Friday, February 27, 2009

I need a new phone!

Well I've tried everything I can think of and can find on the internet to get my creamer soaked phone to work again. However, nothing has worked, so I'm throwing in the towel and am in the market for a new phone.

My previous phone was a BlackBerry Pearl. I wanted a PDA type phone to keep my contacts, calendar entries. After my son and other friends insisted on texting me and I had over $8 in texting charges one month I subscribed to a texting plan too. I also have a BlackBerry for work so I don't really need a data plan for email on my personal phone, just the PDA stuff.

Now that I'm in the market for a new phone, I'm rethinking what I want from my phone.

Do I want another Pearl? Do I want a full Qwerty keyboard? Do I want a slider phone, flip phone, or perhaps a candy bar type? Do I want Wi-Fi? That would be very nice, but does that mean the phone will be much more expensive? What limits would wi-fi coverage have.

I have many more questions than I have answers.

I'll post my decision once it's made...


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Be Careful What You Say

When you make a statement like "Happiness Is A Choice" be prepared to have that statement tested!

Ever since my last post, I've been faced with numerous things that have tested my determination to "choose to be happy."

Shadow on the wall

On Sunday, a pitcher of creamer was knocked off our table at lunch and it dumped into my purse right on top of my phone. We cleaned and wiped but the phone is dead and I'm using a loaner until I can get a replacement. Of course I don't have insurance and there is a little over a month before I'm eligible for an upgrade.

Early Morning Color

Then I'd noticed my car was a bit sluggish cranking one morning. The battery had to be replaced.

Often when we state a goal, then we are tested to see if we are serious about our promise.

I'm still choosing to be happy, but the choice is harder some days than others.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happiness is a Choice

I have heard that statement before, and it is very true. When I'm in a bad mood, if I set my mind to being happy, it does help.

Tree at Sunrise in B&W

I think ultimately it comes from giving thanks as we are directed in the Bible. Philippians 4:4 tells us to "Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice." It doesn't say "when we feel like it" or "when we are having a good day." It says "alway", we are to always rejoice regardless of what is going on.

Honestly, I can't say I'm always happy with everything that happens in my life. There are times when my job, my family, my car or my dog make me unhappy. Do I stop and say "Wow, I'm glad that just happened"? No, but I try not to dwell on the bad and find the good in the situation. I can always say, "I'm glad I have God in this situation." Then it is my responsibility to rejoice. To actually say, "Thank you God." and even to ask God to "Please allow me to grow from this experience and be able to help others because of the experience."


Just like these pictures. One is Black & White, and looks like a cold dreary morning. It is not a cheerful shot. The other one is colorful and makes me think of the promise of day. The sun about to break over the horizon and warm my face. In reality they are the same shot. One is devoid of color the other is full of color. The difference is in the choice of how they are viewed.

Stop dwelling on the negative and choose to be happy. Let it go and look for the good.

Well, it's time for bed so I'll get off my soapbox and wish you all a good night.

Choose to be happy!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Trixie's been bored

Sweet Trixie With the new grandbaby and Mom's heart problem, I've been too busy to take Trixie on our normal walk. I haven't played with as much as normal either. Well when you don't walk a dog or play with them enough to make them tired, they will find their own entertainment.

She has gone back to chewing my things. I'll have to get a new security badge at work tomorrow. I just hope I have enough of my current one to get in the door tomorrow morning. I can't be too mad at her when I haven't given her an outlet for all her energy. The Papillon breed is very active and definitely needs exercise everyday.

She also loves to find treasures in the yard. She loves to dig. Thankfully she doesn't dig too deeply.

(Oh, I found a treasure:)
Trixie - Oh I found treasure Once she finds something she sticks her nose into the hole and eventually her face and feet are covered with dirt.

(What, I wasn't digging.)
What? I wasn't digging.

The funniest thing to me, is when she comes in with dirt all over her face and acts like she hasn't been in the dirt at all.

(Really, I've not been digging!)
Really I've not been digging.

She makes me smile. ...most of the time anyway.