Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jamie's prompt for this week is: What do you wish to step into?

I would like to take a step through the door of what was once is no more.
A time when my biggest worries were: 
What am I going to wear over the weekend?
Is there any way I can convince Mom that my curfew can be extended by at least an hour?
Will the can of Aquanet fit into my purse?
Will I EVER be able to actually fill out my bra?
Will we go to make-out point? Again? and again and again:)
Ahhhh. I miss the days of my youth. My innocence and ignorance was bliss. As was my first kiss.

My sister followed me everywhere. She was my shadow. Now I am just a shadow of who I used to be.
My Dad was my Superhero. He once cut off the wrong tree limb and he & the branch came crashing to the ground. He got right back up, dusted himself off and went back to work. Kryptonite couldn't touch him. but by God the cancer did. Daddies are supposed to live forever. If only I knew then what I know NOW. Maybe I could have done something. Maybe not. For now I'll just watch FRINGE and have faith that we will
meet again someday.

On a lighter note. I would like to step into my SKINNY JEANS. I am about 10lbs short of my goal. I know I can do it before the holidays approach. It also would be great to step into the bathroom without seeing a bunch of towels on the floor. How come my kids still can't figure out what laundry baskets & towel racks are for????

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Friday, September 24, 2010

      I  received this award from Sarah. It does not come with strings nor do I have to share with you 7 things. This award was created out of friendship, inspiration, joy and sorrow. It is Sarah's to share and hers alone.There is a beautiful story that comes along with it. I hope that you will take the time to read about her journey. You can find it on her blog >>>HERE
I often think of myself as a/an:
Momma Duck
Odd Duck
Sitting Duck
Lame Duck
and as of late a.....
Sneezing, wheezing, sniffling, coughing, "can't sleep at night" Duck
 (sounds like a commercial, I could be on to something)
but, NEVER or rarely EVER a SWAN

Thanks Sarah for seeing something in me that I refuse to see in myself. I don't like looking in the mirror. Or even inside my head. Therefore, I always have Vaseline or Zinc-Oxide on hand
 to keep everything hidden and distorted.  

Just because my chances of attending the Oscars, Golden Globe or Grammy Awards are not in the cards for 2010/2011, let alone squeezing into a skintight dress and strapping on a pair of stilettos, doesn't mean I can't give an acceptance speech. Right?

Thank you so much for this award.
It is a privilege. An honor. A blessing.
I dedicate this award in memory of 2 people 
that encouraged me 
and believed in me
even when I had no faith in myself.
Not a day goes by that I do not think of them.
To my beloved sister & daddy
I hope that I've made you proud.


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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

 Jamie's prompt question for this week is a good one! Here it is:
What do you wish for an abundance of?


You know it's bad when the first words out of the handsome man's mouth are
 " You're not looking so good"
 Granted, he is my physician. At least he didn't add insult to injury by forcing me to get on that darn scale. He did send me home with presents.  I am now the proud  owner of an asthma inhaler, a bottle of "horse" pills aka antibiotics that are to be taken 4x a day and a Little Mermaid sticker. We won't discuss the financials. The men in the little white coats may need to be given my address.

We just bought a battery for my van. "Bessie" is 12 years old. (Remember 1 year  is equal to 7 when it comes to cars) Guess what? I've only driven her to the bus stop & back. Why? Because something stinks. Like sparklers. Maybe it's my imagination. Maybe every time  I drive my car I'm in a time warp & it's really the  4th of July.

Do you have a bank account? I do. I just am wondering why. These nasty little things called "Bills" are interfering with something I am supposed to have called "Savings"

Have you experienced the pain of losing someone you love? Pull up a chair and we will have some fun under the black sun on the "Grief Beach" It is pretty isolated. But I make a darn good Pina Colada. Don't bother to bring sunscreen or an umbrella. You'll get used to the pain to the point of being uncomfortably numb.

Hmmm. Missed last weeks question. Maybe this turtle stuck her head out of the shell.

I wish for an abundance of healing not only for myself, but for all.. Mind, body, spirit, soul. Within relationships, be them romantic or with friends, family or work related. Cars, Computer, appliances are included:)

Since my head feels like a football.... feel free to send some healing vibes to DA BUCS! 
Sure would be nice to have a winning season.

I am apologizing in advance if I don't make it to your blog. Please know that I do wish you the best this week as in every week. But this darn infection is kicking my arse. It took me 4ever just write this post. Plus these really cute guys are at my door.........Dressed in white

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Now the sunshine is getting on my nerves
Sissy, this one is for you. Of all people YOU are the one who would understand. If only you were here.

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Video: Blind melon-No Rain

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jamie over at Wishcasting has a great prompt this week. The question is:
What do you wish for less of?
A picture is worth a thousand words, so here goes!
*Note -These images are not my own. Links are provided to sources*

Now the ONE thing I would like to see  MORE of is THIS:

Have a great week:)

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