Friday, March 30, 2007
Happiness! Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.
I got to thinking one day about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. >From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.
How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn't suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word "refrigeration" mean nothing to you?
How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched 'Jeopardy' on television?
I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, "How about going to lunch in a half hour?" She would gas up and stammer, "I can't. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known yesterday, I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain." And my personal favorite: "It's Monday." She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.
Because Americans cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches.. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!
We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Steve toilet-trained. We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet. We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college
Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of "I'm going to," "I plan on," and "Someday, when things are settled down a bit."
When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Rollerblades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.
My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.
Now..go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to......not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Make sure you read this to the end; you will understand why I sent this to you.
Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask "How are you?" Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? Ever told your child, "We'll do it tomorrow." And in your haste, not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call to say "Hi"?
When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift....Thrown away.... Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.
"Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance!"
I got this on a forward in my e-mail. Just how true is this?? VERY!! So, slow down and smell the roses for awhile. Life is going to be around for awhile. Just believe!
Thursday, March 29, 2007
And who was the only one who could see "Harvey"?
"Harvey" is my all time favorite 6 foot tall, white, invisable _ _ _ _ _ _! When I was introduced to harvey as a kid, I thought how wonderful to have a friend like him. He's very smart. and he knows just how to handle things.
I might be off line for awhile. I need to take in my laptop and get it's "spring cleaning" to make sure everything stays up and running. I love my "Mac guys" they are the greatest. I know I can do this stuff at home. But, it's like getting your care tuned up, you just wanna make sure, so you take it to a pro. And hopefully, I will be able to get back into some classes this fall and I need a program loaded. I have that new Mac laptop, and some of the softwear doesn't translate as the new Macs don't have "classic" anymore. And it doesn't cost extra for them to translate the program over. then I will be ready to go. Lab fees are $80. for the use of their computers in the lab. If one had their own with the programs-no lab fee-hee hee!!!
Monday, March 26, 2007
Naked Floor is Exposed!!!
Boy, this Monday sure has to be the greatest one ever. My lawn guy, John called me saying he was going to be over in 30 minutes with 2 guys to get the rest of the carpet taken up and out. I had called John on Sat. to ask him if he could get a couple of guys to help hubby with the removal of the rest of the carpet. John has said Thurs or Fri. So how great was this!! So, within 30 minutes I had the majority of stuff whisked to safer hangouts. Then I had to find our little cat Munch and lock her in the bedroom. since both bedrooms had already been stiped of that carpet, I know Munch would be safe.
Well, the guys got her and off to task they went. They had to do the living room in sections as we really didn't have anywhere to put all the big furniture. Things went well tho. This carpet has been on this floor at least 16 years I know about. Mother just refused to have this done all these years. but, it is getting done now.
Towards lunch, I went to KFC and got 2 of their 14 piece meal deals. I got home and set the table, with paper plates. Then "lunch"! the 2 guys were so quiet as we all sat down to eat. Both guys are Mexican. Hubby does the talking-mostly. I just don't have an ear for languages. I can understand, but speaking is difficult for me. And of course since it's lunch, John shows up too. He pushed the guys to get moving. I just wanted to make sure the guys got a good lunch and a proper rest.
with the livingroom done, the dinning room furniture could all moved into there. The second room did go a tab faster, till they got to the carpet boards with all the nails. Having been in so long, the boards kept splintering and such. But, they got it all taken care of. Plus, they took everything away. No wondering how I was going to get rid of all that old carpet.
Except for the kitchen and bath floors, this phase is done. Things need painting, but other than that, all I can say is WOW! Both cats are freaking of course. Nothing is the same as it was. I know they will adjust. Poor little Munch, she had to huddle under my bed, listening to the pounding to get those boards up, while the regular lawn guys were mowing, weed whacking and blowing. she didn't get to go out till noonish. Little Munch is afraid of just everything! Hubby has to really try to make her feel better. Munch has never known any other house and now even that has changed. She'll adjust. . .