Wednesday, April 28, 2010

LOVE . . .

like there is no tomorrow.


CHOCOLATE-coated truth tastes better.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A pessimist . .

is really an optimist with experience.

Silence mights be golden . .

but laughter is priceless.

Happiness . .

is an inside job.

Saturday, April 24, 2010



Try this . . . .

Instead of complaining --- try to find a solution.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Best Buy Delivery

On the 19th we went in hunt of a new TV. It was hard to find something that would be new and fun. So we decided on a TV from BEST BUY, store # 220. Anna was very helpful. She knew her products and helped us make a decision. She scheduled a delivery on Thursday 22nd, and they would call and tell us a time on Wednesday night.

Wednesday night I received the call and said that they would deliver the TV between 9 and 11, we would be their 2nd stop.

Thursday morning we waited. At 11:00 am I called.

MISTAKE 1: She didn't put me on hold when she tried to reach the delivery driver.
I heard her say, they have dropped off the TV. That our building looked commercial and they didn't think that was the right place, so they dropped it off at Cox payment center across the street.

Just a note: The number to our building in in 4 inch letters on the side of the building.

She came back on the phone and said that there had been some confusion. I asked to talk to the manager. I was a little overheated at this time. I then walked across the street to confirm that my TV was actually there. AND YES IT WAS!

The manager was trying to be nice and then I informed him that I had heard the entire conversation with the delivery driver and I knew that it had been delivered across the street. NOW if our business looked "Commercial" what does Cox payment center look like?

I told the manager I wanted the TV delivered within an hour or I would charge my credit card back.

The Best Buy delivery driver went across the street and picked up my TV and delivered it. The driver was very apologetic and admitted that he had made a mistake.

Anna from Best Buy #220 called and she said that she had heard what happened. She refunded our credit card $100. I guess that was worth something.

Very upsetting. I think that it just so sad that people just don't "think". If the address says one thing why would you even consider delivering to it another address?

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Pics of the new little men in my life...

Camden and Ethan at 7 months old.

A new Mother....

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Hormone Hostage knows . . . . .

that there are days when
all a man has to do is open his mouth and he takes his
life in his own hands! This is a Handy Guide that
should be as common as a driver's license in the
wallet of every husband, boyfriend, or significant

Dangerous: What's for dinner?
Safer: Can I help you with dinner?
Safest: Where would you like to go for dinner?
Ultra Safe: Here, have some chocolate.

Dangerous: Are you wearing that?
Safer: Wow, you sure look good in brown!
Safest: WOW! Look at you!
Ultra Safe: Here, have some chocolate

Dangerous: What are you so worked up about?
Safer: Could we be overreacting?
Safest: Here's my paycheck.
Ultra Safe: Here, have some chocolate.

Dangerous: Should you be eating that?
Safer: You know, there are a lot of apples left.
Safest: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?
Ultra Safe: Here, have some chocolate.

Dangerous: What did you DO all day?
Safer: I hope you didn't over-do it today.
Safest: I've always loved you in that robe!
Ultra Safe: Here, have some more chocolate.

13 Things PMS Stands For:

1. Pass My Shotgun

2. Psychotic Mood Shift

3. Perpetual Munching Spree

4. Puffy Mid-section

5. People Make me Sick

6. Provide Me with Sweets

7. Pardon My Sobbing

8. Pimples May Surface

9. Pass My Sweat pants

10. Pissy Mood Syndrome

11. Plainly; Men Suck

12. Pack My Stuff

and my favorite one ...

13. Potential Murder Suspect

Pass this on to all of your hormonal friends and
those who might need a good laugh! Or men who need a
warning. And remember: Money talks, but Chocolate SINGS!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Abraham Lincoln . . .

'The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.'

Sunday, April 11, 2010

How to Accept Yourself For Who You Are

I thought life got easier when you get old.

It is not easy to accept yourself for who you are. Every single one of us has things that we dislike about ourselves. What we need to do to survive these things is focus on the positives and laugh off the negatives

1) Find a hobby that you're good at. I try to keep busy, which was keeping me happy.

2) Accept that you like the things that you like. As long as you're happy with your choices, that's what matters.

3) Identify the features that you like about yourself. There must be at least one thing about yourself that you like. It doesn't matter if it's something silly, like a freckle, but if you like it, be proud of it!

4) Set a goal for yourself that you can achieve. Achieving goals helps us to believe in ourselves. So, start with an easy goal.

5) Indulge a bit. Accepting yourself for who you are does not mean that you can't make some fun enhancements, within reason.

6) Speak to others that have similar insecurities to your own. You can work together to get through the tough times, and be open about your feelings, because the other person will understand what you're going through.

7) Accept the fact that you can't change some things about yourself. Yes, we have control over a lot of aspects about ourselves, but there are certain things that we can't do anything about. While we can't change those things, we can accept them. Take pride in those things, or laugh about it if someone brings those things up. If you can laugh it off when these things come up, they will have less power over you.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Gotta Love Maxine!!!!

I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend.. I don't chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love ... I will.
I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.

They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But th ere again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face.
So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore..
I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day(if I feel like it).


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Low in Potassium

Doctors reports are all excellent! The only thing in my blood report was low potassium and just in the low end of the range. So I went to the web to see what I could eat besides bananas all the time.

Actually baked potatoes have more potassium than bananas. Baked potatoe not french fries*** But remember potatoes have carbs, likewise so do bananas but different sugars.

Other food sources of potassium are:
Orange juice
Honeydew melon
Lima beans
Acorn Squash
Sweet potatoes

I actually eat a lot of stuff on this list. Don't understand.