Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino

The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino

I came across this article today on Facebook (link above) and was so very moved by the content. I may not have lupus or fibromyalgia but I do understand what the author is going through to some extent. When my osteoarthritis is flaring, when my knees are enflamed the mere act of walking across the floor is so painful it is sometimes just not worth the effort. And yet I push myself to get up and get going. I have a cousin that lives with lupus and I think I now understand a bit better what she is going through daily. I hope everyone reading this will click on the link and take the time to read the spoon theory. The the next time you think someone is being lazy or you see a "normal looking" individual taking slow calculated steps or someone getting out of a car with handicap plates that looks just fine; I hope you will remember the spoon theory. I know I will.

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Safe,

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

For My Menopausal Friends

Hello Dear Friends,

OK, I admit it, I sometimes experience hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. Extreme mood swings. A while back I was desperate to find a cure for my night sweats. I tried a product called Estroven and it worked. i even took it with me to a doctor appointment and got my doctors approval to take it. The product is a bit expensive, over $6.00 a box. I take the Estroven Plus Multi-Vitamin. With all of the prescription medications I take I figure a multi-vitamin is a must. Why am I telling you this? Because I just found the Estroven web-site and they are offering a printable coupon for $3.00 off any Estroven purchase. And the coupon does not expire until 12/31/11. Here is the website and here is the coupon link. Go grab yourself a coupon and give the product a try or if you already do use the product save yourself some money. Woo! Hoo!

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Safe,


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gods Little Creatures

(He came up on the porch and took a siesta with my hubby standing just off to the left with camera in hand. He is layinf exactly the way one of my cats lays.)

Greetings Friends,

I've been a busy little beaver for some time now. My apologizes for neglecting my blog. Please kow that I have peeked in from time to time on many of your blogs.

We have been blessed with visits from God's little creatures lately and I wanted to share some pics here with you today.

This little guy was spotted recently foraging for a snack in our yard.

Our yard bunny is still doing fine. We think he has a friend too.

My hubby was delighted to catch this male house finch in his view finder. This little guy was not afraid of the human with the camera at all. Yes, you are seeing Christmas lights. This bush is dead so we left the lights on it. Now we can't remove it untill after the birds decide to move on as they are nesting in the bottom of the bush.

Easter was fun at mom's house again this year. This is my granddaughter Raven and my niece Angel. They are 6 months apart in age and both still love and expect the Easter egg hunt.

Mother's Day was a bit different this year as my mom went to Texas that weekend to meet my step dads new grandbaby. She said they had a lot of fun on the trip and all of her kids called her on Sunday.

I'm off to an Eagle Scout ceremony this afternoon and then to Camp Brown for to follow our Cub Scout Pack around during Chuck Wagon Days. I won't be climbing up the hill from rafting across the river this year. Doc says no as it would be to hard on my knees. My next Synvisc injections are scheduled for May 31st. I really am needing it. I'm hit a plateau with my weight loss but my flexiblity is better. The doc says he can tell I am building muscle and that is a good thing.

So what have you all been up to lately?

This week was my granddaughters DARE graduation and she has passed to the 6th grade. My baby girl will be a middle school student next year. She is both excited and anxious at the same time. She won the 5th grade Most Curious Award. We thought that fit her personality perfectly.

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Safe,


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Empty Nest

Happy Sunday,
Remember this photo from approx. 2 weeks ago? (above) These eggs were so pretty. Hubby has checked on the eggs every day. (He gets so excited.) Pictures were taken through out their growth and today the last bird flew from the nest.

You can see a slide show of the progression here on my AC site. It was so much fun watching these babies grow. I hope you'll take the time to look. The pics are perfect for kids to view too. I do feel more like Spring has Sprung now.

Did you all have a chance to watch the royal wedding? William looked so handsome and Kate was stunning. I so loved the sleeves of her dress. I had the day off and was able to look in on the ceremony on different channels and on the Internet throughout the day. I had watched the wedding of Charles and Diana and was so glad to be able to watch Prince William wed his love. I do like that they are closer in age and have known each other a long while. Diana was so young when she married Charles and they had known each other for such a short time. Ah but that was then and this is now. As you can tell I followed Lady Diana's life and was so saddened when I heard of her accident. But to see William and Harry together, proud and strong, Diana would have been so proud. Didn't you just love the little ones in their finery? They were so cute... And the hats, oh what lovely and ridiculous hats were worn. I had just as much fun seeing the head gear as I did seeing the wedding.

On a different subject, please remember to pray for the victims of the horrible tornadoes this past week in the southern US states. Such destruction, so very sad. Continue to pray for Japan too. And I'm asking for prayer for the mother of a school friend of my daughter. She is on chemo fighting her second bout of lung cancer. Such a sweet lady. Please pray for Mia.

Be Happy, Be Healthy, be Safe,