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Today: 9/11/2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Today, I WON'T be thinking about the tragedy of 9/11, I won't think about where I was when I heard or remember the visions of people jumping to thier death. Today, I will remember what happened AFTER 9/11. I will remember our Congress men & women standing on the steps singing, "GOD Bless America"! I will remember that for a moment, ALL people in this nation LOVED one another! It didn't matter if you were Republican, Democrat or Independant, your color, sex, heritage or religion. Families, friends & enemies ALL stopped fighting! Because that days & few to follow, we were what our founding fathers dreamed we would be: ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE! We were not States, cities, districts, towns or counties....we were the UNITED States. How I pray that we can be like that again, without needing a tragedy, shooting, fire or terrorist attack....just because of LOVE!

  
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_UMAMI_ 9/11/2012 9:04PM

    I was 37 weeks pregnant, with a toddler by my side, and my husband at work in the tallest building in the city. Had to be strong then, have to be strong now.

But it's true---United we stand, Divided we Fall. If only we could find unity and compassion again, despite perceived differences.

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KOFFEENUT 9/11/2012 6:01PM

    Very wise - to have that kind of love for each other, that kind of unity, is something we need to be striving for EVERY day!

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BOVEY63 9/11/2012 5:38PM

    I pray that we can be that way again too!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/11/2012 3:42PM

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It's NOT "negative energy" its my LIFE

Friday, March 23, 2012


OKAY!!! Now that ALL trades are done & everything is over. May I spend just a moment of your time & explain WHY I am a fan of the man, not the team? Last year SUCKED for me, my house was flooded, a man I LOVED beyond compare moved to Heaven & I lost not 1, but 2 jobs. During all of this I ment Tim Tebow...I won't go into THAT, but it was amazing. After loosing my 2nd job in 6 months, that day, I read Tim's book. I must admit...that is what kept me going!!! I didn't know HOW I was going to tell my boys. I felt like a disappointment!! But, his words gave me hope! They drew me back to were I needed to be...God! And his words, " I don't know what the future holds for me, but I know WHO holds my future" got me thru. Those words get me thru every day!! So, yes, in a way, I owe SO much to this young man...who knows more in his 24 years than I have learned in 48!

  
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BONNIEBONNEAU 5/8/2012 4:09PM

    Its heartbreaking to lose a job, this is part of how we see ourselves- our identity , so to lose that is HUGE. I understand that pain very well. You are not alone in that pain, more than 15,ooo,ooo are in that boat .

God Bless U and the boys
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MAESTRAPLANK1 3/26/2012 7:56AM

    Wow! You have been through so much this year! Yet, you are trusting in God and persevering through it all. Amazing! I am so happy you are a member of the Tebow's Fans for Christ team because you encourage me to support Christians everywhere on or off the field! My grandchildren are wonderful Christian athletes who inspire me. I am amazed at the genuineness of Tim Tebow who touches lives in so many ways. He touched your life and your mother's! Praise for his grace and abundance in all that he sends our way! He gives us just enough grace to handle it. I love this blog! You go girl! You are in my prayers! emoticon

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BOVEY63 3/25/2012 2:47PM

    God sends us our answers in so many ways. So happy some of yours came from such an amazing young man and wonderful role model.



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EGRAMMY 3/24/2012 2:15PM

    Glad to get his book info.

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YOBETHIE 3/24/2012 12:05PM

    So glad he spoke to you! I am sure your boys will understand!

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HARPERLADY 3/24/2012 4:51AM

    it is amazing how GOD places things in our lives to remind us of just how capable we are, you must have felt a sorrow so deep, it is really amazing to be able to come out of such a difficult time and have a wonderful attitude such as yours, best of luck in your future and all the possibilities it holds .

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KOFFEENUT 3/23/2012 10:11PM

    Amazing how God can put the right person with the right words in our life at just the right time. No wonder you're a fan!

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SKYSEARCHER 3/23/2012 10:02PM

    People of any age can be inspiring :-)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/23/2012 7:43PM

    You certainly have been through a lot but have pushed on and have real hope for the future.

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GOPINTOS 3/23/2012 7:16PM

    Very encouraging!

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Smile & Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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ERINLINDSAY83 3/23/2012 6:05PM

    Thanks for sharing! Great words for us all to remember!

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Adventures of a glass of water & my over active brain

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

8:30 am: I decide I need a glass of ice water, so I go down stairs to the kitchen & get a glass of water, set it on the counter & get distracted.
10:00 am: decide a cup of coffee sounds good. I go down to warm up a cup of coffee, see the glass of water on the counter & giggle, because I forgot about it.
11:30: go to the kitchen to get a snack of nuts, see the glass of water, take a sip & think that I will take it up with me. Forget the glass of water
1:30: finish my workout & realize, I really need that glass of water, go down, take a sip, bring the glass up stairs, but I get distracted, set down the glass of water on the book shelf.
1:45: remember the glass of water, get up to get it, but AGAIN get distracted & walk BY the glass of water & forget about it.
1:55: reach for the glass of water...but, remember it is STILL in the hallway! Finally, get up & get the glass of water.
2:10: finish the glass of water!
Thank God I can laugh about this, otherwise, it would just be SAD!

  
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OAKLEYAJ 3/24/2012 6:53AM

    Too funny emoticon

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HARPERLADY 3/24/2012 4:53AM

    I do that all of the time, lol glad to see I am not alone,lol

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EGRAMMY 10/27/2011 10:58PM

    TeeHee

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BOVEY63 10/27/2011 12:49PM

    You racked up quite a few steps getting that glass of water.
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CLCCOOL 10/26/2011 8:13PM

    Luckly, my "glass" of water equals 22oz, so even though this is unfortunately, typical for me, I only have to go thru this 3 times a day to get enough. And fortunately, I'm not QUITE this spacey! teehee, I usually remember it the 3rd time I go to get it! I think the beauty of the snow distracted me, today!

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LOPEYP 10/26/2011 7:18PM

    Wow. When do you finish the 8th glass of water?? emoticon

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DO4FIT 10/26/2011 7:16PM

    wow, that glass of water sure went on an adventure today!!!

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CATHOLICCORGI 10/26/2011 7:07PM

    I'm so glad I am not the only forgetful one out there...I have the attention span of a gnat!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/26/2011 5:28PM

    LOL. Poor glass of water!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 10/26/2011 5:19PM

    WOW! That is crazy!!

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Pain in the NECK....literally

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Okay, for some reason I woke up this morning with a serious pain in my neck, back & upper right arm. What caused it? hmmm...maybe sleeping on too many pillows, wait, I sleep on all of those pillows all of the time. Working on the computer all day yesterday, nope, nothing new. Stress? maybe, I actually had bad dreams about the fact that my insurance has lapsed because I didn't have enough money to get my bill caught up, pretty pathetic for someone who works in the insurance field! and the dream....ugggg! What could go wrong, did! I really need to get that caught up ASAP!
Anyway, I really don't know what caused it, but really, does that matter, I HAVE a pain in my neck, which has spread to my head, back & arm! grrrr!
Then, I had to fight with Xfinity/comcast who loves to turn off my service right after I pay my bill! What is that about Comcast? Oh well, I survived the interruption of tv, phone & internet. We won't even talk about the fit I thru that would put any 2 year old to shame!lol
Back to the pain in my NECK!( poor me, sob, sob) I really am blogging about the lesson I have learned. You know when you ask God a really innocent question or you say stupid things like "God, give me more patience" (warning NEVER say this to God! He will try your patience in every way possible, not only to give you more patience, but God really does have a huge sense of humor, He invented it, after all) Okay, I'm rambling, I Hate that when people do that! I'm always the one who yells "get to the point, after all!" Now, what was I saying?
Oh, yea. The pain in my neck. sigh, both of my parents have terrible back problems & have for years. Which is part of the reason I want to get into shape, I don't want to need a walker when I'm 70! But, the thing is, I am not programed as the most sympathetic person! Seriously, my son once got hit in the head with a baseball bat, my response was "what were you thinking? we don't have health insurance!" infact, now that I think about it, I didn't even leave work when his brother called me & told me about it....I told him to ice it! (mental note: appologize to my baby next time I talk to him) He was fine! Really, I'm not abusive. And there was the time my oldest son stepped on a toothpick...I did pull it out, but had to leave the room because I was laughing so hard (the noise it made when I pulled it out WAS a little funny, okay?). I DID appologize to him recently about that one....when I was working out &....stepped on a toothpick! And imagine this....he wasn't even sympathetic to my pain! brat.
Anyway! Back to my pain in the neck! (have I mentioned that I have adult ADD? turning 48 isn't bad enough?) I was talking to God today about this PIN, ofcourse, the words "why me?" came out of my mouth (after all, why not the jerk that fired me so that I have to live beneith my means & cause me to worry about paying my bills?) Suddenly! God hit me upside the head ( yes, God does that, especially, when you are as stuborn as me) and said, "Hey, guess what. Your parents LIVE with this kind of pain every day of their lives! Not just in their neck, but in their backs! And where is your patience with them? How many times have you rolled your eyes when they mention being in pain? How many times have you felt their pain was an inconvenience to YOU? You have a small muscle spasm because you slept with too many pillows! Your pain will be gone tomorrow or at worse in a couple of days! These 2 people who you love, gave you life & supported you live in pain every day! You wonder why they will try anything, including medication & operations. But, after a couple of hours you were wondering if there is a shot to help you! I didn't give you this pain in your neck. But, I am going to make sure you learn a lesson from it! The next time your parents complain about their backs or you wonder why your dad is tired of being in his body, remember this pain in your neck! I'm not asking you to be sympathetic, that's not who you are, but be understanding & patient of people who don't feel well! Oh, and by the way, I appreciate the fact that you thanked Me when you almost died on the highway this morning because your neck hurt & you didn't shoulder check! But, next time, make sure you aren't on the phone with your mother...screaming 'OMG, I almost Died' didn't help her heart much! I'm not ready for her to come to Heaven! And, please, clean you house! You have a death fear of cockroaches, so I keep them away, but really there is just SO much I can do!"

  
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DEBILILY 9/17/2011 1:46PM

  I'm so glad you found not only humor but meaning in your situation. I was *right* there with you -- but mine was from looking down at an odd angle for 3 hours. Thanks for giving me perspective -- and mind my complaining!!

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EGRAMMY 8/19/2011 5:53PM

    As the old parent with the pains, thanks.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/19/2011 2:34PM

    I hope your neck pain is gone soon. I don't think you would deal well with a chronic illness. LOL.

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PERKINSSISTERS 8/19/2011 12:49AM

  Ha, ha, too funny! Seriously, I hope your neck feels better soon. And your parents aches and pains become manageable, as well as my parents too.

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BOVEY63 8/18/2011 6:32PM

    I love this blog!
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Hope your neck feels better!
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Moving myself off of the "clearance rack"

Monday, August 01, 2011

Okay, again, I was planning on writing about something else, but this was on my FB page this morning & it hit home, so I really wanted to share:

If you're not being treated with love and respect, check your price tag. Perhaps you have marked yourself down. It's YOU who tell people what you're worth by what you accept. Get off the clearance rack & get on the top rack where they keep the valuables! LEARN to value yourself first! If you don't, no one else will!

I'm going to start this month & my 48th year of life by finally, removing myself from the clearance rack. No more allowing other's to treat me like the K-Mart Blue light special! I'm moving myself to a Boutique @ the Broadmoor! (that is a VERY, expensive & exclusive resort/hotel in Colorado Springs, if you didn't know)

So, let's all get off of the clearance rack!

  
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HONEYBEA 8/24/2011 4:01PM

    Good for you, my friend. You ARE top notch and do not let anyone tell you otherwise!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/3/2011 5:11PM

    Wow! I love this blog!! You go girl!! I'm for this 100%.

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SCOTMAMA 8/3/2011 4:57PM

    Just what I needed to hear. Like the ad for hair coloring says "You're Worth It!"

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LJCANNON 8/1/2011 11:17PM

    emoticonThat is a really Great Analogy!!

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EGRAMMY 8/1/2011 9:14PM

    Thanks. Fantastic

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BOVEY63 8/1/2011 12:22PM

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JANEDOE12345 8/1/2011 12:19PM

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in self esteem points, each dress is worth a million dollars

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REMODELINGPAT 8/1/2011 11:03AM

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Let's ALL make sure we are marked UP to full value, not discounted!

Blessings!
R>Pat

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 8/1/2011 10:53AM

    Broodmore.... that works for me too!! Lets do it!!

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DO4FIT 8/1/2011 10:49AM

    emoticon what an awesome post! Thank you!!!

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