Saturday, January 31, 2009
So, my dear son, I hope you have lots more just a happy as today!! I love you!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
They have Excedrin on sale this week for $1.99 and Excedrin has a printable coupon for $2.00 on their website. That makes it FREE!! That's always the best deal. You just pay the tax.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
And, since it's Wednesday, enjoy a cup of hot tea as your turn your thermostat down a degree or 2.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
On top of all of this, he has had several nose bleeds since Friday. He has had 2 today. I will be glad when he feels better.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
The boys have a basketball game this morning. I dread getting out in the cold and sitting in a cold gym. Then, I need to go to the grocery store and run a few errands. I think Dennis is planning on us going to Mass tonight. So, it will be a busy day!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Conversations from the back seat:
Deniska: Mom, sometimes I think you really annoy me.
Mama: Annoy you? Why?
Deniska: Well, when I ask you a question you don't answer me right away and I think you are 'noring me. This really annoys me. I think you are mad at me.
Mama: Deniska, you don't give me time to answer you before you ask me the same question 10 times. You have to give Mama time to think about what you are asking.
Deniska: M - o - m, that is an 'xageration! I know you can hear me the first time.
Mama: I am so sorry that I annoy you. Anything else I do that bothers you?
Deniska: I love you.
Mama: I love you too Deniska.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sam really likes the footstool now. I still have to recover the pad. I just put some fabric on it to take the picture. Of course, Sam had to check it out!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Steps - 930,885.12
Days – 93.09 days
Estimated arrival – April 8, 2008
I have my pedometer packed and will start first thing in the morning! See you in April, Nancy!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Mind - Studies have shown that an active mind will ward off Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Association recommends to keep your brain active every day:
1. Stay curious and involved — commit to lifelong learning (work, crafts, hobbies, etc...)
2. Read, write, work crossword or other puzzles (Sudoku, word finds, etc....)
3. Attend lectures and plays (I really do need to start doing this with the boys!)
4. Enroll in courses at your local adult education center, community college or other community group (I do this through my work. I just finished a technology class.)
5. Play games (does Uno count? The boys are just learning how to play this game.)
6. Garden (we'll start this in a few months.)
7. Try memory exercises (have lots of opportunities to do this!)
Soul - this is perhaps the hardest for me. I really truly want to increase my prayer life and Bible study. I really need to restructure my day to incorporate more time for this endeavor. I need to start a prayer journal. I have had one in years past but not recently. On this first day of the new year, perhaps I will once again start that as well. Although I know I am a child of God's, there are times that I feel so very unworthy.
Heart - I need to take a spiritual cardiogram. Has my heart become hardened to certain peoples and their plight? The book of Hebrews warns against this several times. What is hard-heartedness? Merriam-Webster definition states: adjective : lacking in sympathetic understanding. How many times are we hard, cold, indifferent, insensitive, callous, unkind, heartless, merciless, intolerant, uncaring, pitiless, unfeeling, unforgiving, or affectless? And before we answer that we not those things, I would encourage you to examine your own heart. The opposite of hard-heartedness - KINDNESS! So, I will practice kindness, kindness, kindness. It will be hard to do every day in every situation. I will need lots of prayers.
Whew! I certainly did not mean to go on and on. And, if you are still reading, thank you. Let's do some home improvements, shall we?
Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope you will have a blessed year with lots of love and happiness!