Firework

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Please listen while you read:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTfZXh427B0&feature=related

Today I feel empowered.  I am letting no one control how I think and how I feel.  I am my own person.  I am the invincible yet vulnerable CatMan.  I report to God and myself and nothing else really matters.  I feel beautiful.  I feel like I can concur the dismay of the world and love is what I have to share.

I am ready to set my world on fire!  I am ready to be what I am meant to be and my hearts all in!  Let my passions be known so that I can grow positively toward good!  Let me start first in my own live and let the good resonate throughout the world.

 

Give Love. Receive Love!

 

 

“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire. Let the truth be your delight…proclaim it…but with a certain congeniality.”
— Saint Catherine of Siena

 

So remember followers:

….Baby you’re a firework!  Ignite the lights and let it shine….just own the night….like the 4th of July!….

SMILE, and have a wonderful day!!!

The CatMan

 

Last night, she said….

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Friday was a girls night. Fun and much needed.  We had a dance party in the bar…this celebration continued thru the weekend…etc.

Saturday’s a rugby day!  NOT.  I wish…that would have been cool…But, I had a delightful day of football instead.  🙂   I went to one of the biggest games from my Alma Mater, Indiana University, which is called The Old Oaken Bucket Game. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Oaken_Bucket.  ACTUALLY, I cannot just simply say that I had a fantastic “-day” because literally since Thursday I have really been enjoying myself.  This weekend was full of mischief, old friends, and lots of laughter!

Well back to Saturday, the game was a good game…even better company!  We totally had a blast.  I got back around 7pm and then met a few other friends out and about.  This is where more humor happened to find me.  I was very early so I was the first of my friends to arrive at this dive bar across town.  I went in scoped out the table situation and realized there was not an open seat in the house.  Then, I made friends with a table of guys that were sitting at a booth where I was standing.  5 minutes later  Mr. T shows up so, I just said my good byes to the kind gentleman and went from there.  He then handed me a card for a “Chip ‘n Dales” event!  AHHH THIS MAN WAS A STRIPPER!  I took the cards and scurried back to my friends.  Then later into the night, a friend of a friend was introduced.  Guess what?  He was a stripper too!!?!??!  Two in one night!  How lucky could a girl be???  UH NOT!

Also some other funny things happened…I got thrown over a guy’s shoulder and spun around, I had to climb over a booth table and ended up being “eye” level with everyone…I also ended up meeting a guy that had EVERY single opposite team liking as I did.  THAT was interesting.  From rival high schools to NFL, MLB teams….etc.  It was crazy funny.  I must say we were pretty cordial.  I found a bunch of Sweet and Low and sugar packets in my purse, walked into the Men’s Restroom, and then almost got asked out by this huge black man.  Literally, this could ONLY happen to a CatMan.  No….for real though!  It was such a great random, fun night.

 

OPA! Just felt like saying that for some reason...

 

 

Sunday, went to church with the family then to breakfast.  We continued to laugh our way thru it.  My brother as cruel as this sounds announced at the table that he had gone hunting the day before and shot a duck in the wing.  Unfortunately, he had to wring the duck’s neck (that’s the cruel sad part) but that they had some delightful duck meat to share.  We are hunter’s and gatherer’s over here!  Either way, it was funny how he told us.  Then the Colt’s lost….that was an incredibly horrible game….sigh.

Monday is a Monday.  Today I am listening to “The Muse” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsp3_a-PMTw and working on a bunch of hodge podge items.  I feel like I am being torn in several different directions…although I cannot say I am overwhelmed.  This is good.  My aunt is in from out of town so I think that we are going to go for lunch tomorrow.  What an excellent part of my week!

My last thought for you all today is this, if you appreciate your family and friends, please tell them often.  You never know what kind of day they are having or if they will be around to see tomorrow.  🙂

Keep smiling, keep loving and keep sharing ideas with the world my loves!

CatMan

 

BLAH BLAH BLAH!

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You will never guess how my morning started.  I got out of the house early and wouldn’t you know there was a TON of traffic.  I did however make it to work in record time though.  There was a car trying to pull a U-turn on the highway ramp this morning and actually that was pretty funny…out of no where and up over the grass and median…and the best part??  No not that they actually did a (pretty sure it’s an illegal action…) U-turn.  No it was not actually that they were from Illinois.  It was the fact that they did it in a HUGE Dodge Caravan!  Soccer mom missed her turn!  LOOK OUT!

Today has been a fabulous day aside from having to send an email that took me an hour to compose.  At 8AM mind you!!!  Then do you ever just feel so drained that you don’t want to do a thing after it?  Well I am pressing a long just fine.  I went on a date last night and that was fun.  We had a scary connection.  It was cool though.

Last night, I watched “It’s Complicated” for the first time and it was so good.  I laughed so hard.  What a great complement to such an already wonderful Monday.  Then I got a ring in the mail, from….well you might remember him from an earlier post….?  This is only something that would happen to a CatMan…THE ITALIAN PIMP!  Stupid business card…he found me.  I received this 2 Rose ring…which you know is just right up my ally  😉  I took a picture so you could see:

 

OK isn't this beautiful? What a great gift...FROM A STALKER!

 

Oh well, I took the ring out of the package and there was a note attached.  This note was probably one of the most sincerely cute/creepy thing I have ever seen in my life!   It read: “CatMan, I want you.  I want you to know that I want you and I want you to want me to want you…take this ring for now!  Fino alla prossima volta il mio dolce bella rosa!”  The Italian translates to: ‘until next time my sweet beautiful rose!’  How beautiful is that???  Well…it might have come from a guy that may or may not want to pimp me out but, flattering none the less.  It might be pretty spectacular that I got a gift and nice note but, I am sticking to my guns!

So I sit with my double rose ring on a happy camper.  🙂  Life is good!  Have a great day!

xo, CatMan

 

Shattered “Joy”

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So today I realized that it has been a while since I have written.  Mind you a lot has happened between now and the last time I was on…and just to add to the chaos…I realized that the next day I have free is Wed!  CRAZY.

Well, I was making beautiful ornaments for my friend’s christmas gifts and I used Peebo on them.  Peebo is a special paint used to paint on glass, then you bake it and it seals it from chipping!  Really some cool little stuff.

I was talking to one of my girlfriend’s on the phone as I was trying to place these little bulbs in the oven when out of no where one of them dropped…dead little indian!  My favorite of favorite ones shattered as I was getting ready to put it in the oven!  It was JOY!  Joy bounced on the linoleum, then bounced one more than crashed.  FAIL.  I kind of laughed at the irony.  But, never to completely lose hope I pressed on…

Next semi-humorous thing that happened to the “less than joyful CatMan”, I was sitting on my couch watching T.V.  I was in a Sangria mood.  Oh how tasty it was!  Well…I was texting and drinking (not smart if you can’t walk and talk and chew gum at the same time!) so I set my drink down on the corner of the chair’s arm and proceeded to dump it all on top of me!  Seriously?  ALL OVER MY CELL PHONE!  Upon cussing up a storm, I took a deep breath and realized my phone just was jealous that I was drinking it all!  I took the phone and dabbed it off, took a shower, then sat back down and finished my show.

 

maybe I should invest?

 

 

As if things couldn’t get any better?  Just wait…it does!

Now.  I feel this whole little period for me is a test.  Just then I get a text message from and old friend “just wanting to say hi!”.   Grrrr….so being the nice cordial person I am…I said hello back.  We exchanged words then I politely told him to buzz off…I was very proud of myself!  Joy at this very moment was restored.  It was like the clouds parted and God spoke to me “GREAT JOB, CatMan!” A big smile was brought to my face.

Last night was the last test that I was given.  My sister and I were creating Rosaries for Christmas gifts.  For those of you who don’t know what a Rosary is…it is a meditation tool and devotional to Our Lady.  It is a very powerful prayer.  So we bought this set.  Neither one of us has made jewelry mind you…and we were really struggling there in the beginning.  I then suggested having a drink!  We drank hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps and proceeded to dig in to the project.  Once we figured it out, it wasn’t so bad…however when it was all said and done: 2 glasses of hot cocoa drink, 2 decade’s in, one spill, one minor gash on the finger, and one movie down …we finally just laughed at our frustration!  It actually was quite comical at how pathetic we looked.  We did enjoy each other’s company though.  🙂

All in all, even despite the shattering of joy, we can still find humor in our dismay.  If you can’t find laughter then what good is it anyway??

The CatMan

Some days!

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I feel lazy.  Unmotivated.  Unwilling to get off my butt to get my work done so that I can sleep soundly knowing that I am bringing everything to FL and forgetting nothing here.  Some days I despise packing…other days it’s totally fine!

I took a painting over to the craft store to get framed and I need to pick that up still, pick up my medicine (I feel like I am in geriatrics sometimes….), and still get packed.  I have to be the organized one.  I also want to gather some books to bring.

Today, I did stain two jewelry boxes.  (Mark it down, I did do something!)  I am making everyone’s X-mas gifts this year.  I figure everyone always gets what they want from the store or where ever anyways, why not put some thought and creative energy into it?  So I don’t be surprised if you get something totally just created by CatMan.  They will be fabulous I can assure you.

 

TAH DAH!

Well now I must be productive.  Have a great Sunday! DEUCES!

Create not Hate

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Yesterday after work I went to pick up some supplies to paint some items for a friend.  I went to Hobby Lobby and man was it windy!  I practically got blown over!  Well, I was only in there for maybe 20 minutes and when I got out to the car I about had a heart attack!  There was a huge white paint mark on my beautiful blue bug!!!

See what I am talking about?

HOW RUDE!  There was no note.  No sign of anyone trying to admit…ugh.  Rude people!  I was venting to a friend last night about it.  He decided that rude people had no place.  I told him that I couldn’t be mad because it probably was an accident really…and  they only make me write more creatively!  It works really to my advantage.  🙂   Create not hate.  There is no reason to hate.  It pulls you down to their level and  it actually makes people more mad when you don’t react!  Think of that one!

Next, instead of getting angry with anything or anyone, I peacefully sat for an hour in quiet time then took it all out on the canvas’.   I was in one of those empowerment moods.  I just pushed out two really cool concepts on them.  Here was my criteria: something to match a sage green, blue and light brown comforter, chocolate brown walls, and something outdoorsy.  YEAH, that is a crazy combo.  But, I think I did well with 2 out of 3 for now!  There was not much guidance or anything on this project so bear with me…they are not quite finished but close!

 

This will be the center frame 🙂

This is “The Owl” that will be on the far left hand side when looking at the wall…

There will be another blue frame on the right hand side but, I am redoing that this evening.  I am super excited!

I have felt so empowered lately.  I have felt more like I am finding what makes me feel like myself.  I am learning how to bloom and figure it out!  Friends that are there to help you along the way…so life is good!  Maybe tomorrow if your lucky, I will share with you a secret!  You will just have to stay tuned for you never know what is in store in the life of a little CatMan.  😉

xoxo