Archive for April, 2010

Wednesday April 21, 2010 06:47


Paloma and I were reading together just now. I was reading The Secret and she was flipping through her Wild Animal Baby magazine. I got to a section in the world part of The Secret that says to praise and bless everyone and everything around you. So, I looked up and said, “I praise and [...]

Tuesday April 20, 2010 19:20

A Secret from The Secret

In reading the chapter on relationships I came across this gem.  Marci Shimoff says, ” we need to focus on what we appreciate about the other person, not what we are complaining about. When we’re complaining about those things we’re only getting more of those things.” And later, “take a piece of paper and for [...]

Tuesday April 20, 2010 15:46

Learnings from the Best Cruise Ever:

By Jodi McLean With a title like that, it had better be good.  And it was. Things I learned on my second cruise, the VH1 Best Cruise Ever: 1)  Pack an entire suitcase of beverages.  I looked everywhere on the first day for Diet Coke.  Apparently, you have to pay for it!!  And you will [...]

Monday April 19, 2010 16:42

Vision Board

The Secret talks a lot about visualization. I have been really enjoying this practice and using it in my every day activities.  When discussing this book with my friend Emily, she talked about how The Secret makes you feel in control of your life. And hey, who doesn’t want that? So one of their techniques [...]

Saturday April 17, 2010 17:24

Pick a Partner You Want to Emulate

by Amy Plouf Today we went to the zoo with my in-laws. As I got the kids out of the car I discovered I did not have Paloma’s shoes. She is forever taking them off, and I had run in to get them and left them on our dryer. A lot of good they did [...]

Saturday April 17, 2010 17:13

Update on Jodi’s Quest for her Soul Mate

by Jodi McLean and Amy Plouf Join me!  I need support!  It’s rough out there. Jodi

Thursday April 15, 2010 17:55

I Love You Spin Class

I have loved this song since I saw it on Weeds. Tonight it came on while Jabie and I were attempting our first ever spin class. The peppy beat sure helped! We needed it.

Thursday April 15, 2010 17:20

How to Keep Your Relationship Happy

I asked Jabie’s mom, Mary Jo about her secrets of longevity in her marriage of 53 years.  This is what she said: First, you cannot have it all unless you share it all…the good and the hard times. We were lucky.  We had a lot to share. We both loved adventure and much of our [...]

Thursday April 15, 2010 10:16

No I Did Not Marry an Orphan

I did not share this new adventure in blogging with my in-laws. Mostly because sometimes my husband feels I share too much information! On Easter Sunday, I realized my mother-in-law ( I hate that term, it sounds so cold, but when I offered to take the M-i-L and make it into Millie I was given [...]

By Jodi McLean I’m taking a break from packing for my cruise tomorrow.  I’ve been packing since Sunday, and it’s Wednesday night. I think I’m almost done, but SHEva Susan wants me to pack my Snuggie for the on-board pub crawl.  That thing takes up so much space!  It goes against all of my packing rules. Cruise packing is [...]