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!!