Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Is This Me?

Jungle Mom did this so I posted my answer. Carree I know you're reading it so comment and tell me what you think.

Your Personality Profile
You are pure, moral, and adaptable.You tend to blend into your surroundings.Shy on the outside, you're outspoken to your friends.
You believe that you live a virtuous life...And you tend to judge others with a harsh eye.As a result, people tend to crave your approval.
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Friday, January 25, 2008

Tips For An Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life!

A good friend of mine sent me this in an email yesterday. I thought I would post it for all of us.

1.) Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate antidepressant.
2.) Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.Buy a lock if you have to.
3.) Buy a Tivo (DVR), tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4.) When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to________ today.'
5.) Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6.) Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did last year.
7.) Always pray and make time to exercise.
8.) Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of Six.
9.) Dream more while you are awake.
10.) Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less foods that are manufactured in plants.
11.) Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds & walnuts.
12.) Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13.) Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14.) Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15.) Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class ......but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16.) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17.) Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
18.) Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
19.) Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20.) Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21.) You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22.) Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
23.) Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
24.) Ladies - Go on and burn those 'special' scented candles, use the 600 thread count sheets, the good china and wear our fancy lingerie now. Stop waiting for a special occasion. Everyday is special.
25.) No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26.) Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'
27.) Forgive everyone for everything.
28.) What other people think of you is none of your business.
29.) Time heals almost everything. Give time, time!
30.) However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31.) Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch with them.
32.) Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
33.) Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. God provides remember?!
34.) The best is yet to come.
35.) No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
36.) Do the right thing!
37.) Call your family often.
38.) Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:'I am thankful for __________.'Today I accomplished _________.
39.) Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
40.) Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride. LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH. LIFE'S A GIFT ... UNWRAP IT!Have a Blessed day.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Today I'm Sad

The first time I saw Heath Ledger was in the movie The Patriot. It's a movie about the American Revolution, and premiered on my 31st birthday. In it he played a young man who defies his father in order to fight in the Revolution. He falls in love, marries and dies avenging his wife who was murdered by the Red Coats. It was a captivating story. As it turns out, it was the only movie I ever saw him in. I don't know him, never met him, but today I am sad that this young man, son, brother and father lost his life.

Friday, January 18, 2008

It Really Is A Small World

Well, I was able to be up and about today. I ran a few errands and stopped by the Red Cross office to see what's up. I volunteer with them and occasionally new opportunities arise etc. I was chatting with the guy who is temporarily running the place. You know how chat goes you talk about background, where you're from etc. Well what do you think? It turns out he not only knows but was a friend of my brother Steve! Steve has spent almost his entire life in Springfield, Missouri, and he has not traveled much so it was really a shock. This guy used to work with him and I could tell from his conversation about him that he knew him well. Will wonders never cease! How fun was that! I think that is so cool to be a world away in Bamberg, Germany and run in to someone who knows my brother from some little town like Springfield! I can't wait to get hold of him and tell him. Anyone else have an experience like that?

Thursday, January 17, 2008

This And That

Well, my pain is somewhat better but still giving me fits. The nurse at the high school on post who I substitute for is going to be away for 3 weeks and I am going to sub for her. I asked her today how to deal with shamming students and she said tell them that you're going to send them back to class unless they would like for you to call their mom about it. She said if they are really not feeling well they will say call my mom and if they are shamming they will not want her called. lol I guess it's been too long since I have been in school! Although I must say that I wasn't one to say I was sick if I wasn't. There isn't much going on around here right now. I have been catching up on my reading. I had a job interview the other day with the dermatologist on post. He is in need of a nurse and I have had some experience with some of the procedures he performs so I'm hoping I'll get chosen. Alaina won't be coming for some months so I might as well be working. It will help the time go by faster and we can save the extra money. He said I should know in the next week or two. He knows about Alaina coming and knows that when we get the call to go and get her I will have to go. He has no problem with that so it's all good. Well, I'm off. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What Does Your Pizza Say About You?

How do you guys feel about these questionnaires. This one is pretty close to me although I don't know where the Australia thing comes in but the one from yesterday was off. I'm not really that much of a brainiac. I'm not the dullest knife in the drawer but I'm not the sharpest either.

What Your Pizza Reveals

You have a hearty appetite. You are likely to complain if a restaurant has small portions.

You are a very picky pizza eater. Not any pizza will do. You fit in best in the Northeast part of the US.

You like food that's traditional and well crafted. You aren't impressed with "gourmet" foods.

You are generous, outgoing, and considerate with your choices.

You have many conflicting and complementary layers to your personality. You should consider traveling to Australia.

The stereotype that best fits you is geek. You're the type most likely to order pizza to avoid leaving your computer.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Are You A Brainiac?

You Are a Total Brainiac

You're amazingly brilliant. Some would even say genius.
You're curious, thoughtful, analytical, and confident.

You take on difficult subjects because you want to... not because you have to.
No field of knowledge is too complicated or intimidating for you.

You've got the brains to do anything you want.
It's possible you end up doing everything you want.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


I heard from my cousin Kath in Australia today. It's always good to hear from her especially as she is nearly 93 years old. The good thing about this hip problem is that I have little appetite which is quite unusual for me. When I was at the doctor last week (the first time) I had lost 4 pounds. They didn't weigh me the second time but I'm sure I've lost quite a bit. The only reason I eat at all is to take the medicine. If you take it on an empty stomach it makes you vomit and I'm not a big fan of vomiting. Now don't anyone get the bright idea to go out and injure yourself to lose weight. It usually works the other way. I think of little Alaina constantly and can't wait to get her home. Thanks to all of you who are lifting us up in prayer. Anyway, nothing much new here. I'm getting caught up on my blog reading.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Politics Anyone?

Could she be practicing for a career in politics? It looks like the victory pose after an election. Not that I would wish such a life for her. I like to watch politics, I just wouldn't want to be the politician. lol
Hmmmm maybe I've been watching too much Fox News. Honestly though. Has anyone found a candidate that they really love? I feel like I'm choosing the lesser of the evils here, and looking on the other side there doesn't seem like much to choose from there either.
Oh well, on to more boring things.
The doctor said there isn't really anything they can do for me. It will go away but it will take time. I have found that if I do some stretches with that leg that it really helps better than anything. So that's what I'm doing. Today is a lazy day for us. Saturdays are usually a day of rest for us as Sundays are just too busy to truly be restful. I was able to cook dinner last night and take care of the dishes and the kitchen. lol Who knew I'd ever be so happy to do chores? Oh well, it's all in your perspective. Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Alaina Pics

OK so here are some of the pictures I took of Alaina.


Well we heard about baby Andy. They are referring him to a pediatric urologist for more tests, but it's looking like he'll have to have surgery. He's so little. My prayer is that whatever this blockage is it will dissolve itself and he wont have to have any surgery. My God is able. I believe He who made my nephew can fix him.
In other news, this bursitis isn't getting much better. It is a little better as now I can sleep some but the pain is bad and the pain medicine doesn't take it away. However it does make it bearable. OK I'm off to the doctor again. I have the pics of baby Alaina and will post them when I get back.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Bursitis and Prayer Requests

OK, so I went to the clinic yesterday morning. They took x-rays and decided that I have bursitis in my left hip. The doctor gave me some better pain medicine and it's helping, but doesn't keep the pain away. Those of you who are familiar with the pain scale from 1-10 will understand what I mean when I say that the pain went from an 8 to a 4. Today I'm working on relaxing while I move. I think I've been in pain so long that when I go to move I tense up and it makes it all worse. When I make myself relax it's not so painful. I was able to change the bed linens today so I'm thankful for that. Alan is going to take me to the commissary after work tomorrow to help me shop. We haven't found the upload cord yet or I'd be posting pic of Alaina. Sorry to keep you waiting. Please keep my nephew Andy in prayer. There is a problem with one of his kidneys that may require surgery. They are doing tests and we should know something soon. He's only 2 weeks old and so it's scary especially for his mom and dad.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Happy New Year!

I'm back from Guatemala. I had a wonderful visit with baby Alaina and though my back is worse instead of better, I'm still glad I got to see her and hold her for a while. She is such a happy baby! She wakes up all smiles and coos which is a good things seeing as her mama is not a happy morning person. When I get the pics uploaded I'll post some. Guatemalans like their fireworks and set them off all day Christmas eve, Christmas day, new Years eve, and New Years day. Sounded like shooting in the streets. I took Alaina for her first swimming experience. She liked the swimming part (they had a heated pool at the hotel) but she wasn't over fond of the cold feeling when you get out of the water. She didn't cry or make a fuss though.
So, now I'm back home, I can barely move (going to the clinic tomorrow) and there is little to eat in the house. Please pray for my back. The pain is moving downward from the back into my left hip.
This year we hope to bring our girl home, eat healthier and exercise more. It's good to be home. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.