and hugs to you both.

Thank you to my best friend for being that rock that holds me down and shakes me off when I dont know how to do it myself.  I am blessed with a best friend that shows me unconditional love when life is pretty and when it isn’t.  I am a lucky girl and love you with all my heart.  Happy day to you Mister!

Thank you for my family.  I am lucky to have this incredible, crazy family who just accepts each other and shares life’s adventures either by being there or by genuinely listening when you tell your stories.  I hope you are having a wonderful Love Day, all of you.  Especially you mom and Keith.  Yesterday was St. Lucia, the day before was Antigua, I hope Love Day brings you to a special port and that you are enjoying each other !

And thank you little one, Janey.  Calamity, you have only asked me for love, shelter and food.  I happily give you those three things for in return you have given me a quiet love and hours of crazy kitten fun.  When the house is quiet and the day is coming to an end and you cuddle into me, I am thankful that you picked me that day at the SPCA.

Thank you and Happy Love Day to all my friends.  The old ones that have been on this adventure with me for years and the new ones who have unexpectedly jumped into my life in the last year or so.  I hope today brings you a special feeling of love and happiness.  That the magic of Valentines Day bites you in the butt and brings you a huge smile and maybe a little ‘something something’!

And blog friends.  I LOVE YOU ALL!  I hope you all share on your blogs what this day dumped into your open hearts.





I miss blogging.

I miss my blogging friends and their stories.

I have been so busy, but in a good way.  Life has a way of just getting back to normal by throwing you in. 

Tonight thirteen of the girls from work attended a Dine Out Vancouver event.  We went to SIP lounge.  The dinner was awesome!  The dessert: two little cups of cheesecake.  One a mango liquer cheesecake and the other a chambord cheesecake.  The entire table of girls let out a collective orgasm sigh when they tasted it!

Three courses all for 25$!  Check out the menu if you get a chance.  Every item on the menu is made with alcohol.

I know I usually write more but I am dying to sign off and go read about what all of you have been up to!

Have you been good? 

learned tonight: there are no rules…

… to life.


… or to handle life’s issues.

One of my blogging friends is in town for a few days.  While out tonight we were talking about our respective ‘ocd’ issues.  We found out we are handling some very similar issues in EXACT opposite ways.

While she is trying to change her ways by letting go a little more and choosing to accept that all things cannot always be in ‘order’ (brave!) … I have been embracing these little quirks for the first time in my life.  Just going with it instead of hiding it and feeling all irritable.  If I feel like straightening the books at Chapters while I pass them, dammit I will.  So there.  If it bothers me that the labels on my files are not in the same font, facing the same way then dammit when I have a second, I will change them.  If Monday mornings it makes me happy to start my week off with a bottle of windex and a roll of paper towel to clean my desk surfaces, then so be it.  If it makes me feel better to get the house all cleaned and in order before I go out the door or relax for the evening then I am going to take the time to do those things.

It was nice to talk to a friend about this.  To recognize there is no right or wrong way to deal with life’s challenges.  That there is no damned rule book – what works for one person may not work for another.

Anyways, because I have written about her fun quirks on here I havent told you which blogging friend she is … if she reads this and comments hopefully she will let you know who she is so you can visit her site too.  She is a beautiful writer.  And person.

Ok, blogging friends, I am off to watch the Samantha Who marathon.  Cute show.  Check it out.

“What if you had the chance to start over, to do it all again? For Samantha Newly (Ms. Applegate), this fantasy becomes a reality after a hit-and-run accident leaves her in an eight-day coma. When she awakens in the hospital, she is surrounded by family and friends. The only problem is that she has no idea who they are – or who she is. Sam quickly discovers she was a horrible person. Vain, selfish and potentially surrounded by far more enemies than friends. She makes a conscious decision to improve herself moving forward. She vows to make better choices, even though her instincts may not always steer her in the right direction …”

I am going to visit all of you on commercial breaks.  I suspect you have all been up to no good!

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