Saturday, August 23, 2008

Granddaughter Goodness!!!!

I had to share the art work my darling granddaughter sent me to hang on my refrigerator, it arrived addressed to Grandma(happy tears already) and when I opened it was pure joy, I could feel my smile inside and out.
Then my daughter sent me the picture of lil miss kylee q(a lil name I call her)after she got into some stickers I had sent for her potty reward. However she got them and decided to make herself a walking sticker book, and was even saying cheese in the picture.
It is so hard to be so far away, so these things help to ease that pain.

Have a happy day

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New habits.............

Today I'm starting a few things that I hope will become habits. The first thing is a gratitude journal. I have heard Oprah talk about them and some Christian blogs have mentioned them as well.

Researchers studying those who kept gratitude journals concluded:

At the end of the 10 weeks, participants who’d kept a gratitude journal felt better about their lives as a whole and were more optimistic about the future than participants in either of the other two conditions. To put it into numbers, according to the scale we used to calculate well-being, they were a full 25 percent happier than the other participants. Those in the gratitude condition reported fewer health

People who kept a gratitude journal reported feeling more joyful, enthusiastic, interested, attentive, energetic, excited, determined, and strong than those in the hassles condition. They also reported offering others more emotional support or help with a personal problem— supporting the notion that gratitude motivates people to do good. And this was not limited to what they said about themselves. We sent surveys to people who knew them well, and these significant others rated participants in the gratitude group as more helpful than those in the other groups.

This information was shared from
which has the link to where the information is from.

Secondly I'm starting my 1000 gifts list--which is basically an ongoing list of those things I'm thankful for. I will be posting this in my sidebar as I get it going. I want to try and complete this by Christmas.

If you decide to either or both of these leave me a comment and let me know.

Happy journaling and list making,

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bloggy Candy

Enfys is a very talented paper crafter that is from the which is my absolute favorite place on the web to go for my paper crafting with my cricut.Please go check out her blog and wonderful creations. She is celebrating 65,000 hits on her blog with some wonderful bloggy candy. The hits are no surprise as her creations are always a treat to check out.So head on over to:

Happy Crafting

Monday, August 11, 2008

My Daybook: First Edition

Thanks to my dear friend over at At Shore's End
who directed me to this wonderful site The Simple Woman
I thought I would participate in this meme.

Outside my window is partly cloudy, and muggy, however Am enjoying watching the neighbors peacocks strut around our yard, they are so pretty.

I am thinking about all the inspiration and determination I have seen on the Olympics so far. And

I am thankful that God has blessed me with a husband,children and granddaughter who are the inspiration in my life.

From the kitchen I'm preparing a yummy dinner of chicken parmigiana and salad.

I am creating layout ideas for my daughters wedding album

I am wearing blue jean capri's and a pink t-shirt.

I am reading Joyce Meyers "Start Your New Life Today"

I am hoping for no rain tomorrow so the boys can go try out their new skim boards their dad made them.

I am
hearing my son playing video games, and the Olympics are on.

Around the house is pretty much all tidy and ready for dinner time. Then it will be time to light the candles(something we try to do nightly to help wind down) and watch the Olympics.

One of my favorite things is hearing my granddaughter talking or singing to me via the phone, since they are sadly over 1200 miles away.

A few plans for the week are to work on my daughter's wedding album, reading some of the wonderfully inspirational blogs I have been finding. And just enjoying what is around me.