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Life is for one generation; a good name is forever.
~~ Japanese Proverb ~~

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

Prescribed by the Great Physician

Fold two hands together,
And express a dash of sorrow.
Marinate it overnight,
And work on it tomorrow.

Chop one grudge in tiny pieces,
Add several cups of love.
Dredge with a large sized smile,
Mix with the ingredients above.

Dissolve the hate within you,
By doing a good deed.
Cut in and help your friend,
If he/she should be in need.

Stir in laughter, love and kindness,
From the heart it has to come.
Toss with genuine forgiveness,
And give your friends some.

The amount of people served,
Will depend on you.
It can serve the whole wide world.
If you really want it to!!!

~~ Author Unknown ~~

Family Minute #12

Have you offended your child?

Do you realize when you’ve hurt your child emotionally? Some children wear their hurt on their faces; others hide it in their hearts. Over his years of counseling, Dr. Gary Smalley has heard from many children about the suffering they experience when their parents’ words or actions cause them emotional pain.

What has offended these children? Here’s a sampling: "Seeing my parents spend a lot of money on their pleasures, but when I want something, they don't seem to have the money," "Needing my parents, but they are glued to the television," "Getting my hopes up to do something as a family and then not following through," and when a child is able to sense "a difference between what is said with the mouth and what is said through facial expression." Children have a way of getting to the heart of a matter, don’t they?

Remember your family first.

A Lot Of Little Known Facts About Me

I was tagged by my friend, Art, via email. I have done a similar questionnaire on numerous occasions and don't want to keep repeating myself so I figured it was time to add it to the blog.

1. Were you named after anyone? My dad.
2. When was the last time you cried? Yesterday when my children would listen to me. Obviously, stress had taken over.
3. Do you like your handwriting? Yes, I do.
4. What is your favorite lunch meat? Hard salami.
5. Do you have kids? Yes. Two biological children and one foster child. And one fur-baby.
6. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Yes, I do.
7. Do you still have your tonsils? No. I don't have my adenoids either.
8. Would you bungee jump? No.
9. What is your favorite cereal? Frosted Flakes, Reese's Puffs.
10. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Yes.
11. Do you think you are strong? Emotionally, yes. Physically, no.
12. What is your favorite ice cream? Chocolate with peanut butter, banana, and chocolate.
13. What is the first thing you notice about people? The eyes and the eye contact... if they can look me in the eye... it's all about eye contact.
14. Red or pink? Red.
15. What is the least favorite thing about yourself? Being overweight. But for the most part I am okay with that.
16. Who do you miss the most? My dad.
17. What color pants and shirt are you wearing? Blue jeans and pink shirt.
18. What was the last thing you ate? Egg and bacon sandwich.
19. What are you listening to right now? The tapping of the keyboard, the heater running, and commercial on TV.
20. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue.
21. Favorite smells? Polo cologne, lilacs, fresh bathed baby powdery smell.
22. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? Community Action Partnerships of Mercer County.
23. Favorite sports to watch? Nascar.
24. Hair color? Out of the box, salt and pepper. In the box, dark brown/brunette with auburn highlights.
25. Eye color? Blue.
26. Do you wear contact? Sometimes.
27. Favorite food? Anything someone else cooks for me.
28. Scary movies or happy endings? Happy endings. I prefer action movies.
29. Last movie you watched? The Bee Movie.
30. Summer or winter? Summer.
31. Hugs or kisses? Hugs.
32. Favorite desserts? Chocolate, strawberry shortcake, chocolate ice cream....
33. What book are you reading now? Capital Crimes by John and Faye Kellerman.
34. What is on your mouse pad? It's good to be queen quote and picture of a queen.
35. What did you watch on TV last night? CSI.
36. Favorite sound? My children saying "I love you, Mommy."
37. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Neither. If I have to pick... Rolling Stones.
38. Do you have a special talent? Scrapbook artist, organization fanatic.
39. Where you born? Altoona, PA.
40. What plans do you have for this evening? Homework time with my kids, then dinner with my kids, then playing with my kids, then bed time.

If you're reading this, please add these questions to your blog with your own answers and link back to this post.

Family Minute #11

What are you planting this Spring?

If you plant tomato seeds, you’ll get tomatoes, right? If you plant cucumber seeds, you’ll get cucumbers. You reap what you sow. In the same way, the seeds you plant in your relationships determine what you’ll get in return. Do you want your children to be patient, kind and respectful to you? Then sow seeds of patience, kindness and respect to them.

Want your spouse to be understanding, loving and loyal? Then sow those same seeds yourself. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Remember your family first.

Family Watch Dog

When you visit this site, enter your address and a map will pop up with a small icon representing your house. The map shows the neighborhood where you live. There will be red, yellow, blue, and green squares/dots throughout your neighborhood. When you click on these dots a picture of a criminal will appear with his/her home address and the description of the crime he/she she has committed.
If you have older children, you can show your children these pictures to warn them. Its amazing how many of these criminals live so close to your home or school.

This site was developed by John Walsh from Americas Most Wanted. This is another tool we can use to help us keep our kids safe.

Fake Shelter Alert

Tony & Rebecca Williams claim to have a rescue in Rocky Mount, NC, and are trying to get dogs from all over the Eastern Seaboard. She continues to take dogs. Most are pit bulls, with some offers to adopt Presa Canarios, Rottweilers, Dobermans, and Wolf hybrids. In addition, she had previously posted that her roommate was looking for a Great Dane or Great Dane mix. She also posted that she was "desperate" for a Chihuahua and she really wanted a Min Pin and a Jack Russell.

She claims her rescue is a pit bull rescue, but another pit rescuer called the local Animal Control. Animal Control's comments: "She's been barred from taking any dogs from the shelters in her area." He also said she has a long criminal history, has been selling Pit Bulls on street corners for $15 or $20 and has been under investigation for dog fighting. Atlantic Rescue has now banned her, after finding out this information.

These are the breeds she has asked for: Pit Bulls, Rottweillers, Dobermans, Presa Canarios, Chihuahuas, Jack Russell Terriers, Sharpeis, Miniature Pinschers, and Great Danes. She uses the little dogs as bait! They are going out of their area looking for dogs to adopt for their inhumane purposes.

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Sunday Scrappin' - 4/6/08

This week's question:
What kind of projects do you do the most often?
My answer:
Scrapbooking is my main creativity and craft. I do lots of kids crafts since I young one's at home.

Ta Da's:

I don't feel like I got much accomplished this past week. My fibromyalgia really kicked my butt this week.

  1. The tables, chairs, toys, etc., for outside were taken out of storage, otherwise known as the garage, cleaned and put out on the porch. Whoo hoo... Spring is here!
  2. The children cleaned out their toys and many toys were generously donated.

To Do's:

  1. Re-organize the Christmas decor since the weatherization company that was here last week rearranged everything without my permission.
  2. I want to undecorate for Easter.
  3. I want to get my son's birthday presents wrapped since his birthday party is next Sunday.
  4. I want to get the toys (see Ta Da's above) and other no-longer-needed items to Goodwill.
  5. I would love to get some scrapbooking done. One page would make me happy.

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