Saturday, October 02, 2010
Hi and Happy Saturday everyone! And, what a cold one it was this morning in Central Wisconsin when I got up! WOW! I opened the door to let the dogs outside to do their business, and.....
What is the temperature?
I think it even surprised them! There was frost on the car windshields and a definite, as they say, "nip in the air!" But what a big nip! I didn't look at the thermometer, but it had to be in the 20's! And, the same is in the forecast for this evening and tomorrow. So, I think it's time to find those sweaters and warmer coats again and get ready for the new season but, yet..........
I don't think I'm ready to look at that thermometer and those low readings and, I don't even think I have to! Just stepping outside tells it all!
But the is shining while the beautiful Fall leaves are blowing in the wind we're having as well today, but change is in air and everyone loves and needs a change now and then -- I just wish it was a little warmer one today!
I hope everyone has a great Saturday and, if you live in a cooler climate, put the chili pot on , bundle and snuggle up with someone you love and love the day!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
everybody! Just as the title says, what happened to my Wednesday as it seems to have turned into what has been happening to me these past few weeks!
Everyone has their days, but, lately I feel like my has turned into more of a what's going to happen next! I'm not really sure if it's a good but I know for certain it has been a super busy and running time for me.
I'm trying to juggle work, family life, medical conditions and a community presentation that I'm working on with the City Library's Director and which is set for this coming Sunday dealing, again, with estate planning and making people aware of the ways they can benefit their families, charities, etc., for the years to come and in ways "they" want their affairs to be handled.
Problem is, I'm allowing myself to get stressed out again in preparation for Sunday's event! I've already kidded around with my friends, it feels like I'm getting married again! Everything has to be in place, where are we going to put this or that piece of equipment, is the podium ready? Let's arrange the tables this way for easy access, etc. How many people are going to attend? Is it going to be a success or not? The list just keeps going on and, the worst part is, I allow to myself to keep worrying about something that I really don't have that much control over. I can give it the best I can to benefit the Library and, mainly, the community, but I think I need one of those lovely in the butt as a reminder not to worry quite as much as I do about this sort of thing.
Or, how about helping me find my "stop worrying" button! Or, the "put in low gear" button! Don't we all wish it was that easy! A button to stop worrying and stressing out; a button to feel more motivated or energized; a button to make everything in our lives wonderful and perfect! Think about it--at first we'd all love those magic buttons, but, would we really push them? If we take out the challenges, the good stress, the bad stress, etc., from our days, wouldn't it become somewhat routine and boring after awhile? Gotta take the good with the bad, as they say, and keeping going forward step by step. And, that's what I've been trying to do..some days it works and, others... well....... maybe not.
So, if you have one of those "maybe not" sort of days, don't give up! There's always that little spark at the end of the tunnel and you gotta keep moving ahead until you reach that full and bright knowing that, be the end result good or maybe not as good as you had wished and hoped for, it makes no difference! You gave it everything you had, you helped others and you made it!
Now, I just wish I could say Sunday's upcoming event was a success--but we'll have to see! And, if you know me, I'm already thinking what my next challenge should be!
Gotta keep life interesting, active and going and maybe I'll try.................(can't give the secret away quite yet, but the thought is already in this head of mine!)
Have a great week everybody and super to all! Keep those challenges and goals coming!
And don't forget to all the way
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Hi Everyone! Well, today was a busy one in our City! It was our City-Wide Garage Sale Day! I live in a community of 10,000+ people and I’d love to know how many of those 10,000+ people were hitting the sales today and finding their treasures while going from garage to garage! The streets were just buzzing! Talk about everyone getting their cardio in -- they sure did today!
It was just unfortunate that it was a rainy and dreary sort of day weather-wise, but I don’t think it slowed those shoppers down! My hubby thought we should join in the day, so he backed the cars out, set up a few tables and let the price stickers fly!
We did fairly well, considering we didn’t have that much ready to sell, and I wish I could have dug a bit deeper myself in a few drawers and cupboards, but anything you have to ask yourself,
“Why do I have 3 of these?”
“When is the last time someone actually used this or that?”
Or, the best one, “What is this?"
You know the answer! That little goes off and tells you---Sell it, donate it, it’s time to declutter and make a little extra room for things that we actually do use and need!
And, it even makes a bit more room for the things I bought at my neighbor’s sale! But, have no fear, I kept my purchases small and for things that we do use. You know what they say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” well, I hope everyone found their treasures today and I’m glad that we could help them feel that way! It’s always great to see smiling and friendly people who are excited about what they bought, and some will tell you what they are going to do with it or the type of decoration they can make out of it, or that sort of thing.
So, I’m hoping Mother Nature cooperates a bit more tomorrow and brings that sunshine back, as we’re ready to open those doors and put up those signs!
Come one and come all – it’s garage sale time!
And, hmm….I wonder if my neighbor is still going to have her sale tomorrow. You know, she had this.... oops, better not! Gotta keep these quarters at home, or, do I? I have to walk the dogs and for some reason, I "think" they're going in the direction of that sale! They should -- we've all been there about 3 times between yesterday and today! I think we've made our own little path already!
But, we'll see what tomorrow brings! I hope it brings you sunshine
happiness and more! And, who knows, maybe even your own special little treasure as well and one that won't even cost you a quarter!
Remember -- Smiles are always free and you even get one back in return!
Have a great one everybody!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Hi and Happy Sunday everyone! I just have to share an email that I received from a friend -- who definitely knows me -- and how I've been feeling lately. And, nope, sorry, it isn't pretty!
But, when I read this email, it helped me immensely and what super reminders of what life is all about! So, I'm passing those reminders and thoughts along to you -- ready to lessen your stress??? Let's do it!
A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "How heavy is this glass of water?"
Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.
The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.
If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.
In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."
"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden."
"So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow."
"Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can. So, my friend, put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while."
Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life
Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be "Recalled" by their maker.
If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.
Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
Have a sun-filled and wonderful day everyone! And, anytime you need to lessen that stress, come back and read a few reminders -- and I hope you feel a bit better afterwards!
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