My new rescue pup, Benjie!
We got a call on Thursday from the neighboring town's Humane Shelter that they had a Maltese/Shih Tsu mix pup about 9 months old. Her owner was an elderly lady who could no longer keep up with the care of a puppy. My DH went over from work and s... Read more
My Susie passed over the Rainbow Bridge Today.
My little fearless Jack Russell Terrier, Susie, gave up her fight today. I could see it in her eyes this morning telling me she had given it all she had & she was ready to go. You see she had cancer, a melanoma that had started in her gum/teeth ... Read more
My Year in Review
The last day of the year is always a time for review and speculation. What did I do right; what did I do wrong or could have done better? Am I doing enough, and on and on it goes.
Last year 2013, was one for the books in my world. My fathe... Read more
Spark Solution Week 1
I decided to try the Spark Solution because I was at a point where everything I was trying didn't seem to be working. I was exercising, drinking my water, I THOUGHT I was eating healthy, except for maybe on weekends, but I wasn't going anywhere.... Read more
Scam Warning!!! Alert to Grandparents!!!
Today was a lot more exciting than I'd like a day to be! I was going about my daily routine, checking in on my dad, who's 84 yrs. old. He was sitting at the table talking on the phone very excitedly. A person called claiming to be a lawyer rep... Read more
Here's one of my favorite Irish Blessings:
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God ho... Read more
Happy Mother's Day to all ladies!
I am not a biological mother. Over the years, I have had some very sad Mother Days, thinking that I would never be a mother. But we were blessed to be able to adopt a baby boy, 23 years ago. Now he has grown up and left the nest just a few day... Read more
My nest became empty today..
This morning was a bittersweet time. My dh & I stood and watched as our only child, a son, finished loading up his "stuff" in a car & headed out across the country. All three of us, even our son, who seldom shows emotions, was crying as his Dad... Read more
On the road to recovery..
Monday I had surgery to remove my gallbladder as many of you know. Thank God for new technology which makes this surgery a lot less invasive than when, for example, my mother had it. It was awful back then. I can not say enough thanks for all ... Read more
Off the plateau, finally!!
I did a cleanse from Isagenix that I have done before!! It's not my favorite thing to do, but I did it because I could not get off this plateau, that I'd been on. To be honest, I'd gained 3 lbs after Christmas, not during. No excuses!! For m... Read more
A humorous story on "Lying"
Just had to share this:
A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17."
The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermo... Read more
Guilt and second guessing myself...
My adult son, age 22, still living at home, has made some really bad choices in his life. He has ADD and when he was younger ADHD. If you are familiar with either of those, you know that a person who has these conditions often make impulsive ... Read more
There is a Japanese proverb which says: Fall seven times, stand up eight. That's is the way I feel this week, I have "fallen" at LEAST 7 times & probably more. I have felt like giving up more than once, not just with my diet, but with other t... Read more
Just a few thoughts...
Although I'm not one for making resolutions since I never keep them, I AM going to try to start writing blogs more often. This is more for my benefit than anyone else because my blogs are not standouts in motivation, or are they unique in any w... Read more
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A mustard seed....
Last week both my microwave and my extra refrigerator decided to die. Now while that is not earth shaking news, it is quite inconvenient especially during Christmas week. We muddled through because the popcorn cycle on the micro stilled worked... Read more