Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Friday, February 27, 2009

It was bound to happen...

I have been around so many people that have been sick I knew it was bound to happen. It's here - I have a sinus infection, sore throat, some body aches, little cough - no fever yet. I suppose it could be worse, although I am sure it will get that way before it's over. Thank goodness, I do not have the stomach virus (knock on wood). I hear that one is awful. Well I guess the w/end will be spent nurturing the whatever I have.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


My heart is sad. A dear sweet lady from my church died today. She had surgery last week and was found to have cancer. She also had others health problems. She will truly be missed. However, I know she is in God's hands.

She has left me with very fond memories and I smile when I think of her. She loved everyone and loved her church. She always spoke her mind and was well known for doing so. She definitely had a sense of humor. My latest encounter with her will never be forgotten, she hugged me tight, kissed my cheek, told me how much she loved me and appreciated me. (tearing up now)

I thank God for allowing Ms. Martha to be a part of my life. May God give her family comfort during this difficult time.

God Bless!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

It has been a great day. Although the day started cold it actually warmed up and was a very nice day. I have spent my day working on church stuff (I am the treasurer), a little shopping, a little cleaning house, a little time outside, then the hubby and I went out to eat for dinner - just the two of us - it was nice.

Speaking of eating - off and on all day I have thought about my weight and exercise. Being outside in the warm and knowing that Spring and Summer are coming makes me more aware of my weight. Ugh!!! I have no will power. And then I go through the mail and there it is----------the SELF magazine and on the cover:

Get Your Dream Body Now; Flat Abs, Easy Diet
A Sexy Confident You; De-stress and Increase Energy
Lose Weight and Feel Great
Real Women Reveal the Key to Their Slim-Down Success

Ahhhhh! Doesn't that sound so easy? Yeah Right! Ok I admit I will read these articles and perhaps it will help put me in the right frame of mind. Who knows? I do know that I did this once and I can do it again. When? I'm not sure. HA HA HA

A couple of weeks ago Travis went to Asheville for work and some of the people he met invited him to their church on Wednesday night. He had a great visit. So tomorrow he and I are going to church service at Biltmore Baptist. I'm really looking forward to the visit. Then we are going to PF Changs for lunch with his new friends. Of course, I will get in some shopping while I'm there.

Will time to get into the magazines.......If I find anything new and interesting to help with weight loss, I'll let you know.


Friday, February 20, 2009


I am sometimes so confused by people. There are those whom think they know so much more than you and that's fine. I am willing to learn, however I like to do it myself. I don't want them to do it for me. What confuses me is: Are they trying to make me look stupid or are they trying to impress me? It's a toss up! I wonder if they are insecure and that's why they do things to make others look bad.

And then there are those whom you do things for and in the beginning they appreciate it, then they start taking advantage of it and start expecting it. Why?

But you know, no matter how many times you insult me, I always come back for more. I can not not do nice "things" for people. That's just me. But, oh boy how I would like to tell you to back off or stop taking advantage of me.

I do have feelings and they do get hurt just like everyone else. Maybe I take things the wrong way. My guard is always up because of an incident that happen to me several years ago. I am working on overlooking things that seem to be wearing me down, trying to believe that they are not that big of a deal. It's a challenge.

No matter what, everyday is a blessing from God, whom I know loves me for me.

Lord, please help me to not dwell on little things that sometimes make me crazy. Help me to move on and realize that sometimes its just not that big of a deal. Amen

Live, Laugh, Love

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Prayer Request

Hello friends, I need your prayers for a friend of mine. She has recently had a baby, a beautiful baby girl, and is having postpartum depression. Apparently it is worse that I thought. Although she and her husband had never planned to have children, they feel blessed that God has given them this gift of life. After receiving her email today I can tell that she is at her whits end. My heart is heavy with this concern, so please keep them in your prayers.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Am I an adult or a child?? Can I color within the lines??, especially yellow ones???? OK, I believe the last time I looked I was a mature adult with a excellent work record - however, apparently there are those who think I just can't make it without the hi-lighted yellow lines. Perhaps we should consider changing the hi-light color for a while because the YELLOW ONES ARE GETTING OLD. OH MY- how did I ever survive without you? Oh lets not forget the little added notes to my memos. ARRGGHHHH!!!!

I am amazed with myself - I do have talents which include getting out of bed, dress, eat breakfast, go to work ----- and then the yelllllooowwww starts and I suddenly become dazed with stupidity. I somehow manage my way home and then I am all better - Surprise it's me again! No hi-lights to light the way, just me and my brain - surviving!!!!!

STOP IT PLEASE!! You are driving me crazy, but perhaps that's what you want :(.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Clayton !!

I can not believe that it has been 1 year since the birth of Clayton. Wow! He is so cute and has the best personality. Wonder who he gets that from? LOL! I hope he and his family have a wonderful day in celebration of his birth. Happy Birthday Clayton!

It has been a great weekend. We went to Hickory Tavern last night for Valentine's dinner. Jimmy just had to have a bucket of "boat trash" (Shrimp, crab legs and oysters). I had steak, hummmm it was great. My parents and friends went with us. We had a great time. We actually got home around 7:30pm and was lazy the rest of the evening.

I must say today has been a lazy day also. Church, lunch, and rest. Getting ready for tomorrow, it's gonna be busy at work. And that is great - job security.

Thank you God for a beautiful weekend. Thank you for the time to fellowship and celebrate with others. And thank you God for Clayton.

Live, Laugh, Love

Monday, February 9, 2009


I did it again - I changed my blog background. I wanted some a little brighter and I got it. With all of the choices it is so hard to decide. I like this one, do ya think it's bright enough? I'll try it out for awhile and more than likely I will change it again.

I had a good weekend and man was it not beautiful yesterday? Sadie (my dog) and I went for a walk around the farm. It was so nice. Days like that give me Spring fever and today was beautiful also. I'm not gonna get use to it because I know next week it will probably be really cold again.

Great day at work! Everything went so smooth and that is saying alot for a Monday. It was busy but not overwhelming. Yea!!!

Hope you had a wonderful day.


Friday, February 6, 2009

It's been a great day!

Hello blogger friends, I have to say that this day has been fun, interesting and quite entertaining. Our work schedule today looked very heavy, but the doc was sick so we had to reschedule patients. Now after he has coughed everywhere a thousand times in one hour, he tells me that I better not be sick on Monday (the schedule is really heavy). HA HA HA - will he is right I better not be - like I want to be sick, NOT!!! Do you suppose that if he would stop coughing or stay away from me, that I would stand a better chance of not getting sick?? Despite him being sick, we really did have a fun afternoon. I know that sounds weird, but you just had to be there.

I have been whining and complaining this week and I don't like me when I do that, I can only imagine what the people around me think. SORRY! Well yesterday I was thinking about my whining state of mind and how I should just get over it, it is what it is. Suck it up and move on!
I started thinking about how fortunate I was to have a job, a home and a family, etc. and I was ashamed of my whining. And then today I am blogging and ran across the following prayer on another site. So speaking to whinny me........

Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the dishes & laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.
Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.
Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.
Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.
Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is salvation. Your love is never ending. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

Wow!!! All I can say is AMEN.

Live, Laugh, Love,

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What a day!

Good day! Hope everyone is good. I am tired......we have been slammed at work this week and of course there is 2nd shift when you get home (what time you are there). Besides that I am great. I have not been very good at exercising this week. Maybe tonight I will ride the bike. I just need to get it together. I have at least been sleeping well this week, WOOHOO!!!!

Would it not be nice to have a housekeeper and a chef? I would be overwhelmed with joy. If I had to pick, hmmmm I would pick the chef, no maybe the housekeeper. Well doesn't matter it's never gonna happen. Wishful thinking.

I was very happy to see what little snow we got. I believe that Nikki is wishing against me. Saw some pictures of Beech Mtn Ski Resort on the TV tonight - 12 inches of snow, wind blowing, 16 below - and there were people SKIING! I think their crazy. Now that's a little much for me.

It's time to fix dinner so I better get with it before everyone starts asking that famous question of "is is ready yet", "I'm starving." HA, they don't look life their starving to me.

Good evening and God Bless!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009


WooHoo! It's snowing!!! I love it, I love it, I love it. Now Nikki you have to admit that it is beautiful. I thought it had stopped and SURPRISE, I looked outside and it was snowing huge flakes. I think snow is God's way of turning a blah winter into something spectacular. The blanket of white is refreshing and peaceful. I know there is a mess afterwards, but hey you gotta take the bad with the good. If only it would snow during the day when I could watch it, but if all I can get is snow at night I'll take it. I'm so excited! Thank you God for snow!

Prayer request: My aunt that has leukemia is not doing very well. She has told my mother several times that she is scared and of course that really upsets my mom. She is very very weak, along with many other problems. I again ask that you please keep her in your prayers. Thank you.

Well I am going to check out the snow and then off to dream wonderland. Looking forward to a day of hi-lights tomorrow.

God Bless each of you.

Life, Laugh, Love

Monday, February 2, 2009

25 Random Things About Me.....

1. I believe in God and know that God is good all the time.
2. I love my family, they are my life.
3. Diet Coke is my favorite drink.
4. I HATE drama.
5. I don't like cold weather unless its gonna snow. Oh how I wish it would SNOW.
6. I cannot snow ski, but wish I could.
7. I enjoy reading.
8. I like where I live, lots of room.
9. Like to ride 4 wheelers. Going to WV with friends is the best time.
10. I love my job in a doctor's office, but hate being behind seeing patients.
11. I don't like riding on planes, but have done it twice and will most likely do it again.
12. I would love to travel out west (by car of course), New York and Niagara Falls.
13. I love the rain, if you have ever been out of water you know why.
14. Like others I know, I really don't care who wins the Super Bowl, but love the commercials.
15. My favorite vacation is to take a cruise.
16. During the summer I love to lay by the pool.
17. I like to go outside and admire the beauty that God has given us.
18. I believe that everything happens for a reason.
19. I don't like it when people break my heart. :(
20. I would get a massage every week if I could afford it.
21. I am a fixer, but wish I could give that up.
22. I try to remember everything I hear is only part of a big story.
23. I really miss my grandmother who died many years ago, but has left me with such fond memories.
24. I learn something new every day.
25. I hate that there are so many greedy people in the world.

Tell me 25 random things about you, please.