CEELEE53's Blogs

In Memory of Maurice and Steven...
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      3 comments

When my daughter was three years old, my brother Steven gave her a book for her birthday. It was his favorite Maurice Sendak book entitled "Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More To Life" and he knew it was a little bit more than a childr... Read more
New Year...New Rules!
Sunday, January 10, 2010      3 comments

Okay, so it's a brand new year and I've been thinking about past resolutions that fizzled no matter how determined I was to "change"...perhaps it's time for a new strategy. A new way of addressing the old me. Sort of "resolutionless" but never... Read more
Grief...Then Grace
Sunday, December 06, 2009      6 comments

My beloved brother Steven passed away over 23 years ago...just shy of his 30th birthday. My heart still misses him. Anyone who has lost a loved one knows that the holidays, when family come together to celebrate, are the most difficult when on... Read more
The Republican Cancer in the Body America
Monday, September 07, 2009      9 comments

I would like to take a moment to warn you that this is the longest blog I've ever written...due in large part to the article from Caroline Myss in Huffington Post. I've transposed most of the author's points for you here, interspersed with my ... Read more
"I still feel so young inside."
Monday, August 24, 2009      8 comments

In answer to the question: "Can Streisand, so strong and beautiful at this stage in her life, now look in the mirror and see that?", Streisand responded by laughingly admitting to getting older...then said something that struck a nerve in me. ... Read more
Happiness...it's a choice!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      6 comments

"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose." ~Woody Allen We've all had that experience, haven't we? The one where laughter fills us up and comes rushing out of us just as we take a drink of milk (tea, coffee, soda... Read more
My Daily Goal
Sunday, March 01, 2009      2 comments

So...I saw another Sparkler doing this and thought: "What a great idea!" Choose a goal each day...with thoughtfulness and a will to succeed, if only to prove that I can pull out of this slump if I just make some small effort each day. ... Read more
January 1st is D-Day!
Monday, December 29, 2008      2 comments

D for DO IT! This is my personal promise to myself...I am shaking the holiday eating and not tracking and not exercising and stressing out about EVERYTHING and ALL OF THE ABOVE! I am going to start by cleaning out my pantry on the first. ... Read more
Socialism and Phobias
Tuesday, October 21, 2008      1 comments

We've lived with "socialist" programs...well, for all of my lifetime...and I have a 91 year old grandmother who has lived with them most of her life as well. Just having socialists programs like: Public Schools Public Supported Milit... Read more
Inquiring Minds Want to Know
Saturday, October 18, 2008      0 comments

Someone asked this question on a thread about McCain..."How can someone so out of touch with what is going on in our nation be a leader or have experience. Can someone explain it to me." We probably won't get an answer from the McCain supp... Read more
Democrats Are Servicemen, Too!
Saturday, October 18, 2008      3 comments

I had a brother in the navy during the Gulf War, a brother-in-law in Vietnam, as well as two uncles who served there as well... Another uncle, Dad's oldest brother, was killed on D-Day during WWII, and my dad served in the Korean War... ... Read more
Chicken Little and Acorn
Thursday, October 16, 2008      0 comments

...I posted yesterday...when we were talking about Acorn AGAIN(geezh!)... I picture McCain and his minions running around like Chicken Little shouting... "The Acorn are falling"..."The Acorn are Falling"...and all his campaign staff si... Read more
Reason for Leaving the Republican Party
Thursday, October 16, 2008      1 comments

One of my top reasons for leaving the Republican Party 8yrs ago...and frankly I consider myself a conservative liberal at this point in my life... My husband is still a registered Republican. I felt the need to sever my association when th... Read more
Obama/Liberals vs. McCain/Conservatives
Thursday, October 16, 2008      0 comments

A fellow Sparkie with a conservative slant posted this on a thread about politics...she/he was talking about her/his support of the "War in Iraq"... "What is wrong with trying to help democracy break into the area so that someday-the area... Read more
The Occupation of Iraq
Wednesday, October 08, 2008      0 comments

Our United States military won the War in Iraq on May 1, 2003. Our President said so himself while standing below a sign that said "Mission Accomplished!" He correctly stated for the whole world to hear that we had "victoriously" brought d... Read more

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