Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Be Kind


One day, a man went to visit a church.  He got there early, parked his car and got out. Another car pulled up near the driver got out and said, "I always park there!  You took my place!"

The visitor went inside for Sunday School, found an empty seat and sat down. A young lady from the church approached him and stated, "That's my seat! You took my place!"  The visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said nothing.

After Sunday School, the visitor went into the sanctuary and sat down. Another member walked up to him and said, "That's where I always sit!  You took my place!" The visitor was even more troubled by this treatment, but still said nothing.

Later as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the visitor stood up, and his appearance began to change.  Horrible scars became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet.  Someone from the congregation noticed him and called out, "What happened to you?"

The visitor replied, as his hat became a crown of thorns, and a tear fell from his eye,

"I took your place!"

Pretty powerful, huh?

Friday, March 23, 2012


I don't know who to credit this to, but my Mom sent it to me in an email. It is excellent and so worth sharing.
There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror,
and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.
'Well,' she said, 'I think I'll braid my hair today.'
So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror
and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.
'H-M-M,' she said, 'I think I'll part my hair down the middle today.'
So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed
that she had only one hair on her head.
'Well,' she said, 'today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail.'
So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and
noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head.

'YAY!' she exclaimed.
'I don't have to fix my hair today!'

Attitude is everything.
Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly,
and pray continually.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.
It's not what you gather, but what you scatter
that tells what kind of life you have lived.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
Love the people who treat you right and pray for the ones who don't.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

And the Oscar Goes To . . .

Last week, due to becoming ill, I spent a week on the Isle of Couch.  I did nothing but doze and moan and, by Wednesday, had to have my mom take me to the ER for horrendous eyeball ache (flu, migraine, dehydration (DRINK YOUR WATER!)).  I didn’t read, watch t.v., play on FB or update my blog.  BUT I’m here now!  Thrilled, aintcha? By Sunday, I was able to actually, er, never mind.  I was going to say “enjoy” the day, but by then I was having my third … meltdown? Temper tantrum? She’s off her rocker again? moment.  In my defense, a son had clogged the upstairs commode days before and then Sunday evening, a granddaughter clogged the downstairs and that just sort of sent me over the edge. So, I said no one was using the bathrooms and I went to bed.  And in true fashion, it was I who was up at 3 a.m. with the plunger in one hand and my iphone in the other frantically googling what products were safe to use on commode clogs all the while muttering unintelligibly and in dissonant sound.  Ahem.
I did pick up C so he and K could hang.  We played K's current favorite, the board game of Life. My play mimicked my own real life and that wasn't any fun. Waah!
K and C. Sorry about your head C.
Why when I ask you to smile do you look like you are in pain? And I am not deleting this so don't ask!
I can't write on K's FB wall cause she deletes everything I post. But here, HAHAHA! I can show NO MERCY!  And she does read this. And I love it!!!!!  And I love you K-Bear!
Here's a cute one of K and C the week before at Dave & Buster's (and before K changed her hair color AGAIN)
But that was last week and this is now and I am feeling much better and the weather is currently 54 degrees here in Pittsburgh and will be climbing to 73. 
Good morning Sunshine!
Station Square
Mister came-a-calling last evening.  We had dinner and watched "Stepbrothers." Silly movie.  Great evening.  And then there was a shooting way too close to home.  Saw the sirens, heard it on the news.  Had I been on the 3rd floor probably would have heard the shots.  Jeez!

Being away from the office for a week means plenty to do.  Here and at home. I have a busy weekend coming up so I need to make a few lists. Want to bake up some goodies. And the St. Paddy’s Day Parade is Saturday and I would like to take K to town to check it out.  Later in the day, Amanda’s boys will be joining us for a sleepover.  So I've really got a lot to do before then.  But first, I've got to do a little work, make a list, type a bit, make a list and ... make lists.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome March - please be kinder than the past two!

At the beginning of the year, I chose my OLW to be "Frugal."  This word just isn't working for me, as by the 4th of January, a son moved back in and he has this habit of needing food once or twice a day.  And as experience has shown (and I've had the experience!), when a child (most particularly, a son/sons) move(s) back in, the utility bills indubitably go up.  They have this need to open windows when the furnace is on. GO OUTSIDE IF YOU ARE HOT!  I am usually freezing. Factor in the outrageous gasoline prices (most of which I wore during my last fill-up, don't ask), and the cost of airline tickets (never offer to buy the wedding cake again!), Frugal is Mr. Pennywise in disguise.
Awww, were you serious about saving?? muwhahaha
Speaking of laughing (oh, weren't we?) have you ever heard these terms?
Keak - To cackle, laugh at.
K, stop that keaking right now!
Fleer - To laugh in a disrespectful or jeering way.
K, seriously, do you have to fleer so? 
Flizzen - To laugh with the whole face.
K, maybe you shouldn't flizzen like that, you look kind of weird.
(I'm going to use these this weekend, muwhahaha!)

Oh, so, after very careful thought, I am switching my word to THANKFUL, because I am thankful to have two sons who still want to hang with their Mom, the car to put the gas in, the working furnace, and for a whole bunch of other stuff!