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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We're floating!!

We're in a drought here in Southern California and for the past few days we've been hit with 3 rainstorms. I actually think I heard thunder and lightning!

It's a case of be careful what you wish for! We're all floating ... California isn't designed for so much rain. We don't have great drainage systems. Trees are fallings, mud from the recent fires will slide and any minute now, I expect my cable to go out. I'm only hoping we don't have a n electrical power outage -- though I'm prepared. You can't live in Earthquake country and not be prepared with batteries, flashlights, food and water, the essentials in a quake.

There has even been a threat of tornados due to the forceful wind swirls in the area. But this rain is nothing compared to the freezing cold weather in other parts of the country.
It's just that ... well, we're wimps! We're not used to this. Our streets congest, our raingutters clog, people get irritable.

And I know that we're all looking for the ever present California sun to come out.

Like I said, we're wimps.

Just saying ...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Advice for 2010

A friend passed this along to me and I thought it was great. What do you think? Agree or disagree?


1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Welcome to my Housewarming!

Check out all the new rooms in my home away from home! Hope you enjoy browsing through the pages on my redesigned site!

Don't forget to stop by the Win Stuff page ... two chances to win some really great prizes!

Stop by my Heroes and Hunks page too ... the first installment is up with hot pictures of my favorite hero!!
See you there!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Want to start the New Year Off with a Bang?

Join me at my new website and blog next week. I'll have new pages including Charlene's Heroes and Hunks page along with a contest as we welcome in the New Year with
Charlene's Housewarming Contest!
Coming soon!!

Happy 2010!!