Tuesday, December 02, 2008
OK, here it is December......wow...this is the season to be jolly.......it does seem like people are jollier this time of year, even though there are still some events taking place that do not make us so jolly. Here in MI, the unemployment is pretty high, but we are optimistic things will turn around in 09. Black Friday did not stop too many people though!! I was NOT in that crowd!!! PTL!!
I had another tragic event happen to a good friend of mine from OR........her granddaughter, age 14 was found in the bathtub unconscious, rushed her to the hospital.....the day before Thanksgiving, but she was brain dead by Friday....an autopsy was done and she died of an accidental drowning. Her grandma said she must have fallen asleep........how sad is that??? She was a Christian so I am sure she will see her grandpa in heaven. WOW, I cannot believe 3 really sad things happened around me this past month!!!!!
OK, good things only ahead........I have my planning meeting tonight for my RE (religious education) class and that is always fun......getting together with the other teachers and the director makes it easy for us to teach, and there are only 2 classes this month!
Tomorrow is my RH (Red Hat) breakfast....not lunch this month. I am hosting it......not at my house, at a nearby restaurant; only have 14 signed up, but we will still have a fun time!! We usually do!!
My Christmas decorating is almost done.......I did NOT buy anything new to put up this year, so that is good, and if I did, it would only be RELIGIOUS decors....got enough of the Santa stuff!!! LOL!!!!
My jeans feel really loose and I will weigh in probably Saturday. I am just keeping my hands busy with the decorating and my minds set on reaching my goal......will not meet it in December but defintely by the end of February or near that......I will be there!!!!!
Here is a great quote from Abraham Lincoln:
This habit of uselessly wasting time is the whole difficulty; it is vastly important to you, and still more so to your children, that you should break the habit. It is more important to them, because they have longer to live, and can keep out of an idle habit before they are in it, easier than they can get out after they are in it.
What kind of habits are you setting for your children??????
Saturday, November 29, 2008
WOW, where is this month going????? I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We certainly did, and it was so good to get mom over to my brothers in our new little Mini Cooper! The walker did fit!! PTL!! This car gets 35MPG...so that is a big plus!!
I have been decorating for Christmas, so on my feet a lot, and my back is feeling it! BUT PTL, I love this time of the year! It is just extra special.......and hopefully people are really praising our God for this is the season for it...with the birth of our Lord. I know it really was not Dec. 25. I believe it was October. OK, do NOT get me wrong, I praise God everyday, but I am hoping more people do and come to know our Lord!
How was your self control over Thanksgiving? Mine was pretty good. I did have 1 deviled egg, and it was soooooooo good, but only a small piece of pumpkin pie for dessert. I did enjoy the turkey white meat and a little stuffing and squash. My sis-in-law did a great job!
Well, I am going to really try to continue to lose weight during this holiday season....or at least maintain......I AM NOT going to gain weight....I already have that fixed in my mind!
Here is a quote from the Bible:
The Lord is the strength of my life.......of whom shall I be afraid? Psalms 27:1
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I ran my errands for T-day tomorrow....I am bringing the tossed salad! YEAH, so I know that will be healthy. I make my own dressing......just a smidge of olive oil...maybe 1 tbsp. , splash in the red wine vinegar, but first you add about 1 1/2 tsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp. salt then you add the wet ingredients over the salad...which will be huge for 5 people. It is sooooooo good!!!!
Tomorrow is about what we can eat......not what we can't. There is no reason why we can't have a little of it all.......enjoy, but do NOT leave the table stuffed...like a turkey.....enjoy it enough to be just satisfied and feel good mentally and physically!!
Here is another quote from my fitness devotional:
No one knows what he can do till he tries!
Happy healthy Thanksgiving!!!!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
All of a sudden........what I had written disappeared.....I hit a wrong key!!!!! Oops!!
Here is the condensed version......Today was the funeral for Roxann....I am sure it went well, and I am so glad we went yesterday to pay our last respects. There is snow on the ground and I probably would have had to stay at mom's overnight, and we are going back to Vassar on T-day, and I teach RE tomorrow afternoon, so glad we spent the day yesterday with Roxann's family and my mom. If the funeral had been Sunday, We definitely would have attended.
Hubby and I talked to his sis yesterday......her ex killed himself on the 8th, and she is doing a bit better, sleeping at least and eating a little, and she was glad we called her......it still has to be so difficult for her.........I cannot even imagine.
I hope I am not bringing anyone down with all the death stuff I have been through lately. It does help to journal it and talk about it.
It has been probably 10 or more days since I have gotten on that scale, so tomorrow is the day!
Here is a quote from my fitness devotional:
Congratulate yourself on your efforts so far. sometime we got so caught up in making progress that we forget to give ourselves credit for what we have accomplished!!!!!!!! That is so true.....Right now, all of you........say, WOW, I am doing it!!! Slow but sure.......(for me anyway)~~~~
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