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Monday, May 05, 2014


I just had to share this from MISSM66. It was so long ago but the rewards were many. They all grow and go on to experience our moments as well. I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day full of love and happiness.

Before I was a Mom


Before I was a Mom -
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
Before I was a Mom -
I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never been puked on - Pooped on - Spit on - Chewed on, or Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and My thoughts. I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom -
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests...or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom -
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life
so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom -
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known The warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache, The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a
Mom.

  
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WEARINGTHIN 5/17/2014 12:50AM

    Thanks for honoring my fitness minutes. Glenn

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WEARINGTHIN 5/17/2014 12:48AM

    A lot of these very same feelings apply to dads too. Glenn

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LJCANNON 5/6/2014 6:14AM

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    emoticon Happy Mothers Day, Rory! emoticon

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Friday, April 25, 2014



All is well that ends well as my dm would remind me daily. I brought my car a month ago for a oil change special. I went through a change within me because I was helpless to fix something that went bad at the service dept. My upper door was smashed by an error a mechanic did and the rep failed to inform me. I sat a whole wknd not knowing where my car was at this point.......

The following Monday I got a call my rep was transferred... oh and there is a scratch, then it was the changed to right door. When I showed up the truth became known it was the left front door torn apart at the top... they would pick up the cost.Needless to say the rental was sky high only to be sitting in the drive which should have been 5 days. I was given a loaner but my extended warranty covered the work they told me I had done and approved thank goodness. I got this it came to over 4,0000....eek!
Upon picking up my car I had a ZERU balance. The extra work aside from my warranty work no charge. Wow! God does listen to our hearts and changes others as well. Goodness came out in the dealership and heard my calm description of the nightmare that followed. On the other hand dh blew up he said how would you like it if this went down bad on your car...What would you do and how would you react? Enough said but take my advice never believe what you hear...always get it in writing. Love you and have a beautiful weekend. I hear we are going to have a thunderstorm overnight..Praise the lord we need the rain. emoticon emoticon

  
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LJCANNON 4/25/2014 11:49PM

    emoticon So happy that the Dealer seems to have dealt fairly with you after all was said and done. Too bad that it was even done in the first place.

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LJCANNON 4/25/2014 11:49PM

    emoticon So happy that the Dealer seems to have dealt fairly with you after all was said and done. Too bad that it was even done in the first place.

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KATHYJO56 4/25/2014 3:31PM

    I'm happy that it turned out well, but what a hassle. emoticon

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COOP9002 4/25/2014 2:58PM

    Glad things worked out with your car. Enjoy the weekend.

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Blessings!

Sunday, April 20, 2014



Happy Easter as we walk the path together......
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KATHYJO56 4/20/2014 3:15PM

    Happy Easter, Rory! emoticon

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    emoticon Happy Easter! emoticon

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SORTIZA99 4/20/2014 6:16AM

    Happy Easter too.

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change

Wednesday, April 02, 2014



Something to share with you....a keeper a very wise reality in our daily life.

Is something bothering you today that you find yourself thinking about, and can’t seem to get it out of your head? Do you realize that “in truth” a problem exists only in your mind?

Remember the mind cannot tell the difference between a thought and reality. A problem is a thought - something we perceive as “bad” and do not want; it interferes with living our life as we would wish. We are going to begin to create our new reality.

The first step to get rid of the problem is to let it go; to let go of the thought i.e., the problem. It is a basic law of physics that two things cannot occupy the same space at the same time. So if you can let go of the negative/problematic thought, it frees up space for your mind to begin to see possibilities and opportunities that it didn’t have room for before. Now we should have gotten rid of a lot of “mind clutter”, and we can begin rebuilding our foundation from the inside out.

We are going to now begin to construct a more positive self. We are going to acknowledge the inner truth of what we wish to believe about ourselves – things we know to be true. We’ll have to cultivate them because we now know that some of them will be buried very deeply by those negative thoughts through our life experiences.
As soon as we begin to focus our thinking in this new direction, you’ll begin seeing things from a different perspective, and problems will no longer overwhelm you. So we will stop our new negative thoughts with the techniques that have worked for us, and we will begin this phase of self-affirmation.

As you practice this, it will become easier, and you’ll find your problems will become short-lived, your life will become less stressful, you will become happier, and you will become more accepting and loving of yourself.


“Like the wind that carries one ship east and another west, the law of auto-suggestion will lift you up or pull you down according to the way that you set your sails of thought.” ~ Napoleon Hill

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results” ~ William Nelson

“The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

  
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SORTIZA99 4/20/2014 6:17AM

    We need to be positive always.

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    emoticon blog Rory, emoticon for sharing... emoticon

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CATLADY52 4/3/2014 11:00AM

    emoticon Thank you!

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MJ7DM33 4/2/2014 10:35PM

  Thanks for sharing!

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KATHYJO56 4/2/2014 10:19PM

    Rory, You don't know how badly I needed this today. I can't thank you enough for posting this. emoticon

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April Fool's party

Tuesday, April 01, 2014



Lets all sing a chorus of Happy Birthday to me...I was born into the April Fools Day alumni. As a young girl I heard it all but always took it in stride. After all I'm an Aries . I love to laugh & enjoy a great joke now & then.

April Fools Day, sometimes called All Fools Day, is the day of unknown origin. Yet, most of the western world knows this is a day set aside for good hearted pranks, hoaxes, gags, and giggles. It is a day that the gullible, well...watch out!

As most of you know It's my birthday...let's party!
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Yum!

So we can throw a hodge podge of your favorite egg ingredients into muffin tins and end up with a delicious, healthy, and BEAUTIFUL meal. ohh and it was SO easy! I picture myself making these for my next brunch for sure!


Egg Frittata Muffins
Serves 2
Calories/serving: 269

Ingredients:
4 Eggs
2 Egg Whites
1 tomato, diced
4 big basil leaves, chopped
2 oz goat cheese

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Beat your eggs + egg whites in a medium size bowl (add a little water or milk to make them fluffier)
3. Add the tomatoes and basil leaves and mix together.
4. Fill each muffin tin 2/3 of the way up.
5. Sprinkle goat cheese over the top of each muffin.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, and then broil for 2-5 minutes until the cheese is nice and golden brown

My version made 8 muffins. I wanted a big protein punch since this is lunch for today and I know we aren’t having any protein at dinner (it’s homemade pizza Friday!). If I were to do it for a normal lunch I would probably have used a little milk instead of the extra 2 egg whites.
Enjoy!

Then plenty of pizza to go around..See you there! emoticon

  
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ANAMORPHOSIS 4/2/2014 12:10PM

    Glad you enjoyed your birthday.
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    emoticon My late MIL's birthday was also on April Fool's Day & she was the brunt of many of a prank from her ornery children!! emoticon

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KATHYJO56 4/1/2014 2:35PM

    emoticon Rory! You can bet that I'm there to enjoy the yummy goodies, but most of all the company of a fellow Aries! Have a wonderful day, my friend. emoticon

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KITT52 4/1/2014 2:18PM

    emoticon ..have a fun day

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YOYONOMORE1 4/1/2014 1:30PM

    emoticon to you. Your muffins and pizza look delish. Enjoy celebrating you today.

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LIGHTNING572 4/1/2014 11:10AM

    Happy birthday to you, wishing you a fantastic day!

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GABIBEAR 4/1/2014 10:22AM

    emoticon Thanks for the April Fool's Birthday Celebration!!!

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SUZZQ4LIFE 4/1/2014 9:38AM

    Happy Birthday to you! Have a wonderful celebration of YOU!

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MARYJOANNA 4/1/2014 8:20AM

  Happy Birthday to you and it is my birthday also.

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DMEYER4 4/1/2014 6:48AM

  emoticon just sending a little something to celebrate with emoticon emoticon emoticon have a great Birthday

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