Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Come and see the show.....



Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends, we're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside....


Yes, it's that time of year again, when leelee and hubs spend the better part of the week hawking our wares at the Original Miami Beach Antique Show.


The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is considered one of the most prestigious antiques events in the country. This show has the reputation of being a virtual Mecca for serious and casual collectors and is anticipated to, once again, be an unprecedented success.


Over 1000 national and international exhibitors will be bringing their collections from London, Paris, Rome, Beverly Hills, Milan, New York, Geneva, Tokyo, Munich, Brussels, Vienna, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Sydney (Australia), and much more.


Included in the selection are thousands of the finest antiques in the most relaxed and vibrant ambiance in Miami Beach. Beautiful 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture; Asian art; fine prints; American and European 19th and early 20th century; mid-century modernism; Russian Impressionist paintings; antique jewelry; textiles and rugs; sterling silver and ceramics; and objets d’art.


This is the show where dealers from around the world come to shop!

Monday, January 28, 2008

How timely....




I was researching quotes today, just for the fun of it (yeah I'm kind of a nerd that way)..and I came across the following. This is exactly where I am right now..and it's a wonderful way to look at my life. I feel free!

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

Charles R. Swindoll quotes (American Writer and Clergyman, b.1934)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Swimsuit Weather

Our Beach




Its January and I am ordering swimsuits. Living in Florida allows me to shop for swimsuits all year round, also keeps me working towards keeping fit and being able to actually wear one in public.

This past fall, I made a commitment to myself to go into my 50th year with a "winner take all" attitude. I've been exercising and eating right and feel pretty darn good about wearing a swimsuit. again I say 50...shmifty, I don't care what the number is, it's all about how I feel.

So I've been perusing the "internets" and found some cute suits.



I found this one on sale (yes it has a bottom)



and this on is on sale too



I thought this was pretty so I ordered it as well (it also comes with a bottom)




It's quite wonderful to live in a clime that allows me to go to the beach all year round and I never thought I'd be wearing a swimsuit dare I say a 2 piece suit at my age...it's amazing what one can accomplish when one puts her mind to it..and as they say...when in Rome...in this case when in Florida....
I'm off to the gym.......






Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ramblings...........

I just sent an Orchid plant to my best girlfriend who is turning 50 on Saturday....she was always the first birthday of the year in our crowd of friends. She was 16 first and got her drivers permit, then 17 and got her license. She turned 18 before us all and was able to buy us beer (drinking age was 18 then), she turned 21 first and so on and so on. We always celebrated her birthday in advance of all of ours. Now we have reached our 50th year. Whoa...HOLD THE PHONE...50!!!?????? Can't be. Why I was just 40..how could 50 be here already? Very strange, because frankly I don't feel 50...what's it supposed to feel like anyway. As a matter of fact, I feel better than I have in years. I am exercising more, eating right. My life is joyful, marriage is great...I have much to be thankful for. 50...shmifty! Bring It ON.

In other news I read a fascinating article this morning in Newsweek. You must read this...

All I can say is I am glad that Bush presidency is over, it was an awful 8 years and no matter who wins in November it won't be staus quo. I am rejuvenated by the thought that 22 percent of this country has awoke from its robotic march with this administration and is looking towards change. The spell has been broken and the people are coherent again (ok well, perhaps not all, there is still that 28% approval{{{{{{shudder}}}}}}. The other 50% is looking at historical choices for our next president. Isn't it wonderful!!

Life continues to offer up amazing challenges in my personal growth, self realization and new beginnings. I am so lucky to have some wonderful friends and a growing family (Step Daughter is expecting #7 in September) So much to be thankful for.

Happy 50th Birthday Sue!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Breaking News

Survey shows that children of all ages hate clowns

From correspondents in London

January 16, 2008 12:06pm

BAD news for Coco and Blinko - children don't like clowns and even older kids are frightened of them.

The news that will no doubt have clowns shedding tears was revealed in a poll of youngsters by researchers from the University of Sheffield who examined how to improve the decor of children's wards in hospitals.

The study, reported in the Nursing Standard magazine, found all of the 250 patients aged between four and 16 they quizzed disliked the use of clowns, with even the older ones finding them scary.

"As adults we make assumptions about what works for children," said Penny Curtis, a senior lecturer in research at the university.


"We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable."


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

GO GIANTS GO


K...it seems my loyalties have faltered and I have been called on it. While it's true I live in South Florida now I will always be a Jersey Girl..so..in my heart of hearts I am a Giants Fan. So while I respect the Packers and I really like Brett Favre...I have to root for my Giants this weekend. that being said....

Let's GO GIANTS LET'S GO

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Playoffs


How great is it watching Green Bay play at Lambeau Field on a snowy January Saturday????..



Thursday, January 10, 2008

Where You At?

I saw this phrase on a billboard today. It was an advertisement for a cell phone service. More specifically it read

More... Where You Ats

That phrase "Where You At" bothers me so much I can't tell you. When did it become so natural to speak incorrectly, when did it become vogue to sound ignorant? Growing up, we always wanted to look and sound as if we had some kind of class...maybe it was a suburban middle class thing. Maybe its a race thing..I don't know anymore...speaking incorrectly really does reach beyond all races.

Along this same vein, I heard this tid bit on the news today:

State Senate panel approves 'pull up your britches' bill

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TALLAHASSEE -- Youth who let their drawers droop to expose underwear, G-strings or worse at school would get a verbal warning after a first offense but face suspension if they keep doing it under a measure that cleared a Senate committee Wednesday.

Now I don't know if I'm getting more conservative or what, I highly doubt that, but I Kind of like this idea. Frankly I am really tired of seeing kids underwear, although often times I am amazed at the defying of gravity (just HOW do those pants stay attached to the body, when the crotch is down at the knees???) It's always looked so damn uncomfortable. But that's me.

Now, I don't know if something like this needed to go to the State Senate, I am sure there are more important issues for them to be discussing, but..looks like the phrase "there outta be a law..." has finally caught on.