Last week round-up – Smile File

Baby Mia, Baby Mia, Baby Mia!!!!  Biggest news of last week was her arrival!  First child of one of my favorite couples on the planet and it was all such an awesome experience.  And what a precious little baby girl they have now!

I visited the hospital last week and me – the girl who has a probable allergy to generally all things kid related – was holding this brand new little girl in my arms and oohing and aahing all over her in the way I normally roll my eyes at people for, but I couldn’t help myself.  Her sweet little face and her itty bitty baby hands and feet and nose and legs and….  She is so sweet!  Just an amazing time altogether.

I’m pretty sure I heard a second or eight tick by on my biological clock that night, to be honest, but hopefully the fever has passed now.


Second news of the week….

That’s right!  I paid a credit card off!  It was a small one, but that’s $20 a month I have to myself once again.  Only one more credit card to go and I am “bad” debt free!!!  Coincidentally, the payment was made the day after I received the title to my now PAID IN FULL car!  Baby step by baby step.

I’ve worked so hard to finally be able to see this light at the end of the tunnel so I am uuuuuuberrrr excited-o.  So yes, it’s worth blogging about.  Woo hoo!!


Still working on the whole Live Life Well campaign I launched for myself.  No fast food now for almost a month.  And I guess technically I could also include paying off my credit card as part of that.

I think this week I’m going to be trying out a Zumba class at the local Y just to get out there and do something new that is also beneficial.

My DVR box on my main TV has been out almost all week but yesterday, as it turned out to be a home-alone-all-day kinda thing, I discovered that I am actually more productive when I don’t have that thing squawking non-stop.  Go figure.

I did some cleaning, I did some reading, I did some writing, I did a little planning and a lot of thinking.  Of course, when I ran out of all that to do things got a little boring so it’s probably not something I want to let go completely, but maybe it’s time to scale back.  So, new point to consider on the campaign.

Overall I’m happy with the progress so far.  I’m still working on really getting this thing going in a forward motion where I see a real solid change, but every little bit helps.

Smile File

I hate leaving my blog so emo, thinking if someone comes across this page, that’s the first thing they’ll get.  And since I don’t have the happy to offer up right this moment myself, I am going to borrow from others.  Here’s some non-emo Myra22.

Because sometimes you need a little reminder….

I have this quote at home.  It’s what began the inspiration that would become one of my tattoos.

My grandmother used to sing this song all the time….

Be still…..

Just something to think about.


This is me.  Or was.

My Smile File – More!

So I have a friend who lost her job two months ago.  Everyone can imagine what a scary feeling that is – no source of income with bills piling up…  Naturally, she’s been getting more and more concerned about getting a job as her available funds dwindled.  She’s lowered her expectations on the type of job she applied for, she’s pulled weeds for a family member with a landscaping company to make extra money…  She’s tried really hard.

Well, yesterday one of my co-workers walked in my office and as we were chatting he asked if I were looking for another job.  My job is boss so of course I’m not, but I immediately think of my friend.  So I ask a few questions regarding the job and the pay, so on and so forth…

Exactly two months to the day she lost her last job, my friend was hired by another company and will be earning more than she was at the previous one! 

Not to mention the fact that my co-worker came up out of nowhere asking about a job.  He had no idea I had a friend who needed one.  How awesomely amazing is that?!?!


Another one for the smile file – I have another friend who is getting married tonight!!  I must say, I think she and the hubby-to-be are absolutely perfect for each other and it gives me hope of finding my own ‘penguin’ one day.  (You all know penguins mate for life, right?  Ok.)

Anyway, it’s a good day in Myraville.  I’m so, so happy for both my friends.  They are both excellent women and outstanding friends.  They deserve the best.

My Smile File

This morning at work one of my co-workers came into my office as he usually does to say hello.  A little while later he came in again.  ‘I’ve been thinking and you know, if I were 10 years younger and 20 lbs lighter, I’d be chasing after you.’

I respond, ‘No, if that were the case you’d be chasing someone better than me.’

So seriously he replies, ‘I’ve got 30 years experience in the military.  I’ve been everywhere and I’ve seen a lot.  I’d be chasing you.’

I don’t care if he was just being silly, that was hella awesome and it made my whole heart smile.  I’ve really needed something like that lately.  So I share with you.  Mark one for the smile file.