Tuesday, November 20, 2012
LO V E T H I S! ! ! ( Just received in an email...had to share with my Spark Friends)
Recently, in a large city in Australia ,
a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym.
It said, "This summer,
do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"
A middle-aged woman,
whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster,
responded publicly to the question
posed by the gym.
To Whom It May Concern,
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.)
They have an active sex life,
get pregnant and have adorable baby whales.
They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp.
They play and swim in the seas,
seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea
and the coral reefs of Polynesia .
Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs.
They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans.
They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.
Mermaids don't exist.
If they did exist,
they would be lining up outside the offices
of Argentinean psychoanalysts
due to identity crisis. Fish or human?
They don't have a sex life
because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex?
Just look at them ... where is IT?
Therefore, they don't have kids either..
Not to mention,
who wants to get close to a girl who smells
like a fish store?
The choice is perfectly clear to me:
I want to be a whale.
P. S. We are in an age
when media puts into our heads
the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a glass of wine with my friends.
With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies.
So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.
Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think,
¨Good grief, look how smart I am!¨
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Hubby and I have been busy for three summer's working on the terrace's in our backyard. Every weekend we get outside and get some more done. Although we are far from finished, several of my Spark friends have asked to see pictures of our handiwork so those pictures will follow.
The three terraces hold up our huge hill in our backyard, the steps to the left go up to our patio area that is surrounded by the fence for privacy.
This is a peek of the garden inside the fenced in patio area, this little guy is my guard frog, guarding all of my flowers.
This plant is also inside the fenced patio area, one of my favorites, called "Red birds in a bush", which the hummingbirds love more than my hummingbird feeder. LOL
This is the last terrace that we worked on this past weekend. There are still a few stray block on top of the terrace holding up the fabric liner until the dirt settles a bit more.
There is one area that we have not planted yet in the bottom row, we are considering using it for our green chili crop next year. The second row is now planted with day lilies with our tomato crop on the end. The very top row has several bushes, two butterfly bush's, a Spanish broom, smoke bush, and a bush that is not a snowball bush but looks like one.
Chicks-N-Hens taking over one section, they grow and populate faster than any plant I've ever grown.
Garlic growing near our basement level, I am so thankful to my Spark friend Emily for the link she shared with several of us recently on how to dry the garlic, which will be done when they start to die back.
So that is peek into what Hubby and I have been up to during our"Spare time" !
We will need to plant our grass yard which will be below the terraces, which we will probably do in the fall or next spring. So far we have purchased 6 pallets of block (144 block on each pallet and each block weighs 22 pounds) which equals 19,000 pounds or 8.46Tons of block, no wonder I am so tired! I've still not figured out how to get that exercise into my Spark fitness points.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
One of the teams I am on "3rd Annual Rootin For Ruby Labor Day Pound-a-thon" is having a challenge today to Stop procrastination and do something you've been putting off. I remembered a poem I read once and found it, so thought I would share. I am not sure who the Author was, but it is approprate for this challenge.
Tuit's are hard to come by...
Especially round ones.
After years of searching I have finally managed to obtain a round Tuit.
No longer will I have to wait to do all those tasks I have put off.
So guard this one and
Never lose it.
Don't let anyone take it away from you.
Now that you have one,
There should be fantastic results.
I have heard people say,
"I'll be faithful to the Lord just as soon as I can get around to it."
Thankfully, it is finally here!
And now that you have your very own round Tuit,
many things that have been needed to be done
for the Lord should finally get done.
Have you ever said,
"I'll go visit a Friend
as soon as I get a round Tuit."
"I'll read my Bible
when I get a round Tuit"?
Perhaps you have used one of these,
"I'll go to church or join an organization
if I get a round Tuit.."
"I'll help my parents or neighbors,
I'll help the needy,
I'll say a prayer for someone,
I'll do a good deed,
I'll tell a friend about God,
I'll tell someone I love you,
I'll visit a sick friend,
if I get a round Tuit."
These are all in the past.
Great new things will be in
store for you in the future.
FOR NOW YOU HAVE A ROUND Tuit.
There is a special place in life,
That needs my humble skill,
A certain job I'm meant to do,
Which no one else can fulfill.
The time will be demanding,
And the pay is not too good
And yet I wouldn't change it
for a moment -- even if I could
There is a special place in life,
A goal I must attain,
A dream that I must follow,
Because I won't be back again.
There is a mark that I must leave,
However small it seems to be,
A legacy of love for those
Who follow after me
There is a special place in life,
That only I may share,
A little path that bears my name,
Awaiting me somewhere.
There is a hand that I must hold,
A word that I must say,
A smile that I must give
For there are tears to blow away.
There is a special place in life
that I was meant to fill.
A sunny spot where flowers grow,
upon a windy hill.
There's always a tomorrow and the
best is yet to be,
And somewhere in this world,
I know there is a place for me.
I would rather have a rose from a garden of a friend
than to have the choicest flowers when my stay on earth must end.
I would rather have one single word of kindness said to me
than flattery around my grave when life has ceased to be.
So bring to me one flower, be it pink or white or red.
For I would rather have one bloom today
than a truck load when I am dead!
~ Author Unknown
Monday, April 11, 2011
Hubby and I left last week to drive 12 hours to get My Mom settled in Rehab and button up her house, get some paperwork taken care of, we then drove home about half way and stayed the night with our oldest son. Yesterday morning, we got up and got all of our stuff loaded in the car, and went to breakfast with our son and his girlfriend, after breakfast we were heading to the Assisted Living home where my in laws (hubby’s parents) live for a short visit, then making the rest of the journey home and back to work.
While at breakfast we got a call from Hubby’s brother that their Dad was not doing well and not expected to make it through the night. So we headed over there, as we had planned, and FIL did not look good at all, the whole family was there with the exception of one sister who lives in China. He had signed a do not resituate so they were only able to make him as comfortable as possible, and he would stay there and not be taken to the hospital. He looked so small and feeble laying there in that bed, he was really white and both his eyes looked black, he at first seemed semi conscience. The nurse had given him oxygen and morphine, later giving him Tylenol for his spiked fever. We stayed for about 4 hours then headed on home we both had to be back at work today.
Hubby just called me and his Dad passed. Hubby is not taking it well, his Dad was his idol, his hero, the one he turned to for advice and help with projects. Dad would have been 89 in August, he lived a good full life, FIL and MIL were married 67 years and had 6 children. MIL has dementia and is hanging onto life by a thread.
We will now be heading back to Albuquerque for the Memorial service later this week. Please pray for hubby and MIL. She said that when FIL passed she wanted to go to a new nursing home, she really did not want to be where they had lived together for the last year, so we will see, she may change her mind.
I really hope that LIFE settles down soon so I can get down to business, get back on track and lose some more weight!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
My Mom will be 80 in November, she recently fell and was not found for several hours, she does live alone. She is currently in the hospital, apparently she had the flu and was not eating properly, she was not taking her med's correctly and had a bad fall, plus has a bladder infection. I live about 12 hours from her and am the only adult child, so I am so STRESSED!. Most of the stress has been building for months!
My Dad passed away Oct-09 and then Mom placed my handicapped, retarded 54 yr old sister in a facility in June-10 (because she could not longer take care of her)! But, the biggest problem is that she also can no longer take care of herself, she cannot walk without assistance (ie. another person, or walker), has diabetes and heart problems. My cousin found Mom she had been on the floor for about 10 hours from all we can put together, she called 911. I have been trying to talk Mom into going into a facility for months now, but, she would not go. She goes to visit my sister every week at the facility plays Bingo with her and stays for lunch, she often brags on the great food they have there, plus Sis loves it there.
I just got a call from Mom at the hospital and she said that they are going to put her in a skilled nursing facility for about 3 months until she can walk on her own, the facility turns out to be the same one my Sis is in, just another wing. Well... I really do not think that she will ever go back home, she just is not able to care for herself, do basic houseowork or get around.
I know it sounds weird for me to say that this all turned out to be a blessing, but, I was eventually going to have to be the "bad person" and have her admitted, so I am so thankful God had this all worked out in his plan.
Please remember my Mom in your prayers I am really hoping that she will decide this facility is the best place for her.
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