Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

I want to Thank my Mom -- AACC

I Owe My Mother
**************************************

1.. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL..
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why." ;

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.."

7. My mother taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISTS.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA .
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16.. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home.."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE...
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father.."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand.."

25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE ...
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!!

The Pink Glove Song



Working in the profession I work in, shows like this are AMAZING!

Song Of The Day 12-4-2009



You go Snoopy!!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The 12 Pains of Christmas


Ho Ho Ho!!



This is the orginal one-----HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

The Twelves Days Of Christmas are upon us!!!


On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.





Monday, November 30, 2009

The true meaning of Christmas


We forget.........what is all about.....................

I have a very dear friend, who has taught her two children all about this. These two children recevie three gifts, this is what the Kings did & brought. Thanks SW for sharing your story w/me & reminding me the True Meaning!

It's A Wonderful Life

Yes, indeed life is good!




The ALL TIME best!!!

"Everytime you hear a bell rings an Angel get's their wings!"

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Another classic!!

My favorite spot in this movie is the Wizard & "You put one foot in front of the other" but I can't fund a clip anywhere, can anyone help?

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer



My favorite Christmas movie!

White Christmas



Why I am in Maine? Family? Seasons? Or having a sparkling White Christmas!
ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!

Getting into the Holiday Spirit!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thankful, always...........


No words can describe......................
My life.................







My home.............










I can't get enough............














Peaceful, tranquility, soothing, but for a moment, I could heard the Canadian Geese. I couldn't see them, but in the distance, up against the far away trees, I could see them, just about a dozen of them, looping the lake, one more time, saying See you next year!

My life, my home, my every day Thankfullness!!!!

Thanksgiving 11-26-2009

Thanksgiving 2009

New traditions are GRAND!! Especially when they can be shared w/others!


The new gathering house!! CONGRATULATIONS (again) to nephew Christopher & (soon to be niece) fiancee Heather!

It was a great day, crazy & wonderful all wrapped up!!






BJP loved the munchies!!! I Love his face!!!












The Famous Under The Sea Salad!
Evey year TACS & Mom try & every year, the "salad" rolls off the plate......this year.................















The tapping begins....................and this year TACS heard "the drop"





















PERFECT!! TACS & MOM did it! And it was YUMMY!













The Turkey! Heather's Dad made the stuffing which was very good & hearty & meaty!!


Passing of the knife!!!!

Part of the gang.

And the ending, simmering on my stove!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Many Thanks!!!

Enjoy & Happy Happy Thanksgiving Day to all!!

Another year has come & gone & I can't shake my feelings. Missing someone you love very much, truly, always. ALways & forever, my dad, Edward W. Cobb is missed in my heart!!!

My all time favorite artist, Toby Keith, has done it again, and has a new song out in the memory of Wayman Tisdale. It a beautiful song for a great person.

In my eyes, so was my Dad. It's still strange & hard to imagine he hasn't been here walking around on this earth for the last(almost) 3 years.

Toby Keith
Cryin For Me

Got the news on Friday morning
But a tear I couldnt find
You should me how I am supposed to live
Now you should me how to die
I was lost til Sunday morning
I woke up to face my fear
While writing you this good bye song I found a tear

Im going to miss that smile
Im going to miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up
Id do it all again

So play it sweet in heaven
Cause thats right where you want to be
Im not cryin cause I feel so sorry for you
I am cryin for me

I got up and dialed your number
Your voice came on the line
That old familiar message
I have heard a thousand times
It just said, sorry that I missed you
Leave a message and god bless
I know that you think I am crazy
But I just had to hear your voice I guess

Im going to miss that smile
Im going to miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up
Id do it all again

So play it sweet in heaven
Cause thats right where you want to be
Im not cryin cause I feel so sorry for you
I am cryin for me

Oh

So play your upsidedown, left handed
Backward bass guitar
Ill see you on the other side superstar

Im going to miss that smile
Im going to miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up
Id do it all again

So play it sweet in heaven
Cause thats right where you want to be
Im not cryin cause I feel so sorry for you
I am cryin for me

Im still cryin
Im cryin for me
Oh
Im still cryin





I am very fortunate to have my family. I am thankful, that even tho there is 10 & 8 yrs between me & my sisters, we are closer. We didn't when I was a younger brat, but, through it all, over the years, the arguments, my broken hearts,(these 2 sisters really didn't have the pleasure of that catagory--oh well)all the sister lectures of do's & don't, we (i feel) are close as close can be. I can turn to them & chat. (one adorable sister & i do have it out from time to time, but we just press on to the next topic)

Then there was Dad. Never telling me I told you so. Never telling me I was wrong, but maybe I could think about things differently. He made me think & work for my answer, teaching me never to give up & don't give up on myself. I am still learning his lessons to this day.

I could ramble, but all I can say is I miss him more & more every day!!!

Thanks Dad!! I am thankful you are my Dad!

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's been one year since a certain post 11-17-2008 to 11-17-2009

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


I found an older post @ my sister's blog:


Monday, November 17, 2008
It is Official.... Mommy's Name Change!


Confession Time:
I kept my maiden name with only one vow of ever changing it. I told DH (maybe asked, reached an agreement) that I would take on his name if and when we had children. Truth told, DH has always supported my use of my maiden name. I always thought we would have kids and that I would eventually change it. As you know from the blog, we did not have additional kids. We enjoyed 23 years of DD and DS's lives and the large extended family that came with that blessing.

With the arrival of Alyzabeth came the time to make good on my word. I now have a Florida Drivers license with my maiden name as my middle name and my DH's last name.
I have conformed to society and have upheld my promise :) Next stop. Social Security.
It wasn't as traumatic as I thought it would be.

The funny thing is, everyone at the driver's license office all must be programed to congratulate new brides. Guess they didn't look at the marriage certificate date!! Twenty-three years late!

Here's to you BOTH & a life-time of joy, happiness & loads & loads of love!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Proud Papa - 'Ellen DeGeneres' Video | AOL Television

Proud Papa - 'Ellen DeGeneres' Video | AOL Television

This shot, but a great interview!!!
I am glad the Travolta family is out & about again, trying to enjoy their other children.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Can't get enough of LSL, November 2009



What else could anyone ask for than to wake up to this?

I know, no war, be in peace w/all our neighbors, etc......but this is my peace & home!









The difference betwen morning & evening.

This is the sunrise.




This is the moon appearing.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

10-27-2009, a site to ALWAYS remember

My little piece of heaven, Little Sebago Lake, Maine.
Thanks to my family!!



I can't imagine & really don't want to imagine, not waking up to the wonderful & inspiring site every day.
This is my sanity & solitude.



















Sitting & Relaxing lakeside, remembering family, people, anyone who has passed thru my life, and what a way to do this with a sunrise like this and some soft meaningful music in the background.





Lady Antebellum
One Day You Will lyrics

You feel like you're falling backwards
Like you're slippin' through the cracks
Like no one would even notice
If you left this town and never came back
You walk outside and all you see is rain
You look inside and all you feel is pain
And you can't see it now

[Chorus]
But down the road the sun is shining
In every cloud there's a silver lining
Just keep holding on (just keep holding on)
And every heartache makes you stronger
But it won't be much longer
You'll find love, you'll find peace
And the you you're meant to be
I know right now that's not the way you feel
But one day you will

You wake up every morning and ask yourself
What am I doing here anyway
With the weight of all those disappointments
Whispering in your ear
You're just barely hanging by a thread
You wanna scream but you're down to your last breath
And you don't know it yet

[Repeat Chorus]

Find the strength to rise above
You will
Find just what you're made of, you're made of

[Repeat Chorus]

One day you will
Oh one day you will



Some friends have told me that I play depressing songs & music. I don't think of it like that. I listen to each piece that I like. Listen to the actual music. Listen to the words, not just the lyrics.

A very famous First Lady said it the best:


“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. Anger is only one letter short of danger. If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; if he betrays you twice, it is your fault. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. He who loses money, loses much; he who loses a friend, loses much more; he who loses faith, loses all. Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t life long enough to make them all yourself. Friends, you and me…you brought another friend…and then there were three…we started our group…our circle of friends…and like that circle…there is no beginning or end…yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why they call it a present.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Reflection is an awesome tool.

lady antebellum

http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/--217280640

Another quick post.
I turn to music. I turn to my journal. I turn to certain a freind.

Life is too short, but footprints have stuck...........................

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tough & Cruel World out there

This is a song, one of many, for a real GREAT, spectacular young lady, who is trying to come into her own & and has questions, has thoughts & will find her own way.

She is a strong & beautiful young lady & she will find her way.......


http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/--35236476




There's a hero if you look inside your heart You don't have to be afraid of what you are. There's an answer if you reach into your soul and the sorrow that you know will melt awayAnd then a hero comes along with the strength to carry on and you cast your fears aside and you know you can survive. So, when you feel like hope is gone look inside you and be strong and you'll finally see the truth that a hero lies in you. It's a long road when you face the world alone, No one reaches out a hand for you to hold.You can find love if you search within yourself and the emptiness you felt will disappear. And then a hero comes along with the strength to carry on and you cast your fears asideand you know you can survive. So, when you feel like hope is gone look inside you and be strong and you'll finally see the truth that a hero lies in you. oh....Lord knows dreams are hard to follow, But don't let anyone tear them away. Hold on, there will be tomorrow, In time you'll find the way And then a hero comes along with the strength to carry on and you cast your fears aside and you know you can survive. So, when you feel like hope is gone look inside you and be strong and you'll finally see the truth that a hero lies in youthat a hero lies in ... yoummmm that a hero lies in.....you.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

HALLOWEEN from 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!



At this time last year, my Florida family was here & they left us this gift!

Thanks!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Didn't you know how much I loved you



(just when you are thinking your heart isn't "broken" anymore)


I remember the way you made love to me

Like I was all you'd ever need

Did you change your mind

Well I didn't change mine

Now here I am trying to make sense of it all

We were best friends now we don't even talk

You broke my heart

Ripped my world apart



Didn't you know how much I loved you

Didn't you know how much I loved you, baby

I gave you everything, every part of me

Didn't you feel it when I touched you

Didn't I rock you when I loved you, baby

Baby, tell me

Didn't you know how much I loved you



I can't get you out of my head

I still feel you in this bed

Left me all alone

You couldn't be more gone

From falling apart to fighting mad

From wanting you back to not giving a Damn

I've felt it all

I've been to the wall



Didn't you know how much I loved you

Didn't you know how much I loved you, baby

I gave you everything, every part of me

Didn't you feel it when I touched you

Didn't I rock you when I loved you, baby

Baby, tell me

Didn't you know how much I loved you



One day justice will come and find you

And I'll be right there in your memory to remind you



Didn't you know how much I loved you

Didn't you know how much I loved you, baby

I gave you everything, every part of me

Didn't you feel it when I touched you

Didn't I rock you when I loved you, baby

Baby, tell me


Didn't you know how much I loved you

Didn't you know how much I loved you, baby

I gave you everything, every part of me

Didn't you feel it when I touched you

Didn't I rock you when I loved you, baby

Baby, tell me

I gave you everything, every part of me

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October & Little Sebago Lake 10-14-2009

Just a wednesday in mid-October. Nothing special, but this BEAUTIFUL sunrise!!

To see this everyday, I only wish for! Not every day can you get the sunrise & the fog off the lake....that would be the best birthday gift, for the entire year!

This is my slice of heaven!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Worth every moment

Two nephews

"Little Biggin" turned 3 on 10-5-2009 & we all gathered as a family on Saturday 10-10-09 to sing that B-day soong.
This made my day, getting hugs from both K & B!!! Thanks!!

So Family, what constitutes a family in 2009? We had some discussion, yesterday, w/some family members about this topic.
All I know is B will have a HUGH family and I am happy for him. And aren't' we as older adults suppose to be happy & help along ones journey?

Does a family need to be "legal?" Marriage?
Here in Maine, this is going to be voted on.
I have mixed feeling about this entire subject.
Me, personally, I will call it being happy, in love, having family. Blended families.
I think I am very open, but same sex marriages, I am not sure I am 100% convinced. Will this open up talk on my blog? Not sure.
My son has been exposed to this more than myself & I do welcome & love his extended family.
But what do I feel?
I will probably go around & around & confuse myself even more.
Can you really fall in love @ first site?
Are you born w/a feeling? Or do you learn this & all the exposure you have in ones life?

I don't want to take away from B's birthday pictures, just weighs on my brain.


Aunt Amy & Brandon's little sister, Serenity! She was very good & Aunti M got to hold her, play w/her & even feed her!! That gave her Daddy a small break.



















Aunti M & Serenity, do I look bugged eyed, ayup, need a little time to prepare for a picture when you have an infant in your arms! haha














The Birthday boy & loads of sugar! Talk about Sugar Saturday!







Opening a ton of gifts & w/help from Mommy & friends!













Then to my SURPRISE, Mom had a cookie cake for me! ARGH! I no longer like these days--or just my b-day, but I will help celebrate anyone's else s!









This was "flown" to me from my FL family! AN amazing surprise & gift, from Silpada!!! Thanks! I wonder where she gets her GRAND jewelry taste form?


See Family, all kinds & all over!!! Love them all!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

My Son

http://www.mainemarathon.com

This is the link to see results from Andrew's first Half Marathon from 10-4-09.
His first & he placed 50th out of 1863 (i think) runners. WAY TO GO!

I can't take any credit for this one, except that he is my son & I try and encourage him to RUN RUN RUN & state "I think you could make the entire marathon!" He thinks I am crazy thinking this thought. But maybe someday he will.

I watch the runners, I am profoundly amazed as how they stride & make this running process, effortless.

I would love to be able to do this, I beleive you need to be born w/this talent.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Maine & Fall


My word for today, Sunday 10-4-09, AMAZING!



















It's that time of year again, the geese moving out of Maine! Is it a herd of birds? haha Flock of birds----


Amazing!

Resting & relaxing, one more day in Maine.


























Home Sweet Home




















The drive home, Sunday 10-4-09, after Andrew ran the Maine Marathon.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Tips

Subject: Did you know this about Peroxide?

Written by a DOCTOR' S WIFE !!!! Gotta love the NET.
This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana (a
doctor's wife), and I want to share it with you.

She was over recently for coffee and smelled the bleach I
was using to clean my toilet and counter tops. This is
what she told me: I would like to tell you of the benefits of
that plain little old bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for
under $1.00 at any drug store.

What does bleach cost? My husband has been in the
medical f ield for over 36 years, and most doctors don't
tell you about peroxide. Have you ever smelled bleach
in a doctor's office?

NO!!! Why?

Because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask
the Nurses who work in the doctor's offices ,
and ask them if they use bleach at home. They are wiser
and know better!

Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40's?
It's chlorine, folks! And it was used to kill our troops.
Peroxide was invented during WWI in the 20's. It was
used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops
and hospitals.

Please think about this:

1. Take one cap full (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and
hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I
bathe.)
No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without expensive
pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of
germs.
3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to
kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on
your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters.
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to
kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of
peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes
several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal with any
medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep
it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like
bleach or most other disinfectants will.
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture
whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to kill
the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue.
9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right
away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes
several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.
10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the
50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower an d comb it through. You will not
have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages but more
natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faddish, or dirty blonde. ** It
also lightens gradually, so it's not a drastic change.
11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils fungus,
or other skin infections.
12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of
whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing pour it
directly on
the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold
water.
Repeat if necessary.
13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is why
I love it so much for this.





I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be
without!
With prices of most necessities rising,I'm glad there's a way to save
tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner!

This information really woke me up. I hope you gain something from it,
too.
I've known that with an infection, a bit of peroxide on that will fizz and
help to cure the infection.

I've also known that if you had a dog that's flea infested, a bit of
peroxide in its bath water will kill them immediately.

Pass this on to ALL your friends and family.

More music to soothe my & my soul!



**I like Reba'a analgy. In the beginning of the song, she is intervied & makes a statement. Very truthful if you think about how she phrases it.

REBA MCENTIRE - Consider Me Gone lyrics

Every time i turn the conversation to something deeper than the weather i can feel you all but shuttin' down.
And when i need an explanation for the silence you just tell me you don't wanna talk about it now.


What you're not saying is coming in loud and clear we're at a crossroads here...

Chorus:
If i'm not the one thing you can't stand to lose
If i'm not that arrow to the heart of you
If you don't get drunk on my kiss
If you think you can do better than this then i guess we're done
Let's not drag this on
Consider me gone


With you i've always been wide open like a window or an ocean. there is nothing i've ever tried to hide.
So when you leave me not knowin' where you're goin' i start thinkin' that we're lookin' we're lookin' at goodbye.


How about a strong shot of honesty don't you owe that to me...


If i'm not the one thing you can't stand to lose
If i'm not that arrow to the heart of you
If you don't get drunk on my kiss
If you think you can do better than this then i guess we're done
Let's not drag this on
Consider me gone.

Consider me a memory.
Consider me the past.
Consider me a smile in an old photograph someone who used to make you laugh.

If i'm not the one thing you can't stand to lose
If i'm not that arrow to the heart of you
Then i guess we're done let's not drag this on.
Consider me gone.
Consider me gone.
Consider me gone.
Just consider me gone.

Why can't people be honest, in any setting. No matter what "relationship" you have: co-workers, friends, spouse, signifacant other, siblings, children, be honest. In my opinion, it hurts you more when you hold "stuff" in, feelings or any sorts. Let it go.
But on the other hand, in my analgy, I should be gone. Is this my sign? To move in many ways, like a physcial move from where I live now, to another city, state, to walk away from people in my life that aren't living up to what a friendship should be. Again, if I don't let go, I am just hurting myself.
I am not trying to get a "rise" out of anyone or have some hidden meaning or agenda, just think about your life & where you should be doing a "cleaning" out of your closets.
Take a look @ your life & see what is best for you!
**Only you can take care of you.
****Only you can make yourself happy.
******Anyone around you or in your life should compliment you & your life.
********Don't rely on anyone else to put that GREAT BIG SMILE on your face.
**********Baby steps when you make any adjustments.
************Life is too short to sweat anything!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Life's lessons--finding myself engulfed in music



I guess i just got lost being someone else,
I tried to kill the pain
But nothing ever helped
I left myself behind
Somewhere along the way
Hoping to come back around
and find myself some day
Lately I'm so tired of waiting for you
To say that it's OK, tell me please
Would you one time,
Let Me Be Myself
So i can shine,
with my own light
Let Me Be Myself
Would you Let Me Be Myself
Coz I'll never find my heart
Behind someone else
I'll never see the light of day
Living in this cell
It's time to make my way
Into the world i knew
And take back all of these times
That I gave in to you
Lately I'm so tired of waiting for you
To say that it's OK, tell me please
Would you one time,
Let Me Be Myself
So i can shine,
with my own light
Let Me Be Myself,
For a while
If you don't mind,
Let Me Be Myself
So i can shine,
with my own light
Let Me Be Myself
That's all i ever wanted from this world
Was to let me be me..
Please, would you one time,
Let Me Be Myself
So i can shine,
with my own light
Let Me Be Myself
Please, would you one time,
Let Me Be Myself
So i can shine,
with my own light
Let Me Be Myself,
For a while
If you don't mind,
Let Me Be Myself
So i can shine,
with my own light
Let Me Be Myself

Positive vs Negative
Life experiences:

When someone is in your life for a reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are.


They are there for the reason, you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand.


What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a season, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season!

Lifetime relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person or people (any way); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. Of all the words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these... it might have been.

Thank you for being a part of my life.


"Lifetime relationships", I feel can be anyone, anywhere, any experience.

So I am rummaging through my past--why you ask--well, first off, I had an unexpected invite out last nite, so I took it up, what the heck, something to do & I hadn't been to this place in a long time, so I went to Old Orchard Beach.
While out, enjoying this gal's company & catching up, in walks apart of my past.
He looked surprised to see me, well yes, it's been 5/6 yrs since we have seen each other, and thanks to FB, we have re-connected that way.(i thought that's kinda neat--)

So out of his mouth is "Wow, long way from home aren't you, Gray is a long drive to be out?" Ok, how do I read that? Even my friend, said ok, not even "Hi, how are you?" I guess typing this incident is different, but really had you heard his voice, very strange, like I am not suppose to have a life or go out? I said in response "Bite Me!" (one of my fav saying's--like "whatever")
This has gotten me to thinking, that is is time to clean out the "closets" and walk away.
I guess I expect friend to greet each other w/smiles and nice comments.
Even his facial expressions were weird.
All in all, honesty, his face spoke all the words, I think he was thinking, "wow, she's out & really & I did wrong by her--"
I felt empowered w/this situation, enough said, I don't need to need to have "all" these friends or past friends in my current life.
Yes I must admit, it's nice to say we can all be friends, but, nah, not this time!

My ramblings, what I am saying is that, yes, I believe that people do walk into your life, for a reason, specific or not, but when they leave, it is for the right reason too.

Life lesson learned, once again,the Melissa way, the hard & heart-breaking way!




Another summer day
has come and gone away
In Paris or Rome...
but I wanna go home
...uhm Home
may be surrounded by
a million people I
still feel all alone
just wanna go home
I miss you, you know

And I've been keeping all the letters
that I wrote to you,
Each one a line or two
I'm fine baby, how are you?
I would send them but I know that it's just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

Another aeroplane, another sunny place,
I'm lucky I know
but I wanna go home
I got to go home

Let me go home

I'm just too far from where you are
I wanna come home


And I feel just like I'm living
someone else's life
It's like I just stepped outside
when everything was going right
And I know just why you could not come along with me
This was not your dream
but you always believed in me...

Another winter day
Has come and gone away
in either Paris or Rome
and I wanna go home
Let me go home

And I'm surrounded by
A million people I
still feel alone
Let me go home
I miss you , you know

Let me go home
I've had my run
baby I'm done
I gotta go home

Let me go home
it'll all be alright
I'll be home tonight
I'm coming back home"

Little Sebago Lake--I am in love w/this Lake! Speachless!!



Monday, August 17, 2009

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 9 Cast Announced

Are we ready fo ra another season??? Who do you think will or could win from this group? I think, Louie Vito, Pro snowboarder, could win, just because to be a snow boarder, all the different moves & strenght --OR-- even Chuck Liddell, Light heavyweight champion, could go all the way. I haven't a clue on exactly who these 2 are, but when I have seen wrestling & snow boarding the moves & strenght & stuff these men have to go thru, in my opinion, could be a surprise.

I am, however, have been a fan of Donny & Marie Osmond--Let's see what happens.


The 'Dancing With the Stars' season 9 cast has been announced.

The cast -- the show's biggest to date with 16 -- was revealed by Donny Osmond live on ABC's 'Good Morning America.'

'Dancing With the Stars' premieres Mon., Sept. 21 on ABC.

Check out season 9's full roster below.

Donny Osmond
Singer




Mya
R&B singer and actress




Michael Irvin
Former NFL wide-receiver




Melissa Joan Hart
Actress ('Sabrina the Teenage Witch')




Kelly Osbourne
Singer




Debi Mazar
Actress ('Entourage')




Chuck Liddell
Light heavyweight champion




Natalie Coughlin
Olympic gold medalist in swimming




Joanna Krupa
Swimsuit model




Aaron Carter
Singer




Tom DeLay
Former House majority leader




Kathy Ireland
Model




Ashley Hamilton
Actor, son of former 'Dancing' contestant George Hamilton; previously married to Shannen Doherty and Angie Everhart.




Mark Dacascos
Actor, host of 'Iron Chef America'




Louie Vito
Pro snowboarder




Macy Gray
Grammy-winning singer