November 27, 2008

The ending of yet another...

Another Thanksgiving put to bed. All in all, it was a nice day (other than the fact that I was wearing this boot, it really slowed me down).

But for some reason today I spent a lot of time thinking about the ones that are no longer with us: brother Alvin, cousin Susan, and of course my dad.

I think my dad was so close by today because he was the one that taught me how to carve a turkey. I used to watch him as I grew and every Thanksgiving and Christmas he would carve and I would help... well he made me feel like I was helping. And he would always pick me out a nice piece of white meat and dip it in the gravy and ask me to taste it... to make sure it was good. Even the little jobs he had me do made me feel so special.

I miss you dad, happy Thanksgiving... I am Thankful for you.

November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Prep...

Well all the baking is done, the Turkey washed, the onions and celery cleaned and chopped; and we are sitting and waiting for the friends and family to arrive (all stuck in traffic).

I love holidays and I love cooking and baking for everyone.It is a pleasure to cook for all the family and friends that will gather... I love it.

I am sadden though because my kids cannot be here, but they have other obligations and I certainly understand that. Hopefully we will get to see them over the Christmas break and make our traditional Cannoli dessert(if anything will get them here, cannoli's will).

Happy Holidays and Peace on Earth and in our Hearts.

November 25, 2008

New do

Hey Ongie where is the picture of the new hair do?

November 23, 2008


Well Thanksgiving is once again upon us and I feel blessed and Thankful for where I am in life. And I want to make sure that i slow down enough to not only smell the coffee, but drink the coffee. I know the saying is smell the roses, but smell the coffee is my saying.

I love my kids, I love my husband, I love my family, I love (well like a lot) my job; I am thankful for good friends.

I am also thankful that I can just buy what I need and I am thankful that I have no debt (except the cars and the houses).

But most of all, I am thankful because I have peace in my heart.

November 22, 2008

Oh my, oh my...

I saw something today that I thought I would never see again... Gas (at Costco) was $1.77... Yes gas under (well under)$2.00.

A few months ago we would buy gas as soon as we dropped about a 1/4 of a tank because it you waited until tomorrow it would go up even further. But now... I have been holding off amd holding off and it just keeps going down. Oh happy days.

Well at least that is one good thing about the economy.

November 21, 2008

The Neti Pot....

Using the Neti pot is kind of weird, but it works.I have been using it for about a week and I must say that I see a difference. Here in the allergy rich valley, it helps keep the nasal passages clear (and headaches down).

Two thumbs up from me. Thanks Ongie.

November 20, 2008


That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

November 19, 2008

I got the Boot today...

Well I went to the foot doctor today, I got yet another shot of cortisone and I am to wear my demobilizing boot for at least two weeks. Oh boy, just what I need for the Holidays.

November 18, 2008

Stress Eater...

I have always known that I have been a stress eater, but i had to just laugh at myself, here is why. As some of you know I have been working really hard to get into shape and lose a few pounds and I must say I am proud of myself.

I do have to say that I am a little frustrated with this body getting older. I have been fighting planter facious and it keep flaring up then calming down then back again, it makes walking and working out very difficult.

Well today I was walking in the mall and I took a step and it felt like the middle of my foot ripped (I am sure it was my PF) I am scheduled to see the dr in the morning.

I have heard this phases and now I am saying it... It is tough getting old.

Oh yes, the mind goes too. My original point, i opened the fridge to get a bottle of water and the first thing I did was reach for a piece of chocolate. It made me feel better... just one.

November 17, 2008

Christmas starting early this year...

I know that it is a fact that we are starting to celebrate Christmas earlier and earlier each year. I remember when I was growing up, one holiday would have to end before we started celebrating the next one...

Example: Halloween would end before we would think of Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving would end before we ever saw one bulb, one anything for Christmas.

Now a days we have different parts of a store designated for each holiday, which means we had Halloween and Christmas stuff all at the same time. I guess I should be angry because they are stretching out the holidays, except for the fact that i love the Christmas season. Not just the giving and receiving, but all the happiness and the peace of this holiday.

And all this is because of the promise and hope that this special birth brings us. So OK we can stretch out this holiday, we just have to remember to not get caught up with the commerical part of the season.

We need to remember the reason for the season... So... Merry Christmas or ahhh Happy Thanksgiving or lets just say...HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

November 16, 2008

diet update...

I have not blogged about my life change... New diet and exercise plan. I am proud of the progress that I have made and I really plan to keep this up (forever :o})

Diet started September 1st... to date November 16th (2 1/2 months) I have lost 25 pounds and 12.75 inches.

I hope it is showing but that is not my gauge, how I feel is what I really care about and to date... I feel great. I have more energy that I have had in a long, long time.

November 15, 2008

Always nice-

Well we have the great pleasure of having the kids come home for the weekend and of course it was wonderful. No matter how busy our lives get it is always a great time when the kids come home.

We love them bunches and bunches :-]

November 14, 2008

NaBloPoHalf Mo ????

OK it seems I missed National Bloggers Month so I think I will jump on board half way through... Today is the 14th of November, so for the next 15 days I will try and blog every day.
I think I can, I think I can,I think I can, I think I can,I think I can, I think I can,I think I can, I think I can... OK lets see.