Friday, October 02, 2009
Sometimes when you second guess your Life, the things we do in this Journey...things we encounter daily, it is so
nice to have GOD send you someone who tells your story without even knowing what they are doing.
This woman gave me her history and answered every question, idea, thought, doubt and fear I might have all in a matter of 30 minutes.
But even more, I coulda swore she was reciting MY LIFE.
The only difference was the names.
I guess to protect the innocent.
It's interesting the way answers come by you.
Thank you GOD.
YOU are amazing.
2) Lake or ocean?
3) Cake or pie?
4) Drive or fly?
5) Train or boat?
6) One million dollars or great health?
7) Sandy beaches or snowy slopes?
8) Sports car or SUV?
9) Red meat or veggies?
10)Cash or credit?
Just a little sumpin' for you to ponder this day.
Chances are, you have two different types of sodas in your home if you drink' em.
You have a lake near you or are fortunate enough to be within driving distance to the ocean.
Cake? Possibly there is a bakery in your neighborhood. Or better yet your Mom is still on this Earth and able to bake you one or the other. HALLELUJAH.
You have a working car? You are going to or have flown to the vacation destination of your choice. The train passes you each day in your travels or your boat has just been docked.
One million dollars? Play the Lottery with that dolla you earned from your 9-5. Eat your veggies and keep great health. Then thank Our Creator, Our Heavenly Father for taking care of us unconditionally. HE doesn't even charge...so you can keep your cash and credit.
Have a good weekend,
Stay blessed and be a blessing.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
UNFORTUNATELY, EVERYTING CAN NOT BE DONE AS PLANNED!
YOU ARE NOT IN CONTROL.
Life is not ours; but GOD's own.
We are only here to live it, and faithfully, as He so shows us through His Word.
There are three great events in our lives: birth, life and death.
Of birth we have no conscience; with death, we suffer; and, concerning life, we forget to live it.
~Jean de La Bruyère, 1645-1596, French moralist
When you don’t have any money, the problem is food.
When you have money, it’s sex.
When you have both, is health.
~J. P. Donleavy, American writer, A Fairy Tale of New York
I FEEL GOOD ~James Brown
Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes. ~Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Attributed to Ingrid Bergman, 1917-1982, Swedish actress
Life is a cabaret old chum, come to the cabaret!
What good is sitting alone in your room
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum, Come to the cabaret.
Put down the knitting,
the book and the broom
It's time for a holiday
Life is a cabaret, old chum Come to the cabaret.
Come taste the wine,
come hear the band
Come blow your horn, start celebrating
Right this way, your table's waiting.
What good's permitting some prophet of doom
To wipe every smile away
Life is a cabaret, old chum So come to the cabaret.
I used to have a girlfriend known as Elsie
With whom I shared four sordid rooms in Chelsea
She wasn't what you'd call a blushing flower
As a matter of fact she rented by the hour.
The day she died the neighbours came to snicker
Well that's what comes from too much pills and liquor
But when I saw her laid out like a queen
She was the happiest corpse I'd ever seen.
I think of Elsie to this very day
I remember how she'd turn to me and say:
What good is sitting all alone in your room
Come hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum Come to the cabaret.
And as for me, and as for me
I made my mind up back in Chelsea
When I go I am going like Elsie.
Start by admitting from cradle to tomb
It isn't that long a stay
Life is a cabaret, old chum
It's only a cabaret old chum
And I love a cabaret.
How awesome that is to me since I love from August 15th- whenever the time changes.
I love the change of the colors in the trees.
The transformation is beautiful.
The colors are as brisk as the air.
The days get darker faster but until the time changes,
to me, it is a slow and very much enjoyed transition.
By this time too, we haven't quite made it to Thanksgiving
so we are just getting in to the holiday mode.
Kris' birthday comes next on the 15th of October.
We found him so no need to worry that he may be missing in action come his big day.
Besides, I overheard him commenting to his sister he is waiting for his birthday
so he can have some money.
Kris, got to love him.
If you can find him.
If you are 5 years old and Tyler, its a treat.
If you are 30 and Ked its a &*^$^(#@* bad way to start the morning.
Everyone got up on time today.
They hustled and brushed their teeth, washed their faces, got new underwear, had their backpacks ready, smiled happily and was off to school!
I lay in the bed dozing in and out to the hustle bustle, meditating, praying, focusing on being prepared for whatever GOD has for me today.
I was the last one to rise.
My whole regimen took less than 15 minutes to get ready and dressed.
I am on the way out the door and Ty is changing his clothes.
Hmmmm, I think.
Well he dropped PB&J all over him.
As he licked the remaining spots off his shirt, Ked wails and flies his pants in front of my face like a flag, blowing at half staff ...in Tyler's honor.
Yes, I drove them, again.
Each day I am truly amazed at what God has to teach me.
Each day I am in awe of how the lesson is given.
I never see it coming; it is usually not until the end of the day...
at night when I slow down and reflect on the day and settle into my nighttime prayers.
Either HE is miraculously holding back time or I am adjusting as their Grand mommy.
I got to work early again this morning.
Love this Life, its full of blessings.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
My co worker amuses me. Amuses, not amazes.
She laughs at my blogs and our children, raves about the great connection we all have to one another and only wishes her relationship with her support was half as rewarding as mine and my "then " husband!
She says our greatest blessing is to be able to laugh and share.
She loves the fact that 2040 will be in office while she is still able to vote.
Once in a while she will come out to the Lobby and remark about what ever I have blogged on that day.
Today she came out and the Lobby was full.
I used to work Geriatrics a long time ago.
I was back on the job wrangling up all the old fogeys, walking 'em to the potty, screaming to the top of my lungs to those who can't hear.
For some reason The Salon booked all the seniors today.
While they awaited their appointments they milled around discussing what their particular Senior Center had scheduled for the upcoming Fall events.
They spoke of church gatherings and grandkids.
All the while I am in 7th Heaven, entertaining and assisting.
My co worker says I don't need to write to blog.
I'm a natural.
I hope that means that I am living up to my name,
The Christian Heir.
I'm trying my best.
I coulda' told you YESTERDAY what was gonna transpire today.
Yup, I'm meditating and at the end of my prayer, the clock goes off ...6:50am.
Now I ain't got to be to work til 8:30.
How much time does it take this 54 year old woman to get dressed? I been doing it for years!
The sun is up but today it's cloudy.
I have taught them munchkins to sleep with the lights off now.
(Tell me, can you really see the light when you are in REM and drooling over my newly purchased pillows, uh, down pillows?)
So the room was dark this morning.
No TV blarring, no lights on.
Back in the day, the "snow" would have been on the screen.
Geezzz what I could buy with the money spent on electricity when my then husband used to leave the TV...
HEY! that's where they get it from!!!!!!.
Is that kind of stuff genetic?
Oh well. I digress.
It was dark and everyone was asleep.
Yup, if the ChristianHeir wasn't trying to do right, we'd been rushing around LATE again for school.
So, we did revelie, did I spell that right? You know, da da da da da ...da.da.da.da.da.. Wake up call Army style?
"Get up", I yelled.
Yes, I drove them again.
and I got to work on time.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I think the Journey is what you make it.
I think Life is what the Journey is.
I wasn't feeling well last night.
Too many pigs- in -a -blanket that Ked made.
Don't get me wrong, they were delish ... I just ate too many.
Rich food doesn't like me any more.
Pillsbury dough is hardly rich, but whatever.
So I was up all night, sittin', flushin' oh sorry... TMI.
But the real thing is when I finally got to sleep it was time to get up.
I always set my alarm for 3 times in the morning so I can do my meditating, prayer and roll outta bed gracefully.
Last Friday was the last of half day Fridays so the summer schedule is back to 8:30 - 5:00pm.
So that meant I got to sleep in a little longer this morning.
Well, was I thinking about waking anyone else up?
So when I finally arose, there they are... ALL the kids snoring, sleeping, late for school!!!!!
I got blamed.
Me, the ChristianHeir.
Yeah, my neck got bent...a little.
But when I finally got to work, on time, I reflected on how great the day was thus far.
Got to see Mary Gets Around cross the street with crosswalk man...then jet into the building like he was on fire, or someone was chasing him.
He's kinda chunky, so ....
I think he was scared.
Then the big one is just the opposite.
I'm SCREAMING out the window, "move it! you're late!!!"
While my dearest of Princesses, PrincessSqueal, rolls back into bed and snuggles up to quiet once more.
I love family.
So does Dad.
He TeXes ( slang for several text messages) us all at the same time.
(I'm surprised he hasn't text us yet about this morning)
We are all in the same tiny a** room at my house.
He texts us like we are all over the world or something!
We get laughing and having fun with Dad as our phones go off simultaneously!
It's simply marvelous.
It's soooooooooooo Dad.
So altho it was hectic this morning, it was still such a blessing.
God has such a sense of humor.
The lesson for today?
Take whatever is given to you immediately when you get it.
Do not ponder or fuss, reject (its a blessing), or loose yourself being unappreciative.
Just take what GOD gives you today and hold it in the palm of your hand.
Look at it carefully.
Trust that GOD has you exactly where you need to be.
Then run with whatever He has given you and FLY!
His Wings will hold you up.
P.S. I will still inform you about Rocky/Rachel and we will talk about growing up or out ... tomorrow, maybe, depends on the kids. hehehheehhehehe
Hey, anybody seen Kris?
Monday, September 28, 2009
So I will leave you with this to ponder...
I was going thru some boxes...yes, dear, I still have boxes and I came across some prose from 1971! Books and journals and sayings and thoughts....
But what troubled me is after all these years, I am still thinking the same way!
Is that ok?
Tell me what you think and I will continue this conversation tomorrow.
Do we grow up or do we grow out?