My update

Hello all who read my blogs🙂

A few blogs back I mentioned that I was going to learn an instrument. I chose the mandolin. I have accomplished one song! This was not easy and still not but I’m determined to perfect it. The song I chose I thought would be a breeze, turns out it’s NOT.

“Can’t help falling in love” is not simple for me to play on the mandolin. Perhaps at this time no song will be easy until my fingers know exactly where to go……. blindfolded. My goal is the same. I hope to play for the hospice patience I volunteer for once a week. Music is healing and inspiring to many. I would like very much to sooth the souls with the sound of my mandolin at the hospice house.

Still motivated to one day reach that goal! It takes a long time to be good at something and it takes a lifetime to be better. In other words; practice, dedication, determination never dies unless your goal dies. Than it becomes nothing but a dream. Dreams are good, but dreams without action are like a mirage. They trick you into believing that you have something  right there in front of you…… Do you? You choose. I did….. and do everyday.

“Create a define plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether your ready or not, to put this plan into action.” Napoleon Hill

“Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.” Gail Tsukiyama

“A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.” Bo Bennet

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.


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The lies we tell ourselves

Myth #1. I may be a little out of shape but I’m not “that” out of shape.

       Fact: Yup, you are… really, really are. Not a little, but a lot says the muffin top and the back fat staring you down in the mirror.

My subconscious thoughts as I gaze at the person looking in the mirror and realize its me: WTF?!?!?!?

Myth #2. I can totally, TOTALLY run a mile under 10 minutes.

       Fact: Nope. I can barely jog half a mile under 10 minutes.

My subconscious thoughts as I attempt to run: This is bullshit, I never liked running. And damn!

Myth#3. I’ll start eating healthier on Monday.

        Fact: Monday arrives and I’m on my 6th chocolate chip cookie and a side of ice cream.

My subconscious thoughts with each bite: Shit!!  Oh well, tomorrows another day and OMG this is soooooooo gooooood!

Myth#4. It wont take me long to loose 5 pounds.

         Fact: It’s been 3 months and I’m up 7.

My subconscious thoughts as I step on the scale (which is not something I do……ever): Holy fuck! (sigh)

Myth #5. I don’t look my age.

          Fact: As I smile, out jump a set of crows feet, a handful of deep lines on my forehead and around my mouth that look like a damn road map! In other words my face clearly says, “approaching senior citizenship.”

My subconscious thoughts as I reflect on the most recent selfie: Who is this women? Suddenly I hear The lyrics of Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May,” “The morning sun when its in your face really shows your age.”

Sunshine or no sunshine, I’m no spring chicken! DANG!!

  • Sometimes reality can be a bitch!

    “The lies we tell ourselves to survive seldom bring peace to our souls” author unknown

It’s time to enjoy the ride into my late 40’s and quickly approaching 50! Screw it!

Hope you all enjoyed my funny little myths!

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.



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Weight fluctuation

I’m sure some of you out there deal with the ugliness of weight fluctuation, myself included. It may be something simple as plain old laziness or it could be stress related. Hell, it could be a plethora of things! The reason for this subject is because it is exactly my enemy at the moment. I figure if I can get it together a few short months before the holidays, I can at least enjoy the feast when Thanksgiving arrives!

My cure for this craziness is to start slow. For example, if I find myself craving chocolate chip cookies ( which I do way to often ), and I give in….. I’ll eat 3 chocolate chip cookies instead of 4, then gradually take them out all together. That’s progress!

** Maybe its the whole bag of cookies, so only eat half the bag then eventually zero. LOL. No shame, no judgements. It’s life and it’s real!

I’m focusing on cutting back with the end goal be to “cut out” all the crap I put in. While I’m focusing on cutting back, I’m also kicking up my workouts by walking an extra mile or maybe adding an extra day at the gym. Bottom line for me, I cant go cold turkey. It’s a shock to my system and I’ll rebel. Haha. Slow and easy with forward progress keeps me motivated and positive for the end results.

I hope that helps some of you who struggle with the maintaining your weight!

*** Update on my mando playing…. I broke a string tuning my instrument! Ugh! The begining is always the toughest:-/

“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.”author unknown

“Your body can do anything! It’s your brain you have to convince” author unknown

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You.

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What is Karma?

I guess it is typical to think  of it like this….

If you do something wrong or bad, look out because you will receive an unpleasant surprise in due time.

However, I have learned that Karma really means action. To act on our truth. What actions do you take to get you to where you want to go in life? It’s a choice, we all have them and we all eventually choose our path or direction which then we”ll acknowledge that are choices have consequences. GOOD or BAD.

So I was thinking about Karma in a new way because I, like most people, tend to think of Karma as if somethings going to eventually bite me in the ass from something I’ve done or said that I’m not proud of. Come on, you know you have felt this way at some time in your life.We all experience pain and regret and becoming self aware can help with the choices we make. I believe this to be true in many ways. It’s at least something to be mindful of when referring to “karma”.

If someone gives me the finger for some ungodly reason that I’m unaware of, my “karma” is determined by my response. If I respond in defense, all I’m doing is reacting to their bull crap. Nothing good could come from an angry response.  Why mess with your inner peace? Instead choose compassion. You really never know what someones dealing with internally. We all have bad days but sending out a little compassion and understanding can go a long way. It may even change someones life, or yours!

“How people treat you is their karma: how you react is yours” Wayne W. Dyer

“When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on  your own weak points” Confucius

“On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So which is it? Let the light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both” Yehuda Berg

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You.

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What I’m up to!

Hi!! So here’s my deal with “something new.” I really really really really REALLY want to learn how to play an instrument. The problem is I would love to play them all! From brass instruments, to string instruments, percussion, woodwind instruments…. I love them all but I especially LOVE music in general. I secretly play my daughters piano she left behind when she moved back to the West Coast….. Yup Papoose I sure am!

* Papoose is my daughters nickname her grandparents gave her.

Hopefully I can play beautiful music with my mandolin I will be picking up this week….. Yes I chose the mandolin.Why?

Well, why not?? I understand it’s not a “popular” instrument but it’s a beautiful sounding instrument. Chris Thile is an outstanding mandolinist. His music is breathtaking….. well at least to me. If you havent heard of him, look him up. He’s worth looking into! You may of heard of Nickel Creek? Chris Thile plays mandolin in that band as well as The Punch Brothers.

Did you know that the mandolins evolved from the lute family in Italy? during the 17th-18th centuries? I find that fascinating.

So, It’s a stretch for me to think that I could actually learn to play like Chris Thile but hey, I must have goals! LOL!! But seriously, I do hope to learn well enough to play for the Hospice patients I visit on a weekly basis. That is my true goal. I believe music is a powerful healer even for those facing death. It will not “heal” them physically however, it will heal the heart.

So wish me luck! I’m going to soon start my journey of mandolin playing. I will keep you posted as to how I’m doing🙂

“Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love. All the world seemed bright and changed.” William Christopher Handy

“For me, learning is a continuous process and an all-inclusive one— reading a book, learning a musical instrument or learning the martial art called Taekwondo. Teach myself something new– that’s my prayer.” Sonu Nigam

” I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement.” Fred Allen

Live, love, Honor and laugh Out Loud! Prioritize you.



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Learning something new

I’m trying to broaden my horizon’s and learn something new that’s pretty much out of my comfort zone. This is NOT an easy feat for me, and I feel like many of you out there share my fears.

What are those fears? Well for one, there’s that fear of looking like an ass for attempting something that I possibly shouldn’t be? But than I ask myself, “Why should I give a crap what people think?” I guess it’s human nature to have those thoughts. I mean, no one really wants to be laughed at, rejected, or fail. However, it’s all apart of life and from those “not so wonderful” experiences can come growth. I like to think that perhaps something good will come of “failed attempts.” On the flip side I just may find a new hobby, a new joy!

Lately I’ve been stagnant, tired of the same old daily routine. Same workouts, same breakfast, same walking path, same same same same and same thing every day. It’s time for a change. I’m going to learn something new. It will be way out of my comfort zone as I mentioned earlier, and I will fill you in on what it is in my next post! I think I know what I’m going to try, but I cant say till I’m absolutely sure! Yikes! I’m freaking out now. LOL!

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” Bruce Lee

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” Benjamin Franklin

“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” Samuel Johnson

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You

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Cold in May!

I’m sorry but this is bull****!! It’s crazy that I have to turn the heater on in MAY!! What happened to Spring?

Sorry for the “rant” but thank you for allowing me to do so….. I mean, at least I can get my frustrations out with this blog post.🙂

I miss the warm sun and  80 degree weather but I’ll take  70 please! I woke up this morning and the temperature was 48! I got to thinking, “So maybe the desert wasn’t so bad after all.” Thank God Florida isn’t such a long plane ride.

I’m making it my goal to find a”hide away get out of the cold dream place” to escape the winter and sporadic cold fronts that sneak up on spring! If there is anything that annoys me the most and puts me in the worse mood its being COLD.

I do enjoy the seasons but when winter runs into spring and decides it wants to be “Autumn” for a few days, It’s time I find an “escape.”

Now to figure out how I can make it a reality. It’s  not going to be easy but damn it, I am making it a top priority!

Thanks for listening!!

“Nothing burns like the cold.” George R.R. Martin

“The heart can get really cold if all you’ve known is winter.” Benjaimin Alire Saenz.

“It’s to cold outside for angels to fly.” Ed Sheeran

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you

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