Monday, May 2, 2011

Reflections of the Day

I wrote nearly every day in April, so now it's May and it seems like I should still be writing.  The A-Z Challenge was a blast.  I enjoyed the daily challenge of writing through the alphabet.  I gained 14 followers.  I read so many post from co-bloggers and signed up to follow many sites.

The big news for the day is the end of Osama Bin Laden.  Everyone is talking about it.  Many are rejoicing.  A few have expressed sadness at the lost of a life, even of a wicked man.  Many are arguing and debating political topics and giving brownie points to one side or the other.  Some question if any of it is true at all.

This is a historical event. Osama Bin Laden is dead.  He may be gone, but sadly, his wicked teachings and beliefs will live on in his followers.  America may rest better tonight knowing that a little justice was served on a long overdue debt.  However, somewhere out there, someone is already dreaming, planning, and scheming on how he can overtake America and the world.  Evil will raise his ugly head again. 

Saturday, April 30, 2011


I have never considered myself as the adventurous type.  I don't feel the need for speed.  I don't ride rollercoasters.  I have never flown because I have a phobia to heights and falling.  But for some strange reason, a couple of summers ago, I allowed my family to talk me into ziplining.  I knew I had messed up before the first run.  I was totally uncomfortable with the walk up to the jumping off platform.  We had to walk up an incline on 2x4s holding on to a rope handrail; it was very shaky.  It put a whole new spin on the swinging bridge!

There were 5 runs total.  Of course, I was the last one to jump in our group.  It was the scariest thing that I have ever done.  Then to add to my overwhelming sense of fear, just as I am about to jump...some lady screams out, "Oh, look, there's a squirrel!"  Now, I am a country girl and I know quite a bit about squirrels.  I know that they can actually leap from tree to tree.  I know that they have long sharp teeth and claws.  So here I am, whizzing through the woods on the zipline, and praying that the loose squirrel doesn't decide to jump as I am going by and land on my face!  Now, wouldn't that be a sight?  It would be worse than Ray Steven's song about the day the squirrel got loose at the First Righteous Church.

I survived the zipline experience, but whenever someone suggests ziplining around me, I just say, "Been there and done that!"  Although, I usually don't like taking risk, I do surprise myself at times.  I took a doula training and attended a birth where I actually cut the cord!  I did an impromptu comedy act in front of an audience where I just ad-libbed my lines.  I recently signed up for zumba classes and very much enjoyed it. I also took the A-Z Challenge and wrote my way through the alphabet during this month (April).  I loved it!  I appreciate the comments that were left and the new blogging friends made along the way.  Everyone keep writing and telling your stories!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Your Royal Couple: Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and Princess Catherine, Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge

I really hope this couple will make it together.  They seem so much in love with one another.  I thought it was absolutely precious that Prince William would tell his beloved bride, "I'm so happy."  I wish The Royal Couple happiness in all of their days together.  I hope people will just let them live their life and let them have peace.  Hopefully, after what happened to Princess Di, lessons were learned.  Princess Kate is so beautiful.  It is really a fairytale come true! 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Xs and Exlax

Xs:  X-boyfriends, X-husbands, X-friends and Exlax....Xs and Exlax;  get the connection?

Ok, I admit that I was grasping with this one!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Today is Wednesday and 'W' day.  My topic for the day is weddings.  If anyone has turned on their television  at all this week, likely, you have heard some wedding talk of at least one upcoming wedding, The Royal Wedding!  Many people are very excited about witnessing the exchanging of the vows between Prince William and Kate.  Many are wondering about the wedding dress and the designer.  How exquisite will the bridal bouquet be?  Who will be in attendance?  I plan to record the entire wedding.  Then there are others who are simply bored with all of the wedding details and will be glad when it is all over.

I have another wedding to soon think about and plan.  My daughter recently became engaged and wants to marry within the next year.  As soon as I get out of school, she and I will start planning, looking, trying on dresses, and spending lots of money.  Before she can set the date, we have to find a wedding venue that has an open date.  Then there's The DRESS.  It has to be perfect.  Will she go more traditional or contemporary? We will need to book the wedding photographer and videographer.  The reception (my favorite part) will have to be planned and booked.  So much to do!  One thing I do know, no matter what style of wedding or where it is held, it will be beautiful.  My daughter is so beautiful.  Her smile can light up a room.  Love is a beautiful thing that God himself created.  I pray that my daughter and future son-in-law are blessed with a love that only grows more beautiful with the passing of time.

Now, I have a question for all of you bloggers out there:  will you be watching The Royal Wedding?


Tuesday, April 26, 2011 for Virile

I have been recognizing lately that my son is not looking much like a little boy these days.  He is taking on the features of a young man.

Recently, my son came home telling about an incident that occurred during gym class.  The girls' coach was playing basketball with the boys.  Evidently, the game had become'heated'.  My son and the coach went up simultaneously vying for possession of the ball.  Intentionally or inadvertently, my son pushed the coach.  The coach became agitated and told him "to stop pushing".

I guess if you're going to play with the big boys, you'd better be wearing your 'big boy' boxers!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Unsaid Goodbyes

On Easter Sunday, my husband got a call that one of our friends was in the hospital and not expected to make it.  The doctors only thought he had a few days left.  We were six hours away visiting family.  We left earlier than planned with intentions of getting back home in time to visit Mike before he passed.  He died early Monday morning around 2 a.m.  We were too late to say our last goodbye.

Life is short and uncertain.  None of us really know when our last goodbye is really the final one.  We get up in the morning and think that we have our entire day mapped out, when in fact, we have no control over our fate at all. 

The Bible compares our life to a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes.  But, as we celebrated Easter yesterday, Jesus gave us all hope over death for those who call upon him and trust in him as their personal saviour.

I am sorry, Mike, that I didn't get to say goodbye to you today.  I do plan to say hello to you again someday in a home where we never have to say goodbye.  Rest in Peace, Mike B., 4-25-11.