Friday, October 23, 2009
Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high.
There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue.
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.
Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops, Away above the chimney tops.
That's where you'll find me.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow,
Why then - oh, why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow,
Why, oh, why can't I?
I've been feeling a little droopy lately. The weather has been gloomy all week and I have been ill for about four weeks. It's hard not letting it get you down in the dumps. So I guess that's why the song from the Wizard of Oz is stuck in my head.
My mom was named after Judy Garland, and we spent our childhood watching the Wizard of Oz on TV. We never missed it. I remember spending the first 15 minutes confused about why it was in black and white. We were sure something was wrong with the TV; only to be pleasantly surprised when Dorothy's house landed in OZ.
Once in OZ, things got so colorful and magical that you were just in awe. It didn't matter that there was a wicked witch messing things up. (Although back in the day she was awful scary!)
And no.......contrary to belief this isn't a self portrait!!!! Just Kidding....
What matters is that no matter the consequence Dorothy faced.....she never lost faith.....and she always projected confidence, warmth, and love of the people around her.
I admire the faith she had and I aspire to it. I know I will get well soon, and the sun will shine again.......right???? I will keep looking at my ruby slippers and click my heels until something happens. Yeah....I just wish I had a pair!!! LOL!
Until it does, I will keep dreaming and wishing for that place over the rainbow where everything is what dreams are made of. And I will keep humming that tune until everything turns technicolor!
Have a great day!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The following was published in Woman's World Magazine and it was so good I just had to share:
You're not stuck.
You 're on the brink of success!
Sometimes it may feel like your dreams are stalled.
But that just means it's time to rev your engine!
You're on the right path:
It's been mapped by the best GPS system around........your heart!
You have the best fuel there is:
So don't give up now!
Your life's not on hold.
It's about to unfold!
Have a great week, Sparkers!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
For the past two weeks, I have been battling the flu, a sore throat, and an infected sty in my eye!
What a crazy week! Monday I was so busy at work because I knew I would be out of the office until late morning on Wednesday. I had a conference all day Tuesday, which was very good. Thank goodness my eye has started to heal as I haven't been able to wear makeup. I had to sit with our Lieutenant Governor at lunch and I didn't want to look sickly....if you know what I mean.
I went to see "Celtic Women" on Tuesday night.....absolutely fabulous.....except for the fact that it got really late and I had a 7 a.m. meeting the next day. So by the time I got home last night, I was wiped out.
I went to bed at 8 p.m. My dh told me I was going to be sorry and not to wake him up at 3 a.m. when I couldn't sleep. Well, I slept until 5 a.m. Not too bad! I needed the rest!
So today has been a pretty great day.....best of all the two pounds I lost last week....are still lost! That tickles me the most. Progress at it's finest! I haven't had a chance for exercise this week, but I have been doing a lot of walking, so I will need to try and improve on that this weekend.
The weather has been very bleak this week also. A lot of rain and snow. More snow north of here.....thank goodness. It is too soon for that! All in all...things are looking up. I hope you are having a decent day.
That's enough rambling for me!!!
Monday, October 12, 2009
It's been five days since my last blog. And if you haven't read it......spare me. Can you say "Mini-meltdown"? Okay, maybe not a mini meltdown exactly. More like just discouraged by having to post something I wasn't positive I had accomplished.
Well, I learned something from that. You think being discouraged can bring tears to your eyes? The responses to my blog and the show of encouragement made me cry again and again. You guys are amazing! Do you realize that? I can't believe what a great community being a sparker is.
It's hard to stay optimistic sometimes. I don't do so bad in that department, but sometimes I just have to let it fly. And then some very special people come along with encouragement, ideas, a swift kick in the behind, and more support than a person should be entitled to.
I am truly blessed. This is for you........
God must have known there would be times
We'd need a word of cheer
Someone to praise a triumph
Or brush away a tear.
He must have known we'd need to share
The joy of "little things"
In order to appreciate
The happiness life brings.
I think he knew our troubled hearts
Would sometimes throb with pain
At trials and misfortunes
Or some goals we can't attain.
He knew we'd need the comfort
Of an understanding heart
To give us strength and courage
To make a fresh, new start.
He knew we'd need companionship
And so God answered the heart's great need
With a CHERISHED FRIEND....like you.
Bless you all! Keri
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