Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Eve....







Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Anything that involves the "Buble" makes my day!

Musical Instrument Game with Keira Knightley, Dave Matthews and Michael Buble - Show Clips - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quote of the day...



"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight."
                                                                                                    — Elizabeth Gilbert

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My life is full.....


On the first day of term, a university professor stood in front of his philosophy class with an empty jar.

Without saying a word to his students, he removed the lid of the jar and filled it with golf balls. When no more golf balls fit he closed the jar with its lid. He then asked his class, “Would you say that the jar is now full?” His students observed the jar and concluded that the jar was indeed full.

The professor then proceeded to open the jar up and started inserting marbles into the jar. The marbles started to fill the gaps between the golf balls. After sealing the jar, he asked his class once again if they thought the jar was now full. The class concluded that the jar was indeed now full.

The professor opened the jar a third time and started pouring in sand. Obviously, the sand started filling the gaps between the golf balls and the marbles. He then sealed the jar and asked his class a third time if the jar was full. His class chuckled and replied in unison, “Yes, it is now full!”

The professor opened the jar and emptied two beers in the jar. The liquid had completely filled the gap between the golf balls, the marbles, and the grains of sand. He then began his lecture.

“I hope you realise that life is very much like this jar. The golf balls represent the important things in life, like family, loved ones, health, things that you care intimately about. If we lost everything else in life, our lives would still be ‘full’. The marbles are the other things in our lives that are important, but our happiness shouldn’t depend on them. Things like our work, our house, our car, etc. Finally, the sand represents everything else; the small stuff.

“If we were to have filled our jar up with sand first, we wouldn’t have had enough room for the marbles or the golf balls. If we use all our life and energy on the small stuff, we won’t have any room for the important things.”

After a brief moment of silence one of the students asked, “Professor, what does the beer represent?”

“Ah, I’m glad you asked,” replied the professor. “It means that no matter how full your life is, there is always room for a cup of beer with a friend.”

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

15 years of Wedded Bliss



                                                   Happy 15th Anniversary to us!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Quote of the day..

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

Friday, October 05, 2012

Thought for Today...

If there is something on your wish list for life, make plans today to do it.

                                                                     ~ Dr. Oz~

Monday, October 01, 2012

Happy October!!!

 I am determined not to be a slacker this month!   I am determined not to be a slacker this month!  
I am determined not to be a slacker this month!    I am determined not to be a slacker this month!
I am determined not to be a slacker this month!     I am determined not to be a slacker this month!

Think I got my point across to myself?????

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hot Flashes and Goose Bumps

This is a cruel life for a woman of my age.....the hot flashes are killing me! I have never liked to sweat. I. hate. to. sweat.  So this is like Mother Nature getting back at me for something I have done to her but then she lets me get a cool sensation all over after the flashes....the little goose bumps appear and I breathe a sigh of relief from the burning within, thank you, I say to myself and to her. And then it happens all over again. Curse you Mother Nature!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thought for today..

If every morning you wake up and say, “Yes, today is going to be a beautiful day.” And every afternoon you find a reason to say, “Yes, today is a beautiful day.” And every night you find a reason to say, “Yes, today was a beautiful day.” Then one day, many moons from now, you’ll look back, smile at the memories, and say, “Yes, I lived a beautiful life.” via:www.marcandangel.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Love this quote...

Don’t wake up at seventy-five years of age sighing over what you should have tried, but didn’t because you were afraid to fail.  Just do it, and be willing to fail and learn along the way.  Very few people get it right the first time.  In fact, most people fail to get it right the first 5 times.  If what you did today didn’t turn out as you hoped, tomorrow is a new opportunity to do it differently.  Interpret each failure as a lesson on the road to success.

Via http://www.marcandangel.com

Monday, August 06, 2012

Waves....

Watch the waves in the ocean. The higher the wave goes, the deeper is the wake that follows it. One moment you are the wave, another moment you are the hollow wake that follows. Enjoy both--dont get addicted to one. Dont say: I would always like to be on the peak. It is not possible. Simply see the fact: it is not possible. It has never happened and it will never happen. It is simply impossible--not in the nature of things. Then what to do? Enjoy the peak while it lasts and then enjoy the valley when it comes. What is wrong with the valley? What is wrong with being low? It is a relaxation. A peak is an excitement, and nobody can exist continuously in an excitement. -Osho

Thursday, July 26, 2012

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. - Elisabeth Ross

Friday, July 20, 2012

Today's Horoscope:

You win big today -- though it may not be a contest you even thought you had entered! Someone judges you worthy, and with energy like yours, it's easy to see why. Things are looking up indeed!



Thursday, July 19, 2012

Playing catch up...

So much has happened in July....hopefully I will be able to catch up very soon....getting sucked up by laundry, cleaning , camps and after vacation blues........

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Graduation...of a sort

Sam graduated from 5th grade. Normally they have a 6th grade graduation but since the 6th graders are moving up to the high school next year they didn't want the 5th graders to feel left out..it was nice....





Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Father's Day and Anniversary...

Yesterday was Father's day and Chris spent the day doing what he loves...fishing! And it paid off, too. He and Mike came in first place and Lunker! Then a win at Christopher's baseball game and finished the day off with our bestest nachos!!! It couldn't have been a better day....

And today is the 16th anniversary of the day we met........great start to the week!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Read and savor every chapter...

We work hard to disown the parts of our lives that were painful, difficult, or sad. But just as we can’t rip chapters out of a book and expect the story to still make sense, so we cannot rip past chapters out of our lives and expect our lives to still make sense. Keep every chapter of your life intact, and keep on turning the pages. Sooner or later you’ll get to a page that brings it all together and you’ll suddenly understand why every page and chapter before it was needed. - via:markandangel.com

Monday, June 11, 2012

Quote of the day...

"Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning."
—  Gloria Steinem

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memorial Day Fun

Boating, tubing, fishing, swimming,ice cream, burgers and family. A perfect day!













Thursday, May 24, 2012

Where does the time go?

I can't believe Zak is home from his freshman year at college already!
I can't believe it is Memorial Day weekend already!
I can't believe the midgies only have 16 more days of school left!
I can't believe I'm going to be 48 years old this summer!
I can't believe how time is flying by!!!!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

What I mean about organization....



     I really want to be more organized. I say it all the time and I don't know what happens. I will organize a drawer, closet, room, you name it, but after that day...it is chaos again! Case in point....Chris and I did an overhaul on our wicker dresser that was out in the sun room catching dust and other crap, so we repainted it and moved it into the new room. It looks awesome! But while we were cleaning out the drawers, I stumbled across this precious picture of my three boys feeding a baby tiger.....


Who knew this picture was even in there!! This is the type of thing I want displayed, Dammit! Look at those cute faces!! Such innocent times back then and I need to remember them while I go these troubling years...