Sunday, June 28, 2015

Writing to ease the mind..

      I love to talk, yet I often find it hard to say the right words when I need to, it is hard to express my feelings and thoughts in person often.  I used to write letters or write in a journal just to get my thoughts out there; and if I was having a issue with someone else, it was easier to write them a letter... whether I decided to give it to them or not!

    When is the last time you wrote a letter?  Does it help you to communicate in writing?  Why?

     I found this extremely helpful when I had heavy thoughts in my relationship, writing a letter to my husband was always the easiest way to say everything needed without being interrupted or sidetracked in some way.  Once my husband read the letter he was able to see my points of view; and then give me his honest thoughts as well.  Somehow this has been a key way of communication in our relationship and effective as well!

    Writing is a way that allows us to express our selves like no other.  With no distractions in our thoughts, we are able to really get our true feelings out and look at things somewhat differently afterwards (in many cases).  It can be a stress relief in some ways as well; allowing us to be honest with the person we are writing to or to our selves.. even if we ball it up and toss it in the trash afterwards, we relieved the thoughts from our mind.

    Writing to ease the mind can be helpful personally or in a relationship or any kind....  all we have to do is make the time!

Friday, June 26, 2015

My Diaper-Cakes: New York Yankees Diaper-Cake

My Diaper-Cakes: New York Yankees Diaper-Cake: When I was asked to do a Diaper-Cake with a Baseball theme, I wasn't excited!!  It's hard to find lil' boy stuff lately, especially...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Education in a Digital World

As I was skeptical at first, I agree with the points the speaker makes on Education in today's world! The video points out so many important reasons on why education needs to focus on new ways of learning, because the old ways don't work like they used to!!  
Watch this and weigh in on what you think!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Being/Becoming Transgender

There's been a lot of talk and shows moving focus towards being/becoming Transgender in the last few weeks/months; and I am not sure how I feel about it all, to be truthful!

I watch ONE Soap Opera, The Bold and The Beautiful, and recently they changed things up and made Maya a transgender woman.  Honestly, if they wanted to have a character that's transgender it's not a big deal, but making a character that already has a past/story thats been told wasn't the way to go... in my opinion.  

and Rick's reaction was what is politically right somewhat.. not the typical reaction you would have gotten from him!!  ((If you watch the B&B, you know what I mean!))

They should have had a new character enter the show and show the life and transition, I think!!  However, I know that all the talk about Bruce Jenner revealing his transition into being a woman probably encouraged the B&B to do so.. maybe not, I don't know.

I believe that everyone should have the right to be happy and be whom ever they want to be in life!  If transitioning from Bruce to Caitlyn brings happiness, then I'm glad.  However, I am about tired of hearing about it every time I turn on the television!!

Kids are asking what in the world, and I have no clue where or how to explain!  I think this may be better suited for privacy.

I feel bad for the kids though, I mean.. they are losing a dad and gaining another mom?  How does that work, I wonder.  I'm sure little kids would have a hard time grasping this!!  It's nice to see that the majority of Bruce's kids support him and don't have major issues (on camera, at least).  I hope the other's in time will grasp things and be able to regain that family unit in a new way.

Today there has been a lot of talk about the new docuseries (Becoming Us) airing on ABC Family tonight about a 17 year old boy, Ben, who learns his parents are divorcing & his father wants to become a women, and how he struggles to come to terms with things!

Although, this all is interesting in some ways I struggle!  I struggle with the fact that I just can't think this is right to be putting your kids through.  I mean, if you feel you need to transition then do so, but why make other's feel like they were a part of your lie/cover-up and leave them wondering if the love you say you had was ever real; and to add kids to the mix to deal with it.. just isn't right, to me.

Things can't be changed for the people who are sharing their stories now, but hopefully others will see the difficulties that their family had to deal with and be real with their self before living a life they later will feel is a lie.

I wish them all happiness and the ability to connect and live life to the fullest!!

I'm curious what you all think??

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Flowers Started Blooming Beautifully

The flowers around the Fish Pond have really bloomed this week!!  However, they are taking over somewhat!  I originally planted 4 of them, one at each corner; but look at them now...

The color is so pretty to me, but it will get one you if you rub against them. 
I just had to get a close up picture of them this year, they are so vibrant looking.  
It may be because it's a cloudy day, I don't know.

This year I got a surprise, a yellow one has bloomed even though I didn't plat one... Weird! 
I do have a miniature sunflower that is yellow planted beside it, I guess when it multiplied somehow it gained the color from the sunflower??

I don't know much about flowers, but I wonder how it came to be and that's the only explanation that makes since.. lol  Does anyone else have an idea on how it happened?