Thursday, January 26, 2012

inspiration : thursday thoughtfuls (& a great deal!)

Hi y'all! I'm kinda cranky today. I'm tired and cranky actually. I don't know why, I got plenty of sleep last night and I have no reason to be cranky. Well, no reason other than I'm a woman, which pretty much entitles me to bouts of unexplained crankiness. But don't mention that I'm cranky or I could bite your head off. This is another womanly entitlement. And I have no idea why Joey thinks I'm sometimes moody and impossible to deal with. He obviously hasn't read my book on womanly entitlements. Probably because I haven't written it yet. But the fact that I can be mad at him for not having read a book that doesn't actually exist... another womanly entitlement. 

Ahh... God bless women. And the men who put up with them. 

Anyway, I'm trying to get over my crankiness. Partly because I need to stop snapping at Joey. Partly because I have bible study tonight. And partly because I have no reason to be cranky. Which kind of makes me cranky in a way because my feelings of crankiness can't be justified for any reason which means I just need to get over it. 

So... getting over them, starting now. 

One of the best ways to cure crankiness is to play around on Pinterest, looking at wonderful quotes. This is also one of the best ways to put off doing whatever it is that you should be doing and kill time. For today's thursday thoughtfuls, here are some of my favorites:

First I love the typography. Second I love the quote itself. 

I really like this quote. When I first saw it, it reminded me of how one of my goals for 2012 is prioritizing my life. I haven't done a great job of that these past 2 days. But, I can start anew at any time. Like right now. 

I love fireflies. Just thinking about them takes me away to a magical place. In fact, just thinking about fireflies helps take away the crankiness. ;) But I love this illustration, it's just lovely. 

I'm not trying to start a political or religious debate. But I saw this on Pinterest and was like, YES! EXACTLY! I hate getting into those debates on Facebook and it still happens 2-3 times a year. And the biggest pet peeve of mine is when I voice my opinion about certain things and am called a religious bigot or close-minded or intolerant. When I saw this, it was exactly something I've thought many times before. 

Source: via Regina on Pinterest

I have this "friend" and she interrupts me ALL the time in the middle of my sentences. I've never said anything to her about it but this makes me think of her. It's just funny. :) 

Also... in other news, some of you who have been with me for a long time remember my shop, VivatRegina. Well, I'm closing it down. I've been phasing out my VivatRegina facebook page and steam rolling ahead with all things Live Delightfully. It's not just that I'm phasing out VivatRegina, I'm also phasing out my jewelry making. It just doesn't excite me like it used to and as per my 12 in 2012 project, I'm prioritizing my life and getting rid of things that don't excite me. But closing down a shop, isn't very easy, mainly because I have all these things that I need to purge from my office closet including some lovely jewelry that I've already made. So, in order to get these things out of my closet, I'm passing them on to you in the way of excellent deals. Here are a few things up for grabs. They are all $4 each OR 2 pair for $7 and this includes free shipping anywhere, worldwide. If you're interested, just leave me a comment below with your email address, and let me know which pair(s) you would like. 

# 1 : Pocahontas

# 2 : Gypsy Lady

#3 : Twilight Purple

# 4 : Smokey Blossoms

# 5 : Red Robin

Alright, I think my crankiness has subsided. I hope you're having a splendid Thursday!


  1. I am trying to link up with you and put a link to your site on my blog post....but since I am new to this can you tell me how to do that? Like If I want to link your website like

    "linking up with Regina at (your link here)??

    HELP ?

  2. my google id still does not work. it is a glitch with embedded comment forms. blech.

    i get cranky, too. it happens. us women...

    i wonder if those twilight earrings would match my coat?


  3. I had a cranky weekend. It seems to just happen.

    Those are very pretty earrings. I'm trying to get rid of my jewelry supplies and jewelry also. On to other things!

  4. AH...your post made me smile. =) I can't stand the question, "What's the matter with you? or What's wrong with you?" Firstly, they don't really want to know and secondly, they can never help. =) and it does make me mad, even if I'm not.

    I love the firefly post. I remember a visit to my hubby's aunt's in Indiana...where it's so flat! (We live in the hills.) Anyway, that evening it had just lightly rained and the children and I went out on her we looked across the fields of whatever was growing, there was an amazing light many was beautiful. The quote reminds me of that day. =)

    Glad you were feeling better at the end of you post. Hope you had a great Bible Study.

  5. Yep, I get the spontaneous crankiness, too. Drives my husband crazy. And then I feel fine an hour later. Oh, hormones!


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