Happy Thanksgiving- Safe Travels!

Happy Turkey Day!

May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes ' n gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious. May your pies take the prize.
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.


A Lovely Story About Me!

One day, long, long ago, there lived a woman who did not whine, nag or bitch.
(That would be me...)

But that was a long time ago and it was just that one day.

The End
Sad but true!!!

Words of Wisdom

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:"

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 feels good; it is good.
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. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?".
26. Always choose life.
27. Forgive everyone everything.
28. What other people think of you is none of your business.
29.. Time heals almost everything.. Give time, time.
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
32. Believe in miracles.
33. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
34. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
35. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
36. Your children get only one childhood.
37. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
38. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
39. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back..
40. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
41. The best is yet to come.
42. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
43. Yield
.44. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Pretty Cool! Huh!?!?!

Happy Monday.

Season of Giving

I was thinking today about the upcoming holiday season, how excited I am for Jackson so experience it all, to see family from out of state, bake cookies and give gifts! As I thought about what I wanted my son to get from the holidays I realized how much I dislike the commercial feel that some people and the media give this season.. like it is all about gifts and products. I want my son to understand the true meaning of the holidays and understand what real giving is about! With this said I was thinking about how I could give and what cause I wanted to give to!

Through my excessive blog reading I have come across two opportunities to give this holiday season! I am not asking you to give I am just giving you an option if you are looking to give!

If you have not read or followed Matt Logelin's Blog you should, Matt lost his wife as she gave birth to their daughter. Matt is a remarkable man and a excellent father if fact I am kicking myself for not adding him to my Mom's I look up to post! Anyway definitely read his blog and if you feel so inclined you have the opportunity on the sight to give to the foundation he has started in honor of his wife!

Blog: http://www.mattlogelin.com/

Foundation: http://thelizlogelinfoundation.org/

I know I have talked about 4 Little Men and Girly Twins before! Well they need help! They are going through a hard time and I for one want to help! Read the post that I link to below to find out the whole story. Some people are criticizing her but I just a family going through a tough time I am not concerned with the gory details! But you can make your mind up for your self!


Like I said I am not asking you to give I just wanted you to know of a couple options if you were looking to give!

Happy Holidays!