Monday, March 23, 2009

FMMonday, I am thankful

Kasey at All That is Good sponsors a Friend Making Monday. She make little challenges and then you link up to make new friends and find out little tid-bits about them. You post her challenge and then link to her site. Hopefully new friends will stop by. Read more about it on her blog.
Today I am suppose to list 10 things I am grateful for:

  • I am thankful that I caught my higher than normal blood sugar, before it turned into full blown diabetes. Maybe I can prevent it.
  • I am so glad I have a great friendship with my mom. She makes me laugh.
  • I am so thankful I have a good job in Elkhart county. Have you read about us in the national new. It was the first place President Obama spoke after his election.
  • I am so thankful to my grandparents for helping me through college. I am so blessed to work with special needs students.
  • I am thankful that Ballstate is offering courses in autism. It's such a high need area. Interesting too.
  • I am very grateful to my husband, he is my best friend.
  • I love my pups so very much.
  • I am so fortunate to have a home, health care, vehicles, and a sense of well-being.
  • I am thankful for all of my friends and co-workers.
  • I am thankful it is spring and a sign of rebirth.
Please join in for some fun and some new friends. That's what blogging is all about for me!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hooked on a Life Change

For the last couple of weeks I've been focused on my health. I am taking an on-line class and my eyes were very tired. I'm also 40+4. I thought I was "43" in January, but I am ^*&^*. I just can't bear to say it. However my body has decided to oh so kindly remind me that I am 44! There! I said it, and I doesn't make me feel any better.
Well back to my story. Went to the eye doctor. Yeah, new trendy glasses. Well not only did I get my new trendy glasses, I got the diagnosis of Cataracts. Now I'm saying WHAT I'M ONLY 44!
See how my attitude changed there? They are called Subcapsular Cataracts. They are usually caused by steroid use or diabetes. I don't have either issue I tell the Doctor... and she assures me healthy people can get them too. Now there was a little voice telling me, I should get my sugar tested... I am doctor phobic, by the way. So I called, made the appointment, was assured that the likely hood of me being even pre-diabetic was slim next to none. Or so we all thought, until last Wed. So tomorrow I start one pill a day, check my blood sugar one time a day, and change my life style. Then in a week I go to classes for diabetics. The life style change is a positive, and I know I can do it. But I still have this nagging feeling what if it doesn't work? Here's my goal, no pills by the end of July and 15 pounds lighter. Is it doable??? I pray it is. I know things could be much worse, but for me, this is the most I've faced with my health.
My mom makes my laugh, she tells me "think how upset you would be about the cataracts and sugar levels if you were only 43. lol, Thanks mom for making me smile.
Books I just got from my hooked on post last time Amazom . I didn't purchase any of the "miracle books" that will come from prayer and positive thinking.
Thank you Julie for hosting Hooked on Fridays. They are great fun. I love visiting all the posts.
You all have a great and health weekend.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fashions I Need...Want

I know I should be thinking about sandals. But I've wanted a pair of boots all winter. I love this pair and they are a great price. They are at Target

I really need and want this jean jacket. It's a great price too. I work in a school, and I never know if it's going to be warm or cold in my classroom, so I always layer. It's at Walmart.

I just discovered this Etsy shop called AdornMe Jewelry. I love this style and I really want these... LOL

  • Several new white Ts.
  • A pink fly away sweater, can't find one, but want one.
  • Rain Coat, Lands End has a cute one.
  • Couple new scarves to tie as belts.
  • Jean skirt, again Lands End.

What do you need, I mean want for Spring?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spring Is In The Air

I think it's wishful thinking in our area, but spring is coming. Twenty things I love about spring.

1- The dirty snow melts.
2- The rain cleans the earth.
3- Little buds peaking out of the ground.
4- The first signs of green on the trees. It's just that little hint of green.
5- The birds chirping in the morning.
6- The fresh smell of spring.
7- The excitement that's felt on the first few warm days. Everyone's outside.
8- Prepping the garden for annuals.
9- Sweet beautiful daffodils.
10- A crisp clean home.

11- The anticipation of our boat in the water.
12- Sunny mornings when I drive to work.
13- Spring Break, yes I'm a teacher.
14- Fleshly painted toes and sandals.
15- Long walks outside.

16- Seeing the pure delight of my pups playing outside.
17- Home improvements we planned all winter.
18- Fresh air and open windows.
19- My first siting of a cardinal.
20- The blessings of good health and a fresh new season.

I feel fortunate to live in an area that has all for seasons to the fullest. I love each one. What is your favorite season and why?