Sunday, January 18, 2009


For us all to be so different and the same is pretty scary for one breed. So my question to everyone is, "What is your recipe for a good, healthy life?" Just like the thousands of cookbooks and recipe books, everyone has a different version to achieve the same thing than the next person. How interesting would it be to see what everyone's thoughts are on this topic. Hmm.... I think so.

Come on people, let's give it a whirl! Pass this on to everyone you know and invite them to respond so we can all share in the many diversified ways to life.

So in this "new" year 2009 my recipe for a good, healthy life is:


1 able body
1 zest for life
1 good attitude
1 happy personality
1 dz desires to lose the stress
1 positive outlook
1 family oriented body
12 handfuls of smiles
4 bushels of hugs
1 dz fun ideas
100 gal of energy
101 ways to spend time with family and friends
365 days a year to apply everything

Mix all the above in one BIG life, day to day. Let rest for 4-6 hours, then shake vigorously and apply to your day.


I hope to hear from you all, new and old. Let's wake up the life in us all!

Remember: When you least expect it, LIFE is just around the corner.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Information highway

Today I relish my first week back to the workforce, outside of my domestic engineer duties and it was wonderful! Actually too good to be true. I have a no stress commute, 5 minutes each way in comparison to the hour each way of the last job. The real stress is lack of information to be communicated in order to get anything done. At work it is dealing with new systems and fumbling your way through it, wondering if you did it right, or if you will mess up everything, because you can't get the info on how to work the system. Yes I know it will take a little time for everything to come together, so I am very patient and just ebullient about it all.
Now at home, I wake up today and the garbage is overflowing, the kitchen looks like every dish we have has been used, and there's laundry on the couch, aren't teenagers somethin' ? It's just that if I don't tell them about these things, it's like they can't "see" what things might need to be done around here. I made a little trash bucket to go over the washer/dryer for lint and dryer sheets trash, etc; I put a bright label on it and it's right at eye level, it says "Please empty this when it is full". Of course today it is overflowing and I mention this to my 16 yr old and he says, "I've never seen it". Isn't that classic. I said, " I guess I should put a motion sensor with a recording of my message so everyone who does laundry will know what they need to do." He smiled, and said, "yea that would be cool." Now wouldn't it. WHY can't anyone in this house besides ME do anything??? I ask this often. Then my friends Son tells me that he needs to meet his ride, back to college, at 5PM today,!!! is this ok with me?? Hmm.......his Mom is working till 5 today. He, like most boys, flies by the seat of his pants ALL the time. His Mom should explain to him, like I have many, many times, that we ALL need information, just like he should want to know when, where, why. I guess I am just asking way too much from everyone. This is just common sense and my nature. I thrive on information and cannot perform without it. I guess that 's why I also enjoy teaching others about stuff I know that they do not. Everyone should want to be informed!
Information is something people take for granted. Not enough of it is told or explained and not enough of it is asked for. So start today to be more informational to and with everyone. The world will be a better place for it, or at least just your own little community :)

Remember: Information is key to life

Friday, January 2, 2009

A great start

Hello Friends-I hope you all were able to bring in the new year in a great way. I sure did. New Year's eve was celebrated with my boys and some fireworks I got them, we had a blast, it was about time. Then yesterday I invited some old friends over for a very traditional "southern" New Year's day dinner, corned beef brisket, collard greens, cooked cabbage, green bean w/potatoes, mac-n-cheese and of course black eyed peas! What a "prosperous" feast we enjoyed and great company. We all used to hang a lot then the evil one, who is no longer a part of us had worked very hard at splitting us all up and it has taken a year for us all to come back together. I toasted yesterday to having my friends back. We also had some great cocktails, pomegranate margaritas-YUMMEE!! This wonderful experience made me think that sometimes we can call up that long lost friend and try to see if we can enjoy what we had before and make it better for this great New Year! I truly missed friendship and know as I get older it means so much to me, so I am still in awe about what a great time we have all had and am looking forward to 2009 filled with great and wonderful times.

Remember: Revive the old to enjoy the "new"