Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Earliest Memory

Palm trees galore!!

My earliest memory was when I was about three. It had to be about that age, because it was before we moved to Miami. Plus, the image was in black and white. I remember being in someone's apartment. Their living room. I see a couch, and a window to the right wall of where the couch is. Possibly a coffee table.

But the thing I remember clearly, was the song "Alfie," by Dionne Warwick was playing. So it had to have been in 1967, because that's when that version of the song came out. But if 1967 is when that song was released, that couldn't have been my first memory.

I have a slight memory of the neighborhood I lived in, in California. We moved to Miami in1966.

Now, I remember walking in to the house that I grew up in when we first arrived. There were three TALL palm trees in the front yard. And I remember the front bathroom. Apparently, someone didn't flush the toilet. After several uses! WELL!! Needless to say, I was not impressed at all with my new digs, and wanted to go back to California, IMMEDIATELY!!! It was much smaller than our old house. And I remember thinking, perhaps with the same words, "Oh no! This will NOT do!!"

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

What I Believe

Prayer. Conversations with God

I would describe myself as spiritual. I find being religious to limited. I don't want to be pegged to one faith. I study The Torah, The Holy Scriptures, The New Testament, The Holy Qur'an, and the teachings of Buddha. God is omnipresent and universal. Why should I hold myself to one belief and thought, when God reveals himself to so many different people in so many different ways?

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

200 Words, Real Fast

Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689

Once upon a time, there was a girl. A smart girl, but she was lost. Didn't know who she was. Didn't know where she was going. Didn't know the world. But, she was open. In her heart, and her mind. Not gullible, but open to possibilities.

She met two men. One she fell in love with physically and emotionally. The other, mentally. She had to make a decision, which one was she going to be with. It was difficult to decide, but she decided on the one who never let her down. The one whom satisfied her completely, but the other two did not know she was acquainted with, but had always been there for her.

She chose God. God never made her feel small. He always encouraged her to continue on. Didn't make her a thing to satisfy only him. Showed her the way to knowledge. Showed her the world, though she never left her home. Showed her his power without scaring her.

But most of all, he was secure. Strong. Mighty. Gentle. Highly intelligent.

He was real. And forever.

I'll always love him.

So, ladies, when your husband, lover, boyfriend, does not meet the requirements, turn to God. He is constant, and true. The man will never totally equal him. But if we lean towards God, he will fill in the gaps, and make us whole.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

What I'm Avoiding, EXERCISE!!


Exercising!! I don't know why, but I find the dumbest excuses for NOT doing it. Lord knows, I haven't seen my waist in twelve years. The strange thing is, I always feel better after doing it. I think I'm afraid to find out just what bad shape I'm in. Actually, I know already, but I know if I don't, I'll end up being one of those people in the grocery store in one of those motorized carts. I'm way too young for that. So, perhaps, without you all being ugly about it, someone can motivate me. I don't know, maybe something like, "Get you fat ass up, and give me ten crunches!"

Then again, don't say "fat ass."

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Weirdest Pet Peeve


My husband leaving the dish sponge in the sink, or in a dish, pot or glass that has dirty water. UUGGHH!!! Drives me CRAZY!!! Just wring out the sponge, and put it on the sponge dish on the counter, will ya?! I know it's him, because though my daughter doesn't like to do dishes, she put the sponge where it belongs. OOOOOHHH!! The thought of it makes me mad! He was in the kitchen today. Let me see where the sponge is.... oh, okay, he's safe!

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Friday, August 6, 2010

My Superhero's Special Power Is Reading Minds

If I were a superhero, I would want the ability to read people's minds. It's the one power that Jesus used that seemed to really freak people out, and also I would be one up on the criminals. Like, if I'm passing someone on the street, and they are thinking of robbing someone's house, I'd show up while they are doing the deed. Then, I'd get to kick their butts and foil the crime!! YEAH!!!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

The Movie That Moved Me Is "Seven Pounds"

I saw it during a really tough time in my life. My husband was very ill and in the hospital. We didn't know at the time what was wrong with him, and he almost died. But through the help of God, he pulled through. Anyway, I was going through that, taking care of our two children, and working. The movie was an emotional roller coaster. I cried for about fifteen minutes. It was sad, but the ending was uplifting and hopeful. My favorite line of the movie, which I use as a mantra is,"You never know who's watching you." Meaning, always be kind, because you never know who is watching you, and when that kindness will be repaid. It also let me know that karma is real.

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