Tuesday, August 26, 2008


1. Throw out non-essential numbers.
This includes age, weight, and height.
Let the doctors worry about them. That is why they get paid.

2. Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.
Never let the brain get idle. ?'An idle mind is the
devil's workshop.'
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with her/him!

6. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is our self.
LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you
Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips.
Take a trip to the mall, even to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love, that you love them - at every opportunity.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

30 reasons to live, laugh and love!

With my 30th Birthday quickly approaching I thought it only necessary to outline 30 reasons to live, laugh and love or in better terms what I have learned in all my years.
So here goes nothing...
1. Laughter is the best medecine.
2. The happiest of people do not necessarily have the best of everything except they always find the best in everything.
3. You cannot move forward if you are holding on to regrets.
4. The first place you need to find love is within.
5. Family,old friends, true friends, new friends are all worth it and make the world a better place to be in.
6. One of the hardest thing in life is to admit you need help and that you might not be ok.
7. Listen to your gut and always be true to yourself.
8. Sometimes you have a closet filled with clothes and shoes but you still have nothing at all to wear.
9. Admit when you are wrong.
10. Think before you speak or act.
11. Don't pre live.
12. You can do anything you set your mind to and more.
13. If you can run a marathon with an injury you can withstand just about any pain-emotional or physical. [I have had to be reminded of that many times!]
14. Be gracious.
15. Give if you want to receive.
16. Karma is a bitch and WILL bite back and what goes around ALWAYS comes back around.
17. Everyone has a heart and soul-sometimes you just need to give them a second chance to show it to you.
18. Gossip is poison and will kill.
19. Never be scared to be yourself.
20. Always surround yourself with people you love.
21. That running is my passion and that everyone has one-they just need to find it!
22. The best way out is ALWAYS through.
23. That tough times make you a stronger and better person.
24. Do not give your opinion unless asked.
25. That inspirational people and quotes will always stop me in my tracks.
26. To embrace your emotions at any given time and go with it.
27. Always remember that simple things are usually the best things.
28. Anything can be fun...You just need to make it that way.
29. Your destiny will protect you from the world.
30. That life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away!

As much as I think I know...I know one thing forsure I will never stop learning and I will never take the people I care about for granted.
Tomorrow night is the night where I get to celebrate being me while surrounded by the most amazing people whom I am so lucky to call friends.
I cannot wait for all that is ahead for me...I have this feeling that the best is yet to come!

Love V. xo

Thursday, August 14, 2008

As my 30th Birthday approaches...

This quote caught my mind and definitely made me think...

And in the end it's not the years of your life that count, it's the life in your years.
-Abraham Lincoln



Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Yesterday one of my bestest and oldest friends turned 30. I had the pleasure of being present at her intimate birthday party up north (see blog below re her big WHITE OUT!) Because 30 is such a momentous Birthday I decided to write her a toast...These were my wishes for LEXER-

May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows your dead.
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
May your heart be light and happy,
May your smile be big and wide,
And may your pockets always have
a coin or two inside!
Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.
May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint! (or I should say a glass of sauvignon blanc from New Zealand!)
May the face of every good news and the back of every bad news be towards us.
May neighbours respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.
May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,
The foresight to know where you are going,
And the insight to know when you have gone too far.
May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May those that love us, love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping.
May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up.
May you have food and raiment, a soft pillow for your head. May you be forty years in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead.
May your mornings bring joy
and your evenings bring peace...
May your troubles grow less
as your blessings increase!
May you get all your wishes but one,
so that you will always have something to strive for!
Happy 30th birthday! Love you tons Lexer!


Summer Happiness is.....

Jumping off the dock in lake of bays with Lexer and being silly!!

V. xo

aloha august!

Friends...August has arrived! and I cannot wait for the fun times ahead this month. I started August off with a Real Bang! For the August long weekend I celebrated one of my very best friends 30th Birthdays. We spent the weekend loving, laughing and living on Lake of Bays and on the eve of her Birthday we had a lovely evening of which was titled the white out! And white it was-white outfits, white decorations, white plates, white cups, white favors...it was sooo white AND sooo fun!

This month has a lot more to offer too...I am moving to a new 'hood which is exciting but also a little sad. I love being steps away from the coolness of Queen west not to mention a hop, skip and a jump from my office BUT a new place and new 'hood will do me some good. There is room for new adventures and exploring to be done. PLUS I get to ride my bike to work every day-how fun is that? I will get to spend much more time on Bloor and in the village that is Yorkville. Oh and did I mention my new place has an outdoor pool!!?? yep. how great will the rest of my summer be??!! ha ha ha. Well it will be great but not just because of the outdoor pool and tanning deck but because in two weeks this coming friday I will be turning 30. That is right-the big Three Zero. Some magnificent friends of mine are willing to make the plans and muster up some peeps to come and help me ring in this momentous birthday. Everything is still in the works however the plans will come together as they should!
I can hardly believe it is August already? Growing up August was always my favorite month-not only because it was the month of my birthday but because it was the month I spent at camp. BUT also...Because the days are hot but the evenings are nice and cool. The bugs are gone. The lake is warm. Summer is half way through so you need to pack in everything you did not fit in to July. As you know August is the month before September and I always have seen September as the second month of new beginnings. I guess because 20 years of my life so far I started school in September and that was a new beginning of sorts.
I am really looking forward to all August has to offer and to bring...
On that note here is the astroly thought of the day on the first of August plus my horoscope on that same day:
Thought for the Day: If there's something you want to protect, today's total solar eclipse will help. And if there's something wrong in your love life, you will feel the impetus to put it right.
Leo (July 23 — Aug. 22)
So many people are depending on you. Others ought to be doing more, but that's all the more reason you need to behave in an exemplary fashion.

On that note...yay to August and all that is about to bring! And so long July-Thanks for the GT's! (wow July was truly quite the month, wouldn't you agree!!??)