Wednesday, November 28, 2007


We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another.

Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are.

After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.

We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, when we are able to go on a nice vacation or when we retire.

The truth is there's no better time to be happy than right now.

If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges.

It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. Happiness is the way.

So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with..... And remember that time waits for no one.

So, stop waiting
Until your car or home is paid off.
Until you get a new car or home.
Until your kids leave the house.
Until you go back to school.
Until you finish school.
Until you lose 10 lbs.
Until you gain 10 lbs.
Until you get married.
Until you get a divorce.
Until you have kids.
Until you retire.
Until summer..
Until spring.
Until winter.
Until fall.
Until you die.

There is no better time than right now to be happy.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

So work like you don't need money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching.

I am going to be happy today---

want to join me?

Monday, November 26, 2007


I was emailed these cutes puppy pictures from a friend of mine and thought I would share them with you. They are sure to put a smile on your face :0) Have a great Monday!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007


I have received so many awards over the past couple of months and I thought that it's time to put them all in one place so when I want to sit back some day when I'm feeling down and need a pick me up I will remember all my great blogging friends...this is sure to cheer me up :0)

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Your children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say...

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hand my first painting on the refrigerator and I immediately wanted to paint another.

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat and learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that little things can be special things in life.

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer and I knew there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and safe.

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities even when you didn't feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt but it's all right to cry.

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and then I wanted to be everything that I could be.

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I needed to know to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

*When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking."

Each of us parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt, friend, neighbor or volunteer influence the life of a child.

Let's celebrate National Child Day!


I was given this adorable "friend award" from Tammy from Mom Knows Everything. Tammy is one of my most thoughtful blogging friends who is always giving me these great awards and they are something I will never get tired of getting. These awards always put a smile on my face and I also enjoy getting to pass these awards on to other deserving bloggers. Thank you Tammy!

I am passing this award on to Petula from It's a Woman World, Matt from The Males Perspective, Jocelyn from Hip Mama Blog and Suzanne from Miss Kitty Fantastico.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Today was the day to get out there and get some nice updated family pictures taken for our annual Christams letter to our family and friends. It was a clear, sunny day but a bit on the chilly side but we hung in there, braved the cold and got the picture taken. As soon as we took the last picture of the kids it started to snow...BRRRRR!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


It is up with things this year? I guess I can blame things on moving to another province. I am usually done my shopping AND wrapping by now but I have hardly done any shopping yet and I am starting to run out of time. Next week will be a big shopping week for us and hopefully I will be able to start some wrapping. The decorating is almost finished and we still don't have any snow...I wonder what the winters are like here in Cape Breton? Merry Christmas :0)

Saturday, November 10, 2007



*"Stewerdess" is the longest word typed with only the left hand
* And "lollipop" is the longest word typed with your right hand. (Bet you tried this out mentally, didn't you?)
*No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

*"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".? (Are you doubting this?)

*Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

*The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet. (Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)

*The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). (Yep, I knew you were going to "do" this one.)

*There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. (You're not doubting this, are you?)

*There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious." (Yes, admit it, you are going to say, a e i o u)

*TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. (All you typists are going to test this out)

*A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

*A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.(Some days that's about what my memory span is.)

*A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

*A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

*A snail can sleep for three years. (I know some people that could do this too.!)

*Almonds are a member of the peach family.

*An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. (I know some people like that also)

*Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

*February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

*In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

*If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

*Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors

*Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

*Rubber bandslast longer when refrigerated.

*The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

*The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

*The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (Good thing he did that.)

*The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

*There are more chickens than people in the world.

*Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

*Women blinknearly twice as much as men.

*Now you know more than you did before!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Today my baby boy turned 3 years old!

Oh where does the time go?


If you sometimes get the sudden urge to run around naked. Drink some Windex. It will keep you from streaking.