Thursday, October 22, 2009

cell phones

I think we should ban cell phones in their entirety!
I have lost mine, again, and I am at a total dysfunction.
Actually I have not lost it, I have LEFT it with my support by accident.
I forgot it when my hands were full and I was leaving the car.
So why does he so calmly tell me to call him when I get close to the house to make sure he is there.
I left my cell phone in your car.
So I can't call you.
and no, I am not gonna sit in the driveway.
and yes, my set of keys is with the cellphone.
and no I won't climb thru the window.
I freaked out today while going to get some lunch.
Boston Marklet. 5 blocks away...
What if my car broke down?
What if I needed to call home?
What time is it?
It took me 12 radio stations and 30 minutes to fine the correct time.
Where is my phone?
What did we do when we had no cell phones?
Call me and let me know, while I relax and de-stress.
Have a great night.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Blog entry number 175

It is recommended that we all read this at least once a week.
It was written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. "
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else .
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, 'In five years will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone for everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come....
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

quick giggles

Overheard from the 12 year old grandkids:
I am not sure if this was locker room talk or just a bad translation from the younger population.
I'll refer to them as the Millieum Kids.
I am sure my then husband can relate also as we have pre -millieum kids.
So we know the best of both worlds.
Hmmmm. Come to think of it... last night I text ed him a shot of the youngest grandson sleeping. He was tucked comfortably in between the blankets, gently a hold of Pastor Scooter, the stuffed animal he loves so much. His little face was angelic and he was resting so peacefully. It is hard to believe when he is awake he is busting out condoms and riding Mary Gets Around til he gets sick dizzy. But...
I digress.
So, these two teenagers are talking about Life.
Not even 12 years into the journey they have the majority of it a** backwards and think they know it all.
Question. What is all? At 55 years old I am not sure what all is yet.
Anyhow, the BigOne says:
"Mom, Someone told me I am a bastard.
They said I was a bastard because you and Dad don't live together.
Mind you, this is 2009.
How many married couples do YOU know?
Plus "Dad" these days usually doesn't live at home.
All of this is sad to say but there is love and laughter at the end of this segment.
So she, pauses, stutters , questions her answers in her mind and he impatiently says,
"Well, if I am a bastard, how do I stop being one."
All the while the second BigOne strokes the other one's ego while remarking of these complexed situations they are all facing together...
He says:
"Well, I hear if you get child support you have it in an account.
Maybe I can get $200.00 out of it for a IPOD.
Yeah, Life has changed a bit.
We are experiencing separation in our circle right now.
Everyone grieves differently.
Altho I must say it is challenging, I can promise you GOD still hears our pleas, and thank yous. (That was a funny! Go ahead, laugh.)
Keep praying, laughing and remember tomorrow, if it comes, will be different.
I love you all.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

check the mailbox

I am so sorry to say the mail has not come yet today.
It has been almost an entire week.
I wonder where mail goes when it does not arrive on time?
I had made an order for a lovely two piece outfit that had gone on sale at NY&Co and I ordered it online at a fraction of the cost paid for the original outfit I received from the store.
I was truly excited as this ouotfit was a nice matte jersey print. A skirt just the proper length, and the top was too sexy! It was a nice transitional piece. Something I could carry with us when we travel. I could wear it almost all four seasons with the proper accesories. I couldn't wait!!!
I saw the transaction come thru on my statement.
I went thru the entire weekend.
I wondered when it would come.
But no outfit.
I called the company and they gave me a tracking number.
I searched for where it could be.
It had come and gone!
The mailman had deliberately not left a notice.
He said three flights up was too far to walk.
Was it my fault I live on the third floor?
It had been sent back to the company.
Now, it was no longer available and it was dirt cheap to start with, so I was sure they were all sold out!
I was livid.
But, as GOD would have it, and only after I repented for my bad attitude, cursing the mailman and being unhappy at the course my journey had taken,
yup! I found it in the thrift store.
Size 6, brand new.
Patience. That 's what GOD asks of us.
Wait on the Lord.
Whatever is happening is guaranteed HIS PLAN.
If its not in the mail today, get excited!
God is coming from another direction; just be patient.


This is from SELAH and was sent to me by Claudia.
Thank you Claude!

Are you facing a situation today that seems impossible?
Even if you don´t see how things will work out, remember, you are created to overcome.
As a child of the Most High God, the Greater One lives on the inside of you.
There are seeds of faith planted in your heart, and the way you activate those seeds is by stepping into Obedience in any area of your life where you are in disobedience.
Begin exercising faith and believing what God has declared in spite of present circumstances.
Begin to declare, "God is bigger than this problem. I am created to overcome.
I am destined to live in victory because the Greater One lives inside of me."
Friend, when you start speaking like that, all of heaven hears you and gets behind what you are saying.
That´s why it´s so important to stir up the fire that God has placed on the inside of you.
Don´t just sit back and be passive.
That obstacle may look impossible, but God wouldn´t have allowed it in your life if He didn´t already know that you could overcome it!
Quit looking at your difficulties as obstacles that are going to hold you back and start looking at them as opportunities that are going to push you forward into the live of victory He has in store for you!
Today's Prayer:
Father in heaven, thank You for Your promise of victory.
Fill my heart with Your peace and joy today and help me to stay focused on You.
Help me to walk in Obedience so that I can talk Faith with Power & Confidence.
In Jesus Name. ~Amen.