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Bring back the old fashion Sunday visiting!

Sunday, August 02, 2009      4 comments

As a kid we would often go visiting the relatives. Each home offered different foods, different conversation and different activities. Even the homes we dreaded visiting united us as we would laugh about Aunt Carol's beans. We would look forw... Read more

Bucket List: Farmer daughter, Nuns and Pierced Ears

Saturday, August 01, 2009      6 comments

My mother is a beautiful woman. She is classy, and keeps herself well. She grew up on a farm. This however has meant that she never had her ears pierced or used any make up besides perfume and lipstick. This combined with going to Catholic schoo... Read more

courage doesn't always roar sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying " I w

Wednesday, July 29, 2009      2 comments

"Courage doesn't always roar sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - mary anne radmacher Yesterday morning I was so angry with myself. The weight wasn't coming off. I thought I wa... Read more

Help!!! Thought this summer the scale would go down not UP!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009      2 comments

I thought this summer one of the things I would concentrate on would be my weight by increasing my exercise. The scale is going up and up and up! I lately have been working extra as well as stressing about money. When I am at work I DON"T eat b... Read more

You never know when one kind act or word of encouragement can change a life forever." Zig Ziglar

Tuesday, July 14, 2009      1 comments

Have a wonderful day! Spread some sunshine and some spark!... Read more

A great day!Yesterday is ashes. Tomorrow is green wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.

Monday, July 13, 2009      2 comments

Today was a fun day! Started off a little rough with another email from my parents building. I decided that I would leave it in God's hands as I had done all that I could do. The emails continued throughout the day but I was so busy at work I d... Read more

Staying the Course

Sunday, July 12, 2009      2 comments

This is a poem by BJ Gallagher that I thought was so pertinent to me as I try to squeeze everything into the day.Tomorrow I start teaching summer school as well as have my job at the universtiy. I always get nervous before the start of anything,... Read more

Enjoying one moment at a time.

Saturday, July 11, 2009      3 comments

I had been stressing about my parents situation that I wrote in the last blog. It was evading all my thoughts so it was taking away the joy of the moments and not really accomplishing anything. Then in my mailbox was the Serinity prayer. I do be... Read more

Do some people just like drama? How should I deal with it?

Friday, July 10, 2009      3 comments

I am dealing long distance with an issue for my parents. They are in their late 70's and my dad is an amputee. They live in a brownstone condo that has 10 families. My parents bought their apartment about 22 years ago and the price for the apart... Read more

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Thursday, July 09, 2009      1 comments

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt Although the skies are grey AGAIN, today I feel great. I have been working on trying to get a good routine in place so that I can accomplish all I... Read more

"When we choose not to focus on what's missing from our lives

Tuesday, July 07, 2009      2 comments

"When we choose not to focus on what's missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present...we experience heaven on earth." Sarah Breathnach Well my plans changed for the day so I will truly need to dance in the ra... Read more

"Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today."

Monday, July 06, 2009      3 comments

"Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today." Abraham Lincoln I was debating as to what to do today when I read this quote. I am excited to make sure that I do what I need to do. I am making good head way on cleaning and getting o... Read more

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Sunday, July 05, 2009      2 comments

Mother Theresa's words are simple but so true. Today I will make a special effort to say something kind to everyone I meet. I am also always reminded do unto others and you would have them do unto you. I supervise student learning clinic... Read more

"All the adversity I've had in my life, has strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens

Saturday, July 04, 2009      4 comments

"All the adversity I've had in my life, has strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you." Walt Disney (1901-1966) We have had a crazy two years with the bus... Read more

"Well done is better than well said." Ben Franklin

Friday, July 03, 2009      2 comments

I said that I was to begin again on this developing good habits and I know that it takes more than words it takes actions. Today I have input my food into the tracker, taken the dog for a walk and cleaned up most of downstairs. I am please... Read more


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