Friday, June 29, 2007

For the hip and trendy woman

You know, that used to be me - hip and trendy. Yep - in another life. That was me, for sure. And I am kind of starting to really miss that. I am coming out of that stage in my life where the kids need and demand so much of me and I am sort of re-becoming Lisa. There is a great site that I've found that will help me keep on top of the latest trends, too. From fashion to restaurants to events, will keep me totally in the know! It is a very cool site that anyone can sign up to and add to the content, to share with everyone the coolest new shoes, spas, whatever's you have discovered! This is a fabulous use of Web 2.0 and a great example of another application of such! I am just really excited to watch and see the different niches and the different ways that people are making use of social networking software. And for those of us gals who want to know who's who and what's what, this is a perfect site!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cool people along the journey

There are people in our lives along the journey that have a very strong impact on our lives. One of those people in my life was my Uncle Pat. He was just the coolest! He was the happy-go-lucky, let's have fun guy in our family. He took us on a Florida vacation one year that was a total blast! It was the first year that Epcot opened up. Along with loving him for his "fun-ness", I was also able later in life to connect with him through Alcoholics Anonymous. He was a recovering alcoholic, and when I was sixteen, he would go to an AA meeting, his daughter would go to Alatot, and I would go to Alateen. And then a few years later, I was going to AA meetings, too! I was working for him when I first tried to get sober, and I remember him taking me out to lunch and our having long talks together. He was very influential in my life and I cherish every memory I have of him. He went to Heaven in July 1990 and I miss him so much, but, I'm so glad that we had the special times we had together!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Natural stomach ache!

I am on a vacation, sort of - we went 'home' to Texas to visit family and for Mark to do some work. And I am also doing some work - blogging and searching, while we are here. I have not even attempted my 'daily list' - and I am not really being very healthy. Not horrible, but, not healthy, either.

And for more than half of the time that we've been here, I've had horrible stomach cramping and aches! It is driving me durn crazy!!

I guess the good news would be that the tummy troubles are keeping me off of caffeine. So that's a step in the right direction, even if one is forced to go that way! Heh.