#HollywoodGameNight #Laughs #Funny #Celebrities #GameShows #MyFav
(Continuing on the topic from yesterday of funny and comedy!) Combine 2 of my favorite things: comedy and game shows and what do you get? Hollywood Game Night! What's not to love? Fun, laughs, celebrities? A full hour of laughs and thought-provoking games! It's got it all! I love this show!
#HollywoodGameNight #Laughs #Funny #Celebrities #GameShows #MyFav
I love comedy and laughing. I have already posted a couple of things about the subject so far. And to be fair, if you read my other blog, I did warn you that things might be duplicated, lol! Tonight my brothers and their wives went to a Christian comic and had a blast. I, of course, was watching the little ones and loving it! I enjoy spending time playing with my nephews! I am grateful that my family got to have an evening of fun and that there are options for families and couples out there that are clean and decent.
A schedule! I need it to keep me on track! I have so many irons in the fire, so to speak, that I have to constantly remind myself where I need to be and when. I even have multiple alarms set on my phone. On Wednesdays for instance I have to be at my first family of the day at 9 am, and I am there until 2:15. My nephew is usually sleeping so I leave him there (his mom works from home) and I go to pick up child number 1 from my other family at her school. Then on to child number 2 from his school, then to their house for snack. Next on the agenda is to take child number 2 to a class he has after school. Child number 1 and I then go back to the first family and pick up my nephew, so his mom can attend a meeting, and take him with us to pick child number 2 up again and take them to their house again for homework. Once their mom comes home, my nephew and I return to his house to await my brother and his wife. So I'm usually out the door by 8:30 am and home again around 11:00 pm. It is my longest and busiest day and I couldn't do it without reminders and alarms.
be·lief biˈlēf/ noun
Belief! I am learning more and more about believing! I'm not perfect or even great at it yet, not by a long shot but I am trying and growing and finding out more about myself and my beliefs every day! Beliefs about God and His plan for me. Beliefs about my family, kids, marriage, business. Beliefs about my worth and goals and dreams. And I believe great things are in store for me and mine!
Since quitting sodas, water has become my favorite beverage! Ok, really it's my only beverage! I have never been a tea drinker, or coffee drinker, I can't stand the flavored water craze, and I have never had a sip of alcohol, so other than sodas there are few choices for daily hydration. I have been increasing my water intake over the recent years but on Oct. 7, 2013 I made the decision to stop drinking any sodas. I do drink juice with my supplements every morning but considering the sugar, even though it's natural, juice is not a great option for consistent fluid intake. So water it is!!! And I drink a lot of it! So I am thankful for water, for the fact like I like water and that I know the further I get away from my soda drinking the healthier I will be.
I am grateful for hugs! From family, friends, spouse, babies, etc..!!! A hug from someone you care about can change a bad day in an instant or make a good day great! A good long hug not only feels wonderful but is also beneficial to your health. It raises serotonin levels, strengthens the immune system, relaxes muscles, balances the nervous system, boosts self esteem, builds trust and elevates your mood! I love hugs and I am grateful for all I get!
I have been a babysitter/nanny for most of my life. From neighbors, to church friends, to cousins, to my siblings, to my nieces and nephews, to my granddaughter. I love watching kids. I'm good at it. Today I got to watch my newest nephew. He is so sweet and little. Although this is not an easy job, it is a fun job most of the time. I have those "why am I doing this" moments, don't we all, but this is what I am cut out to do. I hear so often from my friends, "I could never do your job!" And I feel the same way about their jobs. I enjoy getting on the floor and playing with the kids. I love cartoons and kid shows. And even when the kids throw fits and act up, I still know I'm doing something important and I am grateful for the trust that the parents put in me when they hand over their most valued little person!
I am a night owl. Always have been. My mom said I never slept as a baby or a child or a teen for that matter. And the pattern has continued. If I could choose, I would stay up all night and sleep all day. But sadly life is not that accommodating right now, so I have to try to sleep at night sometimes and arise early-ish in the morning. But tomorrow and most Saturdays I try to sleep in after I am up usually most of the night. So yay to sleeping in! I am grateful that I occasionally get to allow my body to live as it's designed! So I have some things left to do tonight and then it's time to sleep the morning away! So if you're going to try to reach me tomorrow, try to wait until after noon :)
Yes there is! So why do words escape me today then? I have so much that I am thankful for but sometimes I feel this blog post needs to be an inspirational piece or a revelation or a pick me up. Can I be grateful for the air I breath, sleeping in this morning, my puppies that are asleep on my lap as I try to type around them, or something as simple as my mind being blank because that means I'm not stressing about anything right now at this moment? I hope you all don't find some of these days confusing or mundane. I hope this blog is encouraging for someone out there. If it is, would you leave a comment and let me know? Thank you!
You! I am grateful for you, my readers! I appreciate you! And although the purpose for this blog, as well as my other one, is to express my gratitude to God and express my feelings on some random subjects, whether anyone reads them or not, I am thankful that a few of you out there are interested enough to read and like and even share sometimes. I hope that my words and thoughts bless you in some way. So thank you! It means a lot and I am truly blessed!
It reached 56 degrees today!!!! It was so warm and sunny and such a welcome sight! It was nice to get some hope of spring's arrival! Tomorrow is suppose to be almost as nice. We needed this break. Winter had hung on too long! So I plan to enjoy the warmer temps and sunshine. Around here you never really know when winter will sneak back in.
I'm grateful for dreams! I have plenty but one big one! And I am trusting, believing, waiting and expecting it to come true. I am claiming, speaking, focusing, visualizing, and doing all the things I should be doing right along with working towards that dream! Every day is one day closer and I am ready! God is a giver and fulfiller of dreams! Thank you, God that You are making mine come true!
Usually Sunday is laundry day around here. I can sometimes get it accomplished on Saturday but it is usually put off until I get home from church. These days with just the two of us here we don't have as much laundry as we used to when the kids were here. And my husband now wear uniforms provided by his work (and they have a laundry service! yes!) so we have even less than we did a couple of years ago. So although I am only doing 1-3 loads per week as apposed to 5-6 I used to do I am very grateful for my washer and dryer! They are old but they are hanging in there and I am glad I don't have to beat the clothes with a rock down by the river! Or go to a laundromat!
I am grateful for the many tools I have that help me be productive. The past two days I have been on Skype with my sister a total of 15 hours editing my mom's new book. I was suppose to be in TN with her the past two weekends but due to the weather we had to postpone. But we were determined to get some progress made. So thanks to computers, internet, Skype, screen sharing, and cell phones we were able to accomplish a part of our goal. And I think we might have completed the goal if I had been able to go, but I am grateful for the progress that was made and the tools that helped us achieve it.
So of course today's post has to be about love! It's Valentine's Day after all! Although my day was spent online Skyping with my sister while editing my mom's new book. We had fun, were very productive and I do love my sister! Romance had to take a backseat because of deadlines and goals to meet. And the fact that my husband has a cold and really didn't feel well helped to make the decision to postpone any celebrating. But that's what love is about, right? Compromise, flexibility, concern, commitment, adjusting your schedule for the needs of others. And besides Feb 14th isn't the only day we should celebrate love for another anyways!
So my trip to see my sister has been postponed, or shall we say, canceled again. I am sad but in keeping with the theme of gratefulness and thanksgiving, I'm going to profess that I am grateful for not getting to go because there is some reason why I shouldn't I guess. I don't know it yet and might not ever, and this is now the second time I haven't been able to go and it will be a while before our schedules will work out for us to try again. So for whatever reason is keeping me from heading to TN I am trusting God and being grateful that He is in control and it will all work out!
Wednesday, Hump Day, Mid-Week, whatever you want to call it, today is it. We are half way to Friday, almost the weekend. All down hill from here, smooth sailing! For me Wednesdays are the longest day of my week. I enjoy them though. I nanny for both my families and I am usually leaving the house by 8:45 am and getting home around 10:30 pm. There is a lot of driving on Wednesdays, picking up, dropping off, in and out of car seats and schools and houses. But I do it and I am thankful for my jobs, my kids, my families and all that comes with it!
Once again I am using that handy little calendar to backdate my post. I have had so much going on and have to prioritize things and this blog is one thing I can set aside temporarily until I get a minute to update it. So I am grateful that I am so busy because it means I have things to do, that I have 2 nanny jobs with kids I love, that I have a life and family that I spend time with and a business that I run that I am so passionate about. All these things keep me going and going but it is all worth it and God is blessing me everyday with strength, health and energy to live it all.
Every once in a while the boredom of everyday life is interrupted by a 'whaaaaat'?!? Some of them are interesting, some are funny and some are not wanted. Today's moment came when I was searching for a pic or an idea for this blog post. I have quite a large photo collection, some of it on my desktop, some on my laptop, some on my 2 external hard drives and quite a few in my dropbox online due in part to the feature set up to automatically upload ANY pic I take with my phone. Which is good I guess in case I lose my phone or it crashes. But it uploads every single one! Even ones I take and then delete right away because I didn't like. They are all there and there are quite a few so I don't go through the folder much unless I'm looking for something specific. That is changing! So in looking for an idea I ran across some pics I didn't recognize. Lots of pics I didn't recognize. Pics of a family at Christmas, their new jeep, their new motorcycle, some selfies of the mom, (all clean and decent, thank you God!) and a few videos also. They have some cute kids and some good pics and I hate the fact that the mom probably thinks her pics are uploaded and backed up somewhere. And they are, they're just on my account! So I have sent an email to dropbox, I have shared a few on my facebook page and am hoping someone knows this family and I can forward their pics back to them if they need them since I have changed my password and hopefully they don't have access to my account anymore! Here is a pic or two, if you know this family please contact me. Thanks! And you might want to check your own folder? If you have any of mine, let me know!
I've been grateful for silence and music so far but tonight I am grateful for a new sound in music. I have been researching 528 Hz. If you are interested in more information research the Solfeggio Frequencies. It is an old way of tuning instruments to a frequency that our bodies are more in harmony with that benefits us when we listen to it. I am just learning about it and it takes some getting used to the different tones and sounds but before long you don't even know they're playing. I'm grateful for new discoveries, or old discoveries rather. And so my research continues...
Faith, even when it doesn't look like it.
Even when in fact it looks opposite.
Faith in spite of circumstances.
Faith the size of a grain of mustard seed.
Don't you love those moments that something just clicks? Lately I have been having a few of these. Through research, discussions and talks with others I have been realizing some interesting new views about life, water, music, just to name a few. I think it's important to always try to learn and grow. And when revelations come I'm really grateful for them and it makes me even more eager to keep searching.
Water! Since I quit drinking soft drinks of any kind back on Oct 7, 2013 my only choice of beverage is water. I have never been a tea or coffee drinker and even if I was, they both need water as well. I don't like the flavored waters either. It has to be pure water. Lately I have begun to appreciate water even more as I research and discover many other things that water helps us with and the capabilities that water has for all of us. Since our bodies are made up of over 70% water I think it is very important and I am grateful for access to pure, clean drinking water plus the research and knowledge to use it to be healthier!
For some very interesting research on water check out this link!
For a longer more in depth look at the experiment, click here.
Today I am grateful that I made it home safe and sound. We have snow and ice around here and there were several slick spots on my travels today. I'm grateful for peace and safety while driving. I pray that even though it was snowing again when I was on my way home that the roads will be clear in the morning. Amen!
Power! (Enter maniacal laugh here) No really I mean power, electricity, juice, utilities, voltage, current, whatever you call it, I'm grateful for it tonight. Due to the ice and snow storm many in our area are without power tonight. Our lights went out for 1 second. Just long enough to reset the clocks and satellite box, but that is very little inconvenience compared to others. I really appreciate all the men and women out there tonight working to keep our power on and keep us safe and warm. Thank you and I pray you get to go home soon! (On a side note: My trip to TN is postponed until next week. :( Not happy but at least I'll still get to see my sister soon.)