Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nuts About the Kid!

Hero arrived yesterday for a visit. He lives about 3 hours away in a cute little college town. I was so happy to see him; it was all I could do to stop myself from squeezing him to death! I get to see him about every three to six months. He just graduated from college and is starting the job-hunting, when-do-I-have-to-start-repaying-my-student-loans phone calls, and trying to figure out how many jobs he has to get to survive on his own. His Wonder Woman is still in school, so he does not want to move back home (there are other reasons why he doesn't want to come back..it can't be me...maybe it's because Edwina has taken over his room and completely covered the walls with posters, and thrown all her girly stuff about the room.)

Many of us moms will make all kinds of mistakes on No. 1, but I think my guy turned out okay. I'm glad sometimes that my memory is bad; I shudder at some of stupid things I did when he was little. For being my "practice kid" he is one awesome Hero. I'd love to hear some of your parenting memories with your first child.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 29, 2008

I've been away for a while.....

Not that anyone would notice...until now, I haven't had too many visitors. My computer crashed a week ago, and I just got it back today!

I am joining a group at work that meets once a month. They talk about how we deal with life's ups and downs, and how to change the bad habits we engage to handle stress. I use food to deal with everything, but especially with stress. My first meeting with this group will be in two weeks. I'm really excited about it. In the meantime, I am inspired when I talk to or read about people who have overcome their bad habits and learned to live a healthier, saner life.

I am in awe of the courage and tenacity that so many people exhibit when they really want something to happen in their lives. I'd love to hear about successes that you have had, and how you made the journey.

Thanks, and have a great day!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Just Any Other Day

For many, today is just another day. But, if you have a birthday, annniversary or some other special event that is celebrated on September 11th, you will be affected...forever. Maybe this a good thing. There are some things that we should always remember so that history will not repeat itself. Sometimes having a personal event and an historical event that share the same date can be a very special thing. I share one of those events with today's date, and so I try to find something positive to see me through the day. Chocolate helps....a lot!

My 25th wedding anniversary was 9/11/01. We decided not to celebrate that year. A sort of eerie thing happened. The day before, my husband ordered flowers to be delivered to the house. They arrived on the afternoon of the 11th. They were beautiful greens and white Lilys. Of all the flowers in the book, he ordered Lilys. Maybe it was a God thing. When the arrangement finally passed on, I replaced it with plastic and dried flowers. Every year I add another flower and/or green. I now have this beautiful arrangement of Lilys, roses, mums, etc., any flower that comes in white. And, of course, lots of green, leafy stuff.

I remember planning a big party for my parents on their 25th wedding anniversary. My party can wait. If we make it to 40 years, then I will rent a cruise ship. Would you like to join us?

Thanks, and God Bless!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Brand New Day

Good Morning!

Today, I will not make the excuse that I'm too tired, I don't have time, I am not prepared.... I will just do it! Okay, today I am committed to stay on track with the job (be kind to the first time parents who bring up their child's lunch, homework, books, musical instruments or PE clothes) and show the bosses that I'm not too old to do seven things at the same time!

To what will you commit? Don't sweat it, you've got all week. But think about one thing in your life that you would like to improve. Attack it like you would a forgotten closet, or bedroom, or basement!

Hope your day is a great one!