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Friday, October 19, 2007

Thanks for the Excellent Blog award!!




My friend Carrie, at Rantings of a Woman, gave me this wonderful award and it absolutely made my day. So, I guess I'll skip the ranting post that I was going to do... uh, well, at least I'll delay it!

Thanks Carrie -- you're a gem!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cancer support


Even though I already posted about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and some resources relevant to that, I didn't want to miss out on sharing a resource that was recently brought to my attention. It's the Cancer Support Project, a comprehensive, online emotional support community that was unveiled by the Experience Project. I checked out the site today and there are easy-to-navigate links for those who have cancer, know someone with cancer, lost someone to cancer, survived cancer and a link for even more resources and groups.

Let's pass on this information... it's a great resource!
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Why do I even try?

Make your own clipart like this @ www.TXT2PIC.comI am so frustrated I don’t even think I can formulate what I want to vent about. I spend all day trying to carve out time to work on the computer and try to make some money, but between the baby and other obligations and responsibilities I haven’t been able to get anything done. (Not to mention even making any money.) Then I spend all night trying to get all the children situated. Hours often pass between the time I put the 2 and 3 years old to bed and the time they fall asleep. It wouldn’t be so bad if they weren’t noisily doing everything I told them not to do and constantly getting out of bed.

Then I finally get the baby down anywhere between 8 p.m. and midnight (no matter what routine I use the same thing never happens) and she still awakens 30 minutes or so later. All I want is some time to complete my “to do” list. Some time to do something besides take care of someone else. Some time to figure out how to make more money so I don’t wake up worried every morning.

Right now (AT MIDNIGHT!!!!) I have her and the laptop perched on my lap hoping that she doesn’t kick in the wrong direction and send this contraption flying to the floor. I’m aggravated because I still have to wash dishes, clean up the living room and try to finish the post I started a few minutes ago because I don’t want to do it tomorrow. That’s just the minimum of what I want to do.

I keep asking myself, “Why do I even try to get anything done that I want or need to do?” I don’t know why I continue to put forth an effort only to go to bed and realize everything that I haven’t gotten done. I wake up in the morning so completely exhausted and discouraged that I’m beginning another day so far in the hole.

Today I finally finished reading the October issue of my O magazine and Oprah wrote about how she took the entire month of July to take care of herself. That seemed so unrealistic to me. All I want is one day a week. What about one day a month? Okay, too ambitious? Then I’ll take an occasional night of good sleep where I wake up refreshed and a day when I get everything done. Oh, that doesn’t have anything to do with taking care of myself.

Doesn’t matter because there’s no sense in trying!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Two messages

This past Saturday during an outing at Wal-Mart I splurged and treated myself to a bag of Dove Premium Chocolates. To say they are delicious is an understatement. As you may have already realized I have a weakness for chocolate (remember me wolfing down the peanut M&Ms last week?).

This chocolate splurge had a very pleasant surprise when I opened each of the individually wrapped chocolates: a Promises® Message. My two favorite messages are
1. Follow your instincts.
2. Listen to your heartbeat and dance.

I’ve been thinking about these messages everyday since I bought the bag of chocolates. What would it be like if I followed my instincts all the time? What would I be like if I listened to my heartbeat and danced? I don’t know if you realize/hear/see it or not, but those two messages are one and the same for me. I think my happiness is tied up in me following my instincts when it comes to certain broken relationships in my life. I think a key to my happiness is in the sound of my heartbeat.

Now that I have that information I don’t know what to do with it. Although I hear/feel my instincts I’m scared to follow them. What if my instincts are wrong? Hmmm, I wish I could just listen to my heartbeat… but there’s so much to do… I don’t think I have time to dance.


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Save more money

With the holidays fast approaching, I know a lot of people are looking for ways to save money when buying gifts and even when buying things for their families and homes. A great online coupon directory to save more money is NCNatural.com’s online coupon site.

At NCNatural.com there are name brand coupons for Zappos, Dell and Amazon. So you can buy yourself a pair of shoes with a Zappos coupon, pick up a laptop for your favorite teenager with a Dell coupon and grab a great book to read for someone on your Christmas list with an Amazon coupon.

The site is easy to navigate and updated on a daily basis so you’ll have no problem shopping or returning later for up-to-date deals.
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Monday, October 15, 2007

Why do you blog?

I realize that my reasons for blogging have changed. Well, maybe not changed but at least adjusted some. I started another blog quite some time ago that's entitled Single & Celibate (You probably see the link to it when you visit mt profile.) and the reason I started that one was to simply spread the word about something I believe in.

When I came up with the idea for "It's a woman's world!" I wanted to do something that's fun and that really had to do with who I am. As I learned more about blogging through reading others' blogs and doing some research, I found out that there is money to be made while doing it. It was like an eureka! moment for me. "I can make money doing something I absolutely love to do and still be available for my children!" The icing on the cake came when I realized that I can also meet wonderful people.

So, why do you blog? What was your motivation? And why do you continue to blog?

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