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The Curtain Rods

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

She spent the first day packing her belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.

On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things.

On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining room table by candle light, put on some soft background music and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar and a bottle of Chardonnay.

When she had finished, she went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimp shells dipped in caviar, into the hollow of the curtain rods. She then cleaned up the kitchen and left.

When the husband returned with his new girlfriend, all was bliss for the first few days. Then slowly, the house began to smell. They tried everything cleaning, mopping and airing the place out.

Vents were checked for dead rodents and carpets were steam cleaned.

Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which they had to move out for a few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting.

Nothing worked. People stopped coming over to visit. Repairmen refused to work in the house. The maid quit.

Finally, they could not take the stench any longer and decided to move.

A month later, even though they had cut their price in half, they could not find a buyer for their stinky house. Word got out and eventually even the local Realtors refused to return their calls.

Finally, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.

The ex-wife called the man and asked how things were going. He told her the saga of the rotting house. She listened politely and said that she missed her old home terribly, and would be willing to reduce her divorce settlement in exchange for getting the house back.

Knowing his ex-wife had no idea how bad the smell was, he agreed on a price that was about 1/10th of what the house had been worth, but only if she were to sign the papers that very day.

She agreed and within the hour his lawyers delivered the paperwork.

A week later the man and his girlfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home......Including the curtain rods.

emoticonThis was first shared with me by the matriarch of the church we serve, who left this world last Christmas eve to spend eternity with Jesus.

A Snowy Sunset

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

copied from our local weekly newspaper

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Snow, snow on the ground
Sun is sinking down, down, down.
Trees, trees covered in white
People gasp at the sight.

Snow, snow on the ground
Animals scurry all around.
Snow, snow in your hair
Stiffness and cold in the air.

Snow, snow on the ground
People sledding down, down, down.
Hot cocoa and coffee inside
Why not go for another sled ride?

Snow, snow on the ground
The sun has set past the ground.
Lights light up the city bright
People everywhere say what a sight.
~~~~~~~~~Author Unknown
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Winter Blahs

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

emoticon emoticonMaybe it's the gray skies...or the fact that the kids have been out of school due to snow more than they've be IN class since Christmas...or a warped kind of backlash after all the successes I've had...Whatever it is, I don't like this lethargic mist that seems to have settled over me. I WANT to keep up the progress, but I have to push harder than ever to accomplish the steps that will enable me to do so. emoticon
NANCY PATRICIA, you STOP IT RIGHT NOW! You certainly don't want to throw away all the marvelous progress you have made! Plateaus will come often enough without you creating one by inactivity and improper meals. emoticonMaybe it's time to mix up your workout! Whatever it CAN do it!

Ooops! I was afraid of that!

Monday, February 15, 2010

emoticonWhen I weighed on the Wii on Friday, I was wearing heavier than usual clothes and told it to compensate. On Saturday, I did the "Simple Test" and it didn't occur to me until later in the day that when it said I was only Overweight instead of Obese, it was still compensating for the heavier clothes, which I wasn't wearing on Saturday. emoticonLesson learned: make sure I weigh in wearing the same thing every day!
On the brighter side, emoticonI'm close enough to the line that a difference in clothing can make a difference, so it won't be long before I will truly be only "overweight"...and then down to my healthy range...and THEN down to emoticon
Consistency! Consistency! Consistency!

Starting Out to Be a WooHoo Kind of Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

emoticonThis morning, my Wii Fit friendly voice was much friendlier! She said "That's Overweight" not "That's Obese!" emoticonWhat a way to start the day! Great motivator to stay on track and let this be a super-productive day!

Blessings to all my fellow Sparkers! Have a super-fantastic day!

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