Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thursday Thirteen Edition #7

Thirteen thoughts for the week
1. Never pass up an opportunity to be quiet.
2. Quickest way to gain control of a meeting is not to talk louder but to be silent.
3. Be like a postage stamp-stick to one thing till you get there.
4. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
5. Ninety percent of the friction of daily life is caused by the wrong tone of voice.
6. I don't know the secret to success but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
7. If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything.
8. The best bridge between hope and despair is often a good night's sleep.
9. Sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles that we forget to count our blessings.
10. If one looks there is always someone who is in worse shape than oneself.
11. Contentment is not getting what we want but being satisfied with what we have.
12. It isn't hard to make a mountain out of a mole hill, just add a little dirt.
13. Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Congratulations to my nephew Jerry & Kandy on the birth of their beautiful baby girl today!

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to school

When both of my children were school age they both looked forward to the starting of school. They were excited about new clothes, new backpacks and seeing their school mates. The first day was always fun. When they would come home all excited and would tell me about their new teachers, their classmates and whether they thought they would like the classes they were taking. The first week they required lots of encouragement to devote time to doing the homework that was assigned. One of the things that helped I was back in college working on my bachelor's degree so all of us would sit down together and do homework.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thursday Thirteen Edition #6

13 things I mailed to my son when he is overseas.
1. Goldfish crackers (his favorite)
2. Beef Jerky
3. Playing cards
4. sudoku game
5. Climbing magazines
6. pictures
7. brownies
8. movies
9. books
10. Fire ball jaw breakers
11. Lemon Head jaw breakers
12. taffy
13. Top Ramen noodles
These were not mailed all at one time. I mailed a package a week during his first tour in Iraq. Post office staff and I were on first name basis.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Thursday Thirteen Edition #5

Thirteen favorite movies
1. The day after Tomorrow
2. Top Gun
3. Hunt for Red October
4. Good Will Hunting
5. All the Harry Potters
6. Chronicles of Narnia - Price Capsian
7. Quigley Down Under
8. Second Hand Lions
9. Finding Forrester
10. As Good as It Gets
11. Scent of a Woman
12 Open Range
13. Don Juan DeMarco

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Happy Birthday

Today is my younger brother's birthday. So I made him a triple chocolate fantasy cake and we are barbecuing steaks on the barbie tonight accompanied with hot fresh rolls, baked potatoes and salad. I am so glad we are together to celebrate his birthday. My brother and I spent 5 years in St.Joseph's Children's home in Torrington Wyoming growing up, so I feel especially close to him. He is a terrific brother and friend.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Thursday Thirteen Edition #4

Thirteen ways I like to spend quiet time

1. Soaking in a herbal bath
2. Taking a nap
3. Reading a book
4. Walking/swimming/trimming my roses
5. Daydreaming "If I could meet anyone in the world who would it be?" and "What would I tell or ask them?"
6. Looking through photo albums, especially of my children
7. Looking through my stamp collection
8. Praying
9. Writing down my goals for the next six months
10. Getting a massage
11. Planning something special for a holiday
12. If I didn't have to have money to pay bills and could choose to do anything I wanted, what would it be?
13. Crochet

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Promotion news

I have good news, my son David, has been promoted to Captain. I am at a loss, can some one help me? Is there something special you give someone who has been promoted? Look forward to your replies.