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My Resolution for 2009…… to purge.

I stopped making resolutions many, many years ago for all the same reasons most people do but this year I’ve decided to resolve to making my life simpler and the first word that came to mind was purge. While checking the thesaurus for a less graphic definition I found that purge is more than perfect for what I want to accomplish over the coming 12 months that lie in wait beckoning my desire to cleanse, clean, eliminate, do away with, clear, remove, flush, pardon, exonerate, absolve, and forgive, both myself and others. This will involve more than just drawers and closets and cupboards. I plan to get physical, emotional and spiritual as well. So to get started I’m revising some of my bucket-list for 2009..

Skydiving is out…. Parasailing is in.
Italy is out…. Wine tasting in the Napa Valley is in.
Competing on “The Amazing Race” is out… Owning and watching all 11 episodes of “Planet Earth” is in.
Having more babies is out… Having more grandchildren is in <---- next one due 07/30/09, congrats Matthew & Kari and big sister Stella. Edited: Another one due 10/05/09, congrats first time parents, Leann & Matt!!!!!!!
Buying, restoring and flipping a house is out… Finishing the office remodel is in.
Owning land and building a log cabin with a wrap-around porch is out… Renting a cabin with a hot tub is in.
Riding extreme roller coasters is out… Closing my eyes and remembering ALL the times I did is in.
Retiring is out…. Enjoying a little bit of each day as if I don’t have to work is in.

Happy New Year everyone and may all your resolutions be realized and for those who plan to diet and take better care of them self remember…

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
Remember people, even more than things, have to be restored,
Renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
And as you grow ever older, you will discover that you have two hands,
One for helping yourself and one for helping others.
So roll up those sleeves and start building a better 2009 for EVERYONE!!

January 2009 milestones... Historic swearing in of our 44th President of the United States of America Barack Obama... “Oh, Yes We Can” and I am more hopeful and filled with joy than I have been in a number of years for our beloved country and it’s citizens. Gina was 6 months on the 10th and doing better than anyone ever expected. Happy 81st Birthday to my beautiful mother who is the definition of “grace”. 12 week ultrasound of newest baby Carter shows there just may be a teeny-tiny penis there; we’re keeping our fingers crossed. Brother John wraps-up the month with is 59th birthday and our business continues to thrive in these dire economic times… thank you God for all the blessing you continue to bestow on our sweet family.

Side Blog

Exploring the links will tell you alot about what makes me purrrrr... I won't be putting up a BIO, you wouldn't believe me anyway. I will confess that words are a passion for me, thus the lyrics link, so I will be adding quotes or bits and pieces of songs that make my heart sing and you are welcome to take and use anything that moves you. I've probably swiped them from somewhere anyway... so enjoy.

Embrace this moment... Remember we are eternal... All this pain is an illusion.

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardners who make our souls blossom"~Marcel Proust

“Grief shared is half grief. Joy shared is double.” ~ Proverb

"Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken."~Albert Camus

"A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory."

"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."~African Proverb