Saturday, March 08, 2014
Wow, I'm really getting behind here, I missed yesterday, because I've been so busy between planning our daughter's wedding, working on upgrades on the playground, cleaning out the basement, and add to that our son leaving for a weekend, and an important meeting, and grocery shopping, plus our daughter and her fiancee stopping over for a visit last night. I feel like I'll never get caught up.
Plus I've had a headache that won't go away, a sinus headache. hate those things. Oh well, least I'm accomplishing things, that's important. Just wish the woman from Villa Louis would get back to us so we can confirm getting it for the wedding.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and remember to smile.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
This time I'm going to post what I did on the Wisconsin site, because..well..sometimes I do post things on there worthwhile *L*
You know, sometimes we just have to bypass our stomach and go right for what our brains tell us, like when our stomachs are growling, poking at us and saying "FEED ME" but yet our brains are up there going "you know you just ate an hour ago, you really don't need that, wait a couple of hours, or maybe even until tomorrow and you can have a nice healthy breakfast"
And your stomach jumps in, screaming "TOMORROW? ARE YOU NUTS???? I'LL STARVE!!"
Then your brain gently urges, "you know that's not true, you'll be fine, don't let him trick you into that old wives tale, again. Look at the many years you've gone without eating a big meal before bed, and you've still woke up to a new day. Think about how great you felt and how good you looked. You want that again, right?"
Your stomach, it's anger growing more and more, growls louder, "DON'T LISTEN TO HIM, HE HAS NO CLUE WHAT IT'S LIKE TO RUMBLE AND BE TOTALLY EMPTY, HE'S ALWAYS BEEN FULL OF ....".
Silence...total silence...and do you know why? He realized the brain has been full of knowledge..he knows the brain knows what it's talking about so he shuts up, and it's true. If you listen to your brain you'll realize just how much it's tell you are the right things.
Sure, have a little snack to tide you over, as long as it don't go over you're daily nutritional intake, and it's healthy. Otherwise, try drinking water, tea, you'll be glad you did...and most of all, always listen to your brain, not your stomach, it'll always try to fool you into doing the wrong thing.
Have a great day!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Wow, I'm doing well, I was here earlier and forgot to leave a post, so here goes.
Spent the afternoon shoveling snow, we got 7 more inches of it, but I love snow, and actually am enjoying it. The only thing I'm missing is being able to get out there and walk. I've been feeling tired lately and I'm not really sure why, but I wish it'd go away, maybe it's from being inside so long.
We've got one of the hotels reserved, a block of rooms, and Villa Louis is reserved, The Barn is reserved all for our daughter's wedding, and we also have reservations for a bridal show in Madison this month. Oh and we are getting a carriage with a horse reserved, too. Our daughter has driven, raised and shown horses for a very long time, now and really wanted one, so we talked (my husband, (her dad) and I and decided we'd pay for one for them). I think the wedding will be beautiful, as long as the weather holds out. It'll be facing the Mississippi River, and the area is gorgeous.
This is so exciting, Dan's sister said she'd help with the flowers, so I'm going to take her up on it, maybe have her do the flowers for the table, helping with that, I think it'd be great. Teamwork, you know?
Anyway, I hope you all are having a wonderful day and week, and I also hope you remember to smile, it's a beautiful thing.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I've decided that no matter what, you look at the day and see it as something beautiful..why?
Because you have woken up, you've been allowed to enjoy it, no matter whether it's just to breathe, to look around, in whatever way you can, to interact with others, whether it's family, strangers, whatever, that little interaction may change the life of another person.
You've been allowed another chance to grab another lesson, no matter how small, a chance to offer a smile to someone who may need one, the chance to relax, to look around, to smell the scents of things whether it's freshed cooked cakes, flowers, mowed grass, fallen snow.
You get to look into the eyes of a newborn baby, or and elderly lady, or even a stranger who you may never have known. You may have touched the hand of someone who needed that touch to get them through, that smile to keep them from doing something drastic; that interaction to teach them to share with others, or that comfort to allow them to pass to that world that is beyond ours.
YOU are so much more important to others than you realize, and it never matters what size you are, what you look like, it's what inside that matters. Never forget that.
So next time you get down on yourself, look in the mail, see the person others see, those who matter, and know...you have so much to offer, so much that others who criticize don't see. And one day, those who criticize you may need what you have to offer...a helping hand, a smile, or even the food you can cook, the tender touch, or blood you can donate.
One never knows what the future holds, never sell yourself short, and never EVER let anyone tell you what or who you are because of what you look like. You are loved, you are important, and you are someone who means something in this world.
Go out there, and leave your mark on this world...and most of all...make this a beautiful world, not only for others, but for yourself!
Oh, I had to share this, it's Lock & Dam #9 on the Mississippi River just up from where our trailer is, this was taken late March quite a while ago. You can see the snow on the hills on the Iowa side, but wow, look at how high the water is on the dam. I have seen it high, but this is really REALLY high. Amazing!
Monday, March 03, 2014
I've been trying to figure out ways to lose weight, because I've not been having much luck in the past year losing anything, in fact I've gained, and I've been exercising every single day, following my diet.....and I've gained 5 pounds!!!! Explain that one! I haven't lost any inches either, I don't get it. The doctor says it's partially because of my meds, partially because when I have a low blood sugar reaction I have to eat/drink something, well all I drink is a half a glass of skim milk...really? that'll make me gain that much? I want the warm weather back so I can get out there and walk, I walk inside to those Leslie Sansone tapes, every single day, plus cleaning the basement, holy cow, carrying heavy boxes, bags up the stairs, and just the heavy work I'm doing down there, you would have thought I'd be losing something, at least a pound or two, but Not one lousy pound.
I could be eating and doing everything else and still be in the same boat instead of putting myself out there in the stress of exercising and all that stuff.
*sighs* ok, I'm done with my frustration rant and rave, back to doing what I need to do, for my health, at least that's a positive.
That's the good thing about the blogs, I can get all this bad out and move forward again. Thanks for listening, it does help. Have a great day, and always remember to smile, it'll get you through the rants and raves.
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