Thursday, April 15, 2010
I'd received this in email, OMG YEARS ago, but a blog that TY wrote, and one that ...ABETTERME wrote, prompted the recollection - and the desire - to post it today.
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An army of frogs were leaping through the forest one day when two of the frogs suddenly fell into a deep, deep pit. All of the other frogs gathered around the hole to look down on their two fallen comrades.
To jump out looked absolutely impossible. They all began to sadly shake their heads and to croak out dismal and dire warnings.
"It's too deep!" croaked one frog. Another croaked that there was no way that they would ever be able to get out of the pit alive.
The two fallen frogs began to continuously jump as they tried to get out of the pit, but the frogs that were watching kept croaking louder and louder at them that they might as well stop, because they were as good as dead and just wasting their time.
One of the two frogs finally gave up and heeded the pessimistic advice of the frogs at the top. He quit jumping and literally "croaked" and died.
The other frog just kept right on jumping and leaping harder than ever in spite of all the loud croaks of disapproval from the frogs that were watching around the top of the hole. They kept croaking shouts at him to quit jumping and save himself from all the pain and suffering he was incurring as he leaped and fell back down to the bottom of the pit over and over again.
Finally, he leaped even harder than ever and to the surprise of all the other frogs he jumped right out of the deep pit. The other frogs asked him,
"Why did you keep leaping even though we yelled and croaked at you to stop?"
It was then that the frog explained to them that he was deaf and he had thought they were cheering for him and yelling words of encouragement to him the entire time!
Bottom line: Don't let the words of the small people in your life get you down. Believe in yourself! YOU CAN DO IT, no matter how big or small the project. I have faith in each of you!!! AND --- YOU should have faith in yourself!
YOU ARE WORTH!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Well, it wasn't the fourth of July
But it WAS a BEAUTIFUL day. Sun shining, which normally I don't care for b/c of the migraines, and lots of fresh air.
Actually, today was a FULL day for me. It's been a LONG time since I've done the things we did. First of all DH and I went to a MALL (I do NOT "do" malls ...) up in Lexington and walked all over the 120+ stores. SO MANY PEOPLE! I was a total nervous wreck. BUT it was all good. I didn't have a panic attack (which I normally DO with that many people) so that's a bonus! We had Gyros (found out they're pronounced like EUROS - you know, the European money exchange?)
We came back to the hotel and picked up Benji so we could meet up with Jewelry_Lady and her family at the park (yep, Saturday, In The Park!) where we had some really great steaks that her hubby grilled up, baked sweet potatoes and fresh grapes and strawberries. We were there chatting it up for about 3 hours - ME! IN THE PARK! FOR THREE HOURS!?!?! Yep! That's something I really just never do. But it was GOOD! Fact is, I felt as if we'd all known each other for a LONG time, not just having met everyone!
Benji tried out the dog park for his 3rd and 4th times now. He does pretty good for an old dude - LOL Those adolescent dogs kind of startle him. LOL
So at the end of the day I looked in the mirror and my eyes are alert, my skin tanning and I feel HAPPY.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Although I had a blast meeting both REVRACE24 and JEWELRY_LADY, I'm glad our trip has come to an end. The windy roads had me gasping for breath, my knuckles white on the steering wheel.
The view that greeted me on the west side of Lexington was breathtaking. Tears came to my eyes as I thought, "THIS is where I could spend the rest of my life!" Of course, we're not stationed in Lexington. Rather, we're in Richmond, about 22 miles from the center of Lexington. But that's fine.
Last night we had Applebee's for dinner where I lost (another) filling on an onion ring (!!!) WELL. Needless to say, that killed my appetite.
Today was spent with 4 hours in a dentists office to replace the filling (I'll need a crown as well) then DH and I looked at 4 of the houses that I'd printed on my handy dandy spreadsheet. We've got 2 definite "NO's" and 2 we have to look inside to determine whether we'll consider them or not.
We're going to go by 10 houses tomorrow to get an idea whether we want to see inside or not. We've got an appointment on Monday with the Realtor to see the houses that we don't cross off our list.
Benji thought he was a hot-shot or something earlier this evening. I had him outside (yeah, no leash ...) in a courtyard and a guy came around the corner with his German Shepherd and his dog started hollering and growling at Benji. Now, Benji is EVERYONE's friend, but when that dog came at him, BENJI took off bouncing on all 4 feet, hollering back! I was like, "You're too OLD and SMALL to take him on!" The man was peeved with me and said, "Get your dog on a leash!" ... AS IF!!! WE were there first, just relaxing in the sun. HIS dog verbally attacked MINE! AS IF Benji could do ANY damage to his massive dog.
So, that was my "excitement" for today. LOL (Darned "Napoleon Complex"!)
Friday, March 19, 2010
I had the opportunity to meet up with Jewelry_Lady today on our trip. HOW AWESOME IS THIS!?!?
I want everyone to know that when I became the team leader for the SP Class of January 6-12, 2008, she was one of the first ones to join the team and has been a big help since! She participates in most challenges and is always there for other team mates.
We enjoyed a (rather quick) lunch at Subway for our visit today. As she is only 1-1/2 hours from where we now are (YES, WE MADE IT TO RICHMOND, KY TODAY!!!) we will undoubtedly see more of eachother IRL!!!!!
Of course, Jim is a nut-ball when taking pictures (what IS it with people having to have other people POSE?!?! Just SHOOT the darned thing!) so I inevitably have my mouth hanging open or my eyes closed or some silly expression! (At least we didn't have to wait for him to count to 20 ... or 100 ....!!!)
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