Monday, May 14, 2012
After work today DD and I went for a hike on the Tobico trails.. she took more pics, hoping to see the cygnets, but only saw the cob. The mom swan is still on the nest,,We are thinking they are hatched, but not yet ready for water. We did see some fish, a turtle sunning itself on a lily pad, some birds,,
My legs are bothering me today for some reason, so I had to actually stop and rest a couple times. Usually I am way ahead of her, never slowing down..It is very hot out there,, we did see a huge sailboat about ten miles out,,
We surely got in our 10,000 steps.
I had lots of business calls to make, changing insurance agents from one part of the state to the other.. I told them I was dropping all of my coverage unless they gave me the agent I want. He is about one mile from my home,, the one they chose for me is about 150 miles from here,,
Anybody nowadays can get their needs met if they are persistent. There is WAY too much competition to refuse a customer an easy compliance.
I work too hard for my money to let somebody else dictate how or where I will spend it.
I got what I wanted, everybody was very nice and I will continue to recommend them as long as we both get our needs met.
Simple formula; some people are just too lazy to take the time to go for it. I may be a lot of things, but lazy or stupid is not one of them,, I did not graduate cum laude, by standing in a corner scratching my hynee...
We need to demand better goods, services, treatment in general to keep American goods the ones people are willing to pay for. Pride...
Sunday, May 13, 2012
My Grandma always asked me that when I was a little girl. I always answered her that I would be at home with my family. I was a little kid for cripes sake!! I think she would forget that, and realize I did not know where babies came from,, she did not drive, and had no money.
She said it to say it, probably aping what she asked her kids .
MY mother started in on us when we were small and was still blurting this out a year ago. My answer to her was : I would be happy, fulfilled, mentally and physically stable, not wish I was raised by somebody else's mom, and would have never known the pain of your mental and physical wrath on a daily basis. Now THAT is a conversation killer, if ever there was one.
She stopped asking..
I learned after my teens to seek out people to be like a normal mom to me and there were hundreds of normal people out there!! Amazing! Not only were they more than happy to be in that role, but teh world is crawling with these wonders!!
I was flabbergasted and am still in awe of people that complain because their mom asked them to pick up her mail or give her a ride somewhere!! They have no idea that people like me would cut off all four of our limbs to be raised like they were!!! I am not kidding.
I say Happy Mother's Day to everyone out there who truly WAS or IS a mother to their children. You are blessed WITH them and are a blessing TO them. Never forget that.
To those women who are abusing this gift, I pray for your soul and pray for those gifts that you squander.
Enjoy this day that is another gift to all of us!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
DD and I did our separate running of errands yesterday, she mowed parents lawn and our lawn.. Hours of mowing,,
I did lots of banking after work, got my head hairs cut(more than one hair, as someone suggested! (LOL!)
Today is more errands mom visit, some work with our resistance bands and ball.. That stability ball really helps us relieve back pain and allows me to do some workouts with my health challenges that I normally could not do..
More rain and cold again today, so my car wash from yesterday will not show,,
A rainy day is one of those times you need to find things to do indoors.. only because it is so cold.. if we ever get summer weather, we walk in the rain,, it is nice!!
I am getting more excited for our vacation:only 96 more days, I got my credit card receipt from the first resort yesterday.. along with lots of brochures from the area.. I already know all of these places, but it was nice of Kathy to send them along..
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I got a wonderful gift from my dear friend Karen. SH sent me a card for Mother's day, butnot just any old card. This is a card from the Oblates and they are saying a Novena for me! I send them vibes, hoping it is for my health. For those that do not know what a Novena is, ,example, : My mom was born blind. My Grandma prayed for one month, every day, a novena for my mom to get her eyesight. SH had taken her to teh doctor(1926-27) and they said there was nothing they could do, to put her in an institution. Grandma refused, said the prayers from St. Theresa of Avila. At the end of the month of her prayers, her doctor called, telling her that his buddy that eh went to Med school with, was experimenting on a new surgical technique, could Gram take mom down to Ann Arbor to University of Michigan Hospital?
The next morning Grandma did, they did, mom was cured!! It took them a whole day to get there from here, less than 100 miles away, on a bus on two lane roads.
For almost two years nobody could do anything, no known help for this, but the very night(an hour after Grandma finished praying) this eye specialist, out of the clear blue sky, called my Grandma's doctor to say that his doc friend, who had not talked to him for over ten years, could do this!!!
I am blessed!
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
More rain this morning, no walk, but lots of cardio at work,, moving things around,, cleaning at home,,
now it is windy, warm(56 degrees) and partly cloudy, but no rain so far this afternoon.. Just hanging around, cleaning, paying bills, but I did call the resort on Lake Superior to credit card my deposit for AUgust!! Happy, happy, joy, joy!! kathy and I talked about what is in this much larger cabin, then I told her that Steve told me there was no price increase for me,, so I get the old prices, while everybody else who reserved later(I was anxious, I reserved an August cabin in January!) pays much more..
SH elaso informed me that when I was huckleberry picking alone in teh forest and heard what I thought could be a bear, might have been a moose,, not much better news,, at least with a bear, I can climb a tree to get away,, cannot outrun a moose!!
SH did tell me taht Steve was walking on the trail back there and a bear crossed the road about 30 feet in front of him, so he did the usual scare tactic,, anybody that lives or goes north(here and north of here) knows what it is.
DD and I will be picking this summer, so we will be back-to-back picking so we can view the forest from both directions.
I am ready to start packing RIGHT NOW!!
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