Monday, July 23, 2012

Baseball Heaven AND Art Heaven!

Chicago was awesome!  The Broads had a great time, and jam-packed 3 days with fabulous adventures.
The Wrigley field tour was everything I hoped for, and more.  We covered it all from the dugout to the press box. My new profile photo on Facebook (Leta Renee Miller) is my feet right next to the infield grass.  Keep off the grass! But I did touch it. And I got a photo of the CUBS on-deck circle before the guide hollered at me.
Art Heaven... The Blue Man Group was outstanding, I would recommend the show to everyone! Knowing one of the Blue Men personally only added to the coolness.  Another recommendation--the Art Institute of Chicago. It would take days to see everything, but don't let that deter you. I saw, in 1 1/2 hours, some of my favorite Impressionists, Picasso, Grant Wood, a giant Buddha, and way more. Did you know that the models for "American Gothic" (the famous painting with the farmer & his pitchfork next to his wife) were the artist's sister and a DENTIST!?!?!  Yep, it's true.
Create an adventure for yourself--you'll be glad you did!
Joy and fun,

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chicago - here we come!

The Brave Broads are heading to Chicago!  One of the highlights is seeing the Blue Man Group. The grandson of one of the Broads is a Blue Man, and we have front-row seats. 
My personal highlight is getting to tour Wrigley Field.  I am a die-hard Cubs fan, I've been to two games at Wrigley, and now I get to see the "innards."  Words cannot describe my excitement!
Think of something that would thrill you that much, and go do it! 
Check back for more on "baseball heaven!"

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sometimes It Pays to Whine

A couple weeks ago I was whining to some friends that my laser printer had died. I did not realize how dependent I am on a printer until this much-beloved super-deal screeched to a halt. Long story short--my friends had a nearly new laser printer packed up in storage that they didn't need, they gladly passed it on to me, and I'm up and running again. I am super-grateful.
Actually, my point isn't about whining.  My point is that the Universe is always seeking ways to help us.  If I hadn't expressed my need to my friends (ASKED!), this heckuva deal would have never made its way to me.
It's not only OK, it's essential that we ask for help.  We are creatures of free will, first and foremost.  If we ask for help, we get it. If we don't ask for help, oftentimes we struggle. Asking for help inspires all sorts of magnificent synchronicity. It makes life easy, as opposed to the 2-year-old mentality, "I do it myself!" With an infinite source of support at our beck and call, why do things the hard way?
Happily printing away,

Monday, July 9, 2012

Comfortable in Your Own Skin

I love the Dove commercials where famous athletes talk about being comfortable in their own skin.  Having come to that point only in recent years, I can attest to what an incredibly glorious feeling it is.
These words come from Julie Hanna:  I will celebrate that which I like most about myself. Unless we are happy with who we are, we'll never be happy with what we have. 
Powerful words!  What can you celebrate about yourself today?  We are WAY too critical of ourselves and too easily dismiss our good qualities.  Celebrate yourself often today, and see how it changes your attitude!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Check it out!

Big summer project well on the way to "mostly completed" revised and totally-awesome website: As my husband could surely confirm, it was rough on the start-up, but the learning curve became less and less bumpy as time passed.  I do love the Godaddy web development product, now.  I didn't at first.  Please check it out--I welcome any and all feedback. 
Happy 4th of July!