Month: January 2014

We Are But A Tiny Speck

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Our Universe is insanely huge and we are but a tiny speck.  I stepped outside into the dark night to walk my dog.  I happened to glance up at the black sky and caught myself being mesmerized by the bright far away stars.  Twinkling, glowing, tiny little planets that look like little dots to us.  We are the same to them, tiny dots.  People, tiny specks floating around, a trillion of us moving along the roads of the world.  Stumbling on the blocks placed before us… To ourselves this is Our World, so much meaning to one person, so many different issues we go through but yet so minimal in this massive place.  How do we find understanding here?  How do we matter? How do we stay sane? By reminding ourselves that we are but tiny specks.  When I am sitting all alone in my living room with no one to talk to and the kids are asleep, the hubby is at work…. do I still Matter?   When I want to have a good cry and purge myself of negativity, does that matter?  Maybe, maybe not.

I suspect that life, our lives, are important because of the relationships we cultivate, the way we feel about ourselves and the good things we put out there.  Do unto others and yada yada yada, I truly believe that.  It’s difficult when you do not have your inner circle near you or always available to hear your stupid little thoughts.  It is hard to create new friendships as adults with people who will see things your way.  Why is it so hard? Because as adults we have different walls than we do as young ones.  Our walls are taller and thicker. And it’s hard to get to a tiny speck hidden by tall thick walls.

I  have an amazing inner circle, an amazing group of friends, the only problem is that they are all mostly 3000 miles away.  But at least I can reach those specks by train, plane and automobile, I don’t have to fly a rocket ship.  And when I remind myself, stop and ground myself, and remind myself that every single thing I do does matter, I grow. Goodbye tiny speck, time to evolve.

Review – Chen’s China Bistro

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We had a quick lunch at Chen’s China Bistro at 1242 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL.  I saw the restaurant while driving down that road and told my husband we had to check it out.  It did not look like your usual take out Chinese restaurant, the windows were tinted, it looked like a sit down place, the kind I hadn’t seen in the Cape yet.  We had many of these in NJ and NY and I was excited that this would be similar to those.

We stopped in with just 30 minutes to spare.  As I walked in, I said ooooohh, aaaahhh, not because it was out of this world, but because it was out of the normal “Cape” world.  Finally, I thought, a nice Chinese sit down restaurant.  They smiled at us, they asked where we would want to sit, a booth or a table.  We asked for a booth.

They offer bubble tea but we didn’t try it this time.  We ordered lunch specials, which to my surprise they had even on a Sunday.  Boneless spare ribs and Chicken Lo Mein.  The meals were priced modestly.  We had the usual choice of either soup or egg roll.  We both ordered Wonton Soup and it was delicious.  They brought out those little strips, don’t know the name, that you dip in duck sauce, YUM!

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Our meals came out and they were smaller than what we are used to.  Not your typical Chinese food portion nor restaurant size but they were still probably more than what a normal serving should be.  I’ve noticed this more and more with restaurants and their serving smaller portions.   My husband thought  the rice was brown rice but it was fried rice just almost like it was healthier.  They were fast and friendly.  The atmosphere was very pleasant, lovely Asian decorations inside.  My only complaint would be that the backing of the booth seats were loose and so if the people on either side of us moved too hard, we’d feel the push.  I’m not sure if this was the case at all booths, but it was on the one we sat, but not a biggie.

We totally recommend this place, it’s a must go!

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No New Year’s Resolutions, Just Lifestyle Changes to Achieve

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I did not make any new resolutions this year.  Every year its the same crapola, gonna do this and gonna do that and then Nada, Zip, Zilch, Zero! The issue is sticking to it.  I have started things in the middle of the year and done better at them then starting on January 1.  For this reason, I didn’t make a list, I didn’t set a goal, because the goals I have now are lifelong goals, not just temporary ones.  I will still have the same struggles many do, trying to stay motivated and I’ll keep pushing forward along with everyone else.  Cheers to you all, may you all achieve your hearts desires.