Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of fame surrounded by fans...
(Please...if you don't like MJ...for whatever reason...do not reply to me...now is not the time...)

We lost too many great people this week...Farrah, MJ, Ed McMahon, Fred Travelena, Billy Mays...just too weird...May they all Rest in Peace...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

saying goodbye

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Today has been a very sad day for me, and I suspect many other people. I was born in the mid sixties, so I grew up in the 70's and 80's. My childhood was filled with disco and beautiful girls on classic TV shows. It all seems kind of cheesy now, but they are the memories of my youth.

Today we lost 2 very special people. Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. How can that be?? Farrah was 62 and Michael was 50. I thought people were supposed to be living into their 70' and 80's these days. Farrah lost her battle with cancer and Michael was lost to a heart attack. Unbelievable.

As hard as it is to lose people, and I do pray for their respective families, I also feel a great sadness that I am losing my childhood. I remember watching the Jackson 5 cartoons on Saturday mornings. I remember my friend Kathy taking me to the salon for my first *real* hair cut and style for my 8th grade graduation and asking for the "Farrah" hairstyle. I remember my cousin getting the "Off the Wall" cassette and playing it for days...over and over again. I remember watching Farrah in "The Burning Bed" and being soo impressed that this beautiful girl could act!! I especially remember "Billie Jean" being shown on mtv every morning and having to watch it before going to school.

I know God knows what he's doing, but I say cut us a break. We need some of these angels among us here to make life bareable and to make memories.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Fill-ins...

And...here we go!
1. All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting the next accident to happen.
2. Show me a good loser and I will show you a person who truely has a good heart.
3. Sitting down with a good book is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one time.
4. Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy reading the latest gossip magazines and scratching their butts.
5. I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine romance and Nascar .
6. It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without great friends or good conversation in it.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting some much needed sleep, tomorrow my plans include going to see my Daddy and Sunday, I want to take my husband somewhere nice for Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Limes


This is a little baby lime from our lime tree. We have only had the tree since Mother's Day and I was SO excited when I saw it this morning. Just a little watering and tending too and this little tree is going to reward me with sweet limeade and lime juice for cooking and smelling good. I can't wait.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Friday fill-in

And...here we go!
1. Home sweet home.
2. My favorite thing for dinner lately has been chicken breast and rice and broccoli.
3. The STUPID dog next door is always going bark! bark! bark!
4. A nice long walk should be experienced with a friend.
5. I could really use some good news.
6. When all is said and done, everything happens for a reason and I just need to figure it out.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to taking a long,hot shower, tomorrow my plans includegoing to some garage sales and Sunday, I want to see my Daddy!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Weightloss journal

I have been on Sparkpeople.com for a couple of months now. I obviously need to lose weight and they have very good tools there. A food tracker, a fitness tracker, good recipes and support groups. I really had not taken advantage of this until about a week ago. It really opens up your eyes when you start taking responsibility for your actions. Anyway, they also have a blog there, so most of my weightloss thoughts will be there if anyone is interested. Also, one of my support groups in a scrapper's group and we a re doing a weight loss journal. This is the second page of mine. The journaling is about how I feel and look awful in this picture with my grandaughter. And how I am gonna fight my way back...(If I did this right, when you click on the title,weightloss journal, it will take you to my sparkpage...)