PRAYING FOR SPRING!!!!

As most of you know we have had a usual winter especially since the beginning of January when it seemed that snow just fell like crazy on the upper Northern midwest for the sake of just making a mess of everything.  It left ice, snow and freezing temperatures from clear across both sides of the states and down North and South.  It’s not that the snow is unusual or even the amount at times is strange but what is really strange is that it doesn’t snow in Florida or even in New Orleans, Louisana and it snowed in both of those places and the temperatures were like down in the low single digits plus with the wind chill factored in they were in the negative range for a few days there.  The weather in Michigan area wasn’t nothing to shake your stick at either when they say it was cold you better believe it and more ice than normal and lots more snow to shovel.  To think I wanted to move up there so I could have four seasons.  (wonder where I would get a fool idea like that)

The weather since I have moved home from Florida hasn’t been the greatest but I don’t have the outerwear needed to spend too much time in the great outdoors but then again I am not sure that if I hadn’t been in Florida for the year and six months I was there that I would still not have the clothes need to go outside and take the pictures I would like to take because it has been dang cold here as well.   Any way forward as the saying goes.

I am so ready for the spring so I can get out to plant a few flowers and want warming weather because I am so tired of being cold when by now here in Texas we have already started to complain about the temperature beginning to get in the mid-eighties well I am really ready for those type of temperatures.  I know a lot of my buddies and friends up in the Michigan and Indiana states are too.

So while the mid-west hopes to warm up so that it will stop snowing and the shoveling off the walkway plus the driveways, I am praying for warming weather all around so that we can all be happy for a short period of time until there is something else to find to complain about which I’m sure will be anytime now.  But that is okay we are most of the time at least human and according to reliable sources humans are supposed to complain about something or they would not be happy.  But that isn’t always true.  I, for the most part, am happy.  I have a roof over my head, I have food to put in my stomach most of the time and my children love and respect me most of the time.  That makes me happy a lot.  Now if the weather would just get warmed up and Springtime would come so that I could plant flowers and make my yard nice I would be even happier.

By the way, my friends and family tomorrow is valentines day and I want to wish you all a good one even those across the big pond hope your day is filled with love from family, friends, and your other half and hopefully no one is forgotten on 14 of February.  God bless you all.  Be good and be safe ❤ you all!!!!

 

 

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RESOLUTIONS OR NEW YEAR’S GOALS

I sit here at my desk and think about whether it is worth making a resolution to which I probably won’t keep or will for a little while and then fall back into the same old habits again. I have set them in the past and barely even gotten out of February or sometimes I have made it until May but never actually made the whole goal that I have set. Maybe this time I could make them simple so that they will be easier to manage. Now there is a great ideal wonder if it would even work. Or maybe it would work if I had a buddy do the goals with me.
I don’t know what if any goals to set but if I were to set them here would be just a few I think I would set and I think I could do on my own without needing a buddy to help keep me in line because I do them most of the time
anyway, I just don’t do them continually.

1. I would want to write in my journal more often instead of only at night.
2. I think I would like to be a better friend than I was last year. More around more.
3. I would like to be a more giving sister than I have been to my brothers and in turn, I would like them to be more giving as well.
4. I think I would like to be less housebound than I have been maybe getting out to see people.
5. Finally, is trying to be more available for my children even though I am plenty accessible I think.

Now if I were to set goals for a buddy which I not sure that I have even heard of buddy resolutions before I would only have one and I would know the right person to ask. That goal is to lose weight and the person I would ask would be Connie O’Neal because I know she would be willing to help me meet my goal. Because we have already talked about this and discussed, and she is the right person to help me stay motivative she will also cheer me on as I meet each milestone along the way. Those are the type of goals I can get behind and stay behind because those type of goals don’t fail because you don’t fail. It makes life more interesting and it makes life better too. Not that I’m not happy with life causes I am it is just dang hard sometimes to always fail at making goals and knowing that no matter how hard one word you are never going to win. This way we all win you and your buddy because you both are helping each other do something you both are trying to do and you both cheer each other on.

I have this way of thinking that God puts you with certain people at certain times in your life because that person needs you or you need them so far in my life I have been right. I have known Connie over a year now and I met her through Facebook she sales a product TruVision it is a great and wonderful product and it has helped a lot of people and it continues to help people. I want to tell you to check out her Facebook business page if you have questions leave her a message she will contact you back and answer all your questions she is an awesome lady plus the product is too. The name of her business page is Connie’s TruCorner check it out.

Now I suppose you are wondering if I get a payback from sending people her way the answer is no it is something I believe in and I believe in her too, so I am just letting you check out a business page on Facebook. Thank you if you do or don’t check it out but it would be nice if you did. Anyway, I suppose I have taken up enough of your time and it is way past my bedtime it is 0208 and I should have been in bed almost an hour ago but this thing has been clicking in my head, so I thought I need to write while it was working well.

I wish you good luck with your own goals for 2018 mine don’t seem to be too hard this year so maybe just maybe I might make them. I hope you all meet all of yours as well. Thanks for reading!! God bless you all.

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PARENTS

I think this is going to be a hard blog to write because I just realized that I have just passed the anniversary of my Dad’s death which was on the 6th of February and that his birthday is on the 12th of February he would be 99 years old.  WOW!!! Talking about burying the lead that did it for me.  I have been without him for a long time, but I have learned to live with it no matter how hard it got because I always had others to pick up the slack and never felt that I was missing his love because of the others who help make up for not having a father.  I knew that he loved me, and others did the Father-daughter things or my first dance thing or whatever was needed.  Don’t get me wrong I missed my Dad I still do miss my Dad as old as I am now, but I never wanted for a Dad because I always had some cousin, uncle, grandpa, or other male relatives to fill the slot if I need something done.  I am forever appreciative of all male relatives who filled in throughout the years without never complaining when I am so sure you could have found something better to do than go to a function with me.  Thanks so much.

I know that I tell you all the time about you who have your Mom or Dad still alive and in good health that you are so lucky and that I wish I could have just one more hug from my Dad or Mom at this stage in my life I would be so happy, and I would be.  But I have a friend and she knows who she is I am beginning to think that even though she still has her Mom she isn’t so lucky because she doesn’t know her, doesn’t remember her life and I have thought long and hard on that situation and I am positive if my Mom or Dad were still alive and living in that situation they wouldn’t be happy nor would they want to be alive.  I think I am just being selfish because I would like them in any kind of a way because anyway is better than no way.  There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss them think of them, but I know neither of them is in pain, so I suppose they might be in a better place than some of us, but still it doesn’t stop the missing or wishing for just one more I love you or one more hug to make it last until we meet again.

There are few people who complain about their parents did this or did that and how they don’t like it.  Well, get a job move out stop complaining be thankful that you have your parents around to piss you off and do things you don’t like to be thankful they care enough to piss you off.  So, I would like mine around just again to piss me off enough that we can have our fights and I can get grounded in263114-Happy-Birthday-Dad (1) my room I would love it.   So, stop complaining about them be thankful that you still have them because I can guarantee that someday they will not be there.  God will call them home and they won’t be here on earth.  I know this might be a wake up call it isn’t meant to be I have heard so much lately about someone’s parents didn’t let them drink any booze well gee how old are you anyway 16 years old, wait in 5 years you can drink but if you live at home you such obey your parents rules they have your best interest at heart most of the time.  They do love you.

Mom and Dad where ever you are I hope after all this time you are together and happy.  I Love You both and Miss you more than I can ever say.  Thank you for what you tried to do for me even if I did make a mess of it.  I am thankful for both of your love and I am thankful to have been raised in a house where I knew what love was.  It was harder Mom for you after Daddy died and I am sure us kids didn’t make it any easier, but I am still glad that we had you both at least for a short time.  God bless you.

Happy Birthday Dad 99 years young that is a milestone here on earth we would have celebrated!!! Now you can celebrate with Mom and all who came after!!!!!!  LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHY DO I WRITE?

Why do I write? I write because I have something to say and I say it with words so that others might understand. I have a need to voice something that I don’t like and it is always best to get it out instead of holding it in. While everyone has an opinion each opinion is different and every one has two sides and both sides are neither right or wrong.
Writing helps me say something without getting upset and blowing my cool, getting into trouble while keeping the peace. But best of all I share a talent with friends and family which they appreciate or at least I feel that they do anyway.
I can write about a movie I liked or didn’t like, or a book, share an opinion on the latest polls which are out that don’t make sense and others can voice their opinions also that is what writing does for me it gives me an outlet to say things that I don’t always feel comfortable saying out loud but can say on paper and feel free to say what is needed within boundaries and do alright with it.

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I can tell a story, say a critic, or give a opinion it all boils down to the same I write because it is an outlet for me to say something or tell a story about something and hope it is entertaining in the way it was meant to be to an audience who enjoys reading what I write about and cares enough about it to read what I have to write. This is why I write.

HEROES!!!

What is a hero?  According to the dictionary a hero is:

a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
“a war hero”

but does that person always have to be a soldier, sailor, marine or even a military person?  My answer is no but I am going to tell you why.  The person who leaves to go off to war is a hero but so is the family who has to wait at home for him/her to come home hoping beyond hope that it is all together with no harm done.

The fireman who leaves his house to go to work every day is a hero he/she never knows what he/she might tackle in any given shift.  The policeman who goes out the door never knows if it is the last time he/she will see the family or kiss his/her spouse goodbye.  The person who is sitting at the light waiting for it to turn green sees an accident and gets out of the car to give aid to the person or persons in the vehicle who has been injuried in the accident without his/her knowledge of standard first aid the people in that car might not have made it.

I know a few heroes who fit in this catergory they are indeed soldiers but then again I know a few policeman, firefighters, doctors, and even nurses who are in book at least heroes they give every day tirelessly devoted to their profession and never complain about how things aren’t always right or why me?  They do the job in front of them and safe lives all the time.

But you don’t have to be a professional to be a hero exordinary people living everyday lives can be a hero and are hero every day.  If while driving a car and you see a dog in the middle of the road and he seems to be scared beyond reason, you stop your car get out and risk your life so that the dog can get to the other side of the road you are a hero maybe a little crazy but we have all been there and I will stop my car every time to say an animal I have even been know to stop it for a turtle or two.  That is a hero but that is not exactly what I mean but you are catching on.

Heroes are like every day people the come from every walk of life and many shape, sizes and backgrounds but best of all they aren’t looking to be heroes they don’t do it for the glory of it they do it because what ever it is has to be done and they are there at the moment in time when something happens.  It is just something that happens.

Heroism is an act of bravery, courage, valor, boldness, audacity and fearlessness.  These are the qualities you associate with people who are heroes.  I once knew soldiers that had these qualities I won’t get into there names because I don’t have permission to tell you some of things I know that they have done but to me they served their country well but didn’t get a heroes welcome when they came back.  Like a lot of veterans who fought in Vietnam it was damn hard for them but they survived and they now live productive lives with their families.  All those tracts aren’t necessary to be a hero you just have to do something to help someone else and let them believe you are a hero to them.  That is how people become heroes.

Just remember anyone can be a hero in the right situation.  Given time and space we all could use a little helping hand.  God bless you each and every one of you.  May you cherish today, remember yesterday and look forward to tomorrow.

 

NEW YEAR’S 2018

Well the New Year has started, and it seems for the most part we all survived the parties of New Year’s Eve made it home in one piece even though we have got up this morning and may not feel up to par but we made it into 2018.

Most of us will make resolutions which we will want to keep but somewhere around March or April we will have forgotten all about them or are just barely hanging on to doing them we might as well quit them anyway.  But I think this year I am going to try hard to keep my goals for a longer period as well as spend more time with my family.  But I also want to try and stay a little more focused with my writing I was still writing in my journal, but nothing was happening on paper it was always blank.

Today is day 1 of 2018 most of us will be having black eye peas, cornbread and watching something on the tv or a movie of some sort spending that much needed time with family and friends before going back to our busy lives of work, school, kids, and everyday stuff that we do.  I think it is kind of weird that we haven’t had much of a winter here in Texas in the small town I live in anyway I know a lot of you have been miserable and yesterday we had snow not much but some the temperatures were really cold and now today it is started out about 0250 about 19 degrees and here it is 0500 and it is now 16 degrees and feels like 8 degrees now I don’t about you but that is a little chilly especially for me since I have spent the last year and half in Florida taking care of my ex Mother in law and visiting my daughter Misty.  I have only been back in Texas since July, so I still have shorts, short sleeves shirts clothes that more suited for Florida weather year-round than Texas temperatures.   Or maybe a walk on the beach causes I do have a few hoodies, long pants and long sleeve shirts.

My wish for all of you who are reading this is good health, happiness, understanding from friends, family and oneself, peace, and best of all love.  I feel if we have all those things than is possible.  May God bless you all and keep you safe from harm and may there be peace in the world so that we might bring our troops home finally.  I love you all have a nice year!!!!

 

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Happy New Years 2018

As we leave behind 2017 and enter into the new year of 2018 we look toward a new time of renewal and look back on old memories of the past year and we reflect on what we can change to make the new year better than the last one.  We spend time thinking about the ones we have lost to death or who just are no longer in our lives for some other reason.  I like to think we remember them with kindness and reflect on how they changed and shaped our lives.

2017 hasn’t been all that bad but it wasn’t one of my best years between all of the shootings, political hoop, which person was better or worse, who lied the least or the most, or some other kind of stuff it all boils down to what is best for the country as a whole.  I’m not sure at this point any one person is right I think it is going to take the nation as a whole to come together to make things work out for the best or I feel we are doomed to repeat what we have always done in the past 200 some odd years.

As I look back on 2017 I know several things right off the bat that as a whole I am hoping I can carry over to 2018 and that is all of you in cyberspace who have been here even when I haven’t.  It has been a heck of a year for my writing it seems that all my words have kind of dried up for a while and it isn’t that I haven’t had anything to say it is that I just haven’t been able to get them down on paper correctly or the moment I look at the paper to write all the words that are inside my mind that I see go quiet and for a writer that is the worst feeling to have everything go quiet.  So the big thing for me in 2018 I hope that the words come back so I can start doing this again cause I really love telling a story or just writing a blog and interacting with all of you.   Another thing I know is that I want to take all my friends and family from 2017 to 2018 I think we are all in for a new adventure to which should be fun and different but still within the ream of not way out there.

Now I want to send a special shout out to my friend “murphysmission” I want to thank you for always listen to me during those nights when I was first new to Facebook and neither of us could sleep or maybe it was just we like the earlier hours when it was quiet on the internet and we shared a passion for writing and friendship with long chats in morning hours but it was nice and I did enjoy it.  So thanks do me it was fun and I will never forget.  I still owe you a painted porch  LOL and you owe me a cup of coffee and conversation.  LOL Who knows when that might happen but it will be fun to see won’t it my friend.  Love ya girl and thanks again.

TO ALL OTHERS I WANT TO WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEARS I HOPE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU HAVE A SAFE ONE AND THAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO THAT NEW YEARS EVE PARTY THAN DRINK RESPONSIBLE AND HAVE A PERSON DRIVE YOU HOME OR TAKE A CAB SO YOU WILL GET THERE SAFE AND YOU DON’T HURT YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.

GOOD BYE 2017 AND HELLO 2018

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