Day 2: Worry and Excitement all wrapped in one

My day started great — beautiful morning, clear blues skies, wind in my hair and out and about on my way to lunch. {BUT} During lunch the hubs was telling me about an ongoing pain he was experiencing on the left side ear area, when I’m looking at him I notice that the left side of his face is swollen and his lip is drooping. I freaked out and immediately told him that was not normal and that we were leaving right now to the emergency room. Thank God, I was there. We arrived at Bert Fish Emergency and were immediately rushed in because little did I know that those were signs of a stroke. After a CT Head Scan, EKG and blood work he was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. What!?

Bell’s Palsy is a problem involving the nerve that controls the muscles on one side of the face. The cause is unknown, but may be related to inflammation of the nerve.

It was definitely a scary moment and I’m grateful that he will be fine. I now have to make sure he takes his meds and takes care of himself. This was a wake up call for him. He needs to find his happy place and not stress and get mad over things that can’t be controlled. Since the cause is unknown, it can be related to stress.

That was the beginning of my day — now it’s time to relax, unwind and head to the races. Day#2 is NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – 100 laps, 250 Miles. This event was so much fun.

First stop: The Tent for some food, drinking and fun! 😉

Now let’s head to the stadium…

Start your engines…

One of the crashes of the night — SO SCARY!

The race went into overtime, I didn’t even know that was possible.  White flag, Green flag, Checkered flag —  Exciting, nail biting — AMAZING!

I’m off for day #3.

Until Later… Peace and Love xox

Gatorade Duel – Awesome!

WOW, What a day!  I had such a great time at the Gatorade Duel in Daytona. It was my first visit and I can honestly say I’m hooked, I want to come every year. 😉 I absolutely loved it. Perhaps it was having access to the tent and great seats — NAH, it was the excitement in the air.  I’m still hyped up.  From beginning to end, it’s thrilling, exhilarating, electrifying, stimulating…plain and simple AMAZING!

Hearing the engines revving up – AMAZING.  60 Laps / 150 Miles

It was a full house, can’t wait until Sunday! 😉

Thank you, Mr. Gooch — YOU ARE THE MAN! 😉

Can’t wait until tomorrow’s events.  😉 😉 😉

Peace & Love xoxo

Road Trip

There is nothing like the open road and taking a last-minute trip. Can you say, ROAD TRIP, ROAD TRIP! YAY!. As I’m writing this I’m just thinking — please don’t get car sick from looking down. HA!  I’m off to Daytona 500 for the races — how cool is that? It’s my first time attending so I’m excited. \o/ <—- doing the happy dance..LOL

I don’t follow NASCAR so I have no clue what to expect, except for the cars going round and round but I’m looking forward to all the V.I.P parties. Perhaps, I’ll meet some of those famous drivers. 😉 😉

Stay tuned for more…

See you next week!

Peace & Love xox

 

The Vow

A week ago, I saw the movie, The Vow, and I was completely hooked.  I loved the movie, the commentary, and the quotes.  Inspired by true events, the film captures your heart. After a traumatic accident, Paige wakes up from a coma and doesn’t remember her life with Leo.  Can the love of a lifetime find a second chance?  Now, that is the question.  It just got me thinking… What if this happened to me or my loved one?

Life’s all about moments, of impact and how they change our lives forever. But what if one day you could no longer remember any of them.”

Exactly, what if one day you could no longer remember?  It’s a scary thought when you start to think about it.  Can you imagine waking up and not knowing who you are or having a loved one not remember you?  Not me, that’s for sure.

After the movie, I looked at my hubs and told him “You see, that’s why I take a million pictures — Please don’t ever forget me.”  He just smiled.  I pray that we never to have to endure such pain.

Here, then, are a few of my favorite quotes from the movie.

The wedding scene: So beautiful.

Paige: “I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.”
Leo: “I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love.”

The scene where Leo decides he can’t fight anymore. #heartbreaking

Leo: “But how do you look at the girl you love, and tell yourself it’s time to walk away?”

Paige: “I hope one day I can love the way that you love me.”

At the coffee shop: Too cute.

Paige: Are you trying to make me diabetic or just fat?

O.K. – O.K.

I shall not bore you with the rest of my favorites but if you haven’t watched the movie –Add it to your to-view list.  In my personal opinion the movie was great, it had moments of joy, moments of sadness, and OH and the butt shot (Channing Tatum).  😉 😉 😉

Now, I’m looking forward to reading the real love story.

“You really love me.”  “Now and forever.”

Peace and Love xox

All talk, no action?

Why is it that some people tell you that they can make anything happen and when the opportunity arises, a million excuses pour out of them?  Why can’t they just say, I will try my best to make last-minute plans but I can’t promise you anything.   Why talk bullshit and then fizzle out.  It’s the constant babble about how I wish this, and how I wish that, but yet nothing changes.    Like I always say “When there is a will, there a way.”  Unfortunately,  your words don’t match your actions.  It’s very disappointing.   I’m disappointed!! (My friend, you know who you are.)

It’s the constant blah blah blah, and more blah blah blah.   OMG — You are ALL TALK.  {Talk about having one of those light bulb moments.} HA!

My dear friend, you know I love and adore you but you seriously need to learn —  if you talk the talk, you better be able to walk the walk.  #truth

So often, I hear my friends tell me stories about the same thing.  Definitely sparks my curiosity… How many people do you know who are all talk and no action?  What are your thoughts?

Until later.. Peace & Love xox

 

 

 

The day after…

It’s the day after Valentine’s day, how is everyone feeling?  Do you still have those same butterflies in your belly when you woke up next to your spouse?  I wonder!??  I hope that everyone had a beautiful day and shared it with the ones they truly love. 

This morning as I’m drinking my coffee, reading emails, and scrolling my news feed on Facebook, I come across several (many) pictures and status updates about how fantastic v-day was and how happy they are to have these special people in their life.  I could not help but laugh because I know some of these people pretty well and that’s not the case at all.  Why pretend to be so in love when you’re not?  I just can’t wrap my head around it.

If you are one of those men or women who treat your spouse like a Queen or King only for one day just because it’s V-day, you are failing them 364 days a year.  YOU ARE PATHETIC AND A LOSER.

I don’t care who I offend, it’s my opinion.  When you love, you love everyday, and everyday they are your Queen and King.

It’s as simple as that…

Peace & Love xox

Valentine’s Day —

If Valentine’s day is a celebration of love and friendship, I can’t wait to see how many calls and messages I’m going to receive… HA! 

As far as I’m concerned, Valentine’s day falls on a Tuesday.  It’s just an ordinary day.  It’s very easy to get caught up in the moment — everywhere you go, the stores are decorated with hearts and cupids — plush bears — chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, who could resist.   I’m so guilty..LOL

Cupid, if you’re out there, please help my girls find true love.  Thank you!

Did you know:  The first soon-to-be-cliché love poem is found in an English nursery rhyme compilation:   – 1784 –

The rose is red, the violet’s blue

The honey’s sweet, and so are you

Thou are my love and I am thine

I drew thee to my Valentine

The lot was cast and then I drew

And Fortune said it shou’d be you.

This reminds me of all the cute V-day cards. #love #love

When I was a kid, I would always ask my parents to buy me a box of Valentine cards, it was my favorite part.  Would you please be mine.  I’m nuts about you.  Be my Valentine.  Today, I still browse (not buy) the kiddie cards…  HA! Don’t judge!  😉

If only I was a kid again…

I’m 36 years old and I love giving and receiving cards, not just on v-day but any day throughout the year.  The ones who know me, will tell you, that all my gifts always come with a card.  I feel that a gift without a card is like the yin without the yang.  That’s just me… 🙂  (Did I just go off topic?)  LOL

I’m not going to criticise anyone for celebrating Valentine’s Day.  It’s a day to celebrate love and friendships.  To each their own…  Have fun with it and start new traditions.  😉

All I know for sure, is that I tell the ones I care about, that I love them everyday.  I don’t wait for specific calendar days to do so but that’s just me…  I LOVE YOU!

Don’t wait until tomorrow, tell them how you feel now.

Until tomorrow… Peace, Love & Chocolate.. xoxo

 

 

It’s a sad day… R.I.P. Whitney Houston

I am in shock and truly saddened to hear about the death of Whitney Houston.   A beautiful voice was taken to soon.

Whitney, you may now rest in peace, your demons are gone.  God bless.

You will never be forgotten.  You inspired the world!

R.I.P. Whitney Elizabeth Houston.  August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012

Peace & Love xox

 

 

Girl Talk

Another entertaining 3 hours at the Nail Spa.  I swear those women are nuts.  My girl Nancy, seems to have a permanent adrenaline IV hooked up to her at all times.. she is always bouncing of the walls. I don’t know what she’s on but I know it’s not allergies…. 😉 

Get a group of women together and the girl talk begins….  I’m having an affair, secret meetings, did you see her ass?, what was he thinking?, he sucks in bed, my boobs look damn sexy, my sister is a bitch, rude bitch, cut me off, what do you think of my shoes?, My lover is amazing —  well you get the point.  No one holds back — whether it’s true or not, it’s definitely entertaining.  Another glass of wine, please!! 😉 😉

My crazy off the wall friend Nancy (she is doing my pedi) comes out and says that she needs to get something off her chest.  ::inner voice:: Oh good lord, what is she going to say now?  C – R – A – Z – Y

As she is struggling to take off the glitter polish from my toes she starts to ask if I know about those cheap perfumes from Sex and the City.  I shake my head, yeah so?

Nancy: “Well, I get home a few days ago and I see a box on my dresser.  I’m furious, how dare my husband by me some cheap $10.00 perfume.  It’s been bugging me and I think I’m going to tell him something.”  

::giggle::  Seriously?

Me: Well, it is the thought that counts maybe he thought you would like it.

Nancy: “WHAT!?  HELL NO, he knows that I don’t wear no cheap ass perfumes.  He buys himself $200 dollars sneakers all the time and I spend $60-$100 on any cologne for him.” 

The rant continued on and on…

Me: ::giggling::  O.K. girl, just relax — do you have any similar perfumes on your dresser that he assumed you would like it?  

Nancy: “YES, I have some of those same bottles that I received as gifts from some cheap people but that doesn’t mean he should have bought that crap.”

::inner voice::  DUH!

Me: Well there you go… he only assumed you liked it since he saw the other bottles.   Needless to say, she called and bitched at him that she didn’t like the perfume and to return it.  I was cracking up.  Poor guy got shit for trying…

Don’t even get me started on her other rants… Damn I have a headache but it got me thinking about my hubs and the gifts he has given me.

My hubs have bought me some perfumes that he thought — I will repeat, HE THOUGHT, that I would like and he was wrong.  I told him that I didn’t like it and that I was going to use it to spray the house {LOL}.. but he gets extra points for even trying, that’s the way I see it.  😉

When I want something, I tell my hubs exactly what it is, I’ll leave a sticky note, send him a picture, whatever it takes…  Ha! Don’t judge!  Despite the 18 yrs of being together, he still gets some things wrong.

OMG – jeje,  I just remembered he once bought me a pair of sandals 2 sizes to big.  ARE YOU SERIOUS?  How could you not know my shoe size?  Then he tells me that he only bought them because the name of the sandal was Melissa — awww, you’re sweet but what the heck do I do with these jellies now..LOL  He is too much I tell you.   It’s those small surprises that I love the most even if I go YIKES.

3 hours later – mani, pedi, massage :check check check:  😉

My nail color: An Affair on the square or something like that… SEXY RED for V-day!

Continue the girl talk ladies…

Peace & Love xox

Ctrl – Alt – Delete

There are days that I wish I could press crtl – alt – delete, and restart my day.  Ooh maybe ctrl – alt – delete, those people who bug you through out the day… Poof be gone… HA!!   TODAY IS ONE OF THOSE DAYS — uufff!  Haven’t you ever felt that way? I’m sure you have.  Don’t deny it. 😉 

Can you imagine if that were possible? Talk about a chaotic world.. YIKES!  Our timelines would be completely out of sync.  The moment you change one thing, everything changes.  Total madness!  #thinkaboutit

But…

Since I can’t restart my days with a press of a button – I will go with the flow of things good or bad. 😉  I have to accept… that sometimes things happen that can’t be explained – but things always happen for a reason, right!?. That’s what I hear…all the time. HA!   Living my life one day at a time and as it comes. #truth

To be honest…

I would be afraid to go back in time and erase any one given moment out of fear, that I would not have the ones that mean the most to me by my side. I’m grateful for meeting those people who came into my life for short period of time. I’ve learned the lessons I’ve needed. Now that you’re gone, everything is crystal clear. — Life is GOOD! 😉 😉

So, if you could change anything about your past, would you?  Ctrl – Alt – Delete {bye-bye}

Peace & Love xoxo