Saturday, September 22, 2007

I have been tagged by Eve's Lungs.

So, here are the rules:

Rule 1: Without changing the first word, after each letter of the alphabet, write a sentence that captures you/your essence.

Rule 2: Tag as many people as you want, but do tag at least one. This is an eye opening experience and can express to those who read it, things about you that they did not really understand before.
Rule 3: List who you are tagging.
So here goes...

*A* Accept the things you can't change and work on the ones you can; no one is perfect.

*B* Break the cycle of self-criticism; learn to love yourself.

*C* Create a loving environment so the kids can come to you for support and a "listening" ear.

*D* Decide to follow your heart more.

*E* Explore other options when you have to give up something, like driving.

*F* Forgive and try to forget.

*G* Grow as you age, never stop learning.

*H* Hope for a cure for Usher Syndrome and all other diseases, too. Don't givre up.

*I* Ignore naysayers-if you believe it, you can achieve it.

*J* Journey into life and continue to learn and grow.

*K* Know all that is possible for you to learn and teach it to others

*L* Love
yourself first because if you take care of yourself, you show you want to be there for your family and friends

*M* Manage to find the right balance-time with family, housework, homework, and "me time".

*N* Notice small details because sometimes it's the small things that count.

*O* Open your heart and don't be afraid to try new things.

*P* Play because a family that plays together, stays together.

*Q* Question when you don't hear everything the first time. Sometimes I just pretend to understand and get caught.

*R* Relax whenever you can. When will the next chance be?

*S* Share your memories and thoughts.

*T* Try to be all that you can be.

*U* Use
tact to avoid hurting other people's feelings.

*V* Value the things you do have.

*W* Work on the impulse to snap at others when you are frustrated. It's not their fault.

*X* Xerox your memories and file them; then page through them when you need to.

*Y * Yield to others; look at both sides of the story, not just your own.

*Z* Zoom into the future without letting anything hold you back.

Okay. I was supposed to tag at least one person, but I am going to break the rules. If you want to tag yourself, be my guest.


Friday, September 14, 2007

I'll Be Back

from Glitter Graphics

School work in session...I am trying to get the hang of getting back into the swing of things. Meanwhile, I will still be posting The Daily Threes each and every day. Any updates will be posted there. Some posts will be longer than others. Some days I may have a lot to talk about, some days just a small thing may light up my day. I am still here. I just want to cut some corners. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, September 10, 2007

Remember 9/11

I made this post last year. In remembrance of 9/11 and all those brave firemen and policemen, I am going to repost this because it's worth repeating. It really shook the nation that day and reunited us in some way. Strangers helped strangers. We were a united nation.

from Glitter Graphics

Light a candle. Take a few moments of silence to remember all who have perished in the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon. And let’s not forget the plane that was taken down in PA. Think about the firemen and policemen on duty that fateful day. Think about all those who have been affected by the attacks.

I was reading today’s paper saying that it’s been five years (now six) since the attacks. How many of us remember what we were doing that day, that very hour, of the attacks? It is forever imprinted in my mind what I was doing that day.

I got a gravy job at work that memorable morning. I was assembling knobs and wrapping them at the factory I worked at. Some of my co-workers were gathered around a radio. I didn’t pay much attention to them. I wanted to get my quota. One of the ladies (co-workers) came over by me and said that a plane crashed into one of the Twin Towers. I admit I had a hard time digesting this in my mind. Did I hear her right? Did she say that a plane hit the WTC? Isn’t that a wee bit too low for a plane to go? If there was engine trouble, doesn't (don’t) the pilot(s) try to avoid crashing into a congested area? It was surreal. Then there were more exclamations from the others. They came over by me and said that a second plane hit the other tower.

That got my attention. This was no accident. Is this the start of WWIII? It was a somber day. I couldn’t wait to get home. I didn’t have the option of taking the rest of the day off. I had started riding with another co-worker the past two years to take the 30-40 minute commute to work because it was dark at 5:00 in the morning. I am nightblind.

Once I got home, I just hugged my kids. My youngest was only a year old at the time. I was just happy to be home. How many people worried when their loved ones didn’t come home? How many people were able to go home that night?


Sunday, September 02, 2007


September 2, 1928-April 21, 1998

Happy Birthday, Dad!!

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