Sunday, December 18, 2011

Isn't it funny....

Isn’t it funny how the things on our mind and in our thoughts become more apparent in our daily lives? For example, when your are in the market for a new car and have chosen your favorite, you see it EVERYWHERE just making that desire stronger.

On my mind the last little while is a little teacup Yorkie puppy! Not one in particular, just one in general. Now, with my allergies this is not going to happen but I do think that they are VERY cute! I’ve has some friends tell me that they are yappers and that is not a quality I like in any dog ESPECIALLY in a small one! But as having one is only a thought and not a reality I am happy to stick with this adorable dog!

I said all of that to share this, I got online this morning and what is a hot topic running in Yahoo’s video news feed? A video of an adorable little boy with a playful little Yorkie! This video has gone VIRAL!

What makes a simple capture of a cute moment so interesting? Everyone loves babies? Everyone loves puppies? How cute that the two interact so well at such a young age? I don’t know!?! But going viral is a big deal - over 350K views (per Good Morning America)!

I've heard that if your YouTube video receives so many views, you get paid...Not exactly sure how that works - would love to find out! If you know more about that, leave a comment, message me - aka LET ME KNOW! LOL! I find it FASCINATING! I currently don't plan on going crazy posting videos, I truly don't plan on posting any at all but I am always curious on the know how!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Divine Dissatisfaction

Divine dissatisfaction. Have you ever heard the term? Rex Crain defines it as "The real you making a demand on the you that you've become and the you that you've settled for."

I personally believe that you will always have divine dissatisfaction...

It's that inner voice telling you that there is something more somewhere else waiting for you. Pushing you to keep searching.

Without it, you are stuck, no longer growing; no longer learning in this adventure of life. Each adventure that we take shapes us and prepares us for a new adventure in the future. What we will learn will not be determined until they are in use (dang it)! Everything enters in our life for a season and each season has a different timeline.

It is SO easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of life that before you know it you stop and wonder where has all the time gone? I know from experience! With the Christmas season in full swing and school breaks about to begin, life has gotten CRAZY! I have pushed and pushed and pushed myself for the last few months to sacrifice more of myself- time and energy, and today that divine dissatisfaction is strong!

I am reminded to stop and be still for a bit and listen to the guidance of that inner voice...there is so much more to this thing called life than wake up, get the kids off to school, laundry, chores, pick the kids up, take them to their commitments, dinner, bed, repeat. And that's a quite day! LOL!

Do you have divine dissatisfaction? What is your inner voice telling you? Or have you been squelching - "I don't have time", "I deal with that later", etc.? If you find yourself in a rut or no longer happy doing what your doing; it's time for change. What will that change be? I'm interested to know!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Adventures on the horizon....

In September, I left a job that I had been at off and on for the last 20 years. There wasn't a particular reason; my season there had just ended. Since then, I have been enjoying a hiatus. Not really pursuing what the "next job" would be.

My husband Brett and I are very active in MonaVie, in addition to the delicious and amazing products we LOVE the personal connections and new relationships that have formed because of this business and I looked forward to spending more of my time in such a positive environment. But, even I know that having just one form of income isn't the best financial plan. With that said, I also say this - having more than one focus requires organization and planning. Good thing I'm a little OCD!

I've had many thoughts of my own along with suggestions by family and friends for "job" ideas but none of them really stirred the excitement within me. Although they were all things that I am interested in (photography, graphic design, computer assistance, and more) each idea had a little spot that I think would hold me back from really making it successful. I didn't like the hesitation I felt so I didn't pursue any of those ideas.

Then, two different opportunities came across my path within days of each other! I was very surprised at how excited I became! Even better - both opportunities can work together! Both ideas are currently in their infant stages but I can not WAIT to share when I have more!

Stay Tuned!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Photography Fun: TriCities

I made a quick trip to the TriCities today to do some birthday and Christmas shopping. On the route to the mall is Columbia Park along the beautiful Columbia River. This park also hosts the Hydroplane Races every year in July. I am not sure that I should admit this but I have NEVER stopped at this park AND I have never seen the races....but I stopped today! (I'm so proud of me!! LOL!)
When I pulled into the park I was surprised by this amazing Regional Veterans Memorial! I say surprised as this park is just off HWY 240, I look at this park EVERY time I pass, and I have not seen that this memorial exists! It's not small people! LOL!
As I was walking from my car to the memorial, I was looking around to see the memorial from different angles to take pictures from. A group of geese nearby definitely caught my attention. I stopped for a minute and watched as they lined up single file to cross the street! Then they took one step up from the grass onto the curbing and then one step carefully down to the street and waddled across. I kind of assumed there would be more of a jump with both feet; it's a tall curb! I also found it interesting that they each have their own unique waddle. One kicked it's feet out in front, another was very careful, almost dainty, with its feet. I found it very interesting!
As I took a closer look through my camera I noticed that many of them were banded on their leg. Ok, not so unusual. But one goose was also banded around its neck! Big 'ol band! I've asked Brett what that band is for and he said he's never seen it! I watched them for a bit longer and then I turned back to the memorial.
This is one spectacular site to see especially with the Columbia River in the background! As I was setting up a shot of the center pillar with the info tablet, a flock of geese flew overhead and landed in the river! I did catch it in my picture but it doesn't truly capture the sensations that went through me at that very moment. I was in awe!
You'll never believe this but it was the very SAME group of geese that I had been so captivated by earlier! How do I know? Why that neck band on the one goose in the group!
I walked out of the memorial and went to the edge of the river to take water pictures of the geese. Two things I found HILARIOUS! First, that one goose was VERY vocal and separated itself from the group as if it were saying "look at me! take pictures of me!" as it circled around. The other funny,  was that they all started to line up as if they were in the air - in V formation! Do geese do that? Line up everywhere? The air, to cross the street, in the water??
I all of a sudden felt a personal connection with this flock! They were a bit OCD like me! hehehe!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I'm back!

(Sing to the tune of "Welcome Back, Kotter") Welcome back! Welcome back! Welcome back!
What a way to return than with a creative moment! Ok, so the creativity is primarily by Shutterfly but the fact that I did a project is noteworthy! LOL!
I have challenged  myself to a 365 project....Wanting to pick up my camera again and get shooting! A little blogging could help make that a reality! Please help keep me accountable! Follow me on Facebook & my Mrs. Moses Lake Blog! This will be FUN!

So, until tomorrow, please enjoy this little preview of our Holiday Card!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Always make sure you are listening....

Sometimes I feel like the movie Transformers; the part where Bumblebee speaks through the radio. I feel that God is talking directly to me.  
Today I'm going through a bunch of mixed emotions, this song comes on and just answers all of my feelings....maybe this will speak to you too! God Bless!