I am ALIVE

Yeah, I know
Some days you figure “Why bother?”
Some days you figure, “It’s not too bad, it could be worse.”
Some days you wonder why things are the way they are.
What ever happened to living the sweet life?
You see all kinds of things going on and you wonder, “What the hell!”
Are they so stupid?
Don’t they realize what they are doing?
No matter what I do and what I say, they just DO NOT get it!
How do they live?
How do they survive?
Why should I even give a *hit?

Ok, are you done asking questions now?
Are you ready for the magic answers?
Do you honestly think that this blog I have will solve all of your problems?

Well, I hope it will direct in a positive way.
Get rid of all the negative, for a while anyways!
Look at the bottom line.
You Are Alive!

Make it happen.
Stay focused on what you are looking to do.
Stay positive.
Have faith!

May your days be full of many smiles.
May your hearts be blessed with much love.
May all of your dreams become a reality.
May you all enjoy the many blessings of this world.
Keep Smiling.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

I have been really busy writing away as a Master Editor for my friends at Everipedia.com. Have you created your page yet? What are you waiting for? Come on over!

Mystic Eyes..poem

Really
You would like me to believe that?
What would be said of me?
What would alter in my being?
Who would I be looking at in the mirror?

I can not comply.
So be it.
I remain at peace.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Calabasas….The Commons*

I LOVE going to The Commons in Calabasas.  The Commons is a local shopping center that is designed to attract a lot of people who LOVE to spend money. lol You can watch a movie, go grocery shopping, pig out at your favorite food place, check at the books at Barnes & Noble, have coffee at Starbucks, and so much more! The Marmalade is one of my favorite places to meet friends for breakfast or lunch. I am not real big on dinner. Today I was hanging out with my friend Vivian when I decided to take some pictures near two of the little statues that are near the small pond there. I did not get to see the family of turtles today, so I will try to photo them next time. It is so much fun spending time with good friends. Thank you Vivian for taking such cool photos with your fancy phone. lol

Hope you are all having a good week. I will drop in asap. Until then, remember to smile and eat lots of dark chocolate. lol

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

What has got you going today?????

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
Albert Einstein

LUISA_WITHOUT_HAT

I decided to have the world see me without my cap on. lol My blogging friend, Lviss seems to believe I sleep in my hat. lol I just got a hairdut. I like it. What do you guys think? I have been busy running around. Doing what..I have no idea! lol I have been going to parties. That is a good thing. I have been grocery shopping. That is a good thing. I have been getting little sleep. That is a bad thing!! lol A girl has got to have her beauty sleep, right? Those bags under the eyes seem to reappear toooo often! lol I seem to be laughing a lot today. Could it be the 5 cups of coffee I have had??? lol See, I did it again. I love to laugh. I love to smile. I love to see what there is to see in this crazy world of ours. Then, I like to talk to you all about it. Aren’t you just thrilled?? lol Oh well, get back to what you have been doing now. Enough messing around here at my blog. I am sure you have better things to do. If not, well..what can I say??? lol

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Just dropping in to say…..

Hope your day is going as planned and that your night is very peaceful and relaxing.

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Remember:
A Smile is the
first step
to Peace.

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Always give 100% at work:
12% �Monday
23% �Tuesday
40% �Wednesday
20% �Thursday
��5% �Friday

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Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Albert Einstein

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I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much

Mother Theresa

PLANET EARTH QUESTION*

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IF A FRIENDLY ALIEN LANDED ON OUR PLANET AND ASKED YOU…”WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT PLANET EARTH?”…WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU WOULD SAY?

Happy Sunday to you*

Smiles…
Unbelievable FUN…
New adventures…
Day full of peace and laughter…
Always keeping a positive attitude…
You all make it a great day…

Today I plan on shopping. I have to prepare for the graduation party at my place this Wednesday. Son #2 is graduating from junior college. He would like me to make enchiladas( beef/chicken), rice, beans, and corn.. I have to remember to get some tortilla chips and salsa. I have already ordered his cake. Then I need to return some flip flops I just bought. They flipped out yesterday while I was wearing them! I also have to return some UCLA slippers my son #1 got me for Mother’s Day. They are from a catalog order he made from Target. They are ugly! So, I am going to return them and get him to buy me some at the UCLA store. They should be way better. In between all this, I plan on blogging. So, make it a great day. I will see you all soon.

FUN PERSONALITY TEST *

DR. Phil’s Test: Here you go. Try this!
Below is Dr. Phil’s test ..
(Dr. Phil scored 55, he did this test on Oprah
and she got a 38.) Some folks pay a lot of
money to find this stuff out!
Read on, this is very interesting!
Don’t be overly sensitive!
The following is pretty accurate and it
only takes a few minutes.

This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept.at many of the major corporations today . It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and in their prospective employees.
It’s only 10 Simple questions, so grab a pencil and paper keeping track of your letter answers to each question.

Begin……..

1.. When do you feel your best..

A) in the morning
B) during the afternoon and early evening
C ) late at night

2. You usually walk…

A) fairly fast, with long steps
B) fairly fast, with little steps
C) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
D) less fast, head down
E) very slowly

3. When talking to people you…

A) stand with your arms folded
B) have your hands clasped
C) have one or both your hands on your hips
D) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
E) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4. When relaxing, you sit with…

A) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
B) your legs crossed
C) your legs stretched out or straight
D) one leg curled under you

5. When something really amuses you, you react with…

A) big appreciated laugh
B) a laugh, but not a loud one
C) a quiet chuckle
D) a sheepish smile

6. When you go to a party or social gathering you…

A) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
B) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
C) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7. You’re working very hard, concentrating hard, and you’re interrupted….

A) welcome the break
B) feel extremely irritated
C) vary between these two extremes

8. Which of the following colours do you like most….

A) Red or orange
B) black
C) yellow or light blue
D) green
E) dark blue or purple
F) white
G) brown or gray

9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep you are…

A) stretched out on your back
B) stretched out face down on your stomach
C) on your side, slightly curled
D) with your head on one arm
E) with your head under the covers

10.. You often dream that you are….

A) falling
B) fighting or struggling
C) searching for something or somebody
D) flying or floating
E) you usually have dreamless sleep
F) your dreams are always pleasant

POINTS:

1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e ) 1
10 (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1

Now add up the total number of points.

OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should ‘handle with care’. You’re seen as vain, self-cantered, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don’t always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS : Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality, a natural leader, who’s quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once, someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

41 TO 50 POINTS : Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting, someone who’s constantly in the centre of attention, but sufficiently well balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding, someone who’ll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest… Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who’s extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you, realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively
or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it.. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions and who doesn’t want to get involved with anyone or anything! They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don’t exist. Some people think you’re boring. Only those who know you well, know that you aren’t…

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WHAT DID YOU GET?
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Thanks to Pam S. for this!

Some Photos of my Road Trip*

Intel Museum

Stanford University

San Francisco

On our trip, we covered a lot of miles. We did not get to do everything, but we did enough! Northern California is beautiful this time of year. We were planning on going to the state Capital, but one of my sons was having trouble with allergies. We did get to visit Berkeley. It is a marvelous university. Stanford was very traditional and an amazing campus. We got to go to many places in San Francisco. My favorites were Chinatown and Pier 39. We ate a lot of good food! Our hotel was pretty well set up. Our friends were soooo glad to see us. It made the long car trip worthwhile to see their smiles! I believe that car trips are the best. You get to spend quality time with your family, and the kids can not escape! I am happy to be back. Hope to go on more trips soon!

Holiday Food Contest*

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YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS A JUDGE FOR A HOLIDAY FOOD CONTEST. WHAT TYPE OF FOOD WOULD YOU ENJOY TASTING AND JUDGING?