Sunday, January 31, 2010

Why do all fun things happen on the same day?

It's not even February yet and already I am worried about May. Why? Well I will tell you - it's like this
there will be 3 Communions, 1 Dance Recital and 1 Wedding. I really want to go to this wedding, really bad, but you guessed it , one of the grandchildren's functions happens on the same day and not only that I just found out that it Memorial Day weekend - so tell me - why do all good things happen on the same day?

I need some help from you all out there. My Blog is so plain! I need some colored boarders, I have try to copy and paste some items and I can copy but when I go to paste nothing comes up - sigh - HELP

I have posted a lot of pictures on my Face-book page and today I found out that it is not a wise thing to do.
It seems there was a innocent woman at a bridal shower or some kind of function where there were male strippers.
Some one took a picture of a stripper and the woman just happened to be in it. Nothing she could do about it as she did not know her picture would be taken, Somehow it was passed around on Face-book, her employer saw it and was not pleased. She has been suspended from her job for thirty days and might lose it !  Just some one in the wrong place at the wrong time without knowing it was the wrong time and place. So I'm thinking maybe I
should not be posting all of the pictures that I do and should even take some of them off. Not that there is anything wrong with any of them but I could be invading some one's privacy without them knowing and not
wanting their picture even on my page  - - -

Ever since 1963 I have always shared my birthday with my mother-in-law who has the same birth date.
There have been some years where we celebrated them separately - this always happened when a significant
age -like 50, 60 and so on. This year we will be celebrating separately once again, She will be turning 90 years old!!! She is so blessed with energy, good health and mentally alert. She still plays the violin, paints in oils and watercolors, bakes, keeps a garden in the summer and puts up what she plants.  I will be turning 67 and wish that I had half the energy that she has but I will take what I have and am thankful for it - God is Good

Friday, January 22, 2010


 Who of you love to read recipe books? I love to read Recipe Books. It is just like reading a novel to me. I use to collect recipe books, hell, I use to collect everything I liked, If I bought one tea pot I bought 50 of them or got them as gifts, Same for McCoy's and lighthouses. I have wonderful collections of different items and my home is not large enough to show all.

But wait! I am going off in the wrong area. Getting back to recipe books brings me to the recipe's that are in the daily newspaper. If I see one I want to try, I'll cut it out and put it in a folder, needless to say my folder is bursting at the seams with all the cut out recipes!!! I just don't have the time to make them, I have to find the time, I do, I do,
 Being addicted to Face-book has slowed down my reading and I LOVE to read. I guess I will have to put the lap top somewhere where it is not close to my fingertips! It's like playing Nitendo or the Wii, you just can't
quit!  Does anyone else have this  problem?

Thursday, January 21, 2010


How many of us have will-power? Believe it or not, a lot of people do. They turn down deserts, second helpings and quit smoking cold turkey!
I quit smoking in 1991 and have not regretted it. I am proud of myself that I was able to do it. I also lost weight and kept it off for years. I did Jenny Craig and I did a 1000 calorie a day diet. Both times were very successful for me.  Jenny Craig moved out of Waterworks to Monroeville - to far to travel for me plus pay turnpike fair so I did the 1000 calorie diet. It worked for me.

  I had always been thin from the time I was born, I could eat whatever I wanted as often as I wanted and not put on a pound, I bore 4 sons and always got my weight back to where it was before pregnancy,  I took it for granted, in fact  lot of times I thought I was to thin, I am a firm believer you can never be to thin unless you are anorexics.

I went to the gym, I had a personal trainer for years, I walked - I did it all and then I got burned out. I started to put on the pounds a little at a time, it was not real noticeable at first. My clothes got a little tighter and I went up a size - but size 10 was still acceptable to me. Plus every office I worked in the women were thin & fashionable and that helped me stay on track. The last place I worked (13 yrs!) two others plus myself use to be called the 3 Musketeers because we wore the same size & dressed up plus we were always eating salads & fruit.
My diet consisted of one large glass of orange juice for breakfast, a can of vegetables OR watermelon for
lunch and a jenny craig meal for dinner or a piece of chicken,  fish & vegetables. Nothing went in my mouth at
night even when we went out.

So what the hell happened to me?  I guess I got burned out, I was tired of watching what I ate so I stopped. And even though I still had a personal trainer I was eating to many calories and not burning enough to compensate. That was the stupidest mistake ever. I was tired all the time and no matter what, I kept putting on weight, Why? I went to the doctor to find out - it was my thryroid! My thyroid went cofluey , my immune system attacked it and I have Hiroshima's Disease and Hypothyroidism!  Trying to lose weight with all that was to much for me to handle, no excuse - I should of had more self control but because I didn't I am now a very hefty woman with a very hefty hernia and no will  power!  I truly have to do something because it is harder for me to move, And they won't operate on me till I lose 30 to 35 lb. because I could develop lung problems. Not to mention that I am a 3 yr survivor of Breast Cancer and should be taking better care  of myself.
Can I once again rise to the occasion, will my body co-operate or at 67 am I to old? Will I be able to say NO to all things that should not go into my mouth? - this is my mountain I HAVE to climb - starting now -
I will keep you abreast of it and maybe in this way I will have the will power

Dee's shared items


This time of year makes me think of all of those things I have to be thankful for - - - -
my husband
my children
my grandchildren
my health
my freedom
always thankful for friends made