USMAWIFE's SparkPeople Blog USMAWIFE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Friday thoughts Remember how you felt when everything was all good for you and you were happy living your life. That feeling is still possible. You can get there again. Everything will work out. <BR> <BR> <BR> I keep telling myself one day it will again Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:14:07 EST another day today was the last straw with chili's <BR> <BR> had lots of free coupons and gift cards and figured i would use them <BR> <BR> carefully placed the order online <BR> <BR> ordered a salad with a bowl of chili <BR> <BR> a drink to go <BR> <BR> chocolate cookie with a scoop of ice cream <BR> <BR> triple order of steak fajitas <BR> <BR> chips and salsa <BR> <BR> got to the location <BR> first they could not get the coupons to deduct <BR> <BR> then the gift cards did not work <BR> <... Fri, 23 Mar 2018 04:38:40 EST Middle of the week thoughts Be proud of your progress and keep taking steps forward no matter how small. You’ll eventually reach your full potential and you’ll look back on the days you thought you’d never make it, and you’ll smile, and be proud that you never gave up on yourself. <BR> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:18:35 EST its been a long day the last 24 hours have been crazy <BR> <BR> last night we had severe thunderstorms and lightening. One jolt of lighening was so loud it caused my husband to run up from downstairs thinking a piece of furniture fell. this as a bit after 11 <BR> <BR> we stayed up with the dog who was shaking until a bit after 1 am. but with mother nature she has her own agenda and another round of storms arrived just as we climbed into bed. luckily it was short lived and we were able to have him calmed... Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:38:13 EST Monday thoughts Value your time. Eliminate distractions and things that don’t serve a purpose for your higher goals. Each conversation and every interaction should be an investment that adds to your life in some kind of way. When you prioritize your energy on what matters, everything changes. <BR> <BR> Be gentle with yourself. You’re trying. If it’s taking you longer than you thought to achieve something or get somewhere, that’s okay. Try not to compare yourself to others and what they’re doing. Things will... Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:23:30 EST Be honest what is the one thing you have you take for granted Let's be honest there is at least one thing <BR> <BR> share <BR> <BR> For me it is that I can remember a lot of dates and events <BR> <BR> good with numbers and computers and glad these things are still with me now in my later years <em>334</em> <BR> Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:55:19 EST Saturday thoughts Being positive doesn’t mean you don’t face moments of negativity and doubt. Being positive is consistently and continuously rising above challenges, believing in yourself even when it’s hard to, and releasing/letting go of any pain. It’s about moving forward and getting better. Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:40:57 EST Friday Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:30:52 EST Today's thought Thursday Being positive doesn’t mean you don’t face moments of negativity and doubt. Being positive is consistently and continuously rising above challenges, believing in yourself even when it’s hard to, and releasing/letting go of any pain. It’s about moving forward and getting better Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:06:40 EST Today's thought Tell yourself the following everyday: <BR> <BR> •I create my own reality. <BR> •I am grateful for all that I have. <BR> •I am happy and excited about life. <BR> •I am healthy and full of energy. <BR> •I am confident about who I am. <BR> •I have inner peace and joy. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:16 EST thought for today tuesday •Don't beg anyone to stay. <BR> •Save space for people who matter. <BR> •Keep your circle small. <BR> •Accept what cannot be changed. <BR> •Leave behind what isn't good for you. <BR> •No matter what happened think positive. <BR> •Give time for yourself and love yourself. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:44:11 EST thought for today Never doubt the power of positive thinking and having faith in the unseen. Everything always has a way of working out if you simply decide to believe that you’ll make it through no matter what the circumstances, challenges or adversities are Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:46:49 EST Life is precious we never know how long we are going to have it <BR> <BR> on Friday evening a friend posted she lost her 98 yo mother as upset as she is, Mom lived a great life <BR> <BR> My husband's aunt passed away from a long illness on Wed We knew it was a matter of time She also lived a great long life <BR> <BR> A friend asked for prayers for her husband who was having an asthma attack, They did trips to the doctor and to the hospital Their doctor told them to come into his office a 7 am o... Sun, 11 Mar 2018 22:50:38 EST Saturday very long will up date tomorrow <BR> <BR> remember if you live where the clocks go ahead to push them ahead Sat, 10 Mar 2018 22:24:27 EST National Day of unplugging guess if we are all here we did not get the message in time <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.nationaldayofunplugging.c<BR>om/ </link> Fri, 9 Mar 2018 06:49:46 EST thought for today thursday Don’t ever feel the need to prove yourself to anyone to be liked or appreciated. Being accepted by others when you don’t accept yourself is just an illusion and a temporary feeling. Real happiness and joy comes from accepting yourself and being authentic with your intentions. Thu, 8 Mar 2018 22:35:15 EST hump day got out and got my much needed allergy shots. It is not even spring yet and I am miserable with all these things floating around in the air Wed, 7 Mar 2018 22:25:27 EST tuesday Well it is raining big time today and with this rain a good front will be arriving soon <BR> <BR> spending the day trying to make phone calls, get some knitting in and just breathe in breathe out <BR> <BR> and you would never believe it but the person I was talking about yesteray messaged me and asked for me to write up the same pattern in a larger size <BR> <BR> I am still laughing at tha Tue, 6 Mar 2018 14:45:17 EST I held it in to long and I blew The part for the washer finally showed up today, several days late and UPS thinks nothing of it being delayed <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was the good person I rewrote a knitting pattern for this gal in the UK I wrote it out and when I did I had to write it out so that instead of repeat lines 3 and 4 16 times, I actually had to write it out so it said repeat one the directions/ repeat two etc to repeat 16 <BR> <BR> then I had to write out other directions <BR> <BR> Send it to her ... Mon, 5 Mar 2018 21:34:52 EST Sunday not sure where the day went but it is now bedtime <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Mar 2018 21:41:34 EST Longg Day Friday Night my husband got home late last night after dinner, he fell asleep in his recliner while I continued to work on my knitting and a few other things <BR> <BR> Finally went up to bed around 1 am and just could not fall asleep Next thing I knew it was 640 am and we had to be up Hubby needed to have a blood draw at exactly 8 am according to his endrocrinologist <BR> <BR> I went with him to the local hospital to get it done as there are no other places open on weekends to do i... Sat, 3 Mar 2018 22:59:38 EST I am still laughing I was told the parts for the washer would be here today. <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> The package is in the wrong Greenville. It is in North Carolina.. not South Carolina. <BR> <BR> Even worse the technician has not called me back to set up an install time <BR> <BR> Oh well. Fri, 2 Mar 2018 18:44:20 EST just crusing that is how the last few days feel Fri, 2 Mar 2018 03:32:47 EST I think I would be better with a rock and the river For those who read my blog back in August I posted about both my washer and dryer dying the same day <BR> Recap <BR> <BR> I ordered a new set , took them 2 weeks to arrive because they got lost in shipment between Newport News VA and our city in Greenville SC the driver just showed up one mmorning and said I am here and it was truly a shock <BR> the company would not deliver into our house but was lucky to have them put them in my garage After we moved the old set out and moved ... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:13:13 EST positive thought You must learn to trust that there is a future waiting for you that is beyond what you might be able to grasp at this present moment. Tue, 27 Feb 2018 21:37:54 EST Let Go Lighten your load. <BR> <BR> Loosen your grip. <BR> Let your life flow <BR> <BR> . Let go, and free yourself to live with positivity and joy. Mon, 26 Feb 2018 23:26:02 EST Sunday When we got up checked the weather forecast. forecast was thunderstorms and rain starting about 9 am (it is now 8015 am) Knew I really did not want to be out in this weather but checking the rest of this week, the weather was to be the same. <BR> <BR> Up and off I went.. <BR> Grocery store and they did not have the coffee cups I needed <BR> michaels.. all colors of yarn except for the one I needed <BR> Joann's same issue as Michaels but I did leave with two balls of yarn on sa... Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:10:49 EST I HAD a plan for today was to sleep in. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> go to the pharmacy <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> starbucks <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> finish off my shawl <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> bake a cake <em>590</em> <BR> <BR> fix dinner <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> woke up at 5 am sweating and had to trn on the ceiling fan <BR> <BR> could not go back to sleep <BR> <BR> up s soon as the sun came up and took the dog out and go some breakfast <BR> <BR> worked on my shawl. got down to the l... Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:02:50 EST Long day after a long week Looking forward to hopefully stay in and finish up my projects <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great weekend Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:52:12 EST Thursday's thoought Never forget that you are your most valuable asset. It’s not a house, or a car, it’s you. Always be investing in your own talents and growth. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:14:12 EST Quote for Wednesday I am physically, mentally and emotionally ready to enter a new phase in my life. <BR> <BR> I'm ready to grow and get better. <BR> <BR> <BR> I want to be the best me Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:29:10 EST words of wisdom You always have to believe that things are working out for you no matter what. Being patient and trusting the process means that you believe you'll receive the seed you've sowed. Don't let worry, fear, and anxiety make you dig up what you've planted just to see if it’s growing. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:28:25 EST Inspiration for today I know you’ve been doubting your progress, regretting your choices, putting yourself down. Please Remember that you are doing just fine. Remind yourself right now that no matter what it looks like, you are doing the best you can. Always encourage, support and believe in yourself. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:50:25 EST Sunday Made up my to do list for this week today <BR> <BR> I hope to get a lot of it done on Monday so I do not have have to drive to the city. <BR> <BR> I finally finished one of two test knit shawls but cant block it as itt needs to be washed first and until the washer is fixed.. it just stays as is Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:13:12 EST glad the day is over day started with our dog jumping into bed shaking.. we could not figure out what spoofed him. Found out later we had a 2.3 eathquake <BR> <BR> got another closest clleaned out yeah <BR> <BR> then started laundry. my new 6 month old washer started leaking water from under the machine. water all over the floor ahhhhh <BR> <BR> and of course the company that has it under warranty is closed and will not reopen until Tuesday due to the Presidents holiday Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:36:17 EST the weekend is here Still tired from the lack of sleep due to my nose running but it is getting better. <BR> <BR> trying still to finish cleaning out closests and drawers. Hoping to be able to contact habitat next week for pickup Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:25:20 EST still wondering when it will end Today a few counties each side of me, we had students arrested . One was for threatening to make "the second Florida today" in that school. Police have him arrested. He was charged with"disturbing schools". <BR> <BR> Another student had caused a lockdown of several schools threatening to do damage. <BR> <BR> Have heard other states have found students who threatened another shooting <BR> <BR> Kids think this is a joke.. It is not a joke kids. <BR> <BR> Hopefully when there are po... Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:09:25 EST February 14 will not be forgotten anytime soon <BR> <BR> Not only was it valentine's day and Ash Wednesday it was sadly one of the worst days for this country with the shooting and killing of so many innocent lives. These are kids who might have grown up to discover cures for diseases.. to make our country better and are now taken from their friends and family <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:24:04 EST Fat Tuesday I wish I was able to go out and enjoy tonight like in the past, but times have changed <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:42:20 EST LONGGGGGGGGGGG Day To me it feels like Saturday Sunday and Mondy have all run into each other <BR> <BR> after the cleaning, I felt like something was coming on. Most likely a cold from sitting in the recliner in the bedroom <BR> <BR> Satuday night. got about 3 hours asleep <BR> <BR> Sunday night no sleep really to speak of. I finally got some sleep from about 5 am to 830 am this morning <BR> <BR> Most of my issue is a running noise but the lack of sleep does not help the crudge. Also was thinking of... Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:29:09 EST started death decluttering after reading about death decluttering, I started doing i. Started yesterday with my husband's closest and our bathroom <BR> <BR> Today did some of my closest but I had the sniffles so bad I had to stop. <BR> <BR> Plan is this week to get more of my closest done and then do other areas around the house <BR> <BR> for those who do not know what death declutering is <BR> <BR> <link><BR>utter/ </link> Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:35:19 EST what ever happened to manners just the simple please and thank you <BR> <BR> Fri, 9 Feb 2018 23:03:39 EST what would you want 50 lbs of if you could have 50 lbs of anything, except money, what would you want? Thu, 8 Feb 2018 11:34:21 EST wednesday started my decluttering and reorganizing mission and did some. its like you start something and cause more things to be done Wed, 7 Feb 2018 23:46:36 EST tuesday Was able to get out this afternoon and run several errands so I do not have to really leave the house until Friday <BR> <BR> the last few days as I look around my house, I see how much stuff I have and will never use again due to changes in our lifestyle Going to start boxing things up and either donate to charity like a womans shelter or possibly have a yard sale come spring Tue, 6 Feb 2018 22:16:41 EST Prayers to the families of the three police officers shot in CO, one who passed away <BR> <BR> to the families of the amtrack crew who were killed on Sunday morning and to the 116 passengers who were injured aboard a train which derailed in SC <BR> <BR> to the families of those who loved one are victims of senseless killings recently <BR> <BR> to those who are in need Mon, 5 Feb 2018 23:27:56 EST new week I just could not get going today my body wanted to stay in a hot bath but I knew I had things to do Sun, 4 Feb 2018 21:51:18 EST Saturday On my way to the grocery store my oil light came on and i figured while I go to Walmart drop the car off for an oil change at the shop near there. <BR> <BR> Went to the grocery store.. was ready to check out and could not find my credit card. I was freaking but knew where it was. On the kitchen table. Luckily I had one check to pay for the groceries and then headed home <BR> <BR> I was just out of it to head back out to run the other errands I needed to do. <BR> <BR> Monday I will ... Sat, 3 Feb 2018 22:40:34 EST busy weekend ahead It's now the weekend and my mind is spinning with all the things to do this weekend.. I wish I could be cloned so that one part could stay home and do the laundry , organizing, yard work, while the other one could do the grocery shopping, walmart.. a few small stores <BR> <BR> it will get done I know that. Sat, 3 Feb 2018 00:07:36 EST thursday Got to talk to my longtime friend tonight on facebook which was really nice. <BR> <BR> we are both going through the same issue right now and praying for an answer to make things turn out better <BR> <BR> one day.. Thu, 1 Feb 2018 22:46:56 EST