BOOKWERME   187,485
SparkPoints
150,000-199,999 SparkPoints
 
 
BOOKWERME's Recent Blog Entries

One thing leads to another

Friday, August 23, 2013

Do you ever get involved in projects you hadn't intended to start? I do it all the time. Here is an example. The other day, for reasons I don't recall, I decided to scrub just a portion of the porch floor. Our neighbor's dog camps out over here a lot. He smells awful..and recently, they gave him a bath in oil of some sort, most of which ended up on my porch floor. So, I impetuously decided to scrub just a section of the floor....and it looks so pretty when it is wet:

Then I decided that the wood door (200 yr old door original to the house..but not that doorway) needed cleaning/oiling. So, I launched into that!


this was one of those jobs that by half way, I wished I hadn't started it. BUT, it came out looking very nice.


I find that often my intentions don't match up with what I actually do. This is the case when planning dinner, planning to eat properly, tackling exercise..all sorts of things. The thing I can use this little project to illustrate, though, is that by breaking the job into smaller units...and keeping at it, I CAN get the job done AND be really pleased with the end result. That applies to weight loss and fitness very well. We can't get fit or slender overnight...but by taking things one bit at a time, WE CAN get the desired results..and be proud of the accomplishment.

Carry on!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SUNNYWBL 8/27/2013 1:11AM

    I have spells like this myself! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CELEST 8/24/2013 9:36AM

    I do periodically start just one thing and end up spring cleaning lol I get mad at myself half way through and then delighted when its all done. I especially get into frantic clean mode when someone makes me mad/sad and all I want to do is confront them and make myself feel better. Since I'm not a confrontational person, I end up in scrubbing mode. Must say, that door came out looking fantastic.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONLYTEMPORARY 8/24/2013 2:10AM

    Good job, I do the same thing at times.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAMOMMY3 8/24/2013 12:46AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


3 yr old gives 1st public Bible reading.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

How can I not be SO proud of my youngest grandson...at 3 yrs 11 months, he finally reached HIS goal of doing a Bible reading from the stage. He practiced for weeks. His Daddy had to build the taller step for him so he could be high enough to reach the podium and see what he was reading.

Here is Andrew: (first try didn't work. Trying again.) www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqyWsFoWvXc

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

STEADFASTNSEE 8/28/2013 6:27PM

  Asta I just had to leave a comment on the YouTube site for Andrew. He did such a marvelous job. WONDERFUL! HUGS Laurie

Report Inappropriate Comment
CINA-MINI 8/23/2013 1:23AM

    Andrew did SUCH A GREAT JOB!!!! Congratulations to your entire family! He is so adorable!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KIMS_SHNOOKY 8/19/2013 10:22AM

    Asta, we have recently had some young ones begin with their first readings, but not this young! It brought great joy and tears to my eyes! The best part was knowing without a doubt, that Andrew had great satisfaction from doing it, knowing that he was pleasing not onlyto his family and friends at the Hall, but our Great God Jehovah himself.
emoticon applause, applause, applause!!!

Comment edited on: 8/19/2013 10:23:42 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
LYN-EDWY 8/17/2013 1:00PM

    What a precious gift from Jehovah your Andrew is.
He did such a fine job...no wonder your hearts are so full.
emoticon

Well done Andrew!


emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAMOMMY3 8/16/2013 10:21AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOOKWERME 8/16/2013 7:42AM

    Actually, my daughter, Andrew's aunt, took this video and posted that comment about the bursting heart...pretty exciting for the whole family though. He did a practice run when they set up before the meeting..the mic was on and he decided on his own to give the whole talk. He has it all memorized after so much practice. As folks came in, they just sat down and listened...even with the music softly playing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CELEST 8/16/2013 2:52AM

    So beautiful to see someone so young walking in the truth. I can fully understand your bursting heart. I would have cried a little on the night.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONLYTEMPORARY 8/16/2013 1:25AM

    Awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIANE7786 8/15/2013 6:20PM

    What a wonderful reading! He's adorable.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KATHARINEBRAY1 8/15/2013 6:11PM

    ITS AMAZING TO SEE A 3 year old read the bible
as a christian its a Joy . so he chose Romans 6:21 any reason why ??
God bless emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOLFGMA 8/15/2013 5:37PM

    Great job! He is such a joy! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
THINAGIN2 8/15/2013 5:22PM

    That is pretty
emoticon !

Report Inappropriate Comment


Update on Cell phone pics blog

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I wondered how old that info is...and I guessed right that it was not a new article. This link explains some of the hoopla surrounding this info..it is accurate info up to a point...but not quite as invasive as it is presented to be. I did try to check it out but found no warnings. This was shared on FB today. www.hoax-slayer.com/cell-phone-pictu
res-privacy-risk-warning.shtml#.UgsTTk
VIIG8.facebook

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PICTUREME40 8/15/2013 9:36AM

    This is mind boggling how unsafe this world has become.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOOKWERME 8/14/2013 11:38PM

    More on this topic: http://www.snopes.com/crime/warning
s/smartphonepix.asp

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAMOMMY3 8/14/2013 8:16PM

    I still think it was a good warning. thanks!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONLYTEMPORARY 8/14/2013 7:29PM

    It's interesting that they are saying it isn't as much a concern. I watched it on the Portland News within the last 2 years and the police were discussing it. People use their phones all the time for finding their kids, stolen phones and cars, geocashing and other things.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TATTER3 8/14/2013 8:33AM

    LOL...the clinic is quiet about it today.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EVIE4NOW 8/14/2013 8:05AM

  Thanks for the info.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SNS1968 8/14/2013 8:02AM

    What?? The media is blowing something out of proportion???

Unheard of!!!

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOOKWERME 8/14/2013 8:01AM

    Of course, on this morning's news is a story about a video baby monitor being hacked! Creepy...

Report Inappropriate Comment


"Dance Yourself Happy"

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I loved this! DH and I took ballroom dance lessons for most of two yrs...it was so much fun. Work interfered and we rarely dance now..and I MISS it so much!

www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201
008/mind-your-body-dance-yourself-happy


emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

This was us: emoticon I have to add, it tones muscles and is great exercise,

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GAMOMMY3 8/14/2013 8:13PM

    I would love to take dance lessons with my DH! So much fun!! I haven't been able to find anything close by so just keep hoping.

BTW, since I hadn't been on SP for a while I missed your anniversary greetings from last month. Thanks so much for thinking of us. Yes, it is 24 years.
Hugs!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONLYTEMPORARY 8/14/2013 7:23PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PICTUREME40 8/14/2013 4:50PM

    How Cool! Wished DH would be game for something like that. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOOKWERME 8/14/2013 8:36AM

    So wish I had learned years ago! Well worth the investment in time and $$

Report Inappropriate Comment
TATTER3 8/14/2013 8:32AM

    Oh...some day...I will dance!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Take pics with your phone? Better watch this!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This warning video was on FB...info well worth knowing. Your safety and that of your family/friends could be at risk.

kyeos.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/warni
ng-if-you-take-photos-with-your-cell-p
hone/

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TATTER3 8/13/2013 7:00PM

    Everybody at work is talking about this! thanks for sharing

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONLYTEMPORARY 8/13/2013 3:27PM

    This was on the News quite heavily here a couple of years ago. People still do it though.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRANPATTIE 8/13/2013 11:25AM

    Wow! I need to send this to my daughter! Thanks for posting! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JACKIE542 8/13/2013 11:23AM

    I did not know this, thank you for posting this, glad it can be corrected. S0 scary!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PYNETREE 8/13/2013 10:36AM

    And it is frightening to me that the younger people, especially parents, still don't see this as dangerous. I see them posting their daily activities, when you are going on vacation, when their kids are at Camp, and where.
Way too much personal information! And personal pictures, that they think only the Friends and Family see.

This was good info..Hope Everyone takes the time to watch and Learn from it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANA2PRINCESSES 8/13/2013 8:23AM

    Thanks for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CELEST 8/13/2013 8:07AM

    Wow absolutely shocking!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CANADIANFROG09 8/13/2013 7:56AM

    Good to know, we can never be careful enough, thanks for sharing! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOLFGMA 8/13/2013 7:54AM

    Wow, Unbelievable! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 Last Page