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New Name or no new name??

I’ve been toying with making a new name for the blog. Some people say this makes them think of different things than what I’m trying to portray.  What do you think?

Right now I have BareFeetAndToes.com, others I’ve thought of but are taken are:

dacingintherain.com

flipflopdiaries.com

and a few more that are variations, but nothing is exciting me. 🙁

December Vacation Destination

It’s been decided and for those of you that know my son, please don’t spill the beans, it’s a SURPRISE!

We are going to FLORIDA!  My husband is from Florida and has been dying to take our son to Disney, Legoland and the other theme parks!  I’m excited about visiting again and especially during a cold month for us in NC.  One of the things I love about my job, is that I always get a week off at Christmas, so that I can prepare presents, and decorate, and then take down decorations also and clean up the Christmas morning aftermath 🙂  So this year, we will be on our way to the sunny FL.

Here are some links of the places I hope to go with the family.  Which ones would you recommend and why?  What park or event was your favorite and why?

http://florida.legoland.com/

Aquatica

SeaWorld Orlando

Magic Kingdom

made the move to……godaddy.com and wordpress.org

I hope this will be a great change for me and the blog. I’ve wanted to make the switch for a long time, just haven’t been able to do it until now.  I hope to blog more regularly maybe even have guest bloggers one day!  Blogging is a hobby right now, but one day, maybe one day, it’ll be so much more!  Anyone that would like to help me tweak my site, I’d be much appreciative!  Hope you all have a wonderful day!

 

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff- Become a Better Listener

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all small stuff by Richard Carlson

29. Become a better listener

Mr. Carlson says to be a better listener we must be content to listen to the ENTIRE thought of the person instead of waiting for our chance to respond.  Instead of communication being a race it takes pressure off of you if you just listen quietly. It will enhance all of your relationships.

I need to constantly remind myself of this….all….the….time!  I fail to listen to many during my day and even listen less at the end of my day when I’m tired and impatient.  I consider myself a do-er, which in turn makes me also impatient.  So a strength and a weakness, but that is ok. I’m cool with it, I wouldn’t change it.  I just need to be more aware of my impatientness and learn to wait for my turn and listen to what is being said.  Sometimes, or more often than I’d like to admit, I wait for my turn to speak, not respond to what was just said to me.  SLOW DOWN, is what my head should say.  Hopefully as I pay more attention to this, I’ll be able to do just that.

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – Seek First to Understand

I’m going to post today about a quick read I had today with the book “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”, by Richard Carlson.

Simply stated it says Seek First to Understand.  We try so hard to be understood that miscommunication runs rampid.  It doesn’t need to if we try to first understand the other person, being understood will come naturally and will flow.  I think all of us have issues with communication and I’ve realized recently that I try very hard to be understood first without listening because I NEED to be understood and listened to.  It gives me value or makes me feel valued if I can prove my point and make the other person listen to me.  This is not healthy however, I do realize that.  I will try in the future to seek first to understand.

 

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The battle

Its crazy how quickly your body can gain weight but it seems to loose weight 3 times slower. Went to the doc today and have high blood pressure even though I take meds, so no more caffeine for me. 🙁 I’ve given up soda but coffee is going to be harder to give up especially going into the fall and winter. Well I guess there’s always decaf, blah.  I am going to have some dark chocolate. I don’t each sweets much but when I do it’s dark Dove Chocolate and Brownies!!  Oh I forgot my other weakness – OREOS!

Ran 2.5 tonight in about 30 mins. Not too bad I guess, but need to be way better. I need to sign up for a run to keep me really motivated. 

Jamberry Nail Wraps???

What is this new fad?  Well it is a great company (so far) that I decided to join and sell for.  It seems like it’s a great time to get on with them b/c it’s the spring/summer.  I’m sure fall/winter won’t be as active, but I’m sure I’ll keep them busy for orders for myself. 🙂  They have so many different designs and I can get them discounted for at least 30%, more if I’m selling more each month.  I can’t wait!

 

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