Sunday, January 16, 2011

I refuse to change!

If you are a big time Facebooker like me, then you have already seen the uproar that is taking place over there. No, I do not mean the fact that Farmville was going to be off line for an hour or the fact that they changed the face of Facebook. No, what I mean is the uproar that is going on with the change in the zodiac signs.

The current zodiac

 What is that you say, you had not heard yet? Oh, well then good! Apparently, some guy has said that due to the axis of the Earth and the rotation around the sun that all the current zodiac dates have changed. In addition there is supposedly a new zodiac sign called Ophiuchus.

The new zodiac symbol

Here are supposedly the new dates:
Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18 - May 13
Taurus: May 13 - June 21
Gemini: June 21 - July 20
Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20

Well, I cry foul! I mean come on, as my birthday was four days ago, that would make me a Capricorn. Believe me, I am poster child for a Capricorn!! Oh but this new dates makes me a Sagittarius? I don't think so!

Really, folks, in all honesty...who cares?  Unless, you are REALLY in to the whole zodiac scene then it does not matter a flying flip. Yeah, I always thought it was fun to go to the local Chinese restaurant to see what my latest fortune was or what animal I was this year but seriously, other than that..

The bottom line, if you really do care what your sign is then go ahead call your local restaurant, call your neighbor, call your Congressman, call the President but for gosh sakes, get a grip!

So, what's your sign? ;)

~Naila Moon

Monday, January 10, 2011


Not long ago, I blogged about the Butterfly Project.
I also mentioned that I was going to be doing that project as part of my 52 Project.  
Well, today I worked on just that, finished it and wanted to share the finished products.

I decopaged both projects.  For the first one I added wire and believe it or not an old register tape spool.

For the second one, I made the butterfly itself out of paper dollies and ribbon.  I really like the hands on that one.

Hope you enjoyed looking at this project as much as I liked making it. If you wish to also do the Butterfly Project, there is still time. Go to my link above and you can get details.

Peace...Naila Moon

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Learning to Dance In the Rain

"Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain."~Vivian Green

 Over the holidays I was reminded about how precious life is and how we should never take if for granted. Case in point is my relationship with my Dad.

 I have not spoken too much here about my Dad's condition but I would like to if you will allow me the moment or two.  You see my Dad is dying.  I know, I know...we all are in truth, but my Dad literally only has a few more days of life left.

You see, my Dad is dying of cancer. He has it spread throughout different parts of his body and was given 2 months to live. That was going on almost 2 months ago.  His life in the last few years was mundane and well, in my mind forgettable. Our relationship was extremely strained. In fact, I was angry with him for years.

So, how I learned to dance?  Well, over the holidays, I decided to talk...really talk with my Dad. Tell him how I felt and clear the air so to speak.

The conversation lasted 15 minutes but it was the most fruitful and loving 15 minutes of my life. He told me he was sorry for the mistakes and attitudes he took with me and hoped I would forgive him some day.

I told him, I forgave him two years ago and was just waiting to hear that he was sorry.  The weight lifted for both of us. Forgiveness is truly something of the heart and I am truly grateful for those 15 minutes.

I learned to dance!

I am forever grateful for the littlest moments in life.  I always have been but sometimes I need to be reminded. Sometimes, I just need to remember that as life is happening around me, I need to stop and appreciate it. 

I will miss Dad whenever it is time for him to leave this Earth but I also know that we are now both at peace with each other. What little time we have left together will be time to dance in the rain and enjoy it for it is precious.

Peace...Naila Moon

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Am I crazy or what???

A couple of days ago I came across a blog called Cheap Therapy.
I then thought, ok, I could use a little and checked it out.  What I found was a funny lady. Ok, cheap, funny and good therapy. I can do that.

What I also found was a project that she and another  blogger, Karen's World are doing.  The project is called appropriately Project 52. 

What the project does is to list 52 things you would like to accomplish throughout the year. I know, sounds like resolutions..right?  Well, not exactly. It is goals you really want to do, the majority of them being things you have never done before. Then the real kicker is you have to check in once a week with your buddies and see how you are doing. Accountability is key!

So, I thought...why not?  So, I started writing the list 2 days ago! It turns out that this was not as easy of a task as I first thought. I mean sure, win a million dollars or own my own plane. Sounds good but I do not think at this time in my life that I can quite be accountable for it.  I am not saying that it is impossible just not right now, for I work on everything is possible.

Side note: If you want to read a great blog on the word "impossible" go here---> Single Dad Laughing

So, anyway, I have finally finished the list and on my way. Want to join? Grab the icon on my page and link up. I got your back!
Here is my complete list:
  1. Lose 100 pounds of fluffiness
  2. Get at least one of my Dad's stories published
  3. Learn to quilt and make one
  4. Complete the 365 Day Photo Project  (To see my photos, go here--->My Photos )
  5. Do the Butterfly Project  (I blogged about it HERE  )
  6. Open a savings account for my Grand-daughter
  7. Go to one new place
  8. Teach the hubby to drive or at least help pay for lessons
  9. Buy a car
  10. Buy new furniture (specifically a new dining table)
  11. Go to Hawaii
  12. Reorganize my desk
  13. Buy a new wardrobe
  14. Obtain the job that I spoke about with my friend, Kelly
  15. Drink ONLY water! (In other words, Pepsi Free Zone)
  16. Open a savings account for us
  17. Complete all the classes I registered for/ no dropping
  18. Journal my weight loss and journey @ least 2 times a week (Go HERE  if you want to read about that)
  19. Rejoin a gym
  20. Exercise without excuses at least every week
  21. Enter the photo art project and submit
  22. Send birthday cards to all my family
  23. Update my address book
  24. Move back to Missouri
  25. Read a Harry Potter Book
  26. Once a month date night with Tamirisc
  27. Reorganize the dining area
  28. Get in that dang math class and pass it!
  29. Watch 12 new movies
  30. Make and send homemade Christmas cards
  31. Get all my stuff in one place (This may sound weird but I have stuff in two states)
  32. Begin a Gratitude page
  33. Write letters to my hubby at least once a week
  34. Make a scrapbook of my Grand-daughters 1st year of life
  35. Throw a party
  36. Make a new recipe
  37. Make candles for friends and/or family
  38. Buy a printer
  39. Buy the Biggest Loser book and follow recipes in it
  40. Dance In the Rain
  41. Walk/Run in the Race for the Cure
  42. Take in another play
  43. Get a massage
  44. Have a photo taken with Santa
  45. Get a complete physical
  46. Make night lamps out of Mason jars
  47. Pay off bills
  48. Serious meditation at least 2 times a month
  49. Get my nails done and keep them done
  50. Make up my bed 75% of the time
  51. Learn Spanish
  52. Complete everything on this list!                                                                                 Peace...Naila Moon

Sunday, January 2, 2011

What would you do?

I came across an article today on NPR
that was discussing a college class assignment that was...well, shall we say life giving. My husband and I got in to a discussion about it and now I want to discuss it with you.

You can read at the link above or read on. 
In a nut shell, the professor of this college class at St. Mary's College in Maryland, gave the following class assignment:
Should he donate one of his own healthy kidneys? 

They were to argue one way or the other and give him reason why or why not. The final say would be his of course.
This would not seem to be any big deal except that he really IS considering doing just that!

 Although, his class recommended that he not do it because they basically said it is quite personal, I have to give the guy kudos for even considering it.

There are many people out there waiting for all sorts of transplants.  I am not encouraging you to go out and donate a kidney but I am asking you to at least mark on your license that you will donate. I have!

However, if per chance you would like to donate your kidney to someone, there are sites you can go to.

Maybe in this new year it is something you will consider.
The question I suppose now is what exactly would you do?

Peace...Naila Moon

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