Hubby fixed my washer! By blowing in a hose. Thank goodness. My knuckles can’t take much more handwashing! He’s so handy!
Monthly Archives: September 2011
I keep seeing the number 234. i have seen it three times in the past hour. is that a sign that things are in order or is it a sign that it is leading up to something. Like in a song…a 1 a 2 a 1 2 3 ?????? hmmmm
I have an account with paperbackswap.com. I now have 0 credits, which is usually the case. I am, however, waiting for someone to receive one from me so that I will have one credit. When I do get that one credit, it will “burn a hole in my pocket” as they say, so I am pondering over which book to get. Now, keep in mind, I have boxes of books that I have yet to read. Why then do I think I need another one? Because it’s a book! There is no reasoning that out with me! If it’s a book and i’m interested in it’s contents I HAVE TO HAVE IT!
I started reading disc world by Terry Pratchett and haven’t even gotten halfway through the first of the 13 in the series. I’ve had it more than 6 months! How sad is that! I hope to get to read more one day but the demands of life have prevented such a luxury. There are lots of things I’d like to do that I have no one to do those things with. Maybe one day in a retirement village the twain shall meet…….
My friend Michelle posted this on FB. This is something I am really working on not ever doing again. Really? Spend MY energy on being angry? On someone who is probably in the category that I mentioned in my first post here? Not gonna happen! Only good energy here!
Got this in my email from a newsletter I subscribe to:
Next time you feel fear, Sheri, either right after a major decision or just before one, it usually means you’re exactly where you need to be.
I heard from an old friend today that I haven’t heard from in months, maybe a year. Made me feel good. Like someone was thinking about me. I got a birthday card from care2.com that said some really nice things. One was that the world is a better place because I’m in it. Isn’t that nice? I don’t feel that way about myself generally, but to hear it from somewhere else makes me feel a little better about myself today.
I just posted things I’d like to get as birthday gifts. But if I could have anything…ANYTHING…I would want to have none of my regrets to have ever happened, I’d be able to give my family everything they wanted, I wouldn’t be selfish in any way, and i wouldn’t have waited til I was 30 to start working out. I don’t want ANYTHING tangible for a birthday gift ever again. It’s not about “stuff”. My grandmother told me that when she was close to death from cancer. She said “it’s all material things. Those things mean nothing”. She gave things away her entire life, not just at the end of it. I never left her house empty handed. It wasn’t always material gifts that she gave, though. She gave her time by playing games with us or preparing snacks for us after school, taking us to piano lessons, going walking with us. I remember physically “pushing” her up hills! Oh, and picking up loose change we’d find on the road and in parking lots. She kept the change in a little box in her dresser that she’d use to buy us “a bar of candy” from the 5 and dime. She’d only do this when my papaw wasn’t around. Ya know, I am guilty of this now..I hope my hubby doesn’t find this blog! (I still pick up change when i go walking and keep it in an old candle jar in my closet. I roll it and use it for ”tight” money.) I miss her so much. I have changed a thousand times since she died but the things she taught me will never leave me.
Birthdays are only once a year. Gifts are traditional at that time, but what about the rest of the year? What do we “give”? What do I contribute to those around me? It doesn’t have to be a thing that you give. Give by doing things for the people you love. You can show love much louder than just saying it.
Anything by KT makes me smile! I think it reminds me of a time when I was care-free and had the world on a string. Why didn’t I know that then? I can listen to this and go back to then.
I don’t care how crappy a day I have had or how bad I feel Cinnamon Toast has healing powers. I am a somewhat devout “not as much as I used to be” health nut so I use whole wheat toast, Truvia sprinkles and cinnamon. I spray that with fat free pam so it has a crunch when it’s done. I like to have it with black coffee but I have had it with different kinds of hot tea. It has to be hot tea. Iced tea and cinnamon toast just don’t pair well.
I keep a bowl of cinnamon and sugar on my counter (with a top of course). When I get a sweet craving i dip the corner of a piece of wheat bread in it and try not to do it again…
I like to use cinnamon oil to anoint my candles I use for happiness too. It seems to work well for me. I like to use an orange candle and rub on a little cinnamon oil as I chant some phrase-of-the-day. Light the candle (paired with a little cinnamon incense!) and meditate for a while. Sometimes I scratch a word into the candle but not always. I find if you scratch it in with a key ( i have a skeleton key for this) it has a more positive energy. It works for me anyway. Everyone will have their own little tricks when it comes to personal happiness and feeling positive.
No better time to start something new than on your birthday, right? AND during your favorite season and time of year. September. Just saying it makes me happy.
I’m 38 today (29th). I will fill this blog with things that make me happy. I may not be in a great mood but it won’t show here! I have found that if I dis-associate myself with the people and things that bring me down I will shine much brighter and feel waaay better. Good thing is, I don’t feel bad about letting go of some of those people and things. So, i hope anyone who decides to read this blog can find something to make you smile or laugh or just have a pleasant thought.