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Dadisms

Anyone that knows my Dad knows that he is never at a loss for words.  Anyone that knows me, knows that I am my father’s daughter and have the same affliction.  I will share some of my most memorable dadisms from childhood…

“You mess with the bull you feel the horns”

This was always said after some lengthy rough-housing followed by me crying and holding some body part that is pointing the wrong way.  Dad would say, “see… you felt the horns”. 

“If if’s and but’s were cherries and nuts, we’d all be fat and happy”

This is no longer applicable.  If if’s and but’s were indeed cherries and nuts, we would all be thinner people.  I think this generation should change this to “If if’s and but’s could super-size and value meal me, we’d all be fat and happy.”

“No one will remember how fast you do it, they only remember how well”

{that’s what she said} This saying is the one that we would roll our eyes and all say together.  I know now that this is true, although many of my friends remember how fast I could eat bowls of spaghettios and macaroni and cheese in middle school… there wasn’t really a “and you did it so well” factor.

“People want to say yes to you, you just have to make it easy for them”

I have found this to be very valuable in the workforce.  If I can make something sound so appealing that someone else can’t say no, I’m golden.  However if I make it too appealing, not only do they say yes, but they take credit for the idea too.  So there is a balance to be had here.  Don’t make it too easy, it loses it’s value {that’s what she said}

“What possible good can come from being out after 9:00pm?”

Well, we’ll never know will we dad because I still don’t do that!  {cough, cough}

“What is wrong with you?”

You made me…

In response to me crying over some boy making me feel bad about myself…

“How dare you let some little puke make you feel bad about yourself.  Never let someone else dictate how you feel about yourself. You’re better than that.  What is wrong with you!”

I love you too? And again… you made me.

“Pull my finger”

We all know how this ends.

** Note, one time my Dad chased me around the house with his finger outstretched trying to hook it on my clothes to initiate the launch sequence of the fart stored up in his bowels.  I ran screaming, laughing and crying through the house, “I’m not pulling your finger!!!!”  This is was a character and lung building exercise.

“You will not sit back when you are 80 and think, well at least I made _______ happy, at the end of the day… you are the only one responsible for you.”

Best advice about making sure you take care of YOURSELF first during a relationship.  And so true… I pictured myself in a rocking chair on a porch with a voodoo doll and a big knife… “at LEAST you’re HAPPY…” {stab, stab, stab}.

“Having your girlie time is no excuse to act like this”

I still do not comprehend this statement nor see the validity in it. {stab}

“Ingrid Kareen…”

This isn’t ever good.  It usually is followed by a head slap.

“Alexandra Marie…”

If he is looking at me, he means… “Ingrid Kareen…” and it will still end in a head slap.  These things happen when you have more than 1 offspring apparently.

“Happy or Sad you decide”

This is always easier to understand and agree with when you are the former.  When you are the latter you want to stab him in the toe and tell him to be happy.

“I’m proud of you”

“I love you”

“Good job”

Some of the most meaningful words that come out of my Dad’s mouth.  They aren’t as frequent as some of the other dadisms, but when they are said I cherish them… ball them up and stick them in my pockets for rainy days.  Even at 31, my parent’s acceptance and love is of the utmost importance to me.  They did make me after all {you can thank them later} and I can never repay them for that.

Couldn’t have said it better…

In the words of my Dove Dark Chocolate wrapper:

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate”

I’m sorry, what was that about things in life making me rich?  How about DE-licious dark chocolate and wonderful sayings like that.  That saying was so wonderful I had another chocolate just to celebrate it and also to capture another good saying.  That saying wasn’t as good and therefore is just crumpled in my trash… but 1 out of 2 aint bad (especially when they were both dark chocolate). 

Pretty sure I’d take 1 out of 5 of those odds!  But then I’d have to zumba even more than I do now and I’m Norwegian, not Latin.  I can only shake my bon bon for so many minutes in a day before throwing out a hip or convincing the neighbors I have 5:00 am seizures every morning.

Today, I’m praising and celebrating my little heart out!  Even though I’m stuck in a teeny cubicle that looks like some kind of really colorful, slightly derainged, crafty troll exploded inside of it… At least I’m alive, have all my teeth (all the better to eat chocolate with), have all my digits (all the better to type about chocolate with) and have lots of wonderful friends (all the better for them to bring me chocolates… wink wink).

So go and grab your nearest chocolate, salty treat, diet brown soda or other little happiness-maker and do like they do in the commercials; take a bite, wave your hair around, play your own theme music and then rollerblade into the sunset…

Songs My Heart {and ears} Likes: “Falling In” by Lifehouse

“Falling In” 

{click here for video}

Lifehouse
 
Every time I see your face
My heart takes off on a high speed chase
Now don’t be scared, it’s only love
Baby, that we’re falling in

I can’t wait till tomorrow
This feeling has swallowed me whole
And know that I’ve lost control
This heart that I’ve followed
Has left me so hollow
That was then, this is now, yeah you have changed everything

Every time I see your face
My heart takes off on a high speed chase
Now don’t be scared, it’s only love
That we’re falling in
I would never do you wrong
Or let you down or lead you on
Don’t look down, it’s only love
Baby, that we’re falling in

I’m standing in your driveway
It’s midnight and I’m sideways
To find out if you feel the same
Won’t be easy, have my doubts too
But it’s over, without you I’m just lost, incomplete
Yeah you feel like home, home to me

Every time I see your face
My heart takes off on a high speed chase
Now don’t be scared, it’s only love
That we’re falling in
I would never do you wrong
Or let you down or lead you on
Don’t look down, it’s only love
Baby, that we’re falling in

All those nights I stayed awake
Thinking of all the ways to make you mine
All of those smiles will never fade
Never run out of ways to blow my mind

Every time I see your face
My heart takes off on a high speed chase
Now don’t be scared, it’s only love
That we’re falling in
I would never do you wrong
Or let you down or lead you on
Don’t look down, it’s only love
Baby, that we’re falling in
Don’t be scared, it’s only love
Baby, that we’re falling in

Makes Me Wanna Sing…

… and sit on a dock next to him humming this song, swinging my legs, smiling and stealing glances his way.  xoxo

Jerrod Niemann – Shinin’ On Me

Life is taking turns, falling flat on your chin
Trying to fly with the birds
Love sure is blind ’cause it don’t see
It ain’t spent one night feelin’ sorry for me
 
There ain’t too many times I felt like a king
Sitting here with you dear makes me wanna sing
 
Today the sun is shinin’ on me
Sitting with my feet in the breeze
Ain’t sweating the little things
And who knows what tomorrow is gonna bring
But today, the sun is shinin’ on me
 
Lady love, forgets me every time
I’m spending my days packin’ nickels and dimes
But the man in the moon, yeah he’s alright
He must’ve flipped on the switch when he left last night
 
Cause I’m feelin’ alright, feelin’ alright
 
Today the sun is shinin’ on me
Sitting with my feet in the breeze
Ain’t sweating the little things
And who knows what tomorrow is gonna bring
But today, the sun is shinin’ on me
 
There ain’t too many times I felt like a king
Sitting here with you dear makes me wanna sing
 
Today the sun is shinin’ on me
Sitting with my feet in the breeze
Ain’t sweating the little things
And who knows what tomorrow is gonna bring
 
But today, the sun is shinin’ on me
Sitting with my feet in the breeze
Ain’t sweating the little things
And who knows what tomorrow is gonna bring
But today, the sun is shinin’ on
Shinin’ on
Shinin’ on me

Only fools…

wise men say only fools rush in
but i can’t help falling in love
with you shall i stay
would it be a sin
if i can’t help falling in love with you
 
like a river flows surely to the sea
darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
so take my hand, and take my whole life too
cause i can’t help falling in love with you
 
like a river flows so surely to the sea
oh my darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
so won’t you please take my hand, and take my whole life too
cause i can’t help falling in love, in love with you
cause i can’t help falling in love, falling in love, i keep falling in love with you
 
Song: Can’t Help Falling In Love
Written by: Luigi Creatore, Hugo E. Peretti, George David Weiss
 

Like the river to the sea…

I believe I’m the river and he is the sea.  Rivers are about constant change, learning, rushing, growing and occasionally unforgivingly breaking through dams {picture a river shouting, “TA-DA”}.  Seas are large, masculine and salty.  Seas take all kinds of shit from the river but they have so much room to put it… they tolerate it.  Also, seas carry very large things from coast to coast {so strong… grrrrrrr}.

My logic is sound.

Here’s to having a wonderful weekend, rushing into something foolish, and serenading the body of water of your dreams…

Go forth! 

Do great things! 

Mix reality and fantasy! 

Create something beautiful!

Eat chocolate, cheese and bread! 

Drink wine! 

{that’s my plan anyways; you’re welcome to copy it}