Positive Thinking: What was Great About the Past 12 Days

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For May 20 – 31, 2016

It’s been awhile since I made a Positive Thinking post, but will try to make up for it in this blog.

  1. Painting a tribute Prince picture – the night was so much fun and hanging with friends.
  2. Sleeping – getting sleep will always be something great in my life, because I don’t get enough.
  3. Expressing my feelings about this guy I was dating – I’d kept quiet about my feelings for several months. It was nice to get them out in the open.
  4. Telling the guy I was dating how I feel – despite how things have turned out between him and I, I don’t regret expressing how I feel. It’s better to just say it then be afraid.
  5. Doing things I’ve been wanting to do for awhile. I lived in the moment quite a bit these past 12 days.
  6. Going to Vegas.
  7. Just doing things on impulse. All the girls were just sitting on one of the dancer’s lap in their pic. I wanted my pic to be different and surprised the dancers when I laid down for my pic…LOL. thunderpic
  8. I didn’t do anything really crazy in Vegas, because I was in Vegas. But I had a lot of fun just being there.
  9. Hanging with two of my friends and doing things on my Bucket List.
  10. Despite being tired and not feeling good, I pushed myself to do the things I’ve wanted to do that’s on my bucket list, Vegas, going to a male stripper show, flying, and conquering the Terrordactyl.
  11. Seeing the new X-men movie.
  12. Eating pho with my friend that visited me this holiday weekend.
  13. Going to a baseball game and getting drunk in the afternoon…LOL.
  14. Getting Liks ice cream.
  15. Showing my friend Central Denver where I use to live.
  16. Watching the movie The Intern.
  17. Conquering the Incline, again.
  18. Dunkin Donuts, my friend that was here this holiday weekend bought some for us while she was here…Love donuts.
  19. Flying in a glider, I’ve wanted to fly every since I saw 50 Shades of Gray and seeing Anastasia and Christian fly in one. It was so much fun and easy to fly.
  20. Doing absolutely nothing today. I’m sore and exhausted, but I had tons of fun these past 12 days.

Vegas Adventures

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Arrived in Vegas Tuesday night starving and sleep deprived, Katie got two hours and I slept five hours. However, we were at sea level and living in altitude for so long or maybe it was excitement why Katie and I were not tired. First thing we did, we went to Nobu for some sushi.

When we arrived there and sat down at the bar, this guy offered to buy us a drink. I ordered a Pina Martini and Katie got a Bloody Mary. The guy said he wasn’t trying to pick us up…LOL. He must have mistaken us for young and stupid. After saying, he wasn’t trying to pick us up the guy either didn’t have game or my F*#k off vibe kept him from working us.

He stopped trying to have a conversation with us. When the drinks came and he didn’t pay for them right away I knew the guy was a schmuck and we were going to be left paying for them, which is exactly what happen. But, it didn’t matter to us, because we didn’t go to Vegas to get picked up by some Sugar Daddies or hit on at all.

It was a Girls’ Holiday and Katie and I were there to have fun minus boys.

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After we had our sushi snack, Katie showed me around Caesar’s Palace. As you can see from the pictures, we were transported to Rome. We ate gelato while taking in the sites of the Roman Palace and couture shops.

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After checking out Caesar’s Palace, Katie showed me the Bellagio and as you can see they have a fish theme. I loved it, because I want an aquarium filled with colorful fish.

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While we were walking around, a guy approached us and asked us if we wanted to party. In Vegas, do we want to party? Katie and I looked at each other and at the same time answered the guy, YES! He gave us six FREE drink vouchers and got us into Club Hyde for Free. He worked there and they were looking for more ladies to fill up their club, lucky us!

Katie and I had so much fun dancing and drinking our free drinks. The champagne didn’t taste great, but we didn’t care since it was FREE. Confetti would spray down every once and awhile, but I didn’t get a shot of it.

We enjoyed ourselves until the club closed. It was 4 a.m. by the time we dragged our tired butts to bed.

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The Bellagio water display was on the top of the list for the next day. I wanted to see this every since I saw it in the movie Ocean’s Eleven. We were going to go back and watch it when it was dark, but ran out of time. I got to see the water dance around and that’s all that mattered.

We thought we had lots of time before 9 p.m., but time seem to fly on this day. It was a mad dash to buy some Victoria Secret panties then back to the hotel to change. Yes, we went all the way to Vegas to buy VS boy shorts..LOL. The sale on the panties was only for that night, so we had to take advantage of the 8/$27.50 panties.

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Lyft was our mode of transportation everywhere we went in Vegas. The Uber driver that took me to the airport in Denver told me to take Lyft while in Vegas, because during the week it was half off the price.

Our Lyft driver showed us the volcano at the Mirage as we we were going to Paris to have a snack at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant. We ran out of time and didn’t have time for a whole meal.

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At Ramsay’s, we had fingerling potatoes and sticky, toffee pudding. Both were very yummy. Katie had a Bloody Mary, her favorite drink if you haven’t figured that out already. And mine is martinis, the guy I was dating introduced them to me and they’ve become a preferred drink. I had a strawberry martini and everywhere we went everyone made a fab martini.

The light art in the pic Katie said it’s of Ramsay cooking.

This night ended with the Thunder from Down Under. Blog to come soon.

Death Taught Me to Live

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As I’m living in the moment, I keep thinking about when my mom and dad were fighting cancer. They weren’t thinking about what or who made them angry.

Regrets, this is what they shared with me. They regretted things they didn’t do, things they didn’t say and things they didn’t resolve.

If I was to die tomorrow,  I know I’d have many regrets. One being that I haven’t visited my sister. I said to my cousin when my sister was in the ICU that I should visit my sister while she’s alive. So I’m putting action with my words.

Despite that I don’t get along with her husband, I’m not going to make that an excuse not to visit. Also, my sister can annoy and piss me off, but as long as we’re both still breathing, we’ll get on each other’s nerves. The fact of the matter is she’s my sister and we care about each other and that’s all that matters.

From my parent’s struggle with cancer and death, I understand what’s really important in life, which is family and friends, being kind and caring, being positive, happiness and going after what you want. I’m reflecting and learning from their mistakes, and doing all the things I want to do instead of just wishing to do them.

Living in the Moment

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Thank you, Captain Obvious is a blog by Beauty Beyond Bones and she talks about how God is always talking to us.

There’s been times, well, lots of times where I’ve wondered about my life and just wanted an answer.

I saw this post on Facebook that stated spend the money and travel, you can always make money. Seeing the world, this is on my bucket list. I thought about that post and as I was comparing airline prices I saw a Frontier ad where they’re offering one way tickets for $34.

Curiosity got the better of me and I clicked on the ad to see what deals were available. I kept thinking about that post and decided I’m going to Vegas.

I saw another post that said, It’s not what you say, but what you do that matters. After seeing that post and remembering the post about traveling, I started looking for flights to go see my sister, because I told her I would visit her. She’s sick and probably not going to be around much longer.

So, I interpreted these posts as God’s way of telling me to get out of my head, quit thinking and worrying so much and Live.

I’m living in the Moment and remind myself that I can always work more to make more money. And, as I live in the moment, I keep an eye out for any messages from God.

Positive Thinking: What was Great about Today

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For April 28, 2016

  1. Figuring out how to put my Prince songs I bought on Amazon on my Spotify account.
  2. Making more profile pics with Prince on Photoshop.
  3. Having my lunches ready for work this weekend.
  4. Getting lots of sleep.
  5. Making plans with friends to take a trip to tour Paisley Park.
  6. Reading inspiring posts on Facebook and WordPress.
  7. Hugging my dogs.
  8. Going on a run with my Red dog, despite the weather being cold, it was a nice day.
  9. Having the day off from work.
  10. Being at peace with my life.

Fear: Live, Love..Don’t Be Afraid

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I read this blog, Advice from a Dying 24 Year Oldon MakeItUltra’s blog page. Read it. Take the time, read the blog, keep reading it and think about what this 24 year old is telling you.

What he says is what I experienced with my parents as they fought cancer and when they faced death. NOTHING matters when you’re dying. EXCEPT, love, happiness and living.

This 24 year old is right do what you love and that makes you happy. Work IS work if you don’t love what you do. You’re simply just collecting a paycheck.

Taking control of your life, this is YOUR LIFE. Live it the way you want, because when you’re facing death and you didn’t live it the way you wanted you’re sitting around regretting what you didn’t do.

My mother and father both had many regrets as they waited to die. And I watched my mother try to do the things she didn’t do for various reasons as the cancer ravaged her body. It was really sad to witness this and taught me to just live with no regrets.

However, it’s taken me awhile to live with no fear, to go after my dreams, to just do what I’ve been wanting to do (skydive, travel, etc.) and to open my heart. I spent a lot of time being afraid after my mother died and my divorce.

Then one day, I just said f*#k it and started living with no fear. I went back to working on my writing, making plans to jump out of a plane and I let another person into my life.

Going after my dream of being a published writer, it’s not easy. I’m always tired and don’t want to work on it, but I push myself to just do it. Because my dream can’t happen with my book just stored in my laptop.

If I found out I was dying tomorrow, I’d regret not doing the many things I want to do, like skydive. When I die I want no regrets or only a few. But if I have another fifty years to live then I’m going to do everything I want to do.

Despite opening my heart, the person didn’t want me, his behavior was cold and mean before and after moving away and I was really hurt. But I didn’t close my heart. I’m not letting the experience with him make me bitter or afraid to love someone. And to just forgive. Because I know if I close my heart, never forgive and I let past hurt keep me from letting someone into my life, I’ll never find love.

If you were told you would die tomorrow, think about it, because you could. You could get in your car and BOOM, car accident and die. What would you want to do before you died and have you lived your life where there would be no regrets?

Bucket List

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  1. Skydive
  2. Fly a plane
  3. Scuba dive
  4. Dance classes
  5. Travel
  6. Train my dogs for the Good Canine test so we can visit nursing homes and kids at Children’s Hospital
  7. Save as many dogs as I can
  8. Get published
  9. Swim with dolphins
  10. Live in England or France or Italy

More later….

Tuscany

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We’re supposed to get a blizzard today. I’m not fond of snow or cold weather. When the weather is crappy I think about moving.

I posted on Facebook I was moving due to the pending snow storm. A friend asked me where I was moving and I said Italy.

This made me think about the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. I thought, I’ll move there when I get published.

Then I thought, why wait? If I wait, it may never happen.