My Bassakward Group

My Bassakward Group

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

thankful thursday...

ok so i have not been faithful to do a thankful thursday every thursday...but as a dear friend once told me, failure is never final unless it is the last time you try, so here goes...

1. i am thankful that i did not break anything when i decided to go skiing out the front door yesterday - my hubby's comment was, did you break your know they have a room for you at the nursing home!

2. my den is painted and my new floors will be down when i get home from my in laws on sunday - thanks miranda and kevin

3. my job - i get to truly help people everyday = i get to see them smile over very simple things = a hug, a kiss on the cheek, a sticker that says, you rock, just the simple things

4. my children - i have the two best kids in the world - they love me unconditionaly

5. my hubby - yes he is a smarty pants - but he is amazing

6. my friends - those i have had forever, those i have reunited with through cyberspace and those that i have met through cyberspace

7. for each new day - although i try to make the most of each day, i know that if i live to see the next day i have the opportunity to do a "do over"

8. for the show "clean house" - first it makes me realize that there are other people whose house looks worse than mine, second, it gives me ideas of what to do in my own house

9. that although this world has many mean people in this world, but it is full of good, nice people who just don't get the spotlight

10. all the blessings that God gives me that i may not realize

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Mother's Prayer

I found this and just cried...I had a real bad day today with the kids and was pretty ugly to them. I found this and remembered God did give me the honor of being a mother to the two most wonderful children in the world. I hope you enjoy it.

Dear Lord, It's such a hectic day,
With little time to stop and pray,
For Life's been anything but calm,
Since You called me to be a Mom,
Running errands, matching socks,
Building dreams with matching blocks,
Cooking, cleaning, finding shoes,
And other stuff that children lose,
Fitting lids on bottled bugs,
Wiping tears and giving hugs,
A stack of last week's mail to read,
So where's the quiet time I need?
Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord,
Just at the sink or ironing board,
To ask the blessings of Your grace,
I see them, in my small one's face,
That you have blessed me
All the while --
And I stoop to kiss
That precious smile.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

what kind of flower are you?

i found this on another blogger's site...i thought it was pretty cool...interestingly enough snapdragons are one of my favorite flowers....see which one you are and pass on the fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

successful saturday

i am not sure that anyone reads my blogs anymore, but regardless i will continue to write. i started my day by making two home health visits. i really did not want to do that early this morning especially as cold as it was...but i went. i am thankful that i did because both of the visits made me realize i am a lucky duck...i really don't have any problems. i then went to the grocery store for me and my mom...again doing something for someone else always makes you feel better...came home to find that my hubby and children had been cleaning house...i was shocked...went to get jamie's boyfriend, austin. came back home started supper, homemade chicken fetuccine alfredo, and began remodeling the den...we ripped out the carpet and will begin painting tomorrow...i also cleaned up most of my bedroom...not sure where this energy came from but i am not going to argue with it...i love it when i feel like doing something...hopefully it will continue....have a great sunday!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

you can't put a dollar sign on a peace of mind

there is a new song by the zac brown band called "chicken fried" says, a little bit of chicken fried, a cold beer on a friday night, a pair of jeans that fit just right and the radio on...

in a few lines it says, "you can't put a dollar sign on a peace of mind." i love that line..that is so true

some days are better than others and we handle situations differently, but at the end of the day as long as i have peace of mind i am ok.

in my line of work i feel like all i do is fuss at people and correcting mistakes and blunders that happen in the nursing home...but at the end of day i can usually lay my head down and know that i have tried to do my best to help someone...that is peace of mind

today i got to be part of something that was pretty remarkable. i got to go the day program in st clair county which is a program for mentally disabled individuals. these individuals come to this program everyday and learn different skills. i was able to be part of presenting a check for $500 to the program that will help buy christmas presents for these special angels. it was real humbling. things that we take for granted, eating, cleaning up, toileting, crafts...these people have to work really hard to accomplish these tasks...they were so innocent and loving and was just real special.

another thing i got to do this week was dress up for halloween with my i was a deviled egg..don't ask..i will post pictures later...these elderly people had so much fun being kids and having fun...sometimes we forget how to have fun...we dressed our weenie dogs, sissy lynn and bubba joe, up as hot was great

it has been a good few days...yes i have bumps in the road...but i have peace of mind...that is all that matters.........

i found this online...think about it...

Peace Amid Chaos

I don’t know anyone who is especially peaceful at this moment. The whole world feels a bit threatening. So many of us find ourselves in a tumultuous and unsure state of being. We are filled with fears and worries – about losing our homes, jobs, retirement packages, freedom. We are concerned about the state of our nation, the election, the war. Each day presents a new struggle we must grapple with. There is no doubt these are tough times. However, if we try to redefine our personal definition of peace, and look for gentle ways to incorporate it into our everyday lives, we might find a way to better weather the storms.