Stuck in Study Mode, but listening to some relaxing music….CHEERS TO SPRING!!!!

Marketing vs. Statistics, I’ll take marketing everyday of the week!  Preparing for another trip to Phoenix and while excited, I have so much to do to stay on top of it all.  Homework may be the death of me, as if work/work wasn’t enough stress.  On the bright side of things, what a beautiful day today.

The sun was out, the birds were singing, I think the park was probably a fantastic place to be today!  Two days ago for a brief moment I was able to enjoy the miraculous site of spring coming to life before my very eyes, a blossom filled bright pink tree was literally raining flower petals.  If I had not been required to go to ANOTHER meeting, I would have gone and laid under the tree and let the flowers just rain down on me.  It is those childish treats that keep this Beach Bum CupCake happy for a bit while landlocked still.

Today, I actually left work before the sunset and had the opportunity to sit outside on the deck and enjoy a nice relaxing refreshment while watching the sun go down and the moon was shining bright in the sky all at the same time.  (Should have snapped a picture of that…)

I am actually excited about cycling class tomorrow, the professor got a flat on Monday so class was cancelled after making the 30 minute drive across town…oh well got my butt out of bed.  I may wake up early, there is a better reason for an early rise when at the beach…just not so inclined here especially when it is cold, I do love to run when it gets warmer in the morning, early before everyone starts moving, to enjoy the quite beginning of a new day.  Currently it is hailing outside at my house, imagine that from snow on Saturday, rain and extreme thunderstorm on Sunday, warm and sunny Monday and even warmer on Tuesday to hail Tuesday evening.  Well at least the weather isn’t boring here.

Cheers to Spring….and sunny warmer weather, I may no longer need to be a hibernating beach bum.

I love studying to Vivaldi….

Final push to exam….

Go figure trying to pull a humorous image to portray Death by Statistics and I just get a bunch of statistics about death.  Oh well thought this might help me.  I am so up tight right now, I am being told to CALM DOWN!!!!  Did I mention Math is not my favorite subject!


Statistics Pic

Earth Hour 2015 – What are you powering down for…..


Earth Hour belongs to you. Celebrate your commitment to the planet with your friendsfamilycommunity or at work – in your own way. A simple event can be just turning off all non-essential lights from 8.30pm-9:30 pm.

For one hour, focus on your commitment to our planet for the rest of this year. To celebrate, you can have a candle lit dinner, talk to your neighbours, stargaze, go camping, play board games, have a concert, screen an environmental documentary post the hour, create or join a community event – the possibilities are endless. Have an event idea?

Earth Hour

Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 to 9:30 PM local time

Join hundreds of millions of people around the world and turn off your lights for one hour to show your commitment to climate change action now. It’s time we speak up and demand a better future for our planet.

Countries around the world are committing to reduce their carbon emissions in an effort to work toward a new global agreement to tackle climate change. Now is the time to raise our voices and demand strong action from world leaders.

What starts as a simple flick of the light switch for Earth Hour brings us all together in a collective display of our commitment to creating a better future for the planet. We need your help to ensure our commitment is stronger than ever and seen all around the world.

Turn out your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 pm local time and take a stand against climate change.

To learn more about what is happening in the US, visit

Success inspiration

So, we have all heard the saying when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  I prefer a vodka tonic with a twist but that is a story for another time.  If you find yourself experiencing some challenges remember that these are what shapes you into the person you are and will become….

6 Things That Damage the Brain – Infographic

Health Secrets of a SuperAger

Because both Alzheimer’s and dementia run in my family, I am acutely aware of my own brain health as well as anything that might be damaging to it.

On the positive, check out my Page Important Facts About Your Brain (and Exercise Benefits) as well as Important Facts About Brain Fitness.


The final item names smoking. To learn more about the damage smoking does, check out How Many Ways Does Smoking Harm You?


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