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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Three Word Wednesday~

Distracted, adjective: Unable to concentrate because one's mind is preoccupied.

Genuine, adjective: Truly what something is said to be; authentic; (of a person, emotion, or action) sincere.

Modest, adjective: Unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one's abilities or achievements; (of an amount, rate, or level of something) relatively moderate, limited, or small; (of a place in which one lives, eats, or stays) not excessively large, elaborate, or expensive; (of a woman) dressing or behaving so as to avoid impropriety or indecency, especially to avoid attracting sexual attention; (of clothing) not revealing or emphasizing the figure.

With each step forward
With genuine effort
Leaving the past behind
Heading towards the future
To the modest new home
Not easily distracted
Keeping their eyes on the prize
Each turn bringing them one step closer
With new hope 
Of a brighter future
A dream home
Filled with 
Dreams of the future
With the 
New hopes
To fill 
The home with love
With genuine passion
Not to be distracted
From the home
Of modest means
Of dreams
Come true


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thankful Thursday~

I have so many wonderful things to be 

thankful for...........

1. Friends that are willing to come over and help me do one of the least favorite things packing and hauling and moving 
2. Friends that help paint a whole house and hang drapes
3. Friends that are there for you even when you are bitchy
4. Making phone calls to make new address change
5. Purging even when it is hard to do
6. Finding surprises going through things that are beneficial
7. Hot showers
9. Lots of boxes to pack belongings in
10. New season in TV programing
11. Having a late dinner with a friend after working hard all day moving (Thank you Lara!)
12. Children that love me and are concerned about me
13. Prayers and encouragement from many wonderful friends
14. Gods grace and mercy
15. Heat
16. Warm clothing
17. Leggings that are fleeced lined
18. Hand lotion
19. Moisturizing for the entire my Mary Kay
20. Seeing how nicely things can come together
21. Having a doctor that is honest and lets me know he doesn't have the answers even though I want him too
22. Home made chili
23. Gods love
24. Being able to put a little extra cash in the bank that I found to meet some bills.
25. Medications that will help relieve the pain and rash that I have
26. Getting more things moved over into the new home
27. Having the couch moved
28. Freezer defrosted and moved
29. Knowing friends that can help in a crisis
30. The prayers of the saints
31. Being able to vent and know that your not judged and that you are loved anyways
32. Gods perfect peace
33. Just sitting and taking the new place in where I will be living; knowing how truly blessed I am!
34. Banana splits in the Winter
35. Hot showers
36. Encouragement
37. Gods love
38. Gods perfect timing
39. Knowing all things work out the way they are suppose too
40. The smell of fresh paint

"My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;

Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations. -Psalm 100:3-5

(Because it has been so long since I have put a Thankful Thursday up. I'm not sure this link is still there. But Praise God I will find one. And that I have something to be thankful for everyday.)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Three Word Wendesday~

Electric, adjective: Of, worked by, charged with, or producing electricity; (of a musical instrument) amplified through a loudspeaker; (of a color) brilliant and vivid; having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement.

Passionate, adjective: Showing or caused by strong feelings or a strong belief; showing or caused by intense feelings of sexual love.

Savage, adjective: (Of an animal or force of nature) fierce, violent, and uncontrolled; cruel and vicious; aggressively hostile; (chiefly in historical or literary contexts) primitive; uncivilized; (of a place) wild-looking and inhospitable; uncultivated; (of something bad or negative) very great; severe; noun: A member of a people regarded as primitive and uncivilized; a brutal or vicious person; verb: (especially of a dog or wild animal) attack ferociously and maul. 

As the days and nights passed
Turning into weeks
Then into months
As the year came and went
The passion never wavered
It was electric
Even the phone lines couldn't hold the savage beast 
The passionate
Love affair
 They held for one another
Only grew stronger
As time carried on
It only draw them closer
Awaiting each others touch
That would bring out 
The savage beast
Reaching for that electric
Passionate embrace
In a Summer breeze
That had brought them together
 In mid Summer fling 
The longing 
Of the passionate affair
Only held 
In their desire
For one another
In dreams 
Of the Summer fling


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Looking Forward to 2015 Goals

GOALS 2015

Finishing moving into new home
Letting go of the old 
De-cluttering and tossing out
Pay off bills
Working on my health
Finding a specialist for my ankle
Not having paper clutter
More travel
Save money
Build my clientele skin care base in my Mary Kay business to 50 plus
Becoming more positive
Work on my personal relationships with those around me/especial those I love
Donate lots of clothing that I truly don't need or wear any longer
Working on some of my arts and crafts
Making some of my Christmas gifts this coming year
Take a class on my camera
More family and friend time
Open house
More time with God (Should be #1)

Do you do goals or resolutions?
I find that if I do goals I don't beat myself up.
If I do resolutions; 
I never get past the first month.
 Then I beat myself up.
Life changes for me work;
because then I work slowly and if it happens I'm excited!
If I don't make the goal; 
I'm not disappointed and I see improvement, and progress,
 And I call that success!
Each step brings me closer to the goal and sometimes it takes much longer than a year.
What is on your list?

Three Word Wednesday~

Jovial, adjective: Cheerful and friendly.

Promise, noun: A declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen; the quality of potential excellence; an indication that something specified is expected or likely to occur; verb: Assure someone that one will definitely do, give, or arrange something; undertake or declare that something will happen; give good grounds for expecting (a particular occurrence or situation)

Resolute, adjective: Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.

With jovial heart
Of the excitement 
Of the joys of Christmas
Still lingering
Eyes twinkling with joy
With resolute heart
Of the New Year beckoning
With promise
Of a New Year 
With each blank day
A new page to turn
In the story
Yet to be wrote
With jovial heart
Knowing each new page
Holds new promise
To make each day count
With the twinkle
Of Christmas joys
In each day 
That awaits
The New Year!
With jovial heart
We welcome the 
New Year!


Do you look forward to the blank days and writing the perfect story in your life each new day?

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Finding Of Past years Goals & Other Things of Interest

As I was cleaning and packing up for the move I ran across so much paper work I was over whelmed! 
I do believe I was drowning in paper that I was finding and going through.
Which most of the papers were needing to be tossed or shredded.
Though there was plenty I was wanting to stare at much longer.
So I decided I wanted to share these pieces with you.
The Goals from 2014 and where I landed on them, and my thoughts.
The other ones are ten things about me, rather random.
The last one is a list put into a positive statement
That I had to write in one of the activities from a class I took.
 As I read it; it still speaks to my heart.

The Goals of 2014

1. Loss wight and get in shape
Well this one is Yes! 
I did loss weight not as much as I would have liked.
Getting in shape I could have done better; I started off good then I'm not sure what happened.

2. Better eating habits
I continue to improve on this one daily.
Though during any gatherings of celebrations I fall extremely short on this.

3. More de-cluttering of my things and down sizing
Laughing so hard on this one. 
Good intentions!
Though with the move it is happening as we type
So I think I can say I started in the end of 2014 on this one and will continue through 2015.

4. Save money
Yes! I did save money used it all up to buy a house.
Guess this one needs to be done once again.
So we start over on this one; as it was used up!

5. Pay off bills
Laughing again!
I gave it the good old college try.
Need to continue to work on this one.
I would love to master it and stay out of debit totally.

6. Look for a new home
Started this in 2013 and completed in December 16, 2014!
Extremely excited about this one.
Goal to get settled...
Work hard on paying it off!

7. Take a class on how to use my fancy camera
Well...I kept talking about it ...but never did.
Though I did play with it and learn some more about it.
Think I need to take a class.

8. Build client base in Mary Kay & salon
Interestingly life has away of making changes you don't necessarily agreed too.
Salon business will eventual be gone totally due to health issues. This one has down sized to only 4-5 hours a week. Makes me sad! It is a passion! Trusting God and His amazing plan.
I never did build my clientele in Mary Kay
But that is on my list to do this year.
I would love to have a skin care client base of at least 50 plus.

9. A simpler life style
It is happening daily.
This one I find it is personal choice to work on each and everyday.
And simpler isn't the same for ever one.

10. Become more positive
Yes and No on this one.
Fighting pain makes it hard to stay positive
Finding this is a happy choice everyday.
Finding something to work towards and being happy because I am doing something I love.
Pain takes me in directions I don't like.
So another daily choice and working on daily

11. Do more unexpected kindness
Not sure how to measure this one or if I truly succeed!
I think this should be on every ones list everyday one is alive and breathing
So we can always be working on this one.

12. Spend more time with family and friends
I do believe I succeed in this one and looking forward to surpassing this one this year.
So it will be back on the list as well.
I think the true measure of our legacy lays within those we touch daily in our lives which would be our family and friends, associates and those that come across our path daily.
Making that difference with lots of Love and smiles.

13. Then I wrote to mention a few...... I had many more that I was working on.
I don't recall as they weren't listed.
So these are the elevations of the past year. 
I would say it was a success and left room for improvement this year.

So this means look for my goals of 2015 in a future post.

Ten Things About Self (Me) 

1. I have hazel eyes
2. I was a drama student and wanted to study the arts when I was younger
3. I raced cars on dirt tracks when my girls were little; and dated a guy that was part of the pit crew for a NASCAR driver in the 80's. 
4. I love road trips
5. When I was a little girl in Girl Scouts; one year I sold the most cookies in our troop and the area.
6. When I was a pre-teen/teenager I would have fairs to raise money for the Jerry Lewis tel-thon.
7. I have lived on both the East and West coast as well as in the mid west too.
8. I don't like to exercise
9. I don't like being cold at all!!!
10. I love dressings up and wearing beautiful clothing and accessories

This seemed to be a very random item list.
I took a few self improvement classes this past year;
 I think this was one of the activities we had to do. 
Interesting list of random things about me!

Positive Statement

Sing in the rain
Dance your own dance not someone Else's!
They only made one you (Me)
Love who you are
Dream Big!
Live large!
Believe anything is possible
Have faith
Know you are enough
Today is here, 
Tomorrow isn't promised 
Live for today
Yesterday is gone 
Forgive yourself
You are beautiful

So as I re-read this I thought...WOW!
I need to post that up and re-read that everyday to myself!
Because there is nothing better than knowing you are perfect just the way God made you.
Learning to believe these truths.

Guess I need to work up some fun goals for 2015
Maybe some more random things about me.
And I think we will stick to this positive affirmation I made sometime last year.
It still stands and speaks to me.
So I say this one still is working!

Did you have a list of goals or resolutions that you worked on last year? 
Did you accomplish or succeed in full fulling any of them?
Do you intend to make some this year?
Do you do daily affirmations?

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Moving Adventures

Today up early....but was off to a very slow start due to my pain levels.
So extremely excited to say I have amazing friends;
 Who have come to my rescue to help me through this huge move.
This process isn't easy especial with my pain.
Then it is raining as well.
So today we did lots of purging.
Though it was just the beginning of it all.
It does feel good to let go and say good bye. 
I told them please don't tell me what you are doing with my things.
I don't want to know. 
Who is that attached to things?
Everything has a memory or something held to it.
We were able to get rid of the couch and two hydraulic salon chairs in garage; plus two dressers along with lots of plastic trolley storage container's.
Can we say goodbye!
One huge load off to donation center.
Three trips to the new house and purged over there as well.
Hang some curtains.
I can hardly wait to get them all hang.
I had to order some of the panels so am waiting on the deliver of them.

These are hang in my dinning room
I also will have them in the living room;
As soon as the panels arrive.
We hang up the valance today in the living room.
I forgot to take pictures though.
I usually do.
Oh well!
It is really starting to take shape and looking like a lovely home.
I just wish I could have afforded to get rid of that carpet.
But I cannot and windows have to be replaced.
Also need to get something to do with heating and cooling.
Called propriety!
So the priorities aren't carpet.
Would love to have a chocolate carpet put in.
I am so very exhausted!
But I really wanted to post something up.
Tomorrow is two doctor appointments.
Then I will come home and start in again.
Praying the doctors will have some answers for me.
Also praying I will receive my disability soon. 
I have lawyers.....
But haven't heard anything since before the Christmas season.
I'm sure I will hear something soon.
May this week bring you much joy and happiness.

Did you have to work during the Christmas season? 
Or are you just coming back to work from a wonderful Christmas vacation with family?

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New year!
As we closed off the 2014
I was blessed to finally be able to give notice in my apartments
We have lived here for almost seven years.
Have seen many changes over this period of time.
I am happy to say goodbye and start a new journey in a new home this year in 2015.
We are excited to be moving into our first home.
It was a wonderful Christmas gift that came on December 16th.
One month from the date we put the offer in.
I feel as it is our time.
I have dreamed of my own home since I was a very young woman.
This year it has come true!
I have been blessed with many friends coming to help paint and fix the home up.
Now we are at the place of ready to start the moving in process.
Oh what a job this is. 
I have way to much stuff!!
I need to dispose of and find homes for so much.
It is hard to release some of it.
But it must be done for the vision I have.
And we have no garage only a small storage shed.
So I have to condense a two car garage into this small space.
I know it will be worth it.
Many things have been changing in my life over the past three years.
So I am truly looking for a break through and a brighter future ahead.
I'm praying about how all this will come about. 
I know God has a plan....
I just need to be still and listen.
Not always so easy for me to do.
My health has taken a turn since I broke my ankle almost three years ago.
I cannot work like I once did.
I do look forward to being able to totally retire in many ways. 
As I have always worked since I was about 12 years old.
As an adult and single mom I always worked.
I usually had three to four jobs just to make ends meet.
As I go into the down hill years I look forward to being able to spend more time with family and friends.
Praying I will have the fiances to do so.
One of the battles I am facing this year is trying to get my disability.
I never saw myself on disability.
But I can no longer do what I love most.
Which is do hair.
Though I am still doing it once a week for a bout 4-5 hours.
I love seeing the smiling faces.
Makes the pain worth it.
I'm hoping to do more blogging this year.
I have been encouraged to get back at it.
I'm not sure what direction I want to take my blog.
I love writing poetry,
Taking photos,
Sharing adventures,
I as well have always loved linking up with other blogs as well.
Though over the last few years haven't done so well with that at all.
I'm thinking it might be fun to share my adventures of my new home on here.
So... we will see where the new year takes us.

What do you see in your new year?
Are you ready for the new adventures that await you?