Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Something To Make A Mama Smile About

This was a "Love Note" my precious Alexis gave me on Monday and I tell ya it has made my day and so far my week! I have it where I can see it and remind myself that I am loved and appreciated by my little girl and no one had to help her or tell her those things as she did this note all on her own.

What also makes this "Love note" special is this was one of her very first notes she has gave me that actually meant something regardless a few mispelled words and grammar mistakes. So I will cherish this note for ever if all possible. :)

**Every Parent should get a love note from their child once awhile regardless how it done or made as long it is made by their heart. :) **

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Earth Day Every Day!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I am my own boss

I got to remember...

No one can tell me what to do but me! And not to worry what others think of me. I have to starting to trust in ME and do what I believe in MY heart. And others will just have to understand if not...they will have to get over it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Thought Of Day for Wednesday April 16th...

Footprints of God

I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets
of footprints in the sand,
one belonging to me
and one to my Lord.

When the last scene of my life shot before me
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
There was only one set of footprints.
I realized that this was at the lowest
and saddest times of my life.
This always bothered me
and I questioned the Lord
about my dilemma.

“Lord, you told me when I decided to follow You,
You would walk and talk with me all the way.
But I'm aware that during the most troublesome
times of my life there is only one set of footprints.
I just don't understand why, when I needed You most,
You leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child,
I love you and will never leave you
never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints
it was then that I carried you.”

Margaret Fishback Powers

One of my favorite poems and inspirational stories to keep me going each day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Why Trees Whisper

Why Trees Whisper

Estonian Legend
Retold by Anne Pellowski

In the early days of earth, not long after the trees were created and humans were forced to leave Paradise to work, a man went out to the forest to cut wood. The first tree he came to was a pine tree. But as soon as the man lifted the axe he heard a voice cry out.

"Don't strike me. Can't you see the sticky tears that are already coming out of my body? If you hit me it will bring you bad luck."

The man did not indeed see the sticky sap coming from the several cuts in the tree trunk, so he moved on farther into the forest. He came to a spruce tree and again raised his axe. But the spruce tree protested.

"Don't cut me down. You will find me of little use for my wood is twisted and knotty."

Unhappily, the man went on until he came to an alder tree. Once more he raised his axe to strike but the alder shrieked at him.

"Be careful that you don't wound me. Whenever I am cut, blood runs from my heart. It will stain my wood and your axe blood red."

The man went no farther but called out to God.

"How am I to get wood to make fire and to build shelter? Every tree I meet cries out and pleads that I not cut it down."

God took pity on the man and said: "Return to the forest. I will see that hence forth no tree will talk back or contradict you."

The man did as he was told and this time no tree spoke to him. None protested as he cut down to make shelter and to make a fire.

The trees were not happy about this. They dared not complain aloud to God. Instead, they began to whisper softly, each time a person entered their domain in the forests. If you approach a group of trees anywhere, you can still hear them softly whispering to each other. They are gently complaining about their poor treatment at the hands of humans.

For more information on this poem go here:

I picked this poem today due too what I found outside of my window upstairs neighbors apparently had orders by my landlord to take down three trees and/or bushes from the front yard. And I totally do not understand why accept for maybe for one tree. Now, when I look out my window all I see is one tree/greenry left on now our dirt hill. :( And all I thought was why would they cut down perfect trees that did no wrong and added some green to our place and even a home to many birds who do come on by on my busy city street. It broke my heart to see some of those birds later on pirching on my porch rail and my roof top chripping away confused and/or wondering what happened to their home(s).

I believed The Trees were whispering to my neighbors as they were chopping them down.

My Thought Of Day for Monday April 14th...

This is my thought of the day for Monday because I am going through something right now where someone that I thought I could trust..I caught lying to me not only once but on several occassions and she calls herself as my friend lol...

This is "Liar" by the Cranberries


Say it if you want to and say it if you will
But if you don’t say what you are thinkin’
No, I won’t take too kindly to it.

And all I want is something special,
And you can’t give it to me,
And all you do is lie to me,
’cause you’re a liar, liar, liar.

I will run, I will fight,
I will take you through the night lie, lie, liar,
I will run, I will fight,
I will take you through the night lie, lie, liar...

Say it if you want to,
And say it if you choose
But if you don’t say what you are thinkin’
No I won’t take too kindly to it

When all I want is something different
And you could’t give it to me
And all you do is lie to me
So you’re a liar, liar, liar.

I will run, I will fight,
I will take you through the night lie, lie, liar,
I will run, I will fight,
I will take you through the night lie, lie, liar...

I’ll fight you, I’ll fight you
I’m fighing you
Liar, liar, liar
You know you’re a liar,

Breaking News: We Got A Loose Tooth!

You Read that right, we got a loose tooth in the house LOL. Only problem, the mouth the tooth is currently in is freaking out! The owner of the tooth is afraid that she'll bleed to death or will swallow her tooth in her sleep and/or will swallow her tooth while eating. Her poor mother is trying to consult her by telling her she won't swallow her tooth in her sleep because her tooth "just won't fall out" and a little blood won't hurt her. But oh my, you would the think it is end of the world! Loosing a tooth for the first time should be an exciting and a memorable moment in a child's and a parent's life not a nightmare lol. She is getting better on the third day of the loosey Toothy but she insisted on packing her lunch because it will be easier on her poor tooth. She been praying to Jesus/God to not let her tooth hurt and bleed and not fall out in her sleep so she won't have to worry about swallowing it and thanks to God he has been answering her prayers. ;) But I tell ya, once this tooth finally does come out it will be much less of a stressful place here lol.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Week of Stress!

Monday: Start of the Stress Week, and waiting for long week ahead..Also found out that my gas will be terminated on Friday! So I was told to call an agency to help me pay my bill ASAP..they offered! They told me to meet with them Thursday at 10AM the day before the shut off day-talk about stressful.

Tuesday: Had the Section 8 orientation and found out what is expected of me and what needs to be done to my rental in order for it to pass section 8. And I start to panic since my landlord does have a lot to do and the deadline is May 6th. Also my parents had a big arguement about this hearing I have to go to about my ex-PCA gettin unemployment-they think I told them I did not want her get it and I just don't want her to have it because of our no it is because she QUIT and had bad work ethics and is saying I had her do things that was not required of that is not true either. So, I am the bad person now in my parents eyes.

Wednesday: I find out more information about the hearing I have to go to from my ex-PCA - she tells me she thought I fired her because of her daughter for not waking up so that is why she no...I told her...her was job was was on the line...BIG DIFFERENCE!

Thursday: I totally forgot to go to an appointment to make arrangements to pay my gas bill to prevent it from getting shut off! But thank goodness I can go tomorrow and the gas company gave me an extension until next week!

Friday: 9am: Appointment about my gas and TGIF is all I say right now!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Talk about the Worst Walk/Ride Ever

Ok long story short...I found out today my wheelchair battery is going bad and need a new one but I figured going around the block won't be a bad thing to do so Alexis and I decided to walk/ride around our block, well just say we never made it all the around it before I got stuck in "pot hole" in the sidewalk and a good Samaritan came by and pulled me out of it and I turned myself around to head back home because my battery detector went from one bar gone too all bars gone except for one! In matters of seconds. Alexis was not happy and was being difficult (she was also walking her dolly in a stroller). I felt bad that I had to cut our walk short but still, my main concern was, am I going make it back to the house okay? And worse, up my stupid driveway, I have problems going up it as it is with the peebles/stones in it with full charged battery but with one bar to no power-good grief!

Well sure enough we get to my driveway and I get stuck in my stones and Alexis tried but NOTHING. So my only hope now is asking foe help from my wonderful neighbors from upstairs (who once told me if I ever need anything or get stuck call them-they will be glad to help!) So, I call them, hoping someone, anyone would be home, and sure enough, the husband does answer the phone (sigh of relief) so I let him know I am stuck in the driveway because my battery in my w/c is giving me problems and if there was anyone up there who could help me out....and this was his response....

"WELL NONE OF THE KIDS ARE HOME RIGHT NOW" I was in my response was..."So does this mean, I have to call my Mother and have her drive all the way here and get unstuck?" And his response back was "Yeah I guess so" And MY response to that was "WELL THANKS!" and I hung up on him!

I could not believe he had the nerve to just let me and Alexis stay out there like that and freeze! It was 35 degress out there and no I did not call my mom I ended up using my feet and going backwards in my wheelchair all the up the driveway into my house PISSED OFF!

And don't worry I am telling the landlord about the troubles im having with the driveway and how his tentants were going to let me stay out and freeze to death! And not give a damn.

Alexis' showing off a Sea Shell Collection & More

Alexis helped her grandma go her seashell collection plus other stuff her grandparents collected whent to Hawaii and/or Florida years ago. And in return she got enjoy looking at all these neat things....

Her with Hawaii Lava:

Her holding a Seahorse:

With a Starfish:

With a cocanut:

Listening to the Ocean:

And her grandma told her she was allowed ONE seashell but ended up with this instead:

Her Homemade SeaShell Box with some seashells and lava with coral too. ;)