Sunday, January 30, 2011
Or after breakfast I may draw a computer because I spend so much time on it. Visiting with friends I don't get to see. Making comments and trying to give encouragement if one of them are down. I also download my pictures from from walk so I can share these things with friends who may be up North and stuck in the house because of all the cold and snow. Just to give them something to smile at.
Later I may draw my bed because since retirement I always like a little nap. Then maybe clean the house or take out what to cook for supper.
But if I could draw I think I would draw something nice that my family and friends would like to see. Hopefully when they think of me they see something nice, something to make them smile. So I wonder. If I am really a blank piece of paper when I arise in the morning, and you look at me in the evening what do you see?
Friday, January 28, 2011
I know as I grow old. I do have more confidence. I know when I was younger I had no confidence and I could not forgive those that hurt me. My self esteem was none existent. I guess when you are young we are so immature.
As I am older I think of the things that has given me the feelings of being the person I was meant to be. I wasn't the best at being a mom. I made terrible choices when I was young. But I have confidence that I was able to support my children and keep food, clothing, and shelter for us. I wasn't able to be home and be the 50's mom I would have love to be. But at the time I did not have the learning or ability to be the perfect little mom. But I was able to do excellent with the abilities I had. And even though we were poor, I made sure we did fun things. like camping, going rollerskating, doing ceramics. We would go out to eat and spend quality time when I wasn't working.
One of the greatest things I think I did well was, being with my grandchildren when they were smaller. Being the best coolest grandma I could be. They gave me so much joy I think I have never loved or enjoyed life more than being a grandma. We baked and cooked together, watched movies, played together. I was like a little kid along with them. We all slept together in the same bed laughing and telling jokes. Now they are big the closeness is not there so much. But they gave me so much joy at just being the small innocent children that gave such pure love. Being loved by a child is so awesome and they make you a better person just by being.
I also do well with old folks. Listening, helping and just spending time with them. When my husband's dad was in nursing home I would go on days when my husband worked and fed my father-in-law and took him outside for air, and also with other people, taking them to doctor appointments or to the grocery store, maybe out to lunch or a movie, just spending time with them. When you get older the younger people in our lives just don't have time for you anymore. So I have enjoyed spending time with lonely older people. I learned allot from these people and they helped me to be a better person.
So there has been times when I was the best that I could be. Living fully with love and joy in my life.
The other best thing is my working. I was a lowly waitress but I was the best at that I could be. I loved being around people and I tried to make each of my customers feel like they were special.
I know God has a plan for us. And he wants us to be the best we can so so. Just open your heart and listen. And you will be the person you want to be.
Comments welcome. So tell me. How are you being the best you can be.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
|St Thomas VI|
|Fluffy the bear|
|Our 2007 Windsport|
|Theresa, Ashley and Eric|
|Joy, Brian, Corey, Carlee & Kyle|
|Theron Oliver Page|
|Sterling & wife Laura|
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Families with kids and seniors on low income tend to buy what is cheapest that they can afford. Plus the advertisements on TV is always showing sweets, fast food, and all the fat foods. We really need to do something so we can turn around the obesity and diabetes in this country. Comments Please.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
But, if I do that will I be tied to a job and not be off to go and enjoy those little fun thing. What to do? What to do? Comments are welcome.
Friday, January 7, 2011
This is one question that rates high on my list. At the moment both my husband and I are reasonably healthy. But he is 5 years my senior and he has no life insurance policy to keep me going except a small one for his burial.
I live far away from my kids in a place I love. but I would be so lonely if anything happened to my husband. I wish I had a handle on what to do. I guess I will just have to wait till the time comes and decide if I am the survivor. All comments are welcome.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
This is one of the subjects that has been on my mind. Is the world coming to an end in 2012 or soon?
Over the last few years the weather has been changing more hurricanes, tornadoes, violent weather of all sorts. Add to that the things humans have done to the environment. Plus just lately some really weird things have happened with birds and fish and no real explanation for it.
I am not the most religious person in the world but I am a Christian and I have read the bible so I wonder. Are these things signs that yes we are near the end? It is just things I think about. Plus if they are, do we have time to change any of it? Or is it our destiny? I would love to hear your comments on this. So Please make them.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
|Leigh enjoying rum punch|
|Pirate at Blackbeard's castle|
|Leigh enjoying the ocean|
|The hot tub that hung over the side of the boat.|
|Manatees at Blue springs State park|
|Norma jeane and Me|
|Dan & Norms jeane taking their vows|
|Norma Jeane first sunrise in Florida|
|Norma jeane inspecting her her home|
|me at halloween party|
|my belly dance friends at halloween party|
|Norma jeane and Lori her daughter|
|Dan and Norma Jeane's first visit to Florida|
|Me and Norma jeane|
|Me and pirate Key West|
|Leigh and I Margariteville|
|Joy, Carlee and Kyle|
|Joy and me|
|Norma Joy and I|
|Ronnae Leigh and i at her graduation|
|waiting in line at universal|
|Leigh and I enjoying bike week|
|Me bike week on Main Street|
|Leigh and Willie at Barberville music fest|
|Our Christmas decorations1|
It was a busy year for us. Especially me. I visited my daughter Joy in West Virginia. I met my sister's husband to be on that trip. I later attend my sister's wedding in Geneva on the lake in Ohio. My sister after retiring moved here to Florida and she and her husband have beautiful home 10 miles from me.
We visited good friends in Orange City and we visited the manatees at Blue Springs there. I belly danced with friends and attended their party and also went to several red hat affairs.
We attended our granddaughter Ronnae's graduation and she came for a visit for 2 weeks and we visited the harry potter thing at universal studio. We really enjoyed her visit.
Leigh and I had 2 vacations. Key West and a 7 day cruise to St Thomas and St Marteen. Our health this year has basically been good. We rode the Harley during bike week and most Sundays with friends. Life for us this year has been good. Thanks be to God!