Things Happy People Don't Do

Just some things I have observed that are indicators a person is miserable with their own life.

Goes out of their way to be unpleasant to others.Makes up vile lies in an attempt to portray themselves as a victim and make someone else look bad.Always looking for ways to "get one over" on people.Constant negativity.Shirks responsibilities and blames others for the consequences.Encourages bad behavior in others (misery loves company).Downplays the good in others. Clearly these are not the behaviors of a happy, well adjusted individual. If a person acts this way it is no one's fault but their own.
Let me repeat that.... If you are a miserable, conniving, dishonest individual IT IS YOUR OWN CHOICE TO BE THAT WAY, YOU DON'T GET TO BLAME ANYONE ELSE FOR MAKING YOU THAT WAY.

Bad situations happen to people all the time. Many times these situations are brought in by our own life choices. Sometimes the cause is beyond our control. Either way, we are all responsible for our own …

Satan Is Real

If you need more proof than the sorry state the world in general is in to prove to you that the devil is real and up to his old tricks, that can easily be arranged. All you have to do is sincerely resolve to do better. Make up your mind to do good, to think positively, to act positively. Determine that you will be kinder, more patient and forgiving. Immerse yourself more frequently and diligently in God's word.
Then wait a brief moment. It won't take long.
Satan doesn't want you succeeding at these noble endeavors. Before you know it he will be throwing obstacles in your path to knock you off track. He can and will use anything and everything including your job, your family and your friends as well as your enemies against you. Mark my words, it will happen.

That's where I'm at right now. I've got people with their undies in a bunch because I refuse to participate in their constant drama and I'm not interested in their ongoing negativity. It's contagious…

Fall Folly

Fall is a season of change. Leaves on the trees begin to change colors ( well, usually they do but this year they seem to be slacking), temperatures begin to drop.
Change has been on my mind a lot these days. Change is inevitable and unavoidable. Some change is good, some is painful. A lot of things have changed over the past year or so and more changes are coming for certain.
All we can do is keep our intentions pure and pray, knowing God is in control.
Sometimes I wonder if bad or crazy things are thrown in our paths to remind us that we need to talk to God. Maybe we get too comfort otherwise. Maybe some of it is to give us a different perspective. So maybe when people are being absolutely irrationally insane they are doing is a favor in the long run. Maybe.
At any rate, you can't stop change so you must find a positive way to deal with it. Not always so easy eh?

Stress and IBS(D)

Usually when I sit down to write a blog, I have a plan or at least a specific topic in mind. Today I am just all over the place. I've got too much going on in my head and I just need a purge.
I'm home from work today with an IBS flare up. That doesn't happen near as much as it used to but it still gets me every now and then. Usually if I have eaten without caution or in times of high stress. Pretty sure this one was stress induced.
I've tried to reduce my stress (my doctor said I should!).

Stop choosing friends that bring me down: Check.
Remember to do things for ME sometimes instead of being so focused on making sure every one else is happy: Ok.... I'm working on that one.

But life is life and not all stress is avoidable.

Like work. I wasn't born independently wealthy and I didn't marry money so I must work. Some equally unfortunate people seem to get away without doing it but I haven't quite figured that out yet. Anyway, work equals stress. Here'…

2017 Vacation In Review

This year's family vacation with Rick and the kids was pretty epic. We packed a lot of action into a week.
Our first stop was a day in Savannah Georgia. We took a trolley tour to see the main sights. If you visit there you MUST go to Leopold's Ice Cream. You can bet there will be a line out the door but I assure you it's worth the wait.
After our day in Savannah, we hit the road South to Vero Beach Florida. We spent three days snorkeling, beach combing and site seeing. We saw lots of great things including various fish, crabs and a manatee while snorkeling. Brought home a few pretty shells. We also made our way through a treasure museum and citrus museum.
That by its self was a good vacation but wait, there's more!
Thursday morning we hit the road. The kids thought we were going home but instead we surprised them with two days at Disney. They've been talking about wanting to go forever and we were able to make that dream come true for them this year.
The saddest thing t…

I Am Not A Mom

When a woman reaches my age and has no biological children people speculate. Sure, it's none of their business at all but it's human nature I suppose. Over recent years I have learned that my fertility has been the subject of more than one discussion. Discussions I was not even part of. So let me set the record straight on this Mother's day so everyone can stop speculating and find something more important to discuss.
I am child free by choice. To the best of my knowledge, all my lady bits work just fine. Just because a woman chose not to have children doesn't mean she is physically incapable of doing so. Not every woman on earth feels the need to have a child in order to feel complete.
There was a time in my life, long ago,  when I toyed with the idea of motherhood. I decided, for numerous reasons including that being with the potential father was almost like having a child anyway, it wasn't for me. And here's a newsflash for you nosy people, I have many other…

So close but......

A couple posts ago I told you about the rigid heddle loom my amazing husband was building for me. Well here it is!
This thing it's huge! But, if you know my husband you know he doesn't do anything small. Once he latches onto an idea it's full steam ahead.
All he has left to do is make some shuttles then I can get my yarn or thread and weave away. Looking forward to seeing what I can do with this thing. So close!

Also in the so close department..... The kids lice situation. Last two visits Ricks daughter has remained clear while his son is once again infested. No doubt it's only a matter of time before the daughter has them again too unless their other household treats again to finish wiping them out and I'm not holding my breath for that to happen. So close to being lice fee! I seriously could cry.

Speaking of crying, my little hedgehog Mr. Quillington passed away. I will miss the silly little guy. Maybe I will get another some day but right now my hands are full e…