Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Poem For The Broken Hearts

by Unknown Author
The sky is filled with Angels
With puffy lacy wings
The remnants of God's beauty
With treasures they now bring
Each one of them a Guardian
That travels in the sky
To watch throughout eternity
Their parents from on high

Smiles that come from Angels
They fall like crystal rain
Eases earthly burdens
Lifting all life's pain
Halos so astounding
That glitter gold each day
Following their loved ones
In such a perfect way
Wings in gentle breezes
That fall from up above
Kissing every parent
With everlasting love
Angels soar through heaven
With everlasting light
Looking down from heaven
Saying their "goodnights"
Kissing all who loved them
So gently on the face
This life's tender mercy
Each parent can embrace
Wings and shiny halos
Travel from on high
Surrounding all their loved ones
They never say good-bye.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gangham Style Christmas......Check It Out

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Into the Christmas Season We Must Go

Hello Black Friday I have missed you........NOT! Yes, it's sad but true, I am not a Black Friday Shopper. As a matter of fact, I do everything within my power to avoid retail stores like the plague today. Either the prices are overinflated then cut slightly to make it look like your getting a fabulous deal, or you wait in line for hours on end only to find out that they only had TV's that were in stock for the sale. Then you end up all ticked off cause you couldn't get the new "Toy" you wanted but didn't really need.

Instead of shopping today, I am taking my family to the newly restored Detroit Historical museum. With free admission all weekend's definitely at the top of my to do list.

So enjoy the remainder of your weekend folks. And if you are out shopping today......Be careful!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Friday To You

Today is a sad day in Michigan. We mourn the passing of a Detroit icon, Sonny Elliott. For those not familiar with him, he was a weatherman that was in the business for more than 60 years. I know that everyday as a child I couldn't wait for the news to come on so I could listen to him deliver the weather as only he could. His humor was iconic, and it always brought some sunshine into even the darkest of days.

Not only was he a weatherman, he was also a veteran of World War II. A fighter pilot during the war, he was also a POW. It has been said that his iconic humor was apparent even back then.

Rest in peace Sonny, I know the sunshine that graces us today is really your warm smile shining down on us! Thank You for all the smiles

Saturday, November 10, 2012

What A Crazy Month

The last month has definitely been a tough one for me. But, as always I have managed to endure to the end. Week after week I have been tested by the struggles of everyday life.

It started innocently enough the first week when my dryer quit working. Of course, it was 5 am when it decided to quit, and I had to be at work before 7 am. Thankfully my husband came to my rescue by going to buy me a new one. He managed to get me a replacement dryer before he left on a business trip later in the day. I was so tickled by his sweet gesture I forgot to ask him if he tested it to make sure it was working before he left on his business trip. When I got home from work I excitedly washed a load of clothes and then threw them in the dryer before I left the house to run an errand. I returned a short time later to discover the dryer was not working as it should.

I was a little frustrated that the dryer was not working, but I managed to work around it. Since I had to wait until my husband returned from his trip, I did the only sensible thing I could. Wash the clothes at home and hang the clothes up, or run to the laundry mat to dry them. Needless to say it was a fun week.

The next few weeks brought us two flat tires in one day, a kitchen sink that would not drain without being snaked out, and a furnace that was unusable due to leaking carbon monoxide. Now three weeks later, I have a temporary heating solution until our furnace can be installed, two new tires, and a renewed sense of gratitude for the little things in life. I am grateful that I have survived all of life's little tests.

And for every dark cloud that hangs over your head, there is a bright sunny day ahead. My sunny spot was when my mother was discharged from the rehabilitation facility and was able to go home. With continued physical therapy,alot of prayers and a little loving care from her family, my mother is well on her way to recovery.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

                         Have A Safe And Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Couldn't Be Happier

Well, another week has come and gone and has taken two more pounds with it. I couldn't be happier knowing that my weight loss plan is working. And it has been fairly simple.

The hardest part of my weight loss plan has been resisting the urge to indulge in my favorite junk foods. I have had to make some very difficult decisions on foods to eat. A good example would be when I get a sweet tooth and I need something to quell that urge to devour an entire box of chocolates, I instead choose a small piece of chocolate like a York Peppermint pattie. It's sweet and satisfies my craving. But doesn't leave me feeling guilty because I consumed an entire days of worth of calories in one box of chocolates.

Another difficult food addiction I have is fast food like McDonalds, Burger King and Taco Bell. Every morning after I drop my kids off at school, I drive to the local Mcdonalds and get my usual coffee and breakfast. That was before my weight loss challenge. Now, I find it amazingly easy to avoid the high fat and calorie laden breakfast foods, served up with the overloaded coffee with a gallon of cream and half a pound of sugar. In fact I am able to not only still visit Mcdonalds, But I have found alternatives that are satisfying to me. My typical order now is a large plain iced tea and a fruit and yogurt parfait.Then when I get home i'll make oatmeal to go with my fruit and yogurt parfait. Or even a few pieces of turkey bacon and a serving of nutrigrain fiber rich waffles with a tablespoon or two of real maple syrup. It not only satisfies my hunger, but I feel as though I am winning against my fight to stay in control.

My desire to be in control of my own behavior is so strong right now. And isn't that what weight loss and healthy living is all about, your ability to take control of your eating habits and make the right choices to lead you down the path to a slimmer, healthier you.

Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy weekend. Get out and enjoy the beauty of fall......take a walk today, feel better tomorrow.