Saturday, February 25, 2012

My son???

Alright, I admit it. From day-to-day, I never know who my son will be... Some days, he's Puss in Boots - with a sword, hat with long feather, and boots (of course).  Other days, he's a pirate, saying 'yo matey'.  He can also be 'Handy Manny', complete with a toolbox full of tools.

Well, yesterday, he said he wanted to wear his 'Winnie the Pooh' pyjammas.  I didn't think he had any. I guess he does now.  Just before Halloween I bought a Winnie the Pooh costume, thinking he would wear it trick or treating.  (He decided to be Puss in Boots instead because that's the only costume he wore for weeks - EVERYWHERE). The outfit sat in the closet for months, and I started debating taking it to a second hand store.  Last night, he discovered it, insisting he put it on.  So, rather than having a son, I cuddled with Winnie the Pooh and his honey filled tummy.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I am trying something new from a social media perspective... Pinterest. Still not sure how it works, or why it might be beneficial... But I will see what happens.

Basically, it seems like a one stop, on-line way of finding all the links and sites you're interested in... And, you can see what other like-minded folks find wonderful.  I'll keep you posted, if it's worth it.

I haven't linked it to any of my external accounts, yet. I don't know if I can trust the concept. If I think it's cool, I'll add it to show you the trouble I can get into... LOL.

To be quite frank, as always, I've added a South Park avatar, so I can link the Pinterest page to this website. Besides, I think the avatar is pretty cute.

Have any of you tried Pinterest?  Does it keep your interest? (Sorry. Too much Dr. Seuss)

South Park Figure

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Even when he's naughty...

Even when he's  naughty, my son makes me laugh.

Yesterday, he decided to draw on the floor. Draw on the floor? I've heard of  kids drawing on walls, but never on floors.  It was cute. I tried not to laugh, explaining that he should never draw on the floor, but it  was so cute. Perhaps I have a budding young artist...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

All men are beautiful in the eyes of the women that love them

Earlier this week, I posted the video below on my Facebook page. The first comment posted was from friend of mine from Ontario, who said her pastor looks like the man featured in the commercial. I smiled. She is the pastor's wife. He is a wonderful man, but by no means does he  look like the hunk in the clip.  He's older, is a bit pudgy, and has started to gray.


Of course, her comment was followed by other comments about how lucky she was to have such a beautiful pastor. She is lucky.  But not the way the other's think.
It's awesome she thinks her man is the man in the commercial.  When you look at a man through the eyes of love, the man is your hero and the most gorgeous man on the planet.

I'm not sure how the world sees my man. In my eyes, he is the most beautiful man on earth. It doesn't matter that he's starting to bald or that his abs aren't as cut as they once were. All that matters is that I love him for all the wonderful things he is... and for the amazing and talented person he is. To me, he is a gorgeous hunk and will always be. He is my shining star and my world. I love him with all my heart, and I am so grateful that he's mine.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Is Facebook making us miserable?

In a recent article in the Huffington Post, author Daniel Gulati postulated that the most dominant communication platform, Facebook, is making us miserable. Regrettably, I have to agree. (Of course, I don't have the courage to post this on my Facebook page... LOL).

Facebook, and social media such as Twitter, along with text messaging and constant access to smart phones, means that we suddenly have instant access to everything and everyone all the time.

How many times have you gone to a meeting or a party and noticed how many people were on their smart phones? As Mr. Gulati discusses in his article, our thoughts become splintered. Suddenly we're not focusing on what we're doing, we're focusing on other things. We're not 'present in the now' and end up not participating in our lives.  We become observers. Observers in other's lives, and observers of our own. (I wonder how much of this creates adult attention deficit disorder...) We can't concentrate on the here and now.

And, then come the comparisons... You see photos of people on beaches, their nice homes, comments about trips to the gym, how great their kids are etc, and you start to compare yourself to them.  In this sometimes glowing Facebook world, we never see the late nights, the struggles, the fears - just the things on the surface. We're often comparing ourselves to this false ideal of what other people's lives are like, and inevitably coming up short.  Facebook can be the Photoshopped models in magazines... an impossible ideal, a plastic world.

Then, there are those who use Facebook to gripe. Gripe about EVERYTHING from their kids, to in laws, to their homes and more. You have to wonder if this is a cry for attention, a way for their `friends` to notice them.

Or they might use Facebook for passive-aggressive comments and behaviours. It's easy to hide behind the text. You don't have to say the nasty things face-to-face. 

Words can't hurt? Cyberbullying via Facebook is now becoming more common.  Tragically, this has driven people to suicide, as has been publicised in the news lately.

Is there a solution? In today`s society, you can`t avoid Facebook, social media and smart phones. Unless you become a hermit, it is a daily reality. Mr. Gulati suggests we spend more time talking to people in person and limit our interactions via Facebook to one visit a day.

I agree, in theory. In reality, this is hard to do. But, I think that in order for our society to have healthy children and adults, we need to spend more time with people in person, not on the computer.