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The Beauty of a Woman

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows,
And the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows.

Tagged Again

Oh, no… I’ve been tagged again. Just teasing. I have been tagged by my friend and fellow scrapper/designer Heather. You can see her Artistic License blog at

What’s in my refrigerator/freezer?

I have been without electric for 5 days so there is not much in either my refrigerator or freezer. 12-pack of Mt. Dew (several cans missing), ½ gallon Vitamin D whole milk, gallon jug of pink lemonade, bottle of ketchup, bottle of mustard, bottle of honey mustard, jar of pickles.

What’s in my bedroom closet?

Cassandra’s Halloween costume for this year (bride); Cassandra’s t-shirt for Daisy Girl Scout troop; Cameron’s old Boy Scout shirt; 8 pairs of shoes, sandals, and boots in Rubbermaid containers; six-drawer dresser (full of underwear, bras, socks, slips, pantyhose, knee-hi’s, slippers, 1 pr of jeans, 4 pair of shorts, 3 skirts, extra medication, small gifts), two boxes of books to read; air freshener; fireproof box (full of important documents); box of 8x10 framed photos for the wall waiting to be hung; hangers; 1 college jacket, 5 pair of pants, 2 sweaters, 5 shirts; hooks on the wall holding a robe, pjs, and yesterday’s outfit; folding chair (for the desk in my bedroom); fire extinguisher; wall hanging friend made me; basket of memorabilia and books; and, lastly, a light bulb.

What’s in my handbag/purse?

Blue ink pen; black ink pen; wallet full of cards (store cards, driver’s license, bank card, extra keys to the house & car); keys; coin purse full of coins; make up bag (which holds lipstick, lip gloss, mirror, eye shadow, mascara, finger nail buffer, finger nail file); note pad; coupons; cell phone & charger; mini sewing kit; medication for myself, Cameron, and Cassandra; Tylenol; sunglasses; eyeglass cleaner, small first aid kit; inhaler for Cassandra; a hair brush & ponytail holders for Cassandra; and toothbrushes & toothpaste.

What’s in the car?

Two booster seats for the kids; mini blanket, box of tissues; first aid kit; scissors; travel bag (a canvas bag that folds up and snaps closed into a small square when not in use); baby wipes (for spills, even though I don’t have babies anymore); a bag of small toys for the kids; and a basket (that holds WIC checks, coupons, head set for cellular phone; note pad & pencil; pen; book; yesterday’s mail, and other odds & ends).

What’s in the car trunk?

3 chairs (for picnics, etc.); blanket; paper towels; funnel; bungee straps; tire iron; tire pump; strips of cloth (for emergencies); Aldi store bags; jumper cables; oil, and window washer fluid.

If you are reading this, you have been tagged. Please share your answers in the comment section &/or share your link to your blog.

Getting Started

This site is new to me (less than 6 mo.) and, though, blogging is new to me, I have journaled for years. I did have a website which included journal entries, scrapbook layouts, my newsletters, and other such information, but, unfortunately, it was deleted by the company/web server with no explanation. So, I have started a blog here.

Life is full of "getting started" type of days. We always want to improve ourselves, improve our lifes, get more out of each day... so we, as people, are often, starting again or starting over. I hope to share my successes (and sometimes my failures) with you.

Won't you start blogging or journaling today?

One Flaw I Woman

Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their
family and friends.
Women have vital things to say
and everything to give.

However, if there is one flaw in women,
It is that they forget their worth.

Diffuse Your Anger

We all get angry and upset at times, even at the people who are our nearest and dearest. Imagine what would happen if you stayed angry and shut them out of your life forever. Your world would never be the same.
Forgiveness diffuses anger. Forgiveness strengthens character. Even though, there are times when forgiveness feels like the last thing you want to do, do remember, forgiveness is your only option for wholeness.
Forgiveness holds tremendous healing power and liberates the soul. When you forgive, you let go of anger, resentment, and blame. Invite relief into your life today. Forgive your way to happiness and peace.

Around the 'Net - Bead for Life

Bead for Life is a poverty eradication project connecting people in Uganda and North America to work together for the mutual benefit of all.

Bead for Life believes true and sustained change can happen when we are willing to work together with our African neighbors to find solutions to extreme poverty.

Bead for Life eradicates extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between hard working and impoverished Africans and North Americans who want to create a world that works for all. Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper, into beautiful beads. This beauty becomes income, food, medicine, school fees, and hope. It is a small miracle. Our members are women with children living on less than two dollars a day. Many have fled the war in Northern Uganda. Others live with HIV or other serious health challenges. They are incredibly welcoming, hard working, resilient, and creative.

As a grassroots organization, Bead for Life believes citizens in developed countries care about the problem of extreme poverty and welcome an opportunity to alleviate it. In our experience, all benefit from this exchange.
You have to look at these beads. They are so pretty with vivid colors. You can do something good and you get something very original for your scrapbooking and crafting.

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