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love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels Maya Angelou

Wednesday, August 12, 2009      3 comments

"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." ~Maya Angelou My daughter goes to a Catholic school in which the majority of the girls are wealthy. We made the ... Read more

Keep on trying

Saturday, August 08, 2009      2 comments

Everyday is a new one. We get the chance to try again. Today is a brand new present!... Read more

I just called to say I love you!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009      2 comments

The song has me counting my blessing. My children call me. Maggie just called to 'check in' , she's my youngest and is sleeping over a friend's house. She typically calls when she is away from home to connect. My boys are older but I always he... Read more

We always overestimate our worries and underestimate our potential

Tuesday, August 04, 2009      2 comments

Another quote I like is " Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but doesn't get you anywhere." If I look at where I am today and I look back even a year ago I can see the growth and that we survived it! Last year my h... Read more

Watch out my daughter is in driver's education!

Monday, August 03, 2009      1 comments

Okay up late helping my daughter with her driver education program homework. Wow where did the time go I remember wanting a pink baby shower! She is my youngest and the only girl. I learned how to drive late in life having grown up in Man... Read more

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


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