Tag: positive attitude

Why are you yelling?

Have you noticed that some people are just yellers?  Not necessarily all the time, mostly when they get perturbed. I was in the car with my 4yr old granddaughter the other day and we were talking about how bossy people don’t have a lot of friends.  She was telling me she had to yell at…
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Am I being Cautious or Paranoid?

I love being outside and doing yard work.  I have planted (with help from my dad) most of the landscaping at most of the houses we’ve lived in.  I live to be outside – on a warm sunny day. Some of you have heard that I stepped in two hornet’s nests in two weeks, and…
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Are you speaking the same language?

 How many of you are familiar with “The Five Love Languages” books by Gary Chapman?    I highly recommend them.  The quick info goes like this, everyone has a love language… Words of Affirmation Quality Time Receiving Gifts Acts of Service Physical Touch Do you know yours?  Mine is Physical Touch – grin. The idea being,…
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A year later

I wrote this last year, and never “published” it.  Our son is now home and ran for cover last night when someone set off some sort of sky-rocket fireworks.  It caught him by surprise and he did what he was trained to do.  Sigh.  I’m publishing this – not so much for the Civil War…
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It’s a matter of the mind

Oh, the itching!  Don’t scratch it, it will make it worse.  I know but… the itching!  Don’t scratch it.  Oh, even just lightly touching it feels so nice. Don’t scratch it.  I know, I know.   Don’t scratch it.  ARGH it itches!   Scratch, scratch, scratch.  Sigh, I shouldn’t have done that.   This is the conversation going…
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Kudos to Colorado

I recently attended an education forum that had, as one of the speakers, a Senator from Colorado, who had been a 9th grade English teacher, moved up the ranks to Principal of an alternative school, and eventually ventured into politics.  I have no idea how old he is, I would guess mid 30’s.  Apparently, he…
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Goodness, I’m exhausted!

So this week’s blog goes out to all those moms of more than one child who are close in age… My daughter-in-law and my two grandchildren (age 4 and almost 3) were in a car accident Memorial Day weekend.  The kids seem fine, but her back is pretty messed up and she’s on some major…
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Memorial Day Weekend

 What will you be doing this weekend?   Attending a cookout, going on a picnic, boating, beachin’ it, maybe attending a parade?  Maybe you will be going to Washington, DC. to participate in the festivities (or more aptly put, the honoring of memories) and be lucky enough to see Rolling Thunder pass through.  http://dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/RollingThunder.htm Have we,…
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How ya doin’?

I posted a quick status post about this earlier in the week.  I thought I might elaborate in this week’s BLOG – grin. How do you answer when someone asks you “How are you?” or “How ya doin’?”  Think about it.  It happened to me just this evening.  I asked someone “How are you?” and…
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