Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Changes

Do you like them? I don't. I have to force myself to move on (hence the title of my blog). I have to motivate myself constantly. I like my comfort zone and familiar stuff. Every change is a well planned and given much thinking. You wouldn't say that artistic person would be like that. But I think that art is my comfort zone too, my way of doing something new. You wouldn't think that changing the look of my blog would be stressing for me. But it is. I liked the old one (and I was used to it) but the time for change was here. So how do you like it (or do you like it at all)? Was the old one better? They say that we mustn't let ourselves grow accustomed to our surroundings or get to fond of stuff (they confine our spirit). But it's hard for me. As every normal grown up person, I blame my childhood for that. I grew up during the war and we had so little. So every toy, every piece of rubbish had its meaning and purpose. Today, I find it hard to separate myself from the old stuff. Like jeans I wore when I had 50kg and I am certain I won't be able to wear ever again. But they stay at the bottom of my drawer just in case :) I don't want for this blog to turn into my nagging place. So tell me, are you adventurous? Do you like or dread changes?
The thing I noticed is that every change is easier (for me) if I have someone else to do it with me. Like, when I had to go to college out of my hometown - it was a huge relief that I had my sister there already in college. Or when I go on vacation (!) I don't want to do it alone but prefer to go with someone else (even if that someone else is my grandma :))
They also say that you have to face your fears to conquer them. So my BIG adventure will start in October! I've decided to go back to college and get myself another diploma - MBA. You can't have enough knowledge at this times of crises (here I go again creating myself a safe net for the future). Although I love art, it is becoming harder every day to pay bills with it. I already work as a part time project manager so why not have a good background and a greater knowledge and understanding of the job I already work. And I got my firm to pay it for me (hopefully, I haven't signed my contract yet). The challenge for me isn't actually college itself, no, it’s the fact that the college is in another town and I will have to drive myself for a 1, 5 hour -five to ten days a month for two years! Huh, what a challenge? Well, it doesn’t seem like that, but please take into account that I will have to work from 7 a.m. to 3.pm. then jump into the car and drive for a 1, 5 hour listen to the classes until 10 p.m. and then drive alone home and in the morning repeat routine.
Another thing with fears - they don't sound so grave when you write them down!

And here is to my 15 years of English class - only now I've realised the mistake in my blog title? It's stuff not staff - maybe I should concern myself with my learning and observation issues not with my driving challenges, hmh...

It’s been a long blog – thanks to anyone who got to this part!

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Relax...

This is my relaxing Sunday! Finally... I went to an early Mass and then saw my cat waiting for me or better to say sleeping :) That's when I decided to take a day off and just relax (like him - the cat I mean not the God, lol).
Here is the picture of my cat; it's a little bit blurry because I had to take it form a long distance. He's a great hunter, so he's always on a look out for a mouse and doesn’t like when people make noise around him. We say that he's sleeping with one eye open. He's name is Blacky (you would've never guess that, would you?).

Friday, 22 May 2009

New Moon movie poster

Twilight series

I have high expectations about the second movie. I didn't like the first move very much. Maybe it’s because I had high expectations then. Also, I am a huge fan of Twilight series (books), so maybe nothing can live up to my expectations. But to contradict myself, I like Harry Potter both books and movies. I don't know what bothers me the most: actors or the way the movie was directed. Now we have a new director, so will see if the first one was the problem or something else.
Did you like the Twilight move? Please say that I'm not the only one who feels disappointed
:)

Thursday, 21 May 2009

What Does Your Butt Say About You?




Here are my results


Your Butt Says You're Laid Back


You are an easygoing, trusting person. You don't get too worked up, because everything usually works out in life.
You are genuine and humble. You believe that there's more to you (and other people) than just looks.
You are drawn toward close, one-on-one relationships. You crave a partner - romantic or otherwise.
You are outgoing and confident. You are proud of who you are, and you are brutally honest.
You tend to be a serious, straight laced kind of person. It takes you a while to warm up and let loose.



These sounds true :) Except the thing about "you don't get too worked up". What about yours results? Are they also true or are they written in a way that is true for everybody (or do we want to believe in the "good" results?)?

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Children


video


It makes you think, doesn't it?

Monday, 18 May 2009

Contest

It's a lovely spring day in my corner of the world. Although it's very hot, almost as at summer time.
I had a great weekend. On Saturday, after morning coffie at my favourite cafe, I went to check out an XC track with my boyfriend (professional cyclist) and ended up going on a 5,5 km track up and down the hill (and when I say up I mean really really high) through woods on foot. On Sunday morning I overslept Mass (due to the track exhaustion, no doubt) time so I did some cleaning. In the afternoon I stayed at home playing with my two nieces. Good weekend, indeed.



I wanted to tell you that there is a great contest over at All I want and more blog http://alliwantandmore.blogspot.com. Cecile is giving away two books from Lynda Hilburn. Contest is open to everyone. To see all the rules go over to her blog.


Good luck and have a nice day!

Friday, 15 May 2009

A cynic?







Are you a cynical person? I've started to think I'm. I am always surprised by goodness in the people. Like just recently I won a book on the internet contest and the author not just sent me a book (that was a stated prize) but also bookmarks, calendar, mouse pad... I was so surprised. I always expect the worst from people. I wasn't like this before, but after many unpleasant surprises and betrayals from close persons, I just don't expect anything. Maybe this is a safeguard. I was always considered strong and trustworthy. I never panic and always trying to be honest. But today I came to realisation that I'm starting to become a cynic. I don't want to be that grumpy old lady, so I have firmly decided that from now on I'll be a happy person full of trust in people (humph...). So, what about you?

Monday, 11 May 2009

Conests!

Looks like today is a contest day on my blog. Well not exactly on my blog but I will provide you with links to two contests.



For the first go to http://booklover125.blogspot.com/ and enter a great contest with even greater prizes. And of course read a great blog post by Evangeline Collins about the hero of her debut historical romance, Her Ladyship's Companion.
This contest is open to all and will run through Saturday, May 16th.





For the other contest just scroll down and click on the lovely widget that will take you to the Moira Rogers' web site where you can read everything about it.

Good luck!

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Friday, 8 May 2009



Spring!



It is finally here! Yoo-hoo! My whole garden is full of flowers: tulips, daffodils, forget-me-nots and my all time favourite two syringes trees!
One white and the other blue. They are beautiful and they smell so divine, ummmm! I also bought annual plants for my balcony baskets. Do you decorate your windows or balconies with plants? I live in a house now, so I only decorate my balconies but while I was living in an apartment my windows and balconies were full of flowers. Now I have a beautiful flower garden.
You just have to love spring, don't you?