Monday, March 31, 2008

Fun Monday - # 30 Inspirational Quotes

Many thanks to Robin @ Pensieve for being the hostess this week. She always has "a way with words" and I am truly envious !!

Her assignment for this week is:
Quotable quotes and words that inspire.

Each morning when I get up (and make that trip to the bathroom - hey, doesn't everyone make that their first stop?), one of the first things I see is -

It hangs right beneath the mirror in the bathroom. A reminder (which I sometimes desperately need ...)

Believe in yourself.
and what others
think won't matter.


Next is one I have learned the hard way ...

A daughter is a daughter
for life.
A son is a son
until he takes a wife.

I have two sons ... who don't always think of their mother first ....

Now ... just a bit of randomness

"Dance as if no one were watching,

sing as if no one were listening,

and live every day as if

it were your last"

- Irish Proverb

May the road

rise up to meet you,

May the wind be always

at your back,

May the sun shine warm

upon your face,

And the rains fall soft

upon your fields,

And until we meet again,

May GOD hold you

in the palm of his hand.

- An Old Irish Verse

May you blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow,

and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

My goal in life is to be the person my grandchildren think I am.

Home is where the heart is.

Friendships are tied together with heartstrings.

I don't need love ... just chocolate!

Housework makes you ugly.

I hate 7 letter words - *Cooking* *Washing* *Dusting* *Ironing*

I serve 3 meals - Microwave, Frozen, Take-Out

Cherish today, Dream tomorrow, Live today.

Love, Laughter and Friends are always welcome.

Friendship, like love lasts Forever.

Live well, Laugh often, Love much.

So ... just how many frogs do I have to kiss?

You're never fully dressed til you wear a smile.

Dear GOD, If you can't make me skinny, make all my friends fat!

Do you want to speak to the man in charge or the woman who knows what's going on?

I can only please one person a day and THIS ISN'T YOUR DAY !

Sisters are friends for Life.

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.

The game of love is never called on account of darkness or rain.

Most of us need love the most when we're the most unlovable.

Now, some seriousness ...

Love is patient

Love is kind

Love does not envy

Love does not boast

Love is not proud

Love is not rude

Love always trusts

Love always hopes

Love never fails.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

- John F. Kennedy

Today, I pray for peace in the hope that tomorrow I won't have to.

Make sure you take a few moments to visit Robin and see what everyone else has chosen as their favorite quotes and inspirational words.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Just Because !

It's almost 7:30 in Northern Virginia
The daylight is staying around longer
It's almost Spring !!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Hope that you find all of the Easter Eggs!!

Happy Easter

Happy Spring

Happy Everything !

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I Will Be Back ...

If you haven't already noticed ... I haven't been around much lately. I have been busy with work and just life in general and just haven't had the time or energy to blog. I have tried to read though ... and maybe, comment just a little.

Then, I got put in a situation that hasn't been very pleasant and it just makes me very angry and sad. I am in no danger .... other than, maybe, feeling like I have failed as a mother (and grandmother). I need to get through this week, then maybe I can get it all out in the open and I will feel better.

This next weekend can't get here soon enough.

Everyone - take care AND I'll be back.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY to my family and friends (especially if you have Irish blood).

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Say It Isn't True

Swayze Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

May the GHOST

be able to continue DIRTY DANCING

for a long time to come.

These are 2 of my all-time favorite movies, ones that I have watched over and over, time and time again. And, the lead actor is one of the reasons I like them so well.

I could probably tell each and every scene from the movie Ghost - before it actually happens. I attempt to sing along with each and every song (as long as no one is around to hear - you definitely wouldn't want to hear me try to hit the high notes in Unchained Melody!!). The scene with the penny coming up the door ... I cry every time I see it.

Patrick Swayze is the person who made these movies worth watching ... my humble opinion, of course.

I am truly saddened to hear this news ...

Can someone tell me how to embed a video from YouTube? I haven't been able to master doing so - not that I haven't tried... and tried ...

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Love - Hate: Sunday, March 2nd Edition

LOVE: Verizon FIOS Telephone service with Caller ID
HATE: Now, I have to buy a phone that actually has Caller ID !

LOVE: DVR with the FIOS
LOVE: Lots and LOTS of channels
LOVE: The awesome sharpness of the picture
HATE: The remote has LOTS and LOTS of buttons that I don't know how to use yet!

LOVE: I will get a 19" HDTV in 8 - 12 weeks (FREE)
HATE: One of my older TVs might not last that long - the picture is blue - until it warms up after about a 1/2 hour !! (But the picture looks awesome - eventually)

LOVE: Verizon FIOS Internet
LOVE: It's fast .................
HATE: I was without the Internet for the entire day on Saturday !!

LOVE: Wireless capability
HATE: I had to go buy a wireless adapter for the computer because the hookup is in the basement and the computer is STILL in the dining room ...

LOVE: That the insurance company fixed the damages in the kitchen.
HATE: The kitchen, for some unknown reason*, has dishes in the sink - and the dishwasher works now!

LOVE: That the insurance company is going to repair the hole in the ceiling of the basement.
HATE: That it isn't done yet - hence, the reason the computer is still in the dining room

LOVE: That the insurance company is going to paint the ENTIRE basement
HATE: That it hasn't been done yet - since the hole is still in the ceiling!

LOVE: That the insurance company is going to paint the ENTIRE basement
HATE: The basement is still in total disarray - since the hole is still in the ceiling!

LOVE: My Home Owners Insurance Company
HATE: That I am getting impatient !!!!!!!

LOVE: That I received several gift cards for my birthday (Thanks Mom and Dad and SJ)
HATE: That I couldn't find a single pair of jeans that fit me properly.

LOVE: That I received several gift cards for my birthday
HATE: That I came home with ONLY 2 blouses !!

LOVE: That I had money (gift cards) to spend ...
HATE: That I couldn't spend it ALL - TODAY !!

LOVE: That I am going to take my dieting SERIOUSLY again starting tomorrow.
HATE: That I am going to probably be hungry and cranky for the next few days.

LOVE: That I have a new (to me) digital camera (just like SJ's old one)
HATE: That I haven't had time to even look at it and figure it out.

LOVE: That I have blog friends who have given me awards.
HATE: That I haven't posted about them and given out the proper thanks.

LOVE: That I have blog friends who have tagged me for a meme.
HATE: That I haven't done them yet.

LOVE: Fun Monday
HATE: I didn't sign up this week (the assignment scared me - I'm not all that creative when it comes to writing a story) AND it is supposed to be a movie trailer about your life (didn't want to scare anyone else!)

* I have been greatly overwhelmed lately (work, family, home, normal every day things ... really) - I don't seem to have enough time in a day/week to get everything done that I need/want to get done. I get frustrated (and the tears sometimes just fall too easily) and I don't know where to start. It's a slow and never ending process ...