Wednesday, November 30, 2011

White Christmas Dreaming?

It seems that we all do a little Holiday Day Dreaming....

               Weather it's thoughts of Currier and Ives style, the roaring fire, Ginger bread baking,
                                                  Family gathering for another BIG meal!


               The New York "state of mind"! With visions of Rock-Center (as it's called now) The giant
                                               tree, and beautiful skaters twirling to Jingle Bell Rock...

        85 degrees, a light breeze blowing through the palms, warm sand, and Ohh, the waves...
                                                   SLAM THE FRONT DOOR...

         Flooded, Jobless, Homeless...Help someone out...bring them Hope bring some...

                                                        "White Christmas Dreaming"

                                                                                                                                 "loving your neighbor"

Monday, November 28, 2011

"Are you done yet?"

Well, the gun has officially fired, and the race has begun!  List checking has become the focal point! The feeling that some how "if we haven't started, then some how we've missed it!"...  Until next weeks specials!  I don't know about you, but I'm finding that I'm falling into my old  Holiday shopping pattern. Even though I think "this year, I'll start earlier!"   Duh, I say that every year!

 This year there are more people working "Christmas help" as a be nice, Smile!
                  Shopping tip's List...
                         Organize your gift list,
                          Limit the number of purchases per trip,
                          Never shop'll be cranky, impatient,
                                rendering you... unable to smile :)
                          Give up that parking space, your car doors will thank you!

 Smile, YOU look 10 years younger!  And people smile back...Enjoy CHRISTmas Shopping again!
     Sleigh Bells Ring...Are ya listening?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanks with a greatful Heart

Here it comes...That dreaded question, "What are you thankful for this year?" Or, better put, "Whats better about your world?"  Well, for me it's the miracle of healing after a brain injury.  26mths ago my future looked bleak.  I am blessed with the  most awesome husband. And, although there are many " favorite things" I can no longer do...I AM able to walk, talk, eat , sign my name, and hunt and peck!  I can do the things we take for granted,  For these gifts I am truly Thankful and Grateful, filled with Hope... Happy Thanksgiving!
  Kiss and Hug those you Love

I can do all things through "Him" who gives me strength!

Friday, November 18, 2011


Do we really "get" THANKSGIVING Holiday anymore?  

 If you have elementary age kids , I'm sure you end up with an "extra helping" of the tradition!  But even then, we seem to blow right past it!  Lets face it, Pilgrims and Indians arn't "Tweeting" 
at the speed of NASCAR  :)  

 We are all planning our Black Friday excursions...or squeezing that all important Holiday flight home to Mom.s ... shopping for the all important "Tom" (turkey that is)!!! ")

You may be in hard times, or maybe not,
 take time... to prepare  your be TRULY THANKFUL ! 

(change your thinking...change your life)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pride N Joy

The Power of words...Mom would say...
      If you can't say something nice,.
            then don't say anything at all! 
How many times have we blurted out something only to beat ourselves up over it later.  If you are like me, I get excited about something, and I forget that..." I may not"  be the foremost authority on the topic! :)
I am the oldest of three girls, and Mom was famous for that line.  We would start arguing over something... usually clothes, bathroom time, or who's turn it was for dishes!  And incidentally, we grew up in Allen Park... with poor Dad!  But Mom really made sure we learned ...She made up a game...She used "JOY" dish soap. If we lost control of our (teenage) mouth, she say "that's a J'...then she'd say "you've got an O'...You get the picture...It didn't take long for us to swallow our pride and...
Bite our tongues :)   
                                  Happy Memories Mom!

Yellow peices of Paper

Here we go!!! Our coldest morning yet... I attended a "blogger fair" yesterday.  The "How To's" to set up and blog...Among many things, we talked the Power of words...Lets face it, most of us rattle off whatever thought comes to mind...OR...we Post and Tweet to our hearts content.  But, in reality we don't think before we vent...Everybody doesnt need or want to know every little detail..."Bore Bore Bore" (heehee)

I've tried to impress on my 17year old son..."its not always - what you say, - but, HOW you say it.  Choose your words carefully,  you may have to ask for the "Salt"...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

yellow pieces of paper

Well I bet you are wondering what "Yellow pieces of paper" are!!!  Over the years, working in a fast pace, high stress position, I found myself writing little reminder notes. You know, not just little things like..."don't forget Milk!...Diapers and wipes. But things like... "Less Coffee...More Water...   Walk More/Complain Less :)... Exercise your face...Smile!  Anyway,  my desk drawer always had sticky notes and a small note pad at my finger tips. 

Yep you guessed it ..."Yellow pieces of paper"!  

My encouragement arsenal began to grow, and I'm branching out!  Stick with me, I'm sure you'll read something that will ring your bell!