Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Woke up this morning thinking about my Mom. She's been gone since November of 03 but sometimes I still feel like she's around, keeping an eye on all of us. When she was a tot her Mom taught her this little ditty. "When I was a wee wee tot, my mother sat me on a wee wee pot and told me to wee wee whether I had to or not." Well, I guess she told that little poem, very unexpectantly for a school program. Not the one she was suppose to give. but she was 5 and couldn't remember what she was suppose to say. My Grandmother was embarrassed to death. So, anyway, I heard about that funny story a lot of times and for whatever reason it came to me this morning. She was such a lady, never weighed over 121 pounds her whole life and could eat anything she wanted to....(not fair) :-) She always heated one of her pretty china teapots before pouring in the water and making tea. She always served it in china cups and saucers and when my daughter was little she'd say she wanted to be like Grandma when she grew up. And she is....in so many ways. My Mom was a wonderful homemaker, made the best pies, and an awesome meatloaf....a woman who always wore a dress, which wasn't that uncommon for her generation. I miss her like crazy sometimes and I guess today is one of those days. I think later today I will dig out all the old photos and have a good laugh and a good cry. She was never sick a day in her life, and suddenly she was gone.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I know you've heard, or I should say read about the Good News Network. I've talked about it many times and it's availabe to everyone on the internet. It just gives me a lift to read about good things that people are doing for themselves and each other. This is one I read tonight.
The ten-finger gratitude exercise
To come to a positive appreciation for the small things in your life, you can try the gratitude exercise. It simply means that once a day you should bring to mind 10 things that you are grateful for, counting them on your fingers. It is important to get to 10 things, even when it becomes increasingly harder after three or four. This is exactly what the exercise is for -- intentionally bringing into awareness the tiny, previously unnoticed elements of the day.
1. So glad that I have the opportunity everyday to spend time with grandkids and my daughter.
2. We had another wonderful day of great weather. January in Nebraska...who would have "thunk" it!!
3. I felt good today which isn't always the case with many health issues and for that I'm really happy.
4. We have food to put on the table, and simple things we take for granted like electricity, an efficient furnace, running water and a roof over out head. I've been in a place where we didn't have those things and it really makes you grateful when you do.
5. A terrific dog who gives and gives and gives so much love that I can't imagine what it was like before he came.
6. My cell phone that my youngest son and his wife provide for me so we can always be in touch.
7. This crazy computer which I would be lost without. I was without it in December for several days and went nuts. LOL
8. A nice community feeling right here in this neighborhood with good neighbors, old friends and our parish just a couple blocks away.
9. Spark. The friends I've made here, the knowledge I've gained from the tremendous amount of information available is just such an awesome thing.
10. To hear, to see, to feel, and to be able to thank our good Lord for all His blessings. Yes, ten reasons I'm a happy camper tonight. I hope that you have that many and maybe more. It's just really good news.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I got this off of Prevention magazine. it's a recipe for homemade energy bars, for less than a quarter, or so they say as I haven't made them yet but will be doing that today after a trip to the market.
I hope this is a good one or I will have egg on my face for sharing it before trying it. If I do, forget where you got this information! LOL
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.
Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says,
Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root
canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.
A woman delivers a set of identical twins and decides to give them up
for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal."
The other goes to a family in Spain ; they name him "Juan." Years later,
Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the
picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of
Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've
During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?"
"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub."
"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."
"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"
LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS... IT'S
LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN !
Monday, January 23, 2012
What kind of pool can't you swim in? A car pool.
What's the difference between one yard and two yards? A fence!
What do you call a cow wearing a crown? A Dairy Queen!!
What's bright orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot.
What has two hands but can't clap? A clock
When is the moon heaviest? When it's full.
What did the fork say to the knife? You're looking sharp!!
What did the cake say to the knife? You want a piece of me? !!
What do math teachers do on Thanksgiving? Count their blessings!
Why did the clown go to the doctor? He was feeling a little funny.
What did the mustard say to the mayo during a race? You better ketchup!
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