Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world.  Constantly color your picture gray and your picture will always be bleak.  Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.

Allen Klein 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Good News, Bad News Part II

Since I cannot transfer pics from my camera to my computer due to the loss of both my card reader and cords, I thought that I would do a "Good News, Bad News" post again.

Which brings me to my first one.  You can read the above about the bad news.  Good news is, I have some great pics if I do say so myself and can't wait to print them out for scrapbook layouts and to share on this blog. :-)

Bad news is.  And this is BAD.  We have been on a "boil water advisory" for two days now due to elevated contaminants found in water samples taken by our water department.  So I put off taking a shower until this morning and dishes are piling up in our sink.  Which is driving me crazy!  And I kept forgetting to not rinse my toothbrush from the tap when brushing my teeth. Yuck!

Good news is (for my son, anyway) school has been been cancelled for the last two days and it is a holiday weekend to boot.  My hubby and I never got that lucky when we were in school.  We are trying to keep him busy around the house and yard, though, between storms.

Bad news is.  It keeps raining.  And raining.  And raining some more.  Which is one of the reasons why we are having water sanitation problems, I believe.  I feel like we live in the northwest.

Good news is. It's suppose to be gorgeous Memorial Day.  Keeping fingers crossed.  It is Michigan, however, and the weather can change at any given moment.

We do have to keep focused on the positive.  I have to deep clean my desk in my office and will hopefully find my cords/card reader.  At least we for the most part have clean water and not like some parts of the world that do not.  We are not in the middle of a drought.  And it will hopefully be a beautiful Memorial Day. :-)

Hope everyone reading this has nothing but good news in your forecast and has a great weekend! :-)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Best Day of My Life

I felt exhausted and dazed, numb from the waist down.  Frankly, I felt like I was run over by a semi.

It was also the best day of my life.

This is the day that two people in love became parents.  Great parents became grandparents.  Siblings became aunts and uncles.  And another branch grew on the Family Tree.

The day you were born.

I had had a hard time bringing you into the world.  I can honestly say that I know without a doubt why labor is called labor.  It is hard work bringing a child into the world.  But it is something that women have been doing since creation.  And I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Since I had not slept in, oh, 36 hours or so and I had spent the last three hours working really, really hard to help you into this world, I was whisked off to an operating room and you were delivered by cesarean.  When your dad showed you to me and I looked at your sweet, little face, I couldn't believe that you were mine.  I had a baby!  Me?  A mom?  This is something I had dreamed of my entire life.

During those first few hours, I was exhausted and in a daze and it didn't really sink in that this newborn baby could possibly be mine.  The next morning after catching up on a little bit of sleep, I felt more like myself.  I remember the exact moment that it did finally sink in that this baby in the bassinet next to my bed was mine.  You looked directly at me.  Looked me right in the eye.  This feeling of absolute love, one that is heaven sent, washed over me.  This love is one of the most powerful.

It is a mother's love.

As strong as my love for you was then, it has only gotten more stronger and powerful.  I cannot believe that anything can diminish it.  There may be things that happen in this life to make you question it.  But nothing can take away unconditional love.

Happy Birthday To You, Sweet Boy!  You are becoming an even finer young man than I could have imagined.  I am so blessed that God saw fit to assign me as your mom.  I can speak for your dad that he feels the exact same way.

We love you so, so much!


Mom and Dad

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wild Wings

Late this morning, hubby was gazing out the window looking into the woods when he said there was a bird of a different feather in a tree.

So we both looked and looked trying to figure out what it was.  Finally, we decided to get a closer look.

Can you guess what it is?  This is a bird that we have never seen in our neck of the woods. (Pardon the pun). ;-)

Wait, were did he go?

There he (I pretty sure he is a she) is!  A wild turkey!  Honey, grab the shotgun!  We're havin' us some drumsticks tonight!  JUST KIDDING!  She decided to go for a little stroll.  Checking out the neighborhood a bit.

Wait a minute!  Don't go!  I was only kidding about "grabbing-the-shotgun-and-having-drumsticks-for-dinner"!  Please come back!  We're vegetarian! (At least for a day, anyway).

Isn't that cool?!  You see, we live right in the middle of a subdivision in the middle of town.  So to see this kind of wildlife is a treat.  Actually, the end of our subdivision borders an adjoining township with a farmers field and woods.  Since it is turkey hunting season, hubby thinks maybe it was spooked by hunters and made it's way into town.  They are smart and know where it is safe.

I hope she comes back.  I miss her already.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.

Martin Luther

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Good News, Bad News

Good news is:  It is Saturday and the weekend.  We had perfect weather until about a half an hour ago when the clouds started rolling in.  Right now we have a nice, steady rain shower.

Bad news is:  I have this song running through my mind over and over and over.  Arrrrrrrgh!  Why oh why did I let my son show this video to me?

Good news is:  I got a really good deal on one of those family size containers of ground beef the other day.

Bad news is:  I ate a hamburger yesterday and it has sat like a brick in my stomach ever since.  I have to portion it up and get the rest in the freezer.  The thought of it makes me want to, well, you know.

Good news is:  We had a family get-together the other night and celebrated the Spring birthdays on my hubbys' side of the family.  We had a great time!

Bad news is:  I ate way too much and I know I gained five pounds that one night.  My sister's-in-laws make the yummiest baked beans and sloppy joes on the planet.  I was a total pig.

Oh well.  I am going to stay focused on the good news.  But the bad reminds us be conscience of our health and not take things for granted.  And to not play a video that your teenage son insists that you just have to watch.

FYI, today is National Scrapbook Day.  I love to scrapbook in order to relieve stress, get creative and preserve memories.  Today I'm hoping to make a card or two and print out pictures from the other night and create a scrapbook page or two.  Or seven.

Have a great weekend everyone! :-)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

Flowers are the sweetest thing God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into it.

Henry Beecher