Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It's Been A Long Time

I haven't written in a couple years. Leaving NYC was a hard decision but The Mother needed daily assistance and I was floundering. Finding my way to be able to assist her and still create a living was tricky. I decided to return to Harrisburg, my childhood hometown and house, and take care of The Mother.

If you follow me on FaceBook, then you know a lot of stuff has gone down. I'm not going to rehash that again.  Some things may be repeated. Today I start fresh. No guarantees about what I will write but I thought it was time to begin again.

So much love,
All the way from over here,
Linda

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Girl On Top Part l

Strong women inspire me.  Especially those who know how to reinvent themselves following a traumatic event.  Women who are able to dive deep into their core to find their inner strength to take a difficult situation and transform into a better, stronger woman from what happened are those who keep me on my path...no matter what the difficulty. Being resilient; knowing that nothing can knock you down, even if you've been knocked down...well, that is the answer.  So many women have been knocked down, knocked out, knocked off their rocker from life and I am no different. Sometimes you've just to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again!



I decided to face one of my fears of performing in public by becoming a licensed NYC tour guide and working on-top of the double-decker buses.  This has given me great confidence in working with a microphone and improvising in front of customers.  To do this, I created characters  for my mic (Brenda Boroughs) and tip-jar (PoPo).

One of the best things about riding on the buses is when you don't have any passengers and you are left to ride throughout the city on top going down streets not on tours.  It is exhilarating, especially when the weather is nice.

Here's a picture of me on my last day of work
I'm not smiling but that doesn't mean I'm not having fun!

Here's a picture of PoPo riding the bus:
He always smiles riding through the city!

People are funny and I have some stories to share...finally...about being the Girl On Top.

So much love,
All the way
from over
here,
Linda


Sunday, September 30, 2012

For Carolyn and Nina

I am Friends with Facebook, but sometimes I wonder who they think I am.

There are advertisements on the right side of my Facebook page and they are tailored to my footprint on the world wide web, something that I pay no attention too at all.  So this advertising message is reflecting back to me, who I am.  And I honestly don't know if I like what it is saying!

There are only a three types of advertisements
  1. Those that are hitting on my nesting side (white sale at Bed Bath and Beyond, home furnishings, laundry detergent...that kind of stuff).
  2. Those that are messing with my self-image (Dr. Oz lose 5 lbs in two weeks, Dole Salad Site etc..)
  3. Those that hit on my 'you're a single woman and desperate for a man' ... and we been watching you! (P.O.F., Match.com, TallMen.com, or MeetSeniorSingles.com!)
 I'm aware of this and typically laugh off this notion, but then FaceBook told me that I was thinking about having a baby....and not just any kind of baby, but a baby who could read!

ADVERT: MY BABY CAN READ!!!

Please watch compelling video!



Well, if I'd had known that I could have intelligent, book reading babies, well maybe I would have decided to have one or two!  Back when these were fertile walking-grounds, smart reading babies weren't an option!

This made me re-think my whole baby option.  There are lots of babies in Europe and Romania and Asia or Africa...maybe I could pull a 'Madonna' and go adopt one!  But before I do so, I better think what I want my baby to read...what will be on my baby's reading list?

Well, the first books should be the "Baby Be Of Use" Books.  Have you read them?  They are spectacular!  Check out their titles!







These are my favorite Baby Reading Line on the market!

And it got me thinking, what other books would I like on my "Baby Reading List"?

Potty Training for slow Babies --- Obviously, because I don't know if my baby is smart or slow yet, and I really want them to get it right!

DMV Driver's Manuel---In case I have any questions when being pulled over by a police officer.

The Joy Of Cooking---Duh.  Will save me a LOT of time!

David McCullough's Book of Everything---Again, another HUGE time-saver!  Especially when those "how was the earth formed" questions come up!  :-D


I would also have my baby read the Farmer's Almanac, so when I'm in the bathroom I can ask my baby questions, like, "When will the first snowfall be this winter?"  Or, "Baby, how do I make a Sour Cherry Pie?"  My baby will always be available as a resource for answers!

And then I would have my baby read the Book of Mormon, The Holy Bible, The Koran, The Bhagavada Gita, The I Ching, The Tora, and everything by L. Ron Hubbard.  Then I would find him a great agent and have him make recordings available online and at the library for anyone who doesn't want to read those sacred books.  The information is much easier to digest if delivered by an adorable baby!

I would also make my baby read the Cliff Notes to all high school literature syllabus so by the time they arrive in the 10th grade and they are assigned to read "Dante's Inferno" they can say, "Awe heck!  I haven't read that since I was a Baby!"

Oh by golly,
I'm gonna have one smart baby!

So much love,
All the way from
Over here
xo
Linda

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Today is my sister's birthday and it's the anniversary of the day that I bought my favorite car, my Saab Turbo 9000 convertible.  I was living in South Florida at the time and taking long slow drives up and down the coast was my favorite way to pass the time on my days off.

Today when I awoke, the first thing I thought of was that car and how much fun I had listening to the best tunes cranked on my stereo.  Yes, I was one of "those" people!  Music is my fist language and the one that fills my soul the most.  Living in Brooklyn and having a car just don't go hand-in-hand.  The insurance and constant search for parking for 24 hours and the worry that someone will break-in...well, it's just too many headaches for this gal.  But I still think about it.

When I went outside for my walk today, there parked in front of my house was the same year and model of my car.  I had to smile at the Universe for delivering it to me again, on its anniversary.  Thank you Universe.  I love you.  It's too cold to put the top down today and take a long slow drive down the coast, but I know I'll be doing that again some day.

So much love,
All the way from
over here,
Linda

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Reprogramming

I've been reprogramming my brain and reconnecting my pathways.  Abraham-Hicks works for me.  It does not matter what others think of my reprogramming beliefs and rebuilding my self-worth has been a awesome.  A good Re-booting is important....so that is what is going on with me.  Revise, reboot, renew my soul.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=7UJvOknVTmw&feature=endscreen 




So much love,
All the way
from inside,
Linda

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Videos...

video

Making Christmas Dinner with some awesome friends!

Grilled Marinated Chicken Breasts
Grilled Marinated Tofu
Twice baked cheesy polenta with Italian truffles
My incredible tomato sauce
Broccoli Raab with balsamic red onions, garlic and shallots

Chocolate for dessert

Monday, December 26, 2011

Linda's To Do List

Linda's To Do List:


Meditate

Listen to the guidance from within

Follow the guidance received

Repeat

If there is extra time, consider adding one of these other items:

Exercise
Stretch
Breath deeply
Drink lots of water
Trust all is well
Slow everything down
Relax into divine bliss
Trust the Universe
Let go
Surrender


So much love
All the way
From over here,
Linda