Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
It was brought to my attention that Xerox is doing something special for our men and women in the Middle East! If you go to this web site, 'Let's Say Thanks' you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq .
This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second.Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?
Monday, November 24, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
A little boy and his father were walking in the mountains.
Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams,
To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating,
somewhere in the mountain:"AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
Curious, the little boy yells: "Who are you?"
He receives the answer: "Who are you?"
And then the boy screams to the mountain: "You're Stupid"
The voice answers: "You're Stupid"
Frustrated at the response, the boy screams: "I Hate You"
He receives the answer: "I Hate You"
He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"
The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."
The man screams: "You are a champion!"
The voice answers: "You are a champion!"
The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO,
but really this is LIFE. It gives you back
everything you say or do.
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions."
If you want more love in the world,
create more love in your heart.
If you want people to respect you, respect them.
This relationship applies to everything,
in all aspects of life.
Life will give back to you everything you have given to it.
It airs on CNBC
Sundays, 7PM EST
Hope today is the first day of a blessed week for all.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I can't begin to tell you how much I love this little guy. Not only is he my first grandson, but he carries my maiden name 'Riley'. He is all about helping. He was out of school on Friday because of teacher parent conferences. Seth went to his sitter and Riley came out on Thursday to spend the night and to spend the next day with us. One of the first things he said was, "Pappaw, I brought my tools!" Well he wasn't going to get any work out of Pappaw since J.D. has been down with some sort of nasty bug going around.
Grandma found plenty to keep him busy though. After breakfast I pulled up the Lego web site for him and he played the games on there until I got some things done in the house that needed doing. By The Way that is a really good site for those that have children or grands looking for a different web site to visit. After lunch and watching the movie "Kung Fu Panda" Riley and I headed outside to tackle the Pampas Grass that needed cut back for the winter. I have four good sized plants that needed to be tied up in a bundle and cut back. We were able to get two of them taken care of before I gave up for the day. We bundled up the first one and Riley fully intended to do the cutting with the loppers. He found out in a heart beat that those stalks don't cut easily. I took over and cut back the first one. We loaded the bundle into the lawn tractor wagon and took it to the back of the yard and piled it up. This winter some of the smaller critters will make their home amongst the clippings. Riley was unloading it while he was still in the wagon and tumbled right out onto the ground. The expression on his face was hilarious. To looked up at me real quick to see if I saw his fall. He looked like he wanted to cry, but right away started to laugh.
After we got the second plant all bundled up, I was distracted by picking up one of my lawn ornaments to store away for the winter. While I was busy with that, Riley took control of those loppers and was bound and determined that he was going to cut this one by himself. Which he did.
Riley is a very unique child. He just plain and simply loves to work. He has been that way all of his life. When we finished with the second plant he was ready to get back to digging on the fire pit we had started months before. I talked him into putting that one off until his visit. I fixed Spaghetti and salad for supper and the child cleaned his plate without leaving even one noodle behind.
I always enjoy it when any of the grandchildren come to visit, but for some reason I especially enjoyed this visit from Riley.
May your blessings be many as you travel through the week ahead and find joy in the love and laughter of a child
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
~A Note From Britt~
Diabetes is a big part of life, but it's not as hard to deal with as some people, myself included until just a few months ago, sometimes think. If you work hard to keep your blood sugars level and are responsible and take all the shots or medicine you're supposed to, life is for the most part normal. At times the shots and blood sugar checking can get to be bothersome, but after too long it becomes a very routine part of your day, just like brushing your teeth or showering. My friends have been supportive of me through my transition into life with diabetes (besides the occasional Wilford Brimley joke) and have really helped me along, even if they don't entirely understand WHY I'm "sick" or have to take shots.
World Diabetes Day should be used as an opportunity to help those around us understand what diabetes is and to bust some of the common misconceptions and stereotypes about people with diabetes. Based on some of the questions I get on an almost daily basis from my peers, ("Doesn't sticking yourself hurt?", "Did you get it from eating too much sugar?, "Are you really allowed to eat that?") there are a lot of questions that would do well to be answered for the normal-pancreased among us.
Diabetes is a disease that can be dealt with when you take the proper measures, and it's not as different of a lifestyle as you might think. Let's use today to help people understand what it's all about.
(Thank you sweetheart for sharing with all of us. G'ma and G'pa love you!)
1.Frequent trips to the bathroom
3.Losing weight without trying
4.Weakness and fatique
5.Tingling or numbness in your hands, feet or legs
Causes: Too much food, too little insulin or diabetes medicine, illness or stress.
Onset: Gradual, may progree to a diabetic coma.
- Extreme Thirst
- Frequent Urination
- Dry skin
- Blurred Vision
- Decreased Healing
~What To Do~
- Test Blood Glucose
- If over 200 mg/dl for several tests or for 2 days >CALL YOUR DOCTOR<
~Signs Of Low Blood Sugar~
Contrary to popular belief, when you are Diabetic and taking insulin or diabetic medicine you do need to have some carbs in your diet. If not you will find your blood sugar bottoming out on you.
Causes: Too little food, too much insulin or diabetes medicine, or extra activity.
Onset: Sudden, may progress to insulin shock.
- Fast Heartbeat
- Impaired vision
- Weakness and fatigue
~What To Do~
- Drink 1/2 glass of juice or regular soft drink, or 1 glass of milk, or eat some soft candies (not Chocolate).
- Within 20 minutes after treatment Test Blood Glucose. If symptoms don't stop, call your doctor.
- Then eat a light snack(1/2 peanut butter or meat sandwich and 1/2 glass of milk).
I hope that when you leave Moodscapes, you will be leaving with a little more knowledge of Diabetes. The greatest gift you can give someone with Diabetes is the gift of support and understanding.
I pray that we will see a cure for Diabetes in our lifetime. May your day bring you many blessings and more happiness then you know what to do with.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Now that I have given you something to read and think about, I will get back to my post for tomorrow. Please check back tomorrow for my World Diabetes Day post. Hopefully I will be providing information that you don't have. Just as important is to let others with this dreadful disease know that they are not alone in their struggle with Diabetes.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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Monday, November 10, 2008
The man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang.
But, the man did not hear.
So the man yelled, "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky.
But, the man did not listen.
The man looked around and said, "God let me see you." And a star shined brightly.
But the man did not see.
And, the man shouted, "God show me a miracle." And, a life was born.
But, the man did not notice.
So, the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are here."
Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man. But, the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.
Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way that you expect.
May your week be filled with many blessings.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I am wondering what has happened to the bailout for Wall Street. J.D.'s retirement is wrapped up in company stocks. For the past year they have been bobbing up and down by ten to thirty cents in the great sea that is the stock exchange. All of a sudden they took a nose dive and has been struggling to stay afloat. It took place before we even knew what was happening. A few days ago, I checked it at closing and saw that it had gone up by $1.87. Wow...... it was finally starting to come back up. Yesterday it went down a few cents, I thought no big deal, it's just a few cents. ..........And then there was today! It sank like someone had tossed rocks on it. It was down $3.02. I thought all that money that the government was throwing at Wall Street was to help build confidence and get the stock market moving upward again. Guess what! It isn't working! Is it possible that I misunderstood what the bailout money was supposed to do? Someone please clarify this for me. I am thinking perhaps my mind was spaced out from Fibro Fog when they were talking about what the bailout was supposed to accomplish.
Today was a great day. Melody went to a Trace Aikens concert this evening and Chris couldn't leave work early to get the boys from latch key and the sitter. We volunteered to take care of them until their Daddy got home. Seth has a tendency to throw an occasional fit from time to time. Tonight was one of those times. He wanted to go outside and it was starting to get dark so he didn't get to. He did his little madman dance and screamed and cried a bit and did his dance again. We just ignore him when he is throwing these fits and they usually pass pretty quick. Tonight was different though...... Grandma and Pappaw ignored him, but Riley chose to hug his little brother and whisper in his ear over and over, "It's OK Seth, Bubby is here for you!" The way that Riley reached out to Seth and offered him comfort, really touched me. It had quite a calming effect on Seth too. Riley, you are a wonderful big brother and Grandma is very proud of you.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
How desperate a life becomes
I study at length,
We hear children crying out
We see children killing children.
The water becomes clouded,
The Dove of Peace flies overhead.
The hope of peace and happiness
As hand touches hand
The Dove of Peace flew overhead.
I saw the reflections in the water,