Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sorry for the lacks of loves






wow friends what a wild ride this week has been...sorry for the lacks of loves. I have been rocking, rolling, ducking, deeking but most of all learning and laughing the whole time. I am not sure I have been more challenged or inspired in quite some time. I am excited and truly running about like a house on fire! There is a lot going on all over the vingnation map but ya knows what I would not want it any other way and thats the truths through and through. I know I owe a proper explanation but my brain hurts and my little nation is numb from top to bottom. BUUUT I must share my horo from yester. Wait til ya gets a load of this...truly inspiring and uplifting...CHHHHECK IT:

Leo- Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Developments that are happening outside your sphere of influence are causing you some concern. In reality, though, nothing is really out of your control. There are actually some forces and factors that you definitely can and should alter. To manage this, you must look inside yourself and seek out debilitating thought patterns. Correct what’s inside and the outside will magically transform. With Mars in your sign, power is available to accomplish what recently seemed impossible.



aaaaand on that note I must hit the hay for some serious shut eye. night nights, friends. Catch ya soon...Pinky.

V. xo

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tweet Tweet Tweet

A tweet worth sharing:

"blow kisses. hug tree's. write love letters. forgive. play jump rope. believe in miracles. embark on an adventure."

V. xo

A little procrastination from the PACK & PURGE...

I am sitting in the middle of a dishevelled mess of all of my personal belongings. Boxes and bags on the outskirts. I am moving. Again. There is nothing fun about this exercise. I have just realized there are probably 20 articles of clothing that I have not donned in months that are worthy of the season but just not worthy anymore. A bit ridiculous really. So they have been piled neatly to be donated to goodwill or sally ann or whom ever will take them! I could literally put this exercise off. I can think of a million and one things I would much rather be doing but I am not. I am thrusting myself into it. All over it, I am. I know deep down, next Sunday when my moving helpers arrive I will be thankful for getting'er done and being organized. But this does not mean I have to like it. As you are all quite aware I can be an over thinker at the best of times. Everything has had its moment, its memory worth remembering. I have already found old notes, letters, cards kept because they warm my heart and make me smile for that moment that once was. Articles of clothing and "things" if you will, can conjure up these same moments. I am a dork through and though, I know, but proud to be. Life is short and really truly quite simple. It is so easy to get hung up on the dumb things and again as much as I hate this exercise it is reminding me of this, for some weird reason! I am a lucky gal. I really am. OK I think the procrastination has to come to an end. So ya I am moving, its overwhelming and a pain in the ass but the simple thing about it is is its helping remind me of how damn lucky I am for the peeps in me life, the things I have done, the places I have been, the laughs, the loves..sigh. So here I am on the cusp of yet another new beginning. Another new start. Weeee! which we know I love to embrace. So my friends on that note... Back to pack and purge I go!
V.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

HUGS for Everyone!

Today has been coined NATIONAL HUG DAY! how amazing is that? Who does not love a hug? I know I do. Hugs are truly the best. Big, over zealous, strong gripped, long held hugs...sigh....nothing better! So hug away today!
BIG HUGS TO YOU ALL!

And here is something to get you all in the hugging spirit:

Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress, and induces sleep.
Its invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects.
Its nothing less then a miracle drug.
Hugging is also ALL natural. Its organic, naturally sweet, has no artifical ingredients, environmentally friends and is 100% wholesome.
Hugging is the deal gift. Great for any occasion, fun to give and receive, shows that you care, comes with its own wrapping paper AND of course it's fully returnable.

Soooo Get hugging!!


V. xo

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Let your Heart be the Master of your Mind


Must pass on some loves from the daily loves..

"The only way to live the life you see in your dreams is to let your Heart be the Master of your Mind. This is scary because the Heart yearns for
no reason, the Heart is sensitive and has the capacity of feel such great bliss and such intense pain. But that is now our calling, we MUST go through it - you MUST let go of all the reasons you can't, all the things that you think will hurt and simply embrace life as real, as primal and as intense as it is when you let yourself feel. This is what is required of you to step into the magical land of dreams, success and most importantly happiness. Don't deny your Heart, don't turn away from the unknown, step courageously into your Fear, let yourself feel and have the strength to bare it all. This is living, this is being human - this is your calling."

- Mastin Kipp, is the Founder of The Daily Love.


Hope you have all had a brilliant Wednesday...Tmo is my fave day of the week! weeeeee! Loves Thursdays!

Sunshine & Gumdrops, V. xo

Monday, January 18, 2010

Blue Mons=YUCK!

Apparently today is BLUE MONDAY. What you ask is that, my friends? well apparently it is the MOST depressing day of the year...yuckers. According to Wikipedia, this is what we are dealing with:

Blue Monday (date)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blue Monday is a name given to a date stated, as part of a publicity campaign by Sky Travel, to be the most depressing day of the year.
This date was published in a press release under the name of Cliff Arnall, at the time a tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, a Further Education centre attached to Cardiff University. Guardian columnist Dr Ben Goldacre reported that the press release was delivered substantially pre-written to a number of academics by Public Relations agency Porter Novelli, who offered them money to put their names to it. The Guardian later printed a statement from Cardiff University distancing themselves from Arnall: "Cardiff University has asked us to point out that Cliff Arnall... was a former part-time tutor at the university but left in February."
Arnall says the date was calculated by using many factors, including: weather conditions, debt level (the difference between debt accumulated and our ability to pay), time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action. Writing about the calculation, Goldacre stated: ... the fact is that Cliff Arnall's equations ... fail even to make mathematical sense on their own terms.
This date allegedly falls on the third Monday of January. The date was declared by Arnall to be 24 January in 2005, 23 January in 2006, 22 January in 2007, 21 January in 2008, 19 January in 2009 and 18 January in 2010.


Ewwwww yuck, right? Well guess what I have decided that this silly calculated hypothesis is not going to get me down. No way Jose. 2010 is my friend and this blue monday is no exception...I am goin' to kill it with Kindness and Happy...SO THERE! HA!
hope you can do the same!

V.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tomorrows

Do you live each day to its very fullest? I hope so. The main man of the Daily Love, Mastin Kipp, sent something out today that was filled with so much truth I had to share. Life is soooo damn precious and short the below is a reminder that we must live and love hard and regret nothing because what if tomorrow never ever comes???

What if tomorrow never comes?
By Mastin Kipp

What if tomorrow never comes? Have you lived the courageous life you've always been inspired to live? Have you taken risks, fallen down, stood back up, tried again and again and again until you finally got it right? Did you give it your all so when you look back you have zero regrets and lots of scars? Can you honestly look at yourself in the mirror and see respect staring back at you? Have you felt fear and done it anyway?

What if tomorrow never comes? Could you honestly say you lived your life to the fullest? Could you say with a hearty "YES!" that you never ran away from love? Would you be able to say that you let the most important people in your life know how much they mean to you and that they aren't taken for granted? Would you change anything in the past or are you proud of the path you've taken?

What is tomorrow never comes? Have you been able to embrace life's messiness and realize it'll never be perfectly perfect? Did you have the courage to stand up for what you believe in not minding the consequences, no matter what?

What if tomorrow never comes? Would you have died with your music still in you? Would that precious gift that is only yours to give to this world die with you? Or would you and your gift live on eternally in the hearts of those it touched?

What's true for you and me is that one day tomorrow will never come, what if it's tomorrow?


V.

The Stars are on my side

Oh how I love my horo today...had to share with y'all!
Leo- Tuesday, January 12, 2010
A continuing angle of empowerment from Mars is strengthening your cause and empowering your resolve to get what you so passionately desire. Someone’s wish for you to take a back seat is doomed to failure. You are capable of great things and now is the time to make your move.
Loves when the stars are on my side! weeeeee!
V.

Monday, January 4, 2010

my latest obsess

My fave gift of all timez this xmas was a TASSIMO..have you ever heard of? It is truly fantabulous. I am obsessed. I have been drinking coffee like it is going out of style. You pop in a puck and voila! one cup of glorious steaming joe. Check it out at TASSIMO.
V.

Gutted

So it has taken me much time to come to terms with the info I am about to share with you. I am such a believer in where there is a will there is away but I am not certain if this is the case in this sitch. you see I can be superstitious in my own weird vingnation way. One of my idiosyncrasies is I do not sign up for a race until I have begun training. It all started when I signed up for the Ottawa mara before actually getting out there and doing the distance, if you know what I mean. In that specific case I was injured worse then I even realized thus I decided NOT to ever sign up for a race until the training had begun. Anyway I was to start training for Boston 2010 in one short week or so SO I had not yet signed up. It was brought to my attention a mere month ago that it actually sold out. I was crushed however a little numb to the true and decent fact that I had actually missed the boat on the race that I worked so damn hard to qualify for last winter. I have been calling the BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION like mad and putting it out there--I have heard not a peep back as of yet. I am trying to stay positive about it all, perhaps I can defer?? but in all instances of such I have started plotting other goals and other intentions in the meantime. We shall see. If any of my readers have any insight on how I can get a hold of someone at the BAA I would be delighted for the info. Otherwise, keep your fingies crossed and stay tuned.

V.

I am finally getting that sister I always dreamed of!

A few weeks back while at a holiday party, I left my clutch to the side with phone inside and took off to meet and greet new friends. After a few hours I went back to check my ole BB and what to my wandering eyes did appear but 1 million and one messages from my immediate fam. I knew in my heart of hearts that either something really really great had happened or something...won't even go there. Anyway, called my mom first where she screeched with such excitement and enthusiasm, "have you spoken to your bro?" I answered calmly and coolly, "no why?" She went on, "WELL CALL HIM!" She may have even wooted at this point which made me realize something really really awesome had occurred and I needed to get myself in the loop. My mom is a chatty cathy so getting her off the phone can sometimes be a chore. Although I knew she was just so excited about something or other so my patience were of prominent calibre this eve. Finally I was able to get her off the horn and quickly dialed my bro...What to my wondering ears was the news??? Well that him and his AMAZINGLY AWESOME gf were engaged! yep. I was finally going to get that sister I had always dreamed up.
At age 5 I wished and wanted for a sibling whom would play dress up and hair cut whom was not a boy whom could not understand the fun of throwing on a pair of shoes 6 sizes too big with a heel. At age 12 I had wished and wanted a sister to share clothes, make up and silly secrets with. In High school, same as the latter and well ever since I always just wanted a sister to laugh, love, sing, dance... to just have, ya know. BUT let me stop right there this does not mean I love my bro any less. I mean he is in all actuality the bestest of best bros in the world. He never lets me down, always has my back and is probably the nicest person you have ever met. His patience is boundless and understanding is inexhaustible. He is truly the greatest and one of my besties but he is a boy, a brother, not really into playing dress up or the best to share secrets!? I could not be more thrilled to welcome his gf, KSTAR into our family. She is not only one of the nicest of nice (and they say like does not attract like-bah! what do they know), she is intelligent, funny, gracious, sympathetic, caring, lovely...oh man I could go on for hours. Words cannot even fully express how excited I am for her to be joining the real live vingnation. She is a doll in every sense of the word and she will be marrying a real and true gentleman. The date has been set and the planning and prep has begun...I get to be a bridesmaid!! weeee! So I hope to help with as much as possible. There is just so much love in my heart for these two. I just cannot wait for their wedding and everything in between. Congrats to two of my faves!
Loves loves loves...yay to my brother and my sister to be!
V. xo

The Daily Love(s)

I have stumbled across the most amazing site: The Daily Love. Via email after subscribing you receive some "Daily Love"...If you know whats I mean. An email with inspirational and motivational quotes to remind you that today is yet another killer day ready for you to own it. It is awesome and I am obsessed. I have been sharing my fave quotes with all my friendsies via my fb stat. These wonderous thoughts resonate with me. Quite an awesome find and you know I always try and offer credit where credit is due however I cannot seem to remember where I found out about this site of awesomeness.
Anyway, check it out when you have a mo and get yourself subscribed. It is amaze. You will not be dissapointed.

One of the loves of today is the following:
"There is something inside you that has NEVER been expressed before. There is a unique style, a huge love, a wonderful creativity and something eternal within you! Don't ruin this precious gift by thinking you should be a carbon copy of someone else. Be you and you will have all the protection and happiness you can imagine!"

- Mastin Kipp


truth? mais OUI!
V.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010

well well well, the 10 spot is officially upon us. Another new beginning...yessss. Another chance at another year. Ah feels good doesn't it? Here are my hopes pour vous...

Let 2010 be the year you let go of others perceptions of you and become who you know yourself to be. Go wild, be crazy, get sexy, be funny, be bold, let yourself go and discover a brand new world within yourself. Be brave enough to bring this world to life. That is what life is all about!- Mastin Kipp

amazing, non? own and embrace the year ahead. You have the power.

V. xo