Sunday, December 31, 2006

Entry for January 01, 2007


Time for New Beginnings. . . . . . . . . .

"This is a time for reflection as well as celebration.

As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life,

Remember each experience for the good that has come of it and for the knowledge you have gained.

Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached.

Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought.

Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears.

And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come.

Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings and the celebration of life."

- Taylor Addison

Friday, December 29, 2006

Entry for December 30, 2006


To Start A New Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

"A new year is unfolding—like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.

Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good—with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.

As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope that all things can be possible—with Your help and guidance."

- anonymous

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Entry for December 28, 2006

Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you've always wanted to do but couldn't find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you don't think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You'll look ten years younger. Don't be afraid to say, 'I love you'. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.

- Ann Landers

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Entry for December 25, 2006

Christmas gift suggestions:

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.

- Oren Arnold

Peace on earth will come to stay,
When we live Christmas every day.

- Helen Steiner Rice

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.

- Harlan Miller

Every time we love,

every time we give,

it's Christmas.

- Dale Evans

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Entry for December 24, 2006

A Nurse’s Christmas

"T’was the night before Christmas, and all thru the floor

Lasix was given, filling the foleys galore.

Stockings were worn to prevent emboli,

they came in two sizes, knee and thigh high.

The patients were nestled half-assed in their beds,

while visions of stool softeners danced in their heads.

We in our scrubs, and they in their gowns,

Fashions created to hide extra pounds.

When down in the ER it became such a zoo,

they called with admissions for me and for you.

They’re coming, they’re going, and they’re all looking the same.

My patience for patients is starting to wane.

Now call lights are ringing, the patient 400 pounds,

says - "Didn’t get my pericare, now send my nurse down."

And now delegation seems the best plan,

We try to send others, to the needs of this man.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But Santa himself and 8 tiny reindeer.

He says he comes from Central Supply,

To bring us LR, NS, and D5.

The doctors then scribbled what no one could read,

Orders for patients, to measure their pee.

We try to decipher illegible words, orders for patients,

to guaiac their turds.

The new shift arriving, our day is not through.

How did stool and emesis get in my shoe?

We give them report and pass on the facts,

And tell them of duoderm lining all cracks.

And the nurses exclaim as they limp out of sight,

"Ativan to them all, and to all good night!!!"

- unknown

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Entry for December 22, 2006



Merry Christmas

May the Good Lord

fulfill you with his promises

and bestow on you His many blessings......

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Entry for December 20, 2006


Remember this December,

that love weighs more than gold!

- Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Entry for December 17, 2006



Blessed is the season

which engages the whole world

in a conspiracy of love.

 ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Entry for December 13, 2006

Bless us Lord, this Christmas,

with quietness of mind;

Teach us to be patient

               and always to be kind.           

  ~Helen Steiner Rice

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Entry for December 11, 2006


To me every hour of the day and night

is an unspeakably

 perfect miracle.

                                                           ~ Walt Whitman

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Entry for December 10, 2006


The friendship that can cease

has never been real.

~Saint Jerome


Entry for December 10, 2006


The friendship that can cease

has never been real.

~Saint Jerome


Friday, December 8, 2006

Entry for December 09, 2006


Always remember to forget

the things that made you sad,

but never forget to remember

the things that made you glad.   

                                                                                            ~Victor Borge

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Entry for December 07, 2006



Never apologize for showing feeling.

When you do so,

you apologize for the truth.     

  ~Benjamin Disraeli

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Entry for December 04, 2006


The world is too dangerous

for anything but truth

and too small

           for anything but love.               

                                ~William Sloane Coffin

Friday, December 1, 2006

Entry for December 02, 2006

If the only prayer

you ever say in life

is "Thank you". . . 

......that is enough.

                  - Meister Eckert

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Entry for November 30, 2006



"If your baby is "beautiful and perfect,

never cries or fusses,

sleeps on schedule and burps on demand,

an angel all the time,"

you're the grandma."

                                                             - Theresa Bloomingdale

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Entry for November 29, 2006



        "Be a fountain, not a drain"

                                                    ~ Rex Hudler

Monday, November 27, 2006

Entry for November 28, 2006

Age is just such an incredible blessing,
the softening and the rounding of corners.
And the sort of meat-tenderizing effects of aging.
Like being a stone in the river – the sanding down of the sharp edges.

                                                                                       - Anne Lamott

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Entry for November 27, 2006

"The one thing that matters is the effort."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Entry for November 24, 2006


The longest journey starts with a single step.

                                                             - Lao Tse

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Entry for November 23, 2006



This Thanksgiving day I have so much to be Thankful for that I just had to say so.  My family is a blessing - from my Mother and my sisters and their families (including my nephew) - to my children and their families (their In-laws are a wonderful blessing to me) - My grandchilden (the two precious ones now and the one on the way).  I am so thankful.  I am thankful too, for the time we had with the family we have lost. They stay with me in heart.

I am thankful for my friends, both old and new, the ones I see all the time and the ones I haven't seen in a long time.  They are all great people and it is a positive thing in my life.  My on line friends are a blessing too - the ones I have seen in person and the ones I haven't but hope to someday. They enrich my life in so many ways.

This beautiful world we live in -  What a blessing!

How I pray that everyone has blessings like these!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 20, 2006

So much!!!!!!!!!!!


So much has been given to me,

I have not time to ponder over

that which has been denied.

                                                                                          - Helen Keller 

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Entry for November 19, 2006



I cannot even imagine

where I would be today were it not

for that handful of friends

who have given me a heart full of joy.

    Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.    

                                                                         - Charles R. Swindoll

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Entry for November 08, 2006


"You must live in the present,

launch yourself on every wave,

find your eternity in each moment.

Fools stand on their island of

opportunities and look

toward another land.

There is no other land;

there is no other life but this."



Henry David Thoreau


Sunday, October 29, 2006

Entry for October 30, 2006



"The simplest toy,

one which even the

youngest child can operate,

is called a grandparent."

                                         - Sam Levenson

Friday, October 27, 2006

Entry for October 28, 2006



"Use those talents you have.

You will make it. You will give

joy to the world. Take this tip

from nature: The forest would be

a very silent place if no birds

sang except those who sang best."

                             - Bernard Meltzer

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Entry for October 23, 2006



 Make every day count.

Appreciate every moment

and take from those moments

 everything that you possibly can,

for you may never be able

  to experience them again.



Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Life and Love...



Life is a journey

and it is love

that makes that journey worthwhile.

- unknown

Sunday, October 8, 2006

Entry for October 09, 2006

"The grass is not, in fact, always greener

on the other side of the fence. Fences have

nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest

where it is watered.   When crossing over

fences, carry water with you and tend the

grass wherever you may be."

- Robert Fulghum

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Entry for October 01, 2006




Trust me without questioning ~~~

 Need me without demanding ~~~

Want me without restrictions ~~~

 Accept me without change ~~~

Desire me without inhibitions.....


*thanks to my friend Jerry for this quotation.....

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Entry for September 25, 2006

When just being together

is more important than what you do, 

you are with a friend.            


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Entry for September 20, 2006

Walls for the wind,
And a roof for the rain,
And drinks beside the fire -
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire!
- Irish Blessing

Monday, September 18, 2006

Entry for September 19, 2006


Don't cry because it's over;

smile because it happened.


Sunday, September 17, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006


We could learn a lot from crayons:
some are sharp, some are pretty,
some are dull, some have weird names,
and all are different colors....but
they all exist very nicely in the same box.

- unknown

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

You don't need a pill....

You don't need a pill to expand your mind -
the highs of life are found in love and joy, marriage,
the birth of a child, a new puppy, the hand of a friend,
or a kind word in the dark.
- Sylvia Browne

Monday, September 11, 2006

Love, like sunshine...

Love, like sunshine,
warms every moment...
brightens every day...

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Anytime is the right time
for a hug.
~unknown (but I agree)

Saturday, September 9, 2006


The heart that loves is always young.
~ Greek Proverb

Friday, September 8, 2006

Sunday, September 3, 2006


You cannot perceive beauty, but with a serene mind.

- Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, September 2, 2006


Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves.
- James M. Barrie

Friday, September 1, 2006

It is not how


"It is not how much we do,

but how much love we put in the doing.

It is not how much we give,

but how much love we put in the giving."

-Mother Teresa

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Your business...

If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.
- Horace Traubel

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


We can better appreciate
the miracle of a sunrise
if we have waited in darkness.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau