Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The truth may hurt me...but lies kill me inside
Perfect song for the moment
*Hold your heart with a gentle strong embrace.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I have come to really enjoy reading your blogs and getting to know you guys a little more each day,you have made me laugh and sometimes made me shed a tear. You guys have made me stop and think about things and even sometimes see things in a different way. I notice when you haven't been around and I hope that you and your family are ok. I always look forward to not just your post but even the comments that you leave for me, or the email you might send me to tell me something you didn't want to blast out there for everyone to see. You guys and you know who you are have become a friend to me and I value my friendships, and that is why YOU are my FAVORITE for today!!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
If I spent 2 hours and 45 minutes watching a good movie..Id think that was worth it
If I spent 2 hours and 45 minutes talking with an old friend...Id feel like we got caught up on things
If I spent 2 hours and 45 minutes playing with my nephew..Id be happy inside
If I spent 2 hours and 45 minutes with my older boys who are away to college...Id be thankful for every minute
If I spent 2 hours and 45 minutes cleaning my house..Id feel like something finally got accomplished around here!
If I spent 2 hours and 45 minutes getting my grove on with my Joshy...Id feel like ok well I wont go there
BUT instead I spent 2 hours and 45 minutes in WALMART waiting for their tire and lube guys to put ONE I repeat ONE new tire on our Grand am....this is by far one of the most ridiculous things I think we have experienced...this is what these guys do every day...after all this is their JOB....oh and it gets better...after about an hour and a half one of the guys say to Josh I dont think this is going to work..Josh asked why and so the guy takes Josh out to the garage area and proceeds to fumble thru what ever it was he was trying to say when Josh noticed they actually had the wrong tire ...I repeat the WRONG tire for our car...they had not tried putting it on yet...I have no idea what they had been doing for the last hour and a half...I should tell you their was only one car in front of us when we got there and they were just getting done with it so the wait wasnt for another vehicle...this was for our vehicle!!!! So anyway by this time Josh is livid and I cant say I blame him....I'm tired and I have spent way too much time in Walmart already...after all I had already been there before doing my shopping!!!! So they were suppose to actually rotate two of the tires but by this time Josh is just done and tells them to put the damn RIGHT tire on and be done!!! So finally 2 hours and 45 minutes after we showed up there we are finally driving away with ONE new tire!!! We actually need to get all new tires but for our little car the cheapest tire you can get is $115 and right before Christmas that's just not going to happen...so we replaced the one that was starting to split and will make do with the others for now...and God forbid we have to go back there to replace the other 3 after Christmas!!!! Can you imagine..we might as well put up a tent and blow up some air mattresses and just camp out!!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Everyday I get more afraid
Of giving my heart away
Scared of what love will bring
Too nervous to hear the words you’ll say
I find myself lost in you
Not sure if I want to be
I see the looks that you give
And wonder what you see in me
I don’t want my heart broken
But I am so in love
I can’t seem to give up
A guy sent from above
So I’m gonna trust you
Please don’t let me down
For I am giving you a chance
To turn my life around
Don’t take it for granted
‘Cause it might not last long
I have weak thoughts
And my heart isn’t too strong
I’m putting my life in your hands
Now it’s all up to you
I look forward to the places we go
And the things we’ll be put through
But remember that I’m vulnerable
And I can’t stand to be hurt
I want to be at the top of your list
But I don’t have to be first
Believe me when I tell you
That I love you with all my heart
That I’m here for you forever and always
Just like I was at the start.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
There are so many of us that have experienced the loss of a baby whether it was due to still born, miscarriage, or some other reason. On October 17th 2007 I should of had a beautiful addition to our family...but I lost it due to a miscarriage months before.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is to promote Support, Education and Awareness for grieving parents worldwide.
Too many families grieve in silence, sometimes never coming to terms with their loss. Their goal is to help families live with their loss, not "get over" their loss.
There may be days
when you get up in the morning
and things aren't the way
you had hoped they would be.
That's when you have to
tell yourself that things will get better.
There are times when people
disappoint you and let you down.
But those are the times
when you must remind yourself
to trust your own judgments and opinions,
to keep your life focused on believing in yourself.
There will be challenges to face
and changes to make in your life,
and it is up to you to accept them.
Constantly keep yourself headed
in the right direction for you.
It may not be easy at times,
but in those times of struggle
you will find a stronger sense of who you are.
So when the days come that are filled
with frustration and unexpected responsibilities,
remember to believe in yourself
and all you want your life to be.
Because the challenges and changes
will only help you to find the goals
that you know are meant to come true for you.
Keep Believing in You!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
“I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.”
it wraps it up for all of us don't you think?*
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
~George Bernard Shaw~
Look within!... The secret is inside you
Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.
~William L Shirer~
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
~Norman Vincent Peale~
Seeing within changes one's outer vision.
~Joseph Chilton Pearce~
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
~George Bernard Shaw~
The stories of past courage... can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul
~John F. Kennedy~
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
~William M. Thackeray~
I think its important for each one of us to be someone that when we look at our self in the mirror we are proud of the person looking back at us
Life is hard and sometimes it feels like it hands us more than we can handle..but in the end every thing we go thru is a learning experience sometimes we walk away learning more about someone else and sometimes the learning experience is for our self. We can find strength in ourselves at times we didn't think we had any at all.......in the world we live in where every time you turn on your tv or pick up a newspaper it is filled with all the bad that's going on around us its important for us to find some good...and that starts by looking at our self and asking do I like what I see? Do I like me? The person I am? What can I do to make a difference in someones life..maybe its your own life or maybe its someone you know , maybe its the person standing on the street corner feeling like he's got nothing to live for, and a simple smile and a hello could make all the difference. So look at your reflection and ask yourself do I like that person looking back at me...if not the only person that can change that is YOU!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
or do you just get out and go?
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
until Christmas of '2009
But then who's counting??
I know its only just fall but here in Nebraska its been so cold we actually had to crank on the heat!!! Its been in the 40's and 50's here with rain and wind...and now they are talking about the week-end its only going to be in the 40's with lows in the 20's are you kidding me??? I think we missed Fall and went right for Winter!!! And thats what got me to thinking about Christmas time...and I was wondering if any of you have started your shopping yet??? I say every year Im going to start early and every year I start about the same time..sometime after Thanksgiving...but I did it this year!!! I actually got started already!!! So thats my question for you.....do you start your shopping early and if so how early?? Or are you one of those last minute shoppers???? Do you like it when people give you a list or you would rather just wing it and get them something on your own??
Dont forget you can visit our store and use code "blog5" and get an extra 5% off of ANYTHING!!! We add items every week so keep checking back!!!
I realize this might come as a surprise to some of you ..but Im a big Kid Rock fan....I really like most of his music some of it is kind of naughty, some of it is just really rockin,...and well not something everyone can enjoy....but here is one of his more mellow ones....and I love it
And here is another mellow one for you to enjoy...
And here's a taste of the other side of Kid Rock (WARNING:do not play if you have kids around!!)
Friday, October 2, 2009
I have things I could fill my day with while Devin is at school and Josh is at work....but guess what I dont really feel like doing any of them I feel like just being LAZY today....is that wrong of me???
Is it wrong of me to not really care, if its wrong of me to be lazy today?? WTF??? Did that even make any sense???? (and no I dont actually say wtf...I just thought it was cool I could type it and not have to say it....hehe)
You see why I need a LAZY day....I need a day to de-clutter my mind....rest my body...and rejuvenate my soul!!
Some times peace and quiet time....is the best time ever!!!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
An estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer will occur among women in the United States during 2009
And an estimated 40,170 women will die from breast cancer
Also, about 1,910 men will be diagnosed and 440 men will die of breast cancer during 2009 in the United States
In addition to invasive breast cancer, an estimated 62,280 new cases of in situ breast cancer will occur among women in 2009
THIS IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Click HERE for events happening all month long in different areas to help support awareness
Click HERE to read more information on the Susan G. Komen Foundation
Click HERE to read some really inspirational cancer survivor stories and to order some PINK things
Check the items that you buy, so many products donate a portion of their sales to Breast Cancer Research during the month of October....heres a list of just SOME
M&M'S....In 2009, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is honored to continue its partnership with Mars Snackfood, US, LLC. From August 15 through October 31, Mars will once again sell specially marked bags of dark pink and light pink M&M'S® Brand chocolate candies in grocery and retail outlets throughout the nation. In conjunction with this program, they will make a guaranteed donation of $500,000 to Komen for the Cure
Pandora Jewelry....Susan G. Komen for the Cure is proud to partner with Pandora Jewelry as the beneficiary from the sale of a specially designed pink ribbon beads in sterling silver and 14 karat gold to support the promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. From January 1 through December 31, 2009, Pandora will create a special pink ribbon bead to benefit Komen for the Cure and will make a minimum guaranteed donation of $100,000. The bead will be available through at Pandora stores and through jewelry and specialty gift stores.
Evian...In 2009 Evian® Natural Spring Water is pleased to continue this mission by partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the efforts to support the fight against breast cancer. "Evian is proud to donate $.60 per specially marked 6pks of 1L and 500mL water bottles with a minimum donation of $100,000 up to $150,000 in 2009.
Purina Cat Chow...Susan G. Komen for the Cure is proud to be the beneficiary of the Purina Cat Chow sales program. From September 1 through December 31, 2009, specially marked packages of Purina Cat Chow will be sold in retail stores nationwide to benefit Komen for the Cure. Purina will donate $200,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in connection with this program..PLUS In addition, individuals will have the opportunity starting September 1, 2009 to go online at www.catchow.com/pink and enter their names and complete a brief breast cancer awareness survey. Purina will donate $1 for each survey completed online, up to $125,000. Customers will also have the opportunity to purchase a resealable cat food container on the web site and Purina will donate $3 per container, up to $25,000. An additional component to the online efforts will include a photo mosaic upload of consumers and their cats, which will generate a $1 per upload donation, up to $10,000.
Yoplait..Yoplait conducts the highly successful Save Lids to Save Lives® program, which takes place during September and October each year. For each pink lid mailed in by customers, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Komen with a guaranteed donation of $500,000 up $1.5 million.
New Balance Athletic Shoe..New Balance will be designing a special edition 993 Commemorative running shoe during this 20th anniversary year. The special edition 993, an all pink suede shoe, features the Komen for the Cure® pink ribbon, an insert adorned with an anniversary logo denoting the twenty-year partnership and a hangtag that details New Balance’s commitment to Komen for the Cure®. All special edition 993s will be manufactured in the U.S. and distributed in a new pink and black anniversary box with matching tissue paper, all featuring the Komen pink ribbon. The box’s inside cover explains additional information about New Balance’s relationship with Komen. n 2009, New Balance will donate up to $1million (with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000) supporting Susan G Komen for the Cure through the proceeds of the Lace Up for the Cure® Collection.
Click HERE and any beauty item you purchase with the pink cancer seal they donate a portion to help survivors of cancer.
Avon..has a few items that they donate a portion of each sale towards research
VAIO LAPTOP...created a PINK laptop The thin-and-light mobile masterpiece features an array of entertainment and design extras. $75 from each purchase benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundaion. Available at SonyStyle retail locations
Swiffer...For the first time ever, the Swiffer brand is trading in its traditional green for pink this October, as part of a P&G-wide effort to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and encourage early breast cancer detection. Available at mass merchandise and grocery retailers nationwide in September.
ARCHIPELAGO BOTANICALS RIBBONS OF LOVE CANDLE...This Archipelago Botancials Ribbons of Love fragrance candle is a blend of Pink Grapefruit, Clementine, and Pomelo designed by Archipelago staff whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. 40% of profits benefit City of Hope. Available at Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's.
CANON CAMERA PACK...Canon is fighting breast cancer through the sale of their special edition bundle kits. Each kit includes a pink PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELP camera, a pink SELPHY CP760 compact photo printer, a pink ribbon charm, and a Mammography Reminder Magnet. In the month of October, Canon will donate $150,000 to American Cancer Society
BELKIN SPORT ARMBAND...This slim, lightweight, and stretchable neoprene Belkin armband holds your iPod Nano and includes a pocket for keys or earbuds. $2.50 from each sale benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure
AVEDA HAND RELIEF...A rich hand creme that helps soften and smooth hands while diminishing the visible signs of aging, Hand Relief has remained an Aveda top seller since its launch in 1998. $4 from each sale benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Available at www.aveda.com.
PIER 1 CANDLE....This floral blossom filled candle from Pier 1 features their exclusive Floral Blossom fragrance and comes in a frosted glass holder with a flocked flower design. Pink ribbon pin is also included. 25% of the purchase price of each candle benefits Komen for the Cure. Available at all Pier 1 Imports stores.
DOVE PROMISES OF HOPE CHOCOLATE...Indulge your sweet tooth with DOVE Promises of Hope chocolate. The inside of each chocolate wrapper will feature an inspirational message from a breast cancer survivor. $250,000 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Available in select retail stores.
ELF PINK KISS LIP GLOSS...This Super Glossy SPF 15 formula fights environmental damage while leaving your lips with a healthy glossy glow. The delicious flavor and sweet scent will leave you licking your lips in delight! The perfect on the go tube that is mess proof for anywhere and anytime! 100% of proceeds from e.l.f's gloss in Pink Kiss will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Available at www.eyeslipsface.com.
If you look you will find that there are many ways that you can help make a difference....so watch for PINK this month...and remember we are all touched by this disease.