Monday is over and I really had not noticed. Boy was I ever lazy today. I just have not been feeling up to par and the minute my body felt like sleeping I indulged it. It was wonderful. Just to relax and vegetate in front of the T.V. or sleep. I watched all kinds of fun programs and just enjoyed the laziness of the day. I think everyone should have one of these days... just every so often to do absolutely nothing and vegetate... no deadlines, no stress, no phone calls...just relax and let your mind relax. I know many people who cannot do that.... they have to keep so very busy otherwise they fall apart... Thank God I do not have to be that way...I used to.... but when the stress gets so bad that it overtakes your life, thinking and personality it is time to re-evaluate and try something else. Life is way too short not to take a day just to do nothing...no don't even clean the house or make the bed...just keep on your most comfortable clothes and enjoy doing nothing. I am getting to the point where not feeling well is pushing closer and closer to that edge.... I am so SICK AND TIRED of being SICK AND TIRED.... I do not remember what it was like to be well at this point... so I guess I have alot of those lazy days... it is better for my emotional well being to think of them as lazy days rather than getting sick again... trying to stay on an up note here. Take a Lazy Day for yourself...just do not wait until you are sick to do it...Trust me....PEACE!!!!!
Sunday, September 28, 2003
YES!!!!!!! You read it right-----I am a grandmother------
Name: Jazmyne Leigh
Born: September 25th 2003 at 3:22pm
Weight: 6lbs 3ozs
Length: 18 1/2 inches
Baby..Mommy...Daddy--all doing GREAT!!!!!
JUST HAD TO SHARE THE EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!!!
Saturday, September 27, 2003
Friday, September 26, 2003
WOWOWOW!!!!! What a wonderful surprise to click on the link to the main page for journals to see my face plastered there as the editor's number one choice for today! How awesome is that. I am so very very excited and so very thankful to AOL and the editors that picked me, words seem to escape me at this point. I am also so grateful to all those members that have come and checked out my journal and even left comments. It is wonderful. This was a GREAT surprise of which I will remember for a very long time. I will really wish I knew how the editor's came to their decision...I really did not think I had anything special going here...other than sharing my thoughts and my opinions. I did receive an email about 10 days or so ago that I was being considered for it...but never imagined that I would actually get picked... WOW...I know I will keep up with my journal...it seems the majority of people really liked it and liked the things I had to say..which really touches my heart. This really brought up my spirits....If you do check out my journal PLEASE leave a comment with the url for your journal...I think I am going to start sharing links to other journals that also touch my heart or have decent things to say...it is only fair to share and share alike.... so if anyone wants to exchange links-definitely let me know...Well just quickly-the weekend is finally here..again my kids all have plans of their own so I guess that gives me time to work on puter stuff that I have been putting off..like updating my websites and such.... it is suppose to rain all weekend so it is the perfect time to play inside!!! AGAIN thanks aol and you Editors for picking my journal-I am truly honored...PEACE!!!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Monday, September 22, 2003
Sunday, September 21, 2003
Saturday, September 20, 2003
Friday, September 19, 2003
Thursday, September 18, 2003
Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Monday, September 15, 2003
Sunday, September 14, 2003
Saturday, September 13, 2003
Friday, September 12, 2003
Thursday, September 11, 2003
All of my family and friends have contributed to my collection-it is absolutely awesome. I am totally hooked on Angels. The online newsletter that I write with inspirational pieces is called ANGELSTOUCH. Well my fascination with Angels has not died down but I wanted to get into things that were very different. So I started collecting business cards-yes you read that right business cards. It is probably one of the most inexpensive hobbies you can have yet really interesting. There is even an official group of collectors that I belong to. Click here for the Main Site. It would amaze you how many people are really into it. Well my collection is around 2,000 business cards. I have them in huge binders and each card is in a protective sleeve. Some collectors are picky in what they collect in cards, I am what is called a general collector- any and all cards make me happy. Of course if I receive cards that have Angels on them- that is a double bonus for me. I also started collecting postcards with my daughter. She has to be involved in some sort of organization or club and research all about it and be an active member of it. Well she went from this handful of postcards that she had from a cruise trip she took to just about 100 cards in 6 weeks. So the collection is growing wonderfully. Now when I met my honey he thought collecting was GREAT.... and is also a pack rat- and he loves to go to yards sales and stuff- So he decided he was going to collect shot glasses. Now this comes from a man that does not drink. So his collection has grown by leaps and bounds. He really does have some beautiful glasses. He also collects M&M things, so he has taken on my collection and added to it and now claims it is all his. That collection also has some great pieces in it. Very unique. We pretty much do that one together. Okay- one more collection I have yet to mention is my collection of playing cards. Yes another strange one. I collect any and all kinds of playing cards. Some come in some gorgeous tins, and fantastic boxes and such- now that collection is huge.They are so cool to look at. Well I guess that I should leave it at that- more tomorrow- PEACE!!!!
A 911 Call to God
As the World Trade Centers crumbled,
our lives were crumbling too,
So God, we're dialing 911 -
"We need to talk to you!"We tried to see your face today,
but God we could not see,
The smoke and fire engulfed us,
we screamed, "Who can this be?"
We're watching now with horror, God,
as thousands lose their lives,
At the hands of cold blooded killers,
using planes that fly our skies.
We're weeping, praying, crying God,
our faith in You now wanes,
Where were you God this morning?
Who piloted those planes?
We know you love America,
you've blessed us in many ways,
But God, this scene is so surreal,
the world is in a daze.
This Nation's "Under God" you know,
so will you please come near,
We need to feel your presence, Lord,
our lives are filled with fear.
We need your guidance now, Oh Lord,
we simply cannot cope,
This tragedy has ripped away,
our life, our love, our hope.
And God, these loved ones left behind,
need strength beyond compare,
Their lives are shattered, all is gone,
please show them that you care.
Please put your arms around them,
draw them close unto your breast,
Heal their wounds and mend their hearts,
hold them high above the rest.
As you summon Heaven's angels,
to prepare them for the day,
And you wait at Heaven's portal
for our loved ones on their way,
Will you please be sure to tell them
that their lives were not in vain,
That freedom's bells though silenced,
will surely ring again.
We know your heart is heavy too,
as you stand at Heaven's door,
And watch these deadly scenes unfold,
through hate we so deplore.
Though freedom's bells were silenced
for a moment on this date,
They will ring out loudly once again,
as love outweighs the hate.
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Tuesday, September 9, 2003
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia
That is one of my most favorite quotes.... I absolutely fell in love with Leo Buscaglia and all the wonderful books he wrote and all the wonderful speeches he gave. I saw him dozens of times and could never get enough of what he had to say. Unfortunately God needed him more now in this time... so we are only left with the wonderful footprints he has left in our hearts. I was going through my journals that I keep at home-and thought about this quote and how much I really wanted to share it with others. I just might start including in my journal online poems and quotes that have touched my heart- I really enjoy inspirational messages that make you think. That is one of the main reasons I started an online inspirational newsletter called ANGELSTOUCH If you enjoy reading pieces that make you feel and think please feel free to check out my newsletter for yourself- I would love to see what others sennd that have had an impact in their life. Well I am off to do the dinner thing...perhaps I will return later. PEACE!!!!
Here I am still hanging out on the puter...sleep never arrived so I thought I would update my journal by finally adding pics. That way everyone gets the chance to see inside my Crazy Life. These pics are just a small sample of the zoo that lives in my house. Of course they are all true blue family members but chaotic none the less. All the critters are spoiled rotten, it is the only way to be.... but God help anyone who tries to come to our front door or walk past our house on the street-the dogs alone make their prescence known. I could tell you some wild stories about how people have reacted to our zoo but I don't know if the stories should be read by those with weak hearts...LOL Okay you all convinced me- just one quickie- we ordered pizza one night to be delivered...and finally when the delivery guy finally arrived he ran the door bell and Ginger (who is a very large Rottie) jumped on the glass partition next to the door that is just about the entire length of the door. Well when she jumped on the glass it bowed outwards and the delivery guy jumped a good three feet off the ground and backwards... the pizzas went flying (4 of them) and landed in the flower bed. Needless to say the pizza was ruined and that delivery guy has never returned. To this day when the same pizza place has to deliver to our house they stay in their car and just beeped the horn. I felt bad for the delivery guy but the dogs jumping on that glass partition/window has given a whole new meaning to house alarms....LOL More pics on the way........ PEACE!!!!!!
Sunday, September 7, 2003
Saturday, September 6, 2003
Thursday, September 4, 2003
I guess it is about time for me to mention that I am going to be a GRANDMOTHER. I actually cannot believe it.... I never thought I would ever be saying those words before the age of 65 but I am. My oldest daughter from my first marriage (she was the best part of the package) who is very much grown up and has been out on her own.... is going to give birth this month to a girl.... yes she already knows the gender of the child and is due definitely by the 27th if not earlier. I have alot of mixed emotions because I guess most importantly I don't know what a grandmother is suppose to do. I am thrilled, worried, excited, anxious, and again THRILLED. I will save mentioning the baby's name until after she has arrived.... My daughter states she is ready to pop....too funny. The part that saddens me the most is that my daughter lives far away... and there is just no way that I can be there with her... but she has figured out that she is bringing her cell phone with her to the hospital and I will have mind with me at all times and then she will call me when she is in the labor room so that I can be there in voice and spirit. Her and her fiance are planning to come down here so that I can visit with my new grandbaby- just TOO EXCITING. Now the only thing left to deal with is what do I want to be called. I think Grandma is pretty much too common so I am trying to think of something new and different. If anyone has a suggestion-I am open to ideas. Of course the promise of TONS of pics was given so as soon as I get any I will definitely be posting them right here for all the world to see. WOW- I am going to be a GRANDMOTHER. PEACE!!!!
Tuesday, September 2, 2003
You know what I find interesting...? School started here at the beginning of August and they have already sent home fund raising things to buy to support whatever it is that month. However-we have a state lottery that claims that millions have gone into education and I have yet to see that. I have already recieved fund raising for the highschool yearboook,The football team,School Spirit,The PTA... I mean this is crazy and school has only been in for 3 weeks..... by the way-the football team had three different fund raising things at one time. They must think that the parents grow their money on trees and we have so much that we want to just give it away to the school-and we also had to buy approximately $50-$100 per child for school supplies and that does not include clothes. That is just for items that the school district cut from their budgets so it gets piled onto the parents. I truly see a problem with all of this. Is it just me or what? I just do not remember school costing so much when I was growing up...but if you ask my kids that was ancient history. Now you must remember that we also have to pay for all school trips now... that fund was also cut from the budget. One trip for one child last year cost me over $50 just for the ticket. I know I am whinning and complaining but I have no idea what the school district is thinking about. Where is that lottery money going? Well I wanted to put in my two cents worth about the school system-not that it will do any good but makes me feel better having said it all. I will probably sign on later to add another two cents-right now I really have to lay down and get some rest. PEACE!!!!