Not Quite Zen

{But Working On It}

Just a modern day momma trying to find the balance between life's craziness and zen, with a little bit of fun along the way.

Finding What's Right For You

Remarkable. That's Me.

Many people look at me, I wonder what they see. Do they see a woman, a wife, Or a simple mother of three? A remarkable being, Is what I hope to be. I’m not built like a model, Or as tall as a tree. But I am as rare as a gem As sweet as a honey bee. I am a remarkable woman, My loved ones would agree. It’s the love that I give, The hugs they receive. The food that I cook. And the goals I help them achieve. I am classy, intelligent, Ambitious and sexy. I am charismatic, creative, Selfless, and sometimes cheeky. When people look at me, I already know what they see They see a remarkable woman, a dutiful wife, And a wonderful mother of three.

The Center of Your Own Universe

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What's Your Guilty Pleasure?

Guilty pleasures. Everybody has them, but no one wants to admit what they are.  It's that movie that is so horribly bad or cheesy, but you just can't get enough of it.  It's that show that is just mind numbingly ridiculous, but yet you manage to sneak episodes in while no one is watching. Its the double chocolate fudge cake that you scarf down while everyone is asleep.

Guilty pleasures are defined as something a person enjoys despite the feeling of guilt while enjoying it. The "guilt" involved is the embarrassment you feel if someone discovers your terrible taste or lack of discipline (in the case of unhealthy foods). It is something you know you really shouldn't enjoy, but just can't help yourself.

(Sighs)OK, here are five of my guilty pleasures (there's no turning back now). I promise I will keep it family friendly.  This ain't that type of blog (wink, wink)

1) Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Don't ask me why, but I am secretly obsessed with that whole family.


2) Love and Hip Hop
Again. This is pure trash television. But week after week, I have to see what Jocelyn is going to do or say. Or catch what fight Erica Mena will be in the middle of.

3) Mob Wives
Because, let's face it, those women are scarier than the inmates in Rikers Island.

4) The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Now, this is all sorts of wrong.  But I can't get enough of it.  Last year I was finally able to see a live show during Universal Studios Halloween Horror Night's. My heart was pumping the entire time due to pure excitement.

Yes. That is a man in fishnet stockings

5) Glee
I know, I know.  But I can't get enough of Rachel's voice, or Blaine's smile, or Puck's dreamy eyes.  I am absolutely crushed that this season is the final season for the show.  Seriously people. I am on the verge of tears right now.

6) My Dark Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars (recipe to come)
When I make these, I hide them from my kids. Call me selfish if you want. But I WILL NOT be sharing these with anyone. Once I start eating a small bar, I keep going back for another. Then another. Then, ok you get the idea.  Before I know, I go through half the container in about 20 minutes.  Ugh, I am so weak.

Ok, I know I said I would tell you 5 and you got 6.  Oh well, deal with it (and I mean that in the nicest way possible). So there you have it.  I am utterly embarrassed. The list could have gone longer if I wanted it to. But I decided to spare myself the judgment.   How could I ever look myself in the mirror again? But this is step 1 right? Admitting you have a problem.

But you know what? I enjoy having my little indulgences. It is what makes me happy, and my poor husband totally gets that. He loves me so much that he sat through The Rocky Horror Picture Show with me and participated as they did the Time Warp.  Now that is love! The Kardashians on the other hand. Well, that is another story. He cannot even stand the sound of their voices.  So I do him a favor and wait until he is asleep or in another room working so I can watch my show.

But there you have it. We all have thing that makes us quirky. We all have that thing that we are totally embarrassed to admit.  But that is what makes it fun and oh so pleasurable.  So what's your guilty pleasure?



  1. You won't get any judgment from over here. My guilty pleasure...Reality TV. When I'm folding laundry I watch them all...Real Housewives, Love and Hip Hop, Mob Wives (Thank God Karen ' s back!), ice cream- I look forward to PMS because it's the perfect excuse to over-indulge.

    1. Lol. Oh yes. I know exactly how you feel. Thanks for reassuring me that I am not alone.

  2. Oh. Me. Gee. I have so many guilty pleasures, LOL! I also am a fan of the Kardashians. I really don't even like them that much anymore but at the same time I still watch their show religiously. I also love Love and Hip Hop (ATL & Hollywood). I find them to be very funny. I'm also a fan of the Real Housewives of ATL & Bev Hills. Ooohhh and my new favorite obsession is the Alaskan Bush People. If you've never seen them you have to watch it. They come on Friday nights on the Discovery channel. (Or maybe it's A&E?) This past season I really fell in love with Married at First Sight too. See. I told you. I have so many guilty pleasures. Wine is on the list too. I DVR everything and watch them in my spare time after the kids go to sleep.

    1. Lol, ok girl. You let it all out. I'm gonna have to catch Married at First Sight. That sounds like a good one. I just started to get into the wine thing. Sit back, relax and watch trashy t.v while sipping a nice glass of Moscato. Hmm, sounds like a plan tonight.