Friday, June 27, 2008

How to Stay Young-by George Carlin

A co-worker sent me this email today and it hit me-I need to stop being negative so often. Days are short and I complain about not being able to get it all done-who cares!! I just loved this email and thought I needed to share with any of my blog readers out there. In addition, it is Friday and who doesn't love a Friday. Positive thinking for a good day!!

How To Stay Young-by George Carlin

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them".

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop" And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

What a smart man-I think this is something I should read every morning when I get up and every time I am getting negative or grouchy!! Have a great Friday!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Princess Jasmine

Another great photo by Ms. Karen!! I am a procrastinator to fault. Anyone that has known me for a good length of time knows pretty much everything I do is at the last minute. The procrastination has obviously gotten worse since having a child. How many times have I said there is just not enough time in the day. Ms. Karen is the exact opposite. She is a serious planner and in addition to having Halloween planned out for the kids before July, I would also guess she is more than half way finished with her Christmas shopping. This kind of planning is amazing and I don't know how she gets it all done. Anyhow-as I said-she has already planned Halloween and the theme this year will be Arabian Nights. The girls will be Arabian Princesses (Harem Dancers-lol) and the boys will be Arabian Princes (Sultans/Sheiks). She has ordered all of the costumes and the girls outfits have already arrived (I am guessing this week). Karen sent some photos for a preview and Whitney's was hilarious. She looks like such a big girl in the picture. Even compared to the one year birthday pictures. I am amazed by Whitney's growth every day. Just wanted to share a little preview of the upcoming Halloween-it is sure to be a hit at Humble-Beginnings.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Finally - Memorial Day

Baby Grace

Whitney & Madi

Memorial Day was a month ago and I am just now getting around to this update. Lesa Lipsey made it to Kentucky for a visit with her family and made a special trip to the house. Lesa worked with me at State Farm about 4 1/2 year ago (wow-can't believe it has been that long) and I haven't seen her since her wedding (about 3 1/2 years ago-I believe). Lesa had a baby (Madison) a few months after Whitney was born and this was the girls first time meeting. The girls had a blast and it was so great to catch up with Lesa. As an added bonus, my best friend Abby from high school stopped by with her daughter Grace (who was about 3 months at the time). It was a fun filled Saturday afternoon with all of our new babies.